Category: Energy

  • Quelling anti-Rampal protests (with South Korean assistance)

    rahnuma ahmed It was a peaceful procession. We had gathered under the aegis of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, outside the National Press Club in Dhaka, on October 19, 2016. After a brief rally, where speakers described the harm that the Rampal coal power plant would cause the…

  • RESISTING RAMPAL

    ‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

  • Save Sunderbans: Global Protest 7th Jan 17

    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…

  • Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

    On behalf of the National Oil, Gas, Mineral Resource, Power and Port Protection Committee, Bangladesh Engineer? Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah Prof. Anu Muhammad, Member Secretary   October 18, 2016 The Honourable Prime Minister, We respectfully address you with grave concern and anxiety. The people of Bangladesh today is sternly worried over the future of the Sundarbans,…

  • The Ruin of Indonesian Society

    Indonesia: 50 Years After the Coup and the CIA Sponsored Terrorist Massacre. The Ruin of Indonesian Society By Andre Vltchek Global Research, October 13, 2015 andrevltchek.weebly.com Region: Asia Theme: Crimes against Humanity, Culture, Society & History,Politics and Religion Last year, I stopped travelling to Indonesia. I simply did? I just could not bear being there,…

  • Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

    IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to open its doors to the general public. From 22 until 29 May 2015,…

  • Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

    By John Pilger johnpilger.com 26 February 2015 The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies,…

  • A Planet Made of Diamond

    The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space By?Jacopo della Quercia ,??Mike Cooney?October 18, 2011?3,430,032 views It’s actually really easy to think of space as boring. The planets in our own solar system all seem to be empty rocks or balls of gas, and you find a whole lot of nothing before you get…

  • Not Just Another Brick In The Geopolitical Wall

    By leveraging its ties with non-western powers, BRICS can check US hegemony RAMESH THAKUR?Tehelka.com 2014-08-02 , Issue 31 Volume 11 A different worldview?BRICS leaders profess a shared vision of inclusive global growth and the rapid socio-economic transformation of their own nations. Photo: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR Building blocks?The BRICS bank will give priority to loans for…

  • 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: BBC In places like Laltenganj, the fires are now burning overground.