TODAY: 14 Protests in U.S. Cities against Koch bid for Newspapers
by Connor Gibson
May 29, 2013
Help bolster today’s fourteen protests to keep Tribune Company newspapers out of the Koch Brothers’ hands: Call Tribune Company and urge the company to reject the Kochs’ offer!
Photos below.Today, protests are being held in fourteen U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, to amplify over 500,000 petition signatures to Tribune Company not to sell its newspapers to Koch Industries. Tribune Company publishes theLA Times, ChicagoTribune, BaltimoreSun, HartfordCourant,and four other daily national papers, as well as several weekly papers including Spanish publications.
The protests are being held outside the headquarters of Tribune Company’s major national newspapers, its TV stations, and cities with offices of companies who purchased Tribune Co after it filed for bankruptcy–Oaktree Capital Management (L.A.), Angelo Gordon & Co (New York City) and JP Morgan Chase (Boston).
Greenpeace has joined SEIU, Forecast the Facts, Daily Kos, Courage Campaign, Free Press, The Other 98%, DeSmogBlog, Common Cause’s national, Maryland and California chapters, CREDO Action, Working Families and 99 Uniting as the Coalition to Save our News. About 34,000 Greenpeace members added their signatures to the Coalition’s collective 500,000 signatures urging Tribune Company CEO Peter Liguori to keep his company out of Koch’s hands.
Here are a few photos from events that are already underway or completed: