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Can You Believe Coke And Pepsi Are Desperate Enough To Stoop So Low?

Would you be freaked out to find a soda full of dirt? Well, imagine how the farmer felt when he saw his land full of soda, so to speak.

Can You Believe Coke And Pepsi Are Desperate Enough To Stoop So Low?

Update: Oxfam has announced that the more than 225,000 signatures to their petition convinced Coca-Cola to commit to taking responsibility for their supply chain's effects on communities' land. Wow, this stuff works! And it'll make excellent leverage to pressure Pepsi to do the same.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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