after midnight poison gas leaked from a factory in Bhopal, India,
owned by the Union Carbide Corporation. There was no warning, none
of the plant's safety systems were working. In the city people woke
in darkness to screams with the gases burning their eyes and lungs.
Whole neighbourhoods fled in panic, many people were trampled, others
convulsed and fell dead. People lost control of their bowels and
bladders as they ran. Within hours thousands of dead bodies lay
in the streets. Read
a survivor's account of "that night". More background
about the bizarre US military invasion of bhopal.net, Warren
Anderson's dinner party, the discovery of Carbide's secret "poison
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artwork, poetry, writing, film, video, photography or music to the
of the shanty towns of Bhopal has come a remarkable flowering of
arts and sciences and we have set up www.bhopal.fm to bring some
of that work to the world.
also welcome contributions from those around the world who support
our struggle and here is how you can send your work.
submitting a piece to Bhopal.FM please send
us an email describing your work and telling us a little about
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should be sent preferably as plain text (ie not a Microsoft Word
file). If the work includes pictures and the formatting is important
you can send it to us as html files.
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more than 800pixels wide. Use Photoshop's "Save for Web"
option to reduce the "weight" of files.
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you can do this yourself and submit the piece on CD or DVD, so much
the better. Otherwise we may be able to have it digitised.