Bhopal Victims Protest, Draw Contrast with US Treatment of BP

T.L. Caswell on how Union Carbide’s negligence in the Bhopal chemical leak near Agra in the 1980s was punished late and lightly, whereas BP was forced by the US to establish a $20 billion payout fund right away.

Aljazeera English reports on the ongoing Bhopal protests by victim families, and their new resentments about how their disaster was dealt with compared to the more pro-active and tough stance taken toward BP.

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  1. Anyone interested in reading more on the present state of the victims and the (still) ongoing pursuit of justice, please read

    ‘For a few pieces of silver’ –
    AS NEW SKELETONS FALL OUT OF THE OLD BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY, SHOMA CHAUDHURY AND SHANTANU GUHA RAY TRACK HOW JUSTICE IS STILL BEING SUBVERTED TO PROTECT THE “INVESTMENT CLIMATE” IN INDIA

    link to tehelka.com

    Also, have a look at the amazing cartoon – a rehash of the American flag being set up at Iwo Jima – which was the magazine’s cover.

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