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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
~ Monday, October 6 ~
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Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

'A Prayer For Rain' is a much anticipated feature film, sympathetically dramatizing the Bhopal Disaster and featuring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn and Mischa Barton.

“Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards. Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson. As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date. Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologize? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…? “

A Prayer for Rain also features Sting, who has teamed up with sitarist Anoushka Shankar to create a song inspired by the film.

“Sting was very moved by the film and offered to compose a song after it was ready. The song is now being added to the film,” said a source.

When contacted, the film’s director Ravi Kumar said: “Yes, Sting and Anoushka Shankar are doing a song for my film.”

The film is released in the US on November 7th, and in India from December, with premieres in Mumbai and in Bhopal- on the date of the 30th anniversary of this terrible disaster.

Although the film is a drama, and cannot purvey all of the facts and figures of this labyrinthine story, we believe that the director has crafted a great film with a very sympathetic understanding of the truth behind the Bhopal Disaster story.

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~ Friday, February 21 ~
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SUBVERSIVE ART FROM SOCHI OLYMPICS

SUBVERSIVE ART FROM SOCHI OLYMPICS

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~ Wednesday, December 4 ~
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Dow’s Effigy Will Burn Tonight

On the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, a giant effigy, four metres tall, built of mud and straw stands ready to burn as a part of the traditional burning of hated public figures.

Politicians, crooks, or in the case of the Bhopalis, a giant, horned, fork-tailed, devil, an executive from Dow Chemical.

These people are angry. He should take note.

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~ Wednesday, September 25 ~
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B’eauPal Water Stunt Rendered in.. LEGO

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As a part of Follow The Things look at the B’eauPal project, they re-created our trip to Dow’s HQ in LEGO.

For the full story follow the link: Follow The Things/ B’eauPal

Tags: B'eauPal TheYesMen The Yes Men Follow The Things FollowTheThings Dow Dow Chemical Dow UK
~ Thursday, September 27 ~
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Dow Paralympic Torch Relay

Dow Paralympic Torch Relay

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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, July 13 ~
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Another great example of the subversion of the Olympic sponsor brands.

Another great example of the subversion of the Olympic sponsor brands.

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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

Link to article

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

Link to article

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