UK: STOP RUPERT MURDOCH

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To UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg:

At this time of global solidarity with democratic aspirations, we stand with the British people in their deep concern over Rupert Murdoch's threat to UK democracy. The Murdoch media empire has a global record of undermining democratic government and promoting division, intolerance and war. As citizens around the world who support international cooperation and peace, we appeal to you to deny Mr. Murdoch's bid to own nearly half the British media.
 
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In 48 hours, nearly half the British mass media could be bought by one of the world's worst media moguls.

Rupert Murdoch has exploited his vast media empire to push war in Iraq, elect George W Bush, spread resentment of muslims and immigrants, and block global action on climate change. He undermines democratic government across the world by threatening elected leaders with vicious and often false media coverage unless they do his bidding.

Britain plays a key role in Europe and the world. If Murdoch has a lock on British media, he will use it to undermine UK, EU and UN support for human rights and democracy. The UK is up in arms over the Murdoch bid, and even the government, elected with Murdoch's help, is split down the middle as it makes a decision this week. Global solidarity bolstered Egypt's pro-democracy protesters -- it can help Britain's. Let's build an urgent global outcry to stop Rupert Murdoch. Sign the petition to Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg!

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