Yearly Archives: 2013

Bhopal by Eduardo Galeano

  In the middle of the night, people woke up to a nightmare: the air was on fire. The year was 1984, and in the city of Bhopal, India, a Union Carbide Corporation factory exploded. None of the security systems worked. Or better put: profitability scarified safety by imposing drastic cost reductions. A crime termed […]

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The Two Main Political Parties in India

What have the two main political parties done for the Bhopal Gas Victims in the last 29 years?   BJP Government Congress Government Compensation for Gas Victims Empty promise of providing each gas victims with compensation of Rs 5 lakh Colluded with Union Carbide and entered into a paltry settlement Downplaying of injuries caused by […]

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Chingari Children’s Day Out and Picnic

Last week, staff and parents took children from the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Centre on a picnic to the Chaman Mahal palace which is situated in Islamnagar, near to Bhopal. The Chingari Rehabilitation Centre treats children who suffer from a range of disabilities due to gas or water poisoning as a result of the 1984 gas […]

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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.