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Tell the US Govt: Don’t Shield Dow

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You can shine a spotlight on injustice and shame the US government into changing how it deals with corporate criminals by signing our petition to demand the US Government stop shielding Dow Chemical from accountability for its crimes in Bhopal, India .

Press Release for the Campaign

Greed, carelessness, and a callous disregard for human life – these words sum up the causes of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. Dow Chemical, an American corporation, and its subsidiary the Union Carbide Corporation are legally responsible for the 1984 Bhopal disaster. But Dow-Carbide has refused to show up to court and face criminal charges that have been pending in India for 25+ years. Dow-Carbide has gotten away with this because the US government keeps acting as Dow’s special protector, guarding it from all accusations and accountability.

Right now the White House and the US Department of Justice are shielding Dow-Carbide from FOUR court notices sent by the Indian Judicial system, which per international treaty must be served to Dow. It’s time we told the US Department of Justice to do its job properly and abide by international law! Sign the petition now!

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Petition to Extradite Warren Anderson

Sign the Petition to Extradite former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation, Warren Anderson, for his crimes against Bhopal.

 Dear Sisters and Brothers of USA,

We, the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, ask your help in extraditing Warren Anderson, former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who has  jumped bail and refuses to face criminal charges related to  thousands of deaths.

SIGN THIS PETITION  http://wh.gov/l3cJi

You need to be have an address in US.

If the petition gets 100,000 American signatures by 13th July 2013 then the White House will respond.

Extradite Warren Anderson, fugitive and bail-jumper, to India to face charges related to thousands of deaths

Former Union Carbide Chairman / CEO Warren Anderson skipped bail in India and fled to the US more than 28 years ago. In 1992 and again in 2009 the Indian courts  issued warrants for Anderson’s arrest for manslaughter. The 1984 Bhopal disaster has killed as many as 25,000 people and 120,000 continue to battle chronic illnesses. Cancer and Tuberculosis are rampant and next generation is also marked by Carbide poisons. There is abundant evidence that shows that the disaster in Bhopal was foreseeable and preventable and that it occurred because of deliberate criminal negligence by Anderson and his colleagues. Anderson lives comfortably in his three homes in the Hamptons, Florida and Connecticut. The president of USA and the US Departments of State and Justice need to stop harboring one of the world’s most wanted criminals. Extradite Anderson before he dies of old age.

ANDERSON CRIMES IN BHOPAL

Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal, India

Anderson was part of the 11 member managerial committee that approved untested technology in the Bhopal plant to cut cost by 25%.

TIMELINE

On 7th December 1984, Warren Anderson along with Indian officials was arrested in Bhopal and released on bail. He promised to return back in his  Bail Bond.

On 1 December 1987, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed charge sheet against Warren Anderson, chairman of UCC, and eleven other accused individuals and corporations. Warren Anderson is charged under Indian Penal Code sections 304 [culpable homicide, punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 320 [causing grievous hurt punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 324 [causing hurt, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine] and 429 [causing death and poisoning of animals, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine]

Anderson has not shown up in Bhopal Court despite several summons through Interpol.

On 10th  April 1992 CJM, Bhopal issues Non-Bailable Warrant of arrest against Warren Anderson and orders the Government of India to seek extradition of Anderson from the United States.

May 2003:  Ministry of External Affairs sends request for extradition of Warren Anderson to Department of State and Department of Justice, USA.

On 24th  July 2003, the Department of State, United States rejects the application for Warren Anderson’s extradition. Copy of  rejection of Anderson’s extradition obtained under Freedom of Information Act.

In 2004, 2005 and 2008 Government of India took up the matter again with the US Government to reconsider its decision on the basis of additional inputs. However all the requests were turned down.

On 28th April 2011 Indian Government through Ministry of External Affairs sent another request for extradition of Warren Anderson.

This request is still pending with the US Department of Justice and till today (March 2013)  no decision has been taken by them regarding extradition of Warren Anderson.Updated presented by Indian Govt to the CJM, Bhopal.

Warren Anderson is currently 92 years old.

 SIGN THE PETITION

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Sign the Petition to Extradite former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation, Warren Anderson for his crimes in Bhopal

July 15 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers of USA,

We, the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal ask your help in extraditing Warren Anderson, former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who has  jumped bail and refuses to face criminal charges related to  thousands of deaths.

SIGN THIS PETITION  http://wh.gov/l3cJi

You need to have an address in US.

