Human Rights Day AID

STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – Justice in the USA and India

Dec 10 2014

Association for India’s Development (AID) has always stood by the struggles of the oppressed and marginalized. We have a large volunteer base in the United States and today, on Human Rights Day, we are shocked by the choke that led to the death of Eric Garner in New York and the numerous other cases of extrajudicial killings to which recent similar incidents have drawn attention. Nobody has yet been brought to justice in this case in the United States, and nobody has been brought to justice in India when on December 3, 1984, the Union Carbide plant (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Corp.) choked, maimed, and killed thousands of people in Bhopal. Human rights groups across the United States and India are on the streets fighting for justice, and on this day we stand for equality in the eyes of the law for all races, all people of color, and holding governments and corporations accountable for their actions around the world.

Resources:


Civil Rights issues in the US / Eric Garner case

Statement by New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

Reaction of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

March by Civil Rights Leaders

Racial Apartheid In America

Environmental Racism and the Bhopal Gas Disaster

Letter to President Obama on the 30th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster

Indian and US Governments Responsible for Neglecting Bhopal Disaster


Who’s in Danger: Race, Poverty and Chemical Disasters


Environmental Justice in the US and in Bhopal, India


POEM: Struggling to Breathe —  Bhopal to New York

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