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'Coke on Trial TODAY'

25. April 2005 • Matt Hollerbach
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The decision on U-M’s Coke contracts rests with the Dispute Review Board, which is having its final hearing on the matter this afternoon at 3:30 in the Union’s Anderson Room. Coca Cola has flown in a dozen high-level administrators and executives in an attempt to counter the massive student effort. The coalition, which is 5000+ members and 20 organizations strong (see full list at end of e-mail) is planning a large turnout at 3:00pm on the Union steps.

Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 23:47:22 -0400
Subject: [sole] Coke on Trial TODAY
To: “SOLE Announcement List”
From: “SOLE”

Prepare yourselves for the final showdown

IS COCA-COLA TOO ETHICALLY CORRUPT FOR THIS UNIVERSITY?

pack the room, pack the hall, pack the steps, pack the union

COKE on TRIAL

MONDAY APRIL 25
Rally-Union Steps-3:00
Trial-Anderson Room of the Union-3:30

After 6 months, the administration has finally agreed to hear if Coca-Cola is complicit in:
-Assassination of 9 Colombia Unionists
-Stealing Water from Indian Farmers
-Distributing Toxic Waste as Fertilizer

The Coalition needs your support! This trial will largely determine if the University cuts the contract. If you can do one thing to help Dump Coke, turn out for the rally and trial!

cokecampaign@umich.edu

The Coke Coalition:

United Asian American Organizations,
UM Amnesty International,
La Voz Latina,
Native American Students Association,
Students Allied for Freedom and Equality,
Tzedek,
Graduate Employees Organization,
Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality,
Campus Greens,
College Democrats,
Environmental Justice,
Environmental Action,
Benzinger Library Co-Operative,
Brewing Hope,
Students Educating and Volunteering for Health Awareness,
Association for India’s Development,
Muslim Student’s Association,
MSA Peace and Justice Commission,
Energy Action,
and rad.art

Contact: cokecampaign@umich.edu



  1. Rob has a more detailed post about Coke
       —Scott    Apr. 25 '05 - 03:10PM    #
  2. 1. Isn’t Coke the largest employer of black people in America (besides the gubmint)? SOLE apparently doesn’t know anything about “soul.”

    2. I prefer Pepsi anyway.
       —T.J.    Apr. 26 '05 - 12:14AM    #
  3. Are the protesters called the “Coca-Coalition”???

    Someone holler back to me about this.
       —David Boyle    Apr. 26 '05 - 11:19AM    #