Free Website Translator

Campaign to Stop Killer Coke News Release November 26, 2007

Coca-Cola's Crimes and Misconduct to be Highlighted at U.S. Social Forum; Ray Rogers to join Poor People's March on Coca-Cola

Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
Cooper Station, P.O. Box 1002
New York, NY 10276-1002
(718) 852-2808

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

For immediate release

For more information, contact Pat Clark — 646-673-3899 cell/(718) 852-2808

Coca-Cola's Crimes and Misconduct to be Highlighted at U.S. Social Forum; Ray Rogers to join Poor People's March on Coca-Cola

The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke will be participating in the U.S. Social Forum this week by reaching out to participants and the Atlanta community to bring attention to the widespread crimes and abuses of The Coca-Cola Company, which is becoming known around the world as KillerCoke.

Campaigners will be distributing thousands of leaflets, posters and protest signs. Ray Rogers, director of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, will join the Poor People's March for Economic Human Rights on Friday June 29th starting at 3 pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. History Center. The march will culminate with a demonstration at Coca-Cola's headquarters. Protest organizers are asking others to "join us in presenting Coca-Cola with a Citizen's Arrest for Crimes Against Humanity." (For more information, see

"Like the big tobacco companies, Coca-Cola spends billions a year to create an image that has nothing to do with the ugly reality that is the company," said Ray Rogers. "Coke is a socially irresponsible company that continues to inflict great harm on children's health and on people and communities throughout the world. Coca-Cola opened a new World of Coca-Cola, but the real World of Coca-Cola continues to be a world full of lies, deception, immorality, corruption and widespread labor, human rights and environmental abuses. When consumers see Coca-Cola ads and beverages, they should think of crimes and misconduct so unthinkable that all of Coke's products become undrinkable until this company cleans up its act," emphasized Rogers.

Some 40 colleges and universities have kicked Coke products off their campuses as a result of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke's efforts to hold Coca-Cola and its bottlers accountable for human rights and other abuses in Colombia and elsewhere. Last July the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) divested 1.25 million shares of Coca-Cola Company stock from its CREF Social Choice Account (the world's largest socially screened fund for individual investors) because Coca-Cola no longer meets their criteria as a socially responsible company. Many of the largest unions representing faculty and staff at colleges, universities and other schools throughout the nation have banned Coke products from all their facilities and functions and have passed resolutions calling on their members to boycott Coca-Cola.