Updated: 6 October 1976 remembered

6 10 2010

The remembrance of the horrid events of 6 October has come around again. Readers might be interested to know about the commemoration at Thammasat University.

In that story, for some, the events at Rajaprasong and 6 October were brought together: “Prab Rakchailai, 19-year-old secretary general of Thammasat Community Against Dictatorship, said his group has joined the  Ratchaprasong, Sept 19 coup  and Oct  6, 1976 commemoration as it would like to remind   society of this hidden side of the history.” It is uncanny how state officials who murder citizens never seem to be brought to justice.

Last year at this time, PPT posted this and it is worth repeating:

Readers are also reminded of articles about this tragic event that we have on our site with permission from Critical Asian Studies. These articles are from the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars Special Supplement on “October 1976: The Coup in Thailand” as it appeared in Volume 9, Number 3, July-September 1977:

  • Cover, contents and introduction  to the Supplement by Jayne Werner (bcas_9-3-1977_cover_intro)
  • Puey Ungphakorn, “Violence and the Military Coup in Thailand” with an Introduction by David Millikin (bcas_9-3-1977_puey)
  • Ben Anderson, “Withdrawal Symptoms: Social and Cultural Aspects of the October 6 Coup” (bcas_9-3-1977_anderson)
  • E. Thadeus Flood, “The Vietnamese refugees in Thailand: Minority Manipulation in Counterinsurgency” (bcas_9-3-1977_flood)
  • Carl A. Trocki, “Boonsanong Punyodyana: Thai Socialist and Scholar, 1936-1976″ including an interview with Boonsanong from the Far Eastern Economic Review (bcas_9-3-1977_trocki)

Readers will also be interested in a series of YouTube videos on the event. Start here and here and for the latter, look for several parts. Be aware that they are graphic and violent. For 1973-76 see here.

Update: Read the report at Siam Voices.


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