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GCM Must Leave Bangladesh NOW! London Demo 12 December at 10 am. Please Join us

GCM Must Leave Bangladesh NOW!

On Tuesday, 12 December, Bangladeshi activists together with London-based climate defenders will hold a lively and theatrical protest against the London-based AIM-listed mining company, in solidarity with representatives of communities in Phulbari, where three people were shot dead and 200 injured in a demonstration of 80,000 people in 2006 for opposing a massive coal project.

Global Coal Management Resources (GCM), formerly known as Asia Energy, wants to build an immense open cast coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh. The project threatens to destroy the homes, lands and water sources of as many as 220,000 people, and forcibly evict an estimated 130,000 people. If the project is implemented, it would destroy 14,600 hectares of highly cultivable land and would leave devastative impact on the world’s largest mangrove forests and UNESCO heritage site, the Sunderbans. Bangladesh said ‘NO’ to open cast mining. The government has declined to renew GCM’s license after the shooting. The company does not hold a valid contract with Bangladesh. But they are selling shares in the name of Phulbari project in London Stock Exchange. GCM’s CEO has been systematically abusing local opponents of the project. 26 frontline community defenders in Phulbari and Dinajpur have been faced with multiple arbitrary cases as GCM’s CEO filed illogical cases. We are heading to GCM’s annual general meeting to challenge the investors and to ask them to leave Bangladesh.

The annual general meeting of the company will be held at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ.

Please JOIN Us Outside the AGM!
STAND Against Abuse and Harassment of Community Defenders in Phulbari!

Please BRING along any noisy instruments, drums, whistles, pots and pans, and your creative ideas to disrupt the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Location: 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ
Date &Time : 12 December 10 Am
Nearest Tube station: Hyde Park Corner

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National Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Mineral Resources in Bangladesh, UK Branch

In any problem to find us on the day, please contact: 07714288221, 07956260791, 07936047597.