Yoga for Bhopal was conceived after an initial event hosted by Meaghan Delahunt in Edinburgh at last year’s 32nd Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster. Meaghan is an accomplished novelist, short story writer, and a qualified yoga teacher and has inspired the creation of Yoga […]
Edinburgh Gathering Lay Wreaths in Solidarity With Bhopal Gas Disaster Survivors, on Occasion of 33rd Anniversary of Disaster.
On Sunday 3rd December, supporters gathered at the Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh to express their solidarity with the survivors of the Bhopal Gas disaster. Local choir group, ‘Protest in Harmony’ sang and wreaths were laid, under the Bhopal memorial plaque, on behalf of the Midlothian Trades Union Council and the UNITE/ UCATT Dalkeith Branch. […]
Today, in Bhopal, five gas disaster survivors’ organisations marched to the abandoned Union Carbide factory where a traditional burning of effigies took place. The effigy represented the boards of Union Carbide Dow Chemical and DuPont. Dow has recently merged with DuPont to form the world’s largest chemical company. Between them they are the sole owner […]
Late in the evening, thirty-three years back, the world’s worst industrial disaster rumbled in to life as highly toxic MIC gas began spewing from tank E610 on Union Carbide’s dilapidated pesticide factory in the heart of a populous central Indian city, Bhopal. Within three days the trail of devastation saw as many as 8-10,000 having […]