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The Coca-Cola Campaigns 1980-1985
8. Addendum

Abbreviations

AFL-CIO American Federation' of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organisations
BROE Special Operations Unit (of the Police) / Brigada de Operaciones Especiales
CACIF Chamber of Agriculture, Commerce, Industry and Finance / Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agricolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras
CNT National Workers Confederation / Central Nacional de Trabajadores National
CNUS Committee of Trade Union Unity / Comité Nacion al de Unidad Sindical
CONUS Coordinating Committee of National Organisations of Trade Union Unity / Coordinadora Nacional de Unidad Sindical
CUC Committee for Peasant Unity / Comité de Unidad Campesina
CUSG Confederation of Guatemalan Trade Union Unity / Confederación de Unidad Sindical de Guatemala
EGSA Guatemala Bottlers Ltd. / Embotelladora Guatemalteca Sociedad Anónima
ESA Secret Anticommunist Army / Ejército Secreto Anticomunista
FAR Rebel Armed Forces / Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes
ICCR Interfaith Centre for Corporate Responsibility
ITS International Trade Secretariat
IUF International Union of Food and Allied Workers' Associations
PMA Mobile Military Police / Policia Militar Ambulante
STEGAC Trade Union of Workers in the Guatemala Bottling and Associated Companies / Sindicato de Trabajadores de Embotelladora Guatemalteca, Anexos y Conexos
STECSA Trade Union of Workers in the Central Bottling Company Coca-Cola / Sindicato de Trabajadores de Embotelladora Central S.A. Coca-Cola
URNG National Revolutionary Unity of Guatemala / Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca

Guatemala Committee for Human Rights

The Guatemala Committee for Human Rights (GCHR) campaigns on behalf of the thousands of disappeared Guatemalans, including many trade unionists, whose relatives have come together in the Mutual Support Group for the Relatives of the Disappeared (GAM).

GCHR has jointly produced a photo-exhibition portraying trade union conditions in Guatemala and the rest of Central America. This exhibition, together with other exhibitions, videos and tape-slides, is available for hire. GCHR also produces the quarterly Central America Report, and distributes a wide range of leaflets, books, posters and cards.

GCHR staff keep in close contact with partners in the Guatemalan trade union movement and human rights organisations. We arrange tours of visiting speakers, including trade unionists, and staff members are also available to speak at branch meetings.

For details of how you can help GCHR to stop the murder and disappearance of more trade unionists in Guatemala, write to:
Guatemala Committee for Human Rights, 83 Margaret Street, London W1N 7HB. Tel: 01 631 4200.

Guatemala Working Group

The Guatemala Working Group (GWG) supports the popular organisations and groups which demand a just and constructive future for the majority of Guatemalans, and works to increase awareness in the UK of their problems and needs.

In 1982 four armed resistance groups united to form the National Revolutionary Unit y of Guatemala (URNG). The URNG demands:


  • an end to repression, and guarantees of life and peace

  • an end to the economic and political domination of the rich Guatemalan elite and overseas investors

  • an end to cultural oppression and discrimination, and equality between Indian and non-Indian, women and men

  • full representation in a new, popular democratic society

  • an international policy of non-alignment, on the basis of the self-determination
    of all peoples.

The GWG supports the URNG's demands and the struggle of the Guatemalan people for national liberation. Your membership fee entitles you to the quarterly Guatemala Update and other occasional materials. Individuals: i6 (GAP and claimants D). Affiliation: i2ü (national), 1:10 (branch).
GWG, c/o 1, Amwell Street, London ECIR 1UL.


War on Want

War on Want is a British development agency, which supports projects and campaigns against poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

War on Want has provided assistance to the development projects of the Guatemalan poor since the earthquate in 1976. At present we are helping the trade union federation, UNSITRAGUA, in its poverty-related projects. The repression of the last decade has deprived the trade union movement of many of its experienced leaders. War on Want is supporting a programme which gives trade unionists on opportunity to study Guatemalan history and basic economics while improving their literary and technical skills. Our work also includes health and production projects with people displaced by the war, many of them widows, and with peasant associations who are trying to reconstruct their communities.

For further information about War on Want and its projects, contact:
War on Want, 37-39, Great Guildford Street, London SEl OES.

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