tv [untitled] December 21, 2011 7:31pm-8:01pm EST
all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. mission free couldn't take should be free zones for judges free the arrangements free risk free stew tied free. download free blog cloning video for your media projects and a free medio dog hard on top of the. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
i. some of the old notion of the corporation is based on what's called limited liability limited liability means that individual participants in a corporation not be charged with crimes of the corporation commits the kind to a very limited one of the major crimes court and so the corporation acts in such a way that kills the managers the c.e.o.
and the shareholders have a limited liability and it's not disregard for human life that maybe the nicest people in the world maybe give to charity. but in their institutional role as managers of the corporation there is a task that they asked. that task is to maximize profit and market share. if they don't do that they're out and somebody else is in the dust of the indian government meanwhile declares itself the sole representative of the victims and proceeded to sort out the case for four hundred seventy million dollars which was so cheap the car buying start went up by two dollars a share the sentiment was people could not mean that it could be such a grueling sell out because the union government agreed to settle all bost present and future liabilities for a sum as small as four hundred seventy million dollars. people received as little
as five hundred dollars for lifelong injuries and. unpunished. i believe whatever happened in the past we cannot change it but what is happening now is in our control it's been twenty seven years and the government shouldn't these do something like people should get clean water because the ground water is contaminated whoever survived that night and whatever life is left for the gas victims they should get proper treatment so they can spend the rest of their lives . as in good health. they are gas and water victim children were born with deformities and their future has to be kept in mind so that these kids can live a proper life and so that their parents do not take them to some sort of burden which i think. you're welcome. i love and trust are.
good afternoon c.h.r.y. this is only summertime to la and i'm joined on the line by son jay very much who is an activist in the bhopal campaign and also was a survivor of the terrible disaster in one thousand nine hundred eighty four so sanjay can you tell us a bit about what happened to you on the night of december third one nine hundred eighty four well i was on the right before you months or let it happen right in the moment. so and i don't. know why i asked myself so because i had no one with me and the better looking at my school. she would like. it and. i would be. like. irene no they look you in my own eye that you would like and i ran only. for even one.
sunday was less than two and his sister was nine his elder brother i mean he was only thirteen and these were the only people left alive in a family of. all the years in my family old runaways but i was told later two of them died in hospital my. mother my mother and father were. the bodies of three sisters we met by one of. the other two are missing. they lost their parents. and three sisters and two brothers calling one night my bad and. my family members die because of this fact. he and his sister in children's village. but it is a godsend because there will be thousand eight hundred people had died but according
to the people who are carrying out bodies from the g eight from the houses this is around seven thousand to ten thousand people have died in the next seventy two hours and. twenty five thousand people have died. i remember my but that came up and i'm going to have that and thought about it but then automatically i might have got involved in the fight and i joined late and i think that i got it and. now i realize that wally and i factory. got a nice kiss happening then you know know how condiment intend the factories how condiment it turned and saw it on the factory. seconds again as had the factory money and not paying attention to watch them.
while we did this study we just wanted a system extend those chemicals going down the nation building the factory and oversight and see if there is a linkage you can step five proving it has been going on for all of you know pretty pesticides because step two got to meet pesticide justify who did it in using e.t.l. methodology. and what could be an arsonist they found very high amount of litigation and they thought and want to dive a little bit the phone mostly as it wasn't in fact been invented offline i did this photograph and you can still see it in the structure of their design and their clothes not surprising that the plant has very high among both them ok. we have received very important documents in this case that i think established very clearly that union carbide knew in advance as early as nine hundred seventy three that this pollution problem that we are facing today they knew this was going to happen and they were and they went ahead with this project despite that specific
knowledge as early as one nine hundred seventy three union carbide engineers or warning the company that the plant presents an unusual challenge in that there's no nearby running body of water into which waste can be discharged. so from the design stage waste disposal plant was and was a major concern. a lot of waste streams from the plant emptied into the area of the plant known as the solar evaporation pond area. and this is where the waste and toxic sludge were dumped by union card we were standing right on top of it and the other side as you can see there used to be a small leak which you had a car but also used as a dumping ground for their waste people depended on the water from the leak so they drank it and it cost and pedantic. union carbide knew from the design stage
