Save Sunderbans: Global Protest 7th Jan 17

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The Price of Gratitude

It is where the Bengal Tiger, now close to extinction, still stalks. It is where deer roam and hummingbirds fly. It is the richest terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem anywhere. Sunderbans (‘beautiful forest’ in Bangla), the world’s largest single tract mangrove forest is a UNESCO-declared World Heritage that has sheltered 50 million coastal people from ravaging storms. The beautiful forest is in danger. The joint project of PDB (Bangladesh) and NTPC (India) for 1320 MW Rampal imported coal-fired power plant spells disaster for Bangladesh. Thousands have taken to the streets in protest, braving arrest and torture, but the government, who have already killed protesters of other energy projects are determined to bludgeon through. We need you and we need you now.

On the 7th January 2017, we have called for a global protest. You have a role to play. Join the movement.

Stage demonstrations/human chains and send written appeals to the embassies of Bangladesh and India.

Organise bicycle rallies, boat rallies, use theatre, songs, cartoons, masks or just hold up placards. Send us your protest/solidarity video messages and photographs.

Appeal to United Nations.

Campaign to International Press/Media

Find other creative ways to resist.

Send them to: shahidul@drik.net and kallol_mustafa@yahoo.com. Share this message and make it go viral.

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