On Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Carnegie Council in New York City, Sea Change Media’s Bill Baue and Marcy Murninghan presented the preliminary findings of their research fellowship on Web 2.0 and Corporate Accountability for the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Read the show transcript
Sea Change Media is producing a year-long series of monthly podcasts called The Arc of Change: The ICCR Story recounting how the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility helped pioneer the practice of shareholder activism since its 1971 founding. In the first episode, Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon of Sea Change Media interview ICCR Executive Director Laura Berry about how ICCR got started, the guiding principles that empassion its movement, and its place in the larger universe of the financial markets. The press release generated a lot of interest, and the story got picked up by CNBC, MSN Money, ABC, Yahoo News, and EarthTimes.
Sea Change also produced a preview podcast, giving a taste of some of the stories that will be recounted over the next year in the Arc of Change series. Check it out!
See Sea Change Co-Director Bill Baue interview Sanford Lewis of the Investor Environmental Health Network about its new report in a video — 8 Loopholes: Corporations and the Investor Crisis of Confidence — co-produced by Sea Change Media and IEHN. You can also listen to a press briefing about the report, which links the history of companies hiding known asbestos risks to human health and to their financial health with the lack of disclosure on the parallel risks documented today on nanotechnology.
Corporate Watchdog Radio presents a special video presentation on the phone companies, the National Security Agency and our civil liberties. Ransacking Liberty is a 11.5 minute video that discusses how phone company spying may jeopardize the rights of reporters, whistle blowers and protesters.
Music in the video includes Blue Line by Antiguru, licensed by Magnatune.com
21 years after the Bhopal chemical disaster of Dec. 3, 1984 at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in India, justice has never been served. Though the diisaster caused the death of more than 20,000 people, Union Carbide has never stood trial for manslaughter. The suffering of hundreds of thousands of survivors continues without relief. We hear the perspectives of a Bhopal resident, US college students, US investors, and grassroots leaders. Guests include: Sathyu Sarangi, Lois Gibbs, Gary Cohen, Diane Wilson and Jayanthi Reddy.
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Students For Bhopal
Diane Wilson and Warren Anderson are both fugitives. Fisherwoman Diane Wilson has been charged with criminal trespass for hanging a banner at a Dow Chemical/Union Carbide facility that said “Dow – Responsible for Bhopal”. She received a six month jail sentence for that, which she is due to serve.
Warren Anderson was the CEO of Union Carbide back in 1984 when the Carbide plant in India spewed toxic gases into the surrounding community and killed more than 20,000 people. He visited Bhopal shortly after the incident, and agreed to return for any legal proceedings. After leaving, he was charged, along with Union Carbide, with manslaughter for those thousands of deaths. However, Anderson and Carbide have refused to return to India to face trial. In the eyes of the Indian courts, they are fugitives from the law.
Wilson has pulled a similar maneuver to Anderson’s. For now, she has refused to return to Texas to serve her sentence. Instead, on November 15 she began a search for Warren Anderson – to discuss their common fate, and to “try to talk some sense into him.”
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Diane Wilson autobiography: An Unreasonable Woman, Chelsea Green Press, 2005.
• Video interview with Diane Wilson
• Documentary on Bhopal – Twenty Years without Justice
Kimberly-Clark, Victoria’s Secret and Xerox Asked to Stop Destroying Ancient Forests for Disposable Paper Products
San Francisco – Leading international environmental organizations coordinated efforts today at more than 350 protests and events across the U.S. and Canada, calling on companies to end the destruction of North America’s largest ancient forest, the Boreal. As part of an International Day of Action to raise awareness about threats to the Boreal, the groups demanded that companies such as Kimberly-Clark, Victoria’s Secret, and Xerox stop using paper that comes from Endangered Forests in the Boreal in their tissue products, catalogs and copy paper. In addition, advertisements began running in the New York Times and online with FoxNews to highlight the importance of this critical forest.
The chemical industry is spending millions of dollars on TV ads to convince us that we need toxic chemicals in consumer goods, and in our air, water, food, and bodies.
Learn the truth in this 53 second video.