by Chaiwat Satha-Anand
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Chaiwat Satha-Anand, September 14, 2010
Understanding the threats of Quran burning
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, May 31, 2010
The violence effect and reconciliation future
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, April 14, 2010
Courting nonviolent confrontation in a Thai house divided - What can be done?
Background written before the April clashes.
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, July 2, 2009
The power of words: Understanding Obama's speech in Cairo
An originally conceived analysis of what Obama does with words...
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, December 4, 2008
The crisis in Thailand
Conflict, nonviolence, prognosis and solutions
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, August 4, 2008
Ants, birds, infants and humans: Notes on Islam and non-killing politics
Nonkilling politics, legitimized by Islamic teachings, could be seen as the alternative remaking of politics for Muslims in the fast changing public sphere.
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, March 4, 2008
October 6, 1976 and the case of collective amnesia?
Satha-Anand, October 4, 2006
enigma of the September 19 popular coup in Thailand
This keen observer
offers an explanation why so many, both common people and noted public
intellectuals, are supporting this coup. There is a moral enigma in
that the coup could be accepted while the coup as a means of political
change itself is rejected. And in the midst of it all: a quiet sign
of hope for Thai society.
PressInfo 226, September 10, 2005
the Nonviolent September 11
While we remember September 11 and, hopefully, October 7, 2001 - there
is another September 11 to be commemorated: that of 1906. On that day
in South Africa, the Indian nonviolent movement was born. Gandhi later
called his Indian movement: "Satyagraha" or " the Force which is born
of Truth and Love or non-violence." This movement went on to free 300
million people from the power of the British Empire and gave the twentieth
century a most remarkable demonstration of the power of nonviolent struggle.
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, TFF
Associate, July 17, 2005
Thailand: Beheading Citizens, Killing Teachers as the Trap
This piece reflects on the character of the ongoing violence
in Southern Thailand - commanding much less media attention
in the West than it ought to - and how, from both a Muslim
and Buddhist viewpoint, it is unacceptable. It's a typical
example of the trap all people who use violence against
violence fall into and thereby make everything worse.
and the State
Violence and Hatred in Southern Thailand
on what happened in Southern Thailand
the Demon Within
Interview with Chaiwat
What Authority? The American Empire and the Future of
armed conflict with conflict transformation
9/20 and Gandhi's Puzzle: Fighting Postmodern Terror/Modern
Warfare with Peaceful Alternatives
terror and making the right choice
terrorism and the logic of terror