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Don't Work for Dirty Dow!

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Every year Dow recruits at colleges and universities across the country, sweeping up some of the brightest minds that schools and students have to offer. These new recruits may not understand what they’re getting into – they’re certainly not getting the full picture from Dow recruiters. Make sure they get it - and challenge Dow's ability to recruit by signing them up instead for the "Don't Work for Dirty Dow" pledge.

.. Sign the pledge online or download these hard copy pledge sheets: PDF and Excel! (Please make sure that people fill this out fully, and that their names, majors, schools and e-mails are readable; otherwise there’s no point in collecting their signatures! If they don’t want more information, they can always check the box and they won’t receive anything extra. Please also remember that you’ll need to type up the information and send it in to us.)

Why "Don't Work for Dirty Dow"? Gathering Support
How It Makes a Difference Other Action Ideas
Campaign Outline Resources
Before You Start What It's Like: The MIT Story
The Campaign What It's Like: The Indiana Story


Why “Don’t Work for Dirty Dow”?

Well, why would you want to work for Dow? This is part of the problem: potential Dow recruits simply don’t know about Dow’s dirty background, and the company goes to great lengths to keep it that way. Potential recruits have a right to know what they’re signing up for – the whole story – but they’re not getting it in Dow’s swank recruiting sessions. Make sure they DO know all about Bhopal and Dow’s other toxic horrors around the world so they can make an educated decision about where to work the rest of their lives. Instead, ask them to sign up for something else – a pledge NOT to work for Dow until they accept responsibility for Bhopal. Given the choice, many students may decide to go elsewhere after learning about Bhopal, and they’ll have you to thank. In so doing, you’ll be depriving Dow of a critical resource: the bright young minds that fuel the future of its business.

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How it Makes a Difference

To the Editor:
President-designate Fleming's speech at MSU indicates that we are getting rid of one corporate-liberal hypocrite only to be saddled with another. Fleming actually had the nerve to claim that the University's "guarantee" of freedom of speech gives Dow Chemical the right to recruit on campus. By the same logic, the mafia must be allowed to recruit gunmen on campus, and the Nazis had the right to recruit mass executioners at German universities - all in the name of freedom of speech. Such absurd conclusions stem from two fallacies: one, Fleming's failure to distinguish exchange of ideas from conspiracy to commit murder; second, Fleming's claim that economic freedom is part of freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is the freedom to exchange ideas. It includes the right to argue in defense of genocide, but it does not include the right to organize machinery for genocide.

I will defend Dow's right to explain and defend genocide, but I will not allow Dow to use this campus in its perpetration of war crimes. Dow recruiters had best be prepared for resistence appropriate to the magnitude of their crimes.

Steve Schlosser, Grad
The Michigan Daily Dec. 6, 1967

Dow relies heavily on an educated workforce, as you can imagine. Highly trained employees are a critical necessity, and the threat of losing them is enough to set Dow all a-tremble. The last time a nationwide campaign threatened Dow’s ability to recruit college graduates, the company capitulated utterly, giving up its production of napalm for the US military. In the wake of the decision Dow’s President Herbert H. Doan admitted that the campaign was costing Dow the creative minds which might invent "the next great thing." “We may have lost some recruits that we really would have wanted,” Dow’s Chairman of the Board, Carl Gerstacker, confessed to the New York Times.

Dow may need students, but we don’t need them. Together, we can deny Dow one of its most critical resources: us.

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Campaign Outline

Vision
Dow’s ability to recruit students on your campus has been thwarted by your efforts – nobody wants to work for them, an implicit threat to the future of their business.

Goals
..........1. Educate potential Dow recruits and the university community about Dow’s responsibility for the ongoing injustice in Bhopal and its fundamental moral bankruptcy as a company.
..........2. A specific percentage of the students at your school – over 50% is excellent – sign the pledge not to work for Dow until they accept responsibility for Bhopal. You may also want to set specific goals for key majors (such as Engineering, Chemistry, and Business) at your school.

Strategies
..........1. Build a widespread coalition in support of your efforts
..........2. Educate potential recruits and your student body through media coverage, educational events, etc.

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Before You Start

Step One: Research
Does Dow recruit at YOUR school? Find out! If so, keep tabs on it – recruitment events are often scheduled only weeks or days in advance, and if you don’t keep your eyes peeled you may miss them. If they don’t recruit regularly at your school, have no worries. You can still collect valuable support for the Bhopal Pledge.

