Categories & Tags: tobacco industry

UK Parliament hears of slavery risks in NC tobacco fields   |   December 16, 2014
The British House of Commons debated legislation today addressing human rights abuses in UK-based companies' supply chains, and North Carolina's tobacco fields came up as...

 

Big Tobacco merger unites powerful NC political donors   |   July 25, 2014
Last week, the nation's second-largest tobacco company announced a complex, $27.4 billion deal to buy the next biggest tobacco corporation, both based in North Carolina. But...

 

FLOC launches ambitious plans in tobacco fields   |   July 3, 2014
By David Flores, Labor Notes My life as a farmworker began when I was nine years old, working alongside my parents harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes, cherries, and strawberries. This...

 

Targeting the climate culprits   |   May 9, 2014
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest The new U.S. National Climate Assessment makes for sobering reading. In a document of more than 800 pages, it shows that climate change is not...

 

VOICES: A call for a second Operation Dixie   |   September 11, 2013
By Douglas Williams and Cato Uticensis, The South Lawn There are no fortresses for labor; no metaphorical stone walls that we can shelter ourselves behind to try and ride out the...

 

Big corporations put up seed funding for Republican dark money group   |   February 18, 2013
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica Some of the nation's biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in...

 

Congressman who compared cigarettes to smoking lettuce becomes lobbyist for R.J. Reynolds   |   October 3, 2012
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica A former 18-year member of Congress who was a longtime friend of the tobacco industry while in office has become a paid consultant and registered...

 

Climate science attack group turns sights on Texas professors   |   July 19, 2012
The American Tradition Institute, a conservative think tank with financial ties to fossil fuel interests, made headlines last year for a controversial freedom of information...

 

Farmworkers push tobacco giant Reynolds to the table   |   June 14, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes The perseverance of Farm Labor Organizing Committee activists in North Carolina paid off in early April when Reynolds American finally...

 

North Carolina convenience-store chain targeted for ignoring abuse of tobacco pickers   |   February 20, 2012
Activists are targeting the Southeast's largest independent convenience-store chain over its chairman's refusal to discuss how the company could help end human rights...

 

Fear is biggest obstacle, says farmworkers' union   |   October 25, 2011
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes An undocumented farmworker leader was deported last week, reinforcing the findings of a new Farm Labor Organizing Committee report that...

 

Image of the South (1995)   |   March 1, 1995
Excerpt from the Cover Section:  What is it about the South? No other region of the United States attracts so much scrutiny and study, so much celebration and derision, so much...

 

The Smoke Ring (1984)   |   August 31, 1984
Excerpt from The Cover Story: The Smoke Ring — the ring of political and economic interests that has protected the tobacco industry since the first official health warnings...