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American Anthropological Association Resolution to Boycott Coca-Cola

Resolution | American Anthropological Association | Adopted May 20, 2006

Given the growing anthropological record of problems in communities where The Coca-Cola Company operates and with operations of The Coca-Cola Company globally, the American Anthropological Association endorses boycott actions against The Coca-Cola Company as specified below.

Investigations thus far 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.

Based on these findings, the American Anthropological Association supports the Colombian union SINALTRAINAL's call for a boycott of The Coca-Cola Company and its products, and calls on its members to do the same, until Coca-Cola agrees in good faith to negotiate with workers.

This resolution will be communicated to The Coca-Cola Company and to the public.

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