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What is Coke doing with Koch

What is Coca-Cola doing behind closed doors with Koch Industries at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)? The Center for Media and Democracy has uncovered that smoke-filled back room where Fortune 500 firms and right-wing politicians craft the bills that undermine our wages, our legal rights, our voting rights, and our democracy — and it is called ALEC.

While we are not surprised to see Koch Industries, the National Rifle Association, Phillip Morris, RJ Reynolds and Big PhRMA at the table, but we were surprised to see Coca-Cola on the “Private Enterprise Board” a.k.a. the corporate governing board of ALEC. We were surprised to see Coke linking itself to an extreme right-wing agenda that works to disenfranchise voters, bash immigrants, privatize Medicare and Social Security and dismantle public education for the benefit of private for-profit schools.

Coca-Cola’s other brands: Bacardi Mixers, Barq’s, Dannon, Dasani, Fanta, Five Alive, Fresca, Hi-C, Minute Maid, Nestea, Powerade, Sprite, etc.

3 replies »

  1. I guess their slogan from a few years ago should have read “Things go better with Koch.”

    Letter sent. But I feel like I'm pissing into the wind.


  2. And what are the Koch brothers doing with the Fraser Institute, you know, that corrupt S'THINK tank that this corrupt liberal government takes it's cues from.
    The plan to break the education system, bankrupt our, OUR resource companies was put into place and we know that Canadian politicians are part of thanks to ALEC exposed, the league of Koch critians that are writing the destruction of the middle class. They are the architects of the new feudal system. They can't start a war with Canada, but they sure can buy our government.
    Occupy Vancouver is happening, google it, be there


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