Contents of www.bhopal.net

 

List of all pages on current website, July 2002 onwards


OLDSITE/FEATURES


features/bhopalandbabylon.html
Mrs Anderson's dinner party


features/ncleadershipcouncil.html
The leadership council of the Nature Conservancy


features/Ajos-Bavispe.html
Ajos-Bavispe National Forest, related to NC piece


features/redgrowtherashesO.html
Dow multinational anthem


features/forthcomingstories.html
Stories that were to have been written but never were (should still do them)


features/suketu.html
Suketu Mehta's piece/s on Bhopal, needs editing


features/research/human-sacrifice.html
Human sacrifice lives on in India


features/research/whereiswarrentoday.html
Six webcams for people to look out for Warren Anderson


features/anti-environment-funders.html
Corporations funding anti-environment campaigns by Environment Working Group


ppp.htm
2001 position paper by Tim Elliot on Corporate Predators


features/EPA - envirofacts.html
Welcome to Envirofacts, your one-stop source for environmental information. From the EPA who gave Union Carbide an award for environmentalism (!)


features/fakes.html
Don't be fooled! Tactics used by big business against environmental groups


features/corporat.htm
Environmental Secrecy Brief - A Nationwide Campaign by Corporations to Evade Environmental Responsibility

 

OLDSITE/THANAL - directory of docs about THANAL's fight in Karnataka

 

OLDSITE

paintingcompetition.html
Sambhavna promoted children's painting competition 2004

rebuttal.html and sprickrebuttal.html
ICJB rebuttal of Dow position on Bhopal

documentlist2.html
This document

factorytour1.html
Start page for visual tour of factory

alienvspredator.html
Union Carbide and Indian politicians devour victims

websitehistory.html
Brief history of bhopal.net

heyprestoitsCarbide.html
Union Carbide's hurried resurrection on eve of criminal hearing in Bhopal

airqualityreport.pdf
Cuddalore air quality

jhadoomaroappeal.html
Say it with brooms - Women launch jhadoo campaign

jhaadoogame.html
Joy from despair, hope from nothing. Sambhavna's jhadoo game

chennaireport.html
jhadoos United. Champa travels to Chennai

jhadoomaro.html
The Universal Language of Jhadoo

excerpts.html
Risk-taking, cover-up and derogation of responsibility - as shown in excerpts from Carbide's secret documents

eloor.html
Report on fire in Eloor chemical plant

hungerstrike2003.html and waterlessfastpetition.html
Fast for a Clean Up in Bhopal

hungerdiary.html
FAST-WITHOUT-WATER FOR JUSTICE IN BHOPAL - incomplete diary of waterless fast (days 1 and 2)

endtour.html
Bhopal survivors end 2003 tour

contaminationtour.html
A quick illustrated tour of the major discoveries relating to environmental pollution found in Carbide's secret documents

18thanniversaryjhadoos.html
 DOW CHEMICALS ACCEPTS BROOMS, CONTAMINATED SOIL AND WATER FROM BHOPAL SURVIVORS; WILL RECOMMEND REMEDIATION MEASURES, December 2002

22Novemberpressrelease.html
New evidence highlights Dow Chemical's environmental liability in Bhopal - Poison Papers

23Octoberpressrelease.html
Bhopal Activists Confront Dow Chemical CEO Michael Parker

august2002.html
Front page from Bhopal.Net for August 2002

july8-31-2003.html
Front page stories July 8 - 31 2002

testingonhumans.html
Dow wants to test poisons on humans

poisonpapers.html
23 November 2002 - Second deadly secret slides out of Carbide’s ‘poison papers’

chat.html
Slum children of gas tragedy to tell their tale to US teenagers
www.worldtrek.org to host chat on worst industrial disaster
The Hindustan Times Bhopal, June 4

CC9mar2001.html
Increasing atrocities on women decried
Central Chronicle, 9th March 2001

CC6mar2001.html
Hazardous chemicals still lying in Carbide plant
Central Chronicle 6th March 2001

CC7mar2001.html
Fate of claim courts hangs in balance
Central Chronicle, 7th March 2001

CC6mar2001_2.html
VK Jain's bail plea rejected
Central Chronicle, 6th March 2001

CC4mar2001.html
Deprived gas claimants get another chance
Central Chronicle, 4th March 2001

CC3mar2001.html
SC fiat to invite fresh claims from gas victims
Central Chronicle, 3rd March 2001

CC2mar2001_2.html
Bhopal victims demonstrate outside firms offices
The Times of India News Service, 2nd March 2001

CC2mar2001.html
VK Jain remanded to 15 days judicial custody
Central Chronicle, 2nd March 2001

CC29jan2001.html
Gas victim colony neglected: Sangathan
Central Chronicle, 29th January 2001

