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ABC News, "A New Beverage Boasts Negative Calories, But It May Be Marketing Hype Rather Than Science," By Sheila Marikar, December 29, 2006
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" 'This is all marketing hype based on small measured increases in metabolism from green tea. When tested on patients, green tea does not produce measurable weight loss, probably because if it boosts your metabolism you eat more to compensate,' said Dr. Darwin Deen of Albert Einstein College of Medicine's department of family medicine and community health...

IUF, "Vicious Assault on Employment and Trade Union Rights at Coca-Cola Pakistan," December 29, 2006
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" While Coca-Cola Company (CCC) executives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA were preparing to celebrate the holidays and enjoy their buoyant third quarter results, management at Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL, owned by CCC) were carrying out a vicious attack on employment and trade union rights at the company's Karachi operations in defiance of a local court order to desist."
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MoneyControl.com (CNN-IBN), "Colas get battered yet again," December 28, 2006
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Report on December 21 protest outside the Colombian Embassy in London

Members of Hands Off Venezuela and War on Want joined Colombia Solidarity Campaign on its emergency protest outside the Colombian Embassy in luxurious Knightsbridge, London on 21 December. Picketers demanded the release of Telesur journalist Fredy Munoz detained by Colombian authorities since 19 November, and handed in a letter of protest demanding that Vice-President Santos withdraws his comments targeting food and drinks workers union SINALTRAINAL.

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On 12 December Santos attacked the union's fight for justice from notorious multinationals Coca Cola, Nestle and other private corporations, and contended that they are pushed by "sectors of the extreme left, radicals infiltrated into trade union sectors that are generating absolutely absurd campaigns against the corporations". In Colombia this is a green light for paramilitary attack and, following Santos prompt, two days later the 'Black Eagles' left a death threat inside the home of Barranquilla SINALTRAINAL activist EURIPIDES YANCE, also targeting his fellow Coca-Cola workers LIMBERTO CARRANZA, CAMPO QUINTERO and several local trade union, student and social movement leaders, as well as defenders of human rights. The Black Eagles gave their targets one week to leave, or else.

Colombia Solidarity calls on Santos, who is formally responsible for human rights within the government, to withdraw his prejudicial comments against SINALTRAINAL, do everything possible to ensure the life and safety of the people targeted in the Black Eagles death threat and their families, and to instigate a thorough criminal investigation into the intellectual and material authors of the death threat.

Christmas and New Year is a notoriously dangerous time for Colombian trade unionists, a killing season when paramilitaries are let off the leash free of international scrutiny. It is therefore particularly important that protests continue worldwide. Further actions are planned in Bristol, Barcelona and Sydney.

Wherever you are, send an urgent message to Vice-President Francisco Santos c/o Colombian Embassy, 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1 email: mail@colombianembassy.co.uk with a copy to info@colombiasolidarity.org.uk
December 20, 2006 Killer Coke Action Alert: Threats Against Workers, Students and Others by Colombian Paramilitaries and Vice-President Francisco Santos

Times of India, "K'taka bans cola in schools, colleges again," December 21, 2006
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Navhind Times, "Karnataka reimposes ban on soft drinks," December 21, 2006
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The New Zealand Herald, "Row goes on over school soft drinks," By Martin Johnston, December 16, 2006
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"Diet Coke's ingredients include phosphoric acid, citric acid, caffeine and the sweeteners aspartame and acesulphame potassium."

GulfNews.com from Financial Times, "Delhi pushes for cola ban in schools and universities," December 17, 2006
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International Herald Tribune from The Boston Globe, "Colombian government accused of links to rightist death squads: President and allies under investigation," By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, December 14, 2006
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"The Colombian government, the recipient of billions of dollars in U.S. aid to fight drugs and a leftist insurgency, is under siege as evidence mounts of links between rightist death squads and dozens of officials loyal to President Alvaro Uribe. In the past week, the country's Supreme Court summoned six legislators to answer accusations that they had conspired with paramilitary leaders who are alleged to have killed tens of thousands of leftist sympathizers and ordinary civilians and to have run drug trafficking networks since the 1980s."

Chicago Tribune, "Some faith groups say bottled water immoral," By Rebecca U. Cho, December 15, 2006
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"Rooted in the notion that clean drinking water, like air, is a God-given resource that shouldn't be packaged and sold, a fledgling campaign against the bottling of water has sprung up among people of faith. And though the campaign is at a relative trickle, and confined mostly to left-leaning religious groups, activists hope to build a broad-based coalition to carry the message that water should not be available only to those who can afford it."
The Globe & Mail, "The religious war on bottled water: Church groups decry profit-fuelled craze," By Martin Mittelstaedt, September 23, 2006
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"Some churches in Canada have started to urge congregants to boycott bottled water, citing ethical, theological and social justice reasons. Bottled water, they argue, is morally tainted and should be avoided.

" 'I can't stand the whole idea' of bottled water, she said, citing the added garbage from discarded bottles and the greenhouse-gas emissions that spew from trucks that deliver it.

"Ms. Geraets, the Ottawa Lutheran, said water is 'a sacred gift' from God, and humans should act as stewards and not debase it by turning it into a marketable item. 'You don't sell a gift,' she said."

American Digital Networks, "Coca-Cola's Santa Claus: Not The Real Thing!" December 15, 2006
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Santa drank White Rock, not Coke, in December 1915

Video, "Coca-Cola: The Real Thing," By Aditi V. Desai
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Countercurrents.org, "Death By Coke," By Joshua Frank, December 22, 2006
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Guerrilla News Network, "Death By Coke," By Joshua Frank, November 14, 2006
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"In other words, these multinational corporations give millions of dollars to schools so that their districts and vending machines exclusively carry their goods. In reality, however, it comes down to one big clever marketing ploy: In the end these big corporations have hooked kids on their products while fooling people into believing they are virtuous corporate citizens because they support education.

"Fortunately there is a growing movement across the country to ban sodas from schools. Indeed the feisty Killer Coke campaign, which focuses on the company's labor abuses and not Coke's negative health implications, has been successful is banning the product from over 10 major universities [now from over 20 colleges and universities and more than 10 outside the U.S.] in the US. But it would be wise to not just focus on the company's alleged murders in Colombia, and instead broaden the struggle against the soda industry by pointing out their complicity in the obesity epidemic worldwide. Because death truly is the 'real thing'."

Livin' Large

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Is your soda killing you? A new push to expose the dangers of sugary drinks

Anchorage News, "EATING WELL: Ask the boy chef: Readers ask about frying Coke and smoking duck," By Chef Boy Ari, Dec. 13-19, 2006
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Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference (SHROC), Houston, Texas, "Celebrating 10 Years of Building a Human Rights Movement in the Deep South," December 8-10, 2006
Campaign Director Ray Rogers spoke at the conference. The goal of SHROC is to bring together human rights organizers to discuss common issues and develop more effective strategies for building a human rights movement in the Deep South. The conference strengthened ties among human rights organizers throughout the South and held a demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 9 focusing on the struggles against Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and McDonald's.

For more information on human rights organizing in the south contact the Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights.

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BBC News, "Activist fights for better world," By Richard Allen Greene, December 5, 2006
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Read the April 25, 2005 Campaign newsletter about the Coke shareholders' meeting in which Illai Kenney is quoted.

U.S. Newswire, "'Calorie Burning' Enviga Tea Drink a Fraud, Group Says; CSPI to Sue Coke, Nestle if Weight Loss Claims Persist," By Center for Science in the Public Interest, December 4, 2006
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United Students Against Sweatshops, "Swarthmore Cuts Contract with Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola refuses to take responsibility for its participation in the execution of union leaders"
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The Phoenix, "Kick Coke works to continue dialogue with Coca-Cola," By Apolline Berty, November 30, 2006
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Press Release, "Swarthmore College Removes Coca-Cola Products from Campus," November 28, 2006
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Graphic by Natalia Muriel

"I applaud your efforts in rallying awareness of Coke's attrocities in Colombia and around the world. As a native Colombian living in the U.S., I feel compelled to join in the struggle," wrote Natalia.

Financial Times, "Coke joins battle for the brand," By Andrew Ward, Novembe r20, 2006
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Financial Times Deutschland, "Coke joins battle for the brand," By Andrew Ward, December 5, 2006
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The Australian, "New boss hopes things go better for Coke as protesters unbottle criticisms," November 22, 2006
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"But Ray Rogers, head of the Campaign Against Killer Coke, the company's fiercest foe, rejects the notion that Coke has changed.

" 'They still deal with these issues as a public relations problem,' he said. 'Anything they have done to clean up their act is in response to political and economic pressure rather than because it is the right thing to do.'

"Tim Smith, senior vice-president of socially responsible investing for Walden Asset Management, believes activists such as Mr Rogers play an important role in scrutinising corporate behaviour. "'Without people like him, Nike and Gap might never have been forced to address the terrible working conditions in sweatshops.' "

Political Affairs, "Organized Labor in Retreat Just When It is Needed Most," By Sherwood Ross, November 6, 2006
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"And halfway around the world, in Colombia, the deaths are deliberate. In 2001, some 170 union workers were assassinated. The President of Colombia's Food and Beverage Union, who picketed a Coca-Cola shareholder meeting in New York, said workers were murdered so they could be replaced with temps."

AMOnline.com, "Activists Call On Coke, Pepsi And Nestle To Provide Water Quality Information," November 21, 2006
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"Three out of four Americans drink bottled water and one in five Americans drink only bottled water. 'This dangerous trend is being fueled by misleading marketing,' said Corporate Accountability International Associate Campaigns Director Gigi Kellett, in a prepared statement. 'Corporations like Coke, Nestle and Pepsi spend tens of millions of dollars every year to undermine people's confidence in tap water, even though bottled water is less regulated and sometimes less safe.' "

DailyIndia.com, "Anti-Coke protest in Ahmedabad," November 21, 2006
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Creative Loafing.com, "Coke's gift not the real thing: Museum site puts Civil Rights at the back of bus," By Timothy Harrison, November 15, 2006
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"Statements from Coca-Cola regarding the 'synergy' of a rights museum next to the World of Coke are telling. It's no secret that after failing to draw crowds at its current location near Underground, the soda-pop emporium is eager to surround itself this time with high-powered attractions. Thus the 'generous' land gift to the aquarium and now the Civil Rights museum."

Ananova, "Woman sues after drinking 5,000 litres of Coke," November 15, 2006
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"Miss Kashuba said she had become addicted to the drink as a result of a promotional offer that allowed consumers to swap Coca Cola caps for prizes."

"In a landmark ruling, two Russian courts agreed that Coca Cola had failed to warn of the potential health risks of drinking too much Coke and awarded Miss Kashuba £62."
Read Julia Havey's warning about this promotion by Coke in the News Tribune
Read Julia Havey's statement about MyCokeRewards

Chicago Tribune, "Critics sour on rules for kids' food ads: 10 firms make move in face of regulation," By John Schmeltzer, November 15, 2006
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"The new guidelines, which got a cool reception from watchdog groups, represent a pre-emptive move by the food industry to regulate itself in the face of threats of congressional action and other regulation. This comes as the number of overweight children has quadrupled in the United States since 1960. Recent studies have categorized 16 percent of U.S. children as obese."
PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE on page 2 with the subhead "New rules, little change...The food industry's self-imposed guidelines and expected impact:"
"GUIDELINE 1: Devote at least half of advertising directed to children on television, radio, in print and on the Internet to promote healthier dietary choices and messages that encourage good nutrition or healthy lifestyles.
"IN PRACTICE: The new rules won't mean that some products high in sugar will get less airtime on after-school TV shows..."

DrugNewsWire, "National Day of Action Challenges Coke, Nestle and Pepsi: People Across U.S. Demand Bottled Water Meet Same Reporting Standards as Tap," November 15, 2006
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" 'Corporations like Coke, Nestle and Pepsi spend tens of millions of dollars every year to undermine people's confidence in tap water, even though bottled water is less regulated and sometimes less safe.' "

Interactive Media about Killer Coke, by Varinthorn (Kay) Christopher
"Help! Evil Cokes are hiding in my kitchen. Find any one of them & drag the can out of my kitchen to see why drinking Coke is not cool."
Find the Coke Can

The Phoenix, "Swarthmore officially kicks Coke," By Martha Marrazza, November 9, 2006
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"The Kick Coke campaign has convinced the administration to cut Swarthmore's contract with Coca-Cola completely. Although the administration moved to eliminate Coke products from Essie Mae's and the coffee bars last spring, Swarthmore's decision to terminate its still extant contract with Coke will mean the removal of all Coca-Cola products from Sharples and the remainder of campus. The change in product offerings is set to occur over winter break. " Congratulations!

The New York Times, "America's Laziest Man," By Nicholas D. Kristof, November 7, 2006
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Barry Diller of IAC/Interactive is a member of Coke's Board of Directors; "Last year, Barry Diller took home a pay package worth $469 million, making him the highest-paid chief executive in America...IAC also said that the package was necessary to 'motivate Mr. Diller for the future.' Goodness, this man needs a lot of motivation! He required about $150,000 every hour just to get motivated — suggesting that he may be the laziest man in America."

Just Drinks, "US: Colombian claims back to haunt Coke - report," November 6, 2006
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"Coke, which itself was dismissed from the lawsuit in 2003, has repeatedly denied the accusation but has had its public image damaged by the claim. Several US universities have boycotted the company's products on the back of the accusations."

