Corporate criminality is increasingly recognized because of blatant corruption like that revealed in the BP spill, JP Morgan and other banksters getting away with destroying the economy and Walmart's abuse of its employees, whose workers have to depend on tax money to meet their basic needs. What is less well known is that Coca-Cola is literally getting away with murder in Latin America.
Coke shows the effects of unchecked corporate power of even the producer of seemingly benign products. Evidence shows it has funded death squads in Latin America targeting union organizers with intimidation, rape and murder. It abuses its economic power to bribe officials in Mexico, India and elsewhere to privatize, deplete and poison vital water supplies, practice racial discrimination and commit a variety of other corporate crimes.
Americans are realizing the effects of corporate control of government but outsourcing, deregulation and lack of accountability for harm to individuals and society do not compare to abuses of workers in other nations. Understanding what corporate executives do to their workers in other countries shows why we have to stand with them or suffer the same fate.
Join us on Saturday, January 11 at 9 PM PST/ 12 PM EST when Ray Rogers of KillerCoke.org will discuss these issues and the campaign to fight these abuses.
Know the truth and the truth will set you free.
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