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March 12, 2011 11:41 PM   Subscribe

The Coca Cola Case is a 2009 National Film Board Of Canada documentary about labor rights around the world. NFB website with trailer [2m13s]. Full film on YouTube: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Directors German Gutierrez and Carmen Garcia present a searing indictment of the Coca-Cola empire and its alleged kidnapping, torture and murder of union leaders trying to improve working conditions in Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey. The filmmakers follow labour rights lawyers Daniel Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth and an activist for the Stop Killer-Coke! Campaign, Ray Rogers, as they attempt to hold the giant U.S. multinational beverage company accountable in this legal and human rights battle.
posted by hippybear (2 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coke dealers from the U.S. kill people in Colombia.

Still seems backwards, even after I write that out.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:03 AM on March 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Interesting. I expected this post to provoke a serious discussion about the behaviour of American and other multinationals and their relationship with human populations in places like Columbia, DC, and Wisconsin. Is everyone still waiting for episode 5/9 to load?

Is it because it's Coke not Koch?
posted by sneebler at 6:17 PM on March 14, 2011


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