Organising space in Thailand keeps shrinking

This week, two separate cases has highlighted the level of repression that now exists in Thailand. Sulak Sivaraksa, a renowned Buddhist and academic, is facing possible Lese Majeste charges for a comment over an elephant duel that is alleged to have happened in 1593. In the industrial belt of the town of Prachinburi, around 2,000 workers employed by the auto parts manufacturer Y-Tec, are engaged in a vicious struggle in their attempts to form an independent union. The campaign to abolish the repressive Lese Majeste law is continuing to grow, with supporters both inside Thailand and internationally.

Free all political prisoners in Thailand! Abolish Article 112! End the military dictatorship!