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Colombia Solidarity Campaign and the Killer Coke Campaign called boycotts of the company, following claims that it had been involved in the murders of union leaders at its factories in South America, and in other instances of violence, intimidation and workers' rights abuses. 

Coca-Cola was accused of paying Colombian paramilitaries who murdered nine union members at its bottling plants. The Killer Coke Campaign website also lists reports of the company ordering serious anti-union violence at Turkish and Guatemalan plants.

The BDS Movement also includes Coca-Cola in its boycott guide. The Israeli company that has held the Coca Cola franchise in Israel since 1967, the Central Bottling Company (CBC), has a regional distribution centre in an industrial zone in the Israeli settlement of Atarot which it operates through its subsidiary the Central Company for Sales and Distribution. Read more about the BDS boycott here.

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