Monday, February 12, 2007

On hold, waiting for "boycott" comment

I usually put up a post a day on The Red Electric, but I don't want to detract from the previous post or from my invitation for you to comment. (Stop gawking and write!)

My sources tell me that Portland Public Schools is still negotiating over Coca-Cola's demands, which are excessive in light of the terms of the district's Faustian contract with the giant beverage company.

One thing is for sure: whatever Coca-Cola gets out of this in dollars, it is going to lose several times over in bad publicity.

My "boycott donation" proposal (scroll down to yesterday's post) addresses the school district's financial need, and punishes Coke in the Portland marketplace.

A show of support for the idea by you and others could get Coke to soften its demands. Pass the word....

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3 Comments:

Blogger Frank Dufay said...

Boycotts are problematic, especially when you're talking a corporate behemoth like Coke, with its products ubiquitous in the marketplace.

I'm on, though, Rick, if we can make a difference...

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you would like to see other reasons for not buying Coke products, including the fact that the company turns a blind eye to the killing of union leaders in Colombia, be sure to visit:

http://www.killercoke.org/

If you look up "killercoke.com," you will be redirected to the company's propaganda, trying to falsify any accusations that are raised towards them.

DR

P.S. Brach's candy, is also owned my Coke.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I strongly agree with what another anonymous blogger "suggested" earlier - we should use and leak information to the media regarding this "under-the-table" negotiations between Coke and the PSD that has been going on regarding the settlement. Superintendent Vicki Phillips is not doing a good job by concealing it.

When do we start, Rick?

7:46 AM  

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