Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Berlin Declaration 2017

We, the participants of the Sundarbans Solidarity Action Networking and An Alternative Energy Solutions for Bangladesh, organised by The National Committee to Protect oil, gas and mineral resources power and ports in Bangladesh, European Action Branch on 19-20 August, 2017 in Berlin have accepted the declaration as below:

The Sundarbans, Read More…

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

“Bangladesh Government tried to control and manipulate UNESCO mission trip and to make it one-sided”

National Committee Convener Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shaheedullah and Member Secretary Professor Anu Muhmmad made a statement today on UNESCO team visit to save Sundarban as follows:

“On March 22nd, a three member UNESCO team arrived in Bangladesh. Their task was to inspect the impact of Rampal Power Plant and of Read More…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Response to ‘Farewell to FDI?’

The op-ed piece (‘Farewell to FDI?’, The Daily Star, Jan 13, 2015) is based on some misleading and partial information regarding Asia Energy’s (GCM) Phulbari Coal Project and the peoples’ protest against it. The writer termed the peoples’ protest against Asia Energy chief’s visit to Phulbari as ‘vandalism’ but did Read More…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

In Defense of their Homes & Lands: Demanding Human Rights in Phulbari Bangladesh

“Let us respond to the cries of the exploited, and uphold the right to human dignity for all.”- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Today we observe International Human Rights Day to celebrate the day on 10 December 1948 on which countries around the world proclaimed their commitment to promote and Read More…

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

In defence of national and environmental interest

Phulbari is not a controversy. It is the name and symbol of a successful resistance by community people threatened with displacement by a proposed open-pit coal mine by GCM Resources in 5,600 hectares of land (including arable land with high cropping intensity) in four thanas of Dinajpur. Open mining Read More…

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

A Call for Help From the Sundarbans

The following is a report on the recent oil spill in the Sundarbans region by Bangladeshi activist & mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen. Raised in Khluna a stone’s throw from the affected area, she has witnessed industrialization affect her homeland in unforeseeable ways. She is a founder of Bangladesh on Seven Summit and is National Geographic’s Read More…

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Demo raged in London at British coal company GCM

Bangladeshi activists, in conjunction with a diverse group of environmental and left political activists in London, heckled the investors of Global Coal Management Resources by their noise demo and coal play. Activists blocked the entrance to theAeronautical Society by dumping coal in the doorway. They surrounded GCMs’ CEO Gary Read More…

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