Silver Springs It’s the time of year when the Organizers’ Forum (www.organizersforum.org) begins to send out the call for the international dialogue to community and labor organizers who are interested in learning about the work of their counterparts in other countries and sharing their own experiences. This year the board has approved the international dialogue as a visit to Bangkok and border area between Myanmar/Burma and Thailand during the period from October 4th through October 9th . Early discussions indicate this is going to be an exciting and significant experience for the delegation.
Needless to say in the tradition of past dialogues, Thailand has been in the news over the last year. At various times either yellow shirted or red shirted marchers have been leading huge protests, including shutting down the international airport for days at one point over the legitimacy of various governments. This is complicated stuff, but fortunately our old friend, Rudy