Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Tom Vater reports for the Southeast Asia Globe: Postcard from a War Zone

The conflict between the Thai government and the Red Shirts – the former backed by a lose interest group that includes the military, royalists, part of the capital’s business community and right-wing fringe elements, commonly known as the Yellow Shirts, the latter a growing and motley collection of often paid supporters of fugitive former Prime […]

Tom Vater´s images of Bangkok´s on May 19th at Onasia

A few of my images of the conflict between Red Shirt protesters and the military can be viewed at the website of Onasia Images, along with many other photographs from the conflict by Onasia photographers.

Apocalypse Now – Bangkok Burns!

The night is not far away and likely to bring out an army of looters and black guards who have promised to set the city on fire. The battle is over but the war is only just starting. Bangkok, my city, is burning. This morning started with the military moving into the Red Zone with […]

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