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Six months of investigations by Greenpeace

Image | 29 November, 2006 at 13:18

Six months of investigations by Greenpeace show thattraders including Germany's biggest agricultural traders, Raiffeisen, are selling toxic and strictly prohibited pesticides.

On the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal industrial

Image | 3 December, 2004 at 1:00

On the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal industrial disaster, Greenpeace activists deliver an exact replica of the memorial statue that stands outside the Union Carbide site in Bhopal -'mother with two children' to the DOW European Headquarters near...

This couple have spent almost everything

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

This couple have spent almost everything they have on medical treatment since being exposed to the gas. When doctors advised Leela Devi that an abdominal operation was essential for saving her life, they had to borrow money from their neighbours.

Bhopal gas disaster survivors and supporters

Image | 2 December, 2002 at 1:00

Bhopal gas disaster survivors and supporters from around the world including Greenpeace activists deliver brooms with a message DOW CLEAN UP YOUR MESS to The Dow Chemical's Headquarters in Mumbai today.

Hasan Ali has seven grown

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Hasan Ali has seven grown-up daughters. 'Our education has suffered because of our father's illness, and the fact that we too have been ill at different times. Because of this, there are several problems related to our marriages,' says Kishwar,...

Pushpa (70) lies in a ward in the Bhopal

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Pushpa (70) lies in a ward in the Bhopal Memorial Charitable Hospital and Research Centre. 'She is our aunt. She was exposed to the gas. She has been sick ever since. But now her condition is much worse. In fact, this hospital has become almost...

'I remember making three tiered graves

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

'I remember making three tiered graves. There was no option but to pile up one body on top of another. In those three to four days we must have buried more than 4,000 people' says Mohammad Aziz as he looks at the skeletons that have come out of...

Children awaiting cremation

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

Children awaiting cremation. A crowd watches as a man pastes identification labels onto dead children's foreheads. So many thousands had died so suddenly that these sorts of drastic measures were necessary to identify and document as many bodies...

Genetically engineered soya pods.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Genetically engineered soya pods.

Women carrying baskets of seeds to dry them

Image | 1 June, 2001 at 3:00

Women carrying baskets of seeds to dry them in the sun, Nayakrishni centre, Bangladesh.

Man carries the body of his wife past the

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

Man carries the body of his wife past the deserted Union Carbide factory, the source of the toxic gas that killed her the night before.

GE Action with Farmers at EU in Brussels

Image | 15 October, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace hands EU Commissioner Vassiliou a petition with 180.000 signatures. Farmers from Spain, Sweden andThailand are at the EU today to meet European Commissioner for health, Androulla Vassiliou, and joining Greenpeacein handing over a...

GE Action with Farmers at EU in Brussels

Image | 15 October, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace hands EU Commissioner Vassiliou a petition with 180,000 signatures. Farmers from Spain, Sweden andThailand are at the EU today to meet European Commissioner for health, Androulla Vassiliou, and joining Greenpeacein handing over a...

Fernando José Llobell Bisbalborn from Albacete

Image | 15 October, 2009 at 2:00

Fernando José Llobell Bisbalborn from Albacete, Spain. Since 2002 he has been President of the La Tierrallana, the association of Organic Consumers in Albacete. “I want my government to prohibit the production, distribution, export and import of...

Celebrations on the streets of Bhopal

Image | 19 July, 2004 at 3:00

Celebrations on the streets of Bhopal. Now almost 20 years later all survivors will finally get meagre compensation. Full justice will require Dow Chemical to clean up the polluted site.

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst

Image | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, activists and students protest in Mumbai as part of the Global day of action against corporate crimes in support of the thousands of people in Bhopal still suffering from the...

Bhopali students during a talk on the ongoing

Image | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

Bhopali students during a talk on the ongoing Bhopal disaster

Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

The suffering continues in Bhopal but not

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

The suffering continues in Bhopal but not in silence. Sunil Kumar (right) calls for justice. He was given up for dead when the disaster struck.

Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

'I was the man in charge of law and order

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

'I was the man in charge of law and order that night. Everyone else had fled to safety, leaving the city and its people to their own devices. But I have paid a heavy price. I have survived, but with a clutch of ailments.' says Swaraj Puri, as he...

Contamination from the plant pollutes the

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Contamination from the plant pollutes the soil and ground water of local communities. Hundreds of people, still drink and wash with the contaminated ground water.

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste on the site. Until mid-2001, the factory grounds were inaccessible without special permission from the government.

A view of the abandoned pesticide plant

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Union Carbide fled the scene in 1984 and for the last 17 years virtually nothing has been done to clean up the highly polluted site.

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 2:00

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash Nagar, an area opposite the Union Carbide factory. Some, like Gumanilal, received inadequate compensation after the disaster, which helped them to pay medical expenses for a short time. Others have...

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across the city, this girl was named Gas Devi - 'gas goddess' - by her parents.

Foetuses which were aborted by pregnant women

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Fetuses which were aborted by pregnant women escaping from the gas, or shortly after the gas leak, were preserved at the state government's Hamidia Hospital, to establish the cause of death.

Skulls discarded after research at the Hamidia

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Skulls discarded after research at the Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal. Medical experts believe that the gas inhaled by the people of Bhopal may have affected the brain.

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal graves. "The bodies were strewn all over and the stench of death was overpowering," recalls 76-year old Amar Chand Ajmera, a social worker. "I remember, we cremated more than 2,000 bodies in a day."

Lone survivor

Image | 5 December, 1984 at 2:00

Lone survivor. This elderly woman was badly injured when exposed to the poisonous gas, but survived. Everyone else in her family died.

Burial of young Leela

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Burial of young Leela. Had her body not been recognised and claimed, she would have joined thousands of others on the mass cremation pyres.

The morning after

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

The morning after. Survivors of the disaster stand in front of the Union Carbide factory one day after the lethal gas leak. Their eyes and lungs have been badly damaged by exposure to the gas.

Burial of an unknown child

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Burial of an unknown child. This unknown child has become the icon of the world's worst industrial disaster, caused by the US multinational chemical company, Union Carbide.

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican

Image | 15 October, 2001 at 3:00

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican grown GE-free maize, demonstrating Mexico has no need for GE-contaminated maize from the US.

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity.

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods plants young rice into soil that has been recently flooded.

Organic Farmer in Spain

Image | 11 October, 2009 at 3:00

Eduardo Campayo García, organic farmer born in 1961 in Albacete, Spain. Eduardo and his family switched to organic farming 12 years ago. He produces maize, alfalfa, peas, potatoes, wheat and wine. “I believe in organic farming because...

Bhopal residents are given the chance to

Image | 14 August, 2000 at 3:00

Bhopal residents are given the chance to send a message to Union Carbide. The company responds by blocking any messages from the residents.

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced to use because Dow Chemical refuses to clean up the site of the world's worst industrial disaster. The water was delivered to the European headquaters of Dow in Switzerland.

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

A sight for sore eyes

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 3:00

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have been cleared worldwide for shrimp farms.

Victims of industrial disaster, Bhopal 2002

Image | 1 January, 2002 at 2:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

The Death Doctor: 20,000 autopsies so far

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

The Death Doctor, Bhopal 2002 "I must have performed more than 20,000 autopsies so far. No relative of a gas victim can get a compensation claim for a death without my certificate. It has been a nightmarish experience. Especially those initial...

Provider now beggar, due to industrial disaster

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

Genetically engineered food by Bush & Co

Image | 23 July, 2003 at 3:00

Genetically engineered food by Bush & Co. E-card designed by Mark Fiore.

Mohammad Arif, Bhopal 2002

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Mohammad Arif, Bhopal 2002 Mohammad Arif has a sick heart and damaged lungs which provoke violent coughing fits that rack his fragile body. Doctors say he has pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that can only be cured by replacing his lungs. Bhopal,...

Shrimp pond. Gulf of Fonseca.

Image | 1 January, 1996 at 2:00

Shrimp pond. Gulf of Fonseca.

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