Category: Taco Bell Boycott: Highlights from the final year

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ENDORSES TACO BELL BOYCOTT!

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ENDORSES TACO BELL BOYCOTT!

The United Methodist Church, at their General Conference in Pittsburgh last week, voted to join the boycott against Taco Bell, following the recommendations of the Committee on Church and Society. The Committee voted 99 to 4 to recommend support of the boycott. The full Conference voted 846 to 6 to support the Taco Bell boycott. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers >> Read More

BOOT THE BELL CAMPAIGN GAINS POWERFUL NEW MOMENTUM FROM NATIONAL STUDENT HUNGER STRIKE!

Taco Bell contracts are under heavy pressure on two major campuses this week, as students at UCLA and Notre Dame are pushing hard for their administrations to "Boot the Bell" until Taco Bell takes serious steps to clean up human rights violations in their tomato suppliers' operations. Meanwhile, six students at Eckerd College celebrated the end of their five-day fast >> Read More
THE HONORABLE MARY ROBINSON, FORMER UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER ON HUMAN RIGHTS, VISITS IMMOKALEE IN SOLIDARITY WITH CIW!

THE HONORABLE MARY ROBINSON, FORMER UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER ON HUMAN RIGHTS, VISITS IMMOKALEE IN SOLIDARITY WITH CIW!

Ms. Robinson (shown in the photo on the right touring Immokalee migrant labor camps with CIW member Lucas Benitez) met with CIW members, took a walking tour of Immokalee, and spoke at a press conference (below, left), where she was joined by several CIW members, President of the National Council of Churches Bishop Thomas Hoyt, Rev. Noelle Damico representing the >> Read More
MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR MARCH 12th CONVERGENCE AT YUM BRANDS — MARTIN SHEEN, KERRY KENNEDY TO SPEAK AT HISTORIC RALLY!

MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR MARCH 12th CONVERGENCE AT YUM BRANDS — MARTIN SHEEN, KERRY KENNEDY TO SPEAK AT HISTORIC RALLY!

Actor and activist Martin Sheen -- star of TV's "The West Wing" as well as such landmark films as "Catch 22," "Gandhi," and "Apocalypse Now" -- will be joining farmworkers and allies on March 12th in Louisville, KY, outside of Yum Brands headquarters as a featured speaker in the culminating rally of what promises to be the biggest Taco Bell >> Read More
NEW ARTICLE SLAMS YUM BRANDS, YUM CEO DAVID NOVAK!

NEW ARTICLE SLAMS YUM BRANDS, YUM CEO DAVID NOVAK!

A hard-hitting new article published on the progressive media website gadflyer.com takes a provocative new look at Yum Brands and its CEO David Novak. The article, entitled "Leading Like Jesus," discusses Yum Brands' recent decision to pull its advertising from the popular, but racy, new TV show "Desperate Housewives," a decision prompted by a threatened boycott by the American Decency >> Read More

NEWS FROM THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF THE TACO BELL BOYCOTT

IMMIGRANT FREEDOM RIDE HITS IMMOKALEE - 9/03! IMMIGRANT WORKERS FREEDOM RIDE STOPS IN IMMOKALEE!... On Saturday, September 27, over 400 farmworkers, students, local churches, and peace activists from Immokalee, Ft. Myers, and Naples and the Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders from Miami joined together in a spirited march and rally for immigrants' rights. Despite the on-again off again downpour (and a >> Read More