Coca-Cola has not only links to death squads in Colombia … its plastic bottles kill seabirds.
This video from Australia says about itself:
May 5, 2013
Coca-Cola is blocking a recycling scheme. Take action, http://bit.ly/stoptrashingaus_yt, ask your MP to support a national ‘Cash for Containers’ scheme.
The Huffington Post in the USA writes about this:
Greenpeace Coke Ad Targets Plastic, Industry Practices That Harm Sea Birds
Posted: 05/15/2013 4:48 pm EDT
A shocking new ad released by Greenpeace is targeting the beverage industry and the harmful impact its plastic bottles have on sea birds.
The environmental group is trying to raise money to place the 45-second ad on-air after Coca-Cola fought a recycling program in Australia because the beverage giant said it was bad for business. The company later won the case, ending a container-deposit program that had doubled recycling rates in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Sea birds often mistake shiny plastic floating in the ocean for food, which then fills their stomachs and can lead to starvation and death, according to the International Bird Rescue.
Photographer Chris Jordan has released some troubling images of albatross remains stuffed full of brightly colored plastics as part of an ongoing project to document the impact of trash on sea bird populations.
Coca-Cola is telling your waiter NOT to serve tap water: here.
- Drink Coca Cola…kill birds! (elephantjournal.com)
- Channel Nine bans ‘offensive’ Greenpeace TV ad (mumbrella.com.au)
- Greenpeace’s new ‘Coca-Cola’ Clip, Dead Birds, and the Bystander Effect (the-labyrinth.com)
- An open letter to the managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil (abc.net.au)
- Why Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola Are Much, Much More Dangerous Than You Realize (rinf.com)
- Andy Bellatti: Coca-Cola’s Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water (huffingtonpost.com)
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I do not drink coke!
Neither do I.
Here is a video of a David Rovics song on Coca-Cola:
Yes, he has more good songs!
wow. that’s a tough one that should affect anyone.
Yes, I hope bloggers will help to make this ad viral while some corporate media censor it.
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La gomme arabique du Soudan : l’étincelle
de la vie ou la fortune de Coca Cola ?
La gomme arabique : solution miracle aux problèmes du Soudan ou instrument néo-colonial au service des multinationales ? Pourquoi aucun média ne mentionne-t-il jamais le nom de Coca Cola dans cette affaire ?
Coca-Cola in court hearing
Nigeria: Coca-Cola’s Nigeria arm faces a court hearing after apparently refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to appear before it and subject its manufacturing process to inspection.
Its chief executive in the country could face three to five years in jail if found guilty.
Nigeria is not “a dumping ground for substandard products,” the CPC has warned the company.
US unions including teachers unions are boycotting Coca-Cola for its ‘violation of human rights’ and ‘exploitation of children’ in South America.
Many labour organisations, including the New York State United Teachers, have agreed not to serve or sell Coca-Cola products because of Coca-Cola’s complicity in violence against its workers, especially in Latin America.
Coca-Cola deliberately circumvents its own ‘code of conduct’ by hiring workers through subcontracting rather than hiring permanent employees.
Between 1990 and 2012, nine union leaders of the National Union of Food Industry Workers (SINALTRAINAL), the union representing Coca-Cola bottling plant workers in Colombia, and their family members have been murdered.
SINALTRAINAL President Javier Correa, and Vice President Juan Carlos Galvis, have escaped assassination attempts, and they, along with local SINALTRAINAL President William Mendoza, continue to face constant death threats.
Despite El Salvador’s minimum working age of 18 for dangerous occupations, children as young as 8 in El Salvador wield machetes to harvest sugar cane for Coca-Cola’s sugar processor.
Three general secretaries of the union representing Coca-Cola workers in Guatemala City and five workers were killed, and four more workers were kidnapped.
Guatemalan trade unionist José Armando Palacios survived an assassination attempt and has been granted asylum in the United States after Palacios’ counsel presented, at the negotiation process for his asylum, a letter from Coca-Cola acknowledging that if he were to return to Guatemala the safety of Palacios and his family would be threatened.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has passed the following resolution.
‘The AFT has a proud history of involvement in the worldwide trade union movement . . . and has lent support and solidarity to unions all over the globe, from those fighting apartheid in South Africa to those struggling against Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, to those emerging from the ruins of the former Soviet Union.
‘The AFT resolves that the American Federation of Teachers refrain from serving or selling Coca-Cola products at its offices and to the extent possible, at any venue for its events, meetings, conferences and conventions.
‘That the AFT recommend to all its affiliates that they not serve or sell Coca-Cola products at their offices and to the extent possible, at venues for their events.
‘That the AFT share this information with affiliates and encourage them to participate in campaigns to remove Coca-Cola products from their schools, colleges, hospitals and other places in which they work.
‘That the AFT call on Coca-Cola to cease circumventing its own code of conduct by hiring workers through subcontracting rather than hiring permanent employees. That the AFT communicate this resolution to Coca-Cola.”
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