TOPIC Sinaltrainal

For over 30 years the Columbian Trade Union for Food Sinaltrainal has tried to defend against the increasing assaults made by transnational corporations, above all Coca-Cola. The price to pay was 9 murdered Coca-Cola unionists, 12 murdered Nestlè unionists as well as permanent death threats, abduction threats and attempts at intimidation by the ultra-right paramilitary. In 2002 Sinaltrainal initiated the International Campaign against Coca-Cola to bring attention to the persecution. The campaign was picked up and supported by social movements worldwide. It was resumed in September 2007.

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Lawsuit against Coca-Cola

interview // espagnol  // 4 Min // 29.03.2006  // Hits: 1.119

Bogotá, 29.03.2006 - Gonzalo Quijano explains the court proceedings against Coca-Cola, which are pending at Florida (US) court. One of the cases is on the kidnapping of Jorge Leal. He was hijacked to Venezuela. The union got a letter which more ...

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