Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Update
Newsletter August 4, 2004
There have been quite a few gains in the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke this summer despite the fact that school is out and unions are on summer schedules. Campaign Director Ray Rogers attended the Boston Social Forum and participated in a workshop at which a number of college students were present - a number of them expressed interest in bringing the Campaign to their campuses this coming semester. As reported in recent newsletters, a few unions have passed anti-Coke resolutions at their conventions and a school district in Gil-Montague, Massachusetts voted down a Coke contract for their school district.
In the past two weeks, a number of articles were published and are listed in our News section:
1. "Coke's Image Under Attack," by Kevin McCauley, O'Dwyer PR Daily, August 2004
O'Dwyer's PR Daily is a major publication that is read by public relations specialists throughout the corporate and public relations community.
2. "Anti-Corporate Campaign: Killer Coke," by Ian Werkheiser, Z Magazine Online, July/August 2004
This article can also be found in the print version of Z Magazine; it is currently on the newsstands.
3. "What is a good company?" by Justine Nolan, The Age, July 26, 2004
This is an opinion piece written by Justine Nolan, a lecturer in law at the University of NSW in Australia
4. "Coca-Cola in Colombia: Increased Profits, Downsized Workforce," by Lesley Gill, Dissident Voice (First Published in Colombia Journal), July 27, 2004
Lesley Gill teaches anthropology at American University
5. "Coked Out: Protesters rail against Coca-Cola at local supermarkets," by Julie Zhou, Citypaper.net, July 29, 2004
This was one action occurring on July 22 in Philadelphia. Please inform us of any actions in which you participated on July 22 and send us photos.
6. Campaign News Archive 2003
Because the list of articles was getting so large, we archived articles from 2003; the archive link can be found at the top of our News section.
2003 News Archive
Supporters are still asking about what Coke products are sold. There are many which have no Coke logo on the packaging, such as Odwalla juices. On our website is a list of Coke's Brands.
In addition, supporters can find the list of products of Coke and its competitors by going to Co-op America's Responsible Shopper. This site has a list of most of the major corporations with their records and products.
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