Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/934/24363

From The Socialist newspaper, 1 February 2017

Bangladesh: 'Hartal' protest against destructive power plant

Committee to Protect Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources in Bangladesh campaigning to stop the Rampal project

Committee to Protect Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources in Bangladesh campaigning to stop the Rampal project   (Click to enlarge)

Pete Mason

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.

The Rampal power station project will potentially destroy the world heritage Sundarbans mangrove forests with devastating consequences for the region.

In the capital, Dhaka, police attacked demonstrators - including reportedly ordering a bus driver to plough into protesters. Campaign organisers (National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas-Mineral Resources, Power and Ports) responded to this assault by calling for demonstrations on 28 January and a countrywide sit-in on 25 February. It will also hold a mass rally in Khulna on 11 March.

Bangladesh is a country with a militant tradition of struggle. Last December, tens of thousands of garment workers in Dhaka came out in a week-long strike. They were demanding a minimum monthly wage of 15,000 taka (158) - a 300% increase on the current minimum wage.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 1 February 2017:


Socialist Party news and analysis

No Ban, No Wall: Socialism not Trumpism

Tide of opposition to Trump surges

Fight for our health service!

Super-rich shareholders cause of pension deficits

Babies in poverty are twice as likely to die

Energy bill hikes con: nationalise them now!

Blairite stitch-up in Stoke Central byelection

Manchester metro mayor: How will you fight cuts?

Millwall victory


What we think

Establishment papers over Brexit chasms


Socialist Party workplace news

Government attack on DWP job centres and offices

Vote for Left Unity in the PCS elections

Trade Union Act: Strategy needed to defeat anti-union laws and lead the fightback

Victory: removed Royal Mail workers reinstated

Strike at ABMU Health Board

Workplace news in brief


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

TUSC: To stand or not to stand?


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Support your newspaper - help us get May Day greetings!

Why I joined: "Things have to change"

Newham council challenged over 1.8 million cut workers' pay

Leicester: libraries fightback

Bristol: Angry meeting discusses tasering of race relations man

Cumbria care home beds under threat

Wallasey Labour 'dispute' escalates

Socialist Students: conference Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 February 2017


Low pay, no way!

End poverty pay now... Get organised!

UK textile workers on 3 an hour!

Slave labour at Sports Direct


International socialist news and analysis

Build 100 days of resistance to Trump's agenda!

Tamil Nadu mass protests against state repression

Bangladesh: 'Hartal' protest against destructive power plant


 

Home   |   The Socialist 1 February 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Bangladesh:

triangleBrutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis

triangleExtreme weather events and global warming

trianglePicket against coal project in Bangladesh

triangleBangladesh: stop the Rampal power project

Protest:

triangleFrance: mass demonstrations force president to back down

triangleGlobal opposition to victim blaming in rape trial

triangleSeattle 'Socialist Alternative' councillor Kshama Sawant speaking in London at Socialism 2018, photo by Mary Finch

Rural:

triangleRich, raw tale of financial crisis's impact on rural Ireland

triangleSchool cuts can be beaten

triangleWhat would a socialist food industry look like?

Oil:

triangleTory and Trump hypocrisy over murder of Saudi Arabian journalist

triangleTGIFriday workers at Stratford, London. TGI staff at a number of restaurants have been on strike against cuts in their tips.

Gas:

triangleBritish Gas workers need rank-and-file leadership

Forests:

trianglePlastic waste - capitalism's Frankenstein monster

International

International

12/12/18

France

France in revolt

5/12/18

Iran

Workers defy brutal Iran regime

5/12/18

Midwives

Midwives go on strike in New Zealand

5/12/18

France

France: mass demonstrations force president to back down

28/11/18

Iran

Workers at the forefront of the new wave of protests in Iran

28/11/18

US

San Francisco Bay Area's toxic smoke crisis and capitalism's mismanagement

28/11/18

France

Eyewitness: French protesters seize streets against President Macron

21/11/18

US

How can Trump be defeated?

21/11/18

Sri Lanka

Political turmoil in Sri Lanka

21/11/18

Spanish state

Over one million students strike against sexism and for inclusive sex education

14/11/18

US

US midterms: Republicans weakened - but workers' fightback needed to end Trumpism

7/11/18

Sexual harassment

Worldwide walkout at Google against sexual harassment

7/11/18

CWI

CWI news in brief

7/11/18

Antisemitism

Pittsburgh Synagogue shootings: Unite to fight anti-Semitism and far right

31/10/18

Brazil

Bolsonaro - a threat to Brazil's workers and all oppressed people

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999