Phulbari coal, corporate lobbyists and people's resistance

The people have not forgotten about the Phulbari killing, uprising, the Phulbari Agreement or the commitment made by different governments. These are all living memory for us. Therefore, the people’s discontent is rising at the non-implementation of the main articles...

Conflict erupts at Phulbari

Last week, Bangladesh’s National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, and Power and Ports called a strike in Phulbari in the north-west of the country to oppose opencast coal mining in the area by London-listed GCM Resources (formerly Asia Energy)....

GCM Resources plc Phulbari Project: summary of concerns

“We are poor and where shall we stand if they snatch the land away from us? We don’t want the open coal mine even at the cost of our blood.” Srimati Murmu, from the Santal community of Phulbari, 26 November 2007 A complex project in a complex setting GCM’s...