1st February, 2005
Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
That depends on three key factors:
1. The number of people who stop drinking Coke Since calling for a worldwide boycott of Coca-Cola in last month's Ecologist, KarmaBanQue has registered a 160 per cent increase in Coca-Cola boycotters. And the good news doesn't stop there…
One thriving farmers' market in Pennsylvania was recently offered a $20,000 sponsorship deal by Coca-Cola. Armed with a copy of last month's Ecologist, one of the market's organisers convinced its coordinating committee to reject the company's offer. Student protest So far nine colleges and universities, six in the US and three in Ireland, have banned Coke from their campuses. New York University will vote on a ban this month. Following a public debate between Coke and Leeds University students, the latter said: '[Coca-Cola] formed no coherent defence to the allegations of crimes in Colombia, or to the allegations of violating the UN millennium development goals by the pollution and use of water in India. With a crowd of 300 [present], Coke had to leave with their tail between their legs.' A resolution was passed that the students hope will lead to...
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