CC26feb2001.html
SB of Indore presents ambulance for Bhopal Memorial Hospital
Central Chronicle, 26th February 2001

CC23feb2001.html
VK Jain arrested by SPE sleuths
Central Chronicle, 23rd February 2001

CC22mar2001.html
125 shanties gutted at Ayub Nagar
Central Chronicle, 22nd March 2001

CC22jan2001.html
Gas victim colony sans basic facilities
Central Chronicle, 22nd January 2001

CC19jan2001.html
Destitute women demonstrate, court arrest
Central Chronicle, 19th January 2001

CC18jan2001.html
Adivasi activists arrested
Central Chronicle, 18th January 2001

CC15mar2001.html
Gas Welfare office yet to receive SC order
Central Chronicle, 15th March 2001

CC13mar2001.html
Campaign against Dow launched
Central Chronicle 13th March 2001

cbiprobe.html
CBI probe into gas relief expenditure demanded
M.P. Chronicle, November 13th, 2000

carbidesharesdrop.html
Union Carbide Shares Drop After Warning
October 13

carbideEPAaward.html
Carbide capable of "outstanding environmental quality"???
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On April 18th 2000 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Union Carbide Corporation with it's highest award, the Environmental Quality Award (see http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000418/ct_epa_uni_1.html). EPA Administrator Jeanne Fox said "the award is presented to those companies… who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality in its region."

campnews.html
Campaign news 1999-2001
Regular updates on the local, national and international campaign for justice in Bhopal and information on the activities of the survivors' organisations
Currently.... Aside from the Class Action Complaint against Union Carbide Corporation and Warren Anderson (The Chief Exceutive Officer of UCC at the time of the disaster in Bhopal), the big news at the moment is the struggle to prevent the Dow Chemical Corporation (who have now swallowed up Union Carbide Corporation - they merged February 6th, 2001) pushing their poisonous products and practices in India.

cag.html
CAG accuses state Govt of misusing gas relief fund
The M.P. Chronicle (Bhopal) 11th November 2000

burson.html
The Burson-Marsteller Hall of Shame

bombaypics.html
DOW YOU NOW HAVE THE BLOOD OF BHOPAL PEOPLE ON YOUR HANDS - pictures from Bombay protest

bombaydharna.html
Bhopal gas victims stage dharna against Clinton visit
The Hindu March 24, 2000

bmhtrust.html
The Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust
(front page of section)

BMHT.html
3. The Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust

billboard.html
MUSIC TO MY EARS 'Bhopal Express':
Try To Catch The Wind
from the Billboard online site http://www.billboard.com
No matter how softly it blows, the wind is always cruel, since it touches everything but feels nothing. On the night of Dec. 2, 1984, in a working-class precinct of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh in India, evil came as casually as a sigh; the Angel of Death exhaled and created the worst industrial disaster in history.

bianca.html
Statement by Bianca Jagger about move to reduce charges against Anderson


bhtarticle.html
High use of addictive, doubtful drugs at Carbide hospital, says study
Central Chronicle, March 5th, 2000 (Sunday)

bhopexpinv.html
Invitation from Mahesh to Carbide CEO and PRO to attend Bhopal Express screening

bhopalnetclosesdown.html
SHIT, THEY WERE JOKING
(flick my pic to see my bloomers blaze)

bhopalexpress.html
AID University of Texas chapter screens Bhopal Express

bhopalcity.html
Couple of features on Bhopal the city

bhopal_revisited.html
by Terry Allan
taken from MOFGA - the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
http://www.mofga.org/mofgj00ta.html
(This website has a wealth of information on organic farming and genetic engineering)

bhopal.mov
ICJB video (shot by Greenpeace) of the famous factory action where police were caught on film beating activists

Bhopal_chronology.doc
The Bhopal Chronology of Events

Bhopal-comp.doc
Submission of survivors to Supreme Court in the compensation distribution case
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. _______ OF 2003
(A PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 32 OF THE CONSTITUION OF INDIA)
IN THE MATTER OF
Abdul Samad Khan and Ors. PETITIONERS
AND
Union of India and Ors RESPONDENTS
WITH
I.A. NO. __________OF 2003- Application for directions.P A P E R B O O K
(FOR INDEX PLEASE SEE INSIDE)
ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONERS: S. Muralidhar.

