Santa evicted after dumping coal at GCM’s boss’s desk – Updated Videos from GCM demo in December 2012

A surprised Father Christmas was thrown out of a multinational corporation’s AGM in London today after presenting the Chairman with a stocking full of coal. Santa Claus was frogmarched out by irate security at the prestigious meeting of GCM Resources, a controversial multinational corporation whose coal mine plans suffered angry condemnation by UN Special Rapporteurs this February. UN experts warned …

City Diary: Santa visits GCM Resources, but investors are left wanting

News story on the GCM AGM published by The Daily Telegraph (UK) on the 3 January, 2013: City Diary: Santa visits GCM Resources, but investors are left wanting By Harriet Dennys Where now for GCM Resources’ controversial mining project in Bangladesh, after a protestor dressed as Santa Claus stormed the company’s pre-Christmas AGM and deposited a stocking full of coal …

Updated List of Recent News Stories in Relation to Phulbari

The following represents an updated list of new stories in relation to the Phulbari issue: The Bangladesh Chronicle (31/12/2012): Asia Energy awaits PM’s Phulbari nod Priyo News (31/12/2012):  Asia Energy awaits PM’s Phulbari nod Coal Guru (24/12/2012): GCM Resources update on AGM Coal Guru (24/12/2012): Phulbari deal not in hurry – PM aide Bdnews24 (22/12/2012):  Phulbari deal not in hurry: PM aide The …

Coal Play inside and outside AGM: GCM takes a beating from Phulbari activists

By Raaj Manik, 22 December 2012 Thursday was a miserable day for the board of GCM Resources, and a day, of what the protesters of the destructive Phulbari Project called ‘ the day for Phulbari Resistance’. Despite the heavy, grey and wet weather in London, protesters of the Phulbari Coal Project and transnational activists of climate justice and environment in …

News: Anger and honour outside the GCM Resources AGM

From the London Mining Network website: Anger and honour outside the GCM Resources AGM Demonstrators from a number of groups gathered outside GCM Resources’ Annual General Meeting in London yesterday. The event was organized by the UK branch of National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas-Mineral Resources and Port-Power of Bangladesh (‘UK Committee’) with the support of other organizations. Demonstrators chanted slogans calling …

GCM AGM 2012: From Phulbari to Niyamgiri!

From the Foil Vedenta website at:  http://www.foilvedanta.org/news/from-phulbari-to-niyamgiri/ From Phulbari to Niyamgiri! Activists from Foil Vedanta joined the Bangladeshi community and other organisations today at the AGM of GCM Resources – the UK based mining company who want to displace 220,000 people for a giant open cast coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh. As 40 protesters shouted slogans outside the Institute of …