Category Archives: Coal

In pictures: India coal fires

Underground fires have been burning in the small dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand for more than 80 years now. All efforts to put out the fires have been in vain. Photos: ©Arindam Mukherjee: … Continue reading

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Phulbari: Santa visits GCM Resources, but investors are left wanting

By Harriet Dennys, City Diary Editor Telegraph Environmental activist Ashley Feils was evicted from the GCM Resources AGM after presenting chairman Gerard Holden with a stocking full of coal

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Protest against hike in energy prices

By Monirul Alam/The Daily Prothom Alo Text: bdnews24.com Police on Sunday foiled an attempt by the demonstrators of various left organisations to besiege the Ministry of Energy in protest against the hike in energy prices. Witnesses said at least three … Continue reading

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An ode to Biswajit

He stopped at every print. Getting close to scrutinise every character, pausing more at some that perhaps stirred a memory. He smiled broadly when I approached him. ‘eto amar chobi tulsen’ (it is me you’ve photographed) he said. This was … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change

November 15, 2012 The Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein joins Bill to discuss hurricanes, climate change and democracy. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. The Sherlock Holmes of money in politics — Trevor Potter — is here with some clues to what the billionaires … Continue reading

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“We don’t want coal mine”

Documentary Film by Nasrin Siraj Annie Duration: 23 Min. Research, narration and direction: Nasrin Siraj Annie Subject: Social movement against the establishment of an open pit coal mine in Northwest of Bangladesh. Venue: Drik Gallery Address: H# 58, R# 15A … Continue reading

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Not for art’s sake

Abstract of keynote presentation given at National University of Taiwan 8th January 2012. Taipei Subscribe to ShahidulNews One of the videos presented. A compilation from several videos on major protests in 2011 Long before CSR had become a buzzword and … Continue reading

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