Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Stop the Coal Burglars: London Protesters Disrupted GCM’s AGM

Bangladeshi protesters and transnational campaigners against the development of coal mines in the Phulbari of Bangladesh blocked the entrance to the venue of the London based company GCM Resources’ annual general meeting in central London. Activists disrupted the AGM by occupying the front entrance for four hours from 9am 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, 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…

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Protests over Bangladesh power plant near tiger reserve

The Bangladesh government is pressing ahead with the construction of a £1m coal-based power plant 14 kilometres from the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Environmental activists are concerned that the plant will damage the Sundarbans National Park, a Unesco world heritage site and one of the largest reserves for the Bengal Read More…

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Protest Meeting Against Rampal Power Plant in London

Bangladesh Government is going ahead to set up a coal fired power plant very close vicinity of the Shundarban, the world’s largest mangrove forest. This is an India-Bangladesh joint venture the 1320 MW Rampal coal fired power plant. Shundarban is under threat as Rampal power plant will emit huge Read More…

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Why open pit should be opposed in Bangladesh

Bangladesh does not afford to allow destruction of its surface and underground water resources, fertile land, rich biodiversity, peoples lives and livelihoods for open pit mine, which is not even technically possible. Open pit is unprecedented in a country like Bangladesh, nor this is the only way to utilize Read More…