If the petition gets 100,000 American signatures by 13th July 2013 then the White House will respond.

 Extradite Warren Anderson, fugitive and bail-jumper, to India to face charges related to thousands of deaths

Former Union Carbide Chairman / CEO Warren Anderson skipped bail in India and fled to the US more than 28 years ago. In 1992 and again in 2009 the Indian courts  issued warrants for Anderson’s arrest for manslaughter. The 1984 Bhopal disaster has killed as many as 25,000 people and 120,000 continue to battle chronic illnesses. Cancer and Tuberculosis are rampant and next generation is also marked by Carbide poisons. There is abundant evidence that shows that the disaster in Bhopal was foreseeable and preventable and that it occurred because of deliberate criminal negligence by Anderson and his colleagues. Anderson lives comfortably in his three homes in the Hamptons, Florida and Connecticut. The president of USA and the US Departments of State and Justice need to stop harboring one of the world’s most wanted criminals. Extradite Anderson before he dies of old age.

ANDERSON CRIMES IN BHOPAL

Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal, India

 

Anderson was part of the 11 member managerial committee that approved untested technology in the Bhopal plant to cut cost by 25%.

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE

On 7th December 1984, Warren Anderson along with Indian officials was arrested in Bhopal and released on bail. He promised to return back in his  Bail Bond.

 

On 1 December 1987, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed charge sheet against Warren Anderson, chairman of UCC, and eleven other accused individuals and corporations. Warren Anderson is charged under Indian Penal Code sections 304 [culpable homicide, punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 320 [causing grievous hurt punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 324 [causing hurt, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine] and 429 [causing death and poisoning of animals, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine]

Anderson has not shown up in Bhopal Court despite several summons through Interpol.

 

On 10th  April 1992 CJM, Bhopal issues Non-Bailable Warrant of arrest against Warren Anderson and orders the Government of India to seek extradition of Anderson from the United States.

 

May 2003:  Ministry of External Affairs sends request for extradition of Warren Anderson to Department of State and Department of Justice, USA.

 

On 24th  July 2003, the Department of State, United States rejects the application for Warren Anderson’s extradition. Copy of  rejection of Anderson’s extradition obtained under Freedom of Information Act.

 

In 2004, 2005 and 2008 Government of India took up the matter again with the US Government to reconsider its decision on the basis of additional inputs. However all the requests were turned down.

 

On 28th April 2011 Indian Government through Ministry of External Affairs sent another request for extradition of Warren Anderson.

 

This request is still pending with the US Department of Justice and till today (March 2013)  no decision has been taken by them regarding extradition of Warren Anderson. Updated presented by Indian Govt to the CJM, Bhopal.

 

Warren Anderson is currently 92 years old.

 SIGN THE PETITION

 

 

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Please sign the online petition for Justice in Bhopal

Sign the petition here. NOTE: THE PETITION IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

Twenty years is a long time to wait for justice, proper compensation, the freedom to live without fear from poisons in your drinking water, proper medical studies into the illnesses that have ravaged your health and your family’s for two decades. To this day, Union Carbide and its 100% parent Dow Chemical refuse to divulge the components of the chemical cloud that devastated Bhopal on “that night” twenty years ago. They refuse to share medical studies they performed into the effects of the gases. They continue to refuse to appear before a court in Bhopal, where Union Carbide faces criminal charges for “culpable homicide”, they refuse either to clean-up or pay for a clean up of the derelict and devastated factory site where piles of poisons lie in the open air and have contamined the soil and local drinking water supplies. They continue to claim that “all legal issues” have were ended by the 1989 settlement despite the fact that the present criminal proceedings were specifically re-opened by the Indian Supreme Court in 1991, in a judgement modifying the 1989 settlement. They continue to apply pressure through their allies in the US government on the government of India to take little or no action against them. Dow continues to assert that it has no responsibility for Union Carbide’s real and potential liabitlies in India, despite having accepted responsibility for Union Carbide’s asbestos liabilities in the United States. Dow continues to rampage like an out-of-control rogue through the environmental and human rights of people not only in Bhopal but elsewhere in the world, including the USA and particularly in its own home state of Michigan. Official channels have consistently failed the people of Bhopal and Dow’s other victims around the world, it is only public pressure that has ever brought any movement. This is why we ask you to sign the online petition.
Please add your name right now.

NOTE: THE PETITION IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

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