The distribution of Coca-Cola products has been banned on campus since December 2005, and the debate over the soda company’s place at NYU continued at a forum yesterday.

By Arielle Milkman
Published: January 27, 2009

The University Senate brought together Coca-Cola connoisseurs, activists and community members to discuss the possible repeal of the ban.

The ban on Coca-Cola products calls for an independent investigation into the company’s human rights practices in Colombian bottling factories in the 1990s. It has been suspected that Coca-Cola may have been compliciin the murders of union leaders.

Camilo Romero, a member of the Colombian trade union SINALTRAINAL, spoke with WSN.

“Each of us [members of the union] have received less threats on our lives
since the NYU Coke ban has been in effect,” Romero said. --NewsHammer 1/27/2009


  1. Alan Gillis // 2/26/2009 11:36 AM  

    Alan Gillis Comment on this article, published on NYU's Washington Square News, Tue Feb 3 2009 13:18

    . . .It's all politics out there and it's good to see the NYU Senate taking an active role.

    Other campuses are also still concerned about social injustice, like students have always been. A lot of revolutions have been formented on campus, social and political, though it's pretty quiet now. There's also a slide into an abyss of war and dirty capitalism. Excercise your legal rights or there's a chance the next generation will lose theirs. . . .


    By Sergio Hernandez

    Published: Thursday, February 5, 2009
    Updated: Friday, February 6, 2009

    Move over, Pepsi! The University Senate voted 28-22 yesterday to lift NYU’s ban on Coca-Cola products, ending a three-year embargo on the soft drink. . . .

    Last March, Senate Public Affairs Committee Chairman Arthur Tannenbaum — whose committee had been tasked with monitoring
    Coke’s progress since the ban was enacted — introduced a motion to lift the ban after the Coca-Cola Company agreed to an assessment of its business practices by the International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations that handles labor issues. . . .

    Continue reading the NYU Washinton Square News article at

    By Taylor Miller

    Published: Thursday, February 5, 2009
    Updated: Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Louis Adolfo Cordona witnessed the murder of a Colombian union leader, who was allegedly killed on behalf of the Coca-Cola Company. He spoke at the NYU School of Law last night in order to highlight the company’s
    corrupt business practices.

    Continue reading the NYU Washington Square article at