2/9 Actions Against Dow Chemical!
Project of Peace No War Network
Serve Dow With Summons to Appear in Court!
Dow Chemical has been summoned to appear before the Chief Judicial
Magistrate\'s Court in Bhopal to explain why it continues to shelter the Union Carbide
Corporation, a criminal fugitive, from standing trial.
_Send Dow a FREE FAX with the Official Court Order!!_
Make sure that Dow gets the message: stop sheltering Carbide, a fugitive
from justice and a corporate criminal. Keep the pressure growing by sending a
FREE FAX with the official court order at:
Union Carbide, a 100% subsidiary of Dow, is charged with the “culpable
homicide” of 20,000 human beings, and has officially been declared an “absconder”
by the court for its refusal to appear to face these charges. Union Carbide
and its former Chairman Warren Anderson have been running from court for 13
years, claiming that it has no jurisdiction.
Survivors warned Dow that in acquiring Carbide\'s plants, products, people,
patents and profits, it would also legally acquire its liabilities. And Dow
did indeed pay out on Carbide\'s US asbestos liabilities, an $800 million blow
that sent its share price reeling. In contrast to this US decision, Dow has
always refused to accept Carbide\'s outstanding Bhopal liabilities in India--and
indeed, until recently, refused to even acknowledge their existence.
In 2003 Dow CEO William Stavropoulos told his company\'s AGM that there were
no criminal charges outstanding against Carbide in India, a statement he was
later forced to retract (he claimed he \"mis-spoke\"). Since that time,
however, Dow has continued to perpetuate this “misstatement” in its comments to the
However the recent summons issued to Dow by the Bhopal court confirms that,
in a legal sense, the posse is closing in. The summons marks the first time
that Carbide’s corporate parent, Dow Chemical, has been drawn into the
lawsuit, and if the court does not find Dow’s explanations convincing it could seize
Dow’s Indian assets to enforce compliance with its order for Carbide to
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