Bhopal Hunger Strike Action.doc
Polite People Get Poisoned;
Angry People Get Organised
ICJB appeal to people to support the (?)2003 hungerstrike (2003 because issue of reducing charges against Anderson is not mentioned)

Bhopal FAQs Mar 03.doc
18th anniversary FAQ

BGIAvolunteer.html
Information for volunteers for the Bhopal Group for Information & Action, now part of the ICJB

belli.html
Enter justice, in alligator boots and a polka-dot tie
Trevor Fishlock, writing in The Times, 11 December 1984

begging.html
Carbide cash going a begging
By Sudhir K Singh
BHOPAL 21/4/2000: There is a sneaking, rear in some quarters that the left-over of the compensation money - a whopping Rs 700-800 crore- for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy may be claimed back the US-based Union Carbide Corporation in case it goes undisbursed.
The funds have been lying in the custody of the Supreme Court registrar since the Carbide management agreed to cough out $470 million (Rs 715 crore) as compensation following an agreement with the Indian Government in March 1989.

beetles.html
Beetles breed in boy's body

BBCweb4dec2000.html
Bhopal disaster anniversary marked
Monday, 4 December, 2000, 02:08 GMT
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

BBCweb3dec99b.html
Bhopal marks 15th anniversary
Friday, 3 December, 1999, 05:08 GMT, BBC News Online
By Satish Jacob in Delhi

BBCweb3dec99.html
Bhopal site 'still badly polluted'
Friday, 3 December, 1999, 15:53 GMT BBC News Online
By Environment Correspondent Alex Kirby

BBCweb3dec99.html
Bhopal site 'still badly polluted'
Friday, 3 December, 1999, 15:53 GMT BBC News Online
By Environment Correspondent Alex Kirby

BBCweb16nov99.html
Bhopal victims file fresh charges
Tuesday, November 16, 1999 Published at 18:21 GMT BBC News Online
By Mahesh Pandey in Bhopal

bandursban.html
US Acts to ban home pesticide Dursban
National Mail, Bhopal 14.6.2000

atalayubjan2000.html
Atal-Ayub Nagar
- a community that carries the name of the
Prime Minister of India and the toxic legacy of
Union Carbide Corporation, USA
Bhopal Group for Information and Action, January 2001

assocpress5899.html
Dow Chemical To Buy Union Carbide
By JUSTIN HYDE, Associated Press Writer, 5th August 1999

asianage.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part I
Union Carbide takeover by US firm runs into rough weather
The Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com

asianage2.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part III
Union Carbide shields former chairman Anderson
The Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com/asianage/29052000/detind07.htm

asianage3.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part II
Tomorrow: Business as usual? Union Carbide shields former chairman, says
mishap was caused by internal sabotage, but refuses to name the saboteur
Delhi's apathy: compensation yet to reach victims
Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com

asian2age.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part II
Tomorrow: Business as usual? Union Carbide shields former chairman, says
mishap was caused by internal sabotage, but refuses to name the saboteur
Delhi's apathy: compensation yet to reach victims
Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com

asian3age.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part III
Union Carbide shields former chairman Anderson
The Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com/asianage/29052000/detind07.htm

asian4age.html
BHOPAL TRAGEDY part IV
120,000 survivors are in desperate need of medical attention
The Asian Age website http://www.asianage.com

artindexoctdec2000.html
Press clippings
October - December 2000

artindexjulsep2000.html
Press clippings
July - September 2000

artindexjanmar2000.html
Press clippings
January - March 2000

artindexaprjun2000.html
Press clippings
April - June 2000

artindex1999.html
Press clippings  1999
This website was launched on the 15th anniversary (December 2nd/3rd 1999) of the Bhopal Union Carbide disaster.
We have many documents, reports and newsclippings dating from
before the disaster to when this index starts.

artindex.html
Latest press clippings
This page contains local, national and international news items on the gas affected people in Bhopal and related issues from January 1st 2001 to the present - more articles coming soon - 1999 / 2000 articles and reports:
up to Jan 2000 / Jan - Mar 2000 / April - June 2000 / July - Sep 2000 / Oct - Dec 2000 / Jan 2001 - present

articles.html
Menu page for the following articles:
Corporate Crimes & Their Body Count - Rahul Mahajan - corporatecrimes.html
Mercy for the Martyrs of Bhopal - Dominique Lapierre - mercy.html

armageddon.html
Ban Toxics - Armageddon, Inc.
5.5.2000

appeal2000.html
Notice of Appeal in the Class Action

anderson-quotes.html
The words of Chairman Anderson
Now that the Indian government has asked the United States to extradite Warren Anderson, it may help journalists to have a library of quotes from the man who headed the company responsible for the world's worst industrial disaster.

amuse.html
PLANS TO TURN THE UNION CARBIDE SITE INTO AN 'AMUSEMENT PARK'
On behalf of the victims of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster, Abdul Jabbar Balkrishna Namdeo and Rashida Bi sent their strong condemnation of the ministry of tourism's recently publicised proposal  (below) to convert the notorious factory site into an international amusement park and tourist centre.

