‘We Need a Free Press But Do Not Have It’: UK Climate Campaigners Defend Blockade of Murdoch’s Destructive Media Empire | Common Dreams News

“Priti Patel and her government are part of a political system that does not want and does not benefit from a free press,” the statement continued. “Instead our leaders have allowed the majority of our media to be amassed in the hands of five people with powerful vested interests and deep connections to fossil fuel industries. Powerful vested interest has led to the appointment of Tony Abbott—a friend of Rupert Murdochs, a climate change denier, misogynist and homophobe—as a UK Trade Envoy. Our leaders are allowing these powerful few to deny the young the information they need to plan for their futures and defend themselves.”

Extinction Rebellion UK @XRebellionUKUK free press is as much a myth as the benevolence of Empire. If we are to cope with #ClimateCollapse we have to unlearn the toxic untruths maufactured by the lameStreamMedia that keep us frightened & divided. 70% of our press controlled by 5 non-dom billionaires. #buyapaper

‘We Need a Free Press But Do Not Have It’: UK Climate Campaigners Defend Blockade of Murdoch’s Destructive Media Empire | Common Dreams News