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DO YOU WANT A MURDOCH-FREE WORLD?

Who the hell doesn’t?

Our consumer campaigns are at the heart of everything MFW does. Because for far too long, Murdoch’s NewsCorp media has adversely influenced the public narrative in Australia and around the world, by channeling dangerous myths and lies into millions of homes and businesses and pushing an anti-climate, anti-progressive agenda which has turned this country from one people considered ‘lucky’ into a place where none but the richest and most privileged benefit.

Our aim is to collectively convince all advertisers in Australia’s most tawdry and hateful media to understand what they’re funding and to decide not to. We do this by choosing, as a group, to refuse to buy their products and services until they stop funding such media. We also politely ask businesses which stock or promote any such media to their clients, customers and staff to stop.

But that’s not all.

We also try to heavily patronise those businesses which DO divest from advertising in hate media, as a thank-you for their commitment to a better future for all of us.

All companies which advertise with hate media or who’ve decided not to do so are listed in our huge databases, so everyone can easily access this information. If companies haven’t advertised in a Murdoch publication for more than 21 days, they’re listed as a FRIEND, so everyone knows they should support these businesses. But if they refuse to stop advertising after being asked they’re a FOE, and we collectively boycott such companies.

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Are you in?

You can access our list here

This kind of collective action works, just as it did with Alan Jones. We forced him and his employer to stop spreading hate, misogyny and lies, and with all of us on board, we can do it again.

While our main campaign is to rid the world of Rupert Murdoch’s hate speech and lies, we also target some other media organisations who also spread the same lies and refuse to stop. You can see within our databases which companies are associated with advertising on or with different media organisations.

Our Databases hold all the information you need to get started. They contain multiple ways to contact advertisers and businesses which fund hate media. There are email addresses, website contact forms and social media contact information. We also supply email and poster templates to help, which can be found under the Campaign Resources tab at the bottom of this page.

Database

Does it work? Yes, it sure does!

More than 530 advertisers witchdrew from advertising on Alan Jones’ radio show before he left the station. This took five months to achieve, but it only took a couple of days of similar action to have other racist or misogynistic media commentators including Pete Evans and Eddie McGuire removed from their platforms.

Taking on Rupert Murdoch is harder, but we’ve already had more than 300 advertisers witchdraw.

It’s time to take it nuclear.

The campaign is all about using your voice in conjunction with hundreds of thousands of like-minded people. There are many different ways to get involved.

You can:

Contact businesses which advertise with hate media and ask them to stop. Choose 5 per day and write to them or call them, and boycott them if they refuse;

Talk to local businesses such as cafes, restaurants, medical surgeries, motels, hotels and schools if stock or broadcast hate media for their staff, customers, clients or patients. Ask them to stop and boycott them if they refuse;

Donate to fund MFW’s crucial work, as it takes a huge amount of labour and organisation to keep up-to-date with this critical work;

Offer to volunteer to read or watch some hate media to record the advertisers; and/or

Tell your own circle of friends or followers about MFW, and get them involved.

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Got a positive response? Awesome!

Let us know via our socials or the ‘Get In Touch’ link on the bottom of this page. Our Witchy volunteers will move them to the FRIENDS list.

Then sit back and watch our Witchdrawal database go up. And up. And up.

And all of it leading to a better – and Murdoch-free – planet.

To Your Brooms

If you care about your own future and that of others, get on board