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What lies below should stay below

Saturday July 13, 2019

Fearing an environmental crisis that could end their traditional way of life, a local protest group in Sakon Nakhon is fighting against a Chinese mining project.

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“Special but not special”: View of local farmers on Mukdahan’s special economic zone

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Local people's demands for development in Mukdahan's Don Tan district are at odds with the development of a special economic zone in the province.

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Restore the rights of unfairly criminalized villagers in the Sai Thong National case

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Manushya Foundation and the ThaiBusiness & Human Rights Network call on the Thai authorities to drop all charges against the 14 residents of Sab Wai village in the Sai Thong national park case.

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How to solve Thailand’s local waste management crisis

Sunday July 07, 2019

An expert view on how to solve local communities' waste management crisis by creating incentives for recycling.

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A talk with Thanom Chapakdee, the curator pushing Isaan’s new art movement

Saturday July 06, 2019

Thanom Chapakdee, the curator behind last year’s alternative art festival “Khonkaen Manifesto”, talks about his plan to shake up Thailand’s art scene with a new center that will officially open in Khon Kaen city next year.

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226 civil society groups urge government to drop charges against Chaiyaphum forest community

Thursday July 04, 2019

International civil society organizations urge the government to drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders from Chaiyaphum's Sab Wai village.

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China’s hunger for minerals stirs resistance in rural Thailand

Sunday June 30, 2019

Chinese efforts to obtain a cheap source of a crop-boosting mineral are raising fears of an environmental crisis among farming communities in Thailand.

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Perched on a poison treasure

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Communities in Sakon Nakhon province fear China’s investment in potash mining could imperil agriculture and the environment. A photo story by Visarut Sankham.

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“You can’t sell Indian food here!” – The Lives of South Asians in Khon Kaen

Sunday June 23, 2019

South Asians of diverse backgrounds are making unique impacts on the city’s cultural landscape and changing local perceptions through daily interactions.

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Recollections of Camp Ramasun: Life with Udon Thani GIs

Saturday June 22, 2019

At the remains of a former US military base in Udon Thani once called Ramasun Station, two locals tell stories of what life was like when the city was bustling with American GIs.

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