Multinational Monitor

MAR/APR 2006
VOL 27 No. 2


Plague and Profit: Business, Bureaucracy and Cover-up in the Spread of Avian Flu in Asia
by Mike Davis

Fowl Play: The Role of Agribusiness in the Avian Flu Crisis
by Devlin Kuyek

Migratory Birds as Scapegoats: The Role of Wild Birds in Spreading Avian Flu
by Dr. Leon Bennun

Questions and Answers on Bird Flu from the CDC


Preventing Pandemic: The Global Strategy to Stop a Bird Flu Pandemic Before It Starts (Or Control It, If It Does)
An Interview with David Nabarro

At Risk: The dangers of an Eroded Public Health System
An Interview with Irwin Redlener

The Sky May Not Be Falling: An Eminent Scientist's Cautious View on Bird Flu Anxiety
An Interview with Edwin Kilbourne

Stopping Spread Among Poultry
An Interview with Alex Theirmann

The Tamiflu Manufacturing Controversy
An Interview with Yusuf Hamied


Behind the Lines

The Political Economy of Bird Flu

The Front
Great Bear Rainforest Story -- Dirty Halliburton

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News


Organizations Publications

Girona 25, pral.
E-08010, Barcelona
[email protected]

BirdLife International
Wellbrook Court Girton Road
Cambridge CB3 0NA
E-mail: [email protected]

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Email: [email protected]

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
12, rue de Prony
75017 Paris
E-mail: [email protected]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
E-mail: [email protected]

Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
E-mail: [email protected]

Focus on the Global South
CUSRI, Chulalongkorn University, Wisit Prachuabmoh Building
E-mail: [email protected]

National Center for
Disaster Preparedness

Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10032

Grenzacherstrasse 124
CH-4070 Basel

333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
E-mail: [email protected]

Cipla Ltd., Mumbai Central
Mumbai 400 008

Consumer Project on Technology
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

Trust for America’s Health
1707 H Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Infectious Disease
Society of America

66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
E-mail: [email protected]

Food and Water Watch
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 225
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Council on Foreign Relations
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
University of Minnesota
Academic Health Center
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 263
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-mail: [email protected]

The Center for Biosecurity
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
The Pier IV Building
621 East Pratt Street, Suite 210
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

American Public Health

800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: [email protected]

Humane Society
of the United States

2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

One Haight Street, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: [email protected]

250 Dundas Street West, Suite 605
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2Z5
E-mail: [email protected]

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: [email protected]

Halliburton Watch
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1
1210 Brussels
E-mail: [email protected]

Organic Consumers Association
6771 South Silver Hill Drive
Finland, MN 55603

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Center for Responsible Lending
910 17th Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

ETC Group
431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor,
Ottawa, ON K2P 0R5

Center for Media and Democracy

520 University Avenue, Suite 227
Madison, WI 53703
E-mail: [email protected]

Free Press
100 Main Street, P.O. Box 28
Northampton, MA 01061

The Monster at Our Door:
The Global Threat of Avian Flu

By Mike Davis
New York: The New Press, 2005

Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not
Prepared for Megadisasters and
What We Can Do

By Irwin Redlener
New York, Knopf, 2006

The Great Influenza: The Epic
Story of the Deadliest Plague
In History

By John M. Barry
New York: Viking Adult, 2004

America’s Forgotten Pandemic:
The Influenza of 1918

By Alfred W. Crosby
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003

The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic
By Gina Kolata
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999

The Devil’s Flu: The World’s Deadliest
Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific
Hunt for the Virus That Caused It

By Pete Davies
New York: Owl Books, 2000

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of
Global Public Health

By Laurie Garrett
New York: Hyperion, 2000

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging
Diseases in a World Out of Balance

By Laurie Garrett
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994

Bird Flu: Everything You Need to Know
About the Next Pandemic

By Marc Siegel
Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2006

The Bird Flu Preparedness Planner

By Grattan Woodson
Deerfield Beach, Florida: HCI, 2005

Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness
Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment

Edited by Fred Magdoff,
John Bellamy Foster and
Frederick H. Buttel
New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000

The Great Bear Rainforest:
Canada’s Forgotten Coast

By Ian McAllister, Karen McAllister, Cameron Young
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books for Children, 1998

The Halliburton Agenda:
The Politics of Oil and Money

By Dan Briody
Hoboken, New Jersey:
John Wiley & Sons, 2004

Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the
Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate

By Robert Bryce
New York: PublicAffairs, 2004

Food Politics: How the Food Industry
Influences Nutrition and Health

By Marion Nestle
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2002

Shortchanged: Life and Debt in the
Fringe Economy

By Howard Karger
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005

Merchants of Misery: How Corporate
America Profits From Poverty

Edited by Michael Hudson
Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1996

“Internationally Core Labour Standards
in the People’s Republic of China,”
By the International Confederation of
Free Trade Unions
April 2004 - Available at:

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