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Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Update

Hiram Monserrate holds press conference at NYU to celebrate the student Campaign to Stop Killer Coke victory at the campus

December 13, 2005

Yesterday, Dec. 12, New York City Council Member Hiram Monserrate held a press conference at New York University to celebrate the student Campaign to Stop Killer Coke victory at the campus. Present with the Council Member were members of the student group — Dave Hancock, Erin Keskeny and former student Crystal Yakacki; Jose Schiffino, CSEA Local 1000 organizer and a member of Monserrate's factfinding mission to Colombia; United Students Against Sweatshops National Organizer Camilo Romero, and Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Director Ray Rogers. Also present were striking members of the NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC) - UAW. Speakers linked the two struggles in speeches and slogans including: "GSOC in! Coke out!"

WB11, a New York City television station attended the press conference. This was the same station that did the six-minute "Factfinders" segment in July. We don't know how long this will be posted to WB11's website, so we are sending out this alert so our supporters can see it.

How to see the 1:36 video:
Begin by clicking here
Click on one of the listed videos
In the SEARCH VIDEO box, type in "New York University" and click on GO
Click on "NYU Coca Cola Ban."

Click here to see the July video
To get access to the film: Userid: "corporatecampaign" password: "corporatecampaign0895"

Recent Articles About the Victory at New York University

On Dec. 12, New York City Council Member Hiram Monserrate held a press conference at New York University to celebrate the student Campaign to Stop Killer Coke victory at the campus. Present with the Council Member were members of the student group; Jose Schiffino, CSEA Local 1000 organizer and a member of Monserrate's factfinding mission to Colombia; USAS national organizer Camilo Romero, and Campaign Director Ray Rogers. Also present were striking members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC) - UAW. Speakers linked the two struggles in speeches and slogans including "GSOC in! Coke out!"

Dave Hancock, Crystal Yakacki, Hiram Monserrate

Ray Rogers, Hiram Monserrate, Dave Hancock, Jose Schiffino, Erin Keskeny

Brandweek, "Big Ban On Campus For Coke Products," December 12, 2005
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El Tiempo (Colombia), "Universidad de Nueva York veto a Coca-Cola por supuestas violaciones a derechos humanos en Colombia," Dec, 10, 2005
Read Article (en Español)

An Email from Kerala, India:

"Although you may not be able to read Malayalam, we at Mathrubhumi ( 1 million circulation with readership in excess of 8.4 million), the crusading newspaper from Kerala, which has championed the cause of the indigenous peoples of Plachimada, in their just and non-violent struggle against this inhuman corporation, has carried the historic decision by NYU, as a very prominent news item, as well as on our portal — www.mathrubhumi.com

"In solidarity"

Washington Square News, "Killings Protested: Senate bans Coke from NYU's campus: Coke refuses independent investigation," by Victoria Foltz & Barbara Leonard, December 9, 2005
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Washington Square News, "Coke ban a principled stand," (Op-Ed) by Erin Keskeny, December 8, 2005
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Michigan Daily, "NYU cans Coke contract: Administrators say Coca-Cola violated an agreement by refusing to submit to an independent investigation of its practices," By Jeremy Davidson, December 12, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "New York University bans Coke products," By Caroline Wilbert, December 9, 2005
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WNYC News, "NYU Bans Coca-Cola on Campus," By Wilma Consul, December 9, 2005
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Asbury Park Press (Bloomberg News), "NYU will boycott sales of Coca-Cola products," December 9, 2005
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OneWorld UK, "New York University joins anti-Coke campaign," December 9, 2005
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Atlanta Business Chronicle, "New York University expels Coke from its campus," December 8, 2005
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New York University Student Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Press Release, "New York University Bans Coca-Cola for Its Human Rights Abuses in Colombia"
Read Press Release
Read Coke's Letter to NYU

Washington Square News, "Coke ban heats up across country," by Thomas Garry, December 8, 2005
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Campaign to Stop KILLER COKE

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"If we lose the fight against Coca-Cola, we will first lose our union, next our jobs and then our lives." SINALTRAINAL VIce President Juan Carlos Galvis


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