Helen Steele




Helen Steele is a British environmental and animal rights activist, and a long time member of Greenpeace.

In 1994 McDonald's launched the infamous McLibel trial, in which Helen Steele and fellow Greenpeace member David Morris was sued for libelling McDonald's by handing out leaflets containing claims including that McDonald's served food which was damaging to people's health, exploited their workforce, and contributed to the destruction of Amazon rainforests.

The McLibel Trial became Britain's longest running legal trial. It was a PR disaster for McDonald's, with both Steele and Morris representing themselves in court against a large legal team from McDonald's.

After the launch of the Undercover Policing Enquiry, Helen Steele also became know

Helen Steele isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

My speech to ‘A Woman’s Place’ public meeting in Cambridge on 23rd Nov 2017

After the events at the Anarchist Bookfair, I was invited to speak at a public meeting ‘A Women’s Place is on the Platform’ organised in Cambridge by ‘A Woman’s Place‘ – a new campaign to fight for women’s rights and to preserve sex-based legal protections.  There is an ongoing campaign by some trans activists to silence women through the use of both physical threats, smears and lies as well as...

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“We know that over a thousand campaign groups have been spied upon by these political undercover policing units. This represents a significant interference with the right to political freedom of thought and the right to protest. Ultimately it is a means for those who hold power to preserve the status quo and prevent social change.”
Helen Steele

“What we want is a society without exploitation and oppression and I don't see how McDonalds can have any part to play in that- they're based on oppression and exploitation of workers, animals and the environment..”
Helen Steele

“Instead of everyone sharing the world's resources for the benefit of all, multinationals like McDonald's just want to use these resources to make profits for themselves. We have to fight back!”
Helen Steele

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