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A manufacturer's dream: remove those pesky union organizers with your own death squad! Coca-Cola's bottlers in Colombia have done this for years. Here's the story in prose (by Julian Borger) and song (by David Rovics).
If you'd prefer to die more slowly, try drinking a whole lot of Diet Coke--or any other food containing aspartame (NutraSweet). James Corbett explains.
Fun Fact: What do NutraSweet & the Iraq War have in common? Donald Rumsfeld!
This installment is a repeat of NWN #75, broadcast in August 2009.
Julian Borger story from The Guardian online. Corbett recording from his weekly program "The Corbett Report," June 7, 2009 (http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode089_meet_donald_rumsfeld.mp3).
New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "What, me worry?") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Lest we forget: "Coke" and "Coca-Cola" are registered trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company.
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