Pulse of the Twin Cities, "Coke gets the first and final word," By Chaz Davis, October 27, 2006
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Inprint (Eugene Lang College and The New School), "Students Push to Ban Coke," By Rob Hartman, Fall 2006
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The Union Mail (American Postal Workers Union), "Are you still drinking Coca-Cola?" By Chuck Zlatkin, October 2006
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Venzuelaanalysis.com, "Coca-Cola Blockade Ends as National Assembly President Negotiates Exit," By Steven Mather, October 30, 2006
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"Flores said that the company had been attempting to avoid paying out compensation to workers by designating them as contracted, rather than permanent employees. She added that after helping the company to grow, 'it isn't fair that in the end of the day they don't recognise the labor rights.' "

Chicago Tribune, "U.S. hiring standards get left at border: Job ads that in this country might bring lawsuits alleging bias are routine in Mexico," By Marla Dickerson & Meredith Mandell, October 30, 2006
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Infoshop News, "Oaxaca Solidarity: Take action against Coca-Cola's support of PRI and Vicente Fox," October 29, 2006
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The Minnesola Daily, "Opinion: Students' views on Coca-Cola issue," By Amelia Smith, October 31, 2006
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The Beacon (Florida International University), "Club rallies against Coca-Cola," By Ben F. Badger Jr., October 26, 2006
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GSEU Rank and File (SUNY Stony Brook), "GSEU Stony Brook Unanimously Endorses Coca-Cola Boycott Resolution"
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The Harvard Crimson, "What's That Noise?" By Michael Gould-Wartofsky, October 27, 2006
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The Phoenix, "Coca-Cola recieves ultimatum from college, By Mara Revkin, October 26, 2006
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Boston Herald, "Dem's Coke board contract was one $weet deal," By Dave Wedge, October 25, 2006
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Alternet, "The Bottled Water Lie," By Michael Blanding, October 26, 2006
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"The corporations that sell bottled water are depleting natural resources, jacking up prices, and lying when they tell you their water is purer and tastes better than the stuff that comes out of the tap."

Associated Press, "Ex-workers block Venezuela Coke plants," By Christopher Toothaker, October 24, 2006
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Read Earlier Report in International Herald Tribune

War on Want, "Corporate accountability: Challenging Corporate Power," October 24, 2006
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"The globalisation of the world's economy means corporations have gained more and more power. Too often, multinational companies harm local communities, damage the environment and violate workers' rights in the course of doing business - and there is no effective way of holding them to account when they do. Business is ethically unequipped to deliver for people and the environment. In the modern world, companies should be required to serve the interests of society as a whole - not just rich shareholders."

Colombia Journal Online, "Power and Double Standards in the U.S. Legal System: The Cases of Coca-Cola and the FARC," by Terry Gibbs, October 16, 2006
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South Bend Tribune, "IU students give out free root beer to protest Coca-Cola," October 15, 2006
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Fortwayne.com (Associated Press), "IU [Indiana University] students give out free root beer to protest Coca-Cola," October 13, 2006
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North American Dialogue, Volume 9 No. 2, The Society for the Anthropology of North America/American Anthropological Association, October 2006

(North American Dialogue is a publication of American Anthropological Association and University of California Press)

Inside This Newsletter

1 Report From the Frontlines:
Campaign to Stop Killer Coke (Rogers)

4 The Story Behind the Story:
Business Today Rejects Rogers's Article
(compiled by Rogers and Waterston)

5 Report From the Frontlines:
Co-Defenders: How Human Rights Activists and
Anthropologists Can Work Together (Ortega)

9 Report From the Field:
Fighting For Justice, Dying For Hope
On the Protest Line in Colombia (Gill)

14 SANA Resolution: Boycott of Coca-Cola Products

15 Meeting Notes: Anthropology in an Uncertain
Age 2006 Spring SANA Meeting (Brash)

16 AAA 2006: Critical Intersections/
Dangerous Issues: Announcements of Interest

18 Anthropology Off the Shelf: SANA prizewinner
Gina Perez's The Near Northwest Side Story

19 Addendum: Coca Cola Co writes to SANA
Read the AAA Newsletter

webpronews.com, "Coke Drops Ball On Assassination PR Spin," By Jason Lee Miller, October 12, 2006
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Reports on Oct. 12 Day of Action Against Killer Coke

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.: Our day of action was small-scale, but pretty good. Our administration just sent a letter to Coke demanding change, and if our demands are not met by Nov. 1st, we will cut the contract. So we felt that we couldn't celebrate quite yet, nor put pressure on the administration, so we had candy, a kick the coke can contest, and a card that students signed to thank the administration for sending the letter. It was a beautiful day, we got a lot of signatures, and it also helped to remind the student body that our campaign is still active.

King's College/University of Western Ontario, Canada
"By 11:30am the Day Of Action was on. Everyone did well in their respective roles. While some played dead, others distributed flyers, answered questions (and yes, we did have some inquisitive detractors). Everything went well.

The Media

We had both The Gazette and the London Free Press present. You may or may have not read today's papers. Suffice it to say that the article in the London Free Press was conspicuously dubious. But that's the media - what do you know!? The Gazette, on the other hand, presented a fair account of the event, I thought. given their rather outlandish reputation, I think you will appreciate what they did. They actually 'reported!'

Talks
From the Administration's point of view, they are only willing to consider the issue if we have signed petitions. Aramark maintains the same stance

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Now What?
We've ignited a buzz around campus; people are talking about Coke, they're asking questions, and generally becoming more aware of the issue. Let's take advantage of this. Write in the Gazette. Talk to your friends. Get the petitions signed. Remember, we have 2 weeks to get as many signatures as possible. We got about 500 on Thursday alone. Let's get more! I have attached a copy of the petition herein. (Read the Petition.)

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McMaster, Canada: On the 11th we had a Kick Coke Kegger, which was really successful thanks to the weather holding out. We handed out lots of literature and had a lot of interest from people. On the 13th we did a guerilla theatre action that got media attention and somewhat unfortunately police attention.

Ryerson, Canada: had a good info session where they had a Coke product trade in and handed out info. Had a lot of interest

Guelph, Canada: Had a die-in in their student centre, that also attracted police attention and the ire of the Coca-Cola Canada PR Rep (He sent a letter to their group as well as to the school administration.)

Carleton, Canada: Built two pyramids of consumption (coke product trash found around campus) and had an information table. They got some good coverage.

Please send us any photos and reports from your Day of Action

The London Free Press (Canada), "King's students want Coke banned: Demonstrators say the soft drink giant is linked to human rights abuses," By Jennifer O'Brien
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See more photos from Kings

The Minnesota Daily, "Key parties absent from MSA's forum on Coca-Cola," By JP Leider, October 12, 2006
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The Minnesota Daily, "Indian group pulls out of Coca-Cola forum: Without adequate representation, the scheduled event could become a forum to whitewash Coca-Cola's crimes," By Amit Srivastava, October 11, 2006
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Ethical Corporation, "Coke and Pepsi in India - Stuck in the middle with you?" October 11, 2006
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In These Times, "Cola Wars in Mexico," By Beverly Bell, October 6, 2006
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BeverageDaily.com, "Cola drinks destroy bones in women, study," By Chris Mercer, October 6, 2006
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Scoop Independent News, "Major Protest Against Coca-Cola in India," October 5, 2006
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India Resource Center, "Major Protest Against Coca-Cola in India: Over Thousand Villagers Demand Accountability for Water Scarcity and Pollution," October 4, 2006
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Indiana Daily Student, "No Sweat! protests IU's contract with Coke," By Paul Coover, October 5, 2006
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Pulse of the Twin Cities, "Who Owns Your Water?" by Sid Pranke, October 4, 2006
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Dow Jones, "Colombia union to appeal court decision in Coca-Cola case," October 4, 2006
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San Francisco Chronicle (AP), "Claims Against Coke Bottlers Dismissed," By Curt Anderson, October 3, 2006
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Worth Noting: U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez was a George W. Bush appointee.

The State News (Michigan State), "Student group protests Coca-Cola corporation on campus," By Fredricka Paul, September 29, 2006
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Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College), "College no longer Coke-only," BY Rachel Fields, September 22, 2006
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The Oberlin Review, "Oberlin Boycotts May Not Match Investments," By Jonah Kaplan-Woolner, September 22, 2006
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The Globe & Mail, "The religious war on bottled water: Church groups decry profit-fuelled craze," By Martin Mittelstaedt, September 23, 2006
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"Some churches in Canada have started to urge congregants to boycott bottled water, citing ethical, theological and social justice reasons. Bottled water, they argue, is morally tainted and should be avoided.

" 'I can't stand the whole idea' of bottled water, she said, citing the added garbage from discarded bottles and the greenhouse-gas emissions that spew from trucks that deliver it.

"Ms. Geraets, the Ottawa Lutheran, said water is 'a sacred gift' from God, and humans should act as stewards and not debase it by turning it into a marketable item. 'You don't sell a gift,' she said."

India Resource Center, "Court Decision to Quash State Ban on Coca-Cola and Pepsi Questioned: "Issue Far From Over, State Challenging High Court Order," September 22, 2006
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Forbes, (Associated Press), "Indian Court Overturns Coke, Pepsi Ban," By V.M. Thomas, September 26, 2006
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It should be noted that this decision does not deal with substance, but rather with jurisdiction.

"The High Court upheld the argument by Coke and Pepsi that Kerala had no jurisdiction to impose a ban on the manufacture and sale of their products. Only the federal government can ban food products, it ruled. The Kerala state government didn't give any time to the cola companies to submit their arguments before banning their products,' the court also said.

"The Kerala ban was the harshest across India, where seven of the country's 28 states imposed partial or complete bans on Coke, Pepsi, Sprite and other drinks from the companies after the Center for Science and Environment made the allegations Aug. 3. More than 10,000 schools have banned the beverages.

" 'The court's verdict quashing the Kerala government's order is unfortunate and the government is exploring legal steps to take corrective measures to reinforce the ban,' Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan told reporters."

The Gateway (University of Alberta), "Dispute shakes up Coke deal: Coca-Cola's alleged human rights abuses in Columbia leaves bitter aftertaste in La Chiva's mouth, the but SU has a sweet tooth for hefty scholarship funding," By Michael Liu & Natalie Climenhaga, September 21, 2006
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Financial Express, "WHO [World Health Organization] objects to reference in Coca-Cola campaignsm: By Alok Sharma, September 21, 2006
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"Taking exception to its name being 'unauthorisedly' used by Coca-Cola India in its promotional activities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked the company to withdraw such references."

Chicago Sun-Times, "Dominican U students give Coke the boot," September 18, 2006, By Dave Newbart
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"Coke is no longer it at Dominican University in River Forest. The school entered into an exclusive agreement with Pepsi and stopped the sale of Coke products this semester, university officials say, in part because of student concerns that the soft-drink giant was allegedly involved in human-rights abuses against some of its workers in Colombia."
The article includes: 'U of I protest' and 'DePaul also switched.'

World War 4 Report, "Mexico: Democratic National Convention declares Lopez Obrador 'legitimate president'," By Bill Weinberg, September 18, 2006
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"The CND also laid out plans for disruptions of official events, for an election for a constituent assembly to rewrite the Constitution and for a boycott of companies that had financed Calderon's campaign, including the US firms Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart..."

Queensborough Community College Removes Coke from Campus
In another huge breakthrough at the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university, Coca-Cola vending machines have all been removed from another of its campuses — Queensborough Community College. This victory was a result of the support the campaign received from the student government and members of the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents faculty and staff at the university.

Our first victory at CUNY happened last spring when student campaigners rallied support from students, faculty and administrators, which led to the removal of Coke products from CUNY Law School. CUNY serves more than 450,000 students on more than 20 campuses. Activities are expanding throughout the CUNY system to make CUNY Coke-free.

DePaul University Also Removes Coke from Campus
Another huge campaign victory led by students was at DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States, which after several years of persistent struggle, has also removed Coke products from its campus. From the DePaul students:

"After a more than four-year campaign led by the Activist Student Union (ASU) at DePaul University, we are pleased...to announce that DePaul has joined the Coke Boycott!

"The decision may have been made as early as July, though no official public statement had been made. Last week, though, the Coke vending machines began disappearing according to some of the ASU activists. Congratulations to the broad campaign, which included the school's DePaul Students Against the War, Concerned Black Students, Black Student Union, DePaul Alliance for Latino Empowerment [DALE], United Muslims Moving Ahead, feminists in action!, DePaul Community Service Association, and many other student groups across the campus.

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), "Coke Kills, Who Pays the Bills?" by Shivali Tukdeo, September 13, 2006
See photos and discussion
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola that is up for renewal in June 2007. Coalition Against Coke Contracts (CACC) is organizing around this issue, trying to get the university to end its contract with Coca-Cola. We had a public rally on September 12 and it was very well attended.

Coalition Against Coke Contracts [http://caccuc.blogspot.com/] hosted a rally on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Close to a hundred people marched to Swanlund to tell the U of I administration to get rid of Coca-Cola. Amit Srivastava from India Resource Center and Lori Serb addressed the rally.
Read the "Resolution Regarding the Exclusive Beverage Contract between University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Coca-Cola Company"

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Scotsman.com, "Dehydration is 'a real threat' to kids," By Kate Foster, September 17, 2006
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"SOFT drinks giant Coca-Cola has warned ministers that schoolchildren risk becoming 'dehydrated' if all of their products are banned from Scottish schools.

