Belching Out the Devil by Mark Thomas
Global Adventures with Coca-Cola

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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 is a business consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in over 40 different countries. His clients include Lloyds TSB Asset Management, Motorola, Barclays Capital, Reuters, Cisco, Sony, HSBC, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestle, Aramex, Shell, Union Bank of Switzerland, and the American Management Association. Mark Thomas is a senior partner with Performance Dynamics Management Consultants, an international business consultancy specializing in organizational change and people development. He is also a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an associate faculty member of the Tias Business School in Holland and MCE in Brussels.
Published June 2, 2009 by Nation Books. 386 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Cooking, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Coke adds life, says British comedian Thomas, except in all the places where it brings death.

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Like his less satirical campaigner, John Pilger, Thomas's strength lies in the voice he gives to the little people - the faces behind the political points.

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