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The LowDOWn - May 2014

  • Posted on: 5 May 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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This Newsletter is brought to you by
The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal,

North America


Newsletter Contents:

1. Amnesty International’s Get on the Bus Action
2. International Workers’ Memorial Day
3. Diane Wilson’s Statement on the Bhopal gas disaster
4. Calling all Michigan-area Supporters!
5. Call for Art Submissions
6. Take Action, Fast Today!
7. Join ICJB NA - Volunteers needed

1. AnchorAmnesty International's 'Get on the Bus' Action

On April 11th, 2014, over 400 activists in New York City gathered for Amnesty International's annual 'Get on the Bus for Human Rights' action, organized by Amnesty International USA Group 133 of Somerville, MA. The event draws students from across the North East region of the US to join in a day of action. This year Bhopal Gas Disaster was one of the four main focal issues.

28 April 2014 - International Workers' Memorial Day

  • Posted on: 29 April 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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Press Statement

Members of five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal took part in a rally with torches on the occasion of the International Workers' Memorial Day. Several former employees of the Union Carbide factory and their relatives participated in the rally that was held near the statue of the Bhopal Mother, opposite the Union Carbide factory.

US Environmental Justice Activist, Diane Wilson, remembers her time in Bhopal

  • Posted on: 29 April 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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There's a lot of people who are disturbed about the picture of the young child on my Facebook profile. I am writing this, on the eve of April 28, International Workers Memorial Day, to explain why I keep that picture as my profile photo and also why Bhopal should never be forgotten:

I am a commercial fisherwoman from Texas and Union Carbide ( now Dow) has existed outside my fishing village of Seadrift since I was born. I am 65. That’s a lot of years. I never knew about Bhopal until the day Union Carbide blew up near my hometown. The year was 1990. That’s when I first heard the word Bhopal.{C}