Global Report from Bhopal Day of Action
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Over 40 people attended a candle-lit vigil in Berkeley tonight to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster. A photo exhibit of Bhopal survivors were displayed on the steps of Sproul Plaza…Shana O. (Read more)
- Los Angeles
Chalking around the science quadrant of the UCLA campus, in memory of Bhopal, and asking UCLA to cease purchasing Dow products…Cary W.
- San Francisco
Die in at Union Square with over 25 “corpses” participating. (Read more about it here)
While the world’s eyes were on climate and environmental talks in Copenhagen, a dozen local organizations in Atlanta came together to propose a “Resolution of Remembrance” to mark the 25th anniversary of the terrible gas leak in Bhopal, India. Considered the world’s worst chemical disaster, the leak has not only claimed thousands of lives but continues to exact a cost on the community today.
Close to 500 individuals and many other organizations added their signatures to the resolution from Dec 3rd, Bhopal’s anniversary to Dec 10th, the International Human Rights Day. Read more about it here.
Public action in Copley Square from 12 PM to 6 PM with a photo exhibit, signing petitions not to work for Dow, a song performance about the fight of the survivors for justice, and a die-in. (Read More)
- Ann Arbor
The Residential College Sustainability Forum and the student government’s Peace and Justice Commission hosted a film showing (The Bhopal Survivors’ Story, 2004) and talk at the University of Michigan… Rachel L. (Read more avout it here)
- Long Island
Bhopal chemical disaster information sets and (i)25th Anniversary fact sheets (ii) Bhopal Updated North America information sheets distributed at Long Island University, New York…Arshiya A.
- New York City
♦ On Dec 3, 2009 about 45 kids, wielding hundreds of paper hearts went to the Dow office in NYC and demanded to speak to someone from Dow. Their message: “Since you don’t have the heart to do what is right for the people of Bhopal, we’ve brought our hearts to you. With them, you can decide to clean up the mess you created and give just compensation to the victims who have lost nearly everything.” (Read More)
♦ Hundreds of NYC Students “Die” on 25th Anniversary of Bhopal Chemical Disaster: Massive Photogenic “Human Installation” in Union Square. On Dec 3, hundreds of students in NYC joined protests around the world demanding accountability from Dow Chemical Company and the Indian government. Several hundred students from Parsons the New School, as part of an all freshman “Laboratory” class, used their bodies in a massive public installation spelling out the words D-O-W in Union Square North. Other participants held up placards spelling out, “Clean Up Bhopal,” in the background. (Read More)
Bloomington City Council passes resolution recognizing the 25th Anniverary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster. (Read more about it here)
Rep. Pallone (D-NJ) made a statement on the floor of the Congress on Dec. 3, 2009. (Read more about it here)
REPORT BHOPAL 25th ANNIVERSARY – India Actions
Download this report, which outlines the campaign activities carried out by Youth Desk of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal to mark the 25th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy. It also offers a glimpse into some of the achievements of the campaign in relation to the activism around the anniversary day.
Download the report PDF, which includes summaries and photos of dozens of actions across India.
Janjagratha Samithi, Palakkad organised a dharna to express solidarity with the victims of the tragedy and also to demand that the government rehabilitate them without further delay…Ravi P. M. (Read more about it here)