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The group's mock wanted poster

A group of British activists have formed a protest movement against the activities of News Corp to arrest Rupert Murdoch and form a mock trial, accusing him of political blackmail, tax avoidance, war crimes and phone hacking.

It is, of course, a stunt but also a genuine attempt fo have the British government ban him from the country.

'Occupy the Media' is the name given to the latest attempt to show that Murdoch was the main force of causing the Iraq war, which, they claim, has led to the Islamic terrorism, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths.

The claim is that Murdoch used the power of his newspapers to influence the governments of Britain, America and Australia to invade Iraq, which, in turn, is leading to a never-ending war between Islam and the rest of the world.

The organisers are blaming Murdoch – along with Tony Blair, John Howard and George W Bush – for the current terror resulting from the Iraq War.

The group posters say the actions urged by Murdoch papers have broken 

'... the crucial pillar of democracy'.

The action coincides with polls showing that British Labour has a slight lead over the Conservatives in advance of this year's UK elections.

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