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Audio Archive:October 18th, 2004: - Listen | Download
Phil talks to Ray Rogers, a leader of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke (www.killercoke.com). The campaign is building an international protest movement against the gruesome cycle of murders, kidnappings and torture of union leaders and organizers at Coca Cola's bottling plants in Columbia.
In 2001 the United Steelworkers of America and the International Rights Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of SINALTRAINAL, the union that includes the Columbian coke workers, several of its members, and the estate of Isidro Gil, one of its murdered officers. Coca Cola bottlers "contracted with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces" who have carried out the murderous attacks, some right inside the bottling plants.
Rogers talks to Phil about successful campaigns on college and university campuses, growing support from North American unions, and pressure being placed on banks and corporations with ties to Coca Cola.