(WSWS) – At least 10 people have been killed and 125 wounded over the past two days after the Thai military sealed off all access to the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) protest site in the Ratchaprasong commercial district of Bangkok. Three journalists—two Thai reporters and a Canadian cameraman—were seriously injured. Continue reading
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“We are being surrounded. We are being crushed. The soldiers are closing in on us. This is not a civil war yet, but it’s very, very cruel,” Weng Tojirakarn, a protest leader, told The Associated Press.
(HuffingtonPost) – Thai troops fired bullets at anti-government protesters, and explosions thundered in the heart of Bangkok on Friday as an army push to clear the streets and end a two-month political standoff sparked clashes that have killed eight and wounded 101.
As night fell, booming explosions and the sound of gunfire rattled around major intersections in the central business district. Local TV reported that several grenades hit a shopping center and elevated-rail station. Plumes of black smoke hung over the neighborhood as tires burned in eerily empty streets while onlookers ducked for cover. Continue reading
(TimesOnline) – Nine people were killed and more than 400 wounded after violence broke out between protesters and security forces in Bangkok. Continue reading
(TimesOnline) – Up to 50,000 security personnel were deployed in and around Bangkok yesterday to prevent demonstrators paralysing the city this weekend and toppling the Government. Continue reading
(NYT) – Every day, the critical December summit in Copenhagen grows closer. All agree that climate change is an existential threat to humankind. Yet agreement on what to do still eludes us. Continue reading
We have learned from an intelligence source from a NATO country that elements of the CIA have coordinated their activities with top Gulf state officials who have been connected to “Al Qaeda” networks that have planned and financed various terrorist attacks. Continue reading
Thailand’s ousted prime minister called for a revolution Sunday after rioting erupted in the capital, with protesters commandeering public buses and swarming triumphantly over military vehicles in unchecked defiance after the government declared a state of emergency. Continue reading
As we watch the result of our western banking system of credit bring us to our kness, one must wonder what the motivation behind the behaviour of the thai police was yesterday when they hurled grenades into a 30,000 crowd strong crowd, in theory to assist in dispersing them.