amendedplaint.html
Amended complaint in the New York Class Action suit

ageofglob.html
BHOPAL AND THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Fifteen years ago, on December 3, 1984, the Union Carbide Corporation leaked poisonous gases into the city of Bhopal, India from its pesticide factory. In one night of chemical terror several thousand residents were killed and hundreds of thousands of others were injured, many of them permanently. Bhopal has been called the "Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry", the worst commercial industrial disaster in history.

agentorange.html
the effects of Agent Orange

aeschylus.html
Lines from the Choëphoræ by Aeschylus written in Athens, 458 BC
Translation by Bhopal.Net

actionplaint.html - actionplaint2.html - actionplaint3.html
The Dow Chemical International Private Ltd. suit against
The National Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

actionanderson.html
Action against Anderson
(part of class action complaint brought against Union Carbide and its former chairman,
Warren Anderson in the Southern District of New York, UNITED STATES)

actionalert27-12-02.html
After 12 years of legal battle, gas-affected women workers have won their case in the Bhopal Labour Court. As per orders, they are to be regularised, treated at par with other Government workers and paid arrears from April 1998. Also, their monthly salary -- currently less than $40 (Rs. 2000) -- will be increased to Rs. 5000 ($100) as per the orders. However, we fear that the Government of Madhya Pradesh with its track record of insensitivity to the plight of the victims of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster, will again impede the deliverance of justice to the women workers by appealing the decision. Any delay would cause tremendous hardship to the women who are already surviving at or below poverty level. Kindly take action by faxing, phoning the bureaucrats listed below, and also circulate this action alert widely to labour activists, women's groups and other human rights or environmental organisations.

abscond.html
Where's Warren?

AANfire21mar2001.html
Yet another Carbide factory fire - residents left homeless and traumatised

6posters.html
The Terror Twins and other posters from the ICJB - this set created for a vigil outside the Indian High Commission, London

4counts.html
Survivors organisations in Bhopal oppose the merger of DOW and CARBIDE on 4 counts:

3liabilities.html
Dow faces triple liability in Bhopal

1stOct-13Nov-2002.html
Bhopal.Net front page news stories, 1 Oct - 13 Nov, 2002

16thdemands.html
16th Anniversary of the 1984 Union Carbide Disaster
Survivors' Demands

16thcomparison.html
16th Anniversary health care report: the ongoing medical disaster 2.12.2000
1984-2000 - A comparison of the three main health care givers to the gas affected in Bhopal:
1. Department of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation
2. The Sambhavna Trust / Bhopal Peoples' Health and Documentation Clinic
3. The Bhopal Hospital Trust / The Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust

16carbide.html
...continues to kill in Bhopal by:
- withholding information on composition of the leaked gases so that proper treatment cannot be developed
- refusing to accept liability and pay proper compensation
- leaving their mounds of poisonous chemicals to seep into the groundwater in and around the factory
- absconding from the bhopal criminal courts
- sponsoring the bhopal memorial hospital trust that compounds the suffering already caused by prescribing harmful drugs
are they anywhere near you?

10JulyBhopalRally.doc
National Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
Delhiites Rally in Support of Bhopal Gas Survivors
For Immediate Release
NEW DELHI, 10 JULY, 2002

proclamation.html and enlarged.html
PROCLAMATION BY BHOPAL MAGISTRATES COURT IN WASHINGTON POST 1 JANUARY 1992.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND TOUCH HIGHLIGHTED AREA TO ENLARGE

signapetition.html
Petition to William Stavropoulos from Jobs With Justice participants and others

jwj-appeal.html
APPEAL TO JWJ PARTICIPANTS

congressletter.html and congressletter.pdf
US CONGRESSPERSONS ASK DOW CHEMICAL TO TAKE BHOPAL DISASTER LIABILITIES, .pdf file is a facsimile of the letter with 18 signatures

december2002.html
Bhopal.net front page news stories for December 2002

court1672003.html
Proceedings before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bhopal on July 16, 2003 in Criminal Case No. RT- 8460/96
Deposition and Cross Examination of two Prosecution Witnesses, submission of letters related to request for extradition of Warren M Anderson and documents related to merger of Union Carbide Corporation, USA with The Dow Chemical Company, USA.
Prosecution Witness No. 100: Mr. J K Khanna, retired Meteorologist Grade I
Prosecution Witness No. 101: Mr. V K Dham [49] son of Mr. A L Dham, currently Inspector Anti-Corruption, Government of NCT Delhi.

orphans.html
The Orphans' Stories - The Bhopal orphans stage a protest for jobs and for the Chief Minister to make good his promises. Picture and brief biographies.

arun.html
ARUN [30] at the time of the disaster house lived in no 19/1, Shri Ram Mandir, Chhola Road. He was the youngest of five children. He has two sisters Kamla and Mithila, both married before disaster and two brothers Bhim and Arjun.

