”Liberal CIA” Network of ”New Left” Foundations, Media, Activism

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“Liberal CIA [is] the best mafia you can deal with in the 20th century.”

 
Harvard’s mushroom, LSD and DMT pioneer Dr. Timothy Leary. [1]

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“A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.”

“I agree with you that there is nothing to prevent an individual from exerting as much influence through his work in a private foundation as he could through work in the government or in many other kinds of organization.”

 
March 17, 1952 letter of Richard Bissell, Jr., the soon-to-be CIA deputy director of operations under Allen Dulles, to Milton Katz of the Ford Foundation and Carnegie Endowment. [3]

The engine: key foundations

Total combined assets (2017): roughly $143 billion (apart from Google, Facebook and the Dutch Postcode Loterij). And there are at least two dozen other important ones.

Dedicated ISGP article: Psychedelics and elites.

Psychedelics-science overlap

“The next day, in Washington, the same arguments were made by other NSA [National Student Association] leaders to Sol Stern, who was writing the story [why its CIA relationship shouldn’t be exposed]. They actually advanced the intriguing contention that such a disclosure would be damaging to the enlightened men of the “liberal” internationalistic wing of the CIA who were willing to provide clandestine money to domestic progressive causes.”

 

“I had all sorts of dirty tricks to hurt their circulation and financing. The people running Ramparts were vulnerable to blackmail. We had awful things in mind, some of which we carried off, though Ramparts fell of its own accord. We were not the least inhibited by the fact that the CIA had no internal security role in the United States.”

 
CIA officer Edgar “Eddie” Applewhite about his 1967 operation against Ramparts magazine at the behest of Desmond FitzGerald. [5]
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Part of the “liberal CIA” network.

It wasn’t until 2014, while writing ISGP’s Cult of National Security Trolls article, that I really began to notice the extent of the manipulation of the political and religious/spiritual left in society, largely by certain liberal Eastern Establishment families and individuals. I always could see it to some extent, but for years on end I was bogged down in research dealing with the “traditional” CIA: drug, death squads, assassination, the neocon alliance starting in the late 1970s, and more.

But… what about “the left”? Even more so because the CIA leadership itself always seems to be much more liberal and globalist than the ultraright militants it loves to use around the world – not unlike a Rupert Murdoch owning Fox News. Well, the problem was, there was just never that much to be found.

Of course, huge amounts of (questionable) articles exist about Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the CFR and “the globalists” running them, but… those are pro-corporate liberal elites. We know that they simply must control just about the entirety of the media and most western political parties – from the liberals to labor and the greeners; even the socialists – just based on the endless and very systematic open borders propaganda coming from all of these groups. It almost appears as if there’s a CIA aspect to that control, but this turns out to be very hard to define, let alone prove.

However, if we skip the obviously globalist, big business, liberal elite elements for a second… what about all this really low-level, seemingly grassroots activism, from psychedelic gurus of the 1960s to the much more modern Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous, Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, to all these relatively small “new left” media outlets? A lot of these elements do come across as propagandist, with most being as pro-open borders as Bilderberg elites.

And what about those strange activist sites of the early 2000s, when I was starting out with this type of research? Sites as Indymedia and GNN? What about “anti-establishment” left-wing political gurus as Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone? Can they really lead us the way into the light? Chomsky’s blatant denial of basic JFK and 9/11 questions is the reason that I hardly even bothered to read his work. It always surprised me how anyone ever could take him serious because of it. The same goes for Oliver Stone with regard to 9/11.

Most recently, I started to wonder what is up with all these strange “antifa” street protests in favor of open borders, especially when Trump came onto the scene. They just never fit with the opinions of the people around me.

In early 2015 these were definitely questions in my mind, but I didn’t really try to find answers to them. Still, I did start to notice more and more peculiarities. The first one was that alternative media outlet Democracy Now! on occasion receives major financing from the Ford Foundation. At the time this blew my mind, because donations like these are very easy-to-spot proof that the government – or superclass – is financing supposedly independent opposition groups to the regular media. The Democracy Now! financing reminded me of “rumors” that The Nation magazine also has ties to the superclass.

Around the same time I ran into the Drug Policy Alliance, an outfit with massive Eastern Establishment backing that pushes not just marijuana legalization, but also stimulates research into MDMA, DMT, ayahuasca, ibogaine, mushrooms and other psychedelics. While today ISGP has a dedicated article on the history and elite ties of the psychedelics movement, mainly due to time constraints, at the time I did little with all this information, assuming for the time being that these ties and financing were incidental.

Actually, I did try to inform Joe Rogan about this last fact regarding the Drug Policy Alliance, considering his extreme interest in psychedelics, but that was about it. As usual, this effort fell on deaf ears. Rogan, as it turns out, transforms into an extremely suspicious character whenever conspiracy topics are brought up. This introduction is not the place to discuss this, but it’s ironic that a year later Rogan actually invited Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Soros agent par excellence, to his podcast for the first time. During the hours-long conversation, not a word was mentioned by either person of all the big establishment money behind the Drug Policy Alliance. It’s one of numerous instances that made me wonder to what extent the debate on the left is controlled by the superclass.

Questions and partial answers kept piling up throughout 2015 and 2016. Awaiting clarification, I actually couldn’t finish more than half a dozen articles. In one I had to discuss superclass influence on the environmental movement, in another the so-called new religions movement, and in yet others topics as NSA domestic spying, Occupy Wall Street, the “new left” media, psychedelics, professional skeptics, George Soros, Jeffrey Epstein, Joe Rogan, or crop circles. As already determined to a large extent in the 2014 Cult of National Security Trolls article, each and every time the same elite foundations and individuals appeared to be operating in the background, also while exploring these related subjects.

I briefly tried discussing this elite network in sections of ISGP’s Coast to Coast AM and Alex Jones articles, but by early 2016 the situation had become really unmanageable. Apart from virtually duplicate content being generated throughout the site, it was clear that a ton of additional research and organizing still was needed. Really the only way to go was to create a separate oversight of whatever this network is. The result the reader can find here.

This page is not exactly an article in the traditional sense. It’s more like a quick reference guide by presenting brief summaries of a vast range of organizations and, even more important, supplementing it with credible sources. It’s also structured in such a way that updating – including the updating of other ISGP articles that tie into this oversight – is made as easy as possible.

This easy updating aspect turned out to be essential, because an endless amount of additions have been made since the first version of this oversight. The main problem is that the discussion of this network, and certainly in the manner that it is done here, has been a rather unique endeavor. I had to gather sources from everywhere, in many cases having no other choice than to manually crawl through annual reports and Form 990s in order to figure out who has been financing what. From there I would run into other foundations and organizations that needed checking. You’re talking thousands of hours of research and writing at this point for ISGP’s “liberal CIA” series.

“Liberal CIA” explained: controlled opposition aspect of the liberal Eastern Establishment

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Key financiers of the “liberal CIA” network. F.l.t.r.: George Soros, David Rockefeller, Bill Gates Sr., Ted Turner. Bottom-row, from right: widow of Walter Annenberg and Brooke Astor, the widow of Vincent Astor.
Earliest history: Vincent Astor was a key founder of secretive private intelligence network “The Room” and Walrus Club pre-WWII, which liasoned with British intelligence chief Sir Stewart Menzies and spawned the OSS and CIA. Nelson Rockefeller was part of this network.

This past year, 2016, while studying the liberal “new left” establishment, I sometimes ran across insiders to the liberal foundation network who were talking about working with “liberal CIA … the best mafia you can deal with in the twentieth century” [6]. Or you read about them appealing to the “enlightened men of the liberal internationalistic wing of the CIA who were willing to provide clandestine money to domestic progressive causes.” [7]

Subsequently, often from sources dating to later decades, I see these persons and their cliques flock around foundations as Rockefeller, Ford, Soros, Tides, Turner and others. Then I find that the first two of these foundations, along with the Carnegie Foundation and USAID, back in the 1950s and 1960s took over CIA financing of the important America-Africa Institute in order to prevent a potential kind of negative backlash. [8]

More and more all these little hints made me suspect that the Rockefeller family and their associates indeed are CIA. Of course, evidence along these lines had been creeping up long before, but I never really attached establishment CIA operations to the “new left”, “alternative” media and anti-Wall Street activist groups pushing for social reform. I never even knew these top foundations were so deeply involved in this.

For the longest time, I was quite uncomfortable with the term “liberal CIA”. Despite that, on a regular basis I kept finding evidence of its accuracy. For example, one late addition to this oversight is famous inventor and scientific theorist Buckminster Fuller. At first glance, it sounds utterly ridiculous to label Buckminster Fuller “CIA”. But I maintained these suspicions based on Fuller’s involvement in the (Laurance Rockefeller-influenced) Esalen Institute and because he has been such an inspiration to various members that built the psychedelic movement, not to mention the curious John Brockman of the Edge Foundation and TED Talks-tied annual Billionaires’ Dinners. In the end, it’s just a “gut feeling” based on a limited number of facts.

But, as usual, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Months later I ran into the fact that Fuller’s closest associate in writing a lot of his key work was E. J. Applewhite, a CIA covert operations officer who actually was assigned the job of undermining the (bizarre) left-wing Ramparts magazine. Apart from the fact that this is the gazillonth piece of evidence that the CIA has always been active domestically, and not exactly in a legal manner, it also clearly ties Fuller to the CIA.

Another few months later I find that Brendan O. Regan has been “Research Coordinator for R. Buckminster Fuller”. There’s no absolute proof, but looking at Regan’s deep involvement in SRI and IONS, as well as a number of statements that exist about him, he appears to have been an important CIA officer (or asset) and in any case was an important national security insider.

Yet another few months later I find that early board members of the Buckminster Fuller Institute have included Margaret Mead, whose Macy Conferences can be linked to the CIA’s MKULTRA program, among other ties of hers; Norman Cousins, a Pilgrims Society member who founded the United World Federalists under the CIA’s Cord Meyer; and Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a daughter of David Rockefeller and future vice chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Obviously, the Rockefeller family has been best friends with a number of past CIA directors, most notably the Dulles brothers, John McCone and Richard Helms.

So, what are we left to conclude here? Certainly that there is something going on here with Buckminster Fuller that we, the masses, have never been informed about. The same goes for all other persons, institutes and media outlets discussed here. There are all kinds of covert elite and national security/CIA overlaps. And, ultimately, shedding light on these anomalies is all that this oversight is trying to accomplish.

Rockefellers and friends as “superclass CIA”

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September 11, 2006: Fake debate about Pentagon-no-plane theories and the like between the Loose Change creators and Popular Mechanics representatives (both tied to ultraright CIA interests) on Democracy Now!, a “new left” media outfit massively financed by foundations as Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Lannan, Soros, etc.
Keep in mind, these debates usually are utterly realistic with “actors” having adopted a decades-long or even life-long cover-personality. I discuss this aspect in ISGP’s Cult of National Security Trolls article.

Actually, soon after the original version of this introduction here was done, I added chapters to ISGP’s Pilgrims Society article, including The Cold War Rockefeller CIA network, in which the CIA connections of the Rockefeller family and their closest friends are summarized. Turns out, the family not only maintained friendships with CIA directors, secretaries of state, national security advisors and presidents, Nelson and especially David Rockefeller (and through him, certainly also Laurance Rockefeller) were briefed by CIA division chiefs on covert operations and actively fronted for the CIA in the anti-communist “Cultural Cold War”. The same goes for most of their closest establishment friends (most of whom have been Pilgrims).

In other words, for the longest time the CIA directorship and other key government positions involved in the oversight of the most secret operations actually were handed to key members of the liberal Rockefeller establishment, forming a kind of “superclass CIA” network that sat on top of the “bureaucratic CIA” – or even the Special Group, the CIA oversight body that fell under the national security advisor. Certainly not everyone agreed all the time (far from it), but a system was created in which proteges of political, banking and think tank elites invariably emerged as leading candidates for the exact same positions their mentors held. In this process, Democrat and Republican party lines hardly mattered. This process was somewhat interrupted in November 2016 with the election of Donald Trump, although we have to be cognizant that persons who filled key cabinet posts under Trump still shared a variety of NGOs with the likes of Henry Kissinger and James Woolsey – and that the conservative movement seems to be little more than controlled opposition.

The ties of the Rockefellers and their friends to the CIA and national security state, as well as the grooming process in establishment circles, is described in much more detail in ISGP’s Pilgrims Society article. With the passing of David Rockefeller in March 2017, the era of Rockefeller globalization might be over. But the elite NGOs and liberal CIA foundations remain in place and a re bigger than ever.

1976 Church Committee: CIA loves elite foundations for cover

In another huge coincidence – if we can even call it that at this point – it wasn’t until early 2018, a solid two years after this article and everything above was written, that I ran into a very obscure part of the 1976 Church Committee report. Even today in 2018, I only found one obscure back-alley/data-dump link that includes the entire Church Committee report, including its foundation segment, and accessible for free. One assumes such a thing can only be due to the report’s sensitivity. As for the foundation network, the report reads:

  “During the 1950s and 1960s, the CIA turned increasingly to covert action in the area of student and labor matters, cultural affairs, and community developments. … The CIA subsidized, advised, and even helped develop “private” organizations that would compete with the communists around the world. … [Many] were U.S.-based student, labor, cultural, or philanthropic organizations whose international activities the CIA subsidized. …

The philanthropic [CIA] fronts used prior to 1967 funded a seemingly limitless range of covert action programs affecting youth groups, labor unions, universities, publishing houses, and other private institutions in the United States and abroad. … Support [was provided to, for instance] an international organization of veterans and an international foundation for developing countries [as well as] an organization of journalists and an international women’s association. … Agency funds were used to host foreign visitors [and] provide scholarships to an international cooperative training center at a United States university… The CIA assisted in the establishment in 1951 and the funding for over a decade of a research institute at a major American university. …

“By 1967, when public disclosure of NSA [National Student Association]’s funding … caused a major curtailment of these activities, interest in the major covert action efforts in these areas was already waning.

“There appear to be two reasons for this. First, there was considerable skepticism within the CIA as to the effectiveness of this approach. … Richard Helms [explained], “The clandestine operator … is trained to believe that you really can’t count on the honesty of your agent to do exactly what you want or to report accurately unless you own him body and soul.”

“Second, it became increasingly difficult to conceal the CIA funds that supported these activities as the scale of the operations grew. By fiscal year 1967, for example, over $3 million [$22.5 million in 2018] was budgeted for youth and student programs and $6 million [$45 million in 2018] for labor. Most of the funds were transmitted through legitimate or “devised” foundations — that is, fictitious entities established by the CIA.

“The use of philanthropic organizations was a convenient way to pass funds, in that large amounts could be transferred rapidly, and in a form that need not alert unwitting officers of the recipient organizations to their source. In addition, foundation grants bestowed upon the recipient the apparent “blessing” of the foundation. The funding pattern involved a mixture of bona fide charitable foundations, devised foundations and funds, [CIA] “front men” drawn from a list of America’s most prominent citizens, and lawyers representing undisclosed clients.

The CIA’s intrusion into the foundation field in the 1960s can only be described as massive. Excluding grants from the “Big Three” — Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie — of the 700 grants over $10,000 given by 164 other foundations during the period 1963-1966, at least 108 involved partial or complete CIA funding. More importantly, CIA funding was involved in nearly half the grants the non-“Big Three” foundations made during this period in the field of international activities. In the same period more than one-third of the grants awarded by non-“Big Three” in the physical, life and social sciences also involved CIA funds.

“Bona fide foundations, rather than those controlled by the CIA, were considered the best and most plausible kind of funding cover for certain kinds of operations. A 1966 CIA study explained the use of legitimate foundations was the most effective way of concealing the CIA’s hand as well as reassuring members of funded organizations that the organization was in fact supported by private funds.” [9]

Although it’s a shame that the reports circumvents mentioning the exact level of CIA ties of the “big three” foundations, and also excludes the names of all organizations (including “publishing houses”) the CIA was financing, this report remains quite incredible. For starters, so many elements of this supposedly defunct CIA network are extremely recognizable in the modern world:

  • There are the “big three”: Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie – to this day key foundations in this “new” “liberal CIA” network.
  • There is the shared “America’s most prominent citizens” component.
  • While the focus is a little different today, we also see that all the same type of NGO and seemingly non-NGO organizations are being funded.
  • Arguably today’s foundation network is making use of a variety of fronts to channel or launder a portion of its grants through. A lot of major foundations have been financing more minor foundations or institutes, which in turn finance other, often relatively obscure, or controversial, groups. The Tides Foundation, Threshold Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, and the Alliance for Global Justice are examples of this. The Proteus Fund is another candidate. It doesn’t even have to be about controversy, such as with the Warren Buffett family’s NoVo Foundation pumping multi-millions annually in the Nike Foundation and the New World Foundation, the latter chaired by Hillary Clinton in the 1980s and more recently the recipient of financing from Black Lives Matter activist and singer Beyonce. Today it is very common that foundation A is financing foundation B, with both making contributions to foundation or institute C. Much of this seems to be about creating the illusion of a more diverse funding base, making the situation look less conspicuous. Along that same line, it is basically the norm that major foundations switch places all the time with the institutes they finance. It seems very clear though that these grants are coordinated at a very high level.

To summarize, it looks as if today’s modern “liberal CIA” network is an improved, more deniable version of the one first unearthed in 1967 and discussed more in-depth by the Church Committee in 1976. The foundations, supplemented with corporate financing in many places, are so large these days – with a good number of them focused on very overt “democracy-sponsoring” (i.e. coup-plotting) – that the CIA doesn’t need to transfer black budget funds through them anymore. The Agency can just focus on… whatever it is they are focused on – which might well be the continued penetration of upcoming American businesses and foundations, western political parties, and any potential “alternative” media and activism networks. In this last instance, think 9/11 “Truth”, for example, or many elements of the conservative controlled opposition network, which only has very few foundations backing it. Somebody has to pay all those John Birchers and conspiracy Nazis. Alex Jones and Jeff Rense are just two names that come to mind.

“Liberal CIA” foundations all have their own focus. Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation are heavily focused on pro-Third World immigration and LGBTQ activism, especially against “populist” candidates. They are backed in this effort on occasion by the smaller Carnegie Corporation and the even smaller Rockefeller Brothers Fund, with the Warren Buffett family’s NoVo Foundation, not listed here, strongly focused on the LGBTQ aspect. Soros is also very, very deeply tied to European leaders and the EU’s leadership.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is heavily focused on healthcare issues in Africa, in the process more subtlely pushing for open borders from Africa to the First World. The Rockefeller Foundation also is strongly focused Africa, including the AIDS issue.
The relatively new Omidyar Network is involved in Africa, but also in the high-tech sector. Along with Soros, Google, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, it supports Wikileaks and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as some of the groups revolving around them, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
All of the above foundations are closely tied to the Clinton Global Initiave, clearly showing the U.S. Democrat Party to be the favorite of globalists today.
Multi-billionaire foundations as Hewlett and Packard, not listed here, are predominantly focused on environmental issues.

As for Soros, he is now spending up to a billion dollars a year undermining undesirable “populist” presidents all throughout the West, including Trump in the United States, and Eastern Europe – and has operations throughout the world, working alongside USAID, Madeleine Albright’s National Democratic Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy and other NGOs. It is very much possible that Soros’ entire Open Society Foundations network is loaded from top to bottom with (deniable) CIA agents. The Ford Foundation, at least in the United States, is very active along the same political lines – “anti-racism” and LGBTQ rights – and has been rumored to be an arm of the CIA for many decades at this point. Together, these two foundations alone are worth $32 billion.

That $32 billion was worth $4.3 billion in 1967. If these foundations spent the minimum number of 5% of that, together they would be spending $215 million back in 1967, over three times more than the CIA had trouble hiding back in those days. Then consider that all major “liberal CIA” foundations today are worth about $150 billion together, so back in 1967 these foundations – if they all would have existed with the wealth they have today – would have been spending a minimum of roughly $1 billion annually.

Looking at these numbers, it seems clear why the Rockefeller network, with close friends as former CIA director Richard Helms, developed such an obsession with developing corporate and billionaire philanthropy. In recent years alone, much of Silicon Valley has been recruited, which is obvious just by looking at their extremely uniform political allegiances: they’re all Democrat and all pro-Third World immigration – and the only “dissenter”, Peter Thiel, is a billionaire Bilderberg steering committee member deeply involved in the financing of what appear to be controlled opposition networks. Creating such a giant network of philanthropists makes sense if one wants to have a huge pool of money available that can transferred to tightly-controlled research institutes, action groups and “alternative” media outlets that need it to survive – with the ability to hide these CIA-type donations within a larger pool of funds that seemingly go to perfectly legitimate philanthropic organizations.

That having been said, modern billionaire philanthropy is questionable business at best. Much of it comes down to social and media pressure and rich people preferring to spent money on pet projects (and reaping prestige while pretending not to care about that), and getting some additional positive media attention for their businesses in the process. Instead, it can be argued that it would be better if most of the funds locked in elite tax-exempt foundations are taxed and spend by national governments on roads, public transport, healthcare, social security and related programs to help the poor, the environment, border security (limiting Third World immigration), projects to increase the native white birth rate, and so much more. Private philanthropy has traditionally hardly existed in north-west Europe and, certainly before the problem of mass Third World immigration, have been the best-organized post-World War II societies in the history of the world. The U.S., on the other hand, with all its corporate philanthropy, has been the best example in the West of severe labor exploitation, huge income inequality, a huge lack of social and health care programs, and a terrible state of public transport. What we have here instead is that hundreds of millions of dollars that should have been taxed, are spent on attacking a democratically-elected president, Donald Trump.

Someone could counter with the argument that Trump is a huge problem, especially with regard to social programs and the environment. True, but at the same time there’s quite a bit of evidence discussed elsewhere on ISGP that “populist” extremists as Trump are little more than controlled opposition assets – and that a lot of extreme “left-versus-right” bickering that is so typical of the U.S. (and increasingly more in Europe all of a sudden with the rise of “populism”) actually is sponsored by the national security state, with a huge portion of the left-wing element being taking care of by major foundations. Maybe if this extremely large network of globalist “liberal CIA” NGOs didn’t exist, or was much smaller, all of a sudden the CIA wouldn’t have the capability anymore to keep this conservative controlled opposition element in our society under control. That’s speculation, but what is fact is that the foundations discussed here absolutely play an overwhelming role in managing left-wing dissent in our society. And also that they most certainly are behaving like they are part of a private intelligence agency.

Ultimately, I suspect that the whole “liberal CIA” network initially came together rather organically as a combination of genuine liberal ideas (but not necessarily socialist) within the Eastern Establishment and the need to satisfy and maintain an anti-communist left in the West. The core of this network early on was formed through the close relationship between David Rockefeller and CIA director Allen Dulles (whom David Rockefeller promised the Ford Foundation presidency if Dulles wasn’t elected CIA director), Dulles’ protege John McCone, and then Richard Helms. During this early period more and more CIA-linked conspiracies took place, including CIA drug trafficking, the 1963 JFK assassination, and MKULTRA. Meanwhile, opposition arose to the Vietnam War, more and more alternative media outlets became available, and eventually the internet came along, followed by an ever-worsening Third World immigration crisis and the 9/11 event, both of which sparked huge new waves of government skeptics. It appears that with each step this elite network became more elaborate and sophisticated in managing dissent in western society. Arguably control over left-wing thinking has always been deemed the most important, because it is the most sophisticated and, due to urbanization, increasingly widespread, with Third World immigration being the primary obsession of the liberal superclass. Thus, the need for elaborate control and promotion of globalism at all levels of the left led to the build up of foundations that could be promoted by (the already controlled) media as independent. In contrast, right-wingers only need to be portrayed as a bunch of crazy, conspiracy-mongering bigots or hopelessly impractical isolationists. The CIA budget might be able to handle that. But it appears it couldn’t handle managing the left all around the West and in various other places in the world. Thus, the “liberal CIA” foundations were built up.

