Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Dark Side of Coca-Cola (Documentary)

Coca-Cola is one of the most iconic brands of both the 20th and 21st centuries, promoting itself as the drink of freedom, choice and US patriotism.

However, behind this carefully crafted image exists a company accused of environmental damage, human rights violations and questionable business practices

Below you will find two documentaries about the dark side of Coca Cola, and a short video by Mark Thomas who talks about his book exposing Coca-Cola called, 'Belching Out The Devil'.

Mark Thomas - Belching Out the Devil

Channel 4 Dispatches: Society (Mark Thomas on Coca-Cola)
[Above documentary] Political activist and journalist Mark Thomas travels to South America, India and the US to investigate the way in which Coca-Cola and its suppliers operate and the extent to which they upholds moral and ethical obligations. Thomas, a long-term critic of Coca-Cola's more controversial practices, finds disturbing evidence which undermines its effervescent image as a force for good and which has prompted a global consumer backlash. (Further information).
The Cost of a Coke

[Avove documentary] Coca Cola, we’ve found out, has actually been cooperating with paramilitaries in Colombia to execute workers in their own bottling plants that are trying to form unions and trying to demand better working conditions. So we’ve been able to bring this to the attention of Universities and say ‘if Coca Cola doesn’t stop doing this and if Coca Cola doesn’t adopt different practices, then our University is no longer willing to have anything to do with Coca Cola.
In the world of the Coca-Cola Company, whenever there’s a union there’s always a bust, whenever there’s corruption there’s always the real thing, yeah!! Justice Productions second release, The Cost of a Coke: 2nd Edition is the updated version to Matt Beard’s first documentary, The Cost of a Coke.
The Cost of a Coke: 2nd Edition explores the corruption and moral bankruptcy of the world’s most popular soda, and what you can do to help end a gruesome cycle of murders and environmental degradation.

Belching Out The Devil (Book)

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