Heroic Workers, The Coke 16 Fight Back Against Racial Discrimination

Newsletter, October 22, 2012

Contents

  1. Heroic Workers, The Coke 16 Fight Back Against Racial Discrimination
    1. Video: True Story-Must See... (3:10)
    2. Video: Fired Coke Worker Ramon Hernandez Tells His Story (2:02)
    3. Video: Winning Support at NYC's Labor Day Parade (7:36)
    4. Video: Taking the Fight to Harlem (6:04)
    5. 'Coke Work Places Dubbed "Cesspools of Racial Discrimination"'
    6. Coke 16 Member, Will Nunez, interviewed on WBAI's Wakeup Call
    7. Whistleblowers: THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!

Heroic Workers, The Coke 16, Fight Back Against Racial Discrimination

a. Video: True Story- Must See... (3:10)

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Download the flyer in .PDF

Visit Website: www.StopCokeDiscrimination.org

b. Video: Fired Coke Worker Ramon Hernandez tells his story (2:02):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlTyyso8yus

c. Video: Winning Support at NYC's Labor Day Parade (7:36):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdT_fjhG-oo

d. Video: Taking the Fight to Harlem (6:04)

The Coke 16 & Campaign to Stop Killer Coke "March for Peace":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC8FTdCPPSo

e. "Coke Work Places Dubbed 'Cesspools of Racial Discrimination' " By Shirley Irons, Street Hype, (Page 5), August 1-18, 2012

"Three Jamaicans Evon Douglas, 32, Oral Forbes, 40 and Wayne Morrison, 41, who worked at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Elmsford, New York, are making similar accusations against The Coca-Cola Company as did sixteen Black and Hispanic workers who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in January.

"The lawsuit alleges that the Coca-Cola plants in Elmsford and in Queens, New York are "Cesspools of racial discrimination." Workers with similar grievances who work at Coke facilities in Smithtown, New York and Carlstadt, New Jersey are also fighting back against the company for horrific injustices done to them because of their color and ethnicity."

http://www.scribd.com/doc/102772842/Street-Hype-August-1-18-2012

Evon Douglas, Oral Forbes and Wayne Morrison

f. Coke 16 Member, Will Nunez, interviewed on WBAI's Wakeup Call Wakeup Call Hosted by Esther Armah, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6 am

Wakeup Call, is a morning news magazine in New York City, Coke's largest market in the U.S., featuring in-depth coverage of local, national and international news, social and cultural issues and events.

http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/wbai_120814_060007wuc.mp3

g. Whistleblowers: THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!

The American whistleblower is a heroic defender of democracy, although the CEOs, the politicians, the generals and the media do not often see it that way.

Examples of whistleblowers are:

The Coke 16 has exposed racism in The Coca-Cola Co. in New York State;

SINALTRAINAL's William Mendoza and Juan Carlos Galvis have risked their lives when they charged that Coca-Cola is complicit in the torture and murder of unionists by paramilitaries in Colombia;

Daniel Ellsberg released top-secret papers to The New York Times proving that the U.S. government had knowledge, early on, that the Vietnam War most likely could not be won, and that continuing the war would lead to many more casualties than was ever admitted publicly;

Bradley Manning leaked to WikiLeaks classified material showing abuses by the U.S. military and contractors, including torture and killings in Iraq and Afghanistan, and

Linda Almonte challenged the integrity of a $250,000,000 portfolio of credit card debt JPMorgan Chase was preparing to sell to debt buyers.

These whistleblowers are all heroes, who have been punished — arrests, job loss and/or death threats — and they should all be supported by people of good will. Corporations, the U.S. government and military are not above the law.

Support whistleblowers! They deserve and need our support!