Sunday, December 18, 2005

Five Minutes Past Midnight

Have started reading the book---
"Five past Midnight in Bhopal" by Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro.

Thought about reading it after hearing the show on Democracy Now!, which featured and interview with Diane Wilson. Diane is an environmental activist from Texas and has fought against chemical industries. Diane Wilson has been charged with criminal trespass for hanging a banner at a Dow Chemical/Union Carbide facility that said "Dow - Responsible for Bhopal". She received a six month jail sentence for that, which she is due to serve.
Link to the Democracy Now! discussion.

Of what I have read so far, the book is very interesting. Presents yet another set of realities of life in India and I am sure other developing countries.
Would like to know about the current status of chemical industries in India ... working conditions, health affects, child labor etc ...

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