PANNA: Resource Pointer #227


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Resource Pointer #227
November 24, 1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Essential Action Website: Bhopal* Provides information associated with campaign focusing on 15th anniversary of Union Carbide Bhopal disaster, December 2-3, 1999. Includes in-depth account of Bhopal disaster and aftermath; letter to Union Carbide shareholders; information on ways to get involved; and information on No More Bhopals Conference, to be held in England, December 4-5, 1999. Also includes Bhopal Action Kit, available in PDF format. Contact Essential Action, P.O. Box 19405, Washington, DC; phone (202) 387-8030; email

*Bhopal Action Kit* Kit designed to help activists develop Bhopal-related campaigns. Includes letter to activists from Bhopal survivors; sample flyers and graphics; list of online resources; and guidelines for presenting information and viewpoints to media. Also includes information on university divestment from corporations violating human rights; essay on Bhopal and globalization; and pointers on how to become involved. Contact Essential Action, P.O. Box 19405, Washington, DC; phone (202) 387-8030; email

*Corporate Watch Website: Bhopal* Provides overview of current conditions in Bhopal; photographs of abandoned Union Carbide Factory in Bhopal; “Bhopal: Setting the Record Straight,” text of a conversation with former Managing Director of Union Carbide India; report from International Medical Commission on Bhopal; and more. Also features India and Globalization page, with in-depth articles on Bhopal disaster and legacy plus fact sheet on Bhopal. Contact Corporate Watch, P.O. Box 29344, San Francisco, CA 94129; phone (415) 561-6568; fax (415) 561-6493; email

*The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 1984-1998* Annual Report of Bhopal People’s Health and Documentation Clinic. Presents work of Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal to care for Bhopal disaster survivors. Includes sections on yoga and massage therapy for survivors; “verbal autopsy” technique of gathering mortality information; illnesses observed among survivors; medicines provided; and more. Includes profiles of Bhopal survivors as well as of professionals and volunteers working with survivors. Appendix provides tabulated data on survivors’ health profiles. 121pp. US$10. Contact Bhopal People’s Health and Documentation Clinic, 44, Sant Kanwar Ram Nagar, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462 001, India; phone (91-755) 730914; email; or Bhopal Action Resource Centre, 777 UN Plaza, Suite 3C, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 972-9878

*Bhopal: Union Carbide Website* Presents Union Carbide’s position on Bhopal disaster. Argues toxic gas release was caused by “disgruntled employee.” Claims Union Carbide has fulfilled all obligations to victims, and suggests chronic health effects among survivors have been minimal.

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