Farewell to the Year of Small Snake

From Thairath, December 31, 2013
Cartoon title: Farewell to the Year of Small Snake
The poem:
Into the era of massive popular faith which will rid off all of the darkness.
The people are striving toward victory with mental strength.
They determine to confront everything to build their dream through new year.
Eventually, they’ll put off fire that is burning their mother land.
Composed by Charoenkwan Blacharski

On the left from top: Rice farmers get poorer from the government’s rice mortgage project; entrepreneurs are out of businesses; and the parliament is full of Red Shirt mongers who are supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra. These people are dubbed red buffaloes.
On the right from top: Suthep Thuagsuban is arm-wrestling with Surapong Towichakchaikul. [Suthep, former Democrat MP, is key leader of the Peole’s Democratic Reform movement. Surapong, deputy premier and foreign minister, is chairman of the Center for Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO). Standing behind is Tharit Phengdit, director of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI). Hiding a bludgeon behind means Tharit is looking for a chance to hit Suthep and other PDRCs.]; the people demand postponement of the February 2 election which is supported by the U.S. government; children today will be indebted for the next 50 years because of the government’s 2.2-trillion baht borrowing project.
Whistles at the bottom are a symbol the anti-government movement uses in demonstrating their awareness of the government’s corrupt schemes.

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