"In what critics claim is a cynical ploy to protect sales, Coca-Cola has written to the Executive laying out the health benefits of its diet and low-sugar drinks and insisting they should remain on sale. Coca-Cola is backed by other food industry representatives, including cake and biscuit and savoury snack manufacturers, who say that there is a place in the Executive's healthy eating plan for low-calorie and lower fat snacks in vending machines and dining halls."
FoodNavigator-USA.com, "The dollar value of corporate brands, By James Gregory, September 15, 2006
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Manhattanville College Removes Coke from Campus, Email from Manhattanville
"I am currently a Junior at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Last Semester, we campaigned vigorously to kick killer coke off campus. We had an event where Ray Rogers came and spoke. I just wanted to let you all know that we have successfully kicked killer coke off the campus!! We came back this semester to the pleasant surprise. Thanks for everything that you have done and power to the campaign."

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The Mercury News, "Food industry shares blame for obesity," By Ramon Castellblanch, September 14, 2006
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"Obesity now causes 400,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the American Journal of Public Health. And a recent report by Trust for America's Health, a national health advocacy group, notes this toll is particularly high among low-income Americans.

"While there are a host of causes behind this epidemic, one of the leading factors is the profit-driven behavior of food manufacturers and sellers. Coca-Cola spent $2.2 billion pushing its syrupy beverages in 2004, according to the British medical journal, Lancet...To shift blame away from itself, the food industry uses a public relations script that focuses on personal responsibility. It suggests that if people are overweight, it's their own fault. It claims the industry is only responding to consumer demand. It insists that any government action to abate its practices is an attack on freedom."

Scoop Independent News, " 'Water Rights' Tour Begins in India", India Resource Center, September 11, 2006
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The Scotsman, "How ethical is your office lunch?" By Mandy Frances, September 11, 2006
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University of Calgary Gauntlet, "C'mon Calgary, get with the flow!" By John Roe (Sports Editor), September 07, 2006
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"...the United Church of Canada drafted a resolution requesting its members stop buying bottled water in protest of the privatization of water supplies. Perhaps it is time to ask 'what would Jesus do?'

"The mistaken attitude towards water is that it's a limitless resource there for our misuse. Canadians are especially terrible when it comes to this attitude. According to Natural Resources Canada, we tend to waste more water than any other country in the world. Unfortunately, because we are surrounded by so many fresh water sources, it isn't hard to see why we can so easily abuse an increasingly important resource. Maybe if we paid $3 a litre for our water, we would realize the importance of water in the same way that paying over a dollar per litre for gasoline has forced us to become a more energy conscious society. With recent trends towards privatization, perhaps water will one day cost that much. Until then, however, we should take advantage of the clean water provided to us for free and stop filling garbage cans and recycling bins with unnecessary bottles."
For more information on misuse of water, go to The Polaris Institute

Earthtimes.org, "Obesity congress reopens debate over colas," By Anne Roberts, September 4, 2006
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"Increasing consumption of junk food may be to blame for obesity, but not half as much as sugary colas, a top expert on obesity warned at the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney in Australia."
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HispanicBusiness.com, "Coke's Newest Headache," By Kate Norton, September 1, 2006
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"The string of woes has already taken some toll on Coke. Its shares have traded flat for the last year, and the value of the Coca-Cola brand slipped 1 percent in the last year, according to the most recent BusinessWeek/Interbrand Annual Ranking of the Top 100 Global Brands [see BusinessWeek.com, 8/7/06, 'The World's Best Brands']."

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Workers World, "Colombian union under attack: U.S. trade unionists extend solidarity," By Berta Joubert-Ceci, August 31, 2006
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"The letter was signed, among others, by the president and vice president of the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steel Workers Local 8751, Frantz Mendes and Steve Gillis, respectively; National Teamsters Black Caucus Chair and Teamsters Local 808 Secretary/Treasurer Chris Silvera; National Co-Chair of the Million Worker March Movement and Local 10 International Longshore Workers Union past Secretary /Treasurer Clarence Thomas; President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women Kathy Black; Philadelphia AFSCME District Council 47 President Thomas Paine Cronin; and labor supporters, the Most Rev. OFSJC Bishop of the Northeastern Diocese of St Francis of Assisi, CCA, Felipe C. Teixeira; Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee Co-Chair Dorothea Manuela; and International Action Center Co-Director Teresa Gutierrez."
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Tampabay 10 (Associated Press), "Coca-Cola sued over cancer-causing benzene," August 25, 2006
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Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Bloomberg News): "Benzene litigator aiming at Coke"

The Bridge, "Patrick took millions to defend corporate crimes," By Ray Rogers, August 25, 2006
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The Linewaiters' Gazette, "Bottled Water vs. Water-Part 2, By David Barouh
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BrandRepublic, "Coca-Cola hit by college votes for ethical boycott," by Nicola Clark, August 22, 2006
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NECN, "Sneak attack in Democratic primary for Governor," August 22, 2006
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You can access this video by clicking on page 1 of the 3 under the pictures on the right. Then click on "Sneak attack in Democratic primary..." You might want to see "Political Bloggers" found on page 3.

Commondreams.com, "Bush-Coke-Pepsi Triumvirate Under Fire in India," by Haider Rizvi, August 21, 2006
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"Killer Coke at Global Village," Email from Global Village, a camp in Britain of 4,500 from 40 countries
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Amy N., 15 years old and from a township in South Africa's Cape province (see photo above), appeared on the popular nightly GVTV news programme pouring what appeared to be blood from a bottle of Coca-Cola as she explained why Colombian trade unionists and Indian farmers call for a boycott and publicising a workshop on Coca-Cola in Colombia.

United Press International,"Coca-Cola banned at British university," August 19, 2006
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"Britain's University of Sussex has banned all Coca-Cola products from its student union to protest the company's alleged business practices. Other British campuses are expected to follow suit amid calls for a nationwide student boycott against the soft drink giant, the Independent reported Saturday.

Mail & Guardian, "Has Coke become the new McDonald's?" By David Teather, August 18, 2006
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"Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a Nigerian lawyer, was explaining how he intended to take on Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft drinks company. He claims to be acting for some 4,000 people in the port area of Apapa, many of them poor and illiterate, who believe that a local bottling plant has stolen their livelihoods. A lawsuit is planned accusing the company of polluting a lagoon by pumping untreated waste into the water and killing fish. 'Like many multinational companies operating in Africa, Coca-Cola is guilty of double standards,' he said. 'They do what they are unable to do in America and Europe. We feel cheated. People are roaming the streets with no means of making a living.' "

The Progressive, "Bush Administration Twists Arms for Coke, Pepsi," By Amitabh Pal, August 15, 2006
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Canadian Dimension, "Inside Colombia's Coke problem:It's Not What You Think," Originally published in HERE Magazine,By Chris Arsenault, August 18, 2006
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Brooklyn Papers, "H2-Woe!: Slope mom wants you to stop drinking bottled water," By Gersh Kundztman, August 12, 2006
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Valley Advocate, "Killer Resume: Can Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Deval Patrick overcome his Coca-Cola past?" by Maureen Turner, August 10, 2006
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The Boston Globe, "Candidates squawk, but money talks," By Derrick Z. Jackson, August 9, 2006
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"We will know that Patrick is serious about healthcare when he says Coke and Pepsi should be pulled out of every school system in the country and he uses his resume as President Clinton's top civil rights attorney to urge civil rights organizations to stop taking money from companies that could care less about whether we drink ourselves into diabetes and early graves.

"But Patrick is not likely to bite the hand that paid him millions of dollars. His competitors likewise have their hands in the till of compromise and irony."

State House News Service, "PATRICK CRITIC HEADING FOR MASS., INTENDING TO DOG CANDIDATE," By Jim O'Sullivan, August 8, 2006
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This article incorrectly states that Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Director Ray Rogers is "planning to disrupt Deval Patrick campaign appearances this week..." Ray Rogers has no intention of disrupting Deval Patrick's campaign events. However, he hopes to reach out to the public with the truth about Deval Patrick.

India Resource Center, "Arrogance and Impunity - Coca-Cola in India," By Amit Srivastava, August 10, 2006
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The Hindu, "Cola row affects soft drinks sales," August 11, 2006
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Business Week, "Indian state bans Coke and Pepsi brands," By Rajesh Mahapatra, August 9, 2006
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"Four Indian states have already banned the sale of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks at schools, colleges and government offices after a research group in New Delhi last week claimed they contained high levels of pesticide residue. But the state of Kerala was the first to impose a total ban on production and sales."
India Resource Center, "Kerala Throws Out Coca-Cola and Pepsi: Seven Other States Impose Ban, Others Expected to Follow, August 9, 2006
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The Boston Globe, "Report says sugary drinks pile on pounds," By Marilynn Marchione, August 8, 2006
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"An extra can of soda a day can pile on 15 pounds in a single year, and the "weight of evidence" strongly suggests that this sort of increased consumption is a key reason that more people have gained weight, the researchers say."

The Boston Globe, "Critics tag Patrick's corporate role: Group seeks to tie candidate to abuses," By Frank Phillips, August 7, 2006
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MSN Money, "Group: India Soft Drinks Pesticide-Laden," Associated Press, August 3, 2006
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India Resource Center, "Dangerous Pesticides in Coca-Cola and Pepsi in India: Study Three Years Later Shows Cola Companies Have Done Nothing to Improve Quality," August 3, 2006
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The Boston Globe, "Patrick says he quit The Fly Club in 1983: Nine exclusive clubs at Harvard limit membership to men. A gubernatorial candidate's link to one renews debate on elitism." By Frank Phillips, August 3, 2006
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"Yesterday, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Deval Patrick, who has been stressing his hardscrabble South Side Chicago roots and his campaign of inclusion, told the Globe that he resigned his membership in the all-male Harvard Fly Club in 1983 — five years after he graduated from Harvard College."

The Boston Globe, "Deval's United years," By Steve Bailey, July 28, 2006
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ZNet, "The Opposition to Coca Cola and Water Privatization: Activists in Medhiganj, India Rise Up," by Gina Drew and Mike Levien, July 25, 2006
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Der Standard (Major newspaper in Austria), "Gluecksfabrik Coca-Cola: Neue Kampagne, bestaendige Vorwuerfe," By Katharina Sporrer, July 12, 2006
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The New Standard, " 'Socially Responsible' Index Drops Coke; Big Investor Follows," by New Standard Staff, July 21, 2006
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Newsday (Editorial), "Shall we turn to the bottled?:Worries everywhere, and now, gulp, questions about our tap water," By Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, July 20, 2006
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"I'd never been sold on bottles, preferring the positive hype about our tap water. The gullibility is rooted in frugality: Why spend money for something I can get virtually free from my kitchen sink? Mostly though, while it's handy to carry water around, the inconvenient truth is, recycling notwithstanding, the bottles add millions of volume daily to our landfills. Bottling requires a wealth of energy resources to produce and ship.

And bottled water, governed by the Food and Drug Administration, is not nearly so regulated as municipal water. "No one should assume that just because he or she purchases water in a bottle that it is necessarily any better regulated, purer or safer than most tap water," says the Natural Resources Defense Council's Web page on the subject. It stipulates that some marketing by water bottling companies is misleading. That's why Nestle's Poland Springs was taken to court in a class-action suit in 2003. The company settled."

OneWorld South Asia, "Indian report confirms water pollution by Coca-Cola," July 20, 2006
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The Epoch Times, "'Get Ethical' Say Investors to Top Financial Company," By Georgia Heyward, July 19, 2006
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Social responsibility of Coca-Cola questioned: Giant retirement fund decides to sell shares," By Caroline Wilbert, July 19, 2006
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Commondreams.org, "Coca-Cola Suffers Big Blow in Investment Community," Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, July 18, 2006
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Scotsman.com Business (Reuters), "TIAA-CREF drops COke from Social Choice Account," By Cal Mankowski, July 18, 206
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Atlanta Business Chroniclel, "Coke dropped from KLD's Broad Market Social Index," July 18, 2006
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CSR Wire, "At Its Annual Meeting Shareholders, Activists Demand TIAA-CREF Accountability on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility," July 17, 2006
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The Korea Times, "Coca-Cola Attempts to Cover Up Poisoning Threat: US Company's Crisis-Management Skills in Doubt," By Park Hyong-ki, July 13, 2006
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The Observer, "Soft drink hard sell," By Phil HOgan, July 9, 2006
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Agence France-Presse, "University of Cologne Boycotts Coca-Cola/Uni Koeln boykottiert Coca-Cola," June 29, 2006
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India Resource Center, "Villagers End Hunger Strike Against Coca-Cola: Get Commitments from Government, Place Deadline for Action, July 3, 2006
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News Tribune, "St. Louis weight-loss instructor sues Coke over promotion," By Christopher Leonard, July 14, 2006
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"[Julia Havey's attorney] Watkins said he also would drop the suit if one of Coca-Cola's directors let his child drink 151 soft drinks on television."

The Common Voice, "Is Coca Cola guilty of deceptive advertising and violation of the FTC's contest rules?" By Julia Havey, June 24, 2006
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Coca Cola in for a fight from health advocate Julia Havey!" By Julia Havey, July 2, 2006
"Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans' Health," By Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D.

