Eye on Coke

by American Friends Service Committee
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Undated, July of August 1987?
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents:  The Divestment Movement • Coke Maintains Economic Links • Coke Is The Dominant Name…. • End All Financial Support! • Why A Coke Campaign? • Boycott Coca-Cola Products • The Coke Campaign Needs You • We Need Your Help • BOYCOTT COKE PRODUCTS • Many people believed that Coca-Cola has actually disinvested from South Africa because of its statement on September 17, 1986, but Coke is moving its syrup plant to Swaziland, and its products will still be sold through 15 independent bottling companies. Co-sponsors and endorses of the campaign include the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the Georgia Coalition for Divestment in South Africa, the National Black United Front (NBUF), the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), ACTWU-Southern Region (American Clothing and Textile Workers Union), the Atlanta Committee on Latin America, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ), the Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, Colorado Coalition vs. Apartheid (Colorado Coalition Against Apartheid), Florida State University Student Anti-Apartheid Committee, the National Lawyers Guild, New Afrikan People's Organization, Nuclear Weapons Freeze, the Student Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, the U.S. Out of South Africa Network, and the War Resisters League. The document includes an order form for T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers and stickers. The document asks people to develop local Coke Campaign chapters, establish COKE FREE ZONES, distribute Coke Campaign literature, help with clerical duties and publicity of the national campaign, organize forums and rallies, write to Carl Ware (Vice President of Urban Affairs) and call Coca-Cola's consumer hotline to express opposition to their continued presence in South Africa, purchase Coke Campaign materials, and donate or hold fundraiser for the Coke Campaign. The front page is reprinted from Drumbeat. Products produced by Coca-Cola include TAB, Sprite, Mellow Yellow, Fresca, Ramblin Root Beer, Mr. PIBB, Hi-C soft drinks, Fanta, Santiba, Minute Maid sodas and juices and ades, Five Alive beverages, Bright and Early beverages, Hi-C fruit drinks, Maryland Club coffee, Butter-Nut coffee, MAX energy drink, Belmont Springs Spring Water, and Nemasket Spring Water. It also had ownership in Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Columbia Pictures Television, Embassy Television, Columbia Pictures Pay Television, Columbia Pictures Publications, RCA/Columbia Home Video, and Walter Reade theatres.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers