All posts by Guneet Narula

Modi Govt Completes 1 Year, Bhopal Gas Victims have Nothing to Cheer

PRESS RELEASE

(This press release is available in Hindi here)

At a press conference today, survivors of the December ‘84 Union Carbide gas disaster, condemned the NDA government for its failure to secure justice and provide rehabilitation during its one year rule. The conference was organized jointly by five Bhopal based organizations fighting for the rights of the survivors on the occasion of the completion of one year of the NDA government.

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Twitter Action: Dow Chemical Stockholder Meeting 2015

Friends, Supporters, Survivors,

The Dow Chemical Company will host its 118th Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10:00AM Eastern Time until 11:00AM Eastern Time.

Andrew Liveris, Dow Chairman and CEO, will deliver the keynote address. Here are the details.

This is an opportunity for us to tweet at Dow Chemical and remind them, and everyone, about the blood on their hands.

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Vigil For Bhopal At The Consulate General of India

Dear Friends & Bhopal supporters,

We are holding a small vigil outside the NYC consulate as part of Amnesty International’s annual Get on the Bus actions. The purpose of the action is to ask the Indian consulate to ensure that Dow is served and complies with the recent summons to appear in Indian courts. A letter to the consulate is attached which provides more context.

 

What: Vigil for Bhopal
Where: NYC Consulate 3 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
When: Friday, April 17, 1:45 to 2:30 pm

 

We will have several posters, but feel free to bring your own. We will send out some suggested slogans for posters.

 

If you or your group is active on twitter please tweet the action to @DowChemical (also  @IndianEmbassyUS). We will send out messages and hashtags tomorrow.
You may print out and mail/fax attached letter, email it, or call the DC consulate. contact info is here. Let us know if you communicate with them.

 

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Letter to President Obama on the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Disaster

Mr. Barak Obama,
President, United States of America,
The White House,
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20500

December 3, 2014

Subject: Letter from the Survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India.

Sir,

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, we five organizations of survivors’ of Bhopal, India, wish to present the following for your consideration and action.

Today in Bhopal the death toll due to the leak of toxic gases from a pesticide factory has risen close to 25 thousand dead and counting. 150 thousand people are battling chronic illnesses. Tuberculosis and cancers are rampant. Tens of thousands of children born after the disaster carry the mark of the poisons their parents inhaled on the midnight of 2-3 December 1984.

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Bhopal Survivors: Governments of USA & India Directly Responsible for Neglecting The Ongoing Tragedy

Press Release:

Bhopal, 3rd December 2014

At the rally organized of the 30th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, five organizations of survivors made an appeal to people all over the world to put pressure on responsible parties to end the disasters in their fourth decade. They asked supporters to help make Union Carbide, USA and its 100 % owner Dow Chemical acknowledge their roles in the continuing human suffering in Bhopal and make amends so that a realistic goal of ending the disaster by 2024 can be achieved.

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