Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph (incl John Oliver video)


Uruguay recently won a landmark case against the tobacco firm Philip Morris International. The company sued the Latin American state after it introduced two measures affecting tobacco packaging: that graphic health warnings cover 80% of cigarette packets, and that tobacco … Continue reading

Think tanks, dead cats and the ‘Merchants of Doubt’ (video)


What do you think of when you hear the words “think tank”? For those who have only a passing interest in the world of politics, which is most of us, the words are likely to indicate a gathering of highly intelligent … Continue reading