Multinational Monitor

MAR/APR 2005
VOL 26 No. 3

FEATURES:

Chamber of Horrors: The US Chamber of Commerce Leads the Campaign to Eviscerate Victims' Rights to Sue
by Emily Gottlieb

Winning the White House in the "Lawsuit Lottery:" The Bush-Rove Ticket to Power
by Andrew Wheat

Unfair Competition: Big Business Guts California's Landmark Consumer Protection Law
by Carmen Balber

Unequal Justice: The Hidden Gendered Impact of "Tort Reform"
by Darshana Patel

Junk Food's Health Crusade: How Ronald McDonald Became a Health Ambassador, and Other Stories
by Michele Simon

Pulping Cambodia: Asia Pulp & Paper and the Threat to Cambodia's Forests
by Luke Reynolds

Terror as Anti-Union Strategy: The Violent Suppression of Labor Rights in Colombia
by Anastasia Moloney

INTERVIEW:

Smoking Guns and the Law: Litigation and the Humbling of Big Tobacco
an interview with Richard Daynard

DEPARTMENTS:

Letters to the Editor

Behind the Lines

Editorial
Bringing Justice to Big Business

The Front
The Wolfowitz Card - Australia's Oil Grab

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News

Resources

Resources

Organizations Publications
Center for Justice & Democracy
P.O. Box 3326
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008
E-mail:info@centerjd.org
www.centerjd.org

The Foundation for Taxpayer &
Consumer Rights

1750 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
E-mail:ftcr@consumerwatchdog.org
www.consumerwatchdog.org

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.citizen.org

Association of Trial Lawyers
of America

1050 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
E-mail:info@atlahq.org
www.atla.org

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail:tlpj@tlpj.org
www.tlpj.org

Texans for Public Justice
609 West 18th Street, Suite E
Austin, TX 78701
E-Mail:tpj@tpj.org
www.tpj.org

American Tort Reform Association
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
www.atra.org

Institute for Legal Reform
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
E-mail:ILR@uschamber.com
www.instituteforlegalreform.com

National Organization for Women
1100 H Street, NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: now@now.org
www.now.org

Tobacco Control Resource Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Cushing Hall, Suite 117
Boston, MA 02115
http://tobacco.northeastern.edu

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118
E-mail: hrwnyc@hrw.org
www.hrw.org

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
www.worldwildlife.org

Greenpeace
702 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeace.org

Global Witness
P.O. Box 6042
London, N19 5WP, UK
E-mail: mail@globalwitness.org
www.globalwitness.org

Justice for Colombia
9 Arkwright Road
London, NW3 6AB, UK
E-mail: info@justiceforcolombia.org
www.justiceforcolombia.org

Colombia Solidarity Network
c/o Denver Justice & Peace
Committee
901 West 14th Avenue, Suite 7
Denver, CO 80204
E-mail: djpc@denjustpeace.org
www.denjustpeace.org/
ColombiaSolidarityNetwork

International Confederation of
Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1
1210 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: internetpo@icftu.org
www.icftu.org

National Trade Union School
(Colombia)

Apartado Aéreo: 12175
Medellín - COLOMBIA
www.ens.org.co

Center for Informed Food Choices
P.O. Box 16053
Oakland, CA 94610
E-mail: michele@informedeating.org
www.informedeating.org

Commercial Alert
4110 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, #123
Portland, OR 97214
E-mail: info@commercialalert.org
www.commercialalert.org

Campaign For A
Commercial-Free Childhood

Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
E-mail:ccfc@jbcc.harvard.edu www.commercialfreechildhood.org Center for Science
in the Public Interest

1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cspi@cspinet.org
www.cspinet.org

50 Years is Enough
3628 12th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
E-mail: 50-years@igc.org
www.50years.org

European Network on Debt and
Development (Eurodad)

Avenue Louise 176, 8th Floor
1050 Brussels
BELGIUM
www.worldbankpresident.org
www.eurodad.org

Jubilee South
49-B Mapagbigay Street
Central District, Quezon City
PHILIPPINES
E-mail: secretariat@jubileesouth.org
www.jubileesouth.org

Jubilee USA
222 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: coord@j2000usa.org
www.jubileeusa.org

Friends of the Earth International
P.O. Box 19199
1000 GD Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
E-mail: foe@foei.org
www.foei.org

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: action@essential.org
www.nowaywolfowitz.org
www.essentialaction.org Coalition of Immokalee Workers
P.O. Box 603
Immokalee, FL 34143
E-mail: workers@ciw-online.org
www.ciw-online.org

AARP
601 E. Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
www.aarp.org

Economic Policy Institute
1660 L Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: epi@epinet.org
www.epinet.org Africa Action
1634 I Street, NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20006
Email: africaaction@igc.org
www.africaaction.org

Divest Sudan
E-mail: reeves@email.smith.edu

In Defense of Tort Law
By Thomas Koenig and
Michael Rustad
New York:
New York University Press, 2001

Why Lawsuits Are Good for America:
Disciplined Democracy, Big Business
and the Common Law

By Carl Bogus
New York:
New York University Press, 2001

The Transformation of American
Law 1870-1960: The Crisis of
Legal Orthodoxy
By Morton Horwitz
New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

No Contest: Corporate Lawyers and
the Perversion of Justice in America

By Ralph Nader and Wesley Smith
New York: Random House, 1999

Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove
Made George W. Bush Presidential

By James Moore and Wayne Slater
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege
on the Tobacco Industry

By Dan Zegart
New York: Delta, 2001

Cornered: Big Tobacco
at the Bar of Justice

By Peter Pringle
New York: Henry Holt, 1998

The People v. Big Tobacco:
How the States Took on the
Tobacco Giants

By Carrick Mollenkamp,
Adam Levy, Joseph Menn,
Jeffrey Rothfeder
Princeton, New Jersey:
Bloomberg Press, 1998

A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr
New York: Vintage, 1996

Nightmare: Women and
the Dalkon Shield

by Susan Perry, Jim Dawson
New York: Macmillan, 1985

Consuming Kids: The Hostile
Takeover of Childhood

By Susan Linn
New York: The New Press, 2004

Food Politics: How the Food
Industry Influences Nutrition
and Health

By Marion Nestle
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003

Reinventing the World Bank
Jonathan Pincus and
Jeffrey Winters, eds.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002

Masters of Illusion: The World
Bank and the Poverty of Nations

By Catherine Caufield
New York: Henry Holt, 1996

Mortgaging the Earth:
The World Bank, Environmental
Impoverishment, and the Crisis
of Development

By Bruce Rich
Boston: Beacon Press, 1994

East Timor’s Unfinished Struggle:
Inside the Timorese Resistance

By Constancio Pinto
Cambridge, MA:
South End Press, 1996

“Irresponsible Care: The Failure of the Chemical Industry to Protect the Public from Chemical Accidents
By Meghan Purvis and Julia Bauler
Washington, DC: U.S. Public Interest Research Group, 2004

 

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