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Read Interesting Analysis on this Subject: "MyCokeRewards Contest Impossible To Win Without Dying First"
"One of America's biggest diet vices are soft drinks. Now the Coca Cola Company is luring you to believe that you can win some spectacular prizes if you drink enough Coke There is one major problem with how they are hosting this contest: It is virtually impossible to win the top prizes if you follow the rules and guidelines. And if you did consume enough Coke to allow yourself a chance to win, you just might DIE! That's right, DIE!"

Spiegel Online, "KAMPAGNE GEGEN BRAUSEGIGANTEN: Studentenvertreter beschliessen Coca-Cola-Boykott," June 29, 2006
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"We´re gaining territory. The Student-Parliament of the Cologne-University has decided a boycot on Coca-Cola Co. Products ."

Photos from the 2 June 2006 event against Coca-Cola in Moenchengladbach, Germany during the Germany-Colombia football match some days before the World Cup began.

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The Independent, " 'Environmental insanity' to drink bottled water when it tastes as good from the tap," By Cahal Milmo, June 29, 2006
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The Linewaiters' Gazette, "Environmental Committee Report: Survival for Sale: The Privatization of Water," By David Barouh, June 22, 2006
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Conscience UK, "Conscience Cola," Animated Unofficial History of Coke, By Chris Smith (To see animation, click on graphic below.)

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"A film about the history of Coke and the effects a soft drink has on the planet"

Kola'Konferenz, Berlin, July 6, 2006
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Political Affairs, "Coca-Cola: Classic Union Buster," By Joel Wendland, July, 2006
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"A group of students on the 7th June organised a football game in Bern, Switzerland. The match was between the union and Coca-Cola. The Coke managers had their hands covered in blood while the workers wore dirty and torn clothes."

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A "Coke manager" with bloody hands
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CounterPunch Newswire, "Victory and Counterattack in Kerala: Coca Cola Takes a Hit," June 20, 2006
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Photos sent by German activists demonstrating against Coke's sponsorship of the World Cup in Berlin, Germany. This photo of the damaged Cola-Cola banner was taken in front of the University of Art in Berlin (UDK). Coca-Cola sponsors the University. The students of the University of Art support our campaign. Unknown persons destroyed the Coca-Cola banner.

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Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Demonstration at Coke HQ in London, March 26, 2004
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Financial Times, "Bottled up: Why Coke Stands Accused of Being Too Cosy with the Karimovs," By Edward Alden & Andrew Ward, June 14, 2006
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MosNews, "Coca-Cola Accused of Conspiring with Uzbek Government," June 15, 2006
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Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Coke gets slammed on Wikipedia," by Ryan Mahoney, June 12, 2006
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Chicago Sun-Times, "Just what the doctor ordered: A soda tax?" By Jim Ritter, June 11, 2006
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Global Politician, "Benzene in Soft Drinks: A Question of Standards," By Ross E. Getman, June 12, 2006
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OneWorld South Asia, "Anti-Coca Cola movement by Mehndiganj villagers continues," By Sandeep Pandey, Mahesh Bhatt, Anand Patwardhan, June 12, 2006
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The Gainesville Sun, "Speaker urges soda boycott," By Rebecca Goldman, June 12, 2006
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SocialFunds.com, "Corporate Shenanigans: Companies Dis Shareowners at Annual Meetings," by Bill Baue, June 9, 2006
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" 'When we arrived at the [The Coca-Cola Co.] annual meeting, shareholders who came in person were given red cards, while attendees representing shareholders were given yellow cards,' Mr. Klinger told SocialFunds.com. 'Unlike past meetings where anyone who wants to speak can line up at a microphone and wait their turn, this year shareholders had to raise their colored cards and remain seated to await recognition by CEO Isdell.'

" 'When the controversial resolution addressing labor abuses in Colombia came up, Isdell ignored a sea of waving yellow cards - he only recognized individuals who were in some way funded by Coca-Cola, to offer testimonials about what a fine company Coke was,' Mr. Klinger continued. 'Instead of shareholders discussing one of the issues that most threatens the company's reputation, we witnessed a clamp-down on democratic discussion, undermining shareholders ability to hold the corporation accountable.' "

[Home Depot's Robert Nardelli was on Coke's board until recently.]

Letter from SINALTRAINAL to Campuses Re: ILO, IUF & Coca-Cola, May 15, 2006
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This letter from SINALTRAINAL President Javier Correa highlights the bogus effort by The Coca-Cola Co. and the IUF to undermine SINALTRAINAL's struggle through a so-called "investigation" by the International Labor Organization of the
United Nations (ILO).
Read the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke's News Release on this subject

Reuters, "Norway ejects Wal-Mart from $240 billion fund," June 6, 2006
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International Labor Rights Fund, "ILRF & USW Bring New Complaint Against Coca-Cola, Alleging Complicity With the Colombian DAS and AUC Paramilitaries In Killing of Labor Leader," June 2, 2006
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"On Friday, June 2, 2006, the ILRF and USW filed a new Alien Tort Claims Act case against the Coca-Cola Company and its Latin American Bottler, Coca-Cola FEMSA. This new Complaint charges that managers at the Coke bottling plant in Barranquilla, Colombia conspired with both the Colombian Administrative Department of Security ("DAS") and the AUC paramilitaries to intimidate, threaten and ultimately kill SINALTRAINAL trade union leader Adolfo de Jesus Munera on August 31, 2002. The Complaint further allege that, despite a number of warnings to Coca-Cola management in Atlanta that the management at the Barranquilla bottler has continued to meet with and provide plant access to paramilitaries, the paramilitary infiltration of this bottling plant continues unabated to this day. Meanwhile, these same paramilitaries have continued to threaten SINALTRAINAL members and leaders with death and even kidnapped the child of one SINALTRAINAL leader to pressure him into refraining from his union activities."
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Minutemanmedia.org (Coop America), "CORPORATE DEMOCRACY NOT IN THE CARDS," by Patricia Lynn, May 31, 2006
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Corporate Crime Reporter, "Is the American Heart Association Pulling its Troops Out of State Beverage Fights?" June 1, 2006
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"Michele Simon was angry. She was angry when she heard that the American Heart Association (AHA) had joined with the Clinton Foundation and the beverage industry last month to cut a deal that would limit high caloric beverages in schools - with loopholes. Under the Clinton deal - sports drinks and diet sodas are allowed and marketing is allowed in high schools - and there is no legal enforcement mechanism. Simon heads the Center for Informed Food Choices in Oakland, California."

The Daily Bruin, "Inform yourselves, boycott Coca-Cola: Students can, should pressure company to stop its perpetration of human rights crimes," By Megan Markoff, May 30, 2006
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The article refers to the PBS Frontline World documentary "The Coca-Cola Controversy." Watch Videos

Grassroots Haiti Solidarity Committee, "Action Alert: Coca-Cola Haiti Violates Labor Rights," May 29, 2006
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Anarkismo.net, "Haiti: La Couronne Brewery - Coca-Cola won't meet with union," by BO - Batay Ouvriye, May 15 2006
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Ohmy News, "Big Business Cut Down to Size: Pressure is growing for corporations to mend their ways," By Bright B. Simons, May 27m 2996
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"Coca-Cola has been banned or is in the process of being banned from twenty campuses in the United Kingdom and the United States; and 130 other campuses across the globe are gearing up to follow suit. This follows an international campaign launched by the Colombian National Union of Food Industry Workers (SINALTRAINAL, its Spanish acronym), which claims Coca-Cola is complicit in the killing of union executives in Colombia. Coca-Cola dismisses the charge arguing that official investigations have not indicted anyone remotely connected with the company."

PEJ Radio News, "Winds of Change, with Janine Bandcroft & Charity Hume: Ray Rogers from the Stop Killer Coke Campaign..." May 25, 2006
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The Daily Barometer, "Pepsi to replace Coke at OSU," May 26, 2006
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American Anthropological Association endorses boycott actions against Coca Cola Company, May 20, 2006
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"Anthropologists have created a scholarly record of the operations and impact of the Coca Cola Company through interviews with eyewitnesses; union organizers and other stakeholders; field observations; and archival research. Their findings indicate that the Coca Cola Company has not been sufficiently proactive in protecting workers and their families from intimidation and violence, that internationally recognized rights to organize unions have not been respected, and that information disclosure has been inadequate and insufficiently verified by independent sources."

The Daily Barometer (Oregon State University), "Coke era could end soon," By Mollie Holmes, May 18, 2006
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The Daily Northwestern, "Crusading against Coke: Students oppose alleged human rights violations at soft drink bottling plants while NU administrators stay out of the debate," By Hillary Proctor, May 17, 2006
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MarketWatch, "Coca-Cola being sued by California over lead in labels: L.A. Times," May 16, 2006
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Daily Bruin (UCLA), "Cola debate creates sticky situation," By Roberta Wolfson, May 15, 2006
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The Newport Daily News, "Tiverton students take steps to prevent diabetes," By Marcia Pobzeznik, May 12, 2006
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CNN Money, "Coke gets buzzed...into the future: The soft drink giant has done business the same way for 120 years. Now CEO Neville Isdell wants it to face the future," By Betsy Morris, May 11, 2006
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" 'Students are telling us they do not like contracts that make it so that the only beverage they have on campus is Coca-Cola,' said a student organizer from Carleton. 'Let me tell you, instead of breeding a future generation wanting to drink Coca-Cola, what you are doing is forcing students to move away from Coke'."

ZDF German Public Television, "Killer Coke," April 21, 2006
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Michigan demonstration against the reinstatement of Coke

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Here are photos of a demonstration two days after UM reinstated Coca-Cola. We had a sign that had UM crossed off and NYU written above it, with a line from our school's fight song "The leaders and the best" (Photo by Adri Miller)

Fin24, "Taking on Coke and winning," May 11, 2006
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Wikipedia on Breizh Cola (includes a list of Brands of Cola)

Society for Cultural Anthropology endorses boycott actions against Coca Cola Company, May 4, 2006
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"Anthropologists have created a scholarly record of the operations and impact of the Coca Cola Company through interviews with eyewitnesses; union organizers and other stakeholders; field observations; and archival research. Their findings indicate that the Coca Cola Company has not been sufficiently proactive in protecting workers and their families from intimidation and violence, that internationally recognized rights to organize unions have not been respected, and that information disclosure has been inadequate and insufficiently verified by independent sources."

Statement from Chunghwa Telecom Workers' Union supporting the campaign," April 18, 2006
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The Nation, "Letters: The World According to Coke," Potter, Talbot, Littleford & Blanding, May 22, 2006
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Read Michael Blanding's response to Coke Director of Global Labor Relations Ed Potter's letter

The New York Sun, "CUNY Law Bans Coca-Cola, Citing Unfair Labor Practices," By Deborah Kolben, May 5, 2006
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Pipe Dream (Binghamton University, New York), "Killer Coke sets sights on SUNY," By Alana Casanova-Burgess, May 5, 2006
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This is from the campaign at the Claremont Colleges in California. We participated in the 5th Annual Scripps College Wearable Art Show on April 30, 2006. The announcer read out a statement about Coca Cola's laborabuses as our model walked down the runway. No Coca Cola refreshments were served.

Sun Star Bacolod, "500 families complain v. Coca Cola," By Erwin Ambo S. Delilan, May 3, 2006
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Yahoo News, "Nearly All Sodas Sales to Schools to End," By Samantha Gross, Associated Press Writer, May 3, 2006
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Unconfirmed Sources (Satire), " Bush Vows to Overturn Clinton Foundation's "No Child Fat Behind" Initiative," by Dood Abides, May 4, 2006
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The Minnesota Daily, "On the ground activism: Street theater is another kind of activism on campus," Editorial, May 3, 2006
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The Nation, Back page ad for Campaign, May 15, 2006
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The Nation, "Letters: The World According to Coke," Potter, Talbot, Littleford & Blanding, May 22, 2006
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The Times of India, "It's often Coke with bad elements," Dinesh Narayanan, May 2, 2006
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"MUMBAI: MNC soft drinks maker Coca-Cola regularly pays off its vendors to keep quiet when substances such as tobacco pouches, dirt and fungus show up in its beverages, classified documents of the company's marketing arm reveal."

TMCNet, "CORRECTED: Coca-Cola group to recall 570,000 bottles of soft drinks," Japan Economic Newswire, May 1, 2006
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The Telegraph (India), "Coke fined for insects in Sprite," PTI, April 29, 2006
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Epoch Times International, "University Students Campaign to Ban Coca-Cola," By Matt Gnaizda, April 30,2006
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Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago), "Send a message: Take Coca-Cola off campus," By Miranda Nelson, April 28, 2006
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Woman Motorist, "New Web Site Reveals The Worst Practices Of America's Largest Companies," April 28, 2006
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See the link to The Responsible Shopper below. Here's the link to the analysis of Coke.

New York Post, "SITE TOUTS FOUL CALLS ON FIRMS," By SUZANNE KAPNER, April 26, 2006
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IUF, "IUF Cautions Coca-Cola - Don't Misread UK Students Vote Against a Campus Coke Boycott!" April 10, 2006
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" 'If Coca-Cola does not deliver something that union members, students and customers will accept, then those who have claimed that the only thing the Company understands is the damage to market and reputation that a successful boycott might bring will be proved right,' commented [Ron] Oswald. 'Coca-Cola will then face a much bigger problem as support for direct action will grow and will be joined by the majority who to date have argued for maintaining ongoing engagement with the company to achieve our common objective — a fair and credible mechanism to guarantee rights throughout the Coca-Cola system'."

