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[greenyes] Coke: The New Nike & WalMart What is Good for America


Hi GRRN:

Just an fyi in case GRRN is still keeping an eye on Coca-Cola. This came
from The Nation's enewsletter.

Ann Schneider

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "The Nation Magazine" <emailnation@no.address>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 11:01:35 -0800
Subject: Coke: The New Nike

Dear EmailNation Subscriber,

Ever since its "I'd like to teach the world to sing" commercials from the
1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world's beverage, uniting
colors and cultures within its red-and-white swoosh. Behind that image,
however, writes Michael Blanding in a new Nation online exclusive, a
growing student movement is taking the company to task for its shoddy
human rights record around the globe.
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050411&s=blanding

And click below to check out a new activist website offering detailed
background on scores of allegations of human rights abuses against Coke
from South America as well as a host of ways you can get involved in the
campaign to stop the gruesome cycle of killings of union organizers at
Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia. http://www.killercoke.org/


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