July 22, 2015
UK Student Union Censures Its President for Not Boycotting Coca Cola– Jon Stone (Independent-UK)
The UK’s National Union of Students has voted to censure its newly elected president, Megan Dunn, for accepting Coca Cola sponsorship for an NUS awards ceremony.
NUS adopted a boycott of Coca Cola in August 2014 because Coca Cola Israel operates a distribution center in Atarot next to Jerusalem (that serves the Arab population of Jerusalem), a dairy in Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, and a winery that owns vineyards in the Golan Heights.
The union’s national executive voted 20-14 to criticize “Dunn’s refusal to accept that Coca Cola is a target of the BDS movement or to release an apology for accepting their sponsorship.”