Sunday, December 8, 2013

Situation for workers in Thailand at a crossroad

With the social conflict pausing for the King’s birthday holiday, the issues behind the recent social upheavals have not been resolved. The anti government alliance is a reactionary movement that is actively trying to force a new military coup. At this stage it is unlikely because the present ‘Red Shirt’ government headed by Yingluck Shinawatra has an understanding with the Thai army. The progressive forces within the original Red Shirts, including worker and union activists, have so far been sidelined in this fight between factions of the ruling elite. Meanwhile, activists remain in jail due to Article 112, Lese Majeste.

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