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Manchester students ban Coke in human rights protest

By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Published: 10 March 2007

Students at Manchester University have banned Coca-Cola in protest at the American company's alleged abuses of human rights and the environment.

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Urgent Action: DEATH THREATS AGAINST SINALTRAINAL

10 February 2007 - Bucaramanga, Colombia (ENGLISH/ ESPAÑOL)

"[If there is] no response we declare them military targets of the Black Eagles as they prefer – death, torture, cut into pieces, coup de grace – in Magdalena Medio style – this defines you as terrorists of the guerrillas – no more noisy fuss – remember our commander Mancuso does not like noise.“

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Don't take a coke this christmas: take a photo!

Many of you may have met Euripides Yance, last year when he toured the UK. In response to the latest and very serious threats against his life and those of other activists in Barranquila a few of us from Bristol Colombia Solidarity Campaign and supportive friends have just set up: http://www.fotocola.net/
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Super-Urgent Action: SOCIAL LEADERS, STUDENTS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS THREATENED

On 14 December 2006, in the city of Barranquilla, a communiqu? was left at the residence of Euripides Yance, a Coca-Cola worker and member of the National Committee of SINALTRAINAL. The communiqu? is entitled BLACK EAGLES [AGUILAS NEGRAS] and threatens various student, social and trade union leaders, giving them a week to leave the city. Amongst them are members and leaders of SINALTRAINAL and workers at Coca-Cola EURIPIDES YANCE, LIMBERTO CARRANZA, and CAMPO QUINTERO.
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Urgent Action: Freedom for Fredy Mu?oz, correspondent in Colombia for CANAL TELESUR

On the evening of November 19, 2006, the journalist FREDY MU?OZ ALTAMIRANDA, correspondent in Colombia for Canal TELESUR, was detained by agents from the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), when he returned to Colombia after having participated in a TELESUR audiovisual narrative workshop that took place in the neighboring country of Venezuela. By order of the Fifth District Attorney?s Office in Barranquilla, FREDY was detained and charged with rebellion.
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