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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Eureka Waterfront Greens Resolution For Boycott

of the Waterfront Greens
Resolution Calling for a Boycott of All Coca-Cola Corporation Products

Whereas, Coca-Cola Corporation has bottling plants world-wide in many underdeveloped countries; and,

Whereas, Many of these plants are in countries ruled by autocratic regimes or governments that owe their existence to U.S. governmental support; and

Whereas, In Colombia, where Coke has a bottling plant, the U.S. government provides millions of dollars annually as well as military assistance to defeat insurgent forces, despite Columbia’s record as the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists according to the U.S. State Department; and

Whereas, Union activists at the Coca-Cola plant have been assassinated by right-wing paramilitary groups, including the use of death squads to murder nine members of a national food and beverage workers union in Columbia; and

Whereas, Union activists in Colombia and throughout the world have called upon the international community to boycott Coca-Cola due to these grave violations of human rights; and

Whereas, The platform and values of the Green Party of California urge the careful use of each individual’s economic choices in order to support community and oppose injustice. Therefore be it

Resolved, The Waterfront Greens joins hundreds of other civil society organizations in a complete boycott of Coca Cola Corporation, its subsidiaries, and every product which they produce. Be it further

Resolved, The Waterfront Greens urges its membership and the greater Eureka community to withdraw their support of Coca Cola Corporation and its subsidiaries, and boycott their products. Be it further

Resolved, The Waterfront Greens support the efforts of Green activist Martha Devine and others in their long-standing efforts to encourage social responsibility on the part of their cooperative store, the North Coast Co-Op, in labeling Coca Cola products and educating cooperative members. Be it further

Resolved, The Waterfront Greens urge the North Coast Co-Op Board of Directors to allow members to vote on a ballot initiative to remove all Coca Cola products from their store. Be it further

Resolved, The Waterfront Greens call upon other local supermarkets to consider a similar labeling and education program for Coca-Cola products and to also consider a survey of their shoppers to determine public support for a removal of all Coca Cola products. Be it further

Resolved, The Historian shall transmit this resolution to the North Coast Co-Op Board of Directors, to the managers of all supermarkets in Humboldt County, to the Green Issues Working Group of the Green Party of California, to the Emerald Regional Greens and to all local media.


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