- McLibel -

Isn't there a direction you can point me in?

Posted by: Please Help! ( U.S. ) on July 24, 1998 at 17:05:05:

In Reply to: Please Help!! posted by STILL NEED HELP on July 24, 1998 at 09:51:29:

: Your response to my plea was heart warming... You must be a part of the Mac Machine.

: My husband lost his appeal only six days after it was heard, 2 of those days being the weekend.

: Tell me this kind of treatment is fair.

: I will continue to seek help for my husband and other caught.

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: McSpotlight: We're certainly not part of the McMachine. Neither (unfortunately!) are we all-powerful and all-knowing.

Isn't there a direction you can point me in? Please don't turn the other cheek on me!!!!!

McSpotlight: Do you have a local Citizen's Advice Bureau (C.A.B.)? Speaking personally, I have no working knowledge of U.S. law in this sphere, nor do I have any of the facts of the matter. If you feel that you've been treated wrongly, somewhere like a C.A.B. will give you legal advice. In the UK, you are also allowed to write to your local M.P. (Member of Parliament) - I assume you can do similar things in the U.S.

But what reasons were given for the appeal being turned down? If it was a technicality, you might stand a chance, but if it's a fundamental point of law, your chances are much slimmer. Your local White Pages should list suitable advisory groups in your local area.

There are also various unions that will take up the cause on "worker's rights" - the Teamsters or the IWW being two notable examples.

Green groups also have contacts and experience dealing with suchlike events.

Those are a couple of points, anyway. It's not that we don't care, it's that there's not a huge amount we can do apart from wishing you luck.

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