Mathematicians have been complaining for years about Elsevier‘s business practices. In 2006, topologists rose up against it, when the editorial board of Topology resigned and established the Journal of Topology.
A few days ago, Tim Gowers wrote a blog post HERE suggesting that it might now be a good time to act together to stop Elsevier by refusing to submit to their journals or to referee or do editorial work. A petition is HERE.
As a random thought, I wonder whether it would be possible for representatives of the scientific community to sue large publishers to gain open access to papers written before year X, where X is around 2005 or something.