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20 September 2017
Celebrated dissident Aung San Suu Kyi collaborates with military junta: She has long danced to the tune of western capitalism's interests, but may now be more influenced by the rise of China
6 September 2017
Is global warming worsening events such as the monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico?
1 February 2017
A half-day hartal, or general stoppage, took place in Bangladesh on 26 January. It was part of an ongoing campaign of protests against the Rampal coal-fired power plant project which threatens the livelihoods of 50 million rural poor in this country.
15 December 2016
Socialist Party members joined a picket protest outside the annual general meeting (AGM) of Global Coal Management Resources (GCM), on 15 December near Hyde Park Corner
13 April 2016
The world's largest mangrove forest lies on the deltas of three rivers: the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. In this area of outstanding natural beauty called the Sundarbans, the Bangladeshi government plans to site a coal-fired power plant.
1 April 2016
The project could lead to the total destruction of the world's largest mangrove forest.
20 December 2015
For the last nine years there have been protests outside the AGM of coal mining conglomerate GCM in London
25 November 2015
The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.
30 April 2015
Jawad Ahmad is renowned in Pakistan for his songs and his politics
29 September 2014
A packed meeting heard professor Anu Mohammad, from the Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Natural Resources in Bangladesh.
1 May 2013
It is said that where labour is cheap, life is cheap. This is never more so than in the recent horrific deaths of over 400 garment workers crushed in a collapsed building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh...
21 December 2010
Strikes and protests by Bangladesh garment workers continue in the face of harsh repression by the state...
15 December 2010
ONCE AGAIN thousands of textile workers in Bangladesh were forced to take to the streets last week to demand that all employers pay the new monthly minimum wage which was meant to be implemented by 1 December following protests last July...
8 December 2010
PROTESTERS VOICED their anger at Global Coal Management Resources Ltd (GCM), outside the mining company's annual general meeting (AGM) in central London on 6 December, writes Manny Thain.
18 November 2010
The people of Bangladesh are among the poorest in the world. Wages are so low that they undercut those of China in many industries.
4 August 2010
Thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh took to the streets of Dhaka to dismiss the recently announced increase in the minimum wage as completely inadequate...
21 April 2010
MICROLOANS ARE small loans to people who would otherwise not have access to finance, they are often for amounts of around $20...
16 September 2009
On 2 September, a demonstration through the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, was proceeding peacefully until it reached a police blockade, writes Manny Thain, east London.
14 January 2009
A PEACEFUL and powerful demonstration against Global Coal Management (GCM) Resources Plc and its destructive open coal mining activities in Phulbari, northern Bangladesh, took place in London outside GCM's annual general meeting on 16 December* 2008, writes Rumana Hashem.
11 November 2008
To open the discussion on the environment, Pete Dickenson highlighted the latest evidence showing a rapidly worsening global warming situation, which indicates some of its effects are now irreversible, writes David Petrie.
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