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03 December, 2004
  The Yes Men and The legacy of Bhopal
I'd never heard of the Yes Men until today. This the 20th anniversary of the terrible events of Bhopal, the Yes Men (who successfully highlighted the 18th anniversary) managed to take the BBC World program hook, line and sinker. Strangely enough the BBC News Site is somewhat muted about the whole incident. Indeed the BBc network seems to have clammed up apart from this statement.

Dow still maintains that "this really has nothing to with us". A brief statement states that Dow never owned nor operated the plant. This is true - they suggest that you check out this link. Ah yes, the evil doers are off course Union Carbide. Nothing to do with do wirth Dow back then but now a wholly owned subsiduary. And Dow still maintains it's responsibilities are negligable. If you are too young to remember or if you beleive that Dow is right, try this Google search - some of the images are not for the faint hearted.

And for a background of the chronology try here

Update: Further details can be found here and here (2nd link via The Yorkshire Ranter who provides the first link)
 
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