[Marxism] Thailand: Red Shirt democratic movement faces armed might of the ruling elites | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Apr 13 17:33:11 MDT 2009


By *Giles Ji Ungpakorn*, Turn Left Thailand

April 13, 2009 -- For the fourth time in forty years, troops have opened 
fire on pro-democracy demonstrators in Bangkok. Each time, the aim has 
been the same: to protect the interests of the conservative elites who 
have run Thailand for the past 70 years.

For those watching the cold-blooded murder by soldiers on the streets of 
Bangkok, it may be tempting just to assume that the present chaos is 
merely about different coloured T-shirts and supporters of different 
political parties, as though they were mirror images of each other. This 
is not the case.

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