McDonald’s Libel Suit

Hopefully you’ve read Fast Food Nation which will tell you what’s really in those Big Macs. And you know about the anti-McD’s protesters in London that handed out leaflets and got themselves into a libel lawsuit ending in many of the protester’s points being proven in a court of law and McDonald’s being smeared in front of millions of people. Though McD’s won in the suit – it totally backfired. The protesters still haven’t paid McD’s the settlement.

Now the protesters are charging that the suit’s decision violates the European Union’s charter. (via Lying Media Bastards)

Multinational corporations, should have no right to sue for libel as it is in the overriding public interest that they be subjected to unfettered scrutiny and criticism, since they have such huge power and influence over people’s lives and the environment.