However, where the CIA and its covert domestic arm begins and the NGO leadership ends is impossible to say at this point. We need to get much more detail on how people are recruited and who exactly is steering assets around, and where, including those contacting ISGP.

The “real CIA”

The coincidences keep stacking up. Around the same time that I ran into the 1976 Church Committee report describing the CIA’s fondness of using elite foundations – large or small – to launder its funds through, I also ran into a 1989 article series of Lyndon LaRouche’s Executive Intelligence Review. EIR might not be the most ideal stand-alone source, but their description of the “real CIA” is just too relevant to pass over here. It is very unique in its detail and ISGP fully agrees with them – a conclusion reached independently:

  “The Anglo-American financial Establishment operates principally through an octopus-like structure made
up of think tanks, tax-exempt foundations, and law firms which, in turn, act to spawn civic movements, protest groups, political action committees, and even pseudo-religions, as it suits their purposes. …

“[This] “real CIA” [is] a vast octopus extending far beyond the compound at Langley, Virginia and penetrating many agencies of government, as well as most think tanks on behalf of private financier interests rather than any elected agency of government. … The “real CIA” [is] running [a] vast social engineering operation against the American public…

“Back in the immediate postwar period, some Establishment “spooks,” such as IBM founder Thomas “Pop” Watson argued that the covert operations function should be run exclusively through private agencies such as the major Anglo-American multinational corporations, banks, and law firms, as they had been prior to World War II.

“An uneasy compromise was struck, such that, even as the CIA was being established, parallel private agencies such as the Rand Corporation and the Ford Foundation were coming into being as well. From the outset, Rand, the Ford Foundation, and other foundations and think tanks were firmly under the top-down control of the “utopians,” [Rockefeller globalists] whose vision of a postwar world federalist arrangement [global goverment with less powerful local authorities] was reflected in their sponsorship of the “post-industrial society” myth, the ecology movement, the New Age, and the drug-rock counterculture.

“This world federalist faction has also been in the forefront of efforts to revive the Trust, a global power-sharing arrangement with Bolshevik Russia that had been attempted at the time of the Russian Revolution and up through Stalin’s consolidation of power in the 1930s.” [10]

These comments were based on statements LaRouche was making in 1973, but the original quotes cannot be found at this point. The only thing available is that someone back in 1974 in EIR-predecessor magazine, the New Solidarity International Press Service, wrote that “blowing official CIA activities and personnel to cover the activities of the real CIA” [11] is quite common practice by the establishment.

EIR actually appears to have been the only alternative publication to have picked up on the fact that the Eastern Establishment tried to form a privately-funded intelligence agency that would serve as the successor to World War II’s OSS. Truman did not agree and played his part in seeing to the creation of the CIA in 1947. True, the CIA was founded and dominated by the Eastern Establishment as well, but at least it was set up as a federal apparatus. The original source for this privately-funded CIA network is a mainstream book from 1972 on the history of the OSS that was discussed in the Washington Post at the time. The book reads:

“Private enterprise at first hoped to fill the void [of what would become the OSS successor]. One former OSS Deputy Director approached Thomas Watson of IBM with a business proposition. Why not form a private intelligence organization and offer its services on contract to the government? These two men raised the initial capital for the venture, but their efforts were in vain. The White House soon approved the creation of [the] Central Intelligence Agency.” [12]

This is a pretty amazing statement, especially in light of the fact that the unnamed OSS deputy director and Thomas Watson – a Nazi collaborator whose family members have been generational members of the Pilgrims Society, alongside the Rockefellers – had already raised the funds for this operation. Did IBM put up the money by itself? Or did Eastern Establishment friends as Nelson Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Winthrop Aldrich, the Mellons and future top-level CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt help put up these funds? After all, as this author rediscovered, pre-World War II there existed “The Room” and the Walrus Club in New York City, which constituted a private intelligence network combining British intelligence, the American OSS – through OSS chief William Donovan and Pilgrim elitist David Bruce – and the elite families just mentioned (except Mellon). Whether or not something was secretly done with Thomas Watson’s private intelligence network is impossible to say, but it most certainly should be clear that these elite interests did, in fact, form a kind of private intelligence network that is more secret that the CIA itself. As a matter of fact, it has never been exposed, despite copious amounts of evidence for its existence. “Liberal CIA”, “conservative CIA” and conspiracy disinformation networks, including those aspects funded by Laurance Rockefeller, all point in that direction.

As for LaRouche’s comment that the “real CIA” of Eastern Establishmentarians regularly exposes the official, bureaucratic CIA, that is an interesting statement to reflect on in light of all the New York Times, Washington Post and modern “new left” magazine exposés about right-wing CIA activities, from ties to the National Student Association in the 1960s, to domestic activity related to the anti-Vietnam War movement in the early 1970s, followed by MKULTRA, the Phoenix Project and other right-wing CIA programs; to Iran-Contra and the BCCI in the 1980s, to Blackwater and extraordinary renditions right after 9/11. I certainly have noticed that quite a bit of CIA exposing has been done by otherwise very propagandist individuals and magazines with close links to foundations as Ford and Open Society (Soros). Thus it’s a very odd game that is going on: much of the time things simply come down to “liberal CIA” exposing “conservative CIA” and vice versa. It’s all posturing and screenplay – and the bigger picture is never revealed.

Zbigniew Brzezinski seems to have admitted this left-versus-right screenplay when he, with a triumphant expression on his face, explained back in 1989 on C-Span the criticism on his Trilateral Commission by members of the public:

  “In the mid 60s I was on the policy planning council of the Department of State. In 1960 I was marginally involved in the Kennedy campaign for the president’s foreign policy brain trust. In 1968 I directed the foreign policy task forces for vice president [Hubert] Humphrey, who was running for the presidency. In 1972 I became director of the Trilateral Commission … In 1976 I directed the foreign policy task forces for Jimmy Carter. Then I became [his] national security advisor for four years. … In 1988, I was co-chairman with Brent Scowcroft and Henry Kissinger of the foreign policy task force of vice president Bush [who was running for president]. …

“Not only did I run [the Trilateral Commission]. I helped to found and organize it with David Rockefeller. So if any of your viewers is conspiracy-minded, here is one of the conspirators. … Look, the Commission operates openly. There’s nothing secret about it. …

“I encounter this [criticism that the Trilateral Commission “guides the foreign policy of this country”] all the time when I speak around the country. The cooks that pop up with this theory come either from the extreme, loony left-wing perspective; or the extreme loony right-wing perspective.

“If it’s a loony right-winger [i.e., “conservative CIA” like Alex Jones], he will stand up and say, “You are a conspiracy people who want to empose a one world government and deprive us of our souvereignty.”

“And if it’s an extremely loony left-winger [i.e. “liberal CIA” like Democracy Now! or related], he’ll stand up and say, “You are a conspiracy of rich capitalists who want to control the world for the sake of global profits.”

“And that crazy outfit LaRouche started with the left and swung to the right, for example, over the last 15 years.” [13]

The reader should really keep in mind that the left-versus-right debate is very, very easy to spot. Almost all “liberal CIA” assets have the exact same opinions. In the minority of cases that they don’t support Clinton or Obama it is always in protest of “corporatism” and sometimes “militarism”. And no matter what, they are always pro-Third World immigration. Those two elements basically are never touched, along with the green aspect. Some of the more radical “liberal CIA” assets are 9/11 “truthers”. While they may not necessarily all push the bogus idea that Flight 77 didn’t hit the Pentagon (an almost golden rule in 9/11 “Truth” circles), none of them have ever really gone into any detail about what exactly is wrong with the event. They just argue in favor of a new investigation.

Of course, it’s possible to go into a lot of detail why the LaRouche organization – which is a little different from any other group, as also described by Brzezinki – simply is not credible enough to be mentioned here. That includes countless never-backed-up “Tavistock” and “Britain-did-it” claims in the articles just cited from. LaRouche’s wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, and other leading light of the LaRouche organization, post-9/11 were involved in Thierry Meyssan’s Axis of Peace group, dominated by communists, extreme socialists, Holocaust deniers and, of course, 9/11-no-planers as Meyssan and others. Unsurprisingly, the LaRouche organization also virulently pro-Third World immigration and hates Trump – similar to virtual all media outlets and political parties in existence. In March 2016, Helga Zepp-LaRouche wrote:

“The images of refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border are the reflection of the total inhumanity of the EU…

“The monetarist paradigm is producing fascist movements, such as that of Donald Trump in the United States and Alternative für Deutschland in Germany. Here, a demonstration of 40,000 organized by the xenophobic, right-wing Pegida movement in Dresden, Germany.” [14]

Suddenly, the Larouche organization lost all middle ground here. Fact is, the LaRouche organization has always been an unusual brand of leftist socialism. It could never really be branded “right-wing”, but it is fascinating nevertheless that Brzezinski singled out the LaRouche organzation at the time. That’s generally reserved for controlled opposition groups.

Nevertheless, one can definitely make the case that a lot of old Executive Intelligence Review work, especially from the 1970s and 1980s, contains countless gold nuggets and accurate descriptions of elitist networks. For starters, almost no other conspiracy publication ever described Le Cercle or the 1001 Club, not when EIR did it at least. EIR also gave information on various elites that to this day have only been “rediscoverd” by ISGP through the ISGP’s Superclass Index. Also when discussing “conservative CIA” networks, it didn’t take long for this author to once again find EIR being the only outlet to describe the left-right controlled opposition paradigm, complete with NGOs and individuals also under investigation by ISGP.

Credible or not, the only thing really important here is that in 1989 Executive Intelligence Review described the “real CIA” as an Eastern Establishment structure consisting of “tax-exempt foundations [that] spawn civic movements, protest groups, political action committees, and even pseudo-religions…” – while this is exactly what ISGP has been researching in this “liberal CIA” series of articles. It may not be wise to mention EIR here, but at the same time it might also be interesting for readers to have this additional perspective on what the “real CIA” actually might be.

Despite it being much less certain, EIR’s claim of a “power-sharing arrangement” with Russia has also been included for a very specific reason. This because it seems to be next to impossible to escape the grasp of the “liberal CIA” network – even when moving abroad. For every “right wing” CIA conspiracy based on black budget or drug money, there appears to be a foundation-backed “liberal CIA” one trying to counter it. Look, for example, at CIA support for Contra drug trafficking and death squads against the Sandinistas. When you look around in the elite foundation-backed “liberal CIA” network, it’s possible to find many historic backers of the Sandinistas, generally all of them new agers, conspiracy disinformers, (black) civil rights activists, or later Third World immigration pushers (including Hillary Clinton and her long-time Rockefeler Foundation, Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission advisor Vernon Jordan, both at the New World Foundation in the 1980s). Some of them also have ties to foreign communist or Muslim leaders, who seem to be equally content to hold the line on conspiracy disinformation: Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamed are four countries in this regard that come to mind. All that really is too much to discuss here.

So, witout going into any additional detail, the CIA and “real CIA”, or “superclass CIA”, are very hard to define entities. It is no wonder then that people have been talking about a “shadow government”, “the Illuminati” and the “New World Order” for a vry long time. That alone is why ISGP sticks to the term “liberal CIA” for elite liberal foundation-backed propagandists – all with very similar globalist ideas – claiming to be “anti-establishment”. The only way to make progress is to take things one step at a time and have clear definitions of what is being observed.

CIA at home or abroad: infiltrate, disinform, polarize, destabilize

Soros, Buffett and Ford foundations-backed Women’s March protest – with Charlize Theron and dozens of other leading actors.

Relevant information to the “liberal CIA” oversights keeps popping up over the months and years. I only found out about it in early April 2019, but in 1975 the Church Committee, set up to look into CIA abuses, published a report entitled Covert Action in Chile: 1963-1973. Going through the report and making a point-summary of how the CIA penetrated Chilean society at every level and started “polarizing” and “destabilizing” it in preparation for the Pinochet coup, I couldn’t help but notice the incredible parallels with what we see today in the West.

In fact, it is pretty much impossible to deny that what the NGOs, street protest groups, and media outlets – respectively funded by “liberal CIA” and “conservative CIA” foundations – are doing today, is EXACTLY what the CIA is known to have been doing in Chile in the early 1970s. Extremist positions being played off against one another on a daily basis through the media and activist groups has basically become the norm. Let’s cite a number of passages from the report:

“Various CIA projects [included the] backing of a group that supported anti-communist propaganda activities through wall posters attributed to fictitious groups, leaflet campaigns, and public heckling. … Poster distribution and sign-painting teamsleaflets [and] picture books [were spread]. …

“[This] “scare campaign” contributed to the political polarization [in society] of the period. Themes developed during the campaign were [later] exploited even more intensely… The propaganda projects probably had a substantial cumulative effect over these years, both in helping to polarize public opinion concerning the nature of the threat posed by … leftists. …

“The CIA supported an anti-communist women’s group active in Chilean political and intellectual life. [It was] splintering the non-Marxist Radical Party [and] supporting CIA-selected [political] candidates

“Projects [of the CIA] had been conducted since the 1950’s among peasants, slum dwellers, organized labor, students, and the media… Other assets funded under this project placed CIA-inspired editorials almost daily in El Mercurio, Chile’s major newspaper and, after 1968, exerted substantial control over the content of that paper’s international news section.” [15]

The Krassenstein brothers: prominent pro-LGBTQ, pro-open borders, anti-Trump Twitter trolls with 1.6 mln “followers” in mid 2019. They also founded anti-Trump “news” site hillreporter.com. Obvious “liberal CIA” suspects.
Guess what? Sep. 2018-leaked private video of Brian Krassenstein: “The resistance is a really good group of people. [But] of course, higher-ups pay us. Yeah, people pay us. They want us to help sow the division and to take over Trump’s Twitter feed. … They don’t want Trump supporters to be seen in that.”
Who are they? And who, in turn, are they representing?

What more is there to add? The parallels with what the “liberal CIA” and “conservative CIA” foundations have been doing are uncanny. We really should be hunting for reliable insider testimony as to what exactly is going on within today’s “charitable” networks.

Back in 1977, a lot of information came out, largely through Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, about “Mockingbird”, or the “Mighty Wurlitzer”: i.e., the CIA’s cooperation with the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, CBS, ABC and other media outlets. Generally the heads of these media corporations were close to the CIA leadership. On the other hand, it appeared that various media heads, such as Katharine Graham, were purposely not informed in any kind of official manner and looking away while the CIA was stacking their media outlets with reliable assets.

It appears that the same process is going on with many of today’s activist foundations, NGOs and media outlets. If the CIA was involved in these (domestic) practices in the 50s, 60s and 70s, then why would they have stopped? Most likely the only thing they have done since then is to make things more deniable. The propaganda in the entirety of the media is just too tight, similar and systematic to not put forward the theory that some central, covert entity is orchestrating it, similar to Frank Wisner’s good old “Mighty Wurlitzer”.

Those interested in the Church Committee report, might find the following point-summary of everything mentioned in it very helpful. In pre-Pinochet Chile, the CIA, under the oversight of Henry Kissinger’s 40 Committee, was:

  • backing an anti-communist wire service, starting in the 1950s.
  • establishing covert liaisons with Chile’s civilian and military intelligence services.
  • covertly financing the Christian Democrat party of Eduardo Frei, Chile’s president from 1964 to 1970.
  • implementing covert action and financing during the 1964 elections in support of Frei involving the “backing of a group that supported anti-communist propaganda activities through wall posters attributed to fictitious groups, leaflet campaigns, and public heckling.” Apparently, this CIA-backed campaign involved an “important part” of the 1964 presidential elections.
  • implementing covert action from about 1963 until its exposure in 1967 to increase Christian Democrat support and anti-communist sentiment among “peasants and slum dwellers”. Not considered effective.
  • running an NGO in Santiago to compete with the Marxists in aiding the poor 1963-1969. The project was terminated after the asset in charge refused to “use [it] on
    a large scale to deliver votes in the 1969 and 1970 presidential elections.”
    Not considered effective.
  • infiltrating labor unions starting in 1964 to counter communist-oriented ones. Not considered effective.
  • providing covert financing in the mid 1960s of an “anti-communist women’s group active in Chilean political and intellectual life.”
  • providing covert financing to the anti-communist right wing of the Radical Party in 1967. This wing lost and as a result set up up its own party, Radical Democracy, in 1969. This may have been the objective of the CIA as well, because in the run up to the 1970 elections it was working on “splintering the non-Marxist Radical Party…”
  • providing (successful) covert financing of a dissident splinter group of Allende’s Socialist Party that split the vote in the March 1969 congressional elections.
  • backing “a right-wing weekly newspaper” during and after Allende’s presidential campaign.
  • funding “an asset” who produced radio shows that attacked left wing parties while “supporting CIA-selected candidates.”
  • infiltrating Chile’s leading newspaper, El Mercurio, from the mid 1960s on, to produce daily anti-Allende editorials and news reports. The business section in particular was also read widely throughout Latin America. Newspaper assets were receiving direct instruction/suggestion from the CIA station in Chile on what to write.
  • in general, working to “polarize public opinion concerning … communists and other leftists…” through media and activist propaganda.
  • running “spoiling operations” against Allende involving “the use of virtually all media within Chile” to propagandize the idea that “an Allende victory [would lead to] violence and Stalinist repression.”
  • disseminating “black propaganda … to sow dissent between Communists and Socialists” in the run up to the 1970 elections.
  • producing “hundreds of thousands of high-quality … posters and leaflets [and] picture books” and setting up “sign-painting teams”, all aimed against Allende in the 1969 and 1970 elections.
  • creating “a newsletter mailed to approximately two thousand journalists, academicians, politicians, and other opinion makers.”
  • advising ITT, of which former CIA director John McCone was a board member, on how to covertly pass $350,000 to Allende opponent Jorge Alessandri, a former right-wing president of Chile who partially embraced Pinochet.
  • advising “other U.S. businesses” (Pilgrims Society-dominated Anaconda Copper would be among them) on covertly providing another $350,000 to Alessandri.
  • providing over $7 million to Allende opposition groups after he became president in 1970. This was used to buy media and radio station for opposing political parties, continue the existing propaganda campaign, foment strikes and build a large, unified front against Allende.
  • directly (and indirectly) funding the paramilitary Patria y Libertad “in an effort to create tension [under Allende] and a possible pretext for intervention by the Chilean military.”
  • certainly indirectly funding the Rolando Matus Brigade, another anti-Allende paramilitary group.
Pinochet: hated by “liberal CIA”; loved by “conservative CIA”. The Rockefellers? Right in the middle.

Ironically, days after running into and summarizing the above Church Committee report, totally unrelated I scanned David Rockefeller’s 2002 Memoirs for any mention of the War on Terror or Osama bin Laden. No success there, but the word “terror” did lead to a section of the book where Rockefeller talks about El Mercurio, Chile’s dominant CIA-“penetrated” newspaper from the Church Committee report mentioned above. In a fascinating series of admissions, Rockefeller wrote:

“Allende, an avowed Marxist and leader of the Chilean Socialist Party, campaign in 1970 on a platform of radical land reform, the expropriation of all foreign corporations, the nationalization of banks, [putting] his country firmly on the road to Socialism. In March 1970, well before the election, my friend Augustin (Doonie) Edwards, publisher of El Mercurio, Chile’s leading newspaper, told me that Allende was a Soviet dupe… If Allende won, Doonie warned, Chile would become another Cuba, a satellite of the Soviet Union. …

“Doonie’s concerns were so intense that I put him in touch with [Nixon national security advisor, 40 Committee chair, and secretary of state] Henry Kissinger. I later learned that Doonie’s reports confirmed the intelligence already received from official intelligence sources, which led the Nixon administration to increase its clandestine financial subsidies to groups opposing Allende.” [16]

This tie actually is not too surprising, considering David Rockefeller already has been identified as a chief lobbyist of CIA intervention in Chile at the time, in no small part through his Americas Society. That having said, how often in this article and others has ISGP argued that David Rockefeller was CIA? Quite often. And here we have another example.

The Church Committee already explained that the propaganda put out by CIA-controlled publications, politicians and action groups about Allende being the next communist dictator were just that… propaganda. They were very much overblown. As discussed in ISGP’s “conservative CIA” article, this does not mean that Allende’s economic policies would have worked, but the CIA-backed Pinochet coup, soon leading to Milton Friedman-devised neoliberal “shock therapy” (Friedman was equally tied to David Rockefeller through the “right-wing” Chicago School), most definitely was strongly tied to the interests of U.S. big business.

Once again it’s an interesting question why the various Rockefeller foundations have funded so many “new left” causes over the decades, most of whom identify with the Allende cause, while the Rockefellers and friends have been tied to a range of big business-linked CIA coups.

Google: “WH and State Dept. support [to do what] CIA cannot…”

As explained several times before, new chapters have been added to this “liberal CIA” article on a chronological basis to demonstrate how this author time and again is bumping into the same type of information. Here is yet another example.

Both Google, the company, and Google.org, otherwise known as the Google Foundation, have been part of this “liberal CIA” oversight since 2016. Google might not have as wide a focus as the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the various Rockefeller foundations, or Soros’ Open Society Foundations, but its “grassroots” activism funding does overlap here and there with these “liberal CIA” foundations. Examples that have been mentioned include the Sunlight Foundation, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Wikipedia, the Wikileaks-linked Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Tor Project, the Berkman Kleinman Center for Internet & Security (Berkman Center) and the Center for Democracy and Technology. As can be seen, Google focuses a lot on internet-related NGOs.

It is quite well known that Google is a company that has been very supportive of the Democrat Party since at least the late 2000s. Still, digging into these ties in preparation for a potential lawsuit against Google, it still was quite shocking to observe just how close these ties have grown, and how quickly. Google’s long-time CEO (now through Alphabet), Eric Schmidt, has been very close to the Clintons and Obamas, their campaign managers, served as a de facto campaign manager, and had a very deep and personal relationship with the Obama White House. It’s no surprise then to see just how extreme Google, through its search engine and through YouTube, is with censoring conservatives and teaching its AI search algorithms along social justice lines.

Rhodes Scholar and “retired” State Department employee Jared Cohen and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the founders of Google’s Jigsaw Think/Act Tank, at the CFR in 2013.

Google’s ties to the Obama White House actually go deeper than a mere political-economic alliance. This author didn’t realize this until June 29, 2019, upon reading an October 23, 2014 article of Newsweek (of all the publications) entitled Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems. In the article, Assange describes a June 2011 meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Schmidt’s ally Jared Cohen. Schmidt had just become a Bilderberg steering committee member and would join the Trilateral Commission in 2015. Already since 1999, two years before being appointed Google CEO, Schmidt was a founding director of the New America Foundation, an NGO with deep ties to the David Rockefeller clique and “liberal CIA” financing. Schmidt’s then-girlfriend, Lisa Shields, the long-time vice president of Global Communications and Media Relations of the Council on Foreign Relations, tagged along with him to Assange.

