Monthly Archives: March 2011

10 The cycle of illness-work-illness

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Seven out of ten women and men who were exposed to Union Carbide’s poisonous gases that night did hard physical labour (digging holes in the ground with axes, carrying loads on their heads, pushing handcarts, cutting wood and other work) to earn enough for their food, shelter […]

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Martin Sheen Bhopal film in trouble

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times Mumbai, March 08, 2011 Hollywood stars Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton’s upcoming film, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, has come under severe attack from NGOs and campaigners for several reasons. Sheen plays Warren Anderson, the then chief executive of Union Carbide, while Barton plays […]

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09 And the living

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Well over half a million people were exposed. Those exposed had swollen eyes and they were gasping for breath. Medical research showed that once people inhaled the poisonous gases, the poisons went into their blood and as the blood circulated in the body, the poisons in it […]

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08 The dead

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People As people ran in the direction of the gas they inhaled more and more of the poison and fell down dead. Many children holding on to their parents got wrenched off as they joined the fleeing crowds. Many women lost their unborn children as they ran. Thousands […]

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07 Poison Clouds over Bhopal

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Most people living close the factory were very poor people. Their houses were made of mud and they had thatched roofs. When the poisonous gases leaked from the factory almost everybody in the neighbourhood communities was asleep and had no notion that they were surrounded by the […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.