50,000 people marched in Phulbari, Bangladesh on August 26, 2006, to protest against the plan to start an open-pit coal mine in some of the most fertile land of Bangladesh. Paramilitary forces opened fire killing three protestors and injured over 200 people. Every year, August 26 is observed as the “Phulbari Day”.
Coronavirus is spreading fast, and we need to flatten the curve. Mass public events are cancelled in most places – but here are some organising tactics and tools you can use to care for your community and keep calling for justice in these troubling times.
166 million tons of coal and 4.5 gigatons of CO₂ will stay in the ground. This is the fruit of a partnership between climate justice groups, a local Indigenous association, 350.org Brazil, Arayara Institute and the Coal Observatory.