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Music as powerful tool in political movements in Thailand

Music as powerful tool in political movements in Thailand | World Cultures | Scoop.it

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AlterAsia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:23 AM

In March 2006, the pro-establishment yellow shirts released a song by an anonymous composer that would later be played every day at the protests: ‘Mr Square Face.’ The rapper spends ten minutes telling the listeners about all the allegations one can think of against then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. It also names hundreds of people who, it says, were part of the Thaksin network. The song created a lot of impact. With the song’s catchy hook that compared Thaksin’s face to a square, people quickly learned and remembered the allegations of Thaksin’s wrongdoings. It shows how powerful music can be as a cultural front in bringing about change. 

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Philippines : Fisherfolk to protest against off limits zone policy in Yolanda ravaged coastal areas

Philippines : Fisherfolk to protest against off limits zone policy in Yolanda ravaged coastal areas | World Cultures | Scoop.it

“They want our people out of the coastal zones because they prefer big business groups who want to invest in Public-Private Partnership projects that would virtually transform Leyte and Samar coastal areas into export-bane processing zones in Region 8.” 


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Ecommerce Show Middle East

Ecommerce Show Middle East | World Cultures | Scoop.it
The Ecommerce Show Middle East 2014, which advertises itself as the Middle East's number one event dedicated to internet retailing, is a must for anyone…

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Ali Sajid's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:59 PM

If you are an Ecommerce retailer, then this is the event for you to attend.

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Women in Thai society

Women in Thai society | World Cultures | Scoop.it

Unrecognized and unacknowledged, women monks are at the forefront in dealing with Thailand's social problems. 

If one takes a close look at Thai society today, it could be argued that it is primarily the women who run daily affairs. In a country where females outnumber males, the gender dynamics of the nation have dramatically shifted over the last few decades to where women fulfill many of the major roles in society. The majority of university enrollments are women, the breadwinners in many families are women, many corporate executives and civil servants are women, the majority of new entrepreneurial start-ups are undertaken by women, and even many farmers are women.


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The Middle East's most-searched terms of 2013, from Google Zeitgeist

The Middle East's most-searched terms of 2013, from Google Zeitgeist | World Cultures | Scoop.it
Never has watching an organization pat itself on the back been more fun than Google Zeitgeist. The search engine that has become a part of the human experience…

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