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by Mark Thomas


But this time, in his imperfectly written exposé "Belching Out the Devil," he takes on a cause without term limits: the Coca-Cola C. s shameful unwillingness to investigate its anti-union, anti-environment bottlers. Coca-Cola is the biggest brand in the world," Thomas writes, " a greater reach than a flu virus.

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Coca-Cola and its logo are everywhere. In our homes, our workplaces, even our schools. Provocative, funny and stirring, Belching Out the Devil investigates the truth behind one of the planet's biggest brands. It is a company that sponsors the Olympics, backs US presidents and even re-brands Santa Claus. A truly universal product, it has even been served in space. From Istanbul to Mexico City, Mark travels the globe investigating the stories and people Coca-Cola's iconic advertising campaigns don't mention. Child labourers in the sugar cane fields of El Salvador. Indian workers exposed to toxic chemicals.

bottling plants falsely accused of terrorism and jailed alongside the paramilitaries who want to kill them. Belching Out the Devil" is his second.

Books : Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola (Paperback). His target is the Coca Cola company, which at first glance is pretty soft (if not soft drinks). Easy meat: take a pop at the advertising, the effect of its products on teeth, its obsession with brand.

the globe investigating the stories and people Coca-Colas iconic advertising.

We've mentioned Coca Cola a few times before, so I was pleased to see a new book was out about them, Mark Thomas' 'Belching out the Devil .

We've mentioned Coca Cola a few times before, so I was pleased to see a new book was out about them, Mark Thomas' 'Belching out the Devil: Global adventures with Coca Cola'. Belching out the devil’ chronicles a series of journeys to various parts of the world to meet those who have experienced ‘the Coke side of life’ that the adverts don’t tell us about.

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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.

Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola epub download

ISBN13: 978-1568584317

ISBN: 1568584318

Author: Mark Thomas

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Nation Books; 1 edition (June 2, 2009)

Pages: 364 pages

ePUB size: 1460 kb

FB2 size: 1130 kb

Rating: 4.1

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Vudozilkree
This is an interesting book to read, especially in terms of the non-objective "gonzo journalism". But I think in order to belch out the devil, there are more convincing ways to write the book. For example, the whole anti- trade union activity is conducted in Colombia, Turkey, and a little bit in Ireland, how about the situation in coca cola's home country? Or other western European countries?
Also, about the monopoly against big cola in Mexico, thanks to one of my students that I finally get a better idea of it: all the drinks come with refrigerators provided by coca cola and small shop owners cannot afford to buy them, but they are not allowed to put other brands into the refrigerator.
Vudozilkree
This is an interesting book to read, especially in terms of the non-objective "gonzo journalism". But I think in order to belch out the devil, there are more convincing ways to write the book. For example, the whole anti- trade union activity is conducted in Colombia, Turkey, and a little bit in Ireland, how about the situation in coca cola's home country? Or other western European countries?
Also, about the monopoly against big cola in Mexico, thanks to one of my students that I finally get a better idea of it: all the drinks come with refrigerators provided by coca cola and small shop owners cannot afford to buy them, but they are not allowed to put other brands into the refrigerator.
Ganthisc
Helped me to stop drinking soda!!
Ganthisc
Helped me to stop drinking soda!!
FailCrew
I'm a Mark Thomas fan, and I new that I liked him before buying this book. This was my second book of his after reading 'As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade'. This one is very much in a similar vain, ranting but with intellect and proactive actions to back it all up.

Mark Thomas = necessary education.
FailCrew
I'm a Mark Thomas fan, and I new that I liked him before buying this book. This was my second book of his after reading 'As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade'. This one is very much in a similar vain, ranting but with intellect and proactive actions to back it all up.

Mark Thomas = necessary education.
Gold as Heart
I recieved the book and its a great read. It also came so fast. love it
Gold as Heart
I recieved the book and its a great read. It also came so fast. love it
Cesar
Does this book make you not want to drink a Coke? I am not so sure. I have read similiar exposes about Wal-Mart and the fast food industry and this book is not as convincing an indictment. The book seemed more of an indictment of common insidious multi-national practices than an argument that we might actually be better off if the world just drank Pepsi and Big Cola instead of Coke.

The disreputable practices described here such as union busting, worker mistreatment, making Mexican kids fat, and stealing a town's water supply are things that many multi--national companies might well could be accused of.
Practices of American companies in foreign companies are often highly questionable, and sadly it's not exactly a shock or surprise to see that Coca-Cola would be engaging in such practices.

I was interested in what Coke might be doing in America,such as it anti-competitive practices,or attempts to put soft drink machines in schools ,but the book does not cover that subject very well.I do applaud the author's courage and good humour. I also applaud the lady Mexican store owner who had the courage to stock Big Cola in the face of the Coca-Cola intimidation.
Cesar
Does this book make you not want to drink a Coke? I am not so sure. I have read similiar exposes about Wal-Mart and the fast food industry and this book is not as convincing an indictment. The book seemed more of an indictment of common insidious multi-national practices than an argument that we might actually be better off if the world just drank Pepsi and Big Cola instead of Coke.

