THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR FIZZY DRINK
THE 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.
But behind this carefully crafted image exists a company accused of environmental damage, human rights violations and questionable business practices.
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.
Did you know Coke supported the 1936 Berlin Olympics? While Britain battled Germany at the front lines, Coca-Cola did business with the Nazis. And when the Germans could no longer obtain the sugar syrop needed to make Coke, a new drink was invented for the Nazi regime - Fanta!
Did you know that Coca-Cola hired blacks only in labor positions? Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King called for a boycott of Coca-Cola in the speech he gave the night before he died? They did not hire blacks for important gainful posiitions the people in charge were always white and the heavy work was done by blacks making much less... Coca Cola even paid nearly 200 million dollars in 2000 to settle the largest discrimination settlement in history - a federal lawsuit brought by its own employees.
The Black Eagles - threatens and has killed union leaders at Coca-Cola FEMSA in Columbia.