Clouds of Injustice: The Bhopal Disaster 34 Years Later
Warwick Amnesty will be welcoming Tim Edwards, Executive Trustee of the Bhopal Medical Appeal, to speak to us all about the Bhopal disaster 34 years ago.
In the modern capitalist world, the interests of companies are often given more importance than people’s rights. A prime example is the 1984 Bhopal Gas disaster where lethal MIC gas leaked out of an American pesticide factory in an Indian town, killing about 10,000 people and injuring several more.
In this talk, Tim Edwards will be discussing the importance of corporate responsibility in the modern world with a focus on the 1984 disaster. Today, the pesticide plant remains standing and the victim communities continue to be poisoned through the toxic water. Yet, the victims are stuck between the bureaucracy of the responsible companies and the government as both evade any accountability for the ongoing disaster.