Starting Date: 04-13-2005
Starting Time: 6:30pm
33 Harrison Ave
3rd Flr, Chinatown
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
617-482-6300Join Amit Srivastava (India Resource Center) and Luis Adolfo Cardona (former Coke employee and unionist from Colombia) in an evening of sharing knowledge and organizing to hold Coca-Cola accountable. Meeting facilitator: Celina Lee, other presentations by Myriam Ortiz and Kim Foltz.
In India Coca-Cola:
=> Causes severe water shortages in communities across the country => Pollutes groundwater and soil around its bottling facilities => Distributes its toxic waste as 'fertilizer' to farmers => Sells drinks with high levels of pesticides, including DDT- sometimes 30 times higher than European standards
=> Union leaders at Coke's bottling plants have be murdered => Hundreds of union workers have been tortured, kidnaped and illegally detained => Family members of trade unionists have been targeted => All while Coke leaders launch a $250 million advertising blitz keyed to the theme, "Coca-Cola.Real."
The meeting will help launch a New England-wide network of organizations concerned about Coca-Cola's abusive practice both in the United States and abroad.
Sponsoring Organizations: Mass Global Action, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, NAFFE, Jobs with Justice, Project Voice/AFSC, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, MA Chapter, United for Justice with Peace, Boston Mobilization, Tellus Institute, TecsChange, Asian American Resource Workshop, South Asian Center, and BankBusters.
Dinner and refreshments provided, admission free, but suggested donation $5.
To download the flyer: http://www.massglobalaction.org/docs/cocacola.pdf
For more information and to co-sponsor the event: contact stopcoke [at] massglobalaction.org
Geographical Scope: Local