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Bhopal activists tell LOCOG to ‘Drop Dow Now’ as they stage die-in and petition hand-in

On Friday 30th activists supporting survivors of the 1984 gas disaster gathered in London to tell the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG) to ‘Drop Dow Now.’ Activists staged a ‘die-in’ whereby they handed over 22,700 signatories from two petitions that have been running for several months. The Change.org petition has […]

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Meredith Alexander talks about her ‘principled stand’ with the BMA

Meredith Alexander talks about her ‘principled stand’ with the BMA Last week, the London Olympics were wrapped in fresh embarrassment and controversy as Mayor Boris Johnson’s ‘ethics Tzar’ resigned live on BBC Newsnight over fears that her ethics and sustainability concerns with regards to sponsors simply weren’t being listened to. In an interview with Jeremy […]

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London 2012 Sustainability Commissioner quits over Dow sponsorship

Meredith Alexander, Sustainability Commissioner and Ethics Adviser to Lord Coe & LOCOG, quits over Dow Chemical sponsorship: The London 2012 Olympic Games were embroiled in further controversy last night as Meredith Alexander, a Sustainability Commissioner and Ethics Adviser for the games, resigned live on the BBC’s flagship news program Newsnight. In an interview with Jeremy […]

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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.