Posts Tagged ‘crisis in Thailand’

The Latest Howard Monath Dispatch From Bangkok

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Via facebook
Pictures by Howard Monath

Q: Want to wrap up?

A: Let me write a wrap-up in a few days (middle of week or so). The curfew ends today, I can start going out to talk to a few people. A lot of  ‘experts’ expect this to turn into a series of guerilla attacks , but now there is a very uneasy calm. Also, the Thai government has been arresting foreigners who they say were “outside agitators.” One English bloke is facing a possible death penalty for ‘exhorting’ the crowd to burn down the Central World Mall.
5 hours ago [8:37 a.m. EST]

Edited for style

Bangkok Crisis – About 11:50 A.M. EST

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

By Howard Monath
Via Facebook

[10:47 P.M. Update: “The fires are still burning in Bangkok, things are pretty brazen; a lot of the crowds seem to support the Reds who slip in and out with impunity, This is civil war, people who are on different sides live in the same block. The elderly and children have gone to the Temples which have been declared sanctuaries by the Thai government, but at night the Red Shirt fighters use the temples has havens.”]

Central World. Picture by Howard Monath


Howard Monoth, the Barricades in Bangkok: “I’m out of there”

Sunday, May 16th, 2010


Is the WORD’s Howard Monath Ready to Dance with the Grim Reaper?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Thai Premier Rescinds Offer for Early Election: Spokesman –,, Thailand’s prime minister said he would no longer offer antigovernment protesters a compromise, including an early election, reducing chances that a negotiated settlement to the two-month political standoff would be found.
Yesterday at 1:25pm


Bangkok Crisis — Howard Monath’s Latest Report

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Monath, bivouacked with the Red Shirts

By Howard Monath
Via Facebook
Picture by Howard Monath

The Red Shirts just announced that they will only disband if the deputy prime minister agrees to face criminal charges relating to the April 10th death of 20 civilians…like that’s ever going to happen. this does not bode well for a peaceful resolution.

12:17 p.m. EST

Howard Monath Updates About Bangkok Crisis

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Via facebook
A number of postings dating back to Friday, May 7.

Howard Monath Responding to Reports by BBC America Yesterday Evening

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Via facebook [to HM yesterday evening]
BBC America, 15 minutes ago [about 6 p.m., EST], said that the Red Shirts were mulling over an offer but were not enthusiastic about the November elections that the Prime Minister pitched to them.

Monath Replies today:

Howard Monath in Bangkok, Talking About Bucky

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

This latest thread started with HM posting this picture and writing, "Somewhere Bucky is smiling." - Picture by Howard Monath

Who’s Bucky?

Fly in the Ointment [A Few Minutes After the Previous Howard Monath Post]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Via facebook
2 minutes ago [12:25 EST]

Funny, it seems counter intuitive, but the closer you are to a story and the more access you have , like here with the Thai Red Shirts, the more you rely on outside sources for information ( or at least corroboration )


Another Howard Monath Report from the Front Lines of the Crisis in Bangkok

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Picture by Howard Monath

Via facebook
“I’m going to spend wednesday talking to Reds…

Update From Bangkok Insurrection: Howard Monath, the WORD, & Chantal Ughi

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

[Thai ‘Red Shirt’ protester arrested over Facebook post | A Facebook post has led to a Thai ‘Red Shirt’ protester being arrested by police claiming that Wipas Raksakulthai insulted the kingdom’s royal family on the social networking site.

Via facebook, Pictures by Howard Monath.
Hunter Word Yo, Howard, Don’t “insult” anyone.
Yesterday at 1:01pm

"Rubber bullets? I was born at night but not yesterday" - Howard Monath


“The Bullets Are Zinging Around” – Howard Monath in Bangkok (Armed with a Slingshot)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Via facebook:

Picture Taken Before the Latest Bullets Zinging

[To] Lucia Siposova: Hi Lucia! I’m in the middle of a revolution in Bangkok Thailand, ‘Red Shirt’ peasants ( they gave me a sling shot ) against the Thai army: the bullets are zinging are you?
45 minutes ago · See Wall-to-Wall


The Latest Update From Howard Monath in Bangkok

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Howard Monath in Bangkok & Reporting for the WORD

Reported via facebook. Well. The ‘Red Shirts’ here are no longer wearing their red shirts. Strategically this makes some sense, but you have to wonder if the ‘Reds’ are doing to themselves what the army and the Thai government so far haven’t been able to do to them.
37 minutes ago

Due to an editorial oversight, earlier posts by Howard Monath’s kickboxing friend were not included.  Here is one.