FDL Movie Night: Addiction Incorporated

By: Monday December 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Addiction Incorporated, directed by Charles Evans, Jr., methodically and dramatically lays the groundwork for the smoking gun–a research paper by scientists Victor DeNoble and Paul Mele which explains the addictive nature of nicotine, a paper whose research was funded by Philip Morris, a paper which the company ordered withdrawn from publication in a prestigious journal after it was made clear by the company’s attorneys that the data contained therein could provide litigants with evidence in pending lawsuits.

 

Pure Tobacco Worker

By: Thursday September 11, 2008 1:30 pm

Take a break from politics for a few minutes and share with me the powerful experiences of Baldemar Velásquez, founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), an AFL-CIO affiliate. He wrote a daily blog while working recently as an unknown field laborer in North Carolina to see firsthand the conditions of tobacco workers.

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