Protesters are ramping up advocacy against the potential sale of all
or some of the Tribune Company to the conservative billionaire Koch
brothers with a nationwide day of action. Meanwhile, the number of
signatures on various online petitions has risen to more than 500,000.
will not sell our freedom of speech. We will not sell our right to have
independent news. We will not sell the City of Chicago,” said Shani
Smith, 38, a project organizer with Stand Up! Chicago.
“We are here for senior citizens, for children, for working families,
and that’s what we stand for. If the Koch brothers don’t stand for it, they most certainly cannot buy the Chicago Tribune.”
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