USA: Coca Cola (Again) Is Making Billions From Indigenous People – And They Dont Get Any Share Of The Profits !



Coca-Cola is lining its pockets with the use of THE new trendy sweetener – the stevia – which comes from the traditional knowledge of indigenous groups in South America, the Guarani Paî Tavytera and Kaiowa people.

While Big Soda companies like Coca-Cola make billions off this knowledge, none of these communities are getting a single penny.

Coca-Cola’s dreadful attitude violates the rights of indigenous people as enshrined in international treaties.

But you can stop this by sharing this video to raise awareness of the Guarani’s plight.

Let’s stand in solidarity with the Guarani people against Coca-Cola’s exploitation — you can help make sure that this message is heard far and wide.




Click here to watch the video and share it with your friends.


The more people who know about the issue, the more power we’ll have to pressure Coca-Cola into settling with the Guaranis on a fair and equitable sharing of the profits out of the use of this natural sweetener.

SumOfUs is teaming up with Public Eye, Pro-Stevia Schweiz and France Libertés to make sure everybody knows about the bitter-sweet taste of stevia. We know this tactic works. Our videos targeting PepsiCo have clocked over 20 million views and have gone viral because they were shared by members like you. They’ve brought PepsiCo back to the negotiating table, and forced it to come up with a new palm oil commitment.

You truly hold the power to make a difference: you can make this glaring injustice a thorn in Coca-Cola’s side. Spread the word!



Watch and share the video with your friends by clicking here now.

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Marie and the team at SumOfUs 




USA: NRDC Teleconference – Do You Want To Send Trump A Message ? – Read On To Take Part.




Member Teleconference Briefing:
Sending Trump a Message through Litigation

Join us for an exclusive teleconference



Mitch Bernard
NRDC Chief Operating Officer


4:30 pm Eastern; 3:30 pm Central; 2:30 pm Mountain; 1:30 pm Pacific

Aaron Colangelo
NRDC Co-Director of Litigation

Friday March 3, 2017


With the Trump Administration fully underway, we face an unprecedented threat from the “pollutocracy” of billionaires, fossil fuel champions, and anti-environmental extremists that are about to sweep into Washington with Donald Trump. At NRDC, we’re gearing up to take them on — both in and out of court.

Join us for this teleconference with Mitch Bernard and Aaron Colangelo, who will share NRDC’s current and future litigation strategies on protecting our environment from the new administration’s most dangerous attacks. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have on this timely and important issue.

Taking part in a telephone conference call is easy.

If you will be joining us, please respond as soon as possible online and we will provide you with the simple instructions for calling in.


The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.




Germany: Your Letters To The Mayor Have Resulted In The ‘Shark Aquarium’ Currently Being Halted.



You may recall our recent (January) post re a possible new shark aquarium in Germany:

Well we have now had an update on the situation from Venus.  Here is her response:

Good Morning Dear Mark!


Dear Mark,

Today, Sunday, I turned on my PC and was (as always) prepared for the worst. Because only bad news reaches us when it comes about animals, doesn`t it?

But No! Today was not like every day, it came a message that gave me hope and joy. Perhaps some readers of SAV remember the letter-action I did against the construction of the world’s largest shark aquarium in Sinsheim (Germany). I had written a letter to the mayor of the city and had spread the same sample letter  all over I could, so that other people could send it to the mayor. Today I got a message from the organization, which is fighting exclusively against the construction of the aquarium!

I translate:

“A few weeks ago, we asked you to write to Jörg Albrecht, Lord Mayor of Sinsheim, and ask him to take action against the shark tank “Shark City” (

The response was very large and we would like to thank all those who have followed this call for their time and effort.

As mayor Albrecht now announced, the construction application for the shark aquarium is currently not approved. In an interview, Albrecht stated that the project would not be in line with the valid development plan, a special area would have to be designated for the construction. Local politicians have to decide about the project-related development plan.

Investors do not have a right to a positive decision. This seems to have settled the plan to start construction of “Shark City” in May….”


This is a clear sign for me, that we can achieve better results for the rights of the animals by making animal protection a political issue and putting pressure on politicians.

Best regards to you and all,