No no, a MESSAGE

Step Two: Formulate Your Campaign
Develop a campaign plan and reach out to coalition allies who may be willing to support your efforts.

Step Three: A Unified Message
Make sure that all your group members and coalition supporters know the relevant facts about Bhopal and the “Don’t Work for Dirty Dow” campaign and can speak confidently about them with students and the media. The fundamental message of this campaign is: Dow is an unethical company that is responsible for the ongoing poisoning of Bhopal. Students should refuse to work for Dow until justice is served.

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The Campaign

Don’t Work for Dirty Dow is a pledge campaign, asking students to agree not to work for Dow until they address their responsibilities in Bhopal, particularly:

Who Does Dow Recruit?

Dow offers co-op positions for majors in:
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Dow offers internships to the following majors:
• Accounting
• Business
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Finance MBA
• Human Resources
• Journalism, Public Relations, Communications
• Law
• Marketing
• MBA

For more information, see Dow's Career Information page

..........1. Obey the Law. Dow must ensure that its fully-owned subsidiary ceases to abscond and, 13 years after it was originally summoned, faces longstanding criminal charges of “culpable homicide” (manslaughter) before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Bhopal.
..........2. Clean Up the Poison. Dow must clean up toxic wastes and contaminated groundwater that Union Carbide left behind in Bhopal, thereby ending the cycle of contamination and killing that has been allowed to continue for the past 20 years. Dow must also provide fair compensation for those who have been injured or made ill by this contamination.

Students who sign the pledge (and don’t sign up for more information) will receive only three emails: 4 months before, on and after their graduation date, reminding them of their pledge not to work for Dirty Dow. However if they do sign up for more information, you should feel free to add them to your local announcements email list so that they’ll be kept informed of other Bhopal-related events you may be planning.

Eventually pledges will be posted (and even collected!) online, but for now please use these hardcopy pledge sheets.

ALL PLEDGES WILL BE SHARED WITH DOW. Not only will the complete list be made available online, but Students for Bhopal will deliver the complete list periodically to Dow’s executive management. Our intention is clear: we want Dow to know what they’re missing! Periodically we hope to compile the statistics so that we can say (for example) “At the University of Michigan, 31.270477193% of the class of 2007 Chemical Engineering students have pledged not to work for Dow until they clean up Bhopal.”

Although anyone can collect pledges not to work for Dirty Dow, the most effective way of doing so is by conducting a focused campaign, with specific objectives (such as 20% of chemical engineering student support, or 40% campus-wide support, etc.). Organize a sustained and ongoing set of activities to achieve your goals over time – for example it may take you an entire year to collect the support of 20% of chemical engineering students at your school, and in order to do so you may need to organize a targeted series of educational events so that they’re thoroughly aware of Bhopal and willing to support the cause.

Also, share your progress with the media. Issue press releases when you reach a specific threshold of support and use the media coverage of your campaign to raise awareness and explain why it is that students shouldn’t work for Dirty Dow. As always, no matter what you do, make sure you’re having FUN!

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Gathering Support

Speak with groups that might be sympathetic and ask their members to sign the pledge; help get the word out; help with an event etc. Such groups include environmental, South Asian, human rights, political and volunteer groups to name a few, Greeks, dorm meetings and campus events are also good places to talk about Bhopal and ask for signatures.

Do educational presentations for student professional organizations for engineering, business, chemistry and the law, see if members are willing to sign the pledge. It’s more important to gain their goodwill than to get pledges initially; remember that these relationships take time to build. Make sure to call to invite such groups to your events and maintain your relationships with them.

Not good enough

Table around campus. Set up a table with information on Bhopal to hand out, and if possible visually-appealing materials and props to attract attention and interest. Ask passers-by to sign the pledge. People who are not students may also sign the pledge and put their career instead of major clearly on the pledge sheet. You may want to hold pledge drives for the members of your group – prizes for those who get the most pledges!

Collect pledges at all your events. If you’re holding a video screening, an anniversary vigil, a rally or (for some strange reason) a penguin-hugging contest, bring your pledge sheets along and ask folks to sign up. But the penguins? We don't think so.

