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On July 22, Sis. Motisola M. Abdallah, Secretary-General of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, addressed a press conference in Washington DC to show support for the workers of Columbia, South America, who are facing serious oppression by Coca-Cola.

Speaking at the National Press Club, dressed in all-white Hijab, Sis. Abdallah, who arrived from Atlanta, called for worldwide solidarity to BOYCOTT COCA-COLA. The Muslim and Arab peoples, she said, should join hands with the people of Columbia to stop the depredations of Coca-Cola.

The press conference was organized by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition. Among speakers from various cities was Teresa Gutierrez, a trade unionist from Columbia who has been forced into exile owing to her opposition to Coca-Cola's anti-labor actions. Her speech, translated into English, indicated that a number of trade unionists opposed to Coca-Cola have actually been murdered in Columbia.

[Most of the speakers did not know of Coca-Cola's connection to Israel.]

[The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition plans to hold a MASS RALLY in Washington, DC against the occupation of Iraq on October 25.]

2003-07-23 Wed 19:21ct