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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…

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…

Friday, August 30th, 2013

‘Phulbari Day’ 2013 observed:’Ban Open pit, Oust Asia Energy (GCM)’


‘Ban Open pit, Oust Asia Energy (GCM), Stop illegal share business on Phulbari coal mine by GCM’

‘No power plant by destroying Sundarban’

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…

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