Coca-Cola Accountability Tour, UK


Bristol - Liverpool - Manchester - Birmingham - Bradford - Glasgow - London
October 6-17, 2004

An international campaign, led by communities, has emerged to hold Coca-Cola accountable for its crimes in Colombia and India.

Coca-Cola is guilty of:
  • Complicity in the murder and torture of trade union organizers in Colombia.
  • Creating water shortages, pollution and selling poisoned drinks in India.

JOIN US to hear from activists from Colombia and India about this KEY international campaign that assert the rights of workers, the rights of communities over natural resources and the right to live free of corporate terror.

Speakers include:
Edgar Paez, Director of International Affairs, SINALTRAINAL SINALTRAINAL represents food and beverage industry workers in Colombia, and its leaders, workers and families have been subject to a gruesome cycle of murder, violence and torture in Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia.

Amit Srivastava, Director, India Resource Center The India Resource Center is a bi-national (India-US) group which campaigns actively in the US and internationally on behalf of community struggles against Coca-Cola in India.

The UK Tour to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable will visit:

Wednesday, October 6 Bristol

7.30 pm Mandela Bar, University of Bristol Students Union, Queens Roads, Bristol

Contact: Mario.Novelli@bristol.ac.uk and geoffknorbyrne@hotmail.com

Thursday, October 7 Liverpool

7:00 pm Crown Hotel, 43 Lime Street (near Main railway station), Liverpool

Contact: paul.grunnill@btopenworld.com

Friday, October 8 Manchester

6.30 pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2

Contact: tariq_mehmood1@onetel.net.uk and ceonuse@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, October 10 Birmingham

4:00 pm The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham

Contact nmalik50@yahoo.com

Monday, October 11 Bradford

7:30 pm 1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion Street, Bradford

Contact: colmillo@riseup.net and tammysherar@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 12 Glasgow

1:00 pm Colville 420 at Strathclyde University, North Portland Street, Glasgow G1
7.30 pm Patrick Burgh Halls, 9 Burgh Hall St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Contact: davidmiller@strath.ac.uk
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Wednesday, October 13 London

7:00 pm Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square Tube

Contact sasg@southasiasolidarity.org and emilitoh@hotmail.com

Wednesday, October 13 London

BENEFIT CONCERT featuring Transglobal Underground, Fun^da^Mental, Rythms of Resistance
9:00 pm- 2:00 am Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, London, Angel Tube

Contact mel_alf@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, October 14 London

Exhibition on Crimes in Colombia
7:00 pm The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern Street, Old Street Tube

Contact: emilitoh@hotmail.com

Saturday, October 16 London

2:00 pm Schnews Conference at the Camden Centre, Judd Street, near Kings Cross Tube

Contact: emilitoh@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 17 London

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop at European Social Forum

Contact Mr_Rhys_Jones@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 17 London

MARCH AND RALLY at European Social Forum
1:00 pm Russell Square (march to Trafalgar Square)

Contact: emilitoh@hotmail.com and info@IndiaResource.org

National Tour Sponsored by: Colombia Solidarity Campaign, India Resource Center, South Asia Solidarity Group

For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk and www.IndiaResource.org or email India Resource Center at info@IndiaResource.org or Colombia Solidarity Campaign at emilitoh@hotmail.com

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