Take a look at our partner website for more background on the historical and ongoing tragedy in Bhopal, The International Medical Commission's findings, survivors' testimonies and the Sambhavna Trust which runs Bhopal People's Health and Documentation Centre, the only independent clinic in Bhopal offering medical care, medicines and monitoring free of cost. http://www.bhopal.org
Get the latest on the class action complaint filed against Union Carbide Corporation and Warren Anderson in New York, November 1999. Have your say in the chat room where Carbide's pending liabilities are being discussed in the run up to the merger with Dow Chemical Corporation later this year. http://www.bhopal-justice.com
This website is dedicated to the origins and makings of the full length feature Bhopal Express which opened to excellent reviews at the Berlin Film Festival in February this year. http://www.bhopalexpress.com
INFACT is a national
grassroots corporate watchdog organization. Founded in 1977, INFACT is best known for its
successful Nestle and GE Boycott Campaigns, and its Academy Award winning documentary Deadly Deception.
TheEssential Action webserver http://essential.org is a directory of must read websites. Essential Action was created to alert activists to current international campaigns and activities. Current campaigns include:
Boycott Shell/Free Nigeria Shell's environmental assault on Nigeria, and related human rights abuses from the military dictatorship. Take action!
Stop The IMF Bailout Resources and links on the IMF's problematic answer to the Asian economic crisis.
Ban the Burn! A project to prevent the dumping of obsolete incinerators in the third world.
No More Bhopals!
15 years after the worst chemical disaster in history in Bhopal, India, citizens around the world are demanding environmental health around the world. Spotlight on Corporations Essential Action's Spotlight on Corporations publishes data on corporate wrongdoing. Data sources include litigation, internal company documents and government filings. They primarily publish important information that has been neglected by the mainstream press, or is in danger of being suppressed by corporate cover-up efforts.
In 1994 an International Medical Commission on Bhopal, chaired by Doctor Rosalie Bertell and including doctors from eleven nations, visited Bhopal to make an independent assessment of the medical situation of the city, and what was needed. Get the background here. http://www.igc.org/trac/bhopal/icmb.html
Pesticides Action Network, UK (PAN UK) is an environmental charity and it includes in its membership a wide range of interests - environmental, food and consumer, farming and growing, conservation, wildlife, medical, health and safety and development organisations, all of whom have long-standing concerns about pesticide issues. http://www.pan-uk.org
The Pesticides Trust supports the Bhopal Medical Appeal which raises funds for the Bhopal People's Health and Documentation Centre. The Centre was established in 1996 by the Sambhavna Trust and book-length annual report is now available. Copies of 'The Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984 - ?' can be ordered from this site. http://www.pan-uk.org/briefing/bhopal.htm
An Australian website with a lot of information on what happened in Bhopal: the aftermath, legal issues, survivors' organisations, pictures and further links. Includes authoritative refutation of Carbide's claims. http://www.ucaqld.com.au/community/bhopal/
The Asia Pacific Environmental Exchange (APEX), a partner of the Sambhavna Clinic, is a new, non-profit, non-governmental international environmental organization with a unique mission: "to prevent the globalization of the toxics crisis and to promote ecologically sustainable alternatives to it". http://www.essential.org/orgs/ban/
The Machine Stops, The Makings and the Meanings
of Catastrophic Technological Failures. An analysis of industrial catastrophes, including
Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Bhopal.
Eco-India website, a discussion about toxic chemicals and in particular methyl isocyanate.
"The Earth has enough for man's needs but not enough for man's greed" Mahatma
From The Chemical Weapons Convention Website, devoted to chemical weapons and chemical warfare, an assessment of the Bhopal accident which helps nail Carbide's "sabotage" lie. http://www.opcw.nl/chemhaz/chemacci.htm
Washington & Lee Law Review, an article about the legal problems which face individuals who suffer at the hands of industrial polluters like Union Carbide. http://www.wlu.edu/~lawrev/text/543/Keithline.htm
RACHEL'S ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH WEEKLY #523, December 5, 1996. An article tracking Carbide's success in evading justice and nailing the company's lie that the accident was the result of sabotage. http://www.monitor.net/rachel/r523.html
Union Carbide ignores Bhopal on its official website, but has shamelessly grabbed the domain of bhopal.com to tell its lies and praise its own actions. You can read Carbide's fantasies here. Then compare the facts. http://www.bhopal.com
An Unending Nightmare: Union Carbide in Bhopal. An article highlighting the inadequacies of the global system and national governments to assure justice in the relations between TNCs and poor communities in developing countries.
The South Asia Citizen's Web carries several articles about Bhopal, including an interview with Jabbar Khan, Convenor of The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathana (the Organization of affected Bhopal female workers). http://www.mnet.fr/aiindex/
Greenpeace, an international environmental organization, assisted in the analysis of samples of groundwater and soil from in and around the site of the Union Carbide Factory. They also launched the "No More Bhopals" campaign internationally on the occasion of the anniversary. http://www.greenpeace.org
The state PIRGs are leading environmental and consumer watchdog organizations serving to preserve the environment, protect consumers and promote democracy. http://www.pirg.org