The Phoenix, "Counting our victories," By Alix Gould-Werth, April 27, 2006
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Change Makes Change, "Mr. Coke Goes to Washington"
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Daily Bruin (UCLA), "Students protest Coca-Cola: AS UCLA board of directors hears both sides of dispute over alleged human rights violations," By Roberta Wolfson, April 24, 2006
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Gulf Times (Qatar), "Coke under pressure in US over practices in India," APril 23, 2006
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The Student Life, "Claremont Chapter of Amnesty International Calls for Coke BOycott," By Lana Coryell, April 20, 2006
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"Over the last year, the Claremont Colleges chapter of Amnesty International, an organization devoted to the protection of human rights, has campaigned to remove Coca-Cola products from all five campuses. Recently, the student group has focused their efforts on Scripps College. They are now asking students to join them in a boycott of Coke products at the Scripps dining hall.

"Amnesty members began the boycott in response to increasing evidence that the Coca-Cola Company has committed several human rights and environmental violations around the globe. Coca-Cola has been accused of exploiting workers in Colombia, Turkey, Indonesia, and El Salvador and of wreaking environmental havoc in India."

Hartford Courant, "Senate: No More Soda In Schools: Kids' Health Cited; Battle Over Sales Moves To House," By Christopher Keating, April 21, 2006
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The News Journal, "Dozens protest at Coca-Cola meeting," By Gary Haber, April 20, 2006
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OneWorld South Asia, "NGOs challenge Coca-COl at shareholders meeting, April 19, 2006
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War on Want, "General Release, "War on Want statement on Coca-COla's profit announcement, April 20, 2006
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Webcast of Coca-Cola's 2006 Annual Shareholders' Meeting, April 19, 2006
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Indian Resource Center, "Coca-Cola Not Disclosing Full Liabilities in India, Misleading Shareholders: Company Challenged at Shareholders Meeting," April 19, 2006
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Coke CEO extols mostly positive numbers: Z006 a key year: Despite problems in Japan and elsewhere, 'we are well on our way to becoming [what] you expect us to be,' Isdell tells shareholders," By Caroline Wilbert, April 20, 2006
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CBS News, "Coke Has Shareholder Meeting Amid Protest," Harry R. Weber, AP, April 19, 200
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"Teamster member Peter Rovetto, 52, of Jonas, Pa., who says he worked as a merchandiser for Coke in New Jersey, said the company needs to treat its employees better. 'Workers are underpaid and overworked and often pressured into working overtime,' he said."

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Ed Potter (left), global labor relations director for Coke, talks to
Ray Rogers of Corporate Campaign Inc. about Coke labor issues in Colombia,
which Rogers raised at the shareholders meeting.

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Members of the United Students Against Sweatshops
protest outide Coca Cola Co.'s annual shareholders meeting.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "SunTrust exec defends Coke, pay policies," By Peralte C. Paul, April 19, 2006
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"John Moore, 69, who said he owns about 70,000 shares [of SunTrust, the "Bank of Killer Coke"], also urged the company to divest its nearly $2 billion worth of Coca-Cola Co. stock. Coke's lackluster performance of the last few years hasn't warranted holding onto them, he said. Plus, the company has been on the hot seat in recent years as consumers have focused attention on the nutritional values of sugared snacks, Coke's impact on the environment and its high-profile racial discrimination lawsuit, he said. 'Is this the kind of company you want to be associated with?' said Moore, whose SunTrust shares were worth close to $5.3 million as of Tuesday's closing price of $75.63."

Commondreams.org/Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, "University of Michigan Falls Prey to Another Coca-Cola PR Scam," April 17, 2006
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The Nation, "The Case Against Coke," Michael Blanding, May 1, 2006 Issue
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The Michigan Daily, "Students protest Coke reinstatement: Coalition members claim 'U' left students out of decision-making process when bringing Coke back to campus," By Kelly Fraser, April 14, 2006
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Yale Daily News, "Coke spat may touch campus: Campus activists plan to urge University not to renew company's contract in 2007," By Ross Goldberg, April 14, 2006
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The Minnesota Daily, "Challenge takes on bottled water: The nationwide campaign promotes making clean water available to all, not just private companies," By Angela Gray, April 14, 2006
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Counterpunch, "Water as Commodity and Weapon: The Corporate Hijack of India's Water," By P. Sainath, April 12, 2006
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The New Standard, "Students Turn Up Pressure Over Labor Rights," by Jessica Azulay, April 13, 2006
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OneWorld South Asia, "Organisations to protest at Coca-Cola shareholders meeting," India Resource Center, April 1 3, 2006
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India Resource Center, "University of Michigan Reinstates Coca-Cola Contract Prematurely: Allows Coca-Cola Funded Group to Design Investigation," April 12, 2006
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"…'By allowing Coca-Cola to choose its investigator, the University of Michigan is conceding that Coca-Cola is not bound to abide by or come under the authorized structures of any country and are above national laws and authorities,' said C.R. Bijoy of the People's Union for Civil Liberties."

Associated Press, "U. of Mich. to resume buying Coke after company agrees to reviews," By Sarah Karush, April 12, 2006
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"Ilan Brandvain, a student who has been active in the campaign against Coke at Michigan's Ann Arbor campus, criticized the decision. 'I think they did it without consulting the students. It was treated as a secret,' he said. 'The terms were set completely by Coke without university input.' He said an ILO investigation would not be independent because Ed Potter, Coke's director of global labor relations, serves as a business representative to the ILO."

(The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke will release more important information about these "independent" investigations.)

Daily Princetonian, "Coke dispute bubbles to surface," By Joung Park, April 12, 2006
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Inside Higher Education, "Comeback for Coke?" By Scott Jaschik, April 12, 2006
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The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Soft Drinks, Hard Feelings: Widespread student protests about alleged practices of Coca-Cola overseas prompt some colleges to rethink deals," By Anne K. Walters, April 14, 2006
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Bund, "Sweatshops (Sinal-Waves) Killing Vers.". Berlin, 11.04.2006.
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"I send you here the download-URLs of an audio track made by the band "Bund" dedicated to the female and male workers and their children of SINALTRAINAL"

The New York Times, "Hazardous to Your Health, By Nicholas D. Kristof, April 11, 2006
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"…we should ban sugary drinks from schools. As George Bray, an obesity expert at Louisiana State University, notes, 'Those "beverage contracts" that school districts have entered into to obtain money are equivalent to selling our children's health for school income.' "

"What's the bottom line on these drinks? An extra 100 calories a day, all things being equal, adds about five pounds a year to one's weight. For America as a whole, that amounts to an extra 750,000 tons of fat per year — so maybe it isn't the seas that are rising, but America that is sinking."

The Harvard Crimson, "Cola Controversy Riles Up Princeton," By Benjamin L. Weintraub, April 10, 2006
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The Depaulia, "Activate your activism," By Jenny Evrard and Alejandro Acierto, April 8, 2006
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"Many of DePaul's student groups are showing solidarity with ASU by refusing to serve coca-cola products at meetings, including the DePaul AIDS Project, the Student Government Association, the Environmental Concerns Organization, along with numerous others. ASU is encouraging DePaul to look into contracts with alternative drink companies, such as Blue Sky cola, Jones Cola or Hansen's."

India Resource Center, "Coca-Cola Misleading Public on Water Issues, Amit Srivastava, April 6, 2006
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University of East Anglia Students pass referendum to Kick Coke off campus
Students at the University of East Anglia (population: 14,000) in Norwich, England, voted in a campus-wide referendum on April 16th to kick Coke off their campus only one week after the National Union of Students (NUS) conference. This is a major blow to Coca-Cola and those leaders of the NUS who are making every effort to undermine such actions. We congratulate the student organizers who tirelessly did a great job distributing flyers and speaking to other students one-on-one about the issues.

The New York Times, "To Some in Hartford, Coke Is a Real Evil Thing, By Stacey Stowe, April 7, 2006
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Eyewitness New: WFSB, "State Officials: Shame on Coke!
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San Francisco Chronicle, "Bill would cut junk food in schools: Obesity measure has bipartisan support in House and Senate," By Zachary Coile, April 7, 2006
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"A Government Accountability Office study last year found that 99 percent of high schools, 97 percent of middle schools and 83 percent of elementary schools have vending machines, school stores or snack bars that sell mostly unhealthy snacks and drinks. 'What this does is it undercuts almost $10 billion in annual taxpayer investments in nutrition and sound school meals,' Harkin said, referring to federal spending on free and reduced-price meals in public schools."
AMOnline.com, "Federal Legislation Seeks To Upgrade School Nutrition Standards," By Libby Quaid, April 7, 2006
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""When parents send their kids to school with lunch money, they shouldn't have to worry that the money will be spent on Flaming Cheetos and a Coke instead of on a balanced meal."

The Mac Weekly (Macalester College), "Buzz over Coca-Cola spills far: From the front page of the Star Tribune to Georgia, news spreads about possible Coke ban despite no final decision from President Rosenberg," By Matt Won, April 7, 2006
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"A good deal of media coverage has emerged from the recommendation by Macalester's Social Responsibility Committee to ban Coca-Cola from campus, though it seems to have obscured one simple fact: the President has yet to sign an actual ban."

Portland Tribune, "To some, it's liquid gold: Water taste test shows beauty, folly of giant industry," By Todd Murphy, April 7, 2006
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Minnesota Daily, "Coca-Cola's lies don't float: The University plays a key role in advancing a global society based on the principle of fairness," By Amit Srivastava, April 6, 2006
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The Phoenix (Swarthmore College), "NUS rejects plan for Coke boycott," By David Lau, April 6, 2006
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"As part of Kick Coke, I am disappointed but not disheartened," Ruth Schultz '09 said. "[The motion] was a potential step forward in the campaign to cut contracts with Coke, and though the NUS did not take that step, student groups all over the UK are still working to put pressure on Coca-Cola to be held accountable for its environmental and labor rights abuses all over the world. I don't see it as a setback, just a missed opportunity."

Star-Tribune, "Brian Rosenberg: Let's hear it for students who care about citizenship: One might take issue with a stand of student activists, but it's unfair to write them off as thoughtless, self-serving or insincere," By Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg, April 6, 2006
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"I know many of the activist students at Macalester. When they're not lobbying for particular causes they are participating in hurricane relief trips to the Gulf Coast, doing volunteer work with local community organizations, studying history, philosophy and political science, and otherwise taking seriously Macalester's stated belief in the importance of service and in education as enhancing the public good. I'd rather have students who care about citizenship, even ones with whom I sometimes disagree, than students more indifferent or narrowly self-interested."

The Harvard Crimson, "Group Protests Coke Contest," By Benjamin L. Wientraub, April 5, 2006
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Boston Globe, "Selling out or buying in?," By Dara O'Rourke, April 5, 2006
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"…Odwalla Wellness Fruit Drink with Echinacea is manufactured by Coke…Ultimately these deals threaten the one thing that really made these companies special — that consumers believed in their values."

The Daily Campus (University of Connecticut), "There Is No Anti-Coke Movement, By Rob Helmuth, April 4, 2006
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Galway City Council supports Colombia's Coca-Cola Workers

The Noel Browne Branch of Labour Youth in conjunction with Labour Councilor Billy Cameron submitted a motion to Galway City Council calling for solidarity with Coca-Cola workers in Colombia. On Monday April 3rd, the motion was passed unanimously. This is another significant step forward for the Boycott Coke Campaign in Ireland.

The Motion:

Galway City Council notes the campaign initiated by the SINALTRAINAL trade union concerning workers rights and issues in the Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia.

Galway City Council expresses solidarity with the workers in this country and supports the international campaign launched by SINALTRAINAL in July 2003 in the sense of the right to join a union.

(Galway is one of the five largest cities in Ireland.)

Guardian Unlimited, "World's top 25 food firms 'pathetic' in combating unhealthy diets: Study finds companies fail to live up to their pledges; Makers, retailers and restaurant chains accused," By Felicity Lawrence, April 4, 2006
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" 'Their performance is by and large pathetic," said Tim Lang, one of the authors of the report, The Food Industry: Diet, Physical Activity and Health. 'The companies that appear to be doing the most are the ones under intense pressure because their product ranges are the unhealthiest, but there is a whiff of desperation about what they are doing rather than long-term commitment to better food.' "

Boston Globe (Reuters), "Food companies criticized over health commitments," By Kate Holton, April 4, 2006
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"The report said the firms doing the most to improve health standards were those, such as McDonalds, who had been criticized for selling fatty and salty foods. 'This suggests that the best way to get companies to take health seriously is to have critics outside giving them a hard time,' Lang said."

Asbury Park Press(USA Today) , "Working conditions abroad get noticed," By Edward Iwata, April 3, 2006
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"Critics say companies have little incentive to obey the codes. Manufacturers, for instance, didn't lessen pollution until they faced stiffer environmental laws and criminal prosecution. 'Most companies are getting a free pass with these codes of conduct,' says Terry Collingsworth, an attorney at the International Labor Rights Fund."