that the bhopal plant could pollute groundwater they also knew that there was there was a surrounding community that used that groundwater for its drinking water supply. so they believe that they can get rid of someone. by evil breaking it and then when they had like some kind of sludge so they took all of us from the bones and here and there and you see this black lining underneath the ground of this landfill they believe that this kind of lining if this lining and it can keep the vast away from the. lining and the need to go on every day i don't hear. we believe the solar evaporation ponds continues to be a source of the subsurface water pollution that's now reaching through the aqua for and spreading into these surrounding communities and can be detected as far away as
three kilometers from the main plant campus so that evacuation what they found very high was really you see it was using as if you live in a shrine and was destroyed. you know me i'm isolating that recent one. off on the fact you want it is still being gone dominated and people. needed water because they do not have any of that shy. away and it will remain a source of pollution for this area until it's remedial and the party that can do that is you know this december will mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the tragedy at a union carbide india ltd facility in bhopal and even today continues to evoke strong emotions globally and rightfully so we're saddened however that despite all that has been written about the tragedy in the past twenty five years so many misconceptions still exist about union carbide and it's wrong the government of
india is the appropriate entity to address any i'm going to express by the people of bhopal. we are saddened by the fact that the site remains on remediated adding to the tragedy that has occurred the site today is in the hands of the state government my dear pradesh the state government owns the site and together with the central government they are trying to get the site cleaned up union carbide is now a wholly owned subsidiary of dow chemical. in two thousand and one third the boards of both carbide approve the burger agreement create the world's second largest chemical company. does complicate things and doesn't because the. nation is very good in india and in the us and the principle of the polluter pays principle is the idea under international law that the liability for pollution should always be traced back to the polluter the polluter should not be able to
externalize the costs of pollution onto society at large or a third party it shouldn't be the government's responsibility to clean up at public expense after private polluters. so no no no no no that is one of the. people. drinking contaminated water you see. in the neighborhood and then he got a lot of this bomb tested every founded highly contaminated they do not have any other choice and they are drinking this water. it was like sometime two thousand and four it was sometime in the evening. when i refused to back to my home there was a letter written by my brother. i'm going to die in a few men so take care of yours and he was like he was laying on his back in this
room so i had to phone one of my one of my brother's friends and they said only. both of us took my brother to the hospital and finally had to write that thing. before that he had run into a jungle where food he had tried to set him off fire. he didn't have any physical problems his sickness was that of paranoia and fear that if anyone came over then she would go and hide in the bathroom he used to say he could hear a voice in his mind i believe that a war in hell's with time but in both it's getting worse. if we blame each other for everything when no solution will come. the government blames the company we blame the government of the government so first the company suffers and most importantly the people who suffer. i don't remember actually who
was the media person who asked me this question who do you blame to work surely according to you. before i answered this question he said your god there he said to me your governments like ditching you they have been digging people from. so if you're going is not willing to help you then what will you. do for you. on that but i'm not particular night on the second and third december some gases from the union carbide leak and some of the people died now being an autopsy surgeon it was my moral duty to find out what the cause of death was. after analysis it was established that cyanide was present along with nearly twenty nine com points out of which team were deadly. they get us. like in hiroshima and nagasaki it had an adverse effect on their genes so similarly this adverse effect
of the gas is causing genetic mutation in india they all fall we would like that we don't speak up because he's not a good image of all india in america they don't want to talk about because in spite of the fact that there is a wall of and fall the rest against mr woman and i mr anderson has retired in a beautiful house in long island new york and of course. i'm a big bend it was a bone of glacier we're looking at we're going to be inventive and one of the implications is for the nation which you know the more than thirty thousand people are affected and the people who are drinking the polluted water have known about the problems this can problems that is this is through the. infections industrialization of. foreign investment you know the. all of those are sick and
that's the position that i'm going to get specific governments are not in business to protect the population. that's what they say they are but it's usually a pretty low priority. don't take any worry about somebody started taking over the record countries that started it pretty often loses. a loss of the work devastating for the population but the leaders were willing to take the risk when it was in the room for their own hands i mean it's not. history. you. least want to respond when it's soft on telly the government just pimping for dow chemicals and these are the. same people who have so far stalled justice for the victims. but we strongly feel that on this occasion of the twenty seventh
anniversary we will be able to destroy the nexus and we will get justice. to the way i have not to go out get on by the people the other ones will buy that we have a lot of the people responsible for this you can follow them you know this is not the rehab the world it was the way in pretty five years what did we not get just if you missed it is what he does what isn't new but. this leader could make it's like i was hired to do emerge an acquisition for union carbide to bring all of the computer applications on the same traumas doubts i saw how a corporation works because they are more concerned about bottom line profit than anything i just decided that i was making a profit for just the wrong people and chemical has made the decision to purchase union carbide knowing that these liabilities were outstanding so when you purchase
