Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We Are Friends Together เราคือเพื่อนกัน

Lyrics and melody by ชูเวช เดชดิษฐรักษ์ and ณัฐพงษ์ ภูแก้ว
Produced by Resistant Citizen

Note: This is a video released by Resistant Citizen in response to the defeat of the "Vote No" Campaign. About 61% of the 54% of the electorate who voted in the August 7, 2016 Referendum approved the the draft constitution written by a junta-selected committee. This constitution lacks solid human rights guarantees and features an appointed Senate that will allow the military to "guide" democracy for at least another 5 years. The constitution is about 300 pages long and no one other than the government was allowed to discuss at anytime leading up to the Referendum. The government summarized the constitution by saying its goal is to end corruption. Recommending a "No vote" or even wearing a "Vote No" T-shirt could get one 10 years in prison under the draconian Referendum Law, and many who attempted to campaign for "Vote No" were thrown in jail. And if this constitution were voted down, the junta was vowing to stay on and write another constitution, creating a depressing, no-win situation. August 8 was a sad day for Thailand's pro-democracy activites, but most released statements like this one, vowing to fight on.

If you hear the music playing
You must go back and call out the troops
It is the tune of the commoner
Ordinary people like us
If you hear the drums banging
It’s the sound of the masses
Resounding with joined strength of the free people
People under one sky together
The stars still sparkle and shine
Strong and bright in the dark times, in the sky far away
We are have each other’s hearts and are connected
With certain faith fighting until the day we attain victory

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