“Daniel, Anna, Emma, Sara, Johan,…” Coke leaves Muhammad out of Sweden PR drive


Coke leaves Muhammad out of Sweden PR drive

Coke leaves Muhammad out of SwedenPR drive

Published: 03 May 2013 15:12 GMT+02:00 Updated: 03 May 2013 15:12 GMT+02:00

Coca-Cola said it would have been “too provocative” to include Muhammad in a Swedish publicity campaign in which the US beverage giant replaced its curlicue logo with some of the most common names of young Swedes.

As part of a Europe-wide campaign, Swedish consumers will get to buy 115 million Coca-Cola bottles that will be relabeled to be called Daniel, Emma, and Johan, among other names plucked from a list of most common names among young Swedes.

Yet despite being among the list of popular names among young men in Sweden, Muhammad isn’t among the names chosen for the Coca-Cola campaign

“Symbolically, Coca-Cola is very much associated with the US. We discussed this internally before launching the campaign, and also spoke with the Islamic Association in Sweden,” the…

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Joel Bakan on how big business targets children.

Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?

Interview with author Joel Bakan

Law Professor Joel Bakan discusses his new book “Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children”.  The book exposes the widespread exploitation of children at the hands of big business and how parents and families are often left helpless to defend them.  The advent of social media and mobile technology has provided even greater opportunity for corporations to access children.  Bakan even suggests there is a link between the explosion of children’s mental health issues and business both in the diagnosis and the medication

Corporate behavior is very similar to that of a psychopath.” The diagnostic criteria for psychopathy is:

1. Unable to be concerned for others

2. Only advances their own self interest 3. Has trouble obeying the law and social conventions

Bakan wrote the book “The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power” in 2004.

This book for the…

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Activist Post: Hunger in America


Activist Post: Hunger in America.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hunger in America


Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

It’s hard giving thanks when you’re hungry. It’s harder living in the world’s richest country. It’s harder still knowing government officials don’t care. It’s hardest of all wondering how you’ll get by.

More below on growing hunger and deprivation. It’s increasing in America at a time trillions of dollars go for warmaking, corporate handouts, and other benefits for rich elites.

Giving thanks predated the republic. In 1621, Plymouth Pilgrims did so. They had nothing to do with originating the idea.

Native Americans did. They gave thanks for annual fall harvests. They did it centuries before settlers arrived.

On November 26, 1789, George Washington proclaimed the first national thanksgiving day.

He called it “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal…

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“Alone & Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement & Isolation in Juvenile Detention & Correctional Facilities

Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?

The ACLU has released a new report, “Alone and Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities,” and are hoping to change the rampant institutional abuse of solitary confinement as a method of punishing and/or protecting juveniles. We are in complete agreement with their position; it is time to abolish this inhumane practice.

READ MORE: http://jjie.org/aclu-calls-for-ban-on-solitary-confinement-in-juvenile-facilities/

Please, take a look unto my:

(Website: Solitary Confinement = No Place For Children! EVIL CHILDREN? PETITION | ChildreninPrison (IP: ,
URL: http://childreninprison.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/solitary-confinement-no-place-for-children-evil-children-petition/)

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The price we pay for poverty wages is too high


The price we pay for poverty wages is too high

Low pay is not simply a right of passage that young people go through, the odds of escaping are truly grim
Students protest debts
UK students protest over debt. According to new research, their chances of recovering from low initial pay are poor. Photograph: Pete Riches/Demotix/Corbis

Living on low pay in 2013 is a rough and all too common experience, but being stuck on poverty-pay for a decade or more is tougher still. Yet for all the talk in Westminster about living standards, and the growing recognition that nearly five million workers are paid less than the living wage, there is very little understanding of the fact that many people survive on low pay for years on end. Low pay is too often thought of in terms of a series…

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Eat the Turkey, Starve the Poor


Eat the Turkey, Starve the Poor

By Barton Kunstler

It’s three weeks since Food Stamps for 47 million Americans were cut with the expiration of a boost in funding that was part of the economic stimulus. The stimulus gave banks trillions, the military kept its nose in the trough, and the poorest Americans were spared a few billion for food. Well, the banks are still laying down bets on derivatives worth more money than the entire calculable wealth of the global economy (no exaggeration); the Pentagon is still developing hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons far beyond the capability of any foreseeable future threat; and Homeland Security and the NSA spend billions on secret facilities and total data sweeps. But food assistance for society’s poor is reduced.

And no one’s really talking about it. Oh, perhaps a few headlines but the President and his party haven’t really gotten worked…

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