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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:15 AM
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Coco Cola's chainsaw murders in Columbia

it's that trusty bloody hands bushgang BBBT&M at work again (bully, bribe, blackmail, threaten and if all else fails murder policy)

http://www.anncol.org/side/116

Yet another chainsaw massacre in Colombia

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According to their trade union, and to witnesses in the area, a group of paramilitaries ambushed the men and they were forced to dismount their horses. Four paramilitaries subsequently took them away in a grey jeep to an unknown location. Some time later the men were all found in a mass grave in the La Montana ranch (owned by a Mr Teodoro Ariza), also in Pondera municipality. All had been cut up with chainsaws.

According to FENSUAGRO both national and regional authorities have ignored all requests to investigate the crime as they have with the recent assassinations of the SINTRAGRICOLAS president Victor Jimenez Fruto and his predecessor Saul Colpas.

In a separate case of anti-union violence on September 10th David Jose Carranza Calle, the 15-year-old son of trade union leader Limberto Carranza, of the food and beverage workers union SINALTRAINAL, was kidnapped by six masked men who took him away in a white truck and tortured him, demanding to know where his father was. At the same time as the attack was taking place a telephone call was made to the home of the trade union activist. The caller was recorded as saying, trade unionist son of a bitch, we are coming to kill you, and if we dont get you well attack your home.

According to SINALTRAINAL the attack is almost certainly linked to the current struggle that the union is involved in against the Coca-Cola company.
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some really brave people down in Columbia fighting american corporation's take over of their country. power to the people.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:26 AM
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1. wonder if Coke will buy any of Iraq's resources?

nt
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:28 AM
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2. Didn't the Democratic party help to initiate Plan Colombia?
red letter day for the liberals :eyes:
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Suspicious Donating Member (780 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:13 PM
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4. Nice...this is Clinton's baby, isn't it?
Killing off the indigenous crops (not to mention people)...and what Round-Up doesn't take care of, the CIA-backed paramilitary will. :mad:
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:41 AM
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3. Would it be too presumptious of me to suggest that we boycott Coke?
Okay. Let's boycott Coke. I don't drink the stuff or its sub-drinks any way. I'm a big fan of water. Fuck these criminals, their unfair and murderous practices, not to mention their gratuitous, obtrusive and unpleasant advertizing everywhere you look.

Also, thanks for posting this...cuz while the rest of the world has its eyes focused on the middle east, washington, and california, strange things are happening in Central and South America right now, and we owe it to these people to get the word out. Who else will if we don't?
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:35 PM
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5. Somebody tell Salma
Frida star Salma Hayek has signed up as the newest face of popular soft drink Coca Cola. Taking over the reigns from Simon Cowell and Missy Elliott, in a new TV ad the Mexican stunner is seen munching food and guzzling the soda in the kitchen of a posh restaurant before rushing out to join her table of pals. Once a waiter brings her a plate with an extremely small portion of food, she quips, "Oh no thanks, I'm watching my figure." The commercial debuts in America on Monday. Hayek is currently on screens in Once Upon a Time in Mexico opposite Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:01 PM
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6. For the FIVE BILLIONTH time...
...it's Colombia, not "Columbia."

As far as I'm concerned, if someone can't take the time to learn how to spell a country's name correctly, they have nothing else of value to say about it, either.

:grr:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:03 PM
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7. jeez - calm down
nt
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:21 PM
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8. Thank you for posting this.
It's so easy to ignore things which don't direct us immediately.

This kind of thing has been going on in Colombia while most people simply look the other way. Not interested.

It's evil, it should be condemned, and it should be publicized.

I agree with the poster who doesn't buy Coke now. As soon as I found out Coke has been connected with death squads some time back I made a decision to absolutely never have another thing to do with their products forever, after having been a life-long Coke-aholic.

They could have continued to make amazing profits WITHOUT harming people.
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