the assets of a company purchased those liabilities. we are just asking for our right to clean water union carbide has fully exploited the sort of international dimension of this problem it informs the american courts that new york law can't apply because these events took place in india but the same time the same indian law doesn't apply so in effect they're arguing that they're above the law so there are international. for. of course international law has no enforcement laws are forced by somebody. if the united states doesn't force a. political body they should take responsibility for. dime from the water i mean no one is offering clean water they have no choice. dow chemical go to how it go to how do how. agents of dow should be
spanked. if you look at subject to the jurisdiction of india then you have to submit to the american boards and the american boards have to do something about. this in two thousand and four the supreme court's directed the government to provide clean and safe water but the government the state and central has failed to honor the supreme court order. and then they promise that by november two thousand and nine the government would supply clean water but that promise was never fulfilled looked up to some pipelines were laid in some areas but not in every area the water they're supplying the spikes is duty and not between twenty. and dad might differ dish but mission control board certified against any high concentrations of bacteria so knowingly this water is what is being supplied to the locals who have given their lives.
no company should realize that it cannot break this country's laws. how much if we win this fight outsiders will gain nothing gain will be for years the people of full power. like you know most of what we have asked for is the clean up cost union carbide should clean all the poisonous and powerful toxic chemicals that are stored inside the plant. army to the groundwater which is polluted in a radius of three kilometers around the plant should be cleaned and union carbide should be paid for about to. bring i'm dissing to india bring them
here. chemical leave india leave india on top of that we have asked for compensation for the victims who are suffering. and it's our mission to fight for people who are weak people who cannot fight for themselves or even know how. this is all union carbide should bear these expenses because in the coming ten to fifteen years people will keep getting affected due to the growing water contamination and will be more prone to cancers like diseases if you bloody old body and we are fighting for our society we are fighting for our country we are fighting for bhopal gas victims. it's only by virtue of the fact that this outfit if it indeed. able to exist the day has come out this year a fresh known bailable warrant has been issued for foreign anderson. and if the
government fails to wake up and help then we are committed to fight for the next twenty seven years against the nexus between the company and the government the process could change dramatically if the indian government the interests of justice has the kind of stuff that is understandable i mean they're not they don't have the authority to someone like that in a government but what they have said to the government if they want this really come to an interview i think it was worth it was that. they were all the survivors in court of law they have subpoenaed they have submitted a letter although that's it all over the what is your. yes i'm any ideas from our research one thing is very clear the union carbide india factory is infected with poison food inc it is a poison which will not lead to death just by touching it so i can understand why
their money pradesh government is saying there is no poison given this but it is also true that it's a kind of poison that is leaking into our environment that is the main thing i'm sane is that the factory should be cleaned as soon as possible. god has given you a dispute worth with all the facilities that god has given everything here why destroyed. that come on friends join the march with the victims and show that your passion has not cooled down. it has not come down because we did not get justice and unless we get justice our passion will never come down. every year millions of people dying because of his unburdened the pursuit of profit. and what can clean will fall are saying is that you cannot do it you are not allowed to do. because life is sacred and that
cannot be violated and. it is my house the twanging the strength from the rest of the world who will get justice from dollar company and i think. the twenty fifth anniversary is just. the fortieth of the verse or the first if a diverse three will be as important for the final goal and the goal is to clean the factory farm all those toxic effluents which still pull you the water that the people have to drink. and amazon i want the world to understand the crime of these companies they profit from the analysts products as they show on t.v. . the same products boys in our lives will not only eat. we should never allow down to continue their poisonous business in any other city
in the world so that another boo power who will not be repeated by. any worse really gives us more spirit gives us more and go to judgment people i don't know why i have been for about five and we get more support every year than the previous year if there is justice and this world would be safer for all of us to live in because it would set a precedent and a parent company cannot set up a subsidiary somewhere in the world create a large scale environmental problem there and then when the time comes to fix liability sell off its local subsidiary and then retreat to the united states or any other developed country and a basically say that nobody can sue them here nobody can hold them accountable so that's the sort of context in which if our litigation were to be successful it would set important precedent.
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