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South Asia update

Published by MAC on 2007-04-13

South Asia update

13th April 2007

Will it never stop? Rural resistance to new steel projects in eastern India continues to rise -and now Amnesty International has lent its support to the resisting farmers.

As Bangladesh enters its fourth month of the "emergency", the interim government continues to vacillate over the country's biggest-ever proposed mining project - the Phulbari coal mine, supposedly leased to Global Coal Management (formerly Asia Energy).

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