- By Frank, Thai Intel’s political journalist
About a year ago, Terry, Thai Intel’s editor started to write all the global Red Shirt club urging them to form a global alliance. Thai E News provided Terry with all the contact points-to which Thai E News hoped Terry the best.
The website subsequently had to face the lese majeste charges, after the website took a poll of its readers in asking if discussions on Thai royalism should be allowed. The answer to that question was overwhelming “Yes.” The discussion was lively, but proved too much for the Thai authorities.
Terry, did several analysis of the global Red Shirt movement for a security related agency, but they were never published at Thai Intel. However, Terry said mainly that the global Red Shirt movement faced several difficulties in forming a governing body.
That governing body, is yet a dream of Terry’s today.
Today I am happy to report to our readers that Terry’s dream is a step closer with all the European Red Shirt getting together for a meeting at a single place.
“The impact of a Pan-Europe Red Shirt alliance is difficult to assess at this point,” said Terry. “But I strongly believe that the global Red Shirt movement needs a single voice to speak for the Red Shirts throughout the globe,” said Terry.
The following is from Scan Asia:
Thaksin Shinawatra is scheduled to make a live phone-in to a gathering of European Red Shirts in Copenhagen on Saturday 30 October 2010.
The Red Shirts plan to meet at Town Hall Square in the centre of Copenhagen at 13.00 on that day. After singing “Daeng Tour Pan Din” (Red All Over the Land) they claim to be able to introduce Red Shirt representatives from each country in Europe.
The details of the meeting are published on the website http://thaienews.blogspot.com/ which is blocked by Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.
The Red Shirts plan to close the public event in Copenhagen at 16.00 with taking of a group photo and singing “Ta Kon Bok Fah” (Chanting to Sky) and “Nak Suu Tuu Lee Din” (Warrior of Earth). Afterward there will be a dinner at 18.00.
Swedish Red movement
This political group has a website http://www.thairedsweden.com/ although with a relatively limited impact. Yesterday, it had been visited by 1064 from a Thai IP address and 526 from a Swedish IP address since it was started two months ago. The website was not blocked by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology when this text was uploaded.
According to the website, participants in the meeting this Saturday will be able to change to wear a red shirt at the restaurant if they don’t want to wear it from home.