I was recently interviewed, along with folks like Cindy Sheehan, by Press TV. The topic was the permanent U.S. war economy.
Reena Shadaan: “It’s been three decades of mobilization against what is now the second biggest chemical corporation in the world and the Government of India. As the 30th anniversary approaches, much of the wider goals remain the same (assessment and clean-up of the site, holding the Dow Chemical Company accountable legally, etc.); however, many important successes have been won as well. For instance, after more than 10 years of mobilization on contaminated groundwater, the survivors’ groups succeeded in getting the government to supply clean water and infrastructure (taps) in the communities. That was a huge success. Just days ago, five Bhopali survivors were on indefinite, waterless hunger strike, and after five days, the Government of India conceded to their demands. The 30th anniversary is a reminder that nothing is won without struggle.”
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If every person in the U.S. made all the minor changes suggested by Al Gore in ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ carbon emissions would fall by only 22%.
Meanwhile, Exxon-Mobil – a company with sales (over $420 billion) that exceed the gross domestic product of 167 countries – emits 298 million tons of CO2 every year.