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Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Alert

Send Emails, Letters and Make Calls to Coke Beginning April 4, 2005

Dear Campaign Supporters:

On April 19, The Coca-Cola Co. will be holding its annual shareholders' meeting at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware. On the agenda is a resolution sponsored by the New York City Employees' Retirement System and the New York City Teachers' Retirement System "regarding an independent delegation of inquiry to Colombia." Of course, Coca-Cola opposes the resolution. Human rights

Since Monday, April 4th is the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we thought it would be an appropriate day to begin to bombard Coke with e-mails and letters to pressure Coke to support the shareholder resolution. Calls can be made to 800-GET-COKE (800-438-2653) .

A letter to Coke's CEO can be sent to:

Neville Isdell
Chief Executive Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA, 30313

To send an email to Coke, go to their email form at www2.coca-cola.com/mail/eQuery_other.html, and the form will appear. Fill it in with your information and cut-and-paste the following letter into the "message" box or write your own. When you click the "Submit" button, the email will be sent.

Please email us at info@KillerCoke.org to let us know that you've sent an email, a letter or made a call.


Neville Isdell
Chief Executive Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA, 30313

Dear Mr. Isdell:

I am writing because I have learned that Coca-Cola shareholders will be considering an important resolution at their annual shareholders' meeting on April 19.

Shareholders will be considering a resolution sponsored by the New York City Employees' Retirement System and the New York City Teachers' Retirement System that calls for Coke to sponsor the sending of an independent delegation of inquiry to Colombia to examine the charges of collusion in anti-union violence that have been made against Coke bottling plants in Colombia.

I have learned about these accusations of human rights abuses committed by paramilitiaries in connection with Coke bottlers in Colombia — and they are terrifying. They include the murder of a young union activist, Isidro Gil, and the subsequent killing of his widow. Union leaders at Coke plants have been tortured, intimidated, and threatened with death for exercising their basic democratic rights to organize and speak out on behalf of their fellow workers.

Just last month, a leader from the independent union of workers at these Coke bottling plants reported that he had yet again received death threats at his home.

He replied: "It's better to die for something than for nothing." April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil rights leader from Atlanta, Georgia. Like civil rights leaders in the U.S. in the 1960's, these union activists in Colombia are putting their lives on the line for justice.

I urge you to encourage Coke to support this important resolution. An independent investigation will go a long way towards shedding light on the problem and stop the ongoing campaign of terror waged against union activists in Colombia.

I hope that Coke can do the right thing and fix this chronic problem of human rights abuses.

Sincerely,


On April 19th, the Campaign will travel from all over the East Coast to Wilmington, Delaware to participate in and to demonstrate at the annual Coca-Cola shareholders meeting at the Hotel Du Pont at 10:30 am. We are asking supporters to join us to raise issues inside the meeting and to protest outside beginning at 9:30 am. Individuals and organizations planning to demonstrate, please contact us.

If you have a Coke proxy and do not plan to use it, please contact us and we will explain how to sign the proxy over to us so that another supporter can enter the meeting. Click here to get further information on the meeting.

Contact information: (718) 852-2808 or info@KillerCoke.org


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


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