anita.html
ANITA [19] is the sister of SADANAND [23]. They lived at the time of the disaster at house no 11, Gali no. 3, Ibrahimganj. Anita now lives in Sehore, outside Bhopal. Their father was a driver in the state road transport corporation. He drove buses.

afroze.html
Sister to Feeroza and Firdous. The three sisters lost their father Munney Khan of his injuries within a few months of the disaster. Their mom was already dead. Dad was a bidi salesman doing well in his profession. They had their own house. After Dad died they only had their grandma. Grandma used to be always worried that she would die before ]getting the girls married. [She died in '93]. So Feeroza was married when she was fourteen.

feroza.html
FEEROZA [27] at the time of the disaster lived in Gali no. 1, behind the police station in Shahajahanabad. She is one of three sisters, the others being Firdous (24) and Afroze (22).

firdaus.html
Sister to Feeroza and Afroze. Married to Shahid Noor. The three sisters lost their father Munney Khan of his injuries within a few months of the disaster. Their mom was already dead. Dad was a bidi salesman doing well in his profession. They had their own house. After Dad died they only had their grandma. Grandma used to be always worried that she would die before ]getting the girls married. [She died in '93]. So Feeroza was married when she was fourteen.

ganga.html
She does not know where she lived at the time of the disaster or what happened to her family. No relative came to claim her when she was found by social workers. so she and other three kids - Rani, Rajesh and Suresh lived together in a room in the 'Kalyani Working Women's Hostel' under the care of one Kamla Bai who took care of them.

pramode.html
PRAMODE [20] at the time of the disaster lived in house no. 25, Gali no. 1, Kainchi Chhola (now part of Teela Jamalpura) He was the only child of his parents who died on the night of the disaster. Father Kishorilal used to work in the railways. Pramode was not even one year old when his parents died.

sadanand.html
SADANAND [23] and his sister ANITA [19] lived at the time of the disaster at house no 11, Gali no. 3, Ibrahimganj. Anita now lives in Sehore, outside Bhopal. Their father was a driver in the state road transport corporation. He drove buses.

sanjay.html
Sanjay was a toddler when Carbide's poisons entered the house where he and his family were sleeping. His parents and all his family died except for brother Sunil, who was 12 and their sister Mamta, 10.

satish.html
SUMAN [27] and SATISH [24] at the time of the disaster house lived at no. 25, Gali no. 3, Kainchi Chhola. They lost their father, mother and two brothers [18 months and three and a half years] due to the disaster. Father Nathuram worked in the railways. He had just come back from his duty when the gas hit. The whole family held on to each other and tried escaping the clouds. Dad said we will take a train and go somewhere. maybe to Indore which was their mothers parents' place. But they could not run all the way to the station (which in any case was full of deadly gas - an entire tribe of gypsies died there, 200 of them without one survivor to say who they were.). Half a kilometer short of the station platform they collapsed on the tracks. Mom died there. Dad was taken to the hospital where he died the same day [3rd december]. The two little brothers died the next day.

shahid.html see also wahid.html
Tonight, 10th July, Shahid and his brother Wahid Noor were dragged out of the protesters' tent. Shahid was taken to the Jaiprakash Hospital where they told him they would force feed him via an intravenous drip. He has run away. Shahid Noor has been on hunger-thirst strike since the morning of the 7th July. He hasn't eaten or drunk. His father Mohammed Shakib, was an employee at the Food Corporation of India. Shahid, his sister Nilofer and their youngest brother Wahid, who was one year old on the morning of the disaster, lost both of their parents. They lived very close to the factory, in the direct line of the killing wind.

shahid-hindi.html
Hindi appeal by Shahid Noor, in Roman script

suman.html
SUMAN [27] and SATISH [24] at the time of the disaster house lived at no. 25, Gali no. 3, Kainchi Chhola. They lost their father, mother and two brothers [18 months and three and a half years] due to the disaster. Father Nathuram worked in the railways. He had just come back from his duty when the gas hit. The whole family held on to each other and tried escaping the clouds. Dad said we will take a train and go somewhere. maybe to Indore which was their mothers parents' place. But they could not run all the way to the station (which in any case was full of deadly gas - an entire tribe of gypsies died there, 200 of them without one survivor to say who they were.). Half a kilometer short of the station platform they collapsed on the tracks. Mom died there. Dad was taken to the hospital where he died the same day [3rd december]. The two little brothers died the next day.

