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Forum Post: OWS: Where's a forum on Divesting and ethical, sustainable development

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 6:47 p.m. EST by SaRaIam (105)
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Considering the name of the movement is Occupy Wall St., I am rather astounded that there is not more discussion about divesting from fossil fuels and the corporations with the worst track record on the envrionment, human rights etc. Considering a majority of the 99% probably at least have a retirement account (which inevitably is invested in some of the worst offenders) it seems crazy not to talk about how people can start standing independently from corporations, by either not investing in them, not patronizing them, or not working at them. Many universities etc. are also are invested in the worst offenders, like coca-cola and the weapons industry. At campuses across the country students could start by insisting their college divest from the most slimy corporations.

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[-] 1 points by SaRaIam (105) 2 years ago

Coca-Cola has egregious human rights and environmental violations abroad, and they were one of the biggest contributors to George W. Bush. And yes, so much sugar is bad, but that's not the issue here. I recommend Coca-Cola up on CorpWatch.org

[-] -1 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

What specifically is the problem with Coke?? SUGAR? Just asking.

We put a line of juice machines in our high school when I was Principal. Great idea, except that the juice company was owned by Coors Distributing.