Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Diane Wilson Freed

Diane Wilson was freed on Feb. 18th after 75 days in jail.
Here is a news report on that: Diane Wilson Freed : Houston Indymedia

Found very few "mainstream" news sites that even reported this or for that matter her arrest sometime back.

Here is the banner that she unfurled at a dinner (which was attended by Dick Cheney and Tom Delay) where she was arrested.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

who is she?

Purushottam said...

Diane Wilson is a shrimper turned social activist, and has protested against toxic/chemical companies polluting the environment. Diane was wanted in Texas on Crimial Trespassing charges from 2002, when she had climbed a tower at Dow Chemical to protest the company's continued irresponsibility following its 1984 chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, where 150,000 people were poisoned. Diane refused to turn herself in for the trespassing charges until Warren Anderson, former CEO of Union Carbide, turned himself in to the Indian government, where he has been wanted for thirteen years for the Culpable Homicide of thousands in Bhopal.

here are links for more info:
http://www.chelseagreen.com/2005/items/unreasonablewoman/AboutTheAuthor
http://paddlesweep.blogspot.com/2006/01/diane-wilson-arrested.html