The Blood-Soaked Banner of Phulbari(1/2)





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Published on Jan 8, 2008

Avaaz.org is conducting an online signature campaign on this issue under the heading "Coal Climate Showdown in Bangladesh."

A Coal Mine against the People

Asia Energy Plc (UK) signed a 30 year contract with the Bangladesh gov't for open-pit coal mining in Phulbari.
For 450 million tons of coal under 54 km2 of land.
- Desertification
- Landscape Changed forever
- 40,000 people will be evicted - 2200 indigenous Santal, Munda and Mahili people will be most affected.
Asia Energy says "77% of the local people support the Phulbari coal mine project"
But on 26 August 2006, some 70,000 people had a different message.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide Asia Energy: $100 million in loans
+$200 million in guarantees.
ADB is proud of its environmental and social safeguard policies.
Is it true?

The battle of Phulbari is the battle of all Bangladeshi people.
It is a liberation struggle of a patriotic people against imperialist looters and their local lackeys.
The traitor-murderers shall not be forgiven.

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