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Other Action Ideas

Educate Potential Dow Recruits About Bhopal
Dow won’t tell potential recruits the truth about its dirty legacy, but shouldn’t potential employees know what they’re getting into? Educate them about Bhopal and Dow’s devastating legacy. Flier at career fairs, hand out information to those attending Dow recruitment sessions, or even pretend to be a Dow recruiter yourself, offering students jobs in exchange for their consciences.

Dow Interviews
If Dow has scheduled interviews with prospective recruits on campus, fill them. Sign up for as many sessions as you can and spend the time asking them about Bhopal and Dow’s unfulfilled responsibilities. Note that you can have fun by doing this in character (as a potential Dow recruit) but that eventually they’ll catch on, and your “interviews” may become short. Enjoy the fun while it lasts!

Don’t Work for Dow Day
Make it an event! Collect student pledges; organize a call-in to Dow’s Headquarters (989/636-5663) explaining why you wouldn’t work for the company; collect the resumes of those who’ve pledged not to work for Dow and deliver them with a flourish (and media attention) to a Dow recruiter or representative at your school.

At Brown University

Chalkings
Get a couple buckets of sidewalk chalk and decorate campus. Chalking is cheap, fun, creative, and effective. Some schools don’t like it, but it’s pretty harmless and if you do it late at night, you’ll avoid scrutiny. You can use it to educate, advertise, or put pressure on your administration.

One possibility: sketch body outlines around campus and write the names of Bhopal victims inside, or Bhopal slogans.

Disrupt Dow Recruiting Sessions
Thwart Dow’s ability to recruit on campus by disrupting their recruiting sessions. Seal off planned recruitment venues with “Crime Scene: Do Not Cross” caution tape. “Quarantine” the session by dressing in white biohazard suits and white face masks; advise students that entry might be unsafe, given Dow's history of chemical contamination. Deliver a jhadoo to the Dow recruiter, or attend the session wearing Pinocchio noses to highlight Dow’s lie-ability. Even asking persistent questions about Bhopal – questions Dow doesn’t want asked – can be a disruptive influence.

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Resources

.. Download these hard copy pledge sheets: PDF and Excel! (Please make sure that people fill this out fully, and that their names, majors, schools and e-mails are readable; otherwise there’s no point in collecting their signatures! If they don’t want more information, they can always check the box and they won’t receive anything extra. Please also remember that you’ll need to type up the information and send it in to us.)
..........Handouts and fact sheets about Bhopal
..........Draft Media Advisory/Press Release
..........Bhopal Posters
..........Draft advertising poster
..........• Draft Bhopal Quartersheets: One & Two
..........Survivor testimonials
..........Partial list of dead & injured
..........Bhopal graphics
..........Bhopal slogans
..........Understand your rights
..........Request a sample of Bhopal water or an educational resource
..........• Amnesty International report: Clouds of Injustice
..........In-depth background information

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What It's Like: The MIT Story

On October 17, 2006, the Boston Coalition for Justice in Bhopal made sure that MIT students attending a Dow recruiting session got the real story, not just Dow’s feel-good propaganda.

About 30 chemistry and chemical engineering doctoral candidates and post-docs were interested enough to come to the MIT recruiting session, but after learning about Dow’s crimes around the world, it’s doubtful that many will end up working there.

Aquene picks up the story:
Two of us postered MIT on Monday morning with mock "Human Element" posters to raise awareness about Bhopal and Dow's other crimes against humanity in advance of the session. The chemical engineering folks removed a few of these signs but most remain up.

This morning I chalked all around where the event was to be held with body tracings, the death and poisoning counts from the back of the Bhopal T-shirt (i.e. Poisoned by Dow: Asbestos - 550, Bhopal - 150,000, Pesticide Poisoning Worldwide - Millions, etc.)

The chalkings got a lot of positive attention. Then we put up new full color posters of the Dow Human element campaign (which career services tore down almost completely).

We showed up 15 minutes before the session started and handed out information to everyone who came to the session. We were dressed professionally and our information was very nicely laid out so most people thought we were with Dow. (everyone took it except for people paid by career services). [We gave them the clinic brochure, the executive summary of the amnesty report and one of the mock Dow ads] We taped up the Amnesty "Zaki is Dead" posters (about more recent deaths in Bhopal) up on the walls outside of the session.

The chemical engineering career services people tried to get us to stop handing out information, then asked us to hand it out outside the room (I had gone in to make sure that everyone who attended got handouts). We agreed (and handed them out just outside the door of the room). They then tried to convince us to go away as this was a private event paid for by Dow and was really only open to chemical engineering grad students. We said we are MIT students and we have a right to be here and it was on the public calendar so it is clearly not only a chemical engineering event. The woman was flustered.

