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In 1990, McDonald’s filed a libel suit against two activists involved with London Greenpeace in England for allegedly distributing a six-sided fact sheet entitled “What’s Wrong With McDonald’s?” The pamphlet criticized McDonald’s environmental record and questioned the nutritional value of burger and fries.

McLibel — as the case is known — is now the longest trial of any kind in English history, and has stimulated worldwide publicity and protests. The McLibel Two — Helen Steel and David Morris — are defending themselves against McDonald’s team of top libel lawyers, and the defense is funded entirely by donations from the public.

Joining us to talk about the case is Helen Steel, one of the activists being sued by McDonald’s.

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