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Action at Burger King in Santa Cruz to Support the CIW
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
The Student/Farmworker Alliance announced that May 11th and 12th would be Days of Action vs. Burger King calling on the world's #2 burger chain to take responsibility for the conditions of farmworkers in the fields. On May 11th, four students from the University of California at Santa Cruz and one loyal Burger King customer went to the Burger King on Mission Street / Highway 1 in Santa Cruz to drop off a letter to manager calling attention to the human rights crisis in Florida's tomato fields. Burger King is a major purchaser of Florida tomatoes.
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People will continue to take action in Santa Cruz in support of the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) who are calling on the world's #2 burger chain to follow in the footsteps of Taco Bell and McDonald's and work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to address the human rights crisis in Florida's fields.

Burger King uses the purchasing power of thousands of restaurants to drive down tomato prices - and, consequently, tomato pickers' wages - it has publicly rejected working with the CIW to address human rights abuses in the fields.

The CIW and their allies are committed to making fast food into fair food - one burger chain at a time.
§Mom and Family Thank Us
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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A mother and her family were walking down the street and asked us what we were doing. After learning about the situation, the women thanked us and signed the letter we delivered to the manager of Burger King.
§Mom Signs Our Letter to the Manager of Burger King
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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Here is the letter to the manager. Drop them off at Burger King!
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2007/05/03/18409272.php?show_comments=1#18414584
§Our Letter is Delivered
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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§BK Manager Reads Our Letter and Thanks Us for New Information
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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§HKM Franchise is the Owner of the Mission Street Burger King
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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Call HKM, the owner of the Burger King on Mission Street in Santa Cruz. Dial 831-633-3500 to demand that HKM use their power to ensure that Burger King address their prime role in the human rights crisis in Florida's tomato fields.

Burger King
2015 Mission St
(831) 425-8822

1302 Soquel Ave.
(831) 427-1110

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by ~Bradley
Friday May 11th, 2007 10:31 PM
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February 27th, 2004:

TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR -- SANTA CRUZ
http://www.ciw-online.org/tz_site-revision/breaking_news/2004Day_santacruz.shtml

An incredible action in Santa Cruz, California brought out over 350 people in solidarity with the Truth Tour riders in the march on Yum Brands' headquarters on Friday, February 27th. Enjoy these photos from the Indymedia Santa Cruz website.

Demonstrations at Two Santa Cruz Taco Bells in Solidarity with CIW
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/7750/index.php

No Queremos Toxic Hell
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/7759/index.php

Farmworkers Feed America
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/7760/index.php

Stop the Exploitation
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/7761/index.php

Critical Drive-Thru
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/7762/index.php

--

March 11th, 2005

Protest at Santa Cruz Taco Bell Transformed Into a Celebration!
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/16733/index.php
by ~Bradley
Friday May 11th, 2007 10:36 PM
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Wanted! Ronald McDonald: Santa Cruz Solidarity with the CIW

On October 29, 2006, allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers demonstrated in front of the McDonald's on Mission Street / Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, California during coordinated days of actions and solidarity with the CIW. Activists played music, held signs calling on McDonald's to support justice for farmworkers and also delivered a signed letter to the Manager at McDonald's.

Photos from Santa Cruz and the SFA's 2006 Year in Review are published here
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/11/18345952.php
by SFA
Tuesday May 15th, 2007 2:07 PM
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Photos & report from May 11-12 actions!
http://sfalliance.org/2007bk.html

Hey SFA,

This past weekend, from Kansas to California, from New York City to Texas, from Chicago to BK's own headquarters in Miami, more than 20 actions were held in solidarity with the CIW and the latest phase in the Movement for Fair Food targeting Burger King. Don't miss the exclusive report and photos here <http://www.sfalliance.org/2007bk.html>!

Also, check out this insightful article on the CIW's victory in the McDonald's campaign from In These Times: "Doing it for Themselves <http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3200/doing_it_for_themselves/>"

Finally, stay tuned for more news and updates as we enter the summer and the BK campaign heats up... including more details on the 2007 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro, taking place in Immokalee late summer/early fall. This will be a great networking, skill-sharing and strategizing opportunity that you won't want to miss. For more info, contact us <http://www.sfalliance.org/contact.html> and check out this report <http://www.sfalliance.org/2006encphotos.html> from last year's Encuentro.
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