 

whoami.html
Guess who this is. No prizes.

police.html
Yet again police attack gas victims.Nov 25th 2002 action, naming officers who led the squad.
Brajkumar Rusia - Sub Divisional Magistrate
R.S. Narwaria - City Superintendant of Police
Sanjay Borkar - Station House Officer

policebrutality.html
Frame by frame account of the police attack on survivors during the 25-11-2002 factory action

july1-7-2003.html
Bhopal.net front page stories 1st to 7th July 2003

righttopoison.html
Indian Chemical Companies Seek a Right to Poison - July 7, 2003

WelcometoBhopalNet.html
Duane "Dog" Chapman and other stories from the good old days.

govthidandersonrequest.html
Indian government tried to hide Anderson extradition news
BHOPAL 9 JULY 2003

july2pressstatement.html
July 2, 2003
Press StatementBhopal gas victims Jubilant Over India's Request to US to Extradite Anderson

june2003.html
"Knickers everywhere mysteriously igniting" and other front page stories from Bhopal.Net

pesticidepoisoning.html
Letter to Steve Tvetden from John S. Blye, D.C.
Pesticide poisoning and its effects on the brain

searchingforwarren.html
June 18, 2003
Hunting Warren Anderson - Transcript of TV programme
In December 1984, a toxic cloud of gas from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, silently enveloped the surrounding city, leaving thousands dead. For almost 20 years, the survivors of the disaster have sought punishment for those they hold responsible, and they start at the top. They're targeting the American chief executive of the company - the now-retired 82-year-old Warren Anderson. So where does the buck stop when it comes to culpability for the world's worst industrial tragedy? Amos Cohen reports on the hunt for Warren Anderson.

iwmappeal.html
Iraqi Women's League
Open appeal to all women's organisations in the UK

hillelejagjorduniya.html lyrics and hear the song! - hillele-jagjor-duniya.mp3
the world is shaken up
when the people march
 the mountains tremble the rivers and lakes tremble
and waves rise up in the oceans
when the people march

popoff.html
Indiana
The Bloomington Free Press
June 5th-20th, 2003Paper Trail
by Jason Vest
The giant sucking sound you heard just over a month ago wasn't jobs
going south, but Herald-Times business editor Brian Werth's
journalisticly providing longtime Dow Chemical chieftain Frank Popoff
the most intimate of lip service. Not that this was necessarily
surprising: lord knows the local rag has done much to earn it's popular
"Horrible-Terrible" nickname. But "Former Dow Chairman Reflects on
Economic and Societal Links," Werth's April 28th offering, is such a
brazen piece of journalism-as-deferential-stenography that it simply
demands a post-mortem.

may2003.html
Front page stories from bhopal.net for May 2003

wellofdeath.html
SLUMS SPRAWL IN SHADOW OF BHOPAL GAS LEAK INDIANS EKE OUT LIVING 12 YEARS AFTER DISASTER DESPITE SUSPECTED
CONTAMINATION OF WATER, SOIL Kenneth J. Cooper Washington Post Foreign Service June 27, 1996

mythological.html and kingslynn.html
Mythological beings descend on King's Lynn and other stories from Bhopal.Net
(THE INSCRUTABLE POWER OF THE JHADOO)

pacemeeting.html
BHOPAL TRADE UNION SURVIVORS REPORT FRUITFUL
MEETING WITH AMERICAN TRADE UNIONISTS
May 9, 2003, CLARE, MICHIGAN - Leaders of the trade union - Bhopal Gas Affected
Women Stationery Workers Association - today addressed the statewide meeting of the
Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy (PACE) Workers Union's Michigan Council
in Clare, Michigan to update them on their struggle against Dow Chemical and
Government of India for gas-affected workers' rights to livelihood, and justice for all
survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal.

globalrelayfast.html
Bhopal Activists End Hunger Strike on 12th Day
Launch Global Relay Fast
Washington, D.C. 12 May, 2003 -- Two women survivors and a long-time Bhopal activist today ended their
12-day hunger strike for justice in Bhopal at the Gandhi Statue in front of the Indian Embassy today in
Washington, D.C. They called upon supporters worldwide to sign on to the Worldwide Relay Hunger Strike
for Justice in Bhopal and keep it alive until the 19th Bhopal anniversary on December 3, 2003.

greendale.html
BHOPAL SURVIVORS' STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE
COMMUNITY OF GREENDALE, NEAR DETROIT, MICHIGAN

stavropouloslies.html
DOW CHAIRMAN LIES TO SHAREHOLDERS
ABOUT CARBIDE’S LIABILITIES IN BHOPAL
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, May 8, 2003 -- After a long-awaited meeting with The Dow Chemical Chairman William
Stavropoulos, survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, who are on the eighth day of
their hunger strike, said Dow not only came up with no offers for relief and rehabilitation, but also
openly lied about its criminal liabilities in Bhopal. Speaking at the Annual shareholders meeting,
Stavropoulos claimed that its subsidiary Union Carbide Corporation faces no criminal charges relating
to the Bhopal disaster, and the only outstanding charges were against Carbide’s former chairman Warren
Anderson.

