Update on red shirt protests and state of emergency

Here are five Thailand-related links for your edification as the red shirt protests grind on here in Bangkok:

  1. Thailand Blocks Protesters’ Sites, MediaWSJ Asia
  2. Does Thailand’s Military Answer to the Government? —
  3. The End of the Thai Fairy Tale — op-ed in the WSJ Asia. ((Note: this link may be subscriber-only, depending on how you access it. Consult Google News, or look for a copy of the print paper.))
  4. Clash of Symbols — Andrew Marshall. ((By the way, if you’re not reading Andrew Marshall’s blog, you should be.))
  5. And last but not least, Snackpolitik: Protesting in ThailandThe Atlantic

For ongoing news, you can consult the Bangkok Post or The Nation.

And to fulfill your Twitter needs, here’s a list I’ve compiled of more than 80 Thailand-related Twitter-ers. This list is comprised of individuals and various news sources.


What I’ve been reading

Eight links that have caught my eye of late:

  1. Bangkok Under Fire on Immigration Policy” — WSJ
  2. Why Thailand still uses discredited bomb detectors” — CSM
  3. FACTBOX — Key political risks to watch in Thailand” — Reuters
  4. The Mekong: A River And A Region Transformed” — NPR special series
  5. Typos may earn Google $500m a year” — New Scientist
  6. Dolly, Rejection and Radiohead Journalism” —
  7. Booking a Flight the Frugal Way” — NYT‘s Frugal Traveler
  8. The Vintage Mac Museum — Motohiko Narita

Nine links to share

Some So many links to share. So little time. Herewith, several items that have caught my eye of late:

  1. Economist: “Laid-off lawyers, cast-off consultants.
  2. AFP: “Diehard Thaksin loyalist paints rural Thailand red.”
  3. GlobalPost: “Thailand: Amid coup buzz, Thai army chief heads to Pentagon.”
  4. WSJ: “Last Taboo in English Football: Playing Footsie With Mate’s Mate.”
  5. The Atlantic: “What Makes a Great Teacher?
  6. NY Magazine: “The Rise of Dog Identity Politics.”
  7. NY Times: “James Patterson Inc.
  8. “Three lessons on what’s really important.”
  9. Economist: “Barack Obama’s first year: Reality bites.

Suggested weekend reading

Some links that have caught my eye of late:

See you next week.


Miscellaneous links

Six miscellaneous, non-Thailand links that have caught my eye of late:

  1. 30 Best Blogs of 2009
  2. NYT: The Big Economic Stories of 2009, and What’s to Come
  3. Economist: Network effects: How a new communications technology disrupted America‚Äôs newspaper industry — in 1845
  4. Foreign Affairs: Al Elegy for Journalism? The Colorful Past and Uncertain Future of Foreign Reporting
  5. World Question Center 2010: How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?
  6. NYT: Why Twitter Will Endure