Boycott Coca-Cola

An international campaign against Coca-Cola has been running since July 2003 in response to the company's activities in Colombia and India.

Intimidation of trade unionists

Coca-Cola stand accused of hiring paramilitary groups to assassinate trade unionists and intimidating, kidnapping and imprisoning hundreds more of their own workers and their families.

Columbian unons call for boycott

Sinaltrainal, the Colombian Food and Drink Workers' Union, has called for an international boycott of Coca-Cola and all its products.

The campaign is supported by Colombia's two main trade union federations - the CUT and the CGTD - and by the World Social Forum. 

For more information about the struggles in Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia see the Killer Coke website.

Protests in India

Communities in India have also joined the campaign in protest at Coca-Cola's business practices that they claim have caused extensive water shortages, pollution.

Coca-Cola products in India containing 30 times as much pesticide as allowed in the European Union.

You can find out more about Coca-Cola's activites in India on the India Resource Center website. 

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