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From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP: What Bhopal Started

By P. Sainath
CounterPunch

Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power.  The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf  —  with estimates ranging from 30,000  to 80,000 barrels per day  —  tops off a quarter of a century where corporations could  (and have) done anything in the pursuit of profit, at any human cost. Barack Obama’s ‘hard words’ on BP are mostly pre-November poll-rants. BP can take a lot of comfort  from two US Supreme Court judgements in the past two years.

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