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Tobacco's Global Ghettos: Big Tobacco Targets The World's Poor
by Carol McGruderSan Francisco African American Tobacco Free Project
June 30th, 1997
With daily reportage and media coverage chronicling the first chinks in the once seemingly impenetrable armor of Big Tobacco, the general public might get the very erroneous impression that Big Tobacco is going down for the count. Nothing could be further from the truth. To the average person the $300-$400 billion dollar ''global'' settlement that is currently being bandied about seems like an awful lot of money. To those of us in the tobacco control business, we know it is but a drop in the ocean to Big Tobacco, and a small price to pay to ensure that they will be able to continue business as usual in the rest of the world. The Tobacco Industry won't even flinch as they write the check.

Tobacco Industry Fact Sheet
INFACT
June 30th, 1997
The following tobacco industry facts were excerpted with permission from INFACT's web site. INFACT is a national grassroots corporate watchdog organization founded in 1977.

No Butts About It, Tobacco Kills
CorpWatch, San Francisco Tobacco Free Coalition, and San Francisco Tobacco Free Project
June 30th, 1997
The following is excerpted from the World Health Organization's Tobacco Use: A Public Health Disaster.

Dr. Judith Mackay Speaks About Tobacco and Globalization
by Dr. Judith M. MackaySan Francisco's Forum On Global Tobacco Control Policies
May 19th, 1997
Excerpted from the San Francisco's Forum On Global Tobacco Control Policies. Dr. Judith Mackay looks at the ''New Opium War.''

Tom Beanal's Speech at Loyola University in New Orleans
Project Underground
May 19th, 1997
On May 23, 1996, Mr. Tom Beanal, leader of the Amungme Tribal Council and principal in a $6 billion suit against Freeport-McMoRan, spoke at Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Freeport McMoRan's Corporate Profile
Project Underground
May 19th, 1997
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, headquartered in New Orleans, is one of the world's largest and lowest cost copper and gold producers, from its Grasberg mine in Irian Jaya. In 1996 it was regarded as one of the ten worst corporations by the Multinational Monitor magazine.

Global Gold Rush
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
May 19th, 1997
Gold is an intoxicating substance. Witness the rapidity with which investors threw their money into a relatively obscure Canadian mining corporation called Bre-X, when that company claimed to have discovered the largest single deposit of the metal in history.

Pete Wilson (Honorary Baron)
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Wilson's support for methyl bromide has certainly helped make him a powerful economic force in the political arena.

Trical Inc.
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
A largely mysterious entity, TriCal is owned and operated by its President, Dean Storkan. Together with some of his top lieutenants, Roger Hruby, Hank Maze and Tom Duafala, Storkan operates a series of thirteen related corporations in which he has significant, if not controlling financial interests.

Assorted and Sundry Barons
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Various other corporations and industry associations participate in the transnational effort to perpetuate the use of the Class I Toxin and Class I ozone depleter, methyl bromide.

Sun-Diamond Growers of California
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
The most blatent case of the Bromide Barons attempting to underine the democratic process with their financial influence is that of Sun-Diamond Growers of California. A large agricultural concern that uses methyl bromide to grow young fruit trees and to fumigate stored fruit and nuts.

Methyl Bromide Working Group
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Led by the Methyl Bromide Working Group (MBWG) and its chief lobbyist Peter G. Sparber, the Barons of Bromide are working on a number of fronts to undermine the U.S. Clean Air Act and thus to perpetuate the use of methyl bromide indefinitely.

Methyl Bromide Global Coalition
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
The Methyl Bromide Global Coalition (MBGC) has exerted significant influence on all aspects of the methyl bromide debate, inserting itself as a central player in international scientific panels, diplomatic negotiations and public pronouncements on the issue.

Dead Sea Bromine Group
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Dead Sea Bromine produces as much as 30 percent of world output of methyl bromide, which it exports to Europe, Africa, the United States and China. However, very little information is available on this Israeli transnational corporation.

The Bromide Barons
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
A handful of corporations control the methyl bromide industry. Enter the realm of the Bromide Barons.

Albemarle Corporation
Political Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Today the Albemarle Corporation is one of the top three producers of methyl bromide in the world. Founded in 1887 to produce blotting papers for fountain pens, Albemarle stayed a paper products company for many years.

First Hand Experience
by Alba MoralesPolitical Ecology Group
March 31st, 1997
Photos and words from farm workers and communities neighboring methyl bromide injected fields.

Push Back the Poison: Ban Methyl Bromide
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
March 31st, 1997
Methyl bromide is a silent killer. Colorless and odorless, it is highly toxic to a wide spectrum of organisms, including human beings. It would be fast on its way out today if it weren't for a small handful of corporations, industry associations and elected officials which have worked stealthily and assiduously to keep this deadly product on the market and in the field.

Farm Workers on the Front Lines
CorpWatch
March 31st, 1997
CorpWatch talks with Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers about their long history of working to ban dangerous pesticides.

Profiting from Punishment
by Paul WrightPrison Labor News
March 1st, 1997
The co-editor of Prison Legal News, a Washington State prisoner himself, Wright reports on private companies, like Boeing, that are making out like bandits by using prison labor.

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