As for Cohen, when he met Assange with Schmidt, he only had just come over to the newly-founded Google Ideas / Jigsaw think tank from the State Department, where, under Bush, he initially advised secretary of state Condoleezza Rice – George Shultz’s chief protege; and then, until 2010, Hillary Clinton under Obama. A Rhodes Scholar, today Cohen is a CFR member and can be found as a council member at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), where, at least a decade ago, an International Advisory Council existed with close David Rockefeller names on it as George Shultz, John Whitehead and Paul Volcker, as well as Stephen Bechtel Jr. and a number of international Bilderberg names. Obama’s future national security advisor, principal protege of top Democrat superclass member Madeleine Albright, was a regular advisor at the FSI in the 2000s.

Cohen was accompanied by Scott Malcomson, a foreign editor of New York Times Magazine from 2004 to 2011, tasked with editing a book Schmidt and Cohen were working on together at the time. Three months later, according to Assange, Malcomson joined the State Department as “the lead speechwriter and principal advisor to [Obama’s national security advisor] Susan Rice”. In addition, from 2013 to 2015, Malcomson, a CFR member, was employed as director of communications for George Soros’ International Crisis Group. After that, he became a fellow of the “liberal CIA” Carnegie Corporation and the liberal superclass-tied New America Foundation, which is where Google CEO Eric Schmidt was a founding director in 1999, two years before his appointment as Google CEO. The Rockefeller Foundation, Eric Schmidt, the Bechtels, Bill Gates, Soros’ Open Society Institute, etc. all have been major financiers of the NAF, with Soros’ son, Jonathan, becoming of the directors in the late 2000s.

The reader probably gets the point that the individuals knocking on Julian Assange’s door in 2011 represented the absolute elite of the elite. Most important though is that Google featured in leaked Stratfor documents of 2011, which Assange made reference to in his Newsweek article. In them, Stratfor’s Fred Burton can be found having communicated in an “internal use only” email:

“GOOGLE is getting WH [Obama White House] and State Dept. support & air cover. In reality, they are doing things the CIA cannot. … Google [has a] covert role in fomenting up-risings, to be blunt. The US Govt can then disavow knowledge and GOOGLE is left holding the shit bag. …

“Cohen [was/is] working for the State Dept and WH to support Arab regime changes.”

ISGP has earlier found the Stratfor leaks useful in relation to information on Russian oligarch and mafia involvement in drug trafficking. The mainstream media has also made reference to its documents regularly. Still, to be thorough, below an extensive screenshot can be found of the relevant Stratfor communications. In them, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Google’s security director Marty Lev are mentioned as the sources for his information.

In his Newsweek article, Assange provided a little addition detail on Jared Cohen’s activities:

“[Jared Cohen] befriended Eric Schmidt as they together surveyed the post-occupation wreckage of Baghdad. … Only a few months before he met with me, Cohen was planning a trip to the edge of Iran in Azerbaijan to “engage the Iranian communities closer to the border,” as part of a Google Ideas’ project on “repressive societies.” …

“State Department cables released as part of Cablegate reveal that Cohen had been in Afghanistan in 2009, trying to convince the four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto U.S. military bases. In Lebanon, he quietly worked to establish an intellectual and clerical rival to Hezbollah, the “Higher Shia League.” And in London he offered Bollywood movie executives funds to insert anti-extremist content into their films, and promised to connect them to related networks in Hollywood.”

This information is interesting for a number of reasons:

  1. An article on the Daily Mail about this covert operations connection of Google was absolutely dominated by vicious, anti-Assange trolls. Similarly, this information wasn’t greeted with much enthusiasm on Reddit. It appears this information is quite sensitive. And also reveals another problem: the danger of online trolls, especially as AI technology (which Google is an industry leader in) increases in sophistication.
  2. It reinforces/confirms the idea that private foundations and corporations – in this case Google – are used as conduits for government operations that traditionally were reserved for the CIA, or possibly official State Department ambassadors.
  3. We can tie control over these operations back to the top of the superclass, from Madeleine Albright/Susan Rice to George Shultz/Condoleezza Rice and maybe even Zbigniew Brzezinski/Barack Obama. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt became a Bilderberg steering committee member not long after he became Obama’s closest big business ally.
  4. We can see how the operations of Jared Cohen and Google’s Eric Schmidt on behalf of the Obama White House strongly overlap with Hollywood, most notably the alliance between John Prendergast, the former National Security Council Africa expert who started working for Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and Hollywood stars as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. If Cohen, on behalf of this Obama-superclass network, basically has been bribing Bollywood into pushing globalist/open border propaganda, that strongly confirms this network’s deep involvement in subverting Hollywood as well.

The role of the CIA remains a bit of mystery though. The more you look at it, the more you have to conclude it’s little more than a bureaucratic institution that can be used by the liberal superclass – always in control of the highest cabinet positions – in exactly the same manner it can used the State Department, private corporations, the media, or NGOs to run its operations through. It does seem quite obvious, however, though, that the capabilities and the expertise of the CIA are used in some way to infiltrate and control the highest echelons of our society. The details of how this works, for the time being they remain a mystery.

Why you were never a rebel – but here’s how you can be

For those who went through some of the organizations and sources in this oversight, it is probably already clear that anyone who ever thought they were a rebel when they:

in reality was an obedient citizen just following a path being created or already laid out by huge financial Eastern Establishment interests. You’re were literally copying the opinions of a Laurance Rockefeller, a Dr. Richard Rockefeller, a George Soros, a Jeffrey Bronfman, a Luce, a Mellon, a Pritzker, a Pierre Omidyar, or some major foundation as Ford or Carnegie that has been laundering its funds through the Tides, New World, Lannan, or Rudolf Steiner Foundation. Granted, very publicly pointing to evidence of historical CIA drug trafficking or the problem of the Israel Lobby is pushing the limits of polite debate, but the fact it, it has most certainly been done in the “new left” media – and in more detail you would initially think. I sure was surprised to learn about it.

The good news is that this awareness within the alternative “new left” does not necessarily point to an evil plot. There’s literally nothing wrong with any of these things. In fact, they represent areas of progress. Just be aware that there is also evidence that action and debate is being limited and in some cases, especially with regard to conspiracy, is distorted. So never allow yourself to fall into the trap of following authority in these alternative pursuits without asking a few hard questions. You absolutely are allowed to go beyond what has been presented, to set up your own parallel research and activist projects, or to draw your own conclusions. In the age of the internet you can put anything out there that you want and that you believe in.

The engine: key foundations

  • Founded in 1993. Based on the fortune of Pilgrims Society member and major superclass member Walter Annenberg. Has been involved in financing the environmental movement and, most importantly maybe, the website FactCheck.org.
  • Foundation website: annenberg.org/initiatives/education/annenberg-public-policy-center (accessed: January 15,2017): “When the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) was established in 1993, its founders, Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, sought to increase the impact of the scholarship produced at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Policy Center’s home. … The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has developed such award-winning initiatives as FactCheck.org…”
  • activistfacts.com/foundation/246-AnnenbergFoundation/ (accessed: January 16, 2017): “The Annenberg Foundation was endowed by Walter H. Annenberg in 1989. Annenberg’s family business, Triangle Publications, includes both TV Guide and Seventeen magazine, as well as hundreds of radio and television stations across the U.S. … Donations [total]: Natural Resources Defense Council, $805,000, [by] 2005. Sierra Club, $77,500, [by] 2001. – Tides Foundation & Tides Center, $1,450,000, [by] 2006.”
  • Annenberg also helps finance NPR and Public Radio International (PRI).
  • September 22, 2008, Newsmax, ‘Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage Meltdown’: “Rathke had been active in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), known for its violence, and in the domestic terrorist group, the Weathermen, which bombed government offices. William Ayers and his wife Benadine Dohrn, Chicago friends of Obama, also were members of the SDS and the Weathermen. Obama chaired the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, funded by a grant obtained by Ayers [who in December 2016 co-founded the action group FightFascism.org, a frontal assault on the Trump administration and the 58% of all whites who voted for him].”
  • The Chicago Annenberg Challenge which came to be chaired by Barack Obama and also counted the involvement of Obama’s friend Bill Ayers (together they also came to serve on the board of the Woods Fund) was in part financed by the Joyce Foundation, of which Obama was a long-time trustee.

  • Similar to the Tides Foundation, the similarly-oriented Arca Foundation was originally based on the R.J. Reynolds fortune.
  • arcafoundation.org/history.htm (accessed: November 28, 2015): “But Nancy Susan Reynolds had her own ideas — some decidedly modern ideas for a Southern woman, a wife and a mother of four — about what the world should and could be. She put those ideas into action in 1952, by founding the Nancy Reynolds Bagley Foundation, which later became the Arca Foundation. … In 1968 Mrs. Reynolds renamed the foundation Arca…”
  • arcafoundation.org/conference_rm.htm (accessed: November 28, 2015): “As president of the Arca Foundation from 1970-1980, Jane Bagley Lehman [also chair of the Tides Foundation 1976-1988]…”
  • January 12, 1985, New York Times, ‘NANCY SUSAN REYNOLDS’: “Nancy Susan Reynolds, the last surviving child of the founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, died today at her home in Greenwich, Conn., the company announced here. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Reynolds was a benefactor to many North Carolina institutions, particularly Wake Forest University. Her father, Richard, died when she was 8. Her mother was Katharine Smith Reynolds. She married Henry Walker Bagley, from whom she was divorced in 1953, and later married Gilbert Verney. They divorced in 1967. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by four children, Jane Bagley Lehman [who helped establish the Tides Foundation], Smith W. Bagley, Susan Bagley Bloom and Ann Bagley Grant. “
  • April 21, 1988, New York Times, ‘Jane Lehman, 55; Active in Philanthropy’ (no mention of Tides or Arca foundations): “Jane Bagley Lehman, an investor and businesswoman who was active in philanthropy, died of lung cancer Monday in San Francisco, where she lived. She was 55 years old. Ms. Lehman, a granddaughter of R. J. Reynolds, the tobacco company founder, was born in Greenwich, Conn., and attended the Knox School in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the Carnegie-Mellon Institute. She was the former wife of S. A. Long, the prominent yachtsman, and of Orin Lehman, New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Active in a number of philanthropic organizations, Ms. Lehman served on the board of the Save the Children Federation from 1962 until 1978. In 1976, after moving from New York to California, she helped form the Tides Foundation, which addresses environmental and social concerns, and was its chairwoman for the last 12 years. She was a director of the American Place Theater, the American Symphony Orchestra, public television station KQED in San Francisco and the Experiment in International Living in Vermont.”
  • florycanto.org/filmnight.htm: “June 4 KPFA On the Air (2000, 60 minutes) A lively documentary providing food for thought about the potential for alternative visions of media and their relationships to community. KPFA, sister Pacifica station to our own KPFK, began broadcasting in April 1949, and soon became a beacon of open-ended discourse in the McCarthy period of the 1950s. Included among its guests were Langston Hughes, Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg and Linus Pauling [Rockefeller-funded], along with Caspar Weinberger, Edward Teller, the father of the H-Bomb, and the John Birch Society. The video documents the growth of KPFA from the brainstorm of some WWII pacifists to a rare and dynamic voice for cultural and political pluralism through the 1950s, and as a voice for the social movements of the 1960s. It provides diverse perspectives on the complexities of building a multi-cultural media community. Alice Walker narrates viewers through this lively documentary on the history of this pioneer of listener-sponsored radio.”
    • paulingblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/pauling-and-the-rockefeller-foundation/: “Pauling received his first grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1932 for a program of research in structural chemistry. Shortly thereafter, in the fall of 1933, Pauling applied for and later received a three-year grant from the Foundation to support his experimental researches. … In 1934 Pauling received more funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, this time in support of his hemoglobin research. … It is also clear that Pauling was, at least to a degree, shifting his research focus to match the lines of inquiry that the Foundation was interested in funding. In 1986, Pauling would note …I’d had one elementary course in organic chemistry and no biochemistry. Didn’t know much about these things. I was getting support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Warren Weaver said to me, “Well it’s alright. We’ve been giving you some money to determine the structure of the sulfide minerals. But the Rockefeller Foundation isn’t really interested in the sulfide minerals. We’re interested in biological molecules and life.” So I said, “Well, I’d like to study the magnetic properties of hemoglobin and see whether the oxygen molecule loses its paramagnetism when it combines with the hemoglobin molecule.” So they said, “Alright, we’ll give you more money.” And so it was, more or less, that Pauling’s hemoglobin work received Rockefeller support on the order of $70,000 per year circa 1940. Listen: Pauling discusses the roots of his relationship with the Rockefeller Foundation … Pauling not only sought and gained special assistance from Rockefeller funds, but Rockefeller personnel also contributed to the development of his hemoglobin work throughout the 1930s. Alfred E. Mirsky, a professor in cell biology at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, was one of the first individuals with whom Pauling discussed potential hemoglobin research. Pauling quickly developed a personal friendship with Mirsky and clearly held his colleague in very high regard as a scientist. In a 1944 letter recommending Mirsky for a position at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pauling wrote I do not know any one who is so keenly interested in the development of the field of science involving the applications of chemistry and physics to borderline problems of biology, and especially of genetics, and who has such a penetrating understanding of the work which has been done. I find that every conversation which I have with Dr. Mirsky gives me some valuable idea. He has a masterly ability to coordinate results into a significant whole.” Indeed, over the years Pauling gave a number of lectures at the Rockefeller Institute and continued to benefit from a wide array of academic and personal relationships that began with the Foundation. The Foundation also continued to fund Pauling’s work well into the 1950s, contributing mightily to the “big science” phenomenon that helped define academic research following World War II. The Rockefeller Foundation was pioneering in its recognition of the importance of supporting interdisciplinary work; in particular, it actively sought to foster research between biology and chemistry. In many ways, Pauling with the prototype scientist that the Foundation was looking to support. Looking back, few can deny the impact that this partnership made on the history of twentieth century science. For more information on Pauling’s relationship with the Rockefeller Foundation, see the website It’s in the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin, Sickle Cell Anemia. We also strongly recommend the book The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology (1993), written by the late Dr. Lily Kay.”

  • Foundation set up as the Bauman Family Foundation in 1982 by Lionel Bauman. Upon his death in 1987, Patricia Bauman and her husband John Landrum Bryant took over the managing of the foundation, which contains about $100 million in total assets.
  • Grantees:
    • As usual, the foundation supports a mix of “new left” media (The Nation, AlterNet, Media Matters, The New Press, National Security Archive), environmentalist, social justice, pro-black (NAACP, ColorOfChange.org) and pro-Third World immigration groups.
    • baumanfoundation.org/grantees (accessed: April 24, 2017): “Grantees for Fiscal Year 2009 – Current: … Alliance for Justice … AlterNet … Brennan Center for Justice. Brookings Institution … Center for American Progress. Center for Community Change … ColorOfChange.org Education Fund … Earth Day Network … Environmental Defense Fund … Environmental Law Institute … Federation of American Scientists … MapLight … Media Matters … NAACP … Nation Institute … National Council of La Raza … National Security Archive Fund … National Women’s Law Center. Natural Resources Defense Council … New Press … Project Vote … Rock the Vote … Rockefeller Family Fund. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors … Sierra Club Foundation … Tides Foundation … Tufts University. U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Union of Concerned Scientists … Urban Institute … Voces de la Frontera. Voter Participation Center. Voting for America … Wellstone Action Fund …”
  • Apart from the grants, the Bauman Foundation’s board has major ties to the Rockefeller and Soros foundations:
  • baumanfoundation.org:80/node/57 (accessed: Sep. 21, 2012): “Board of Directors: …
    – Anne Bartley: … She has participated in founding several organizations, including … the Threshold Foundation … Democracy Alliance, America Votes… She is currently on the following boards: the Bauman Family Foundation, the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, America Votes, Rockefeller Brothers Fund…
    – Jessica Bauman …
    – Patricia Bauman, President …
    – Deepak Bhargava: … Executive Director of the [Ford Foundation-founded and major foundation-supported] Center for Community Change [who] currently serves on the boards of … The Nation editorial board, the National Advisory Board for [George Soros’] Open Society Institute… Graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College.
    – John Landrum Bryant, Vice President and Treasurer …
    – Gerald Torres: … He is presently Chair of the Advancement Project and a Trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is a graduate of Yale Law School.”
  • baumanfoundation.org/about-us/board (accessed: April 23, 2017):
    – Anne Bartley: … She is currently on the following boards [as well]: … the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, America Votes, Rockefeller Brothers Fund…
    – Amy Bauman …
    – Jessice Bauman …
    – Patricia Bauman, President: … She is Chair of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, Co-Chair of the Brennan Center for Justice, a Trustee of Montefiore Medical Center… Ms. Bauman is a graduate of Radcliffe/Harvard College, Columbia University School of Public Health, and Georgetown University Law Center.
    – Deepak Bhargava: … currently serves on the boards of … The Nation editorial board, the National Advisory Board for [George Soros’] Open Society Institute…
    – John Landrum Bryant, Vice President and Treasurer…
    – David Brock: … founder and CEO of Media Matters for America [financed by George Soros, as are other political groups of Brock]…
    – Gerald Torres … “

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Founded in 2004. Endownent of roughly $4.3 billion. Includes the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
  • The founder and owner is Michael Bloomberg: Mayor of New York City 2002-2013. Democrat pre-2001, Republican 2002-2007 and Independent since 2007. Worked with Bill Clinton on climate change issues and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. Member of The Giving Pledge with the Bronfmans, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner and Jeff Skoll. Member and speaker to the CFR. Member Trilateral Commission. Visitor Sun Valley meetings. Involved in the 2015-founded Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) with George Soros and Richard Branson. Trustee World Conservation Society and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.
  • Michael Bloomberg founded Everytown Against Gun Violence with Bill Gates Foundation partner Warren Buffett in 2014. Close ally of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in particular, for example on anti-smoking and contraception issues, as well as the banning of hydrogenated cooking oils (with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg). In 2011 Bloomberg and George Soros set up Young Men’s Initiative to reduce issues with New York City’s black and Latino communities.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Founded in 2001 by Bill Clinton. Heavily politicized. Through 2014 the foundation had raised almost $2 billion from U.S. corporations especially Wall Street; foreign governments and corporations; political donors; and various other moneyed interests.
  • At this point the annual Clinton Global Initiative is part of the Clinton Foundation.
  • clintonfoundation.org/about/board-directors (accessed: April 29, 2017): “President Bill Clinton, founder and board chair. Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the board. … Cheryl Mills …”
  • Anno 2017 Chelsea Clinton is director of InterActiveCorp, a company that controls The Daily Beast, Vimeo, About.com and basically all western online dating apps: OKCupid, Tinder, BlackPeopleMeet, etc. Barry Diller, the former Fox chief and, since 2001, the husband of Diane von Furstenberg, has been the long time chair of InterActiveCorp, with Alexander von Furstenberg, Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Michael Eisner also serving on the board. See the Furstenberg Family Foundation for details.

Daphne Foundation (Disney)

Pictures from the Daphne Foundation’s page of grantees: financing street protests everywhere.

