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20 September 2017

Brutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis

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

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6 September 2017

Extreme weather events and global warming

Is global warming worsening events such as the monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico?

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1 February 2017

Bangladesh: 'Hartal' protest against destructive power plant

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.

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15 December 2016

Picket against coal project in Bangladesh

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

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13 April 2016

Bangladesh: stop the Rampal power project

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.

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1 April 2016

Stop the Rampal power project in Bangladesh

The project could lead to the total destruction of the world's largest mangrove forest.

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20 December 2015

Protesters fight coal mining project in Bangladesh

For the last nine years there have been protests outside the AGM of coal mining conglomerate GCM in London

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25 November 2015

Socialist change not climate change

The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.

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30 April 2015

Pop star and activist Jawad Ahmad backs TUSC

Jawad Ahmad is renowned in Pakistan for his songs and his politics

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29 September 2014

Stop corporate plunder of Bangladesh energy

A packed meeting heard professor Anu Mohammad, from the Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Natural Resources in Bangladesh.

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1 May 2013

Bangladesh building collapse - casualties of a rotten profit system

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...

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21 December 2010

Striking garment workers in Bangladesh victimised

Strikes and protests by Bangladesh garment workers continue in the face of harsh repression by the state...

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15 December 2010

Garment workers demand a living wage in Bangladesh

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...

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Protesters demand halt to opencast coal mining in Bangladesh outside mining company Global Coal Management Resources Ltd annual general meeting , photo M Thain

Protesters demand halt to opencast coal mining in Bangladesh outside mining company Global Coal Management Resources Ltd annual general meeting , photo M Thain

8 December 2010

Protesters demand halt to opencast coal mining in Bangladesh

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.

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18 November 2010

The long march in Bangladesh: interview with a march organiser

The people of Bangladesh are among the poorest in the world. Wages are so low that they undercut those of China in many industries.

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4 August 2010

Garment workers demand a living wage

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...

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21 April 2010

Banks use microloans to fleece poor

MICROLOANS ARE small loans to people who would otherwise not have access to finance, they are often for amounts of around $20...

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16 September 2009

Bangladesh: Angry protests at police attacks

On 2 September, a demonstration through the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, was proceeding peacefully until it reached a police blockade, writes Manny Thain, east London.

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14 January 2009

Bangladesh: Protesters denounce global mining corporation

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.

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11 November 2008

Too late to save the planet?

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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