Call Dow Day - Wednesday 22 January
Dow Chemical seems to think it can safely ignore the suffering of thousands of people in Bhopal who live with the contamination caused by the factory its Union Carbide subsidiary abandoned following the worst industrial accident in history. Despite receiving over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging it to clean up Bhopal the company still insists the abandoned factory is not its problem. That is why we need your help to call Dow on Wednesday and tell them to clean up Bhopal now!
Dow has an free phone ethics line open 24 hours a day to deal with any ethical concerns you may have about the company.
The free phone number and further details will appear on the Greenpeace front page here:
on Wednesday morning Central European time.
We would love to hear back from as many people as possible about your call to Dow and if you have sound recording equipment an mp3 sound file of your call. You can send your details by replying to the cybercentre article which will appear here on Wednesday morning:
Here are two fun example calls you can listen to:
If you want to find out more before the call visit our section on Bhopal:
Or if you need some motivation see how Dow is suing the Bhopal survivors rather than helping them:
SAY NO TO WAR IN IRAQ
Every day brings a new development that seems to bring the world closer to war in Iraq. Surprisingly, one major force for peace could be the United Nations Security Council. Surprisingly, because the Bush administration originally seemed to have little respect or time for the United Nations. However, polls show that the US public, like most people around the world, places more faith in the United Nations than do Bush and his oil industry supporters.
So the Bush administration may need to go back to the UN Security Council before beginning a war in Iraq. If it does, Greenpeace believes that the Security Council should say No to a war in Iraq. There are many reasons for this, but one is that Iraq is not currently threatening the United States, and under international law, the United States cannot claim legitimate self defence.
But will the UN Security Council stand up to the Bush adminstration? In this time of global crisis, please write to the UN ambassadors that sit on the Security Council and ask them to uphold international law and refuse to approve a war in Iraq. You can use this link:
To find more information and more to do, please take a look at this article:
STOP THE DESTRUCTION BEFORE FINNISH FORESTS ARE FINISHED
The Finnish state owned logging company Metsahallitus is planning to start logging the old-growth forests of Malahvia, in the north eastern part of Finland close to the Russian border. Metsahallitus plans to commence both clearcutting and selective logging in the area despite clear scientific evidence about the high biological value of the Malahvia forest.
Please write to the three biggest customers of Finnish forest destruction, StoraEnso, UPM-Kymmene and M-Real and ask them to say "NO" to ancient forest destruction using this link:
PROTECTING THE RIGHT WHALE
Only a few hundred North Atlantic Right Whales survive off the eastern coast of North America. Please read this action alert for more details and send a letter to the US National Marine Fisheries Service by the 21st of January to support an Ocean Conservancy campaign to expand its protected habitat:
GREENPEACE ACTS ON TANKER SAFETY
The cleanup of some 25,000 tonnes of oil from the sunken Prestige oil tanker continues along the coasts of Spain, France and Portugal. But single hull tankers are still a permanent presence in the region. Greenpeace activists boarded the single hull oil tanker Vemamagna in Algeciras Bay, Gibraltar on the 20th of January climbing the mast with banners reading "Oil Hazard" in English and Spanish.
Find more here: