Coca-Cola campaign

This just in:
Dear supporters of the Coca-Cola campaign: We begin 2006 with the MASSIVE victory from the University of Michigan where the university has suspended its business with the Coca-Cola company because the company has not agreed to an independent investigation into issues in India and Colombia. The India Resource Center worked closely with the students at Michigan to ensure that the company was first placed on probation, and now suspended. The University of Michigan is a top-ranked public university with 50,000 students and with your support, we can expect more contracts to be revoked in 2006.

The campaign to hold Coca-Cola accountable continues to grow in India, with major demonstrations against the company to wind up 2005 – in Rajasthan <> and in Uttar Pradesh <>. More demonstrations are expected in February.

Help us spread the campaign to hold Coca-Cola accountable. We want to attend the World Water Forum being held in Mexico from March 16-22, 2006. Coca-Cola is one of the main sponsors of the event and we are getting ready to expose to the world why Coca-Cola and sustainable development are opposites. Do consider making a donation which will allow us to bring grassroots activists from India to the Water Forum.

SUPPORT US!! Make an Online Donation:

TAKE ACTION: Protest Coca-Cola’s Crimes in India

[Just in case you were feeling a little parched].


About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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