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sad and scary (vasudha) Fri 17 Dec 99 21:21
Indra Sinha (indra) Sun 26 Dec 99 04:35
An article on cyberstalking from a Canadian law firm that specialises in computer crime. http://www.sgrm.com/art-8.htm No more news about Martha.
Indra Sinha (indra) Wed 5 Apr 00 10:45
I hear that Martha is still in hospital in a coma. Her chances of coming out of it are no more than 25% and if she wakes up she will be severely brain damaged. Meanwhile the Bhopal case continues in New York. Warren Anderson, Union Carbide's CEO at the time of the gas explosion, has absconded. His house in Florida is all shut up and no-one apparently knows where he has gone. The movie, Bhopal Express, directed by Mahesh Mathai, with a screenplay by Piyush and Prasoon Pandey, has its first showing in New York next week. Vasudha, you should certainly go along to this. The movie tells the story of a newly married couple caught up in the disaster and thus is not simply a dramatised documentary. Features fine performances from Bashiruddin Khan and the immortal Zeenat Aman. My best wishes to y'all.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 5 Apr 00 15:17
Thanks for the update, Indra, though the news you bring about Martha is terribly bleak.
among fiends (frako) Thu 6 Apr 00 09:56
Thanks for the heads-up on the movie, Indra.
carol adair (rubicon) Thu 6 Apr 00 19:01
Thanks for both. I check every few days to see how things are going.
will check for the movie (vasudha) Fri 5 May 00 09:45
Any NY Wellpern who want to make an excursion to the movie, let me know. Will look in the newspaper to find the place and time. I am sorry about Martha and to hear she has little chance of full recovery. Thank you, Indra, for checking in here.
sad and scary (vasudha) Thu 11 May 00 06:30
i wasn't able to find out where the film was playing. i went on a bullitin board on the Bhopal Express WEb site (very cool website, by the way) and found out that what showed this week was a preview that does not seem to be open or wasn't open to the public. The message from the filmakers said the movie was said to be distributed by the end of the summer. drat.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 12 May 00 12:11
drat, indeed, vasudha...
Indra Sinha (indra) Mon 12 Jun 00 16:21
Was a guest the other day on ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten's radio show, which is webcast (whatever that means, I can't get the bloody software to work anyway!) They'd apparently seen this interview on the WELL. The session was a gas. Reconvened the old team. Geno (aka Jesus Slut Fucker) took time off from driving his cab in Oklahoma City to tell some very funny stories about life as a convict and other Genoesque things...we also got Sathyu on from Bhopal to talk about what's happening with the court case in New York, and why people should try to put a spoke in the proposed merger between Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. It all got rather frenetic and the last hour passed for me in a semi-alcoholic daze...(I was sitting in my garden drinking ouzo and trying to cut up a steak one-handed). Johnny R was great. He got very fired up about the Bhopal situation and Sathyu will probably be going back regularly as the situation hots up. (Sathyu was interviewed by Newsweek today -- at last the issue is being discussed widely.) All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable evening. If anyone is interested, the archive is online, marked June 10, at www.eyada.com. My thanks to John "Rotten" Lydon, his producer Athena Kurry and all the other folks who made it happen.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 13 Jun 00 11:31
Thanks for the update, Indra. And what an evening that must have been!
jumping the railroad gate (vasudha) Wed 14 Jun 00 15:24
I listened to it and it was excellent! Thanks for the pointer Indra. :) I even was inspired to go and see "The Filth and the Fury," the documentary about the Sex Pistols, yesterday. Very interesting and serious person is that John Rotton. Wishing well for his talk show. I found the movie riviting. And a sad story. He *is* good on stage. Wonderful face. Glad he was able to help spread the info on the ongoing Bhopal situation. Some hunderds of thousands of listeners. Great show.
The salon stopped responding (rocket) Thu 13 Jul 00 18:19
<zimby> will apparently be a guest on Rotten's program before too long.
John Payne (satyr) Mon 31 Jul 00 17:16
The Motives and Psychology of the Black-hat Community <http://www.enteract.com/~lspitz/motives/>
P.A.smith (a-aaartaud) Thu 17 Aug 00 18:49
i too have taken an interest Indra,without handsome johnnys radio show one may never know !although i didn't tune in live , the eyada archive has your june 10 appearance replayed on august 12. i hope it makes more people like me sit up and take notice!
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Mon 25 Sep 00 19:55
Emailed to us by Jane Johnson with a request to post here, re. Bhopal: Mother Love... Deep in your heart a well of sadness lies Around your dreams, uncloaked, a living hell You gave your precious treasure up for skies That seemed to promise Heaven - yet, they fell Tenderly, tenderly, the softest touch brings pain A flash of bright-eyed laughter, a moment gone And now you live for days when measured gain Shall give your tears release, where rainbows shone On cheeks now wet, now wreathed in smiles once more ....He plunges into your arms, heart beating, boy. Your precious burden, running to your door. Then turns as swiftly, Oh! To favourite toy... It is a dream, the treasure now has gone Bereft, you're left, paste on your brittle smile Bleached bones beside a graveyard soaked in tears Fixed, frozen-faced, taste gone, for a little while For Union Carbide's Gas choked off the years... The growth to manhood of your little child Bhopal's gas disaster from Union Carbide's pesticide plant Still no proper compensation as UK Lawyers stop the grant So far they've had more money than the victims ever did Though thousands died, and more are maimed, the perpetrators hid By Jane Johnson, copyright.2000.
John Payne (satyr) Sun 11 Feb 01 13:43
CNN(dot)com is running a profile of anit-virus crusader Sarah Gordon.
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