Doris Duke Charitable Fund

  • Founded in New York City in 1940 by Marshall Field III of Chicago (1893-1956), the grandson of a well-known Chicago merchant who founded the famous Marshall Field’s department store.
  • Marshall Field III bio:
    • Born in 1893 in Chicago. Primarily raised in England and educated at Eton College, Cambridge University. Became extremely wealthy after receiving a significant proportion of his grandfather’s $75 million (or $118 million) estate in 1905/1906 (age 12-13) when his father committed suicide and his grandfather died. Enjoyed his wealth for the next three decades of his life without much concern for the poor or minorities.
    • Director of the elite Guaranty Trust Company in New York City from at least 1922 to at least 1929 (one source says 1933), alongside Averell Harriman, key Morgan bankers Tomas W. Lamont and John W. Davis, and other top elites of the Pilgrims Society and emerging CFR. Field himself joined the Pilgrims Society no later than 1924 and joined the CFR in 1927. He held membership in both groups until his death in 1956.
      • January 4, 1922, New York Times, p. 33: “A.C. Bedford, Chairman, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey; … Marshall Field [III], Trustee, Estate of Marshall Field; Robert W. Goelet … Eugene G. Grace, Pres. Bethlehem Steel Corp.; Daniel Guggenheim of Guggenheim Brothers; W. Averell Harriman, Chairman, W.A. Harriman & Co., Inc. … Cornelius F. Kelley, Pres. Anaconda Mining Co.; Thomas W. Lamont, partner of J.P. Morgan & Co. … Edgar L. Marston of Blair & Co.; Grayson M.-P. Murphy … Charles A. Peabody, pres. Mutual Life Insurance Co. … Edward R. Stettinius of J.P. Morgan & Co.; Myron C. Taylor … George Whitney of J.P. Morgan & Co.; Harry Payne Whitney, banker…”
      • July 9, 1929, New York Times, p. 49: ” John W. Davis … Marshall Field of Field, Glore & Co. … Robert W. Goelet … W. Averell Harriman … Thomas W. Lamont … Richard B. Mellon, Pres. Mellon National Bank, Pittsburgh; Grayson M.-P. Murphy … Eugene W. Stetson … Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, banker; George Whitney of J.P. Morgan & Co.; Harry Payne Whitney, banker … “
      • Member Pilgrims Society from at least 1924 until his death in 1956 – based on historical Pilgrims Society membership lists.
      • Resident member CFR 1927-1956, based on historical CFR membership lists. Marshall Field Jr. certainly was a non-resident member of the CFR anno 1955.
    • Marshall Field’s close British friend was one-time Cambridge classmate and later Churchil cabinet member Oliver Lyttelton, the son of Alfred Lyttelton (1857-1913), a Pilgrim who was intimately part of the Cecil Rhodes secret society and subsequent Milner Group, together with Lord Rothschild, Sir Arthur Balfour and other elites. This network is considered the origin of today’s corporate suprenational globalist government.
      • 1964, Stephen Becker and Marshall Field, ‘Marshall Field III: A Biography’, pp. 77, 97, 332, 459: “[Field] and Oliver Lyttelton (a classmate, now Viscount Chandos)… At Cambridge Oliver Lyttelton had wondered what Field would do with himself, and had suggested politics; Field rejected the suggestion immediately, pointing out that American politics was “a dirty business.”…
        Field’s old friend Oliver Lyttelton … was named Controller of Metals in 1939 … member of [Churchill’s] War Cabinet in 1941, and Minister of Production in 1942. His meetings with Field were infrequent, but the two remained friends. Lyttelton even found the opportunity to strike a glancing blow for Field, at the Rainbow Club in London in 1943. He was with a group of British and American officers; one of the latter offered the old, silly reproach that the British lacked a sense of humor. Lyttelton answered him, “I admit we have nothing as funny as the Chicago Tribune.” [The anti-FDR, anti-intervention paper Field set up the Chicago Sun for] Through those men, and through dozens of friends and employees who had gone off, Field was personally tied to the war. But during the war years he remembered peace. …
        Field also spent some time with his old friend Oliver Lyttelton, who was then Secretary of State for the Colonies [from 1951 to 1954] and had his hands full, what with Malaya, the emerging African nations, British Guiana, and particularly, that year, Kenya. Lyttelton thought that Field seemed quite tired.”
    • Marshall Field’s cousin was the British Ronald Tree, an intimate of Churchill on whose estate the super-elite U.S.-Canadian-British Ditchley Foundation was established in 1958:
      • 1964, Stephen Becker and Marshall Field, ‘Marshall Field III: A Biography’, pp. 332, 381, 474: “In New York his cousin Ronald Tree was one of those… (Another friend, who also had a cottage there, was Edward M. M. Warburg). Tree shared with Field aspects of life that almost no one else close to him had experienced — the English background; and their friendship, interrupted by the war, was renewed in their easygoing summertime life at Caumsett [on Long Island]. Field swam, played tennis, rode. …
        Winston Churchill’s estate, Chequers, was considered unsafe, a prime target, on weekends of full moon, and on those weekends the Trees extended to the Prime Minister… the hospitality of their own home, Ditchley. …
        In March of 1955 [Field] had taken a vacation in Barbados, where Ronald Tree was living. … Tree thought his cousin weary, more abstracted than ever.”
      • March 31, 1985, New York Times, ‘House with Lustrous Past’: “Ditchley … has changed little since it was built in about 1720 [and was inhabited by] the grandson of Charles II and his mistress Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland. … In 1933 Ditchley Park was acquired from its last Lee owner, the 17th Viscount Dillon, by Ronald Tree, an heir to the Marshall Field fortune in Chicago. …
        At Ditchley Park [during WWII], Churchill met with his staff and, secretly, with members of the Roosevelt Administration, including W. Averell Harriman and Under Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Most importantly, he met with Harry L. Hopkins, Roosevelt’s personal envoy, to draft the lend-lease agreements. …
        Ditchley … now houses a lecture theater and the offices of the [super-elite] Ditchley Foundation. The other, formerly a chapel, is now the living quarters of the foundation director.”
    • In the 1940s very close to the Warburg family and seemingly also John McCloy and Dean Acheson – all Pilgrims:
      • 1964, James P. Warburg, ‘The Long Road Home: The Autobiography of a Maverick’, pp. 65, 218, 226: “Two of my Wall Street friends, Marshall Field and Averell Harriman, had seen and liked the play in rehearsal. …
        In politics as in private life, I felt disconnected and somewhat … Marshall Field and I had become fast friends back in the … [He] lived like an English duke on his estate on Long Island [and] had the British aristocrat’s sense of ‘noblesse oblige’ and the appealing, fun-loving quality of a child. …
        When this idea found favor with [Pilgrim and CFR member Dean] Acheson and with [Pilgrim and CFR chair and David Rockefeller mentor] Jack McCloy in the War Department, I arranged with Marshall Field [III] to have myself accredited as a special correspondent for the Chicago Sun Syndicate. Thanks to the arrangements made by Acheson and McCloy, all doors in Germany were opened. General Lucius D. Clay, the United States chief of military government, gave me a thorough briefing on inter-ally relations and ordered his staff to provide whatever available information I might desire. He arranged permission for me to travel where and as I pleased throughout the Western zones of occupation, and placed a jeep at my disposal.”
    • Founding partner of Chicago-based investment banking firm Field, Glore & Co. early 1920s-1926. According to EIR (which did an incredibly accurate profile on Marshall Field III in 1983), by the mid 1930s Field was a director of Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Chicago Union Traction, Rock Island and St. Paul Railroad, and Continental Illinois Bank.
    • Supporter of Mussolini in the 1930s, alongside the usual elite bankers:
      • 2015, John Patrick Diggins, ‘Mussolini and Fascism: The View from America’, pp. 124-125: “Safely settled [amidst major consternation in New York City upon his 1931 arrival], [Mussolini’s] Foreign Minister [Dino Grandi] enjoyed a round of hearty welcomes: a dinner at Columbia University’s Casa Italiana where Nicholas Murray Butler [Pilgrims Society president; key representative of the Morgan, Carnegie and Harriman interests], Marshall Field, and Ambassador de Martino were the main speakers; a White House ball, to which all the leading pro-Fascist Italian-American publishers had been invited; and a luncheon given by [New York Times] publisher Adolph Ochs, who complimented Grandi for supporting the same international policies as did the New York Times (the League of Nations and the World Court, “generous liquidation” of war debts, and disarmament) But the sweet amenities extended by the Establishment did not lessen tension. The Stimson estate, where Grandi resided, was guarded day and night by scores of security police.”
      • February 15, 1983, Executive Intelligence Review, “A profile of Chicago’s Marshall Field clan’: “A year later [in 1932], Field was decorated by the Italian government for his services. Field III also continued the promotion of Nordic race superiority begun by his grandfather, who founded Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.”
    • In line with the Anglo-American establishment, Marshall Field III reversed his position on support for fascism when a peace treaty couldn’t be worked out with Hitler due to FDR and British public opinion, and Hitler invaded the West to secure the Atlantic border:
      • dla.library.upenn.edu, ‘Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records’: “Fight for Freedom, Inc. (FFF), a national citizen’s organization established in April 1941, was a leading proponent of full American participation in World War II. [It was] an offshoot of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies…
        Other key individuals, many of whom sat on the Board of Directors [of FFF], included … Harvard University president James B. Conant; [OSS founder] Colonel William J. Donovan [Rockefeller Fdn. representative during WWI and for J.P. Morgan in the early 1920s] … [OSS co-founder and later CIA co-founder] Allen Dulles; Marshall Field [III], philanthropist and publisher of the New York-based evening newspaper PM; publisher Harold Guinzburg; .. and financier James P. Warburg. The FFF headquarters was a hub of activity, and at its peak, FFF maintained an office staff of twenty-five.”
      • 1968, Mark Lincoln Chadwin, ‘The Hawks of World War II’, p. 170: “The [Fight for Freedom] Committee consisted of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge (a Vice-Chairman of the Fight For Freedom); … Laird Bell, attorney and president of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations; attorney Henry B. Cabot; … James B. Conant; William J. Donovan; … Allen Dulles; Marshall Field [III]; Richard M. Griffith; Harold Guinzburg [publisher and co-founder of Viking Press, president of Viking/Penguin 1975, where he hired Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; and father of Paris Review editor Thomas Guinzburg] … Spyros Skouras [president 20th Century-Fox 1942-1962]… Dan Tobin, president of the Teamsters [Union]…”
      • December 30, 1940, Congressional Record (revealing there was some controversy about him at the time, if only from ultraright, isolationist corners): “Members of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies are very much interested in companies selling war supplies and materials to the United States and to Great Britain. Many of them are directors and officials in these war-boom companies. … Marshall Field, very active in financing the war propaganda in this country, has much money invested in …
        Marshall Field, one of the backers to most of the [pro-]war groups and very active for intervention, signer of the telegram, etc., is a director of Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., with its millions of dollars worth of dollars, and of Marshall Field, also selling the Government goods.”
    • Underwent psychoanalysis by Dr. Gregory Zilboorg in 1934 (similar to Ralph Ingersoll and Ernest Hemingway, as well as Edward M.M. Warburg and James P. Warbug), after his second divorce and immediately after the depths of the Great Depression. Reportedly heavily affected by the misery of the working class in this period and emerged as a more caring man. Hence, became a supporter of FDR’s New Deal of 1933 and 1935, which gave many basic rights to workers (maximum working hours, minimum wage, a ban on child labor, etc.)
    • Founder of his Field Foundation and Saul Alinsky’s Chicago-based Industrial Areas Foundation, both in 1940. Founded the Chicago Sun in 1941 and build a Chicago-based newspaper and book-publishing empire.
  • Marshall Field III / Field Enterprises (founded in 1944) owned:
    • Picture Magazine (PM) (June 1940-June 1948): Left-leaning, strongly-pro-WWII-intervention magazine backed by Field, published in New York City. PM did not allow corporate advertizing and was only able to spread its daily newpaper (165,000 readers on average) because Field served as its “silent partner” from the start. Initially Field only owned 13%, but when other investors – like John Hay Whitney and other Pilgrims/CFR members with arguably future CIA ties – started to panic when circulation dwindled in late 1940, Field bought out all other investors.
    • The Chicago Sun (1941-1948): Newspaper on December 4, 1941 to counter the isolationist policy of the Chicago Tribune, owned by Colonel Robert McCormick. Still very close to Wall Street at this point.
      • 1975, Walter Trohan, ‘Political Animals: Memoirs of a Sentimental Cynic’: “In order to help [Marshall Field’s] paper get an Associated Press franchise, then a guarded possession, FDR had FBI agents call upon various small-town publishers and urge them to support Field’s bid for a franchise. J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, later showed me the order he had received to undertake a campaign, which he considered above and beyond his unit’s functions.”
    • The Chicago Daily Times (1947-1948).
    • The Chicago Sun-Times (1948-1983): Merger of the Chicago Sun and the Chicago Sun-Times.
    • Parade magazine (1941–1958; became the country’s most widely circulated Sunday supplement, with a circulation of over 25 million in 135 newspapers).
    • Simon & Schuster book publisher (1944–1957).
    • Pocket Books (1944–1957).
    • World Book Encyclopedia (1945–1978).
    • Chicago Daily News (1959–1978).
    • Field Communications (1966–1983).
    • WFLD television (1966-).
  • Co-founder and primary financier of Saul Alinsky’s Chicago-based Industrial Areas Foundation, which helped eliminate the worst poverty in the Back of the Yards neighborhood by organizing disssent against unscrupulous corporations and landlords. Alinsky’s network expanded coast to coast, also towards organizing protests in black neighborhoods against corporations and local government.
  • Initial purpose of the 1940-founded Field Foundation: support FDR’s New Deal, help victims of the Great Depression, and fund a variety of NGOs against racism and in favor of the working classes:
    • fieldfoundation.org/about/history/ (accessed: August 13, 2020): “Established by Marshall Field III in 1940… Moved by the despair created during the Great Depression, he was inspired to help those struggling with poverty and endorsed a wide range of New Deal policies, activists and progressive thinkers. …
      Grants were made to among others, the American Council on Race Relations, Provident Medical Associates in Chicago (assisting African American physicians acquire specialized training) and the Research Center for Human Relations in New York (which worked on racial integration in housing).”
    • May 28, 2019, Philanthropy News Digest, ‘Angelique Power, President, Field Foundation: Rethinking Racial Equity’: “Angelique Power: As someone who in the day practiced what we refer to today as racial equity and social justice grantmaking, Marshall Field III was a leading financial supporter of Saul Alinsky, the godfather of community organizing.
      Marshall Field V is on our board…”
  • In 1945 Marshall Field III was a key seed financier of Roosevelt University (then Roosevelt College) in Chicago. It was founded by Edward J. Sparling, the president of Central YMCA College in Chicago, who left the university with scores of faculty and students in protest of suspicions that a quota system would be put in place by the college’s board to limit the number of African Americans, Jews, immigrants, and women at the school.
  • Starting in 1955, Marshall Field & Company (in which Marshall Field III only had a small stake, if any) financed the National Military Industrial Conferences and the American Security Council, both deeply intertwined with the ultraright elements of the CIA and DOD. Sears, Roebuck – tied to the pro-Civil Rights Norman Foundation – was a co-founder:
    • Blog of Gregg Hilton [of the ASCF board], ‘A Brief History of the American Security Council’: “Financial support for the National Military Industrial Conferences was provided by Sears, Roebuck and Company, Motorola, Marshall Field’s, and Montgomery Ward’s. The conferences would not have been possibly without a $50,000 grant from the H. Smith Richardson Foundation.”
    • April 18, 1981, John S. Friedman, ‘Culture War II’, Nation 232, no. 15, pp. 452- 453: “The Smith Richardson Foundation, which has C.I.A. officials among its consultants reviewing grants, provides management training to C.I.A. and Defense Department employees through an affilate.”
  • In 1960, four years after Marshall Field died, the Field Foundation was split up in a temporary New York City branch, headed by his widow and spent down in 1989; and a more permanent Illinois (the state where Chicago is located) branch (headquarters), headed by his son, Marshall Field IV. The latter foundation has continued to this day.
    • May 28, 2019, Philanthropy News Digest, ‘Angelique Power, President, Field Foundation: Rethinking Racial Equity’: “After [Marshall Field III] passed away in 1956, the foundation was broken up. His widow moved to New York and created the Field Foundation of New York, and his son, Marshall Field IV, stayed in Chicago and created the Field Foundation of [Chicago] Illinois. The Field Foundation of New York spent itself down after twenty years, while the Field Foundation of Illinois is what we today refer to as the Field Foundation.”
    • fieldfoundation.org/about/history/ (accessed: August 13, 2020): “Following Field III’s death in 1956, it was apparent that the Foundation was being pulled in different directions. At one end was his widow, Ruth Field, based in New York and interested in national funding and on other, Field’s son, Marshall Field IV, who wanted to make the Foundation more Chicago-based. In 1960, the Foundation was divided into two separate entities: The Field Foundation of New York, which was led by Field III’s widow, Ruth, and the Field Foundation of Illinois, led by Field’s son, Marshall Field IV. By 1989, as Ruth Field had directed, the Field Foundation of New York fully spent its assets and closed.”
  • Throughout its existence, the Field Foundation has been extremely focused on racial integration in increasingly black- (and crime-)dominated Chicago. Headed by Leslie Dunbar from 1965 to 1980, who previously worked at the Southern Regional Council (research director 1958-1961; executive director 1961-1965), it was very much part of (radicalizing) the Civil Right movements and beyond:
    • May 28, 2019, Philanthropy News Digest, ‘Angelique Power, President, Field Foundation: Rethinking Racial Equity’: “The Field Foundation in the early ’60s was a significant supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, especially around some of the voter registration campaigns that Dr. King led.”
    • January 12, 2017, New York Times, ‘Leslie W. Dunbar, White Civil-Rights Leader of the ’60s, Dies at 95’: “[Dunbar] found a way to wed his liberalism to the cause of racial equality by pushing the Southern Regional Council, a politically moderate biracial civic and business group in Atlanta, into a more aggressive civil-rights role. …
      “When [Dunbar] came to the S.R.C. it was a pretty cautious organization, not quick to condemn segregation outright,” said Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, a history professor at the University of North Carolina who worked at the council after Mr. Dunbar’s time there. “I think Les really connected it to the grass-roots civil-rights movement as it gained momentum.””
    • January 7, 2017, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ‘Leslie Dunbar, behind-the-scenes figure in Atlanta’s Civil Rights movement, has died’: “Dunbar was a passionate voice for acknowledging and following the black leadership of the Southern struggle. With Southern Leadership Christian Conference’s Martin Luther King Jr. and the NAACP’s Roy Wilkins, he helped to create the Voter Education Project, using the funds of the SRC to sponsor it.
      Dunbar hired Wiley Branton and later, Vernon Jordan, Jr. [close Clinton ally who became a Bilderberg steering committee and Trilateral Commission member and served on the boards of the Ford and Rockefeller foundation], to direct the project which is credited with registering 2 million African-American voters in the 1960’s. Dr. Dunbar was a guest at the signing of the Voting Rights Act at the White House in 1965.
      Also in 1965, Dr. Dunbar moved with his family to New York to direct the Field Foundation … until 1980. …
      Dunbar [also of the Norman Foundation] steered Field Foundation funds to provide substantial, probably primary, support for Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign, which continued through organizational difficulties after Dr. King’s assassination [in April 1968]. Dunbar was instrumental in providing financial sustenance to … La Raza, a leading Latino advocacy organization. … Dunbar was an early and passionate objector to the war in Vietnam…
      Dunbar was a “scholar-at-large” with the [elite-backed] United Negro College Fund in 1984-1985, and taught at Xavier University in New Orleans. His working career concluded at the Ford Foundation, where he published, “Minority Rights, What Has Happened to Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians & Other Minorities in the Eighties.””
    • 2005, Gilbert Jonas, ‘Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909-1969’, p. 361: “The left-of-center “activist” foundation leaders and boards, including the Field Foundation under Leslie Dunbar, the New York Foundation under John Heyman, the New World Foundation under Vernon Eagle [also home to Hillary Clinton and Bilderberg steering committee member Vernon Jordan], the Stern Foundation under Phil Stern, the Norman Foundation under Andrew Norman, and the Helen Rubinstein Foundation under Diane Goldstein, individually and collectively rejected the NAACP [National Association for the Advancedment of Colored people] as too “middle-of-the-road” or “middle class”…”
    • May 28, 2019, Philanthropy News Digest, ‘Angelique Power, President, Field Foundation: Rethinking Racial Equity’: “The decision to diversify the center of power at the foundation began in the 1980s [after Leslie Dunbar stepped down as head], and that’s also something I attribute to Marshall Field V. It’s because of Marshall that our last two board chairs — including Lyle Logan, who recently stepped down as chair after serving more than ten years in that role — have been persons of color. [So] we are not a family foundation [anymore], although we do have some family members on our ten-person board, including Marshall Field V, who is a director for life, and two other family members; everyone else [today] is a person of color.”
  • The Field Foundation has a considerable (official) CIA link during the time of the civil rights movement through the activities of Leslie Dunbar, the head of the Field Foundation from 1965 to 1980. Dunbar came from the Southern Regional Council (research director 1958-1961; executive director 1961-1965), which was accused of taking CIA funds under his leadership. Dunbar later went to work for the Ford Foundation, which also has historic CIA ties. Dunbar also was loosely connected to the Norman Fund, which also took CIA money, all coincidentally for pro-Negro activities.
    • April 7, 1967, Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson’s Washington Merry-Go-Round (Washington Post, Times Herald, etc.), ‘CIA Funds Aided Negro Registration’: “The main conduit for CIA money to help the Negro voter registration drive was the Southern Regional Council, which received $60,000 [$510,000 in 2019] of CIA funds in 1963. The money was channeled through the New World Foundation [later of Hillary Clinton and Bilderberg steering committee member and Trilateralist Vernon Jordan].
      In 1962, $6000 [$51,000 in in 2019] of CIA funds went to the Southern Research Council through the Aaron E. Norman Fund. In 1962, the Georgia Council on Human Relations also got $2600 [$22,000 in 2019] of CIA money from the Norman Fund. … Note: Fund officials deny any knowledge of CIA financial ties; nevertheless they are a fact. …
      The National Students Association, which received massive contributions of CIA money, was also encouraged by the CIA to push voter registration drives in the South [for blacks]. …
      The CIA money … to help Negro voting registration and militant civil rights groups … was funneled through private foundations right under the nose of the Central Intelligence Watchdog Committee headed by Sen. Dick Russell, Georgia Democrat, and Rep. Mendel Rivers, the South Carolina Democrat. Both have made speeches denouncing the civil rights movement.”
    • docsouth.unc.edu, Interview with Leslie W. Dunbar, December 8, 1972. Interview G-0075, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)’: “There was this son of a bitch, this guy who was working for the CIA, Mitchell Rogovin. I’m sure you know him. He was the CIA’s guy within the Internal Revenue Service, and then represented the CIA before the Church Committee. He had become a big liberal lawyer in Washington, doing all the legal work for people like the Institute for Policy Studies, and Highlander. He was over at the Internal Revenue Service, and DeWind and I went over to see him about the tax exemption for this new project. That was the only time I ever worked with him. … It’s just not so [Jack Anderson’s accusations that my Southern Regional Council was given CIA money]. … As far as I know, the truth of that CIA money is that the Norman Foundation [which I also was involved in to some degree] did take some CIA money as a conduit for some things that the CIA was doing in Africa.”

  • From the same couple that established the older and larger William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  • Flora Family Foundation history: “The Flora Family Foundation was established in 1998 by the family of William R. Hewlett (co-founder of Hewlett Packard Company) and his late wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett.”
  • florafamily.org/2011grantees.html (accessed: February 26, 2016)

  • Founded in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford. From 1947 to 1955 it owned 90% of the shares in the Ford Motor Company. By 1974 it had sold all its holdings in the the company.
  • Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation and USAID took over CIA financing of the important America-Africa Institute in order to prevent any kind of negative backlash in the future.
    • 1983, Edward Berman, ‘The Ideology of Philanthropy: The Influence of the Carnegie, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations on American Foreign Policy’, pp. 131-132: “The AAI [America-Africa Institute] was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1953 and soon became an important nongovernmental organization concerned with African-American relations. [11] Its private character was a major consideration when government officials began searching for an organization to administer the growing African scholarship programs in the mid-1950s, in response to impending independence for several West African countries. … The Central Intelligence Agency was centrally involved in the institute’s affairs and remained so for nearly a decade. The chairman of the institute’s board of trustees during the 1950s admitted that “the largest proportion of the more than $1 million which AAI spent in the 1950s came from the CIA.” Nor did he find this particularly noteworthy, since he felt that “AAI’s scholarship programs, as well as its other activities, served the interests of African students, the countries from which the students came, and the interests of the United States.” Officers of the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations were distressed, however, when rumors about the CIA’s support for the institute began to circulate more widely in the early 1960s. … First, they feared that the public disclosure that such ostensibly independent organizations as AAI were in fact part of the American foreign-policy nexus would destroy whatever credibility they had developed for their own overseas projects, as well as their fellowship programs. The increasingly vocal Third-World claims regarding the omnipresence of the CIA, which was intent on insuring the continuance of indigenous regimes aligned with American interests, gained credibility as documentation of covert CIA activities affecting foreign nationals was revealed. Second, the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations were closely identified with the AAI through board memberships and program subsidies, associations that seemed certain to raise questions about their claims of disinterested concern for Third-World development. Several years before the 1967 disclosure about CIA funding for the institute, representatives of the foundations gathered and decided that deliberate action was necessary to place funding of the institute on a more respectable footing. Without undue delay, consequently, officers of the three foundations–joined by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, whose president also served as chairman of AAI’s board of trustees–agreed to underwrite the budget of the institute. Part of this effort to legitimate the institute’s standing involved the recruitment of a new president. Ford Foundation officer Waldemar Nielsen agreed to accept the position, with the proviso that CIA funding ceased. Nielsen and institute trustee Harold Hochschild met with McGeorge Bundy, then President Kennedy’s special assistant for national-security affairs and subsequently Ford Foundation president, who assured them that the CIA funds would be replaced by comparable funding from the Agency for International Development (formerly the International Cooperation Administration). After this meeting the level of Ford Foundation grants to the institute increased significantly. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the ostensibly independent and nongovernmental AAI undertook numerous tasks for the United States government, as indeed did the major foundations.”
  • In January 1953 David Rockefeller guaranteed his friend Allen Dulles the Ford Foundation presidency in case the newly-elected president Eisenhower would not select him as CIA director. Eisenhower did select Dulles. Rockefeller, Dulles and Eisenhower all belonged to the Pilgrims Society, where this episode is discussed and sourced.
  • When Rockefeller agent John McCloy (also a Pilgrim) was president of the Ford Foundation from 1958 to 1964, he appeased a number of executives by explaining that he went along with placing CIA agents in the Ford Foundation, because otherwise “the CIA would simply penetrate the foundation quietly by recruiting or inserting staff at the lower levels.” This also has been discussed in ISGP’s Pilgrims Society article.
  • Henry Ford II was a member of the WWF’s secretive 1001 Club, together with the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Bechtels, Maurice Strong, Ford Motors president and Ford Foundation trustee Robert McNamara and other elites.
  • The Ford Foundation has donated enormous amounts to all kinds of liberal mainstream and less mainstream programs since at least the 1950s. This includes Pacifica Radio, Democracy Now!, The Nation, Progressive magazine, The American Prospect magazine, Political Research Associates and other new left media outlets.

