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5.0 out of 5 stars The Trial, 30 Jan. 2009
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This is the story of David Morris and Karen Steel, defendants in the longest libel trial in British History. Guardian journalist John Vidal is obviously and rightly sympathetic to the McLibel 2 as he documents their Trial. His wry sense of humour, sharp observations and ability to cut through the legal b-ll sh-t to the issues make it a readable and important book.

McDonalds dont come across well - they smear, snoop and spy on Morris and Steel. Their libel action nothing more than an attempt to make an example of the pair to discourage any others. Their tenacious acceptance of the gauntlet thrown down by McDonalds ought to be an example to us all.

Vidal also includes a prescient chapter (written in 1997) looking at the forces of globalism and the resistance to it. He is a writer on top of his subject. Steel and Morris write a few pages on their experience. McDonalds, despite an invite to contribute, keep schtum. I suppose this is considered an old story now , but one that is definetely still relevant and Vidals book is well worth getting hold of.

One point - make sure you get the edition with the final judgement in it as some editions don't get that far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars McSpotlight.org, 2 July 2012
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This review is from: McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial (Hardcover)
McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial
Well-written book which keeps you reading by inclusion of the additions about the difficulties faced by Helen Steel and David Morris when trying to organise their lives around their trial... it was almost impossible. The first major setback was when they were denied a jury. Lord Devlin famously said that a jury is 'the lamp that shows that freedom lives.'
McLibel is a must-read for anyone who cares about the diet of our children, the devastation of the rainforests, chemicals in farming, or JUSTICE. To discover more about how you can help today, go to the websight McSpotlight.org where you can see the whole story... but that doesn't compare to being able to dip into this wonderful book. George and the Dragon was nothing in comparison to this battle between two penniless, passionate campaigners and the McDonald Leviathan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and thought provoking stuff, 4 Nov. 1998
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This book is a real insight into the way the 'mind' of large corporations works. Although the information can be quite dry at times, I'm sure anyone not familiar with the McLibel case will be astonished by what went on. Thoroughly recommended !
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4.0 out of 5 stars McDonald's Can't Bully All of Us, 5 Mar. 2000
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This review is from: McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial (Hardcover)
Detailed look at the trial which left McDonald's with egg on their faces and a rather large legal bill - all to suppress a group of far-left ecocentrics. You will never look at a McChiken Sandwich in quite the same light.
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