Thailand bans Giles Ji Ungpakorn's `Thailand's Crisis and the fight for Democracy'/วิกฤตการเมืองประชาธิปไตย เราจะโค่นอำมาตย์อย่า
By Giles Ji Ungpakorn
January 18, 2011 -- After struggling to read my book for more than a year, the Thai police have finally banned Thailand's Crisis and the fight for Democracy. No one is allowed to import it. But I have nearly sold out! What is even more amusing is that there is a Thai version which is available on the internet to download for free.
Anyone who wants a copy of the Thai version can just e-mail me at email@example.com, or read or download below.
You can also read excerpt's from Thailand's Crisis and the fight for Democracy at http://links.org.au/node/1792 ("Behind Bangkok's war in southern Thailand") and http://links.org.au/node/1754 ("Class and Politics in Thailand).
The Crisis of the Democratic System: How to Overthrow the Dictatorshipis Giles Ji Ungpakorn’s latest book in Thai. Due to the level of repression in Thailand, it is produced as an e-book to be freely distributed. It is loosely based on his English book: Thailand’s Crisis and the fight for Democracy. Download วิกฤตการเมืองประชาธิปไตย เราจะโค่นอำมาตย์อย่างไร โดย ใจ อึ๊งภากรณ์ HERE.
“The tradition of the Thai ruling class is the tradition of the pig-sty, with the elites each taking turns at the feeding trough, and enjoying the wealth created by millions of working people. They got used to this system and this is why they staged the military coup in 2006.”
“Since the time of the military dictators in the 1950s, King Pumipon has been built into a fantasy head of state, by all sections of the ruling class, in order to facilitate the suppression and exploitation of the population. But Pumipon, who has been made into a god, is an ordinary human being who must piss, shit and fart like the rest of us.”
“The left hand of the NGOs tells the villagers to be self-reliant in their own communities and turn their backs on the state. They criticise the state. But the right hand of the NGOs is busy building links with powerful politicians and generals in order to lobby them.”