wallstreetjournal08052003.html
Bhopal Haunts Dow Chemical
Two Decades After the
Disaster
Disaster Survivors to Speak At Shareholders Meeting
By JIM CARLTON and THADDEUS HERRICK
Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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Bhopal Protest Reflects
Continued Calls for Justice
by Meena MenonMUMBAI, India - Rashida Bi, a survivor of the world's worst industrial
disaster and, more than 18 years after the Bhopal gas leak, still a
victim, is among those who will demonstrate for justice Thursday outside
the offices of the U.S-based Dow Chemical, where a shareholders' meeting
will be held.

May2003AGMpressstatement.html
DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION BETWEEN SURVIVORS OF WORST
CHEMICAL DISASTER AND INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Fasting Bhopal Survivors Bring Their Demands for Justice
to Dow Chemical Annual Shareholder Meeting and Dow CEO

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Front page stories from Bhopal.net during January to April 2003

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Press Statement, 30 January 2003
At a press conference organized by the Sambhavna Trust today, a group of
top medical specialists from Bhopal expressed serious concerns on the
continuing health problems of the people affected by the December '84
Union Carbide disaster and contamination of ground water. In his opening
remarks, Padmabhusan Dr. P M Bhargava, an internationally famed
molecular biologist and Chairman of the trust called for immediate steps for
carrying out research on the health status of the affected population so that
appropriate preventive and curative measures could be undertaken.

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Students hold candlelit vigil outside Dow CEO's home on the 18th anniversary, find him hosting a party
Midland Michigan, 3 December 2002

peoplevpoison.html - Bhopal.Net op ed following the 25 Nov 2002 factory action
Yesterday we had a phone call from Bhopal, from one of the activists involved in the action at the defunct Union Carbide plant – he
can be seen being dragged and kicked in the back in the ICJB video, He said, "Don't focus on the police brutality. We're not
happy about it, but we don't want it to distract from the main issue. The focus should stay on Dow Chemical cleaning up the
contamination created, then abandoned, by Union Carbide in Bhopal."
With due respect to our friend, the violence of the police, unprovoked and over-the-top as it was, can't be ignored. The world has
seen the video footage and it's about time people knew what the survivors struggling for justice are up against: not just an
immoral corporation and its allies in the US establishment; not just a succession of Indian administrations so eager to cultivate
rich multinationals that they betrayed their duty to their own poorest people; but a Madhya Pradesh state government, various
officials of which have over the years demonstrated themselves to be spineless, incompetent and corrupt. It was the state
government that sent in the goons, but it is Union Carbide (now hiding like a toxic Jonah within the Dow whale) that is responsible
for the problem.
As we now know from Union Carbide's own secret papers, the company used inferior technology in Bhopal, neglected its Bhopal
factory, failed to train its workers, took no remedial action when repeatedly warned that the plant was unsafe, provided inadequate
waste disposal facilities, heavily contamined the soil and water within the plant, knew that its poisons would spread beyond its
boundaries, for ten years knew the danger to local drinking water, issued no warning and did nothing to stop it. There are also
strong grounds for suspecting that Eveready Industries (as Union Carbide was by then calling itself) worked with a corrupt official
to dupe the State government into allowing it to relinquish its lease without properly decontaminating the site and remedying the
damage to Bhopal's ground water.
From the day that Union Carbide set foot in Bhopal, it let loose poisons that are still flowing – in the ravaged lungs of its 1984
methyl-isocyanate victims – in the breast milk of women who live near the plant and were not warned that their water was being
poisoned – in the aquifer itself, deep underground, and massively difficult to restore – and in the bile of local government officials
whom, as we now know, the corporation regarded with contempt, and who were made to look like monkeys by its trickery

parkermemo.html
An Open Letter to All Employees, on the Tragedy in Bhopal, India 18 Years Ago
Dow Headquarters, Midland Michigan Thursday, November 28, 2002
Memo sent to all Dow employees by its CEO Michael Parker, later sacked for incompetence

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December 4th, 2002
INVESTORS URGE DOW CHEMICAL TO TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR BHOPAL DISASTER
Letter Sent to Parker, Stavropoulos on Opening Day
of Salomon Smith Barney Chemical Conference

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ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AND BEATEN
BY BHOPAL POLICE

