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On February 25, 2010, another human rights abuse lawsuit against Coca-Cola was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and later moved to federal district court. "This case involves a campaign of violence - including rape, murder, and attempted murder - against trade unionists and their families at the behest of the management of Coca-Cola bottling and processing plants in Guatemala." It should be noted what happened in the '70s and '80s in Guatemala City:
According to "Soft Drink, Hard Labor" published by the Latin America Bureau (UK) in 1987, "For nine years the 450 workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City fought a battle for their jobs, their trade union and their lives. Three times they occupied the plant — on the last occasion for 13 months. Three General Secretaries of their union were murdered and five other workers killed. Four more were kidnapped and have disappeared. Against all the odds they survived."
Originally posted by Grifter42
I mean, the CIA is in on the coc aine trade, but Coca Cola hasn't had coc aine in it since the early 1900s.
Originally posted by BACONHAWK
reply to post by Grifter42
Coca Cola still uses a coca leaf extract. The Stepan Company in New Jersey " is the only commercial entity in the USA authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to import coca leaves, which come primarily from Peru. Approximately 100 metric tons of dried coca leaf are imported each year. The coc aine-free leaves are sold to The Coca Cola Company, while the coc aine is sold to Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical firm, for medicinal purposes."-wiki
Originally posted by Acidtastic
This isn't new news. Coca Cola have long had a history of this kind of dispicable behaviour and human rights abuses. As do many of the large companies who hold us to ransom over/under their umbrella companies.
Anyone say "nestle"?