July 2004


NI (No.369)


2 Letters

4 Southern Exposure
The exiled Chilean photographer Carlos Reyes-Manzo amid the horror of occupied Iraq.

5 View from the South
Following Sonia Gandhi's refusal of the Indian premiership, Urvashi Butalia delves into the meaning of 'nationality'.

6 Currents
Bilateral trade agreements are doing corporations' dirty work; Big Brother is watching you on the internet; Aboriginal deaths in custody.
PLUS: Word Corner- Pollution/ Masturbate
PLUS: Speechmarks and Seriously

9 Smoke gets in your eyes
Hemmed in by restrictions in many parts of the world, the tobacco empire nevertheless continues to expand. Dinyar Godrej explores the contradictions.

13 Body blow
Tobacco's trail of disease.

14 No cash in this crop
Growing the weed has brought no relief from poverty for Kenyan farmers, says Joe Asila.

16 Carve up
Malaysia's smoking culture has the big tobacco companies drooling. Mary Assunta reports.

17 Big mouth
They really said that!

18 Tobacco - THE FACTS

20 Lost in transit
Duncan Campbell reveals the shadowy connections between cigarette smuggling and the tobacco industry.

22 Between a rock and a hard place
A survey of legal action against Big Tobacco by Dinyar Godrej.

24 Peddling & pushing
A guided tour of tobacco promotion around the world - conducted by David Simpson and Stan Shatenstein.

26 Battling the BATmen
Bob Burton on a global initiative to dampen tobacco's slow burn.

28 Kick the habit
Ideas for action.

29 Worldbeaters
A Pontius Pilate for our age: Samuel P Huntington.

30 Mixed Media

32 Big Bad World
Polyp's latest cartoon assault.
PLUS: NI Prize Crossword

33 Making Waves
Environmental trailblazer Wangari Maathai explains why she has joined the Kenyan Government.

34 Essay - In greed we trust
Greed is good, they say- it is the motor that drives economic growth and human progress. John F Schumaker begs to differ.

36 Country Profile - Colombia


NI-Japan (No.57)


Multi-million dollar legal settlements, rising taxes and tough public health campaigns can give the impression that tobacco has had its day. Not quite. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030 smoking will be the single biggest cause of death in the world. Reason enough for the NI to dig deeper.

<This month's article>
-Translation of "Smoke gets in your eyes" (NI p9-12)

<Reporting from Japan>
- Tobacco in Japan ---what are the issues?
by Watanabe Fumisato (TOPIC: Tobocco Problems Information Center)

<Contact Points>
-Information on anti-Tobacco organizations and books.

<Country Profile>
-Translation of "Country Profile - Colombia" (NI p36)

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