ZNet, "Coca-Cola: Sucking Communities Dry," By Joe Zacune, April 3, 2006
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YNetNews, "Lawsuit: Coca Cola drinks may cause cancer," By Vered Luvitch, April 3, 2006
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"In request to file NIS 200 million class action suit plaintiff claims Fanta brand soft drinks contain ingredient that may cause cancer and are not suitable for drinking. Coca Cola: Our products undergo strict quality assurance process."

The Minnesota Daily, "Editorial: U must take a hint from Macalester: The University must demand ethical practices from Coca-Cola," April 3, 2006
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Blog at Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois, "Remove Coca Cola Products from Loyola Academy"
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PrimeZone Media Network, "Scott+Scott, LLC Files Complaint Against Coca-Cola Enterprises and Company Insiders Who Dumped $96.7 Million Of Company Securities — CCE"
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"During the Class Period, the complaint alleges, defendants issued numerous false and misleading public statements regarding the basis for the Company's historic financial progress, enabling Company insiders to dump their Company securities at artificially inflated prices. Moreover, as alleged, CCE shareholders were duped into purchasing CCE shares at these artificially inflated prices."

kanalB, "Video: The 'Permanent Tribunal of the People' and other video clips on Colombia"
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"The 'Permanent Tribunal of the People' is inspired by the Russel-Tribunal. It appears when the state is incapable to punish violations of human rights, as it happens right now in Colombia. 97% of all violations on human rights are not being punished. On April 1. and 2. 2006 the colombian section of the Tribunal will take place in Bogota. The Topics of this tribunal will be the crimes of transnational corporations concerning their involvement with the paramilitary forces and state terrorism in Colombia. The corporations Coca-Cola, Nestle and Chiquita Brands are in the dock. Other topics will be gold, oil, coal, biodiversity and public services. The tribunal, casted with renowned lawyers, will come to a judgment in july 2008."

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The Michigan Daily, "Opinion: Viewpoint: Walk a mile in different shoes," By Jared Goldberg, March 29, 2006
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Daily Mail, "Junk food ads to be banned from kids' TV," BY Sean Paoulter, March 27, 2006
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New York Teacher, "Working together works," By Dick Iannuzzi, President, New York State United Teachers, March 30, 2006
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"In Guilderland, the district removed Coca-Cola products from a school at the behest of the Guilderland Teachers Association, the result of a NYSUT Representative Assembly resolution."

The News & Observer, " Bottled water difference is often a few steps: 'A lot of bottled water is no better than tap water,' bottling chief executive says," By Wade Rawlins, March 28, 2006
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India Resouce Center, "UK Students Urged to Vote Against Coca-Cola Contract Renewal: Group Calls Briefings "Woefully Inadequate" and Process "Extremely Biased," March 28, 2006
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OneWorld SOuth Asia, UK students urged to prevent Coca-Cola contract renewal," March 28, 2006
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Letter from India Resource Center

The Plain Dealer, "Pausing to refresh as protests pop," By Tom Feran, March 28, 2006
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Grand Forks Herald (Associated Press), "Macalester College considers joining Coke boycott" March 27, 2006
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Star Tribune, "Macalester may join campus Coke boycott," By Heron Marquez Estrada, March 27, 2006
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Letter to the Leaders of the National Union of Students, March 26, 2006
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"The Image and Politics of Coca-Cola: From the Early Years to the Present (Excerpts), By Dalia Al-Othman, April 16, 2001
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This paper, written by a Harvard Law student in 2001, covers the more than a century of Coke's history. We found this paper informative, especially the descriptions of Coca-Cola's treatment of workers in Guatemala, which we have excerpted, and the collaboration of the German bottlers with the Nazis during World War II.

"Coca-Cola has often hidden behind its franchise system, claiming that the parent Company cannot monitor what its franchisees do on a daily basis around the globe. Yet as one author pointed out: 'Their detachment from a bottler's activities, even if laws or human rights have been violated, is conspicuously inconsistent with the company's obsession with overseeing local production and promotion.' In other words, Coca-Cola picks and chooses when to get involved and when not to get involved. The crisis in Guatemala that began in 1975 serves as an example of Coca-Cola's unwillingness to intervene to curb illegal and unethical franchise activity."

ZNet, "Water Activists Turn On The Taps And Turn Up The Pressure," By Patrick Bond, March 25, 2006
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The Mac Weekly (Macalester College), "Editorial: Ban Coke, Hold corporations accountable."
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Missoulian (University of Montana), "Dennison wants proof before ending Coke contract," By Betsy Cohen, March 24, 2006
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War on Want, "Lions give Coca-Cola the red card!: Campaigners dressed as lions gave Coca-cola the red card today in protest at the multinational's human rights violations, environmental damage and water exploitation across the world."
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Report on Rally at World Water Forum: "Our Rally Against Coca-Cola went down a storm- hundreds turned up and the response was amazing. I started off rally by giving everyone some background on the catalogue of abuses carried out by the company around the world and its attempts to cover these up with PR campaigns."
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Workplace: A journal for Academic Labor, "Changing Tastes: Coca-Cola, Water and the Commercialization of Higher Education," By Searn Cook & Stephen Petrina, University of British Columbia
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Water fountains at UBC were covered in plastic at about the same time Coke vending machines appeared on campus. Why? UBC Grad student Sean Cook investigates.

Seven Days, "Students Campaign to Kick Coke Off Campus (University of Vermont), By Ken Picard, March 22, 2006
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"However, no anti-Coke campaign has ever achieved what UVM activists have proposed — terminating Coke's contract before it expires. Coca-Cola's 10-year, $4.3 million deal with the university runs through June 30, 2012."

National Catholic Reporter, "Wells run dry: Coke faces thirsty opponents in India, By Paul Jeffrey, March 24, 2006
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India Resource Center (Press Release), "Indefinite Vigil Against Coca-Cola in India: Community Demands Immediate Closure of Coca-Cola Bottling Plant," March 23, 2006
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Radio Segment: Coca-Cola Involvement & Influence at World Water Forum Derided
Free Speech Radio News reports on the fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, of which one of the top sponsors is The Coca-Cola Co. In the news report, representatives of several non-governmental organizations call into question Coca-Cola's sponsorship of the forum.

Amit Srivastava of India Resource Center commented: "The Coca-Cola Company has no place at a place like the World Water Forum because its relationship with water is extremely unsustainable and the supposed goal of the forum is to find sustainable uses of water...Coca-Cola is using the forum...as a public relations exercise..."

Joe Zacune of War on Want commented: "Coca-Cola is leading the charge amongst corporations who are not only interested in bottling water and distributing it. There's a new phenomenon of corporations going around the world to developing countries and buying up land in order to control water resources. Aquifers are subterranean chambers that hold water that has filtered down over hundreds of years and as such, represent the heritage of entire communities. Once Coca-Cola controls these resources, it bores deep into them and extracts the water to produce its beverages, and this has a devastating effect on local farmers.

Javier Correa, President of SINALTRAINAL, the National Food Service Workers Union in Colombia, describes the murders of members of his union, highlighting their occurrence during times of union negotiations. "Two of them were assassinated during negotiations of our collective contract, and one of them was assassinated while we were in the middle of a strike. They have imprisoned 14 of us; I have had to live with imprisonment on two occasions on charges brought by Coca-Cola officials; also 48 'companeros' including myself have been victims of death threats; they've tried to kidnap our children and have tortured us; they've displaced 'companeros' and burned union halls."
Listen to show — forward to 19:32

War on Want, Press Release and Report, "Coca-Cola under fire as World Cup comes to London, Released March 20, 2006
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Scoop, "Coca-Cola Challenged at World Water Forum," March 20, 2006
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The Independent (UK), "Coke: Campaigners demand action against feelgood drinks firm," By Severin Carrell, March 19, 2006
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Guardian Unlimited (UK), "Coke 'drinks India dry': Critics claim beverage giant's bottling plants are interfering with irrigation in drought-ridden regions," By Mick Mathiason, March 19, 2006
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The Hawk (St. Joseph's University), "Editor's Column: Kick the Coke habit," By Samuel Narisi '07, March 17, 2006
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Labor Notes, "Colombian Labor Leaders Take 'Killer Coke' Campaign to New York," By William Johnson, March 2006
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Echo Online, "Issues of Concern: Coca-Cola's business practices questionable," By Andrew Stefan, March 17, 2006
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the broadview (convent of the sacred heart high school, San Francisco), "Boycotting Coke: Coke accused of permitting worker abuse in factories," By Michelle Gantos, February 12, 2006
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William C. Thompson,Jr., Comptroller of the City of New York, "Proposal of the New York City Pension Funds for an Independent Investigation of Allegations Made Against Coca-Cola Bottling Plants in Colombia, Releaseed January 26, 2006
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UConn Free Press, Special Issue on "Bring Coke to Justice," Vol. 1, Issue 7, February 27, 2006
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Santa Cruz IMC, "UC SweatFree Coalition stages sit-in at the Office of the President," By Sara Sunday, March 12, 2006
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On Friday, March 10, 17 students from 5 UC campuses (San Diego, Riverside, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Davis) participated in a mini-sit-in at the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Lasting about an hour, we staged the sit-in to protest the lack of action taken by President Dynes to enforce our university's Code of Conduct for Trademark Licensees and cut contracts with Coca-Cola…Our message to President Dynes was clear: this was a preview of greater events to come if the DSP is not adopted soon.

Alternet, "Hard Times for Soft Drinks," By Michael Blanding, March 13, 2006
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The London Free Press, "Bottled water: The trend toward drinking bottled water - instead of pop or other sweet drinks - is healthy on the surface. But some see dangerous problems with our obsession with water in a bottle," By Lauren La Rose, March 13, 2006
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finanzen.net, "Coke's Proposed ILO Study in Colombia Ignores Record of Worker Abuse Worldwide," Teamsters Press Release, March 10, 2006
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Echo Online, "U-M bans Coca-Cola, EMU should follow suit," By Andrew Stefan, March 10, 2006
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Columnist Andrew Stefan contacted us to let us know that the date in the first sentence of his column was incorrect. He has sent in the correction which should be made soon.

edie newsroom, "Protests at Coca Cola sponsorship of World Water Forum," By Goska Romanowicz, March 10, 2006
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Alternet, "A New Spin on Fighting for Justice," By Kelly Hearn, March 10, 2006
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University of Vermont created a banner for Luis Cardona's visit on March 7

The Harvard Crimson, "Activists SLAM Coke, Security Firm: Organizer suggests that Harvard switch to Polar Beverages or Mecca-Cola," By Benjamin L. Weintraub, March 9, 2006
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The New York Times, "Soda Sales Are Losing Their Pop, By Melanie Warner, March 9, 2006
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New Statesman, "Mark Thomas - won't give the world a Coke," By Mark Thomas, March 9, 2006
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New Statesman, "Mark Thomas discovers Coca-Cola's Nazi links," May 24, 2004

Voice of America, "Coca-Cola Blamed For India's Water Problems," By Mil Arcega, March 8, 2006
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Dallas News, "Just Say No - to Soda: Industry should get sugar out of schools," Editorial, March 8, 2006
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Brandweek, "Soda Share Shrinks for First Time in Decades," By Kenneth Hein, March 8, 2006
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SF Gate, "Tab Energy Kills You Dead: The famously toxic retro cola nails women with a new, pink energy drink. Because you love it," By Mark Morford, March 8, 2006
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"Caffeine, of course, is key. It is our favorite drug, meth for the masses. A basic can of Coke has about 45 mg of the world's most beloved drug. A good cup of strong coffee has about 80 milligrams. The average sickly sweet, fizzy energy drink, from Tab Energy to Monster to Liquid Ice to Rockstar, has anywhere from 100 to 200. And they all taste like some nasty Frankenstein inbreed of liquefied Skittles, road chalk and the blood of dead moths."

Indymedia UK, "Gay Mexican Executive Clears Legal Hurdle, vs Coca-Cola Femsa," From Notigay.com, March 8, 2006
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India Resource Center, "Coca-Cola and Water — An Unsustainable Relationship," By Amit Srivastava, March 7, 2006
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"What then, we ask, is the Coca-Cola company doing as one of the leading sponsors of the World Water Forum? As a champion of unsustainable use of water globally, Coca-Cola's sponsorship of the forum puts the very credibility of the World Water Forum at stake."
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"Nos preguntamos entonces, ¿que pretende la compania Coca-Cola actuando como uno de los principales patrocinadores del Foro Mundial del Agua? Como parte de los principales preconizadores globales de la no sostenibilidad del uso del agua, el patrocino de Coca-Cola pone en entredicho la misma credibilidad del Foro Mundial del Agua."

The New York Times, "Nutrition: Study Links Sugary Drinks to Teenagers' Weight," By Eric Nagourney, March 7, 2006
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Contra Costa Times, "Carcinogen in some sodas above legal limit," By David Goldstein, March 6, 2006
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Food Navigator, "Food industry not responsive to obesity, claims report: By not doing enough to tackle the growing obesity crisis, the food and beverage industry is storing up problems for the future, claims a new report. By Anthony Fletcher, March 6, 2006
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The Daily Times, "Sugars in soda, candy and cakes can increase a child's risk of obesity," By Greg Allen, March 6, 2006
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"Erosion is a problem that I am seeing more often in my practice. Even though diet soda contains artificial sugars that are not broken down by bacteria (unlike refined sugars), I still see erosive lesions on the teeth of diet soda drinkers. The acidity of soda is so strong that it actually breaks down teeth, almost like rust removers taking rust off a piece of metal. In fact, the type of acid found in most soda, phosphoric acid, can be used as a rust remover. This erosion process removes the calcium from the teeth, which results in a softened tooth that is weak.

