Posts Tagged ‘red shirts’

“How can a country with some of the best shopping malls in the world go so wrong?”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

By Howard Monath
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NY Times Headline, May 15, 8;13 A.M.:Thai Army Cites ‘Live Fire Zone’ as Clashes Continue
Lead: BANGKOK — The Thai military declared a neighborhood of Bangkok a “live-fire zone” on Saturday and said it was calling in reinforcements as fighting spread to several areas in the city and the death toll in a three-day offensive against anti-government protesters rose to 17. Full NYT story here.

Howard Monath I’m alive…yeah snipers were shooting at us, crawling around on the ground not knowing from what building the bullets are coming from..and then realizing that I’m wearing an ORANGE HAT, AND I’M HALF A FOOT TALLER THAN THE PEOPLE AROUND ME!…it’s terrifying. I’m bailing for a while, it’s complete chaos, no street lights….tear gas; this is civil war
9 hours ago

Bangkok Crisis — Howard Monath’s Latest Report

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Monath, bivouacked with the Red Shirts

By Howard Monath
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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

Latest Update About the Show Down in Bangkok

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Howard Monath, Former D:F/M Film Instructor, in the Heart of the Crisis
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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.

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Hunter Word Yo, Howard, Don’t “insult” anyone.
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"Rubber bullets? I was born at night but not yesterday" - Howard Monath


Howard Monath Update From Bangkok

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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Howard Monath

” Oh, and I just got back from the center of all this; it was a very surreal day, the leaders of the Red Shirts, the guys you see on TV every day, were talking to each other; they came over and asked me what I thought was gong to happen! (bizarre, there were no other foreigners/journalists around )  the army has given them 48 hours to leave. the Red Shirts have completely taken over about two miles of downtown Bangkok, and are amazingly organized, pretty good for a bunch of illiterate farmers.