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Mark Thomas - Belching out the devil

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My brother introduced me to Mark Thomas several years back and ever since I have been interested in his work on exposing the truth and working behind the political scene – be it changing the laws which restrict protesting around parliament or his campaign against McDonalds and nuclear power stations.

One of his latest investigations is exposing the truth behind Coca-Cola – one of the largest multinationals there is.

In his book, which I’m only 1/3 way through before being compelled to recommend it to others to read, he writes up his findings on Coca-Cola’s dreadful operations within Columbia’s bottling plants in an interesting and insightful way following his investigations and visits.

His findings are alarming and expose the truth about the abuse of power the company has, its poor approach to equality, safety and fairness towards its workers. He exposes how they reduce (if not altogether remove) the powers of trade unions through the use of fear, brutality and murder. Some of the witness accounts given to Thomas in the book are disturbing, including multiple assassinations and people’s lives turned upside down simply because they joined or lead a trade union which sought for better rights for workers in the bottling plants in Columbia.

I won’t enlighten you too much more, as I really recommend you read it for yourself (there is no way I am doing his work and findings, and indeed the sorry situation some Columbian’s are finding themselves in, any sort of justice). Furthermore, if you can do it, bring yourself to boycott Coca-Cola and its extensive list of subsidiary companies.

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MaggieD says:

Mark Thomas, Mark Steel, Karl Marx .... well as far as I am concerned they all have a certain crossover point .... :)

28th May 2009, 21:04

Wendle says:

The arms trade, too.
Thankfully i have been coca-cola free for many years, now. Killer Coke.

29th May 2009, 09:36

rhys says:

Oh yes. I've seen his arms trade protests before too.

Thanks for pointing out these websites.

29th May 2009, 10:07

Dave says:

Hi, Just to let you all know, Marks 'Mark Thomas Comedy Product' Shows are available to watch online in full at www.blip.tv . They are also on YouTube but are all split into parts so www.blip.tv is the place to go to watch them all in full

Enjoy

2nd Feb 2010, 15:41

taniwha says:

Incidentally, I read somewhere that Innocent Smoothies is owned by Coca Cola. Maybe not so innocent?

2nd Feb 2010, 16:17

rhys says:

You are correct, Taniwha. I believe Coca Cola bought a 20% stake in Innocent last year. 'Not so innnocent' was the pun used in many articles at the time too!

I used to love Innocent smoothies. I have their recipe book so will have to make them myself.

2nd Feb 2010, 18:02

taniwha says:

Damn! Journalists are stealing my ideas even before I have them!

3rd Feb 2010, 11:35

rhys says:

:)

3rd Feb 2010, 22:48

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