"In addition to tooth erosion, recent studies looking at effects of soda consumption in young female athletes show the potential for increased broken bones in girls who drink soda on a daily basis."

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP), "Soda targeted in fight against obesity," By Marilynn Marchione (AP Medical Writer), March 5, 2006
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International Labor Rights Fund, "Another "Classic Coke" Move to Deny and Delay Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Colombia," March 4, 2006
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William Mendoza; vice president of the Coca-Cola workers union in Barrancabermeja in Danger!, from Scott Nicholson, Montana Human Rights Network
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Bellville News Democrat, "FDA finds benzene in soda, but says it's only a small amount," By David Goldstein, March 4, 2006
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Beverage Daily, "Authorities under pressure over benzene in soft drinks," By Chris Mercer, March 3, 2006
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Health24.com, "cancer in a Can," By Carine van Rooyen, March 2, 2006
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Beverage Daily, "UK food watchdog finds benzene in soft drinks, By Chris Mercer, January 3, 2006
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"Benzene is listed as a cancer-causing chemical by health authorities, though the industry has said it is a question of quality, not health, in drinks. Laming said the possibility for ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate to form benzene was 'not a surprise in the soft drinks industry'." Aspertame, found in diet sodas, is also considered a cancer-causing chemical.

Beverage Daily, "Soft drinks industry pledges to tackle benzene in drinks," By Chris Mercer, February 27, 2006
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"America's soft drinks association said it would have to look again at benzene in drinks, after new tests revealed to BeverageDaily.com suggest it and food safety authorities failed to stamp out a problem."

The Daily Campus (University of Connecticut, "Activists Call For Action From Trustees," By Diego Cupolo, March 2, 2006
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Hartford Courant, Students Air Ethics Complaints: Animal Research, Business Practices Protested Before UConn Trustees," By Grace E. Merritt, March 2, 2006
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Montana Kaimin Online, "ASUM balks on Coke decision after protest," By Ty Hampton, March 2, 2006
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The Harvard Crimson, "Student Activists Demand University Cut Coca-Cola Ties To Stop 'Supporting Human Rights Abuses'," By Benjamin L. Weintraub, February 28, 2006
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Daily Bruin (UCLA), "Coalition campaigns against Coca-Cola," By Mussarat Bata, February 28, 2006
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Daily Bruin (UCLA), "Coke's practices have no place on campus: UCLA should no longer support company's alleged human rights, environmental violations, By Aliya Hussaini, February 28, 2006
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The Tech (MIT), "Killer Coke," By Nakul Vyas, February 28, 2006
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Deutschlandradio, "Studenten gegen Coca-Cola: Boykott gegen den Getraenkeriesen an US-Universitaeten," Von David Goessmann, 30.01.2006
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"Under www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/campus/463914/ you found the written text of a radio report of Deutschlandradio (a national wide german public radio station) about your campaign to boycott coca cola."

News Target, "Human rights alert: Coca-Cola suppliers buy materials from El Salvador companies that practice child labor," By Dani Veracity, February 27, 2006
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The Harvard Crimson, "Swarthmore Protests Coke: Human rights concerns drive partial removal of Coke products from dining halls," By Daniel P. Wenger, February 24, 2006
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Indiana Statesman, "I Predict a Riot: The Coca-Cola Olympics," By Allison MacMunn, February 24, 2006
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The New York Times (Editorial), "Selling Junk Food to Toddlers," February 23, 2006
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The Phoenix (Swarthmore College), "Keep on organizing," BY Harris Kornstein, February 23, 2006
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The Phoenix, "Letter to the Editor: A step in the right direction," BY Stephen Graf, February 23, 2006
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The State News, "Protesting pop: Students, union worker rally outside Administration Building to remove Coke from campus," By Kathleen Polesnak, February 22, 2006
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Colombian Sinaltrainal Union worker Luis Cardona joins Students for Economic Justice and Michigan State University students at the Administration Building on Tuesday afternoon for a rally supporting the ban of Coca-Cola on campus. Cardona also spoke to the protesters on the building's steps about his experiences with the Coca-Cola Co.

Guerrilla News Network, From Uttar Pradesh to Kerala, residents protest water shortages. Can they beat the beverage giant? Some say yes," By Ari Paul, February 21, 2006
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The State News, "Web Extra: Group hosts rally, speaker in campaign against Coke," By Fredricka Paul, February 21, 2006
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The State News, "Opinion: Wait to banish Coke: MSU is taking steps to determine if Coca-Cola uses illegal business practices; should conduct thorough investigation," Feburary 21, 2006
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The State News, "Opinion: SEJ members offer MSU alternatives to killer Coca-Cola; join fight," By Erik Green, February 20, 2006
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The Journal (Queen's University), "QUAKC hosts anti-Coke speakers," By Joanna Nicholson, February 18, 2006
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The Harvard CrimsonSLAM Takes Aim at Coke Contract," By Benjamin L. Weintraub, February 17, 2006
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Kansas State Collegian, "University remains secure in Pepsi contract," By Kaley Lyon, February 17, 2006
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"If KSU happened to have had a contract with Coca-Cola, would the university have reconsidered their deal in light of these allegations? Yes, but only if student groups like SEA pushed a successful campaign," said Becky Clark, senior in biology and vice president of Students for Environmental Action. "You could say I feel better that we have a contract with Pepsi rather than Coca-Cola, that is, until a Pepsi scandal occurs."

The Phoenix (Swarthmore College), "Coke kicked from coffee bars, Essie Mae's," By Melissa Bertosh, February 16, 2006
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"...Coca-Cola products will be replaced with Pepsi drinks at Essie Mae's Snack Bar and the Science Center and Kohlberg coffee bars over spring break as the first step in eliminating Coke from Swarthmore's campus."
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Western Herald (Western Michigan University), "Students lead fight against Coca-Cola," By Katie Conrad, February 16, 2006
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The State News (Michigan State University), "Challenging Coke:Group protests, calls on university to discontinue use of Coca-Cola products," By Adam Lark, February 16, 2006
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The Daily Colonial (George Washington University), "Controversy surrounds Coca-Cola," By Stacie Miller (The Daily Vidette (Illinois State U.)), February 15, 2006
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The Age, "Insider trading suit hits Coca-Cola," By Laurence Viele Davidson and Mary Jane Credeur, By Lea Davis, February 2006
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QSR Magazine (Quality and Speed for Restaurant Success), "Coke Pushes Back: Facing well-organized protests and boycotts, the beverage giant tries to keep its image from fizzling," February 15, 2006
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The Harvard Crimson, "Student Labor Activists Plan To Target Coke Ties: SLAM leaders intend to attack Harvard's extensive contracts with soft-drink maker," By Benjamin L. Weintraub, February 14, 2006
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Brandweek, "Coke Tastes More Lawsuits, Turnover," By Kenneth Hein, February 14, 2006
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Birmingham Business Journal, "Coca-Cola alters delivery system for Wal-Mart; bottlers sue," February 14, 2006
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Former Coke CEO DOuglas Daft joined the board of Wal-Mart after retiring from Coke and leaving the board of SunTrust Banks — "the Bank of Killer Coke." We reported in our newsletter of June 16, 2005 that "Daft joined the board of anti-union Wal-Mart in January of this year. SunTrust Banks has been opening up bank branches in Wal-Mart stores called 'Wal-Mart Money Center by SunTrust,' (beginning April 24, 2005) with plans to expand to about 100 of them by early 2006." Coincidence?

Forbes, "Update 4: Buffett Won't Seek Coke Board Re-Election," By Harry Weber, February 14, 2006
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Student Newspaper, "Coke and Fairtrade win the day at AGM - but no to bibles," February 13, 2006
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"While the motion passed by 240 votes to 144, this was still insufficient to form the vote quorum. Despite these difficulties, motion proposer Oliver Munion insisted that 200 students voted for the motion at the last two meetings signified that the majority of the university's students would favour a ban."

Chicago Tribune, "Coca-Cola feels heat on killing: Union activist's death in Colombia spurs U.S. campus boycott talk," By Gary Marx, February 13, 2006
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Yahoo News, "Brand police sweep Turin Games clean," By Nelson Graves, February 13, 2006
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The Washington Post, "Where the rich and elite meet to compete," By Paul Farhi, February 12, 2006
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The Gazette, "We're drowning in bottled water: It's not just the garbage of plastic containers that's straining environment, report warns," By Steven Edwards, February 12, 2006
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NDTV Profit, "Students at NYU say no to Coke," By Sarah Jacob, February 12, 2006
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Kerala News, "Left youth organisations silent on Coke issue: Forum, February 12, 2006
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MSNBC, "Green, not gold, operative color of Olympics: Money-hungry corporate sponsors overshadowing athletes at Games," By Sally Jenkins (Washington Post), February 12, 2006
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CNW Group, "Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower and the Anti-Coke Road Show," Campus Choice, February 11, 2006
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Frontline World (PBS), "Colombia: The Coca-COla Controversy: Soft drink company accused of complicity in murder of union leaders," By Rob Harris and Tovin Lapan
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Guardian Unlimited, "Boos, jeers and threats as Olympic flame kindles protests across Italy:In lead-up to games, peace symbol becomes a rallying point for demonstrators," By Barbara McMahon in Sestriere, February 9, 2006
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Food Production Daily (France), "Teamsters join protest against Coca-Cola over workers rights," By Ahmed ElAmin, February 9, 2006
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Bloomberg News, "Olympic Torch, Target of Protests, Arrives in Turin (Update1) ," February 9, 2006
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Michigan State University, "Resolution Regarding Michigan State University's Contract With The Coca-Cola Company And Further Concerning Allegations Leveled Against The Coca-Cola Company," Passed by McDonel Hall Government
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Colombia Solidarity Campaign, "Death threats against SINALTRAINAL leader in Bogota," Letter from LUIS JAVIER CORREA SUAREZ, President, SINALTRAINAL, February 8, 2006
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The Badger Herald (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Coke loses contracts over human rights," By Benjamin Jones, February 9, 2006
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The Torch, (St. John's University), "Killer Coke at STJ? Investigate or else," By Jose Maldonado, Jr., February 8, 2006
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"Out of 307 St. John's students polled by The Torch, 66 percent believe that the University should cut ties with Coca-Cola if the South American murder allegations detailed in last week's story, "Chain Reaction," are true. St. John's needs to address this issue by dropping Coke, because in matters of life and death, there should be no middle ground."

The Torch, "Coca-Cola outlives controversy," By Bryan Burtner, February 8, 2006
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CBS Sportsline, "Police chief wary as potential threats multiply," February 8, 2006
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Toronto Star, "DiManno: Olympics sponsorship draws fire," By Rosie DiManno at The Turin Olympics, February 8, 2006
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Food Production Daily, "Innovation drive hits Coca-Cola profits," By Chris Mercer, February 8, 2006
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PR Newswire, "Teamsters Demand Action from Coca-Cola on Global Rights Standards: Resolution Calls for Mediated Settlement," February 7, 2006
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"Our union brothers and sisters at Coca-Cola bottling facilities in Colombia have been threatened, kidnapped, tortured and murdered," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. "It's long past time for Coca-Cola to negotiate a global human rights agreement that will protect the rights and safety of workers who produce, package and distribute Coca-Cola products."
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Eyewitness News (Fox), "Bank (SunTrust) waited two years to record $1.2 million loan to Patrick," February 7, 2006
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Former Coke general counsel and secretary Deval Patrick is currently running for governor of Massachusetts. SunTrust Banks is known as the Bank of Coca-Cola and owns enormous amounts of Coke stock

MSNBC, "Olympics protesters target Laura Bush: "We are against the 'first lady of war'," student says of First Lady's visit," February 7, 2006
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Associated Press, "Coca-Cola Co. Reports Drop in 4Q Profit," By Harry Weber, February 7, 2006
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contactmusic.com, "SUPER FURRY ANIMALS HAPPY TO TURN DOWN COKE DEAL, February 6, 2006
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Listen to a clip of "Hello Sunshine," the song Coke wanted at #18
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"Bassist GUTO PRYCE adds, 'I frickin' love it, but I'll never buy another f**king can in my life.' "

The Independent (UK), "Universities threaten to boycott Coca-Cola over Colombia record: NUS vote set for next month," By Abigail Townsend, February 5, 2006
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Reuters India, "Torch arrives in ski venue Sestriere," By Simon Evans, February 5, 2006
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India Resource Center, "Community Rallies to Shut Down Coca-Cola in India: Demand Closure of Bottling Plant Before Summer to Ease Water Scarcity," February 3, 2006
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The Emory Wheel, "Column: Just Jac — Is Coke bottling up the truth?: Corporate excuses don't matter when lives are at stake. And saying so is not ungrateful," By Jaclyn Barbarow, February 3, 2006
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The Emory Wheel, "Student Government Elections: Candidates enter race for student govt posts," By Chris Megerian and C.A. Fasnes, Feb. 3, 2006
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"The issues range from the everyday — internal reforms, additional shuttle services, longer hours at the DUC — to the ambitious: College freshman Luke Wetzel wants to investigate allegations of Coca-Cola's anti-union violence in Colombia."

