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with commentary by Arie Altena
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In 2001, Dow became the uncontested world leader in industrial accidents with the legacy of the Bhopal catastrophe. Only on the 20th anniversary of the disaster, did Dow finally announced that they were going to compensate the victims and clean up the mess in Bhopal, but still disavowed any liability for the disaster. The Yes Men appeared at a London banking conference as Dow rep "Erastus Hamm," this to explain how Dow considers death acceptable so long as profits still roll in. The Yes Men explained to the bankers that just because something like Bhopal is a "skeleton in the closet," it may be quite lucrative. The bankers applauded and swarmed for licenses for of the Acceptable Risk Calculator.

Finally, on May 12, 2005, at Dow's annual shareholder meeting, "Jude Finisterra" addressed the Dow board to suggest the same thing he had on the BBC. Two minutes later, Mike addressed the board as if he were furious that Dow wasn't clamping down sufficiently on activists - not nuns and victims, maybe, but at least scoundrels like "Jude Finisterra." Asked if Dow would pursue him, Dow Chairman Stavropoulos answered, "If you help me to find him."