Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Update
Lots of Events and Articles: February 16, 2005 Newsletter
February 16, 2005
Contents of This Newsletter
- Canadian Day of Action, February 19
- Activist Conference at Leeds University (UK)
- Event at DePaul University (Chicago, IL, U.S.) on Feb. 25-27, 2005
- Labour Youth Week (University College Dublin, Ireland)
- National Call-In Day, Feb. 22 — School of the Americas
- SINALTRAINAL Pres. Javier Correa Speaking at UMass Amherst and Smith College, Feb. 16 & 17
- Boston College's Global Justice Project
- Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters' Letter to President McCormick of Rutgers University (New Jersey, U.S.)
- Queens University THE JOURNAL (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), February 8 and February 15
- Educators to Stop the War: East Coast Regional Conference (New York City, U.S.)
- India Resource Center, "Massive Support for Coca-Cola Campaign at World Social Forum"
- University of Iowa Students Against Sweatshops Deliver Valentines to University Officials
- Italian Anti-Coke Commercial from the site of the Campagna di boicottaggio Coca-Cola
- Poem by Dan North (UK)
- Take Actions Against Coke!
- Please send photos, reports of events, etc. for the Campaign website
Killer Coke Crunch Time National Day of Action February 19
On Saturday, February 19, 2005 people across Canada will be challenging Coca Cola's complicity in the murder, torture and terrorizing of Colombian workers at the hands of paramilitary death squads.
Information on Canadian Day of Action
Royal Bank of Canada Leaflet to be Distributed
2. Activist Conference at Leeds University (UK): "The International Campaign against Coca-Cola Building the Network and Mobilising the Boycott," February 26, 2005
Information on Activist Conference
4. Labour Youth Week (University College Dublin)
Information on the Events
5. National Call-In Day, Feb. 22 — School of the Americas
See SOA Watch Site for Information on National Call-In Day
6. SINALTRAINAL Pres. Javier Correa is Speaking at UMass Amherst and Smith College, Feb. 16 & 17
UMass students are passing out a leaflet taking the Chancellor and beverage contract administrators to task for renewing Coke's contract. The leaflet is promoting a boycott of Coke's products and directing students to four venues on campus refusing to carry Coke products.
UMass leaflet to be distributed
7. Boston College's Global Justice Project
Read about Boston College's Global Justice Project
8. Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters' Letter to President McCormick of Rutgers University
Read the Letter to President McCormick
9. Queen's University: THE JOURNAL (Canada), "'Always Coca-Cola' — until 2010," By Jennifer MacMillan, February 8, 2005
Read the Article
NOTE: The actual contract between Coca-Cola and Queens University is linked from the top of the article. The article above analyzes the contract and describes specific details of the contract
10. Educators to Stop the War: East Coast Regional Conference
Saturday, March 5, 2005, 8:30 am to 5:pm at Hunter College High School in New York City
There will be a number of workshops of interest to Campaign activists, including "Imperial Connections: Iraq & Colombia," "Globalization & the War Economy" as well as others of interest. We will be there to make contact with teachers from all levels — from kindergarten to college
Information about the conference and all the tentative workshops
11. India Resource Center, "Massive Support for Coca-Cola Campaign at World Social Forum"
Read Report from the World Social Forum
12. University of Iowa Students Against Sweatshops Deliver Valentines to University Officials
13. Italian Anti-Coke Commercial from the site of the Campagna di boicottaggio Coca-Cola
See commercial by clicking on graphic — then click on "Play."
THE CAGE OF UNETHICITY
You should really by now
Be getting the message
To stop violating civil liberty
And putting human rights in a cage.
But instead you repeat the same old evils
Again and again
Chasing money no matter whom it hurts
As you place people's futures firmly down the drain.
Because you keep on ignoring, discarding the facts
Anyway I thought the risks of smoking were clear?
But you still blank out all what Altria has caused
Hoping that in time the truth will eventually smear.
Also rather than helping
You encourage the crippling of the Burmese
Destroying employment and allowing the slave trade
Watching on as economies crumble around their knees.
So please don't buy any more of their WB bonds
As we will no longer be taken for a fool
In hope that they learn from the errors of their ways
So that the TIAA-CREF will become to be a lot more ethical.
- Send an e-mail to Coke to protest their abuses in Colombia
- Call Coca-Cola and tell them to stop their worldwide abuses at 1-800-GET-COKE.
- Sign a Petition protesting Coke's abuses (Since we announced the petition in our newsletter, over 100 signatures were added from all over the world. Sign the Petition)
16. Please send photos, reports of events, etc. for the Campaign website
Please send photos, reports of events, and if you are in a school, union or organization that has banned Coke products, please send us the resolution or description of how the decision was made. We would like the Campaign website to be up-to-date and to share the information with all supporters via our newsletter.
In addition, we would still appreciate an e-mail to info@KillerCoke.org with your name and city-state/province-country for our database so that we can contact you when there are events in your area.
Campaign to Stop KILLER COKE
We are seeking your help to stop a gruesome cycle of murders, kidnappings, and torture of union leaders and organizers involved in daily life-and-death struggles at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia, South America.
"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
Learn the truth about The Coca-Cola Co.
"We believe the evidence shows that Coca-Cola and its corporate network are rife with immorality, corruption and complicity in murder."
Campaign to Stop Killer Coke/Corporate Campaign, Inc. Director Ray Rogers