Reuters UK, "Minister hopes protesters get 'kick in the backside'," February 2, 2006
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"While a number of different groups have taken to protesting, the most radical have been by those opposed to Coca Cola."
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The Torch (St. John's University), "CHAIN REACTION: Coca-Cola loses contracts at universities nationwide," By Bryan Burtner, February 1, 2006
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Cyberpresse.ca, "Quebec part en guerre contre Coca-Cola," By Francois Cardinal, Febuary 1, 2006
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Freedom Socialist Newspaper, "Coca-Cola: for Colombian trade unionists, it's the real deadly thing," By Linda Averill, Vol. 27, No. 1
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Michigan State University, Students for Economic Action Actions

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City Pulse, "No plans from MSU to severe beverage contract: What is Coke teaching the world nowadays?" By Laleah Fernandez, February 1, 2006
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boicotta torcia-cola a bologna, By Global Project
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"This is a picture that a student at Marquette University High School made for our campaign (The campaign at MUHS)."

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Newindpress.com, "CB-CID ordered to probe 'death': Allegations against Coca-Cola," January 31, 2006
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Times-Standard, "Co-op board decides not to boycott Coca-Cola," By Ann Johnson-Stromberg, January 26, 1006
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"Should the North Coast Co-op sell Coke products in our stores? 264 said no, 122 said yes."
"Should the North Coast Co-op join the international Coke boycott? 253 said yes, 131 said no "
Despite the strong vote in favor of joining the campaign, the coop's board of directors chose to ignore the wishes of the membership. We hope that coop members will exert pressure on the board to convince them to change their minds.

five minutes to midnight, "Killer Coke," By Jessica Chee-Hing, Jan. 1, 2006
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Inter Press Service News Agencey, "WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Series of Global Protests to Begin in March," By Humberto Marquez, January 29, 2006
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"A number of specific campaigns were proposed, including one in defence of free, public and secular education, to be organised around World Students Day, Nov. 17, and another suggested by U.S. activist Ariana Flores in opposition to "Killer Coke", in reference to the alleged complicity of the Coca-Cola corporation in the murders of eight trade unionists in Colombia."

Metronews (Reuters), "Armani dresses down for Turin torch," By Sophie Hardach, January 29, 2006
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"The torch arrived an hour late after protests blocked its path. Demonstrators have repeatedly interrupted the flame's trip across Italy as part of a campaign against Coca-Cola, which they accuse of turning a blind eye to workers' rights violations at a bottling plant in Colombia. The company has denied the allegations."

Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Surprising critic of Coke: At Emory, a company bastion, the student paper has joined the chorus questioning practices in Colombia, "By Caroline Wilbert, January 29, 2006
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Star-Telegram, "What does the CEO make? Who can tell?,"By MATT KEMPNER, January 29, 2006
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The Depaulia, "'Always Coca-Cola'?:The university's contract with Coke is up…and it may not be renewed," by Laura Bollin, January 28, 2006
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The Mac Weekly (Macalester College), "NYU and U Michigan drop Coke contract," By Patricia Bass, January 28, 2006
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The Detroit News, "Nation/World Briefs: Pension fund seeks Coke plant probe," January 27, 2006
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The University of Daily Kansan, "Universities suspend Coke contracts," by Nicole Kelley, January 26, 2006
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The Nation, "Sweet Victory: Campus Victory Roundup," By Sam Graham-Felsen and Katrina vanden Heuvel, January 26, 2006
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Seven News (Australia), "Politics create explosive mix at Games," By Sophie Hardach, January 27, 2006
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TODAYonline, "New York City urges probe into Coca-Cola in Colombia," Januray 27, 2006
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The State News (Michigan State University), "Candid about killer cola," Editorial Board, January 26, 2006
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The Phoenix (Swarthmore), "Kicking cynicism," Staff Editorial, January 26, 2006
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The Phoenix (Swarthmore), "Kick Coke reinvigorated by national victories," By Melissa Bertosh, January 26, 2006
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The Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota), What's behind your lunch? Part 5," By John Hoff, January 26, 2006
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The Statesman (India), "Protestors hijack Olympic torch," By John Phillips, January 25, 2006
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The Michigan Daily, "For student activists, fight against Coke continues: Colombian union's attorney, coalition leaders speak at Michigan Theater," By Jeremy Davidson, January 25, 2006
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The Emory Wheel, OUR OPINION: Opening the bottle: Coca-Cola should submit to an independent review," Wheel Staff Editorial, January 24, 2006
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The Emory Wheel, "Michigan, NYU ban Coca-Cola from campuses: Alleged human rights violations cited; but similar protests not seen at Emory," By Rachel Zelkowitz, January 24, 2006
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The two articles above are from The Emory Wheel, the newspaper of Emory University, also known as Coke University.

National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Coca-Cola Deal Dumped Amid Labor Abuse Charges, By Tracy Samilton, January 24, 2006
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"Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola is gearing up to defend itself against more claims by activists who charge the company with international labor and environmental abuses. The activists see momentum following a recent decision by the University of Michigan to dump its Coke contract. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports."

The State News (Michigan State University", "Soda struggle: Activists protest Coca-Cola, promote local beverages," By Laura Misjak, January 24, 2006
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Students for Economic Justice members Laurel Koenig, left, and David Mitchell, right, offer Faygo soda to telecommunication, information studies and media sophomore Philip Moon as a locally produced alternative to Coca-Cola. SEJ members gathered at the rock on Farm Lane on Monday and called for Coca-Cola products to be pulled from campus dining halls and Sparty's locations, citing alleged environmental and human rights abuses by the company.
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The Minnesota Daily, "The syrupy taste of greed: The University must seriously reconsider its relationship with Coca-Cola Co.," Editorial, January 23, 2006
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TheStreet.com, "The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week: 1. Coke and a Smile," By Colin Barr, January 20, 2006
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The Depaulia, "Coca-Cola: The jig is up," By Alejandro Acierto, January 21, 2006
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The Journal, (Queens University, Canada), "Coke fizzles at three universities," By Janet Shulist, January 20, 2006
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Washington Square News, "U. Michigan joins ban, kicks Coke habit," by Jenna Marotta, January 17, 2006
"At NYU, some Coca-Cola vending machines will be replaced with Pepsi and RC Cola machines while the rest will be substituted with generic vending machines that can be stocked with any products….

" 'Doing business with the university is not a right, it's a privilege,' said Deepti Reddy, a senior and coalition member at University of Michigan. 'To be able to earn a privilege, you need to be on your best behavior.' Keeping up with the action at NYU was a boost in morale for her peers in the coalition."
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Bologna boicotta Killer-Cola sponsor olimpico!
by Oscar Paciencia Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at 12:21 PM
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Anche il movimento bolognese ha blocccato per piu di un'ora la kermesse della COCAOLIADE. Duecento persone hanno impedito il passaggio della fiaccola agli ultimi tre tedofori, tra cui Gianni Moranti, che se ne sono dovuti rimanere nei furgoni.
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The Minnesota Daily, "MSA pushes for U to investigate Coca-Cola's business practices," By JP Leider, January 19, 2006
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The Michigan Daily, "Viewpoint: India Resource Center commends Coke coalition," By Amit Srivastava, January 19, 2006
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Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech), "Tech should kick Coke out because of 'brutal practices'," By Megan McGowan, January 17, 2006
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Michigan Journal (Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn), "Coke leaves bad taste in university's mouth," By Nicole Zlonkevicz, January 17, 2006
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Food Navigator (France), "Coca-Cola facing storm on human rights," By Chris Mercer, January 16, 2006
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The Michigan Daily, "An open letter from the Coke coalition," By Adri Miller and Lindsey Rogers, January 17, 2006
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The Minnesota Daily, "On into the spring semester0: The local focus is more important than ever in the fight to better our lives," Editorial, January 17, 2006
"There are many local fights with international implications. Coca-Cola is still sold at the University despite increasing evidence of its moral corruption and continued exploitation of communities abroad."
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Die-In in Indiana
The latest action coming out of Indiana. The Die-In at the Board of Trustees' press conference involved both No Sweat! on the Bloomington campus and SAGE from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. See more photos

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Business Week, ""Killer Coke" Or Innocent Abroad?: Controversy over anti-union violence in Colombia has colleges banning Coca-Cola," By Dean Foust and Geri Smith, with Elizabeth Woyke in New York, Jan. 23, 2006
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Graphic: Coca-Cola In Colombia: A Timeline
Online Extra: How NYU Chose Colombia over Coke
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Die-In at Douglas Daft Speech at Yale, March 31, 2004

Labor delegation to Colombia next summer from July 7-17
"Last Novemeber I had the pleasure of meeting some of you at the protest against the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia. Along with the SOA-Watch and Witness for Peace, I am organizing a labor delegation to Colombia next summer from July 7-17. We will be meeting with various Colombian workers, including those in the oil industry, with the Coca-Cola Company, and in the cut flower industry to hear about the ways that free market policies and political violence have eroded working conditions in Colombia. In addition, we'll also meet with human rights organizations, groups of people displaced by the violence, and journalists to learn more about life in contemporary Colombia. In the process, we hope to build close ties of solidarity between those of us in the United States and our Colombian brothers and sisters.
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Reuters UK, "Brand guerrillas and politics irk sponsors," By SOphie Hardach, January 12, 2006
"Spectators can be kicked out of a venue if they wave rival brands' flags or wear T-shirts with big logos. During the Sydney Olympics, stadium patrols confiscated Pepsi cans because Coca-Cola was the official sponsor...Using the publicity around the event (Olympics), Italian activists have campaigned for a Coke boycott because they say its bottling plant in Colombia hired right-wing death squads to intimidate trade unionists."
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The Chanticleer (Jacksonville State University), "Thirst for Answers," By Edward Burkhalter, January 12, 2006
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Sueddeutsche.de, "Coca-Cola: Zynische Realitat," Von Andrian Kreye, January 10, 2006
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York University Students' Union Resolution to Boycott Coke, Passed December 6, 2006
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The Tribune (India),"Dateline Washington: Coke's water-harvesting claims 'fraudulent' ", By Ashish Kumar Sen, January 11, 2006
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Reuters UK, "More jeers than cheers a month before Turin Games," By Sophie Hardach, January 10, 2006
"Where pro-Olympic campaigns have failed to stir up strong emotions, critical protests have had more success. Activists campaigning for a boycott of Coca-Cola, official sponsor of the Olympics, have tried to block the Olympic torch in cities from northern Genoa to southern Potenza."
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The Michigan Daily Opinion, "Viewpoint: Coca-Cola is responsible for the abuse," By Sayan Bhattacharyya, January 9, 2006
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OutlookIndia.com, "The Fizz of Rage," By Ashish Kumar Sen, Jan. 16, 2006
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India Together, "Dissent at home, as abroad, for Colas," By Sandeep Pandey, January 6, 2006
"Farmers in rural India and students in American universities may have more in common than it would seem. While Cola companies have run into opposition in several states in India, student bodies in North America are pressuring universities to wind up contracts letting the firms exclusively sell water and soft drinks on campus. Sandeep Pandey connects the dots."
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Detroit Free Press Editorial, "Coke Stand: U-M sticks to principles in soft drink protest," January 7, 2006
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newindpress on Sunday, "In our bribable land, violators flourish, "By TJS George, January 7, 2006
"It's a consolation of our times that behind all the crudities, immorality and crookedness of political America, there is a decent soul that throbs for a decent world. The ethical position taken by these US universities (Michigan, NYU & Rutgers) should, actually, make us feel guilty about our own failure to act."
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The Bryan - College Station Eagle, "Give your health a boost by canning the soda habit," By Lisa Ryckman, January 7, 2006
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Spiegel Online, "BOYKOTTWELLE IN DEN USA: Studenten meutern gegen "Killer-Coke," Von Kirsen Grieshaber, January 6, 2006
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BrandRepulbic, "Coca-Cola worried as student boycott over labour rights in Colombia widens," By Staff, January 6, 2006
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MSN Money, "Coke struggles to defend positive reputation," (Financial Times), January 5, 2006
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El Tiempo (Colombia), "Diez universidades de E.U. y Europa vetaron el consumo de Coca-Cola por presuntos nexos con 'paras'", Por ADRIANA CAMARGO GANTIVA, Enero 4 de 2006
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The Flint Journal, "UM-Flint kicks out Coca-Cola products," By Shena Abercrombie, January 5, 2006
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The Northeastern News, "NYU students move to ban Coke products from college campuses," December 7, 2005
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The Michigan Daily, "From the Daily: A Coke-free new year: Belated contract suspension a welcome move," January 5, 2006
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The Michigan Daily, "COKE BUST: 'U' suspends contracts with soft-drink giant Coca-Cola: Company still unsure whether it can meet next deadline in March," By Jeremy Davidson and Karl Stampfl, January 5, 2006
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The Michigan Daily, Students debate decision: Coke activists say suspension step in right direction; general student body indifferent," By Kelly Fraser, January 5, 2006
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Environmental News Service, "Coca-Cola COntracts Fizzle at University of Michigan," January 3, 2006
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Inside Higher Education, "At More Campuses, Coke Isn't It," By Scott Jaschik, January 3, 2006
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Detroit Free Press, "Labor group supports schools' Coca-Cola ban," By JAVIER BAENA (AP), January 3, 2006
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