Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola

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PublicAffairs, Jun 2, 2009 - Humor - 384 pages
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Mark Thomas—a legendarily seditious comedian and human rights activist—is a recovering Coca-Cola addict, a self-described “middle-aged fat dad with asthma” who decides to trek around the globe investigating the stories and people Coca-Cola's iconic advertising campaigns don't mention: child laborers in the sugarcane fields of El Salvador, Indian workers exposed to toxic chemicals, Columbian labor union leaders in Coke bottling plants falsely accused of terrorism and jailed alongside the paramilitaries who want to kill them.

At once hilarious and disturbing, Thomas builds a very detailed and damning case against the world's most ubiquitous drink.

 

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Mark Thomas ia a man on a mission: to upset as many people as possible. He is what journalism should be, but in an era of cut budgets and press release recycling, is no longer possible. Thomas has ... Read full review

BELCHING OUT THE DEVIL: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola

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Coke adds life, says British comedian Thomas, except in all the places where it brings death.The author, a pop-culture presence across the pond—when he started, he writes, "you didn't have to fuck a ... Read full review

Contents

Give Em Enough Coke
19
Serious Charges
41
The Hush Money That Didnt Stay Quiet
57
Chile
65
The Days of the Great Coke Pledge
93
May Contain Traces of Child Labour
125
Dodge City
149
Let Them Dig Wells
165
Gas
221
The Fizz Mans Burden
237
A Postquel
261
Second Fattest in the Infants
263
Belching Out the Devil
283
Were On a Road to Delaware
303
Postscript Brand Loyalty
327
Acknowledgements
336

Connecting
187
A Prequel
189
Kuriji
197
Appendices
337
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Mark Thomas is an English comedian, presenter, political activist, and reporter from south London. He is best known for political stunts on his show, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product, which have caused huge controversy for exposing political and corporate crime. He is listed in the Guinness World Records 2009 for staging the most political protests in one day. He lives in London U.K.

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