Here is a song which needs to be updated with a current twist to it –
The song tells about just what it used to like to work for
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.
The word Fusilier being for a soldier armed with a light flintlock musket.
Sir Robert McAlpine is well know as a construction company.
Some of the places which McAlpine’s have built include
Hinkley Point B
Nukiller Power plants.
The company was also responsible for building the
Torness nukiller power plant.
During the construction of this reactor there was much opposition to the construction of the plant,
which included a Nonviolent Occupation of the site.
Sir Robert McAlpine’s parent company is Newarthill,
which is Privately owned.
According to a number of sources
McAlpine’s is lining itself up to build the next set of
proposed British nukiller reactors.
It looks like it’s now time to tell McAlpine’s just why
nukiller power is a Bad idea.
It’s an adverting agency which has done work for the military.
Way back in September 1981 I co-wrote a
Greenpeace ( London ) factsheet upon the advertising agencies
which were then being used by the British military.
‘SOME BACKGROUND TO THE LAUNCHING OF A CAMPAIGN
AGAINST ADVERTISING AGENCIES
PROMOTING THE MILITARY AND THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.’
Thing change and so have some of the contracts.
Here is an example of just how things have changed:
British Army seeks digital agency
Now here is where Young & Rubicam yet again come in to the
I’m thinking that it’s now about time that some more attention
was paid to what some of these adverting agencies,
are doing for the military in both Britain and the USA.
That might involve me in a little more research in to just what
they are all up to these days.
Just watch this space . . . . .
I’ve been looking through my archive, & came upon the following.
So here is the fun text of the very 1st
Greenpeace ( London ) anti-MuckD leaflet,
which was given out on Jan 19th 1985.
‘Macdonalds – The Sawdust people !
Sawdust – The Taste of macdonalds ‘food’
Sawdust – The nutritional value of macdonalds ‘food’
Sawdust – On the bloody floors of macdonalds slaughterhouses.
Sawdust – From the destruction of the Amazon rain forests
…. from the felling of millions of trees to provide more profits
for macdonalds …….
Macdonalds – The Sawdust people ! ‘
What followed on from that became McLibel.