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AN APPEAL TO TAKE PART IN AN URGENT FAX ACTION ON BEHALF OF 56 MEMBERS OF
THE CLEAN-UP TEAM FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES IN BHOPAL ON DECEMBER 5
Dear Friends,
On 25th November, 2002, survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster along
with supporters of the campaign for justice in Bhopal entered the derelict
Union Carbide factory site to make safe a portion of the toxic wastes
abandoned by Union Carbide. The activists were violently removed from the
factory site by the Madhya Pradesh police who beat, kicked, dragged and
abused the trained personnel who had gathered at the factory to begin
containment of the toxic wastes. Among those violently harassed by the
police were gas-affected women and supporters from 14 countries. Not only
has the Madhya Pradesh State Government failed to deliver justice to the
survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster. It has gone so far as
to violently crush any attempts by the survivors to protect their own
health. In doing so, the Government has exposed its eagerness to protect
the US multinational Dow Chemical even at the cost of its own people.

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From Nityanand Jayaraman in Bhopal - Account of the factory action
25 November, 2002 Bhopal, India -- The Bhopal police were in a vicious mood. It all started at
8.30 a.m. quite peacefully. No police. Children playing inside the
contaminated factory site made way for the gas-affected women and other
supporters from International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. We had
entered the factory site to begin our mission to contain some of the toxic
wastes abandoned by Union Carbide when they fled the country after the 1984
gas disaster. We were inside the factory site, beginning our work barely
100 meters from the broken wall defining the factory limits. Just outside
is the basti of J.P. Nagar, one of the areas worst hit by the poison gas
clouds during the 1984 disaster. For those of you who don't know what
happened: In December 1984, a poisonous gas leaked from Union Carbide's
pesticide factory in Bhopal, killing 8000 in its immediate aftermath. Since
then, more than 20,000 have died due to the long-term effects of the poison
gases.

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Revelations from Carbide's secret papers, brought to light by the discovery process in the Class Action suit in NY

citations-full.html
Significant passages from Carbide's secret papers, giving the lie to most of what they said before (and indeed, since)

journalists.html
Notes for journalists relating to the discovery documents

tamilnadu.html
Champa Devi in Tamilnadu -"Death of a river"

dumpedchemicals.html
Union Carbide's toxic legacy - the dumped chemicals
There is a fuller report on toxins found at the factory site and in groundwater and drinking wells here.

contamination.html
Union Carbide’s Factory in Bhopal: Still a potential killer
 The following report, written in May 2001, details the recent history of the extensive toxic contamination at Union Carbide’s Bhopal factory and its impact on local communities. For a fuller history of contamination going back to 1982, two years before the disaster, and for Carbide's early attempts to obfuscate the issue, see here. In May 2002 - faced with a demand by a delegation of Bhopal activists that Dow assume responsibility for cleaning up Carbide’s deadly mess in Bhopal – Dow CEO Michael Parker suggested that a portion of the pitiful compensation Carbide paid to its Bhopal victims should be used to clean up the factory contamination. No your eyes are not deceiving you. Dow-Carbide wants its victims to pay for cleaning up its mess. Whatever happened to POLLUTER PAYS? Is this the future: that VICTIMS should be made to pay for the clean up of lethal toxic wastes that kill their families and ruin their lives?

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The Government is expecting to pay more than $1 million putting up Aucklanders in motels while aerial spraying for the painted apple moth continues. What is the painted apple moth? See here - paintedapplemoth.html

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George Smith, redoubtably well informed and acid tongued editor of the Crypt Newsletter gives his take on the US military invasion of bhopal.net

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"Torture me" - the survivors' poem, as it existed at the time of the 18th anniversary

2002 HUNGERSTRIKES

Enter with me into the
sufferings, not only of
the people of India but
of the whole world.
Non-violence is a more
active and real fight
against wickedness than
retaliation whose very
nature is to increase
wickedness. It is not a
weapon of the weak. It
is a weapon of the
strongest and bravest.


MAHATMA GANDHI

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The Delhi Dharna, 28 June to 17 July
The action began on 28 June when two women survivors of the Union Carbide gas leak, Tara Bai, 36, and Rashida Bi, 46, accompanied by long term Bhopal activist Satinath (Sathyu) Sarangi, 48, sat down outside the Indian Parliament at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, and vowed to take no food until the Government reversed its decision. They were accompanied by hundreds of gas survivors from Bhopal, with their children. The survivors sang songs and bhajans to keep up the morale of the three.

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The Worldwide Relay Hunger Strike - 17 July - 27 August
Updated list of hungerstrikers around the world
Appeal from Delhi for people to join the relay hunger strike
Information about fasting safely
Resources for campaigners
Fisherwoman launches worldwide hunger strike outside Dow's gates

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Fast for a Clean Up in Bhopal
To:  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chemicals Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and their fellow Ministers in the Government of India
We add our voices to those of Champa Devi, Satinath, Rasheeda and Shahid who are fasting without water until you act