Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Here is their brave and moving daily blog (great photos too).
Here is a petition you can sign to support them.
And finally, here is an excerpt from a piece in OUTLOOK INDIA from 2002.
'Bhopal isn’t only about charred lungs, poisoned kidneys and deformed foetuses. It’s also about corporate crime, multinational skullduggery, injustice, dirty deals, medical malpractice, corruption, callousness and contempt for the poor. Nothing else explains why the victims’ average compensation was just $500 — for a lifetime of misery . . . Yet the victims haven't given up. Their struggle for justice and dignity is one of the most valiant anywhere. They have unbelievable energy and hope . . . the fight has not ended. It won’t, so long as our collective conscience stirs.'
I've been trying to find a quote from William Jennings Bryan in which he said that if you speak in favor of trying to make things better for the poor, you're called a socialist who wants to rob the rich; but if you want to exploit the poor for profit, you're called a "financier." It's okay for the exploitation to go one way, it seems. Does anyone have the exact quote.
"This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity."
Is one of my favorite quotes I feel fits here - by Martin Luther King Jr of course.
Just wanted to say thanks for not being silent, Gary..
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