Then they sent a chemical engineering professor out to ask us questions and find out if we were MIT students or not. Since we were both MIT grad and post docs it seemed like a silly conversation. He may have been trying to intimidate us, who knows. They asked us again not to speak in the session. Then they said it was unfair for us to hand out information because people thought it was from Dow and we should explain at the beginning that this information is not from Dow. They then realized this was a horrible idea, as they were giving us a bully pulpit and decided to make the announcement themselves.

We came in right as the presentation was starting and sat in the very front so that they would have to make a scene to try to kick us out. The presentation started with the Human Element theme. I held a Bhopal poster on my lap so the people sitting behind me could see it. We had distributed questions in advance. We watched Dow's powerpoint presentation where Dow claimed to be a sustainable and respectful company and laughed amongst ourselves, astonished at their shamelessness. The first presenter was a bit dopey, saying things like, "Dow will treat you like a real full time employee," and "you can work within a continent or between the continents." The first person's presentation ended with a question session, but the career services folks quickly decided to keep all the questions for the end when they realized that we might derail the session before the presentation was even halfway over.

We patiently sat through the second session by Don Patrick on all their fun high throughout chemistry processes blah blah blah. The career services person decided to moderate the session to try to keep us from speaking since the Dow people had no way of knowing who we were and the career services people could pick us out (good thing we didn't wear Bhopal T-shirts). Nonetheless, the Dow folks kept calling on us and overriding the career services person.

Roshan: You say that Dow is a company governed by principles of sustainability, yet you have not cleaned up Bhopal where 20,000 people are drinking poisoned water and Midland Michigan is contaminated with dioxin, how do you reconcile these things?

Dow guys: Well we don't know that much about that stuff, but we know the people that work in Environment Health and Safety EH&S. They are very nice people, really honest people who really want to make things better. I know Dow is a good company and that they are responsible in taking care of issues like Bhopal (not verbatim). As for Michigan, everyone lives in Midland, the Dow CEOs live there.

An exchange ensued between them because the Dow guys really got caught up in defending the company.

The career services woman was really pissed and said ‘let’s move on and take another question’ (people in the room seemed to want this too). Unfortunately for her she happened to call on one of our people who had come in later and who she could not have recognized.

John: Speaking again of Bhopal, which is in my country, India, if you knew about the horrific case of the Bhopal Disaster and you are so sustainable, why did you buy Union Carbide in the first place?

Dow Guys: It was a good financial deal (in short)

A few other questions were then asked by people the career services person actually knew personally, but then, Oh no! The Dow guys try to take control again and make the mistake of calling on Aquene (a white person, must be safer) who asks: I want to come back to Michigan… are you saying that nearly 9,000 ppb of dioxin in some places is healthy to live in? Do the Dow CEOs live in the dioxin-contaminated areas? People can't sell their homes…Are you telling me that Dow is doing its very best to clean up the mess? This has been a problem since 1986. Is there a place that new employees can live that is not dioxin contaminated?

Dow Guys: I don’t know where you are getting those numbers from. There have been position papers written looking at the dioxin issue.

Career Services Woman: I think that should be the end of our questions session. Thank you all so much for coming. If you have any further questions come up to the front and ask them. (Deciding to cut her losses by finishing 20 minutes early)

As soon as people start lining up to talk to the Dow guys, I start writing Dow facts on the Board about the manslaughter charges Dow isn't facing, the number of deaths in Bhopal
..........• thetruthaboutdow.org
..........• About the styrene accident in Delaware this past August and a similar accident in 1997 also from a tanker car - yet Dow says safety standards are getting better?
..........• About how Dow was convicted of not sharing key information on DBCP in 1983 by a jury and continued to poison people in Nicaragua with it through 1985 after a 1977 ban on the chemical, about Dursban in India, etc. etc.

Everyone who was waiting in line to talk to the Dow guys read this stuff.

Only 2 people left the information we handed out to them in the room, everyone else took it with them. We spoke to the Dow guys after the meeting and I gave Trespass Against Us to the more clueless guy, suggesting he read the 400 pages and then try to develop counter arguments. The more experienced guy asked us on the way out if we had ever asked Dow for these positions on these things. We laughed and said yes but they don't want to talk to us. It was a good night!

