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McLibel: Anniversary Day of Action

McLibel: Anniversary of 1997 High Court Victory!

The High Court ruled that McDonald’s marketing has “pretended to a positive nutritional benefit which their food did not match”; that they “exploit children”; are “culpably responsible for animal cruelty” and “pay low wages”.

The Appeal court added that it was fair comment that their employees worldwide “do badly in terms of pay and conditions”, and true that “if one eats enough McDonald’s food” this may well lead to “the very real risk of heart disease.”

Whilst McDonalds continue to strive to be responsible for the killing of more animals than anyone else on the planet, we must continue to educate the public about the ethical alternatives for the sake of all the worlds people, other animals and the global environment.

Following the European Court victory the campaign was wound up, although other groups and individuals continue campaigning independently (as has always been the case).

Some things of note since the Euro victory include:

  • BBC showing of the full-length McLibel documentary
  • Protests continue
  • McDonald’s / Rainforest / Soya feed for animals scandal (exposed by Greenpeace UK)
  • McDs trying to bully Dictionaries to alter the negative (ie accurate) definition of ‘McJob’
  • increasing pressure from all quarters to ban junk food adverts to children

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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”.

Wickham Research Laboratory Demo

wickham demo poster
National Demonstration Against Wickham Research Laboratory at Gosport

Saturday 19th September 2015

Meeting 12.30 At Christ Church Hall Stoke Road Gosport Hampshire PO12 1JQ

Vegan Food Available

For details contact: Helen on 02392588516

Demonstrate at the Tory Party Conference

The People’s Assembly is calling a national week of protest from Saturday 3rd to Wednesday, October 7th with events across Manchester, to send a clear message that austerity has failed and we demand policies that benefit the majority and not just the few at the top.

This government continues to punish the most vulnerable in society, to cut & privatise our services, and to attack our rights. This October, the Conservative Party will be holding their conference in Manchester. Every single day they are there, the anti-austerity movement will be there too with theatre performances, workshops, direct action, People’s Cinema, comedy, music, flash mobs, tent cities & more…

National Demonstration Sunday 4 October
Assemble 12pm: Oxford Road, M14

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Campaign Catering by Veggies on Sunday – Join Us!

Climate March in London

We should all be familiar with “Livestock’s long shadow” published in 2006 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, showing the huge, negative impact of animal agriculture on the environment. Now with the film “Cowspiracy” it’s even easier to show to our friends that humans should shift towards plant based diet to save the Earth and ourselves.

Join us at this crucial event, in the lead up to the Paris Climate talks to ensure that the vegan imperative does not get overlooked.

12pm midday: Assemble Park Lane (southbound)
12.15pm Opening rally begins on Park Lane.
1pm: March moves off towards Millbank via Piccadilly, Pall Mall, past Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall, past Downing Street, past Parliament Square – ending on Millbank.
2.30pm: Main rally begins on Millbank.

We will assemble on Park Lane (East side – southbound), in sector D, together with Transition Bloc, Zero Carbon Bloc and 38 Degrees Bloc.

See Facebook details for:
Vegan Bloc at Climate March London
The People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs
– Join Veggies on 8am coaches from Nottingham Royal Centre

Birmingham Wildlife Festival

The Birmingham Wildlife Festival is a one day festival of wildlife campaigning organisations coming together to promote their causes.

44 stalls from wildlife charities, campaign groups, commercial organisations & ethical traders; all with with no animal products. 4 vegan streetfood traders. Guest speakers, music and entertainment from 11am. ‘Unite for Wildlife’ demo at 1.30pm.

Poster for birmingham wildlife festival

The Birmingham Wildlife Festival and Badger March  will be on Saturday 18th June. Sadly this clashes with the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival in Leeds, but the organisers have no other dates available. Great vegan street catering is guaranteed and if you can participate on any level, do contact the organisers.

See also Badger Action News from The Ethical Consumer.

 

Surround Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre

Demonstrations and resistance inside Yarl’s Wood have been the most important fight in Britain for women’s rights and for immigrants rights, because they have been inspiring – because the people in this struggle are fighting to win the most basic of demands as human beings.

On 7th November 2015 we return to Yarls Wood women’s immigration detention centre in force – join us in a movement that can bring an end to the hated, rotten, racist system of detention!

Coaches from Nottingham, London, Oxford, Birmingham, Leeds/Doncaster and elsewhere.

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Refugees Welcome Nottingham – No one is illegal

refugees welcome

Counter event for the ‘stop mass immigration’ event being supported by groups such as the English defence League and Notts Casual Infidels.

Fightback and antifa firmly believe that nobody is illegal as we are all human, nor do we believe in borders. We support everyone’s right to a safe life in whichever country they choose.

Stop Live Exports, Dover

Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE) hold regular demos outside Eastern Docks, Dover, on the first Saturday of each month. It is a way of reminding Dover port and the ferries that even though the sailings go through Ramsgate we are still aware and grateful to the ferries for refusing the trade.

Vigils are also held when there is a sailing of live animals from Ramsgate on the designated livestock ship, The Joline. The KAALE Newsline (01304 379522) is updated every shipment day, with final news on that particular evening’s events issued around 7pm. Contact kaale@kaale.org.uk to receive alerts by email.

Support invited from anyone living near or traveling on major transport routes. Look out for transporters on motorways, A-roads and service area. If you see a truck, try and get the number plate, the time, date and location, and phone/txt 07968 134489. Put this in your mobile phone now!

Support Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE)

J16 – Frack Free Upton

Stop Press: community protection camp, was evicted on Tuesday 12th January, 4 days before this rally. The drill could go into the ground at any point from now.

Rally at noon at Upton Park, Weal Stone Ln, Upton, Chester CH2 1HB.
Follow our route (replacing the starting postcode with yours).

Frack Off UK say: Despite Eviction! All aboard the Solidarity Train! Upton – THIS SATURDAY!
Community resistance is beating the fracking industry in the UK and solidarity between threatened communities is a vital part of the anti-fracking movement’s success.

Veggies Food is Here Join residents from threatened communities across the UK on Jan 16 (this Sat) for a demo, amazing hot vegan food from legendary catering company Veggies, meet and greet with Upton locals, tour of the site to introduction to the anti-eviction defences including a chance to try out basic tree climbing and lock on building.

ALL WELCOME. This is absolutely a Kid friendly event!

Here is the Upton Park Rally location in relation to the fracking site:

Surround Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre

Demonstrations and resistance inside Yarl’s Wood have been the most important fight in Britain for women’s rights and for immigrants rights, because they have been inspiring – because the people in this struggle are fighting to win the most basic of demands as human beings.

12th March we return to Yarls Wood women’s immigration detention centre in force – join us in a movement that can bring an end to the hated, rotten, racist system of detention!

Nottingham Coach at 10am, The Sycamore Centre, 31 Hungerhill Road, Nottingham, NG3 4NB aim to be back by 7.00pm. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

Last time there were Coaches from Nottingham, London, Oxford, Birmingham, Leeds/Doncaster and elsewhere.

Veggies Food is Here… and Food By Veggies.

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