Press Statement on the 35th Anniversary of World’s Worst Corporate Massacre
December 3, 2019
On the 35th Anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organizations condemned successive governments at the centre and the state for colluding with the corporations responsible for the disaster and denying the survivors justice and a life of dignity for the last three and half decades. They jointly called upon the United Nations to provide urgent humanitarian and technical help to end the ongoing medical and environmental disaster in Bhopal.
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December 02, 2019
On the eve of the 35 Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of four survivors’ organizations condemned the continued apathy of the governments at the centre and state towards medical, economic and social rehabilitation of the survivors.
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December 01, 2019
Led by four local organizations, victims of chronic exposure to groundwater contaminated by Union Carbide’s poisonous wastes, today formed a human chain near the long abandoned pesticide factory. Demonstrating on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, the victims demanded free health care, clean-up of the contaminated lands and adequate compensation from Dow Chemical, current owner of Union Carbide. The organizations said that the MP government’s plan to build a memorial to the disaster at the factory site was but a cover-up for this ongoing crime against the environment and people.
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28 November 2019
Addressing a press conference today, four organizations campaigning for justice on the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal charged the central and the state governments of continued collusion with Union Carbide and its current owner Dow Chemical. To support their charge, the organizations presented documents obtained under RTI on the suppression of findings of a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that could be used to substantiate the Curative Petition for additional compensation for the disaster.
Continue reading RTI Docs Reveal ICMR Suppressed Findings of Study That Found Birth Defects in Babies of Gas Exposed Mothers
ethecon Foundation for ethics and economy is a German environmental organisation. This first – and until now only – foundation that is critical of globalization and corporations. Ethecon has initiated campaigns against Monsanto, Nestlé, Blackwater and TEPCO and has contributed significantly to the construction of a self-governing children’s hospital in Fukushima, which commenced operation in 2013.
Once a year, ethecon Foundation hosts a public award show in Berlin, where they award the Blue Planet Award and the Dead Planet Award. “The Blue Planet Award honours heroic engagement for the preservation of our blue Planet and conversely the Dead Planet Award names and shames those responsible for it’s exploitation, destruction and ultimately downfall to a dead, inhospitable Globe.”
Continue reading ethecon Foundation Honours Human Rights Activist Rachna Dhingra for Her Work to Bring Justice for Bhopal