Chief among the accusations, is [Coca Cola's] alleged complicity in the murder of union members by paramilitaries at bottling plants in Colombia.
So far, six colleges and universities in the United States--including Carleton, Oberlin and Bard--have responded to a call by the Colombian beverages union for a boycott, either by canceling contracts or banning vending machines. Campaigns are active at about ninety more, making this the largest anticorporate campaign since the one against Nike.
Romero says that in addition to boycotts, students will soon be conducting sit-ins similar to those that helped publicize sweatshop abuses by Nike and other companies in the late 1990s.
I'd like to buy the world a Coke...
from The Nation
at 6:35 AM