Diane Wilson at Bioneers

The legendary shrimper and fearless activist Diane Wilson celebrated the release of her action-packed autobiography An Unreasonable Woman, by discussing her civil disobedience against Union Carbide in solidarity with the people of Bhopal seeking redress for the death of thousands in the infamous toxic gas mass poisoning incident. She describes in vivid detail how she chained herself to a high tower in one of their facilities (for which she subsequently served many months in jail), and how hard it was to get her down.

This speech was given at the 2005 Bioneers Annual Conference.