India to Boycott Olympics over Bhopal?

By: Sunday November 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Indian athletes will meet on December 5 to decide whether or not to boycott the 2012 London Olympics. The issue is an Olympic sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical, “under fire in India for its ownership of Union Carbide, whose Indian subsidiary was responsible for the Bhopal industrial disaster, … estimated to have killed up to 25,000 people and injured over half a million.”


FDL Movie Night: BHOPALI

By: Monday August 29, 2011 5:00 pm

This is a documentary about the aftermath. It will reach into your soul and make you angry at the “system.” As the title of the film tells us: The Bhopal Disaster DID NOT HAPPEN. IT IS HAPPENING. Max Carlson (Director / Cinematographer / Editor) and Kirk Palayan (Producer) present the continuing disaster happening in Bhopal today. You’ll see the contaminated water that is full of toxins that the population is drinking, generation after generation; the sicknesses continue to destroy bodies and families; the Union Carbide plant that is still polluting. It covers the legal history of the disaster. Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide, who was arrested and bailed out, left India and has not been held responsible. What did the government of India get for settling the lawsuits as the sole representative of the victims?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Diane Wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw; An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 1:59 pm

Diane Wilson is truly an eco-outlaw. And yes, in case you are wondering, I consider that to be a huge compliment. The courage and perseverance she displays in the stories shared in this volume should be an inspiration for anyone concerned about the role of corporations in society or what those corporations are doing to the planet.

Bhopal Justice, Sort Of

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 9:30 am

I’m glad Union Carbide execs will finally see some prison time. But it’s not enough to hold executives accountable 26 years after huge disasters. We need to get more serious about holding corporations — and corporate executives — accountable for their crimes.

This Disaster is Brought to You By . . .

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:00 am

With all the concern about the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought it would be helpful to put the corporate citizenship of BP, Transocean, and Halliburton into perspective. This isn’t the first disaster with corporate sponsorship, after all.

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