Information provided by the McLibel Support Campaign
Global Week of Action Against McDonald's
11th to 18th October 1997
Sat 11th October
Kids Against McDonald's Day
Sun 12th October
(the third) Day of Solidarity With McDonald's Workers
Pickets have already been organised in Manchester (86 Market Street, Noon to
2pm) and London (McDonald's at Leicester Sq, Noon to 2pm). The picket in
Manchester is organised by the parents of Mark Hopkins, a McDonald's worker
who was fatally electrocuted on this day in 1992.
Thurs 16th October
(the thirteenth) World Anti-McDonald's Day
Picket of McDonald's European Headquarters, High Road, East Finchley, London
N2 (by East Finchley tube) - 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
We are backing the End Corporate Dominance Month initiative (for October
1997), called by Earth First! in North America, and therefore the 'Global
Week of Action' will be part of that month of actions. Helen and Dave will
be launching the Week of Action at McDonald's global HQ in Chicago, having
been invited over by the US McLibel Support Campaign.
Please leaflet and protest outside your local McDonald's store(s) during
that week. The Adopt-a-Store network in the UK is continuing - you can
adopt your local McDonald's store(s) pledging to leaflet outside during the
Week of Action - in this way, we will ensure that as many stores are covered
as possible. Over 500 of McDonald's 750 UK stores were leafletted on the
'Victory Day of Action' (21st June 1997). People can adopt stores or can be
put in touch with campaigners in their area by contacting Veggies in
Nottingham (Tel 0115 958 5666).
Print your leaflets direct from McSpotlight or contact McLibel Support Campaign (if you live in Greater London) or Veggies (if you live anywhere else).
The cost of
leaflets is 8 pounds per 600, 12 pounds per 1,000, 16 pounds per 1,500. If
you are unable to afford all or some of this amount, don't worry - the
important thing is that leaflets are distributed. If you have access to
printing or copying facilities we encourage you to produce your own
leaflets. Artwork can be obtained from MSC, Veggies, or from the
North America can order leaflets in bulk from the US McLibel Support
Campaign, PO Box 62, Craftsbury VT 05826-0062, USA (Tel 1-802 586 9628,
E-mail & Listserver: firstname.lastname@example.org) at the following rates: $5 for
100, $12.50 for 500, & $23 for 1,000.
Note: A fully referenced version of the current "What's Wrong With
McDonald's?" leaflet is also available from MSC. It backs up every sentence
in the leaflet with a reference to authoritative sources or documentary or
oral evidence from the trial. Much of this evidence is in the form of
admissions from McDonald's own witnesses, including top executives, or from
the company's own documents.
Reports of previous Weeks of Action