We went out for dinner to celebrate!

Lessons learned:
..........• Keep a low profile - if they hadn’t been able to easily identify me I could have possibly spoken at the beginning of the session as I did the Tufts session over a year ago.
..........• Don’t sit together – it makes it easier for them to ID you
..........• Have some high profile people put up website information and other stuff in the room – if you have enough folks to also ask tough questions later. Nice to have bad activist/‘good-but-curious student’ roles.
..........• Do chalking around the building, and postering too - this rattles them in advance and gives you an advantage *but also better prepares them to thwart you.
..........• Do pre-write statements so that the few chances you get to say something are fact filled and on message.
..........• Take photos (if you can)

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What It's Like: The Indiana Story

The AID chapter at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN added another leaf to their Bhopal campaign by organizing a protest against Dow Corning, which was present at a career fair the IU campus on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006. Over 30 volunteers from AID, enthused by their recent hosting of the Students for Bhopal conference at Bloomington, wielded banners outside the career fair and distributed flyers to students entering the venue. A steady stream of protestors visited the Dow Corning representatives at their table and questioned the negligence of their company. A concerted PR campaign before, during, and after the protest ensured that the protest was covered by the Campus newspaper as well as the city newspaper through press releases, press reports, and letters to the editors. This helped spread the message that "Students need to make an Informed Choice" when applying for jobs. All that the Dow people could do was utter feeble responses that they were not part of Dow. Yeah right! Just 50% Dow, but 100% death!

The Prelude
The moment we got to know about the arrival of Dow Corning at the Life Sciences Career fair hosted by the University, it was natural to think that we should use this opportunity to organize a protest to help spread the awareness about "the dark side of DOW" amongst the students at IU. There was a two fold agenda drawn up in order to make an organized show of resistance against the company that was the perpetrator of the death of thousands on December 3, 1984. The main goal was to help enable IU students to make an "informed choice" on their career by getting to know the whole story about a company, and the second one was to ask the University to set a standard for the kind of companies that they allow on campus for such events in future. After all, setting the bar high on the companies invited to a career fair raises the standard of the University itself and in turn helps the students who invest their future on the makings of such companies.

The preparations for the protest began 10 days before the fair and were masked in secrecy to surprise Dow and avoid preemptive interference by University officials. We used an AID sponsored Diwali Potluck to spread the word on the protest and started collecting pledges from students that "I wont work for Dow". We also collected resumes from students marked with the pledge not to work for Dow, with the intent of handing them over to Dow. This would send a symbolic message that Dow came to get resumes of students interested in working for them, but instead got many more resumes of students who would NOT work for them. We also started digging up information about Dow Corning, which was a joint venture of Dow and had its own set of issues, such as the Breast Implant litigation in the early 1990’s. We also collected information on IU/departmental policies on on-campus recruitment and networked with other student groups like the Indian Students Association, No Sweat, and Graduate Student Groups. One of the best things we did was the PR campaign where we put the knowledge gained from Media Training Workshop at the SfB Conference to work. We prepared press releases and press kits with background information, called up reporters and went in person to talk to editors, sent reminders to them to make sure they turned up and brought photographers, and prepared juicy sound bites for them. All of these ensured that the protest turn out to be a great success!


Talking to the press

The Big Day
The night before the protest, several volunteers went chalking and flyering all around the career fair venue. We drew outlines of dead bodies and named them after real victims of the Bhopal disaster. We also added quotes like "Don’t work for Dirty Dow" and "Dow = Death". We wanted to make sure anyone even close to the venue would not miss the protest.

The career fair was between 10 AM and 2AM at the IU Auditorium, and by 9:45 there were more than 10 people holding up banners and posters taking their positions. We were mildly disappointed (though not surprised) that flyers within 30 feet of the venue had been removed/washed out by the career fair organizers, but those further away had survived. The posters we held were graphic and based on a parody of Dow’s Human Element campaign. There were volunteers who were distributing flyers with pictures of Dow’s atrocities around the world (Bhopal, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Africa, and USA). We found these to be more effective in grabbing people’s attention than written material – pictures do speak more than words. These graphic evidence would remain glued to the memory of any passerby who would cringe at the thought of associating himself/herself with Dow in the future. Protestors braving the cold and the wind kindled the curiosity of students visiting the fair and only a few avoided us. The volunteers told them of the reason for the protest and how could make a difference through signing a pledge and talking to the Dow representatives inside!! Signatures for the "I won’t work for DOW" pledge form started pouring in!!

