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The following message was received by me:<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">BOYCOTT COCA-COLA<br><br><br><br>
22nd July 2003, International Day of Action, and Boycott Launch<br><br><br><br>
Piccadilly Circus, London. 6pm.<br><br><br><br>
As you are hopefully aware, the World Social Forum has declared the 22nd<br><br>
July, as the International Day of Action against Coca Cola, and the<br><br>
start of a boycott of all its products. These actions are in solidarity<br><br>
with SINALTRAINAL, the Colombian Food and Drinks Workers Union.<br><br>
SINALTRAINAL have suffered the assassination of 8 union leaders, killed<br><br>
by paramilitaries financed by Coca Cola management, as well as the<br><br>
disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture, kidnap and sacking of<br><br>
hundreds more of their workers at Coca Cola bottling plants throughout<br><br>
Colombia.<br><br><br><br>
In a court case in the USA, brought by the United Steelworkers Union, in<br><br>
solidarity with SINALTRAINAL, a judge has ruled that Coca<br><br>
Cola's bottlers have a case to answer, but the multinational refuses to<br><br>
cooperate with the union, and continues its policy of repression. In a<br><br>
similar case in Guatemala during the 80s, Coca Cola stood by and watched<br><br>
as union members within their bottling plants were assassinated by death<br><br>
squads. Coca Cola only acted to protect the lives of their workers when<br><br>
pressured into it by a consumer boycott.<br><br><br><br>
For this reason, we are asking you to participate in this boycott, to<br><br>
throw the Coke machine out of your school, college or workplace, to<br><br>
organise in your area, and to demand that Coca Cola be answerable for<br><br>
the heinous abuses of their workers in Colombia. Join us for the<br><br>
International Day of Action at 6pm in Piccadilly Circus, London, or<br><br>
organise an event in your area. Help make the day as truly international<br><br>
as Coca Cola's corporate abuses, help out in activities planned for all<br><br>
over the world!<br><br><br><br>
If you need help, materials, information or speakers, contact the<br><br>
Colombia Solidarity Campaign, PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ tel : 07932<br><br>
034477: Email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> website:<br><br><a href="http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk" target="_blank">www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk</a> <<a href="http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk" target="_blank">http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk</a>><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
25th June 2003<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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thanks for posting that 1vegan.<br><br>
i boycott coca cola (among many others) on a daily basis.<br><br>
i'll definately pass this around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Screw coca cola AND pepsi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Boycott both!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Luckily, carbonated beverages make me bloated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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A good example Thalia - Mike's Hard Lemonade! Good lord, never try chugging this stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I don't drink Coke products very often, and certainly not nearly as often as say three years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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I never drink sodas. Sugar water is a waste of money. Microbrew Beer, now that's an industry worth supporting!
 

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Yay! I managed to boycott Coca Cola on the right day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.
 

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Kind of. Coca Cola and Pepsi made two of the few good-tasting non-gas mineral water brands I could find in medium sized bottles in small stores in Russia <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.<br><br><br><br>
At home I too boycott Coca Cola on a daily basis.
 

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aha - excellent!<br><br><br><br>
i hate the gas/bubble/mineral waters too - ugghhh - nearly everyone drinks it here in germany. i stick to non carbonated water and luckily coke doesn't own the whole market (yet...), just bon aqua and mount franklin (i think!)<br><br><br><br>
are you on vacation in russia right now?
 

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I just returned on sunday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.
 
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