Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Update
Campaign Momentum Growing at Rapid Pace May 4, 2005 Newsletter
Contents of This Newsletter
- Stop Killer Coke Campaign on Fire at Hofstra University! Report from Vanessa Cudabac
- Rutgers School of Law Student Bar Assn Passes Resolution Urging Rutgers Pres. McCormick to find alternatives to Coke, April 19, 2005
- UTLA Dumps Coke
- The American Postal Worker magazine, "Why We Support the Coca-Cola Boycott"
- Sign USAS's Action Email
- Articles on Campaign Issues
- Take Actions Against Coke!
- Please send photos, reports of events, etc. for the Campaign website
1. Stop Killer Coke Campaign on Fire at Hofstra University! Report from Vanessa Cudabac
"The Full Faculty of Hofstra University voted overwhelmingly on May 2 to support a resolution against the University's exclusive contract with Coca-Cola. The decision came less than two weeks after 506 students voted on a Student Government referendum to discontinue the exclusive contract garnering more support than any candidate on the ballot."
2. Rutgers School of Law Student Bar Assn Passes Resolution Urging Rutgers Pres. McCormick to find alternatives to Coke, April 19, 2005
3. UTLA Dumps Coke
The House of Representatives of United Teachers Los Angeles (2nd largest teachers local in the country, 46,000+ members) voted to not renew its contract with Coca-Cola in its building — and to find another union-friendly vendor.
4. The American Postal Worker magazine, "Why We Support the Coca-Cola Boycott," Secretary-Treasurer's Dept., Terry R. Stapleton, March/April 2005 issue
(This article was first published in the March/April 2005 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
5. Sign USAS's Action Email
The United Students Against Sweatshops is sponsoring an activist email campaign to tell Coke and college and university administration that students won't stop until Coke takes responsibility for its actions here and abroad!!
The Michigan Daily, "Coke Coalition asks 'U' to drop contracts," By James Naqvi, May 3, 2005
Deepti Reddy, LSA Junior and member of the coalition, delivers a speech in front of a "Coke KILLS" banner to supporters before the group entered the meeting room. (MIKE HULSEBUS/Daily)
The Daily Targum (Rutgers University, New Jersey), "Coca-Cola contract still in air," By Julie Compton, May 2, 2005
India Resource Center, "Campaign to Boycott Coca-Cola in Kerala Begins," May 2, 2005
Indymedia, "Coke Workers Repaid For Loyalty To Company," May 1, 2005
(Coke closes plant in Ireland.)
Read Article and Comment by Gearoid O Loingsigh
The Ventura County News, "School junk-food laws need to be enforced," By Gary Ruskin, May 1, 2005
ChennaiOnline News, "Drawing ground water by Coke opposed," May 1, 2005
The New York Sun, "Comptroller Asks Coca-Cola Co. To Probe Violence," By Jill Gardiner, April 29, 2005
The Chronicle (Hofstra University, New York), "SAI Crashes Coke Meeting," By Margaret Hawryluk, April 28, 2005
El Espectador (Colombia), "La compania defiende su prestigio a través de la red: La batalla virtual de Coca-Cola," By Alfonso Rico Torres, April 28, 2005
Washington Square News (New York University), "Coke protesters unfurl 40-ft. banner in Bobst Library," By Anjali Srinivasan, April 28,2005
Coke protesters unrolled a huge paper banner reading "NYU BAN COKE" on the floor of Bobst yesterday. PHOTO: Benjamin D. Schwaid/WSN
- 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
- Join the Boycott at Karmabanque's web site at: www.karmabanque.com
8. 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 stopkillercoke(at)aol.com 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