Foundation for National Progress

Diller – Von Furstenberg Family Foundation

Google Foundation / Google.org

Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Harold K. Hochschild Foundation

  • Based on the fortune of “lumbar baron” David Joyce (1825-1904). Joyce’s Chicago-based heiress Beatrice Joyce Kean set up the Joyce Foundation in 1948.
  • Endowment of $950 million by 2017.
  • Barack Obama was a trustee of the Joyce Foundation from 1994 to 2002:
    • October 16, 2008, World Net Daily, ‘The Groups Obama Kept Off His Resume’: “Obama joined the Board of Directors of the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation in 1994 and served on its board until 2002.”
    • 1998 annual report, Joyce Foundation, p. 21: “Board of Directors: John T. Anderson, Chairman. Richard K. Donahue, Vice Chairman. … Barack Obama.”
    • 2001 annual report, Joyce Foundation, p. 66: “Board of Directors: Chairman: John T. Anderson. Vice Chairman: Richard K. Donahue. Ellen S. Alberding. Robert G. Bottoms. Carin A. Clauss. Charles U. Daly. Anthony S. Earl. Roger R. Fross. Carlton L. Guthrie. Marion T. Hall. Barack Obama. Paula Wolff.”
  • The Joyce Foundation grant activity was closely linked to Obama’s chairmanship of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge [a project of the Annenberg Foundation] which Obama came to chair and also counted the involvement of Obama’s radical friend Bill Ayers.
  • Member of the Rockefeller Family Fund’s Environmental Grantmakers Association and also an occasional donor to the Rockefeller Family Fund during Obama’s term on the board and beyond:
    • 1999 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “Environmental Grantmakers Association, Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: … $18,000 [and] Amount: $2,305. Duration: 1 year. Membership support.”
    • 2001 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: … $250,000. … Environmental Grantmakers Association, Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: New York, NY $5,452 Membership grant. (1 yr.) [plus] $15,000.”
    • 2003 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: … $200,000. To evaluate the performance of Great Lakes states in preventing water pollution and recommend improvements. … Environmental Grantmakers Association, Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: New York, NY $5,450 Membership grant. (1 yr.) [plus] $10,000.”
    • 2010 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.: … $110,000 [and] $200,000.”
  • Partner of all the key major foundations in the financing of environmental groups as Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Counci, World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace.
  • Pro-immigration groups financed include the National Council of La Raza and the American Friends Service Committee.
  • Feminist groups financed include the 9-to-5 Working Women Education Fund and the League of Women Voters.
  • Also financed the Tides Foundation, Mother Jones’ Foundation for National Progress, National Public Radio (NPR) and David Brock’s Media Matters for America.
  • 2001 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “9-to-5 Working Women Education Fund: … $100,000. … Canadian Environmental Defence Fund: … $180,000 … Environmental Law Institute: … $50,000. … Friends of the Chicago River: … $29,600. … Pollution Probe Foundation: … $75,000. … Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development: … $60,000 … Sierra Club Foundation: … $160,000. … World Wildlife Fund, Inc.: … $150,000. … Environmental and Energy Study Institute: …. $125,000. … Environmental Defense, Inc.: … $400,000 … World Resources Institute: … $78,750. … William J. Brennan, Jr. Center for Justice, Inc.: … $300,000. … League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund: … $579,616. … Public Interest Research Group [PIRG] in Michigan Education Fund: … $40,000. … Alliance for Justice, Inc.: … $75,000. … Heartland Alliance: … $75,000. … University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture: … $148,000. … Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management: … $760,000.”
  • 2010 annual report, Joyce Foundation: “National Wildlife Federation … $337,860. … Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. … $450,000. … World Resources Institute: … $300,000. … National Wildlife Federation: … $400,000. … Media Matters for America: … $400,000. … Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence … $125,000 … Legal Community Against Violence: … $300,000. … The Brookings Institution: … $50,000 [and] $200,000. … League of Women Voters [different national chapters]: $50,000 … $120,000 … $75,000 … $105,000 … $250,000 [and] $60,000. … Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: … $75,000. … Latino Policy Forum: … $125,000. … National Public Radio Inc.: … $150,000. … Taproot Foundation: … $50,000. … Aspen Institute Inc.: … $49,650 [and] $1,000,000. … GuideStar: … $5,000. To support the completion of the GuideStar website for the 2008 IRS Form 990. (1 yr.) … Philanthropy Roundtable: … $1,000. 2010 Membership Grant.”
  • February 2014, Capital Research Center’s Foundation Watch, ‘The Joyce Foundation Betraying donor intent in the Windy City’, p 5: “Joyce [Foundation] funds the Brookings Institution ($3,481,080 since 1998); Aspen Institute ($1,989,650 since 2005); … and the John Podesta-founded, George Soros-funded Center for American Progress ($863,329 since 2005). It also funds the … American Civil Liberties Union Foundation ($225,000 since 2002)… the Tides Center ($625,000 since 1998)…
    It has funded the Chicago Annenberg Challenge ($370,000 since 1998)…
    Joyce gave $75,000 in 2006 for a symposium on gun rights at Stanford Law School and $75,000 in 2008 for research on gun regulation. [etc.]”

  • wkkf.org/who-we-are/overview (accessed: March 26, 2016): “The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg … Today, the organization ranks among the world’s largest private foundations, awarding grants in the United States, Mexico, Haiti, northeastern Brazil and southern Africa.”
  • rockpa.org/page.aspx?pid=339 (accessed: March 26, 2016): “In 2006, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation reached out to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors building on its efforts to promote philanthropy in communities of color and to maximize innovation and impact. … Over three years, 30 grants were awarded to 23 organizations through the Cultures of Giving Fund, a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors established with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.”
  • activistfacts.com/foundation/42-WKKelloggFoundation/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “Friends of the Earth $20,000 1999 … Natural Resources Defense Council $85,934 1997 … Tides Foundation & Tides Center $10,410,772 2006…”
  • tides.org/i-want-to/increase-my-foundations-impact-capacity (accessed: September 3, 2015): “In partnership with institutions like The California Endowment, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, [George Soros’] Open Society Institute, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, [Bill & Melinda] Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, and many others, we have granted hundreds of millions of dollars.”
  • January 9, 2015, Capital Research Center (financed by Koch, Scaife and Bradley foundations), ‘Trendsetters of the Left’: “The American Prospect magazine functions as a nonprofit organization. In addition to publishing a magazine, it routinely organizes progressive conferences. … Institutional donors to The American Prospect Inc. include … W.K. Kellogg Foundation ($197,500 since 2012).”

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Origin as the Knight Memorial Education Fund in 1940. Name changed to the Knight Foundation in 1950. Renamed to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 1993.
  • Founded by James L. Knight and his brother John S. Knight of the Knight-Ridder group of newspapers
  • Located in Miami, Florida since 1990.

Lawrence M. Gelb Foundation

  • Second largest foundation in Maine tied to the billionaire Pritzker family.
  • Ordinary grants, but at the same time tightly linked to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) which counts the involvement of the billionaire Pritzker family, as well as the Rockefellers.
  • maps.org/about/board (accessed: February 18, 2016): “Board of Directors: RICK DOBLIN, PH.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). … JOHN GILMORE is an entrepreneur and civil libertarian. He was an early employee of Sun Microsystems, early free software and open source author, and co-created Cygnus Solutions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks, the DES Cracker, and the Usenet’s “alt” newsgroups. … Along with being a board member of MAPS, he is also on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Marijuana Policy Project. … JOBY PRITZKER is Manager of Direct Investments at his family office Tao Capital Partners. Tao has made investments in innovative healthcare, sustainable food and agriculture, electric transportation, and other companies that seek to have a positive impact on the world. He has also made investments in the legal cannabis industry, such as MJ Freeway and Pax Labs. He is on the Board of the Libra Foundation, a family foundation with an emphasis on human rights. In addition to serving on the Board of MAPS, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Marijuana Policy Project. … “
  • Other members of the billionaire Pritzker family:
    • rockpa.org/project.htm (accessed: March 1, 2016): “Rockefeller Philantrophy Advisors: … Founding Advisory Board: … Vice Chair: Gigi Pritzker Pucker, CEO, OddLot Entertainment…”
    • February 6, 2009, White House, ‘Obama Announces Economic Advisory Board’: “President Barack Obama today signed an executive order establishing the new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Modeled on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower the Board will provide an independent voice on economic issues and will be charged with offering independent advice to the President as he formulates and implements his plans for economic recovery. The Economic Recovery Advisory Board will provide regular briefings to the President, Vice President and their economic team. The Board will be established initially for a two-year term, after which the President will make a determination on whether to extend the work of the Board. … Paul Volcker will serve as Chairman and Austan Goolsbee as Staff Director and Chief Economist. Members of the Board include: … Penny Pritzker, Chairman & Founder, Pritzker Realty Group … Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University.”
    • 2010 membership list of the CFR: “Pritzker, Penny S.; Pritzker, Thomas J. … Rockefeller, David; Rockefeller, David Jr.; Rockefeller, John D. IV; Rockefeller, Nicholas; Rockefeller, Steven C. [Others:] Gorelick, Jamie S. … Greenberg, Maurice R. … Halperin, Morton H.”
    • 2012, Greg Palast, ‘Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps’: “Pritzker introduced Obama, the neophyte state senator, to the Ladies Who Lunch (that’s really what they call themselves) on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Obama got lunch, gold and better – an introduction to Robert Rubin. Rubin is a former Secretary of the Treasury, former chairman of Goldman Sachs and, when Robert met Barry, co-chairman of Citibank. Even atheists recognized Rubin as the Supreme Deity of Wall Street. Rubin opened the doors to finance industry vaults for Obama. Extraordinarily for a Democrat, Obama in 2008 raised three times as much from bankers as his Republican opponent. So what did Citibank’s Rubin get for showering Obama with gold? Obama agreed to take care of Rubin’s poodles, Larry Summers and Tim Geithner. They became Obama’s first cabinet picks: Summers as Economics Czar and Geithner as his czarina, Secretary of the Treasury. Geithner and Summers were the gents who, under Treasury Secretary Rubin, designed the deregulation of banking. In effect, they had decriminalized the kind of financial flim-flammery that brought the planet to its knees while bringing Rubin, Pritzker and the banksters loads of lucre. So, in 2008, Summers and Geithner were put back in the saddle – Obama’s horse but Rubin’s saddle. Rubin received more than $100 million from Citigroup, the gargantuan commercial bank/investment bank/casino created by deregulation. It is worth a mention that Rubin’s centi-million-dollar payoff went unchallenged by Citi’s new owner, the US Treasury, which had put up more than a trillion dollars in loans and guarantees to pull Rubin’s creature out of bankruptcy. Rubin rocked, but Penny was pissed off. Pritzker had taken this state senator/community organizer from the ghetto, made him a US Senator, then, as Obama’s campaign finance chairwoman, raised a mind-blowing three-quarters of a billion dollars to make him president. In return, in 2008, Obama decided to make his patron Penny the Secretary of Commerce. But then, in November 2008, just as Obama was about to submit her nomination to Congress, a bunch of Pritzker’s victims marched on Washington. They were not from her busted bank, but unhappy workers from the lucrative nursing homes that her family owns through a string of complex offshore trusts. Obama slammed the door on Penny pronto. In the 2012 campaign, Obama, to his credit, kept the door shut on Pritzker, reducing her to hosting an election fundraiser at her Gold Coast digs, which she had to bill as a Goldman Sachs PAC event. This marks possibly the first time anyone has used Goldman Sachs as a PR cover. The Pritzker family made its billions mostly from Hyatt Hotels and Hyatt nursing homes. Penny, on the Hyatt board of directors, is an infamously combative anti-union apostle. UNITE HERE, the union that represents Hyatt workers, has called for an international boycott of Hyatt hotels. In 2012, UNITE HERE and its parent, the AFL-CIO, were crucial to Obama’s winning Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. So, in this last campaign, Obama had to keep his billionairess heiress on the down-low. But today, with the unions’ money and votes already pocketed and counted, Obama can give working folks The Finger and give Penny her pound of flesh: the Commerce post. The New York Times says that, “At Commerce, Ms. Pritzker could provide the president with a new way to reach out to the business community.” The last time Pritzker reached out to the business community was to sell them sub-prime mortgage securities, worthless bags of financial feces manufactured by Superior Bank. If Penny the Piggy Banker gets Commerce, we’ll have to drop Obama’s rating to sub-prime.”
    • June 25, 2013, commerce.senate.gov press release, ‘Rockefeller Calls Pritzker Force of Nature, Will Be Highly Effective Commerce Secretary’: “Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller released the following statement today after the Senate voted 97-1 to confirm Ms. Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce. Earlier today, Rockefeller spoke on the Senate floor about Ms. Pritzker’s experience and skills that will make her a highly effective Secretary. “I congratulate Ms. Pritzker on her Senate confirmation. She is, in my view, a force of nature. The unanimous bipartisan support she received in the Committee, and the decisive 97-1 bipartisan vote today by the full Senate, reflects our confidence that she will be a highly successful driver for growth and change…”
    • Anthony Pritzker, born in 1961 and worth $3.4 billion, sits on the advisory board of Center for Asia Pacific Policy of the RAND Corporation. Received an MBA from the University of Chicago.
    • J.B. Pritzker, born in 1965 and worth $3.4 billion, serves as president of the Pritzker Family Foundation, in 2008 served as national co-chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. He also founded Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century.
    • April 18, 2014, New York Times, ‘Including the Young and the Rich: White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich’: “On a crisp morning in late March, an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes filed into a cozy auditorium at the White House. Their name tags read like a catalog of the country’s wealthiest and most influential clans: Rockefeller, Pritzker, Marriott.”

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation

  • Founded in 1953. The initial funds came from the Minnesota mining fortune of William and Maude McKnight. The family still controls the foundation.
  • In 2015 it had a $2.1 billion endowment and made $88 million in grants.
  • Activistfacts.com/foundation/97-McKnightFoundation/ (accessed: March 10, 2016): “[Grants:] Environmental Working Group … Natural Resources Defense Council. Sierra Club. Tides Foundation…”

  • Like the Rockefellers, wealthy and elite Mellon family members have been generational members of the Pilgrims Society with long-standing rumors of CIA connections.
    • 1985, Martin A. Lee and Bruce Schlain, ‘Acid Dreams’ (digital):“Members of the Mellon family maintained close ties with the CIA. The Mellon family foundations have been used repeatedly as conduits for Agency funds. Furthermore, Richard Helms was a frequent weekend guest of the Mellon patriarchs in Pittsburgh during his tenure as CIA director [1966-1973].”
  • The Richard K. Mellon Foundation was founded in 1947. It primarily donates to local conservation and social Pennsylvania charities to the tune of $110 million annually. Its endowment stands at around $2 billion.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
    • Named after a wealthy industrialist and Pilgrims Society member.
    • Founded in 1969.
    • In 2014 the foundation dispensed $241,257,410 in grants and had a $6 billion endowment.
    • It finances dozens of leading universities in the United States, Oxford University in England, and even universities in South Africa and a handful in Latin America.
    • The foundation is not focused at all on the so-called “new media”.
    • David Rockefeller friend and Pilgrims Society vice president (and Beckley Foundation drug legalization signer) John C. Whitehead has been chairman of the foundation. Another chair has been fellow-elitist Anne Tatlock, who escaped death on 9/11 due to an invite of Warren Buffett’s golf tournament.
  • Family member Richard Mellon Scaife (1932-2014) always took the opposite approach, donation numerous millions during his lifetime to ultraright national security and domestic policy NGOs and think tanks. Mellon Scaife is known to have been a CIA asset. However, other Mellon family members were said to have enjoyed similar OSS/CIA ties, but then to more liberal CIA elements. Scaife’s foundations:
    • Allegheny Foundation: awarded over $36 million in the 1985-2006 period.
    • Carthage Foundation: awarded over $68 million in the 1985-2003 period. Merged into the Sarah Scaife Foundation effective December 31, 2014.
    • Sarah Scaife Foundation: awarded over $235 million in the 1985-2003 period.
    • Scaife Family Foundation: awarded over $77 million in the 1985-2001 period.
  • In contrast to Richard Mellon Scaife, different Mellon family members have been tied to the generally “new left” psychedelics and modern UFO movement:
    • The Mellon/Hitchcock family in the form of Billy Mellon Hitchcock and Peggy Hitchcock (the Hitchcock family is also linked to the Pilgrims Society) again played a key role in building the hippie movement and promoting the use of psychedelics by allowing the clique of Dr. Timothy Leary to stay at their Millbrook estate in the mid-1960s.
    • Paul Mellon’s Bollingen Foundation financially supported psychedelic guru Alan Watts in the early 1950s, bringing him to California and eventually Esalen, and in the early 1960s, bringing him to the Timothy Leary group at Harvard. Laurance Rockefeller also became part of Alan Watts circle in the early 1950s.
    • Christopher Mellon, a great-grandson of William Lamar Mellon, Sr. similar to Billy Mellon Hitchcock, in 2017 showed up as a board member of Tom DeLonge’s top-level UFO disinformation group To The Stars. Chris Mellon has maintained deep intelligence ties over the years.

  • The Merck Family Fund (MFF) was established in 1954 by George W. Merck, president of the pharmaceutical corporation Merck & Company.
  • The foundation has about $52 million in assets and distributes about $3 million per year, most of it to environmentalist groups as Friends of the Earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Founded in 1970 and basically the same with the Merck Family Fund, but makes its own grants.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Novo Foundation (Buffett family)

Nathan Cummings Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

  • Founded in 1954 with the fortune of the McCormick industrialist family. Key founder Anita McCormick Blaine also was a sister-in-law of Edith Rockefeller, in turn a sister of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Another key founder, Gil Harrison, controlled The New Republic magazine from 1953 to 1974 and was closely tied into the liberal CIA clique of Cord Meyer.
  • 2000, Gilbert Jones, ‘One Shining Moment’, p. 124: “Gil Harrison [of The New Republic magazine], an AVC colleague of [the CIA’s] Cord Meyer, phoned me during this period to demand that the World Board accept the decision to halt the grant without resorting to legal action. … Harrison formed the New World Foundation as a vehicle for funding his pet causes, mostly liberal, under Vernon Eagle’s direction [from 1957 until his death in 1974].”
  • July 14, 1999, New York Times, ‘Brenda Hughes Moore, 56, Wife of Bishop and Rights Advocate’: “Mr. Campbell died in 1971 at age 31, and the next year she married Vernon Eagle, then the executive director of the New World Foundation, which supported civil rights and community projects. The year after Mr. Eagle’s death in 1974, she married Bishop Moore, who had officiated at her second wedding and had himself recently been widowed.”
  • lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/building/blaine.html: “Anita McCormick Blaine … Into the breach stepped Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954). The daughter of industrialist Cyrus Hall McCormick and his wife Nettie… Her endorsement of progressive Henry Wallace for President of the United States in 1948 perplexed even her closest friends and drew harsh criticism from right-wing commentators. But Anita McCormick Blaine went on to become an avid proponent of world government and international accord and remained committed to the cause for the rest of her life.”.
  • In the 1982-1988 period Hillary Clinton was a trustee, vice chair and chair of the liberal New World Foundation, which was putting money into the account of the Christic Institute of Garrison and Sheehan, as well as a variety of other far-left causes.
  • 2014, ISGP, ‘Cult of National Security Trolls: Art and Coast to Coast AM’: “The New World Foundation… was established in 1954 with the fortune of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954), a daughter of wealthy industrialist Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884). [145] A younger brother of hers, Harold, married Edith Rockefeller, a sister of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Another key founder of the New World Foundation was Gilbert Harrison, whom had married into the McCormick family in 1951. [146] Harrison was a typical Eastern Establishment liberal: educated at Balliol College, Oxford, summer home at Martha’s Vineyard and from 1953 to 1977 editor-in-chief of the liberal magazine The New Republic. [147] That’s not all. He worked closely with the CIA’s uberliberal Cord Meyer, also through the New World Foundation. [148] Meyer’s wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, later explained that her husband, Harrison and associates were all old boy OSS/CIA and always plotting to get their own favorite presidential candidates in the White House. [149] Even within the NGO circuit ties between New World and the CIA were considered ”not inconceivable”. [150] Thus when fellow-Martha’s Vineyard visitors Vernon Jordan and Hillary Clinton ran the New World Foundation in the 1980s and were funding Daniel Sheehan’s Christic Institute, they simply continued the activities of Cord Meyer and Gil Harrison and might well be have been part of the liberal wing of the CIA. After all, we know the persistent reports and rumors about how Bill Clinton, as a governor of Arkansas, allowed the CIA to import drugs into the country through an airport in Mena [151] and about Roger Clinton’s later lobbying for the Gambino crime family, a family that at one point may have benefited from these CIA drug important at Mena. [152] All of a sudden Bill Clinton working with Laurance Rockefeller in spreading UFO disinformation straight from the White House in what appears to be a complex disinformation operation doesn’t seem to be that out of place anymore.”
  • 1998, David Brock, ‘The Seduction of Hillary Rodham’, pp. 111-113, 180: “When Hillary’s term on the LSC board expired in 1982, the strenghted her ties to East Coast activist circles by joining the board of the New World Foundation, considered one of the nation’s most left-leaning philanthropies. Based in New York, the organization was founded in 1954 by philanthropist Anita McCormick Blaine. Serving on New World’s senior staff was Adrian W. DeWind, who during the 1970s was a member of Committee for Public Justice, founded by Lillian Hellman. That group monitored alleged FBI abuses of the U.S. Communist Party and the Black Panthers. The New World Foundation is not a traditional philanthropy; it funds political movements rather than research, educational, or charitable efforts. … During Hillary’s tenure, which lasted from 1982 through 1988 and included stints as vice chair and chair of the board of directors, the organization sharpened its focus on political activism. … The New World Foundation has given many grants to mainstream liberal groups like the Children’s Defense Fund. But much of its money went to the hard left. The foundation supported the Christic Institute, which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars bringing charges against supporters of the Nicaraguan Contras that were later held in court to be frivolous. Many of the foundation grantees, such as the National Lawyers Guild and the Institute for Policy Studies, had ties to the Communist movement. Another grant recipient, the Africa Fund, lobbied on behalf of the most extremist elements within the Africa National Congress. Under Hillary’s chairmanship, the foundation supported the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, better known as CISPES, which was founded in New York City in 1980 by Farid Handal, brother of El Salvador’s Communist Party chief Shafik Handal. Farid had come to the United States to mobilize American support for the FMLN, the major Communist guerrilla organization in El Salvador. The New World Foundation was also a benefactor of Grassroots International, which described itself as a “people-to-people partnership for social change.” While a New World grantee, this organization was giving money to two Palestinian groups with ties to the Communist faction of the PLO—the Union of Palestinian Working Women’s Committees and the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees. Hillary appears to have gotten involved with the New World Foundation through Marian Wright Edelman; when Hillary joined the organization Edelman’s husband Peter was a member of the New World’s board, as was Democratic lawyer Vernon Jordan [p. 113].  When she signed onto the board in 1982, Hillary had already been serving since 1976 on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund, where she had once worked as a young lawyer just out of Yale. She became chairman of the CDF board in 1986 and remained in the post until she stepped down during the 1992 presidential campaign. … Representatives of the group lobbied both the executive branch and the Congress on a broad range of social welfare legislation, testified as experts on Capitol Hill, and issued widely cited statistical studies on such social problems as child poverty. Meanwhile, Hillary continued her war against the Reagan administration: CDF successfully fought off budget cuts in education, welfare, and child nutrition programs.”

  • Originally founded as the Norman Fund by Aaron E. Norman in 1936 and put into action by his children when Norman died in 1937. Norman was an early partner in Sears, Roebuck, a company also linked to the ultraright, CIA- and DOD-tied American Security Council.
    • normanfdn.org (accessed: December 6, 1998; unclear explanation): “The original capital of the Norman Foundation, Inc. was provided by the late Aaron E. Norman [who died at age 77 in 1936]… [Re]incorporated … as the Norman Foundation, Inc. in 1970.”
    • November 24, 1971, New York Times, ‘Mrs. Ruth Alice Halsband Dies; Chemist Led the Norman Fund’: “Mrs. Ruth Alice Norman Well Halsband, chairman of the Norman Fund … died yesterday. … Mrs. Halsband was the daughter of the late Aaron E. Norman, who invested in 1895 in the infant mail-order house of Sears, Roebuck in Chicago, becoming vice president and general manager during its early expansion.
      Before his death in 1936 [Aaron] established the Norman Fund, a philanthropic foundation of which his daughter became president and later chairman, The fund’s major interests include intercultural and interracial relations and civil rights, and under Mrs. Halsband’s leadership it has been active in providing legal services for defending the rights of blacks, notably voting rights, in the South. It has also assisted the starting of cooperatives in the rural South. …
      Mrs. Halsband was graduated from Smith College in 1922 and subsequently resumed a career in organic chemistry, receiving a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1946.”
    • normanfdn.org/index.php?/page/history (accessed: March 19, 2018; an unclear history written by Frank A. Weil): “The Norman Foundation [as the Norman Fund] began as an act of testamentary generosity by Aaron E. Norman at the end of his seventy-six-year life of success and concern for people who lacked economic and/or political control over their lives. Norman’s two children began with what amounted to two personal foundations, combined as one… By the 1950s Norman’s five grandchildren succeeded early in their lives…”
  • By the 1960s the Norman Fund group of foundations was involved in financing the civil rights movement surrounding the Nelson Rockefeller-financed Martin Luther King:
    • 2005, Gilbert Jonas, ‘Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909-1969’, p. 361: “The left-of-center “activist” foundation leaders and boards, including the Field Foundation under Leslie Dunbar, the New York Foundation under John Heyman, the New World Foundation under Vernon Eagle [also of Hillary Clinton and Bilderberg steering committee member Vernon Jordan], the Stern Foundation under Phil Stern, the Norman Foundation under Andrew Norman, and the Helen Rubinstein Foundation under Diane Goldstein, individually and collectively rejected the NAACP [National Association for the Advancedment of Colored people] as too “middle-of-the-road” or “middle class”…”
  • CIA-tied in the 1960s in relation to the Civil Rights movement:
    • April 7, 1967, Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson’s Washington Merry-Go-Round (Washington Post, Times Herald, etc.), ‘CIA Funds Aided Negro Registration’: “The main conduit for CIA money to help the Negro voter registration drive was [Leslie Dunbar’s] Southern Regional Council, which received $60,000 [$510,000 in 2019] of CIA funds in 1963. The money was channeled through the New World Foundation [later of Hillary Clinton and Bilderberg steering committee member and Trilateralist Vernon Jordan].
      In 1962, $6000 [$51,000 in in 2019] of CIA funds went to the Southern Research Council through the Aaron E. Norman Fund. In 1962, the Georgia Council on Human Relations also got $2600 [$22,000 in 2019] of CIA money from the Norman Fund. … Note: Fund officials deny any knowledge of CIA financial ties; nevertheless they are a fact. …
      The National Students Association, which received massive contributions of CIA money, was also encouraged by the CIA to push voter registration drives in the South [for blacks]. …
      The CIA money … to help Negro voting registration and militant civil rights groups … was funneled through private foundations right under the nose of the Central Intelligence Watchdog Committee headed by Sen. Dick Russell, Georgia Democrat, and Rep. Mendel Rivers, the South Carolina Democrat. Both have made speeches denouncing the civil rights movement.”
    • docsouth.unc.edu, Interview with Leslie W. Dunbar, December 8, 1972. Interview G-0075, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)’: “As far as I know, the truth of that CIA money is that the Norman Foundation did take some CIA money as a conduit for some things that the CIA was doing in Africa.”
  • Aaron E. Norman grandson and Norman Foundation president was Frank Weil. Educated at Harvard, Weil served on the boards of the elite Bretton Woods Committee (Soros, Rockefeller, etc.), the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs, the American Assembly, the Center for National Policy, the Council for Excellence in Government, and the elite Walter Mondale- and later Madeleine Albright-headed National Democratic Institute, a “democracy-sponsering” institute alongside Soros’ Open Society Foundations, USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy and the like (a job formerly occupied by the CIA):
    • August 13, 1994, New York Times, ‘Teaching the Next Generation to Give of Themselves’: “The Norman Foundation, in Manhattan, is another family philanthropy made up of grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Aaron E. Norman, an early partner in the Sears, Roebuck & Company merchandising empire [also linked to the American Security Council]. … his grandson [is] Frank A. Weil, an investment banker and the foundation’s president…”
    • normanfdn.org/OffandDir.html (accessed: December 6, 1998): “Andrew E. Norman, Chairman. Frank A. Weil, President. … Deborah Weil Harrington. Eliza Weil Harrington. John Timothy Weil Harrington. … Amanda E. Weil. Sandison E. Weil. William S. Weil. … Abigail Norman. Margaret Norman. Rebecca Norman. Sarah Norman.”
    • normanfdn.org/index.php?/page/board_and_staff (accessed: March 19, 2018): “Officers and Directors: … [A couple of Normans] … Amanda Weil, Vice President … William S. Weil … Non-Voting Members: … Amanda Weil Harrington”
    • December 1986, The International Democrat (newsletter of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs), p. 8: “NDI’s Board of Directors: Chairman–Walter F. Mondala. Vice Chair–Madeleine K. Albright. … Daniel Patrick Moynihan … Nina Rosenwald … Cyrus R. Vance … Frank A. Weil…”
  • The Norman Foundation makes a lot of grants to organize blacks and Latinos to protest and vote in the United States:
    • August 13, 1994, New York Times, ‘Teaching the Next Generation to Give of Themselves’: “The Norman Foundation was an early supporter of the civil rights movement and continues to promote voter registration and to finance organizations upholding the legal rights of immigrants, people with disabilities, lesbian mothers seeking custody, battered women and environmental advocates.”
    • normanfdn.org/index.php?/page/2017-grants-list (accessed: March 19, 2018): “Grants – 2017: …
      – Workers Center for Racial Justice – $25,000, Chicago, IL…
      – Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment – $25,000, Albuquerque, NM …
      – Movement Building Black Leaders Organizing for Communities – $30,000, Milwaukee, WI …
      – Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity – $25,000, North Miami, FL …
      – Center for Third World Organizing – $25,000, Oakland, CA. Renewed support for training programs to expand and strengthen organizing in communities of color.
      – Jolt – $30,000, Austin, TX. Renewed support for grassroots organizing and civic engagement activities in Latino communities in Texas.”

  • omidyar.com/people/pierre-omidyar (accessed: March 10, 2016): “Pierre created eBay in 1995… After eBay became a public company in 1998, Pierre and his wife Pam co-founded the Omidyar Foundation to support nonprofits. … They broadened their scope in 2004 to form a new entity, Omidyar Network, to make investments in for-profit companies as well as nonproit organizations.”
  • Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar is a “nouveau riche” who sits on top of a huge pile of money: billions. He and his wife have been pouring this money in an ever increasing amount of NGOs: the Clinton Global Initiative, The Elders (of Nelson Mandela), the Santa Fe Institute, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Global Philanthropy Forum, etc. This definitely shows that the Omidyars are working hard to become part of the “in” crowd. More evidence of these aspirations is that back in 2011 and 2012 the Omidyars were funding pro-West opposition groups against the pro-Russia Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovyc.
  • Pierre and Pam Omidyar are occasional participants in the Edge Foundation’s Billionaires’ Dinners, which are closely tied to the TED Conferences.
  • Months after the leaks of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Omidyar took control of all of Snowden’s files by creating The Intercept media outlet and hiring the journalists that Snowden had been working with: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. At the same time, Omidyar has been maintaining business ties with Snowden’s former employers at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Already back in 2008 Omidyar was putting money in the Electronic Frontier Foundation while Laura Poitras in particular was working with other NSA whistleblowers as William Binney.

Open Society Foundations (Soros)

  • International NGO that is active in the United States and many European countries. Branches finance loads of sustainable development, feminism, birth control, pro-Third World immigration, and pro-Palestine activism groups. It has also been deeply involved in financing anti-Donald Trump protests in many different countries. Example:
    • June 24, 2016, Oxfam.org, ‘Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 120 NGOs tell EU leaders’: “The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 120 NGOs warned on Monday. … The plan proposes using aid, trade and other funds to encourage countries to reduce the number of migrants reaching EU shores.”
      When one checks the NGOs in the accompanying PDF (without checking them all in detail), many receive financing from Oxfam, Soros’ Open Society Foundations or other top foundations. A lot of them are quite obscure though. Nu.nl, the no. 1 news aggegrate website of the Netherlands, thought it important enough to mention this press report of Oxfam. Easy access to the media is how these NGOs get their voice out.
  • causeview.com/customer-success/oxfam-canada/ (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Oxfam Canada is a member of Oxfam, a confederation of 15 national Oxfam’s around the world. … Together, Oxfam raises over $350 million annually.” According to annual reports, a little over 60% of this comes from individuals and about 14% from foundations.
  • Random examples of financing (it keeps the supporting NGOs’ names out of its annual reports):
    • Oxfam has a relatively large financial support base among the public. About 500,000 people regularly contribute to it in Great Britain alone. It is often the subject of benefit concerts or sports events as marathons.
    • Ford Foundation grants list 2006-2016: “Oxfam: … 2006: $50,000. … 2007: $50,000. … 2008: $75,000 [and] $100,000. … 2009: $75,000 [and] $200,000. … 2013: $200,000. … 2014: $905,000. … 2015: $100,000. …
      Oxfam India: … 2009: $200,000.
      Oxfam-America, Inc.: … 2009: $500,000. … 2011: $150,000. … 2013: $300,000 [and] $450,957. … 2014: $120,000 [and] $300,000. … 2015: $330,000. …
      Stichting Oxfam Novib: … 2008: $120,000. … 2009: $200,000. … 2010: $170,000. … 2011: $400,000. … 2014: $300,000 [and] $300,000.”
    • Hewlett Foundation: hewlett.org grants database (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Oxfam America: … $2,500,000. Awarded: March 18, 2013. … $110,000. Awarded: May 22, 2012. … $330,000. Awarded: April 21, 2012. … $500,000. Awarded: November 15, 2010. … $1,200,000. Awarded: March 22, 2010. …
      Oxfam Novib: … $900,000. Awarded: July 16, 2012.”
    • Packard Foundation: packard.org/what-we-fund/grants-database/oxfam-america-inc/ (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Oxfam-America Inc. Date: 2015. … Amount: $205,000…”
    • Rockefeller Foundation: rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/oxfam/ (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Oxfam: … 2016: $125,000. 2013 – $500,000.”
    • Rockefeller Foundation: rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/oxfam-america/ (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Oxfam America: … 2016: $99,770.”
    • 1999 annual report, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: “Oxfam: … $2,969,972.”
    • May 14, 2007, philanthropynewsdigest.org, ‘Oxfam America Receives $7.1 Million From Gates Foundation for Gulf Coast Advocacy’.
  • Examples of more overlap between Oxfam and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations:
    • Oxfam and Oxfam Novib has financed Jonathan Soros’ Global Witness NGO.
    • Open Society and Oxfam finances many of the same projects.
    • opensocietyfoundations.org/people/jon-jacoby: “Jon Jacoby (accessed: February 18, 2017): … Jonathan Jacoby is a program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative. … Jacoby was previously the special advisor for private-sector engagement to Oxfam International’s executive director.”
    • opensocietyfoundations.org/people/cathy-ross (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Regional manager for the Latin America Program, Cathy Ross… From 1999 through 2005, she served as Oxfam America’s Amazon program officer, based in Lima, Peru.”
    • oxfamamerica.org/explore/about-oxfam/leadership/board-of-directors/ (accessed: February 18, 2017): “Raymond C. Offenheiser President, Oxfam America: … Prior to joining Oxfam, Ray represented the Ford Foundation in Bangladesh and the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America. … [advisory board] World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, the World Agricultural Forum, the Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School…
      [Oxfam director] Barry Gaberman Senior Vice President, Ford Foundation (retired)…
      [Oxfam director] Mohamad Ali: … served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett-Packard [Hewlett Foundation and Packard Foundation]…
      [Oxfam director] Latanya Mapp Frett: Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global…
      [Oxfam director] Anne L. Garrels: Journalist, National Public Radio (retired)… She set up NPR’s Iraq bureau and led the coverage from Baghdad for 6 years…
      Laura Rusu Policy and Campaigns Media Manager, Oxfam America: … She was also … a consultant for the United Nations Population Fund and the Open Society Foundation of Romania.”
  • February 10, 2018, The Sun, ‘Orgy chief REF SHAME: Oxfam boss who bedded hookers got new job using reference from charity’: “Country director for Haiti Roland van Hauwermeiren, 68, admitted using [14 to 16-year-old] hookers at the charity’s rented villa known as the Eagle’s Nest and was allowed to quit, The Times said yesterday. … Van Hauwermeiren went on to work in Bangladesh for Action Against Hunger. Yesterday, the French charity said it gave him the role after Oxfam sent a reference. …
    Oxfam says it may have been faked. The charity launched a 2011 inquiry into claims of sex abuse and intimidation by workers helping survivors of the quake, which killed 220,000 in 2010. It found there had been a “culture of impunity” among some staff. But bosses never informed local police about reports of underage sex. And it did not disclose its men were using prostitutes in a report to the Charity Commission.”

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

  • July 30, 2014, Luke Bolar and Cheyenne Steel, United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report, ‘The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’: “As depicted in the chart below, there are roughly a dozen prominent private foundations created by the Billionaire’s Club that have huge sums of money at their disposal to spend on environmental causes. Among this list, the Committee focused on several extremely active private foundations, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [13], the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation [14], the David and Lucile Packard Foundation [15], the Schmidt Family Foundation [16], the Sea Change Foundation [17], the Park Foundation [18], and the Marisla Foundation.[19] … For example, both the Park Foundation and the Schmidt Family Foundation have financed questionable scientists to produce anti-fracking research, which the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and Climate Desk – all grant recipients themselves – eagerly report on. … Examples of prescriptive grantmaking by some of the Billionaire’s Club private foundations include a $50,000 grant from the Park Foundation to [Ralph Nader’s] New York Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) for continuation of its widespread public education campaign on the issue of gas drilling in New York;” [23] … In New York and Colorado, a pseudo grassroots effort to attack hydraulic fracturing has germinated from massive amounts of funding by the NY-based Park Foundation, as well as CA-based Schmidt Family Foundation and Tides Foundation. … Jay Halfon is another pivotal player that has emerged in the environmental movement through his connections in New York. Halfon is currently on the Board of Directors for the Park Foundation, Earthworks, Sustainable Markets Foundation (SMF), and 350.org. [127] Interestingly, Halfon does not even list his affiliation to SMF on his 350.org biography; yet Park Foundation heavily funds SMF and SMF is a fiscal sponsor” of 350.org. [128] … Previously, Halfon served as Executive Director of Donald Ross’s NY-PIRG. “
  • Has financed the Center for Media and Democracy (Sourcewatch), Robert Parry’s Consortium News, Pacifica Radio, Democracy Now!, Truthout, In These Times magazine, The Nation, the Foundation for National Progress / Mother Jones, PBS Newshour, NPR, The American Prospect, Yes! magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies, Common Dreams, the International Forum on Globalization and other groups.
  • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016):
    2015:
    – Institute for Public Affairs. Chicago, IL. General operating support for In These Times magazine. $15,000. www.inthesetimes.com.
    – Lost Light Projects, Inc. Brooklyn, NY. General Operating Support for InsideClimate News. $25,000. www.insideclimatenews.org.
    – MapLight. Berkeley, CA. Tracking Money and Influence in U.S. Congress. $15,000. www.maplight.org. …
    – Foundation for National Progress. San Francisco, CA. Mother Jones’ reporting on Dark Money and Climate Desk reporting. $100,000. www.climatedesk.org. …

    Center for Public Integrity. Washington, NY. General operating support. $250,000. www.publicintegrity.org.
    – Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY. General operating support $25,000. www.democracynow.org. …
    – Nation Institute. New York, NY. The Investigative Fund $15,000. www.nationinstitute.org.
    2014:
    – Center for Media and Democracy. Madison, WI. Investigative work on fracking and its impact on water. $50,000. www.prwatch.org.
    – Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc. Arlington, VA. General operating support. $10,000. www.consortiumnews.com.

    – Foundation for National Progress. San Francisco, CA. General operating support. $15,000. www.motherjones.com.
    – Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. Arlington, VA. General operating support of PBS NewsHour. $200,000. www.weta.org. …
    – Center for Public Integrity Washington, DC General operating support $250,000 www.publicintegrity.org. …

    Foundation for National Progress. San Francisco, CA. The Climate Desk and Mother Jones’ Dark Money Reporting. $100,000. www.climatedesk.org. …
    – Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY. General operating support. $25,000. www.democracynow.org. …
    – Independent Production Fund. New York, NY. Moyers & Company. $500,000. www.IPFmedia.org.
    – Nation Institute. New York, NY. The Investigative Fund to facilitate the development and publication of socially significant investigative reporting. $10,000. www.nationinstitute.org.
    – Truthout Sacramento, CA. General operating support. $15,000. www.truth-out.org.
    2013:
    “- Center for Media and Democracy Madison, WI Fracking and our Environment $50,000 www.prwatch.org …
    – Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY Democracy Now!’s live on-the-ground coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland $30,000 www.democracynow.org …
    – Foundation for National Progress San Francisco, CA General operating support $20,000 www.motherjones.com.
    – Fund for Investigative Journalism Washington, DC Grants for Investigative Reporters $50,000 www.fij.org …
    – Positive Futures Network Bainbridge Island, WA The Path to a New Economy $15,000 www.yesmagazine.org.

    – The American Prospect Washington, DC The Shale Rebellion, A Multi-Media Presentation $15,000.
    – Institute for Policy Studies Washington, DC Support for OtherWords editorial service $15,000 www.ips-dc.org …
    – Center for Public Integrity Washington, DC General operating support $250,000 …
    – Common Dreams, Inc. Portland, ME General operating support $15,000 …
    – Foundation for National Progress San Francisco, CA The Climate Desk and Mother Jones’ Dark Money Reporting $100,000 …
    – Institute for Public Affairs Chicago, IL General operating support for In These Times Magazine $15,000 www.inthesetimes.com …
    – Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY Democracy Now! Productions $25,000 …
    – International Forum on Globalization San Francisco, CA Plutonomy Program $10,000 www.ifg.org.
    – Nation Institute New York, NY The Investigative Fund $10,000 …
    – Truthout Sacramento, CA General operating support $15,000…
    2012:
    “- Foundation for National Progress San Francisco, CA General operating support $30,000 www.motherjones.com…
    – Positive Futures Network Bainbridge Island , WA The Path to a New Economy $15,000 www.yesmagazine.org…
    – Center for Media and Democracy Madison, WI Fracking and Water Project $50,000 www.prwatch.org. Center for Media and Democracy Madison, WI Corporate Research Project on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) $5,000 www.prwatch.org.
    – Common Dreams, Inc. Portland, ME General operating support $15,000 …

    Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY To expand the live, on-the-ground news coverage during the 2012 Election Cycle and 100-city Community Media Tour $5,000…

    Fund for Investigative Journalism Washington, DC Investigative reporting grants to journalists for 12 groundbreaking stories in the US on critical issues not reported in the mainstream media $75,000 www.fij.org.

    Institute for Policy Studies Washington, DC Expand the reach of OtherWords editorial service as it ramps up its new Economic Hardship Reporting Project $15,000…
    MapLight Berkeley, CA Tracking money and influence in the US Congress $15,000 maplight.org

  • A set of foundations/trusts based on the Sun Oil Company fortune of Joseph Pew.
  • activistfacts.com/foundation/153-PewCharitableTrusts/ (accessed: February 29, 2016): “The Pew Charitable Trusts (seven individual trusts in all) were endowed with various inheritances of the four children of Joseph N. Pew, who founded the Sun Oil Company. … Donations: … Environmental Working Group $1,895,000 1997. Friends of the Earth $555,000 2002. … Natural Resources Defense Council $12,661,000 2000. … Sierra Club $4,315,000 2002. … Tides Foundation & Tides Center $140,465,400 2005…”
  • pewtrusts.org/en/about/leadership (accessed: January 1, 2017): “The Board of Directors: … – James S. Pew. – J. Howard Pew II. – J.N. Pew IV, M.D. – Mary Catharine Pew, M.D. – R. Anderson Pew. – Sandy Ford Pew. – Rebecca W. Rimel. – Doris Pew Scott. … Government Relations: Tamera Luzzatto, Senior Vice President…”
  • pewtrusts.org/en/about/leadership/tamera-luzzatto (accessed: January 1, 2017): “Tamera Luzzatto leads government relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts. … Luzzatto served as then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief of staff from 2001 to 2009. Prior to her service with Senator Clinton, Luzzatto was on the staff of West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller IV for nearly 15 years, serving as legislative director and chief of staff. She was Senator Rockefeller’s primary liaison to two major advisory panels which he chaired, the National Commission on Children and the Pepper Commission on Health Care. Luzzatto began her career working for ACTION, the federal umbrella agency at the time for the Peace Corps and other volunteer and national service programs.
    She also serves on the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Advisory Committee and the personnel committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with a degree in government.”

  • The Ploughshares Fund is focused on global nuclear disarmament and in 2016 maintained net assets of 40 million. It is financed by a variety of elite foundations:
  • Controversially donated millions towards the promotion and maintenance of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Apart from elite NGOs as the Atlantic Council, the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution, CSIS and the CFR, Ploughshares has financed the Federation of American Scientists, Moveon.org, the Public Affairs Alliance of American Iranians (one of many initiatives to sell the nuclear deal with Iran), J Street, Nuclear Watch of New Mexico, NPR, and Public Radio International, National Resources Defense Council.
  • May 20, 2016, Brietbart, ‘Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks’: “Ploughshares has partnered with a who’s who of the radical left, including Code Pink, the pro-Palestinian J Street, United for Peace & Justice, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Demo, a progressive economic advisory group where President Obama’s controversial former green jobs czar, Van Jones, has served on the board.”

Postcode Loterij / Doen Foundation (Netherlands)

  • The RiverStyx Foundation is a small foundation with about $26 million in assets anno 2015. It helps fund various social programs, including psychedelic research and marijuana legalization.
  • Examples of projects:
    • RiverStyx Foundation: grantmakers.io/profiles/v0/943373712-riverstyx-foundation/ (accessed: October 12, 2017): “Heffter Research Institute (2015): … $ 217,000… (MAPS) 2015: … $190,000… Drug Policy Alliance (2015): … $150,000… San Francisco Foundation (2015): … $75,000…”
    • maps.org/news-letters/v24n3/v24n3_p3-13.pdf (accessed: February 8, 2016): “Rockefeller $1,000,000. David Bronner $154,500. Anton Bilton $105,000. The Libra Foundation. $90,000. Riverstyx Foundation. $86,000.”
    • 2014 annual report, Drug Policy Alliance (George Soros): “Foundation support: Hugh M. Hefner Foundation… Open Society Foundations… Riverstyx Foundation…”
    • campuselect.org/donate-now.html (accessed: February 8, 2016): “We’ve raised $255,000, from donors including Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation, George Gund Foundation, Youth Engagement Fund, Mayerson Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropies, Whitman Institute, the Riverstyx Foundation…”
    • foundation.wsu.edu/organizations/ (Washington State University Foundation) (accessed: February 8, 2016): “Raytheon Company … RiverStyx Foundation … Rockefeller Brothers Fund…”
    • 2011 annual report, Pathfinder International, pp. 11, 13: Riverstyx Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation listed as program sponsors. The Tides Foundation is another important sponsor.
    • October 1, 2012, Seattle PI, ‘A $4 million marijuana campaign warchest’: “The campaign war chest for Initiative 502, which would legalize marijuana, swelled by more than $1 million on Monday with new donations from an Ohio insurance magnate and two executives of the Kirkland-based Riverstyx Foundation. Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance, donated $670,000 and $32,000 — bringing his total donations to $1.555 million.”

  • New York City-based foundation, founded in 1988 by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, who in 2007 hosted an Obama fund raiser with George Soros. Primarily fiunanced by banks, but George Soros provided the foundation with $50 million in 2009. Over the decades the board has been dominated by visitors of the Sun Valley Meetings. Even the notorious Harvey Weinstein sat on the board since the turn of the century.
  • Officers over the years:
    • May 9, 1991, New York Times, ‘Nowadays, Robin Hood Gets the Rich to Give to the Poor’: “Paul Tudor Jones 2d … put up $3 million to begin Robin Hood in 1987. … The board of the Robin Hood Foundation includes Mary McCormick, president of the Fund for the City of New York, and Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund. John F. Kennedy Jr. Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone and a board member, has a wide network in the entertainment world, and has given Robin Hood access to fund-raising prospects.”
    • robinhood.org:/BoardStaff.html (accessed: November 20, 2000): “Paul Tudor Jones II, Founder … Peter D. Kiernan III, Chair: Managing Director, Goldman Sachs … [former Soros Quantum Fund lead investor] Stanley Druckenmiller, Vice Chair … John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1991-99): George Magazine … Marie-Josée Drouin Kravis … Diane Sawyer: Co-Host, Good Morning America and 20/20. … John Sykes: President, VH1 … Harvey Weinstein: Co-Chairman, Miramax Films…”
    • robinhood.org:/BoardStaff.html (accessed: August 3, 2001): “Paul Tudor Jones II … Stanley Druckenmiller, Chairman … Marie-Josee Kravis, Vice Chair … Ted Forstmann [Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Rumsfeld, Shultz, etc. involved in his companies] … Gwyneth Paltrow … Lachlan Murdoch … Diane Sawyer … John Sykes … Harvey Weinstein…”
    • October 2005, issue 8, Robin Hood Foundation bulletin, pp. 9, 11: “Robin Hood recognizes the generous annual support ($250,000 or more) of the corporate members of our leadership partners: Bank of America. Bear, Stearns … Credit Suisse First Boston. Deutsche Bank. General Electric. … Goldman Sachs … Lehman Brothers … Morgan Stanley … Pfizer … UBS…
      Board of Directors: … Tom Brokaw … Jeffrey R. Immelt … Paul Tudor Jones … Marie-Josee Kravis … Lachlan Murdoch … Gwyneth Paltrow … Diane Sawyer … John Sykes. Harvey Weinstein.”
    • robinhood.org/governance (accessed: April 13, 2014): “Jacklyn Bezos … Jeffrey R. Immelt … Paul Tudor Jones II … John Sykes … Harvey Weinstein … Jeff Zucker [since at least 2010]…”
    • 2015 annual report, Robin Hood Foundation, p. I: “Veterans Advisory Board: Stephen A. Cohen, Co-Chair. Admiral Michael Mullen. … Tom Brokaw … Jon Stewart [since at least 2013]. Bob Woodruff…”
    • robinhood.org/about-us/governance/ (September 21, 2017): “Harvey Weinstein [etc.] … Emeritus Board: … Jeff Zucker [etc.]”
    • robinhood.org/about-us/governance/ (accessed: March 21, 2018): “Paul Tudor Jones II … Jacklyn Bezos … Emma Bloomberg [oldest daughter of Michael Bloomberg] … Jeffrey R. Immelt … John King Jr., Former Secretary of Education under President Obama … Emeritus Board: [Harvey Weinstein not listed] Prize Advisory Board: Paul Tudor Jones II, Chair … Jacklyn Bezos … Casey & Laura Wasserman…”
  • Financing and Soros-Tudor Jones-Weinstein-Jon Stewart ties:
    • October 2005, issue 8, Robin Hood Foundation bulletin, pp. 9, 11: “Robin Hood recognizes the generous annual support ($250,000 or more) of the corporate members of our leadership partners: Bank of America. Bear, Stearns … Credit Suisse First Boston. Deutsche Bank. General Electric. … Goldman Sachs … Lehman Brothers … Morgan Stanley … Pfizer … UBS…”
    • May 13, 2009, Gawker.com, ‘The Show Goes On For the Robin Hood Foundation’: “The Robin Hood Foundation’s spring fundraiser took place last night at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center and some 3,200 people turned up to munch on grilled shrimp… Robin Hood remains the charity of choice for a big bunch of Wall Street chiefs and hedge fund titans… Jon Stewart managed to keep the crowd laughing with Bernie Madoff jokes, and George Soros gave the evening a big boost by making a $50 million pledge. …
      The attendees were divided into 3 sections to raise money. Section 1 was led by Anne Hathaway and she was joined by Harvey Weinstein and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas (who also sang)… Oprah sat at the same table as George Soros and Christiane Amanpour. … Brian Williams and Robert Kennedy were part of Team 3. Jon Stewart was a riot as usual. He spent a lot of time poking fun at the hedge funders…”
    • May 12, 2009, opensocietyfoundations.org, ‘George Soros Announces $50 Million Matching Grant to Fight Poverty in New York’: “The Open Society Institute has pledged $50 million to the Robin Hood Foundation… Over the past 15 years Soros and the Open Society Institute have supported Robin Hood.”
    • Summer 2013, city-journal.org, ‘Philanthropy by the Numbers’: “”We run our shops differently, though we respect one another’s efforts,” Weinstein observes of Soros (who is himself a donor to Robin Hood).”
    • January 2, 2008, Fox News, ‘Stars Party: A-List Celebs Are Yachting Types’: “Dec. 30. The location was Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Octopus… Harvey Weinstein and bride [and] financier George Soros [were present]…”
    • July 26, 2011, Stamford Advocate.com, ‘Hedge funders grouse over Obama speech’: “Barack Obama at the home of Paul Tudor Jones II in Belle Haven, on May 19, 2007. … Paul Tudor Jones II and George Soros opened their Rolodexes for him at a star-studded fundraiser in Greenwich…”

  • Set up by David Rockefeller and wife Peggy in 1989. Psychedelics researcher, Dr. Richard Rockefeller, David’s son, used to sit on the board. Today David Rockefeller, Jr. does. Executive director is Lukas Haynes:
  • Causes:
    • drfund.org/programs/environment/ (accessed: April 19, 2020): “George Mason University Foundation (for republicEn) [“engaging conservatives” and “free enterprise solutions to climate change”] … $50,000 [and] $40,000. … Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs… $40,000. … Environmental and Energy Study Institute… $25,000. … Tides Foundation (for YEARS Project)… $25,000. … Truman National Security Project … $50,000 [and] $50,000 [and] $25,000. … GreenFaith (for People’s Climate Movement): … $40,000. … Sierra Club Foundation (for Climate Parents): … $40,000. … “
    • drfund.org/programs/environment/ (accessed: April 18, 2020): “[2018:] Council on Strategic Risks (for Center for Climate & Security), Washington, DC, $50,000. [2015:] Center for Climate & Security, Washington, DC, $25,300.”
    • drfund.org/programs/arts/ (accessed: April 19, 2020): “2019: … Brave New Films… $25,000. … Tribeca Film Institute: … $25,000. …
      2018: … Brave New Films… $25,000. … Hip Hop Caucus: … $20,000. … Tides Foundation (for YEARS Project): … $25,000. … United Workers Association: … $20,000.”

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

  • rffund.org/about (accessed: March 6, 2016): “Martha, John, Laurance, Nelson, and David Rockefeller created the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) in 1967. Since then, RFF has worked at the cutting edge of advocacy in such areas as environmental protection…”
  • Laurance Rockefeller in particular has been deeply involved in financing ecology-tied new age and psychedelics groups. The Esalen Institute, Green Earth Foundation, Heffter Research Institute, Lindisfarne Association, Manitou Foundation and Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research all come to mind. As ISGP’s Art Bell / Coast to Coast AM article makes clear, for the most part Laurance Rockefeller has been backing scam artists, quite possibly on behalf of the CIA.
  • More recently headed by Dr. Richard Rockefeller, a son of David Rockefeller who died in a plane crash in 2014. Dr. Richard Rockefeller was an important financier and promoter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
  • discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5208 (accessed: March 6, 2016): “Recipients of RFF philanthropy include: Alliance For Justice; the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project; the Brennan Center for Justice; Campaign for America’s Future; the Center for American Progress; the Center for Community Change; Defenders of Wildlife; the Earth Day Network; Earthjustice; Environmental Media Services; the Environmental Working Group; the Friends of the Earth Foundation; the Greenpeace Fund; the Institute for Policy Studies; the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; the Izaak Walton League of America; the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the League of Women Voters Education Fund; Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet; MoveOn.org; the Ms. Foundation for Women; the NARAL Pro-Choice America, the NAACP National Voter Fund; the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund; the National Wildlife Federation; the National Women’s Law Center; the New World Foundation; the People for the American Way Action Fund; Planned Parenthood; Project Vote; the Proteus Fund; the Public Citizen Foundation; the Sierra Club; TechRocks; the Tides Foundation and the Tides Center; the Union of Concerned Scientists; the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund; the Waterkeeper Alliance; and the Wilderness Society.”

  • Founded in 1913 by Pilgrims Society John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and his son, Pilgrims Society member John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Almost exclusively donates to very traditional and prestigious charities, including many Third World sustainable development and social programs.
  • December 9, 2013, Dr. Richard Rockefeller (a son of David Rockefeller) during a conversation with Dr. Larry Brilliant at The Commonwealth Club of California radio program: “I come from a lineage of John D. Rockefeller. In creating the Rockefeller Foundation he was deeply interested in root causes. And in some ways he invented strategic philanthropy and I kind of carry that desire with me. And I do believe [in] global warming as [a] root cause. Without treating global warming, we can’t take care of any other environmental problems.”
  • May 7, 2013, email of Huma Ebedin to John Podesta, Sandy Berger and others, ‘Re: CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] Monthly Tracking Report for April 2013’. (Wikileaks Podesta emails leak): “Annual Meeting Sponsorship: – Rockefeller Foundation renewed and increased its sponsorship from $350K to $1 million. … – Ford Foundation renewed its sponsorship at $400K. – HP has agreed to provide at least $100K cash…”
  • The Rockefeller Foundation is major force in advizing othe rfoundations what to do with their funds:
    • August 13, 1994, New York Times, ‘Teaching the Next Generation to Give of Themselves’: “As children, generations of Rockefeller offspring were introduced to philanthropy… Thousands of families with much smaller and newer fortunes [are now] making sure the philanthropic spirit is instilled in their children. …
      What is at stake is who will take charge of 24,000 family foundations that gave away $6 billion last year… Getting young people interested in philanthropy… is important for another reason, said Dr. James A. Joseph, president of the Council on Foundations [who worked for Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton and was a CFR member and a director of the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED, which took over CIA funding)]… Young people stand to inherit $6 trillion to $8 trillion in the next 30 years, he said…
      A number of foundation leaders, including Peter C. Goldmark Jr., president of the Rockefeller Foundation, act as informal mentors to young people with inherited wealth.”

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • rockpa.org/page.aspx?pid=238 (accessed: March 6, 2016): “Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. … Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has a full-time staff of 40 in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices in addition to a group of carefully selected expert affiliates. RPA’s senior staff members offer an average of 20 years each in grantmaking experience with major foundations, both domestic and international, including the Ford Foundation, the Levi-Strauss Foundation, the New York Community Trust, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. Senior staff are frequent speakers and are quoted often in national publications and media. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors currently serves more than 160 donors giving to countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America.”

Rudolf Steiner Foundation

  • Synonymous with the Levi Strauss Foundation, which appears often in “liberal CIA” circles, but this author ignored due to awareness of the Trilateral Commission – Ford Foundation background of the Levi Strauss Company leadership over the 20th century.
  • The San Francisco Foundation was set up in 1948 by Daniel E. Koshland Sr. and based on the Levi Strauss fortune. Koshland’s grandfather was wealthy Jewish wool merchant Simon Koshland. Simon’s daughter Frances “Fanny” married Abraham Haas and his son Marcus married Eleanor Haas, the daughter of Abraham Haas. The Haas family came to inherit the Levi Strauss fortune. These connections are what brought Daniel Koshland, Sr. into the Levi Strauss Company, ran by Walter A. Haas, Sr., president of Levi Strauss & Co. 1928-1955 and chair 1955-1970. Haas, Sr. brought him in 1922, well before Koshland set up the San Francisco Foundation. The Haas family came to be deeply involved with the Rockefellers and other elites through the Trilateral Commission, Ford Foundation, Museum of Modern Art, the CFR, etc.
    • September 21, 1995, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Walter Haas Dies’: “Walter A. Haas Jr., patriarch of the San Francisco family that runs Levi Strauss & Co. … [Haas, Jr.] received awards from three U.S. presidents, was a member of the prestigious Trilateral Commission, … a trustee of the Ford Foundation, a director of the National Park Foundation, the National Commission on Public Service and the Presidio Council. … “There isn’t any organization the Haases are not involved with: the [San Francisco] Museum of Modern Art [as executive vice president, with the NYC branch owned by the Rockefellers], the opera, the symphony, the university,” said one observer. … By 1958, he had succeeded his uncle, Daniel E. Koshland Sr., as president of Levi Strauss and in 1976, he succeeded his father as chairman of the board.”
    • Robert D. Haas (b. 1942) bio: Son of Walter A. Haas Jr. Chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss & Co. Former president Levi Strauss Foundation. Trilateral Commission. Trustee Ford Foundation. CFR member. Honorary trustee Brookings Institution. Former Chairman of Stanford’s Humanities and Sciences Council.
  • William R. Hewlett, founder of the Hewlett Packard Company and the multi-billionaire Hewlett Foundation (and Packard Foundation) was a trustee of the San Francisco Foundation from 1960 to 1969.
    • sff.org/about-tsff/about-our-work/history-of-tsff/ (accessed: October 11, 2017): “In 1948, a group of forward-looking civic leaders, led by the late Daniel Koshland [Sr.], started The San Francisco Foundation with the help of a founding grant from The Columbia Foundation.”
    • sff.org/about-tsff/who-we-are/board-of-trustees/ (accessed: October 11, 2017): “1960–1969: William R. Hewlett [founder HP and Hewlett Foundation] … Peter E. Haas, Sr. 1984–1994 [younger brother of Walter, Jr.; Harvard; president and CEO (1976–2005) and chairman (1981–1989) of the Levi Strauss & Co.]. … 1994–2005: Peter E. Haas, Jr. [manager Levi Strauss and director and trustee of the foundation] … “
  • More on Koshland Sr. (1892-1979): Jewish. Grandson of Simon Koshland, one of the most successful wool merchants in San Francisco. UCLA-educated. Worked as a banker in New York City in the mid 1910s. Joined Levi Strauss in San Francisco in 1922, ran by his brother-in-law, Walter Haas, Jr. Served as vice president and treaser; then, from 1955 to 1958, as president and CEO of Levi Straus & Co. Usher at the wedding of Major Julius Ochs Adler (New York Times, Aug. 28, 1922), a member of the Pilgrims Society and a vice president and treasurer of the New York Times. Director Wells Fargo Bank and the American Trust Company. Director of the American Red Cross and national vice chairman of the United Negro College Fund campaign.
  • His son, Daniel Jr., graduated from the super-elite Phillips Exeter Academy in 1937, went to UCLA, and worked in the secret Manhattan Project with Glenn Seaborg in purifying plutonium. After that, he went to the Rockefeller’s University of Chicago to get his Ph.D. and did research at Rockefeller University. Served as editor of the elite Science journal from 1985 to 1995.
  • The San Francisco Foundation had a $1.3 billion endowment by 2016, with grants heavily focused on sustainable development, pro-Third World immigration, feminism, psychedelics, Ivy League universities and other typical “liberal CIA” subjects. Also donates to the Trilateral Commission.
    • 2004-2005, San Francisco Foundation, from 990 grants list: “Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics: $20,000 … Agape Foundation: $1,300 [and] $15,000 [and] $2,000 [and] $10,000 [and] The Agape Foundation: $5,000 [and] $20,000 [and] $15,000 [Agape donated to Project Censored] … Alternet: $500 … [ACLU] … CATO … [the Soros-backed] Center for American Progress … Earth Island Institute … EarthJustice … Episcopal Community Services … Friends of the Earth … Harvard Medical School: $200,000 … Heffter Research Institute: $25,000 [and] $25,000 … Immigrant Legal Resource Center … KPFA [Pacifica Radio Foundation] … La Raza … Latino Community Foundation … Long Now Foundation: $15,000 … Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies: $20,000 [and] $170,000 [and] $1,000… NAACP … NARAL Pro-Choice … National Abortion Rights Action League Foundation … National Resources Defense Council … New Israel Fund … Oxfam America … Pacifica Radio Foundation: $1,000 … Pierpont Morgan Library … Planned Parenthood … Ploughshares Fund … Population Action International … Princeton: $200,000 … Rainforest Action Network … Sierra Club … Southern Poverty Law Center … Stanford … The Global Fund for Women … The Nature Conservancy … Tides Center … Tides Foundation … The Trilateral Commission: $5,000 … University of California … University of Chicago … Whitney Museum of Art … World Wildlife Fund … Yale University …”

Schumann Center for Media and Democracy (Bill Moyers)

