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Belching Out the Devil by Mark     Thomas
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May 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009
Read in February, 2009

What a gem to find this in Whitehaven library. I read Thomas' other book a few years ago whilst on holiday in Poland and remember laughing out loud on a train and garnering sharp looks from the other commuters.

I saw Mark's 'Killer Coke' gig which was mainly about the Columbian killings of Trade Unionists and was afraid there would not be a huge amount of new material in the book. I was wrong,

This is a broad investigation into Coke's power as a multinational. The humour works for me too. It was a shame that I spotted so many typos / grammatical errors, but I guess Mark was in a hurry to publish.

It is shocking how TCCC has such little disregard towards the communities in which it operates. And it is shocking to think how the brand makes you want to drink sugary crap.

The book covers topics as diverse as obesity, environmentalism, trade unionism and religion. Yes, Coke has become part of a religious sacrament in parts of Mexico.

Definitely worth a read, and I will be thinking again before I drink ANY fizzy drink.
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