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The Bhopal LowDOWn is our monthly newsletter. It includes media coverage, past events, ongoing events, and upcoming events.

The LowDOWn is your way to stay connected to the campaign! If you have something to submit, please contact us by the end of the month.

Take action on the 34th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster

Dear Supporter,

This December will mark the 34th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster – and we need your help. There are three ways to participate:

1. Get involved in the campaign
2. Host or join an action/event/fundraiser for the anniversary in your city or online
3. Donate to the campaign to help us sustain our actions

1. Get involved and join the campaign

We are also looking for Coordinating Committee (CC) Members for this year (2018-2019). As part of the CC, you will be responsible for helping develop the campaign in North America. Below are a list of the positions we are seeking:

  • Fundraising Coordinator
    Key tasks: maintain donor relations, expand ICJB fundraising efforts, send annual donor mailing, hold at least 1 fundraising campaign (online or offline)
    Experience: Fundraising background or similar
    Time commitment: 3-8 hours a month
  • Education Coordinator
    Key tasks: Continue development and execution of the Curriculum Package, Continue to build educational resources
    Experience: Curriculum background an asset, passion for education
    Time commitment: 3-8 hours a month
  • DowDuPont Coordinator
    Key tasks: Track DowDuPont in the news
    Experience: Previous experience in corporate accountability campaigns
    Time commitment: 3-8 hours a month
  • Social Media Coordinator
    Key tasks: Track DowDuPont in the news
    Experience: Previous experience working with social media platforms
    Time commitment: 3-8 hours a month

To apply please email justice@bhopal.net with responses to the following:

1) Why are you interested in the position(s)?
2) What skills do you bring to the position(s)?
3) What prior experience do you have with the Bhopal gas disaster and/or ICJB?

We are also looking for general volunteers to join our campaign and continue to put pressure on DowDuPont! We are flexible, and can work around your schedule. Please e-mail justice@bhopal.net for more information.

2. Host or join an event/action/fundraiser for the 34th anniversary

Participate in a solidarity action, or organize your own action to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster. If you are hosting an event, or want to know if there is an event scheduled in your city, please email us at justice@bhopal.net.

Some actions/events ideas include:

* Sit-in/Die-in
* Candle Light Vigil
* Film Screening
* Participate in the ICJB Global Solidarity Fast – The fast will begin 11:59pm on December 2nd and end at 11:59pm on December 3rd. If you are interested in participating in the fast, please email justice@bhopal.net.

Photo Credit: Giles Clarke/Getty Images.

3. Support the Bhopal Struggle

As a campaign that works on corporate accountability, we do not accept corporate funding. The Bhopalis need individual supporters like you to sustain their fight for justice. Remember that while many environmental and human rights organizations support the Bhopalis’ cause, ICJB is the only international organization that is led by the survivors and that fundraises to directly benefit the struggle as envisioned by the survivors. Because of the currency exchange value, even very small recurring amounts make a huge difference! Make a tax-deductible donation (in the U.S.) here.

Join our Facebook Group Here and visit our Facebook Page. Follow us on Twitter here.

Photo Credit: Giles Clarke/Getty Images.

This campaign LowDOWn is brought to you by members of ICJB North America.

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The LowDOWn – Victory and Votes Edition, November 2014

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Victory and Votes Edition

Brought to you by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America

 In this issue:

1. On the ground – Victory!
2. VOTE NOW! – BENNY Activists’ Choice Award and Public Eye Award
3. 30th Anniversary Calendar of Events
4. Year End Appeal Letter
5. Take Action!

Continue reading The LowDOWn – Victory and Votes Edition, November 2014

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September 2014 – LowDOWn Newsletter

Brought to you by:
The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America


  1. Hot Off The Press

US Judge rules in favor of The Union Carbide Corporation

Dow Clean Up Bhopal NowAs has been done on several previous occasions, Judge Keenan of the Southern District of New York recently ruled in favour of The Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical) on the issue of ongoing soil and groundwater contamination. This is despite evidence,  presented by the survivors’ US-based legal defense (EarthRights International, Sharma & Deyoung LLP, and the Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko), proving that the Union Carbide Corporation played a central role in designing and maintaining their Bhopal plant.

This decision will be appealed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which has previously reversed several of Keenan’s prior dismissals of cases against The Union Carbide Corporation.

Continue reading September 2014 – LowDOWn Newsletter

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