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By Mark Thomas

Mark Thomasa legendarily seditious comic and human rights activistis a convalescing Coca-Cola addict, a self-described middle-aged fats dad with bronchial asthma who makes a decision to trek all over the world investigating the tales and other people Coca-Colas iconic ads campaigns dont point out: baby workers within the sugarcane fields of El Salvador, Indian employees uncovered to poisonous chemical substances, Columbian hard work union leaders in Coke bottling crops falsely accused of terrorism and jailed along the paramilitaries who are looking to kill them. right away hilarious and worrying, Thomas builds a truly special and damning case opposed to the worlds such a lot ubiquitous drink.

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Meanwhile the managers of the Coca-Cola bottling plant surveyed the wreckage of the union and promptly introduced a pay cut to the workers. According to Sinaltrainal the wages dropped from between $380 – $450 a month for experienced workers, to $130 a month: Colombia’s minimum wage. When give ’em enough coke 37 asked about this drop, Coke failed to respond. Given that they would have met resistance to this if Sinaltrainal was still there, it is fair to say that, from the point of view of company profits, murder and arson did have an upside.

The well-to-do used to live here but they moved on long ago, leaving it inhabited by human rights lawyers, civic groups and non-government organisations. We stop at a house with a low brick wall. The front garden consists of one patch of grass, one patch of concrete and two oil stains. It is the kind of place that back home in England would have a disused caravan parked in one corner. Here the front doors of the building are large, wooden and nondescript, and give little clue as to the identity of the occupants.

As ads go it is actually a very good one, but it is odd that the company guides keep referring to it as a documentary, which it isn’t. It is no more a documentary than Snow White is an academic study of interpersonal relationships within polygamous communities. But as the ad finishes the ‘documentary’ element begins. Various Coca-Cola employees were interviewed, their words re-voiced by actors and assigned to different cartoon characters from the commercial. So the majorette, all blue hair, lips and eyelashes has a voice of an All American Mall Girl, whose words at least are a real worker’s testimony.

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