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Join Action Demo in London to Save PHULBARI & Green-Farm Land, Friday, 18 December at 10:30am, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, Nearest Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner

In the month of climate summit #COP21 when climate protests erupted across the globe seeking climate justice, a London-based AIM-listed multinational company, Global Coal Management Resources Plc. announced its AGM to discuss noxious deal to implement a massive open-pit coal mine by forcibly displacing 130,000 families of farmers in Phulbari. If the mine is built, it would destroy 14,600 hectares of highly cultivable land in Northwest Bangladesh. It also would pose threats to clean water resources and would leave devastative impact on one of the world’s largest mangrove forest and a UNESCO heritage, the Sundarbans.

The company, previously known as Asia Energy, has been hotly resisted by locals for its fatal business. Three people were shot dead and two hundreds injured in a demonstration of 80,000 people that took place in opposition to plans by GCM in 2006. Bangladesh government has cancelled all contracts with the company nine years ago. The government has recently reassured by a statement that the government does not want to build open pit mine in Phulbari. The project has generated grave concern at national and international levels including the United Nations. This year the UK government has published a statement highlighting the fierce opposition to GCM in Phulbari. But the company has so far ignored every message. It has been pushing the government of Bangladesh for a fatal deal. We advise GCM to close business NOW!

JOIN US inside and outside the AGM! Bring along your banner, whistles, drums, masks and messages against dirty coal miners! We will warrant them to close AGM forever!

Contact: Akhter S Khan nationalcommittee.uk@googlemail.com, Dr Mokhlesur Rahman qmr111@hotmail.com, Rumana Hashem rowshonrumana@gmail.com, Raaj Manik phulbarisolidaritygroup@gmail.com