The protesters were not allowed into the venue though it was open to all IU Students. We were politely warned to keep a 30 feet distance from the venue and a couple of cop cars were on standby just to get the message across to us. A few of us, in the guise of seeking a job (we were, after all, IU Students), took the responsibility of walking in and speaking to the Dow Corning representatives on what they thought about Dow’s handling of Bhopal and on the protest being staged outside. They outright denied any association with Dow Chemical, claiming that Dow was just a share holder (a 50% share holder!) in their company, and acted surprised that we were protesting against a company that was not even present at the Career Fair. Well, that did not fool many. Looks like owning 50% of the company's shares is not much of an association!!

Most students who went in or came out of the fair stopped at the Showalter Fountain to talk with us and many signed the pledge form not to work for a company that indulges in such "inhuman activities". Over 100 people have taken the pledge and that is about 25% of all people who were at the career fair! We even had a bunch of middle schools students visit the fountain and all of them got Bhopal flyers :-)


Signing the pledge not to work for Dow

We had several members from other student groups also join us through the day and it was a wonderful exercise in coalition building. We had several reporters coming in at different points in the protest, talking to protestors, with the Dow Corning representative, and taking pictures. The campus newspaper, Indiana Daily Student, and the city newspaper, Herald Times, carried the campaign report the next day on their 2nd page. The much desired goal of creating awareness among the students to create an "informed decision" was achieved! In a nutshell, you could not have asked for a better first campaign!

Inspired by Armstrong's words, I would call this a giant leap for the Bloomington chapter, who was/is still a newbie to the world of protesting and showing resent against a giant corporation! All these would not have been possible without the humungous efforts of many a people, both on and off stage. Thanks to each and every one of them. Every small effort was counted and seen, and each of us are proud to have made an attempt to make these people accountable for a horrendous deed committed 22 years ago, whose wounds are still afresh among the affected!

The Aftermath & Post-mortem
The PR campaign did not stop with the reports. We made sure we followed up with the reporters and sent letters to the editor rebutting the claims of the Dow Corning representatives that they were independent of Dow. Two of these letters were published in the campus newspaper. The 200 graphic flyers that we printed we all used up by the end of the protest! That showed us not to under-estimate the effectiveness of our efforts.

While we managed to retort to Dow Corning’s claims that they were not part of Dow, we did not expect such a defense from them, though in hindsight, it seems obvious. We should have pre-empted them from giving such a justification by having posters about it or having facts like Dow has 4 board members in Dow Corning’s board of directors. This would have made the press report more in our favor, instead of having to use letters to the editor to fill the gaps.

It is not clear if our efforts at secrecy were worth it. While we did have over 30 protestors in all, we could have get more if we’d actively used mailing lists to publicize the protest. Dow Corning had a surprise for sure, but they may have had the surprise even if we’re publicized the protest more. We may have just been a bit paranoid.

Dow has got the message, loud and clear, that students at IU will not stand by as people continue to shrivel and die at Bhopal -- without clean water, without medical care, without livelihood, without justice!

This is just the beginning. Several other groups have expressed support to kick out dirty companies like Dow from the IU campus. As we take this movement forward, each one of our voices will count!

Check out the press coverage in the Indiana Daily Student (see the Letters to the Editor too) and Herald Times!

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The international student campaign to hold Dow accountable for Bhopal, and its other toxic legacies around the world.
For more information about the campaign, or for problems regarding this website, contact
Shana Ortman, the US Coordinator for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.
Last updated: November 11, 2008

WE ALL LIVE IN BHOPAL

"The year 2003 was a special year in the history of the campaign for justice in Bhopal. It was the year when student and youth supporters from at least 30 campuses in the US and India took action against Dow Chemical or in support of the demands of the Bhopal survivors. As we enter the 20th year of the unfolding Bhopal disaster, we can, with your support, convey to Dow Chemical that the fight for justice in Bhopal is getting stronger and will continue till justice is done. We look forward to your continued support and good wishes, and hope that our joint struggle will pave the way for a just world free of the abuse of corporate power."

Signed/ Rasheeda Bi, Champa Devi Shukla
Bhopal Gas Affected Women Stationery Employees Union
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal