- Freelands Foundation
This review was originally posted on A-N Magazine’s review page but as a protest against A-N Magazine’s uncritical coverage of the Murdoch-funded Freelands Foundation I took the review down, further I have removed all my reviews from A-N until an open and honest discussion on the motivations and objectives, as well as a spotlight on the source of Freelands’ finances, takes place. The right wing methodologies displayed in the behaviours of the Freelands Foundation and the arts organizations supported by it are not things I aspire to. Artists have choices, the Freelands Foundation does not offer choice, it offers complicity.
The Murdoch media and press empire, of which Elisabeth Murdoch is an extremely active member, have relentlessly attacked immigrants, Muslims, Jews, the Black community, the disabled, the poor and those on welfare, students, the gay and bi community, those who identify as queer, the trans community, women, feminists, asylum seekers and the Windrush generation so happily take Freelands Foundation money if you are white, middle-class, right wing, privileged and straight. Added Bonus: They also campaigned in favor of Brexit and Austerity.