Posts Tagged ‘mining’

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…

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…

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Stop corporate plunder of the energy and power sector in Bangladesh

A packed meeting in Tower Hamlets heard the secretary of the Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Natural Resources in Bangladesh, professor Anu Muhammad, who was visiting the UK, condemn the corporate plunder of Bangladesh by companies like the UK based Global Coal Management Resources (GCM).
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’. This is a day to remember people’s resistance against an open pit mining project proposed by Asia Energy; to celebrate people’s power and people’s resistance against plunder and destruction; a challenge against anti-people ‘development’ Read More…

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

No reason for Bangladesh to go for open-pit mining

OPEN-pit coal mining generates multi-dimensional problems, the most important of which is drop of groundwater table. Other hazards recognised worldwide include acid mine drainage, desertification, replacement of infrastructures, air pollution due to huge amounts of suspended dust particles from the pit area, noise pollution, destruction of valuable agricultural lands, Read More…