Satinath Sarangi 25 years after the Bhopal disaster PLUS The Yes Men

Talk Tuesday 14th July, 2009

Satinath Sarangi, popularly known as ‘Sathyu’ has been a key figure in both helping survivors and campaigning for justice since a deadly gas leak at Union Carbide Corporation USA’s pesticide factory in Bhopal on 3  December, 1984 poisoned at least 500,000 people .

Sathyu was studying for an engineering PhD but dropped everything when the accident occurred in Bhopal and has remained there since, setting up the Bhopal Medical Appeal with Indra Sinha, the booker prize nominated author of ‘Animal’s People’ to raise funds for a clinic.

A Hollywood movie ‘Bhopal: A prayer for Rain’, starring Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton is due for release this year and a new film by the Yes Men called ‘The Yes Men Fix the World’ also features heavily the Bhopal corporate neglect story.

As the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster approaches, here is an opportunity to hear Satinath Sarangi in conversation with Daily Telegraph journalist and author Mick Brown discuss the disaster, the remarkable work of  the Samhavna Trust, ongoing support work and the campaign for corporate accountability.

Satirical activists The Yes Men will be attending this event to talk about the practice of what they call "identity correction" by pretending to be powerful people and spokespersons for prominent organisations