The disreputable practices described here such as union busting, worker mistreatment, making Mexican kids fat, and stealing a town's water supply are things that many multi--national companies might well could be accused of.
Practices of American companies in foreign companies are often highly questionable, and sadly it's not exactly a shock or surprise to see that Coca-Cola would be engaging in such practices.

I was interested in what Coke might be doing in America,such as it anti-competitive practices,or attempts to put soft drink machines in schools ,but the book does not cover that subject very well.I do applaud the author's courage and good humour. I also applaud the lady Mexican store owner who had the courage to stock Big Cola in the face of the Coca-Cola intimidation.
Kigul
This book really does make you think on how some big businesses actually behave in reality in todays global world. The buzzword, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and associated spin, spun by Coca Cola made me think really hard about a company that I held in high respect, prior to reading this book.

I just hope that Coca Cola learns from the exploits of Mark Thomas, absorbs the feedback and 'does the right thing' for the future of not only its employees but the people and communities, it touches.
Kigul
This book really does make you think on how some big businesses actually behave in reality in todays global world. The buzzword, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and associated spin, spun by Coca Cola made me think really hard about a company that I held in high respect, prior to reading this book.

I just hope that Coca Cola learns from the exploits of Mark Thomas, absorbs the feedback and 'does the right thing' for the future of not only its employees but the people and communities, it touches.
Wen
I will have to be honest & say this is not for Faux News Fans (I will leave it to the reader to guess the network/s). Of course, this would never make Faux news as those anchors would choke on the Damn Truth before speaking it to power. This disclaimer is just to save the naive mainstream news addict's stomachs from belching out the devil should they be so blessedly biased.
Mark Smith is a modern day Mark Twain using pop humor with a delicious twist of wickedness. His writing is a welcome treasure I found by surfing Amazon. It is on the mark, clever, humorous, & biting + plus the way he's sarcastically twisting corporate lies with a malicious glee is just the way I like my martinis/with bite.
The following are some of the business practices of Coca-Cola that Mark puts in his investigatve journalistic crosshairs: communties lack of access to clean water; working with no job security protection, with long hours and no pay; children working in fields for Coke's sugar who are not given a hands up and condemned to poverty; unsafe working conditions; fired for any whiff of union on their clothing or in their minds; unpaid taxes; taking the water from communities that desperately need it for their families - just to survive; & by monopolizing local markets, so that other local competitors are effectively taken out of their own markets.
Get the picture? (If not your vision will be uncorporatized by reading, Belching Out The Devil.)
There a serious business side to Mark's humorous writing style. It was his style that it made it more palatable for me in this, the not so pleasant business of knowing what the corporate media does not want me to know. The problem is that Coke is no longer palatable to me.
There are many stories here of people and places around the globe. My favorite was of Raquel Chavez who took a bold stand against the giant Coca-Cola company and won. Not Money but her Pride... she will always be a sour name for Coke. As the author relates, she was recently visited by a student who was doing a new course on monopoly practices in business and wanted to study her case. For me, as well as anyone who reads this story, you too will find a certain joy that a woman who had fought so hard for her children to go on to higher education, is finding her storty being taught at that university.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
Wen
I will have to be honest & say this is not for Faux News Fans (I will leave it to the reader to guess the network/s). Of course, this would never make Faux news as those anchors would choke on the Damn Truth before speaking it to power. This disclaimer is just to save the naive mainstream news addict's stomachs from belching out the devil should they be so blessedly biased.
Mark Smith is a modern day Mark Twain using pop humor with a delicious twist of wickedness. His writing is a welcome treasure I found by surfing Amazon. It is on the mark, clever, humorous, & biting + plus the way he's sarcastically twisting corporate lies with a malicious glee is just the way I like my martinis/with bite.
The following are some of the business practices of Coca-Cola that Mark puts in his investigatve journalistic crosshairs: communties lack of access to clean water; working with no job security protection, with long hours and no pay; children working in fields for Coke's sugar who are not given a hands up and condemned to poverty; unsafe working conditions; fired for any whiff of union on their clothing or in their minds; unpaid taxes; taking the water from communities that desperately need it for their families - just to survive; & by monopolizing local markets, so that other local competitors are effectively taken out of their own markets.
Get the picture? (If not your vision will be uncorporatized by reading, Belching Out The Devil.)
There a serious business side to Mark's humorous writing style. It was his style that it made it more palatable for me in this, the not so pleasant business of knowing what the corporate media does not want me to know. The problem is that Coke is no longer palatable to me.
There are many stories here of people and places around the globe. My favorite was of Raquel Chavez who took a bold stand against the giant Coca-Cola company and won. Not Money but her Pride... she will always be a sour name for Coke. As the author relates, she was recently visited by a student who was doing a new course on monopoly practices in business and wanted to study her case. For me, as well as anyone who reads this story, you too will find a certain joy that a woman who had fought so hard for her children to go on to higher education, is finding her storty being taught at that university.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!