Tuesday, December 3, 1996

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Bhopal Disaster

    12 years ago today, the Union Carbide Corporation’s fertilizer plant in Bhopal India spewed toxic gas, killing 4000 people and injuring a half a million others. It was the world’s worst industrial accident. And people are still dying and suffering from illnesses related to their exposure to Union Carbide’s poisonous gas; that’s why the Bhopal Disaster has been called the "Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry." Bhopal has also emerged as a classic example of corporate crime that’s gone unpunished.

  • Corporations Make Cancer-Causing Chemicals and Drugs that Treat Cancer

    What do Monsanto, Dupont and Westinghouse have in common? These three corporations make cancer-causing chemicals as well as the drugs that treat cancer. It’s an ironic fact not lost on investigative journalist Liane Clorfene Casten, author of Breast Cancer: Poisons, Profits and Prevention. In her book, Liane Clorfene-Casten charges that 70 percent of breast cancer may be due to environmental pollution, yet the EPA refuses to ban commercial toxic incinerators and the American Cancer Society focuses on treatment instead of prevention.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.