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Killer Coke

Posted by Dave (The Void) on February 10, 2008

Give Coca-Cola’s empire a good shake, and it’s not just the odd Nazi that comes tumbling out.

(click here to watch all the whole programme)

Mark Thomas investigates the practises and history of the Coca Cola company, uncovering among other things its support for the Nazis, involvement in the murder of Colombian trade unionists, and environmental damage in Kerala and El Salvador – as well as the all-pervasive advertising by which it gets away with it all.

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Plan Colombia

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 12, 2007

Colombia: a land of intense natural beauty and biodiversity, the setting for the literature of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the recipient of more U.S. ‘military aid’ than anywhere outside the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Behind the paper-thin (and increasingly irrelevant) charade of a War On Drugs, the U.S. continues to support the brutal, racist counter-revolution that started in 1948 – and to generate business for its own military-industrial complex.

Oh, and I’m pretty sure the opening credits are supposed to do that.

Posted in colombia, documentary, drugs, latin america, military-industrial complex, USA, video, war, war on drugs | 2 Comments »