Monday, June 03, 2013

Fwd: The Kochs and Murdoch will never see this one coming.

Hi everyone -- I don't usually forward requests for money, but this one is worth reading.  A great idea for taking back the country through real action, rather than begging the government to do the right thing for us. 

Howdy Kim -

Over 1,900 folks have stepped up and pledged to help us buy major newspaper publishers The Tribune Company before the likes of Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers can get their sinister hands on them.

Our crowdfunding campaign has been all over the news, spawning major stories on the corporate consolidation of our media in places like CBS, Bloomberg and the Huffington Post.

Now we're shifting into overdrive. And we need your help.

We need to raise $3500 to run hard-hitting ads on the online homes of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Company newspapers. If major newspapers are flirting with far-right billionaire ownership and corporate consolidation, we want to make sure their readers know.

The ads will have a simple message: "Don't Let Rupert Murdoch or the Koch Brothers Buy This Newspaper. Crowdsource it with us instead."

We believe that you can help us make this an even bigger national referendum on community owned media vs. corporate controlled media.

Help us make this a national story. Help us Free the Press.

Thanks for all you do to make this movement real.


John Sellers, The Other 98%

The Other 98% is making democracy work for the rest of us. Like what we do? You can donate to support this movement right now.

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