Lessons remain unlearnt 20 years after Bhopal

December 2, 2004 • 0
On the night of Dec. 2-3, 1984, the inhabitants of the Indian city of Bhopal became victims of the largest industrial disaster in history. Forty-one tons of methyl isocyanate leaked from a pesticide plant run by U.S.-based Union Carbide, agglomerating in a noxious yellow cloud over the shantytowns surrounding the site. Cost-cutting by the corporation »

Bush’s embarrassing record on the AIDS epidemic

Buried in the hoopla over handouts thrown at the Third World is a very surprising statistic: the United States spends less than 0.1 percent of its GNP on foreign aid. It sits last on the list of the world’s 22 donor countries, if you measure aid as a share of income. Up to 40 million »