quick question, does anyone know where i can get an anti coke, or boycott coke t shirt? or any variations of? i want to spread the word! i'm in the uk by the way. thank you!
The fact is, young people are still injured and killed by Coca-Cola machine, and such accidents will happen again unless these machines are properly secured. The simplest and safest recommendation has not been made, and that is, to secure the machine.
The reason for this, as Mr. Belanger states, is that such a recommendation would inconvenience the manufacturers, bottlers, distributors and the educational institutions in which our sons and daughters study and reside
. Lucky for the general public that Mr. Belanger had nothing to do with the installation of seat belts and air bags in automobiles, other wise we would still be waiting.
Every week my girlfriend and I go to dump a load of recycling in these large yellow bins. There has never been anyone there working, as far as can be seen.
Whilst it's great that people are recycling, many of the cans and bottles are of course Coke and Pepsi products. Since these people might care about the environment a little, it seems logical that they'd be more open to listen to us than the average person might. So I knocked up some very simple posters to post when we next go there on Tuesday. The text is underneath the cut.
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If you'd like, I can email the Word document to anyone who'd like it just for an easy bit of activism. Leave a comment if you want me to do that. Copying it from here is another option, but it may get messy.
Coca-Cola wages war against choice - and tap waterIn this age of branding, even plain old milk needs a big ad campaign and celebrity endorsements. But another popular beverage, tap water, has no such support — a tactical misstep that has left it vulnerable to aggressive competitors like the Coca-Cola Company.
Coca-Cola offered a glimpse of its battle plan against tap water in an article on one of its Web sites headlined "The Olive Garden Targets Tap Water & WINS."Aimed at restaurants selling the company's fountain drinks, the article laid out Coke's antiwater program for the Olive Garden chain as a"success story" for others to emulate.
The Associated Press
Coca-Cola's entry in the bottled-water sweepstakes.
The article was posted three years ago but went unnoticed until this summer, when Rob Cockerham, a graphic designer in Sacramento, Calif., stumbled across it. It then spread through Internet circles until Coca-Cola started fielding questions about it and took the entire site down. A spokeswoman said the company was concerned that the site, which was due to be dismantled anyway, might be misinterpreted by consumers.
I don't know if any people are around the Guelph, ON area, but on March 29, there is a talk going on at the UoG featuring Derek Baxter (a lawyer) and Alfredo Porras (a man who worked with Coca Cola employees). For more information: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~sforp/
Time: March 29, 6 PM
Where: University of Guelph, Axelrod building, Room 100 (lecture hall)
I just posted this in the comments, but I need some help with something:
"I'm making a little something that I'll hopefully be able to stick around. The out of order part, with some bullet points on Coke's main crimes, then a tear away bit with websites to more info. I don't think people are going to bother to read entire articles when they want a soft drink."
I'm using these ones:
But I can't find a simple URL that details Coke's activities in Nazi Germany. A long messy one will put people off. Does anyone have one?
How do people feel about action against Coke machines?
Sabotaging them (I've heard lots salty water renders them unusuable)?
Sticking out of order signs on them?
"Ethically out of order" signs?
Coke Campaign on Tonight with Trevor McDonald Monday at 8pm
On Monday, February 27, 2006 from 8-8:30 pm, the UK’s most watched current
affairs program, “Tonight with Trevor McDonald” will be doing a half hour
program on ITV1 about issues surrounding Killer Coke (The Coca-Cola Co.).
The program will cover certain aspects of Coca-Cola, including human rights
abuse allegations at its plants in Colombia.