Wednesday 16th October 2013
What's Still Wrong With McDonalds
Same date every year
16th October 2013
28th International Day of Action Against McDonalds, to mark World Food Day|
The very first London Greenpeace anti-McD day of Action was on 19 Jan 1985 and soon became a global phenomenon!
Protest against everything that's wrong with McDonald's - animal cruelty, exploitation of workers, damaging the planet, promoting unhealthy food, marketing to young children and much more. For a summary of the issues surrounding the McLibel Case see the High Court Judgement and the European Court of Human Rights ruling. Also www.knowmore.org
Why not Adopt-YOUR-Store - get leaflets from Veggies or
McGreenwash Leaflet Open Office Document or PDF
Food Not Bombs groups worldwide are also encouraged to share vegan meals in their neighbourhoods:
Add this group or find similar groups in Veggies Directory
2012 pickets include:
McDonalds exploits animals, people and the environment. These protest are against the promotion of junk food, the unethical targeting of children, exploitation of workers, animal cruelty, damage to the environment and the global domination of corporations over our lives. Animal farming produces 18% of global greenhouse gases and as McDonald's is the world largest user of beef, they contribute significantly to this total. The animals used in McDonalds burgers have little choice in their brutal deaths - help us educate the public that they have a choice in what they consume and where they consume.
2008 in Rome, Italy:
"we have done a little smart mob: http://deposit313.altervista.
Paris, France: http://www.protection-des-
Click here to download and print fliers or here (uses Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Leaflets also available from Veggies : details here.
c/o Veggies, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX
Ph: 0845 458 9595
Sample Press Release
The Global Day of Action includes the active support of McDonalds Workers Resistance - not necessarily campaigning on animal issues, but never-the-less potentially useful allies.
McDonalds Workers Resistance
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS confirms 'McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material (What's Wrong With Mc'Donald Factsheet)' :
"On the last day of the (McLibel) trial, Mr Rampton, counsel for McDonalds, stated: ‘I would certainly accept that after the agreement, the settlement with Veggies had been reached, McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material which is the subject of this action. Plainly because there has been an accord of satisfactions..."
... and more ... see http://www.mcspotlight.org/case/trial/verdict/Echr.html#Veggiesagreement
Also ... from 'Para 241 b - Some general sources:
"Veggies: as explained previously Veggies reprinted the London Greenpeace Factsheet and have been its main distributors from 1987. After being threatened that year with legal action by McDonald's solicitors there were negotiations and the company dropped all further action. The agreement reached specifically accepted the continued distribution of the Factsheet with only minor amendments, in reality only affecting the 'rainforest' section. Veggies continue to circulate this version of the Factsheet widely. McDonald’s have accepted that their agreement with Veggies amounts to an ‘accord of satisfactions".
Global Day of Action Against McDonalds
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