July 2003

Corporate crime wave
NI (No.358)


9 Corporate crime
The corporate baddies are running amok again. Richard Swift, Private Investigator, skulks around corners to get a fix on what they are up to and how to stop it.

13 Are they sorry?
Judge the corporate criminals for yourself.

14 The invisible friend
Renegade corporate lawyer Harry Glasbeek's got the goods on how the rich and powerful hide behind the corporate mask.

16 Mega-crime scenes
Pratap Chatterjee shows that 'development' by mega-projects is a playground for corporate offenders.


20 Lies and videotape
Stephanie Boyd catches bribers in the act in a cushy Lima office.

23 Confessions of a hedge-fund analyst
Sheelah Moore tells all.

24 Where did the money go?
How the corporate scamsters divided up the loot.

26 Stock swindle
Ellen Frank reveals how insider trading is really the name of the game.

28 Stop the rot at the top
A guide to corporate crime-busting.


2 Letters

4 Southern Exposure
A migrant travelling up the Yangtze, photographed by Jin Yongquan.

5 View from the South
Cuba hurts - and so does Eduardo Galeano, following the spate of executions and arrests in Havana

6 Currents
Why the two Koreas would be closer than ever if it were for the US; Russian soldiers 'kidnap' hundreds of Chechens; the real cost of a prawn sandwich; X-rays of Guantanamo Bay.
PLUS: Word Comer - Peace/ Propaganda
PLUS: Seriously

29 Worldbeaters
The world's heaviest monarch and his fabulously wealthy children: the Tongan Royal Family under the microscope.

30 Mixed Media

32 Big Bad World
Best wishes for Iraqi democracy in Polyp's cartoon.
PLUS: NI Prize Crossword

33 Making Waves
An interview with Bharat Dogra - prolific journalist, tireless activist and pioneer of Indian resistance to globalization.

34 Essay - Reclaiming globalization
George Monbiot lays out his manifesto for a new world order.

36 Country profile - Guatemala

NI-Japan (No.46)


Corporate crime wave
What is your image of 'criminal'? A murderer? A robber? Usually we don't think of a corporation as 'criminal,' but in actual fact corporations are responsible for large scale murder and robbery, much of which they get away with. Even if they are brought before the courts, the penalties are highly reduced compared to individuals. The problems are immense-the very structure of our legal and economic systems favor corporations. But there are also people around the world who are determined to bring them to justice.

<This month's article>
-Translation of "Corporate crime" (p9-12)

<Reporting from Japan>
-Corporations vs. Nature: The Unimat Real Estate resort development in Iriomote Island
by Kaizu Yurie

<Contact Points>
NGO and book information.

<Country Profile>
-Translation of "Country Profile - Guatemala" (p36)

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