Tuesday, May 24, 2016

“Thailand is among the world’s most dangerous countries in...

"Thailand is among the world's most dangerous countries in which to oppose powerful interests that profit from coal plants, toxic waste dumping, land grabs or illegal logging. Some 60 people who spoke out on these issues have been killed over the past 2 decades. @lukedugglebyphoto photographed portraits of 37 of these largely obscure victims — often people involved small-scale conflicts in remote areas — at the site of the murder or abduction. Montha Chukaew, 54, and Pranee Boonrat, 50, pictured here, were shot and killed in November 2012, while on their way to a market. They were members of the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand, which fights for the Khlong Sai Pattana community's right to agricultural land. "For simple farmers to rise up against powerful people is really quite amazing, and daring," @lukedugglebyphoto told the @nytimes #lensblog. "What it comes down to is, it's their village. There's a real sense of home, and where they were born and live is very important; for most people that's all they have."" By nytimes on Instagram.

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