National Sections of the L5I:

Thailand

The political crisis in Thailand: pseudo-Democrats reaching for power

The political crisis in Thailand: pseudo-Democrats reaching for power Read more...

Bangkok is burning: The lessons of Thailand

A tense stand off has ended in bloody defeat for the Red Shirts. Simon Hardy examines the failure of the movement to defeat the government in Thailand Read more...

Red Shirts facing assault from the army in Bangkok protest

The Red Shirts encampment in Bangkok is faced with the might of the Thai army as the government declares a "free fire zone" in the city centre Read more...

Militant struggle in Thailand as anti government protesters clash with the army

Events in Bangkok reveal a revolutionary situation is unfolding in the country writes Simon Hardy Read more...

Thailand: A revolutionary situation

The struggle is not just between red and yellow shirts, but between opposing class forces. Sean Ambler argues that the workers and peasants can forge their own solution to the crisis Read more...

Thai airport besieged by Royalist protesters

Protesters led by the right wing People's Alliance for Democracy have occupied Bangkok's main airport and demanded the resignation of prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, having brought down a government earlier this year and played a role in the 2006 coup that brought down former prime minister Thaksin. Read more...

Thailand: throw out the generals

While the PAD leadership of Thaksin’s ex-friends, Bhuddists monks, monarchists and various bits of the ruling class, have welcomed the coup, it is clearly an attack on all democratic rights and especially on the workers’ and peasants’ movements Read more...

Thailand: Neither Thaksin or the military

Six months of mass mobilisations have paralysed Thai politics. Another inconclusive election was held on 22 April, the second in the month, after Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra stepped down from office earlier in the month. Read more...