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Press Release: Victory! Goal of 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition Met

Press Conference
June 14, 2016

Leaders of five organisations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today announced the successful completion of the petition to the US Whitehouse in the matter of the criminal case on the disaster. The leaders are hopeful that in the process of responding to the petition the US Department of Justice will serve the Bhopal District Court’s notice on Union Carbide’s owner Dow Chemical so that it appears in the criminal case on July 13. The organisations said that they have sent a letter to the Prime Minister seeking directions to the prosecution, Central Bureau of Investigation to call for harsher measures against Dow Chemical if it fails to appear on July 13.

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Twitter Action: Dow Chemical Stockholder Meeting 2015

Friends, Supporters, Survivors,

The Dow Chemical Company will host its 118th Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10:00AM Eastern Time until 11:00AM Eastern Time.

Andrew Liveris, Dow Chairman and CEO, will deliver the keynote address. Here are the details.

This is an opportunity for us to tweet at Dow Chemical and remind them, and everyone, about the blood on their hands.

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Vigil For Bhopal At The Consulate General of India

Dear Friends & Bhopal supporters,

We are holding a small vigil outside the NYC consulate as part of Amnesty International’s annual Get on the Bus actions. The purpose of the action is to ask the Indian consulate to ensure that Dow is served and complies with the recent summons to appear in Indian courts. A letter to the consulate is attached which provides more context.

 

What: Vigil for Bhopal
Where: NYC Consulate 3 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
When: Friday, April 17, 1:45 to 2:30 pm

 

We will have several posters, but feel free to bring your own. We will send out some suggested slogans for posters.

 

If you or your group is active on twitter please tweet the action to @DowChemical (also  @IndianEmbassyUS). We will send out messages and hashtags tomorrow.
You may print out and mail/fax attached letter, email it, or call the DC consulate. contact info is here. Let us know if you communicate with them.

 

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We need you! Send political prisoner, Jeremy Hammond a postcard today.

We stand in solidarity with political prisoner, Jeremy Hammond. As part of a postcard blitz to Jeremy, survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster and supporters are sending Jeremy postcards in prison. Please contact us at justice@bhopal.net if you are interested in participating in this important campaign.

The card reads:

“Mataa-e-lauh-o-kalam chin gayee to kya gham hai
Ki khoon-e-dil mein dubo li hai ungliyaan maine
Zubaan pe mohar lagi hai to kya, ki rakh di hai
Har ek halkaa-e-zanjeer mein zubaan maine”
– Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Why should I mourn if my tablet and pen are forbidden,
when I have dipped my fingers in my own blood until they stain?
My lips have been silenced, but what of it?
For I have hidden a tongue in every round-mouthed link of my chain.

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Boston commemorates 30th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Disaster with vigil and chants

Boston commemorates 30th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Disaster with vigil, chants Calls for continuing struggle for justice and ensuring “No More Bhopals”

A large number of people turned up in front of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 77 Mass. Ave in Cambridge on Dec 3 2014 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster. A section of the official press release from the survivor groups in Bhopal was read out by Nitin Gujaran, a volunteer with Association for India’s Development (AID).

The press release called for the governments of India and US to take immediate steps towards justice. It also called for continued struggle among the international support groups to continue to press Dow Chemicals for accepting its responsibility.

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