Thailand

In the mirror - Krailat

Kon Krailat's short fiction about an alienated male sex worker.

The railway hamlet - Chaiwat

Chatcharin Chaiwat's short fiction about the gruesome workplace death of a Thai railway worker and the identifical fate of his son years later.

Before reaching the stars - Wanlyangkun

Wat Wanlyangkun's 1975 short fiction about a Thai mother following the assassination of her student activist son. Included is an introduction by the late Benedict Anderson.

The 14 October 1973 Thai uprising

Street battle during the uprising

A short overview of the successful uprising in Thailand following a wave of wildcat strikes which toppled the military dictatorship and forced the introduction of democratic elections.

2010: Burmese Migrant Workers Strike

Burmese workers in Khon Kaen struck against abuses by their employer who exploited their immigration status.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (June 2014)

Striking workers outside the Li Kyant Footwear Factory in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during June 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (May 2014)

Workers protest on 1st of May in Rangoon, Myanmar

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during May 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (April 2014)

Workers at a shoe factory supplying many global brands on strike in China

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during April 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (March 2014)

Students opposed to a trade deal with China occupy the Taiwanese parliament

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Thais failed effort to corner rice market

Thailand's failure to corner rice market

As late as 2010, Thailand was the biggest exporter of rice, but in 2008 an attempt to corner the world rice market (much like the Hunt Brothers had tried to do with silver in the 1970s) failed miserably. Part of the current crisis in Thailand is due to Yingluck Shinawatra's role in this scheme.