Tuesday, February 15, 2005

McLibel Two Win

"Two campaigners should have been given legal aid by British government to defend themselves against libel action by McDonald's, European court of human rights rules." The Guardian.

I've been following this case for the past 15 years or so. I've supported the two in actions and fundraising. I've distributed the same leaflet that they were defending. I've also been aware that the libel laws in the UK are a considerable barrier to a free and open debate on the issues around multinational corporations.

Now corporations might think twice before taking on activists.

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