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University of Cologne Boycotts Coca-Cola

Agence France-Presse
June 29, 2006

Cologne, Germany – The Student Parliament of the University of Cologne has decided to boycott all beverages of the Coca-Cola Company in all of the college's common areas and cafeterias. The Evangelical Student Association on Tuesday said that the cause was the accusations against the company of shared responsibility for human rights violations in Colombia and the murder of trade unionists by death squads. (afp)

The boycott at the University of Cologne encompasses all of the Coca-Cola Company's products, in addition to Coca-Cola also Fanta, Sprite, Lift and Bonaqua. Information indicates that student representatives at the universities of Bonn and Wuppertal had also spoken out in favor of such a boycott. (afp)

Uni Koeln boykottiert Coca-Cola

Agence France-Presse
29.06.06

Koeln - Das Studenten-Parlament der Universitaet Koeln hat einen Boykott saemtlicher Getraenke des Coca-Cola-Konzerns in den Mensen und Cafeterien der Hochschule beschlossen. Als Grund nannte die Evangelische Studentengemeinde (ESG) am Donnerstag Vorwuerfe gegen den Konzern, fuer Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Kolumbien und Morde an Gewerkschaftern durch Todesschwadronen mit verantwortlich zu sein.

Der Boykott an der Koelner Uni soll demnach alle Produkte des Coca-Cola-Konzerns betreffen, neben Coca-Cola also auch Fanta, Sprite, Lift und Bonaqua. Den Angaben zufolge hatten sich zuvor unter anderem auch die Studierendenvertretungen der Universitaeten Bonn und Wuppertal fuer einen solchen Boykott ausgesprochen.(afp)

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