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Coca-Cola's empire

Coca-Cola gets your money when you buy popular brands of bottled water such as Dasani, Dannon and Sparkletts, which Coke sells in the U.S. for the European conglomerate Groupe Danone.

In India, Coca-Cola has been charged with causing water shortages in areas where its factories over-exploit groundwater resources. Abuses by Coke has been documented by the India Resource Center.

In Columbia several union leaders at Coca-Cola's bottling plant have been murdered and many workers tortured. The Killer Coke campaign has documented the cases against Coke.

Coke recently incurrent the wrath of the British public when it came to light that although Dasani was advertised as "pure' it was London tap water - Coke's bottled water in the U.S. similarly is by and large local tap water. All of which goes to show that when it comes to putting one over on the public, Coke is, in point of fact, the real thing.

Bottled Up and Tapped Out (Bottled Water Brochure) pdf document
Coca-Cola Company: Inside the Real Thing (Polaris) pdf document
Factsheet on People's Forum against Coca-Cola pdf document

In the news:
Sept. 16: Kerala Government joins community in challenging Coke’s use of water 
Aug. 16: Coca-Cola Protesters Attacked By Police; Four Hospitalized
Aug. 10: Communities Oppose Proposed Coca-Cola Bottling Plant 
Jul. 22: Indian State Takes Coca-Cola to Court; Sales Drop 14% in Summer
Jul. 12: Coca-Cola Threatens Top Indian Photographer with Lawsuit
Jun. 20: US: Coke to Examine Overseas Labor Practices
Jun. 14: Village Council Rejects Coca-Cola License, Company Fined for Tax Evasion - Made in India Coke Products Denied Entry into United States
Jun. 9: 500 Arrested in Rally Against Coca-Cola in India
May 24: Water Wars and Bottle Battles
May 19: Taking the fizz out of Coke's image 
May 16: Don't Poison My Well 
May 3: First Students, Now Faculty at Hofstra Vote to Throw Coke Out
May 2: Coke Tightens Grip on North American Bottled Water Market 
Apr. 27: Village Council Rejects Coca-Cola's Application to Resume Operations 
Apr. 27: PANCHAYATH REFUSES TO RENEW LICENCE OF COKE PLANT - COMPANY FAILED TO FULLFILL CONDITIONS
Apr. 26: University Demands Answers from Coca-Cola
Apr. 20: Coke Finds Its Bright Spots in Faraway Places 
Apr. 19: Union Theological Seminary Kicks Coca-Cola Off Campus  
Apr. 19: Coke causes drought in India, farmers protest
Apr. 19: Students Campaign to Ban Coca-Cola Products on Campuses
Apr. 16: How Coca-Cola Gave Back to Plachimada
Mar. 29: Coca-Cola Not Shutting Plachimada Plant, Despite Reports
Mar. 6: Parched village sues to shut tap at Coke Drought-hit Indians say plant draining groundwater
Jan. 19: A Nation wide Quit India Campaign against Coke and Pepsi
Jan. 13: Community Commemorates Thousand Day Anniversary of Vigil Against Coca-Cola in Kerala
Jan. 4: Coca-Cola Greeted with Protest in New Year

2004
Dec. 9: Government decision will help cola firms
Dec. 7: COKE BOYCOTT RIGHT MOVE
Dec. 6: Disclose pesticide content in colas: Supreme Court to Coke, Pepsi
Nov. 29: Plachimada Refuses to Become Another Bhopal
Nov. 25: Activist hedge fund targets Coke
Nov. 25: Police Attack Coca-Cola Protest, Over 350 Arrested
Nov. 23: Coca-Cola plans 'will bleed hills dry'
March and Rally to Shut Down Coca-Cola Plants November 15-24
Nov. 15: Coca-Cola Spins Out of Control in India
Oct. 23: Coke Lacks Fizz for Farmers in Mehdiganj
Coca-Cola Accountability Tour, UK October 6-27
Apr. 14: Coke vs People: The Heat is On in Plachimada
Jan.: People's Forum Against Coca-Cola Image Gallery 
Jan. 31: Coke with Yet Another New Twist: Toxic

2003
Jul. 10: Communities Reject Coca-Cola in India
Jul. 10: Coke in Varanasi: Facing Local Ire
Jul. 10: Coca-Cola: Continuing Battle in Kerala
Jun. 21: How Coke Arm-Twisted the Indian Government
Jun. 20: Communities Protest Coca-Cola in Tamil Nadu
Jun. 11: Coca-Cola's Grip on Water
Jun. 7: Growing Resistance Against Coke and Pepsi
Jun. 5: Villagers Blame Coca Cola for Water Woes in Thane

2002
Dec. 1: Coke and Pepsi Vandalize the Himalayas
Jul. 20: Coke: The Arrogance of a Multinational
May 28: No Water? Drink Coke!
May 28: Coca-Cola: Latin America's Second Religion
May 13: Coca-Cola Bends Rules in India

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