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Help the people of Bhopal who are still suffering the effects of the World's worst industrial disaster- the chemical gas leak of December 1984- and are now being slowly poisoned by the toxic waste that was never cleaned up... This is 'Bhopal's Second Disaster'.
Please visit: www.bhopal.org to find out more
~ Wednesday, September 25 ~
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Raghu Rai Photo Exhibition, Brighton

Raghu Rai’s ‘Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime’

A selection of poignant images which depict Bhopal immediately after the gas disaster in 1984 and on Rai’s return to the city 18 years later. The imagery portrays the devastating surroundings, lost souls and local protests to fight for justice. The collection which was commissioned by Greenpeace, portrays the sad and compelling stories of the lives of those affected by the disastrous Union Carbide factory gas leak. This is a rare collection of photographs which has not been displayed for almost a decade.

The exhibition opens alongside a film screening of the acclaimed documentary ‘Bhopali’ on Thursday 3rd October. The photographs will be on display for one week. DETAILS HERE

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The Power of Activist/ Subversive Art

Two very powerful images designed to draw attention to the intransigence of the US authorities when it comes to holding their own multinational corporations to account for their actions in foreign (usually poorer) countries.

The contrast between the way BP was held to account, for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and the way Dow/ Union Carbide remain on the run from criminal charges in Bhopal is particularly stark.

Please circulate these images as that is where their power lies.

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~ Wednesday, September 26 ~
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The Bhopal Enigma

Stainless steel sculpture by artist Stephen Vince. 

Pictured beside ‘A Silent Picture’ by Indian artist Samhar Jodha at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch , London.

The Bhopal Enigma

Stainless steel sculpture by artist Stephen Vince.

Pictured beside ‘A Silent Picture’ by Indian artist Samhar Jodha at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch , London.

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~ Friday, February 3 ~
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Artist joins the protest against Dow Chemical sponsorship of the London Olympics with a billboard artwork in Bhopal.

From the ‘City Journal’, Kerala: 

Sayed Irshad Ali, from Udaipur district in Rajasthan, is in Bhopal these days to showcase his contemporary art work, including hoardings and posters, in various public places.

He compares two major industrial disasters - the 1984 Bhopal tragedy and 2010’s oil leak from British Petroleum’s underwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the US coast.

"I am raising two main points through my artwork. Firstly, I am comparing these two manmade tragedies. In the first case, human beings died, and in the other, fish. The families of 500,000 Bhopal gas victims, even after 27 years, are still waiting for justice, whereas the US made BP pay a compensation of $20bn for dead fish and environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico," Ali said

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Artist joins the protest against Dow Chemical sponsorship of the London Olympics with a billboard artwork in Bhopal.

From the ‘City Journal’, Kerala:

Sayed Irshad Ali, from Udaipur district in Rajasthan, is in Bhopal these days to showcase his contemporary art work, including hoardings and posters, in various public places.

He compares two major industrial disasters - the 1984 Bhopal tragedy and 2010’s oil leak from British Petroleum’s underwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the US coast.

"I am raising two main points through my artwork. Firstly, I am comparing these two manmade tragedies. In the first case, human beings died, and in the other, fish. The families of 500,000 Bhopal gas victims, even after 27 years, are still waiting for justice, whereas the US made BP pay a compensation of $20bn for dead fish and environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico," Ali said

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