Thursday, June 19, 2008



The following appeal for online solidarity is from the United Students Against Sweatshops. They are presently campaigning against the presence of the Coca-Cola Company on their McMaster Campus here in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Coca-Cola: riding roughshod over workers' rights across the world for over a century.


Tell McMaster to Kick Killer Coke!
For the last 3 years, students at McMaster University have been demanding that their administration cut its exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola. Coke is guilty of labor and environmental abuses around the world, including complicity in the deaths of 10 SINALTRINAL members in Colombia alone. Despite all this, McMaster University administrators have re-opened contract negotiations with Coca-Cola, hoping to sign another contract! Please email the McMaster administration today to demand that they kick Killer Coke off campus! Tell me more

Go to THIS LINK to send the following letter to the McMaster University administration.

The letter:

Subject: No more coke on campus!

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

It has come to our knowledge that you are re-negotiating the exclusive beverage contract with the Coca-Cola corporation. As you already know, Coca-Cola currently stands accused of numerous labour and environmental violations. This includes complicity with the murders of 10 unionized workers at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia, and environmental damage through out several provinces in India caused by Coke bottling plants.
We think it is reprehensible to do business with such an irresponsible company. Until Coca-Cola takes responsibility for it's actions abroad, we urge you to end contract negotiations with Coca-Cola and not resign the contract. We also wish to remind you that the current contract has been condemned publicly by the McMaster staff association, the McMaster faculty association, and the McMaster undergraduates as determined by MSU student referendum in October 2005. It is your responsibility to the McMaster community to uphold the resistance to the contract and stand up to corporate bully's Coca-Cola. End contract negotiations with Coca-Cola NOW!

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