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Lostphoenix
post Jul 22 2005, 06:23 AM
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FRIDAY 22 JULY 2005 -SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST COCA-COLA

MAKE YOU FEELINGS KNOWN- SEND MESSAGES OF PROTEST TO
COCA-COLA



Two years ago SINALTRAINAL (the Colombian Food and
Drink Workers Union) launched an international boycott
of Coca Cola and all its products, in response to a
brutal policy of terror and repression that Coca Cola
had unleashed against their own workers in Colombia.
Since 1994, 8 Coca-Cola workers and SINALTRAINAL union
leaders have been assassinated by paramilitaries, who
the evidence suggests, were hired by Colombia’s
Coca-Cola management. Hundreds of other workers and
union members have been imprisoned, tortured,
threatened, disappeared or forced into exile.

The boycott campaign has been a success in many ways.
Individuals and social and trade union organisations
all around the world have pledged their support of the
boycott (including UNISON, PCS and the Scottish
Socialist Party). However Coke have refused to abandon
their hard line, have refused to negotiate with
SINALTRAINAL, and the repression against the workers
has continued. Since the boycott started on 22 July
2003,

· Coke workers in Colombia had to go on hunger
strike to fight mass sackings.

· Union Vice President Juan Carlos Galvis was
injured in an assassination attempt.

· Union leader Luis Eduardo Garcia’s son
escaped from a paramilitary kidnap.

· 4 members of union leader Efrain Guerrero’s
family were slaughtered in their beds by
paramilitaries

· Coke launched their seventh libel case
against a SINALTRAINAL leader.

When the union launched the boycott campaign, they
knew there would be a price to pay, and are relying on
international support and solidarity to see them
through to the end of their fight for justice. We have
a moral obligation to support the workers of
SINALTRAINAL.



SEND PROTEST MESSAGES ON 22 July 2005

On 22 July this year, please send messages of protest
to Coca-Cola (an example is included).

Fax, email or telephone (or all 3) to make your
feelings known.

Send messages to:

Tim Wilkinson, Director of Public Affairs and
Communications Coca-Cola GB.

Telephone: 0800 227711 or 0208 237 3000

Fax: 0208 237 3700.

E-mail: twilkinson@eur.ko.com


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RAGEist
post Jul 22 2005, 08:35 AM
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Nice article, thanks for posting that. clap2.gif
's so sick what coke does zmat2.gif cry.gif

http://killercoke.org/
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Transnat...e_Colombia.html
http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk/cocac...cokevtruth.html
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/27/1435213

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Lostphoenix
post Jul 22 2005, 10:26 AM
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thanks for posting those links!

it makes me sick too, what they do.


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