Posts Tagged ‘Open pit’

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…

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…

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Barapukuria open pit mining: How feasible?

An article by mining engineer Mr. Mushfiqur Rahman, titled ‘Open Pit Mine Development in Barapukuria,’ was published in The Daily Star on July 14. Mr. Rahman referred to an interim report of the Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) on ‘Hydrological study and ground water modeling for the northern part Read More…

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