Skoll Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund

  • The Sunlight Foundation was founded in 2006, largely to help NGOs improve their IT capabilities. It has received MASSIVE financing from “liberal CIA” foundations as Soros, Omidyar, Ford, Rockefeller, Hewlett, MacArthur and others. Also very interesting is that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has been sitting on the advisory board for over 10 years. Jimmy Wales employee Katherine Maher joined the board of directors in early 2018. You have to see her biography to believe it:
    • Born in 1983. Claims she was first employed at 11 by superclass member Madeleine Albright. April 3, 2012, Katherine Maher for Levo.com, ‘A Seat at the Table: a Twitter-ful list of women crucial to foreign policy’: “In 1994, I got a job working for Madeleine Albright. She was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations [from 1993 to 1997].” Graduate in 2003 of the Arabic Language Institute’s Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN) of The American University in Cairo, “instilling a deep love of the Middle East” in her. Studied at the Institut Français d’Etudes Arabes de Damas (L’IFEAD) in Syria in 2004. Visited Lebanon and Tunisia in this period. Internships at the CFR and Eurasia Group. BA from New York University in 2005. Manager at HSBC in 2005-2007. Innovation and communication officer UNICEF 2007-2010. ICT program officer for the super-elite “democracy-sponsoring” National Democratic Institute for International Affairs of Madeleine Albright 2010-2011. ICT innovation specialist 2011-2013. Advocacy director at the Washington, D.C.-based Access Now, financed by the Ford Foundation and other “liberal CIA” foundations, 2013-2014. Chief communications officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, founded in 2003 by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and the owner of Wikipedia, 2014-2016, executive director 2016-. Director of the Soros-Rockefeller-Omidyar-Ford Foundation-financed Sunlight Foundation since March 2018. Jimmy Wales has been sitting on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation since January 2007.
  • Mission, Board of directors and advsiory board of the Sunlight Foundation:
    • sunlightfoundation.com/node/1 (accessed: February 7, 2007): “The Sunlight Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) educational organization, is designed to use the transformative power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure great transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy.”
    • sunlightfoundation.com/node/160 (accessed: February 23, 2007; first board with Jimmy Wales, first listed in February 2007): “Board of Directors (in development): Michael R. Klein, Chairman. Ellen S. Miller, Sec-Treasurer. Esther Dyson, ED Venture. Nicholas J. Klein.
      Advisory Board (in development): Yochai Benkler, Yale University. Charles Lewis, former director, Center for Public Integrity. Kim Malone, Google. Craig Newmark, CraigsList. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia.”
    • sunlightfoundation.com/about/board (June 7, 2014): “Board of directors: … Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network … Andrew McLaughlin [CEO of Digg]….”
    • sunlightfoundation.com/about/board/ (accessed: March 25, 2018): “Sunlight Foundation Board: – Mike Klein, Chairman, Co-Founder Sunlight Foundation. – Craig Newmark, Customer Service Rep and Founder of craigslist.org and craigconnects. – Katherine Maher, Executive Director of Wikimedia. – Zoe Reiter, Acting Representative to the United States of America for Transparency International. John Wonderlich, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation.
      Advisory Board: – Yochai Benkler, Harvard University. – Mitch Kapor… – Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University. – Charles Lewis, Founder, Center for Public Integrity. – Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia.”
  • The Sunlight Foundation received massive financing of key “liberal CIA” foundations, especially in the 2006-2015 period:
    • sunlightfoundation.com/about/funding/: 2005: Michael R. Klein: $3,500,000.00…
      2006: Rockefeller Family Fund: $1,900,000.00…
      2007: … Omidyar Network: $2,000,000.00 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $1,000,000.00 …
      2008: … Pew Charitable Trusts: $2,305,000.00 … Omidyar Network: $2,000,000.00 … Michael R. Klein: $500,000.00 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $500,000.00 … Open Society Institute: $250,000.00 …
      2009: Omidyar Network: $4,000,000.00 … Michael R. Klein: $850,000.00 … Foundation to Promote Open Society: $300,000.00 … Knight Foundation: $300,000.00 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $100,000.00 … Google, Inc.: $66,067.00… San Francisco Foundation: $1,000.00 …
      2010: Rockefeller Family Fund: $1,750,000… Omidyar Network: $1,472,184 … Michael R. Klein: $1,000,000 … Knight Foundation: $607,546 … Pew Charitable Trusts: $376,250 … Ford Foundation: $300,000.00 … Adobe Systems Incorporated: $50,000.00 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $50,000.00 … Reid Hoffman [Peter Thiel ally and visitor of the Sun Valley Meetings]: $50,000.00 … Google, Inc.: $20,000.00: For support of Design for America. … [Peter Thiel’s] Palantir Technologies Inc.: $10,000.00: For support of Design for America. … Microsoft: $1,122.00…
      2011: Omidyar Network … Rockefeller Family Fund … Knight Foundation … Open Society Foundations … Pew Charitable Trusts … Atlantic Philanthropies: $100,000 … Mark Cuban: $100,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $60,000 … Rockefeller Brothers Fund: $40,000… craigslist Charitable Fund: $25,000 … Google, Inc.: $5,000…
      2012: Google Foundation (Google.org): $2,100,000 … Michael R. Klein: $1,500,000 … Omidyar Network: $1,457,938 [and] $544,224 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $500,000 … Ford Foundation: $300,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $250,000 … Atlantic Philanthropies: $100,000 … Foundation to Promote Open Society: $90,000 … Kaphan Foundation: $75,000 … MacArthur Foundation: $55,000 … Google, Inc.: $45,000 … Poynter Institute: $41,000 … Rockefeller Brothers Fund: $40,000 … Pew Charitable Trusts: $39,874 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $25,000 … University of Arkansas, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute : $1,000.00…
      2013: Omidyar Network: $2,542,062 [and] $60,000 … Knight Foundation: $750,000 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $500,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $250,000 … Ford Foundation: $205,000 … Open Society Foundations: $125,000 … Foundation to Promote Open Society: $40,000 [and] $10,000 … Rockefeller Brothers Fund: $40,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $25,645 … Mozilla Foundation: $2,000.00: For sponsorship of the PDF Liberation Hackathon. … GitHub: $1,000.00: For support of TransparencyCamp 2013. …
      2014: Omidyar Network: $2,000,000 … Knight Foundation: $1,492,000 … Rockefeller Family Fund: $500,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $250,000 … Ford Foundation: $150,000 … Park Foundation: $100,000 … Internet Archive: $52,000 … Open Society Foundation: $40,000 … Rockefeller Brothers Fund: $40,000 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $25,000 … World Wide Web Foundation: $11,865 … Microsoft Corporation: $5,000 … Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Edwards Family Fund: $5,000 … World Bank: $5,000 … GitHub: $2,500… Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: $250.00…
      2015: Knight Foundation: $1,242,000 … Bloomberg Family Foundations, Inc.: $667,540 … Michael Bloomberg: $50,000 … Hewlett Foundation: $250,000 … Ford Foundation: $150,000 … Mott Foundation: $75,000 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $50,000 … Google: $50,000 … Rockefeller Brothers Fund: $40,000 … Open Society Foundations: $20,000 … Internet Archive: $13,000 … Microsoft Corporation: $10,000 … Omidyar Network: $10,000 … World Wide Web Foundation: $8,135 …
      2016: Bloomberg Family Foundations, Inc.: $733,576 … Ford Foundation: $150,000 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $50,000 …
      2017: Bloomberg Family Foundations, Inc.: $733,576 … craigslist Charitable Fund: $50,000…”
  • Grants:
    • sunlightfoundation.com/about/grants/ (accessed: March 25, 2018): “… Centros de los Derechos del Migrante … Center for Responsive Politics: $522,838 [and] $1,200,000 … National Institute on Money in State Politics: $19,000 [and] $1,000,000 [and] $125,000… Participatory Politics Foundation: $263,970.00: To continue support for the OpenCongress project. … MAPLight.org [a lot of money also] … Center for Public Integrity: $70,000 … Center for Media and Democracy [Sourcewatch]: $140,000 [and] $134,177 … Center for Independent Media … Center for Democracy and Technology … OpEdNews … WashingtonWatch.com … CorpWatch (Tides Center): $80,000 … Watchdog.net, Inc.: $72,000 … Columbia Journalism Review … OpenTheGovernment.org (Fund for Constitutional Government) … Mobilize.org … Public.Resource.org … Understanding Government … Knowledge As Power … Public Justice Foundation of Texas … OMB Watch: $150,000.00: To support FedSpending.org… Swing State Project … Harvard Kennedy School’s Science, Technology and Public Policy Program … National Priorities Project … Public Accountability Initiative … Electronic Frontier Foundation: $15,000.00: To create a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) search tool for their site. … DemocracyWorks … Electronic Privacy Information Center [EPIC]: $50,000 … Internet Archive [Archive.org]: $5,000.00: To support the preparation of online instructions and other guidance assisting users of the Internet Archive’s new TV news research service.”

  • The Stern Family Fund was controlled by Philip Stern, a wealthy Democrat activist who once received a Rockefeller fellowship and was close to Bilderberg steering committee member George Ball. Stern wrote for the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s and Atlantic Monthly magazines. Did commentary for National Public Radio.
  • In 1963, together with James Warburg, a founding financier of the Institute for Policy Research, later also massively financed by foundations as Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie and Soros.
  • The Stern Family Fund has helped finance Project Censored.
  • June 2, 1992, Washington Post, ‘Philip M. Stern, 66, Dies’: “Philip M. Stern, 66, a Washington philanthropist and author whose books included stinging criticisms of congressional campaign financing, the tax code, the legal profession and poverty amid the white marble monuments of Washington, died of brain cancer June 1 at George Washington University Hospital. Mr. Stern also was a former Democratic Party activist who had served as a deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs in the Kennedy administration. During the 1950s, he was a campaign assistant to Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson, an aide to Rep. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.) and Sen. Paul H. Douglas (D-Ill.) and director of research for the Democratic National Committee. As a member of the D.C. delegation to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, he nominated Channing E. Phillips for president, the first black man to be nominated at a major party convention. Mr. Stern was a man of the highest Establishment credentials, and independently wealthy, but he spent much of his life fighting the status quo. As director of family philanthropic foundations, he awarded grants to organizations and individuals trying to bring about social change. “I like to find out-of-the-way people who don’t have access to the foundation world,” Mr. Stern once said. “I also like to try inventing new ways of solving problems.” Among the recipients of his foundation grants was Seymour Hersh, who was given money in 1969 to investigate reports of a massacre of South Vietnamese civilians by U.S. soldiers at the village of Mylai. Hersh’s stories on the massacre shocked the nation and the world. Other Stern grantees have included a group of students at Washington’s Eastern High School who used the money to organize their own classes in black history in the late 1960s and early 1970s; drug treatment centers; a switchboard for runaways; free medical clinics; and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. More recent grantees include the Government Accountability Project, which protects whistleblowers in government and business; Teamsters for a Democratic Union, which campaigned for freedom and openness in the Teamsters Union; the Center for Science in Public Interest, which promoted labeling accuracy in health foods; and the Women’s Legal Defense Fund. Last year, the Stern Family Fund distributed about $650,000 in philanthropic grants, according to Betsy Taylor, its executive director. “Phil always wanted to help the people who didn’t have power,” Taylor said. “He wanted to make the U.S. political and economic system more equitable. And he never wanted to stop being irreverent.” Consumer advocate Ralph Nader called Mr. Stern the “most creative, versatile and persistent philanthropist of our generation.” From his father and maternal grandfather, Mr. Stern not only inherited his fortune, but a family tradition of philanthropy. His grandfather was Julius Rosenwald, the former chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co. whose Rosenwald Foundation gave away $22 million in a 16-year period, primarily to build schools in the South for black students. His father, Edgar Stern, was one of the youngest presidents of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange at the age of 27. He gave each of his three children money to start their own foundations. Philip Stern was born in New York City and reared in New Orleans. He served in the Navy as a supply and communications officer in the Pacific during World War II, then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He was a reporter and editorial writer for the New Orleans Item newspaper after college, then came to Washington in 1949 on a Rockefeller Fellowship, working in the Department of the Interior and the State Department. He remained in Washington to work on Capitol Hill and for the Democratic Party until 1957 when he acquired the Arlington Sun newspaper with a group of associates. The associates included George Ball [Bilderberg], who later served as undersecretary of state in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and Clayton Fritchey, a syndicated newspaper columnist who later served as a special assistant to Adlai Stevenson when Stevenson was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. They renamed the paper the Northern Virginia Sun, and for four years before his appointment to the State Department, Mr. Stern was its editor and, for a time, its publisher. Eventually they sold the paper. … He worked out of an office near Dupont Circle and got around town on a motorscooter, a blue knapsack often slung over his shoulder. … His most recent book, “The Best Congress Money Can Buy,” (1988) was about the influence of PACs on Capitol Hill as a result of their campaign contributions, and also a study of the high cost of running for elective office. … Other books included “The Great Treasury Raid,” (1962) an attack on the tax laws that permitted many giant corporations to pay less in taxes than their lowest-paid employees; “The Shame of a Nation,” (1965) essays and photographs on poverty in juxtaposition with the monuments of Washington; and “The Oppenheimer Case,” a meticulous account of the anti-communist hysteria that led to the revocation of the security clearance for atomic bomb physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. In 1980, Mr. Stern wrote “Lawyers on Trial,” in which he castigated what he called “the Lawyers Monopoly” for charging excessive fees for routine legal work such as probating an estate or handling real estate transactions. In many such cases, Mr. Stern noted, fees are based on a percentage of the estate or sale and have no relationship to the amount of work involved. He spent several months in 1974 as a special investigative reporter on the life insurance industry for The Washington Post, and he also had written for the New York Times Magazine and for Harper’s and Atlantic magazines. He had done commentary for “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio.”

  • The Surdna Foundation was founded in 1917 by John Andrus (Andrus is Surdna spelled backwards).
  • surdna.org/about-the-foundation/mission-and-history.html (accessed: February 27, 2016: “The Surdna Foundation was founded in 1917 by John Emory Andrus to pursue a range of philanthropic purposes. John Andrus was born in 1841 in Pleasantville, New York… The son of a Methodist minister, Mr. Andrus was a lay leader of the Methodist Church. In his 60s, he was elected mayor of Yonkers, New York, and then served four terms in the U.S. Congress.”
  • surdna.org/annualreport2010/ nonprofitsector.html (accessed: February 27, 2016: “Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism. New York, NY. $50,000. … Democracy Now! Productions New York, NY. $50,000. General operating support… Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones. San Francisco, CA. $100,000… Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones. San Francisco, CA. $75,000… New America Foundation. Washington, DC. $50,000…”
  • surdna.org/annualreport2010/ approvedgrants.html (accessed: February 27, 2016): “Bipartisan Policy Center. Washington, DC. $150,000. … Brookings Institution. Washington, DC. $750,000 (3 years). … “
  • surdna.org/annualreport/2009-approved-grants/non-profit-sector.html (accessed: February 27, 2016): “Democracy Now! Productions, New York, NY | $50,000. … National Public Radio, Washington, DC | $45,156. … New America Foundation, Washington, DC | $100,000.”
  • 2007 Surdna Foundation annual report, pp. 57, 60: “FOUNDATION FOR NATIONAL PROGRESS, San Francisco, California [Mother Jones] … $100,000. … NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION, Washington, DC. … (2 years) $200,000…”

  • Part of the Tides Foundation, located at the same address:
    • thresholdfoundation.org/contact-us (December 10, 2015): “The Threshold Foundation main office is located in Tides Foundation offices in San Francisco.”
  • Also, Tides Foundation founder Drummond Pike has sat on the board of the Threshold Foundation in the 2005-2010 period:
    • 2005 annual report, Threshold Foundation, p. 21: “2005 Board of Directors: … Drummond Pike, Director.”
    • 2010 annual report, Threshold Foundation, p. 26: “2010 Board of Directors: … Drummond Pike, Director.”
  • Like Tides, Threshold has helped fund a number of questionable Coast to Coast AM-related groups and individuals:
    • 2003 annual report, Threshold Foundation (part of the Soros/Rockefeller-allied Tides Foundation), p. 17: “Institue for Cooperation in Space (ICIS)/Center for Psychology And Social Change seeks to transform the war industry into a world-cooperative civil, commercial, entrepeneurial, and military space program. ICIS’s initial objective is to ban space-based weaponry. This ban will awaken consciousness and stimulate a peace economy with a new marketplace of jobs and profits based on research and development of clean and safe technology, products, and services applied to solving urgent human, energy, sustainable development and environmental problems, and build a global security system using space technology to enhance world communication and information exchanges on all issues with respect to sacred life. $6,268 – general support. PO Box 398080, Cambridge, MA 02139.”
    • Coast to Coast AM guest Bev Harris has received grants in the $5,000-$10,000 range from the Tides Foundation and Threshold Foundation, which are very closely allied with the Rockefeller/Ford foundations.
    • The Palast Investigative Fund has been backed by The Nation Institute, the Threshold Foundation and the obscure Sustainable Markets Foundation and is supported by other liberal elite elements. 2008 annual report, Threshold Foundation, p. 9: “Palast Investigative Fund / International Humanities Center Malibu, CA. www.palastinvestigativefund.org. Palast Investigative Fund works to uncover voter disenfranchisement in the United States, especially tactics used against voters of color. $35,000 — Palast Investigative Fund’s New Attack on the Right to Vote in the USA.”
    • 2011 annual report, Threshold Foundation, p. 21: “Pachamama Alliance. Pachamama Alliance preserves the Earth’s tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians and contributes to the creation of a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all. Pachamamma’s work in the Amazon focuses on strengthening indigenous peoples’ ability to powerful speak and stand for their own rights and interests, through capacity building to empower them to preserve the rainforest and their way of life. $29,314 — Kapawi Ecolodge Sustainability Overhaul project. San Francisco, CA | www.pachamama.org”
  • Other projets financed by Threshold: Laurance Rockefeller’s California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Soros’ Drug Policy Alliance, Rick Doblin’s Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), CorpWatch, Democracy Now!, Friends of the Earth, Buckminster Fuller Institute, Students for a Free Tibet and the Rudolf Steiner Foundation.

  • Essentially a clearinghouse for major foundations as Soros, Gates, Rockefeller, Ford, Hewlett and others to finance relatively obscure NGOs.
  • Founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, who used to be an employee of this foundation network, and, more importantly, Jane Bagley Lehman, a heir to the Reynolds tobacco and Lehman Brothers banking fortune.
  • Came to the forefront in 2011 for its involvement in financing Occupy Wall Street.
  • tides.org/about/history/ (accessed: December 10, 2015): “Drummond Pike founded Tides Foundation in 1976; the Tides Center in 1996, the Advocacy Fund in 1994, Groundspring.org in 1999; Tides Inc. in 2003, Tides Shared Spaces in 2004; and the Tides Network in 2006. He served as Chief Executive of all until November 2010. Drummond continues to work with and advise a small number of principals on philanthropic and financial matters. … His service on non-profit boards includes: Island Press, Environmental Working Group, Tides Canada Foundation, Democracy Alliance, JK Irwin Foundation…”
  • September 30, 2012, Frontpage Magazine (ultraconservative), ”Panicked’ Soros Bankrolls Obama Campaign: Did left-wing ‘Mother Jones’ spike a story revealing the radical mega-funder’s true state of mind?’: “The new donations were announced by Soros spokesman Michael Vachon at a luncheon Thursday hosted by the Democracy Alliance, an invitation-only club for radical plutocrats. (Former President Bill Clinton and former House Speaker nancy Pelosi were also in attendance.) Members of the ultra-secretive Democracy Alliance have committed to swamping Democrats and president Obama’s re-election campaign in an ocean of cash this year. …. The Soros-linked Tides Foundation, founded by Democracy Alliance member Drummond Pike, has kicked in $126,417 since 2003.”
  • November 3, 2011, Frontpage Magazine (ultraconservative), ‘Occupy Wall Street and Soros; Fingerprints Who is funding the neo-communist uprising?’: “According to philanthropy databases, the Open Society Institute has given $24.6 million to the Tides network of philanthropies since 1999. Of that total, $18.2 million went to the Tides Foundation and the remaining $6.4 million went to the Tides Center which, like the Alliance for Global Justice, serves as a fiscal sponsor for small or new activist groups.”
  • Back in 1976 Tides Foundation founder Drummond associate director of the Youth Project, financed by the Center for Community Change, in turn financed by the Ford Foundation, and later by more than a dozen other key liberal foundations:
    • ewg.org/about-us/board-members (accessed: december 16, 2015): “Director; DRUMMOND PIKE … Pike founded and served until 2010 as chief executive officer of Tides Network… Prior to founding Tides in 1976, Drummond served as executive director of the Shalan Foundation, an organization dedicated to economic change and environmental sustainability. He co-founded and served as associate director for the Youth Project in Washington, D.C.”
    • 2010, David Callahan, ‘Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America’ (digital): “Tides was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, the son of a California investment banker who had fallen in with a group of activist heirs… [Pike was] as associate director of the Youth Project in Washington. The Youth Projecthad spun out of the Center for Community Change and was set up to channel money from young wealthy donors to progressive groups fighting for social change [just like Tides].”
    • November/December issue of Poverty & Race journal of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, ‘Diector’s Report- The Center for Community Change’: “Union leaders, community activists, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial and a special grant from the Ford Foundation established the Center for Community Change in 1967.”
    • 2012, Richard Magat, ‘The Ford Foundation at Work’ (digital): “Thus, the [Ford] Foundation supports the Center for Community Change ($9.2 million, 1969)…”
    • communitychange.org/about/funders/ (accessed: October 25, 2004): “Institutional Funders. The Center for Community Change is supported by a diverse group of foundations and individuals. Below is a partial list of major institutions that have been critical in supporting and strengthening our efforts. Arca Foundation… Carnegie Corporation of New York… Ford Foundation… HKH [Hochschild] Foundation… Knight Foundation… Mott Foundation… Open Society Institute [Soros]… Packard Foundation… Rockefeller Foundation… Tides Foundation…”
  • ISGP’s Cult of National Security Trolls: “More important than Drummond Pike in the Tides Foundation was Jane Bagley Lehman, a heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune who used her money to set up Tides. Lehman served as chairman of Tides from 1976 to 1988. By the 1990s her daughter Susan Lehman Carmichael, served on the board of Tides Center. [140] Jane was married to Orin Lehman, an associate of the Lehman Brothers banking firm and member of the CFR and Century Association who was primarily focused on philanthropy. In the philanthropy business Orin first teamed up with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1947 [141] and from 1975 to 1993, as New York State Parks commissioner, he appears to have had a close working relationship with the Rockefeller family, especially Laurance Rockefeller [142], a name that should be very familiar by now to readers of this paper.”
    • January 1998, Foundation Watch, ‘The Tides Foundation and Center: Unusual Philanthrophies Funnel Money to Activist Groups’, p. 3: “When Tides was started in 1976, [Drummond] Pike was still executive director of the Shalan Foundation, a San Francisco-based philanthropy to liberal grassroots organizations. … Pike founded Tides in 1976 with Jane Bagley Lehman, a granddaughter of R.J. Reynolds who served as the [Tides] Foundation’s chairman until her death in 1988. Today Lehman’s daughter, Susan Lehman Carmichael, serves on the board of the Tides Center. In 1992 the New York Times noted that Carmichael was a manager for a low-income housing developer in San Jose, California. Wade Rathke, chairman of the Tides Center and a member of the Foundation board… The Foundation’s treasurer is Michael Kieschnick, a former economic advisor to California governor Jerry Brown. Kieschnick is a co-founder and president of Pike’s Working Assets. He also is president and CEO of Muir Investment Trust and Muir California Tax Free Bond Fund, both offering “socially responsible” investments. Mary Mountcastle, treasurer for the Tides Center, also serves as the president of the North Carolina-based Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which in 1995 had $308 million in assets.”
  • tides.org/i-want-to/increase-my-foundations-impact-capacity (accessed: September 3, 2015): “In partnership with institutions like The California Endowment, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, [George Soros’] Open Society Institute, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, [Bill & Melinda] Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, and many others, we have granted hundreds of millions of dollars.”
  • Grant lists reveal a number of major financial exhanges between Tides and Rockefeller Philantrophy Advisors, the Rockefeller Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
    • 2004 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Family Fund: $325,000
    • 2006 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: $150,000.00”.
    • 2007 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: $200,000”.
    • 2008 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: $200,000”.
    • 2009 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: $ 400,000”.
    • 2010 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Family Fund: 60,000… Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: 40,000…”.
    • 2011 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Family Fund 60000 … Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 10000…”.
    • 2014 annual grants list of Tides: “Rockefeller Family Fund $50,000… Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $25,000…”.
      • TOTAL ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATIONS 2004-2014: $1,520,000.
    • 2005, annual grants list of Tides: “Ford Foundation … $500,000.”
    • 2009, annual grants list of Tides: “Hewlett Foundation … $230,959.”
  • 2010, annual grants list of Tides: “Chatham House … 5,900.”
  • As ISGP’s Cult of National Security Trolls makes clear, some of the Tides funds have found their way to Rockefeller-allied new age scam artists of million dollar radio show Coast to Coast AM, most notably Daniel Sheehan and John Perkins, but also a few others.
  • tides.org/about/history/ (accessed: December 10, 2015): “In 1976, Tides was founded by Drummond Pike, one of the original social entrepreneurs; and over the years the organization has evolved from a great idea to one of the top 100 social sector organizations in the United States. Tides Foundation was started out of a need to facilitate the giving of philanthropists who were concerned with building a better future for individuals and communities all over the world. … To date, Tides has managed project and grantmaking activities totaling more than $2 billion.”
  • discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184 (accessed: November 25, 2015): “Immediately after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Tides formed a “9/11 Fund” to advocate a “peaceful national response.” Tides later replaced the 9/11 Fund with the “Democratic Justice Fund,” which was financed in large measure by the Open Society Institute of George Soros, who has donated more than $7 million to Tides over the years. Reciprocally, the Tides Foundation is a major funder of the Shadow Party, a George Soros-conceived nationwide network of several dozen unions, non-profit activist groups, and think tanks whose agendas are ideologically to the left, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. … Recent recipients of Tides Foundation grants include: the ACORN Institute; the AdBusters Media Foundation; … the Pacifica Foundation…”
  • September 22, 2008, Newsmax, ‘Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage Meltdown’: “”I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and appreciate your work.” — Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007. … Rathke had been active in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), known for its violence, and in the domestic terrorist group, the Weathermen, which bombed government offices. William Ayers and his wife Benadine Dohrn, Chicago friends of Obama, also were members of the SDS and the Weathermen. Obama chaired the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, funded by a grant obtained by Ayers. For six years, Obama and Ayers worked closely on … Cloward and Piven were joined over the years by nouveau billionaires led by George Soros. Through his Democracy Alliance, they funded ACORN and Soros groups such as America Votes and Center for Community Change. … Incidentally, the Tides Foundation, essentially a money-laundering outfit for the radical left, almost certainly pays Gertz’s salary. Its head, Drummond Pike, a leftover Communist-loving peacenik from the 1960s, is treasurer of the Democracy Alliance, a group of socialist billionaires… Soros and Media Matters founder David Brock are close friends who have collaborated on many projects. Pike paid off ACORN out of his own pocket to make a million-dollar embezzlement scandal go away. Pike’s close friend is Wade Rathke – a some time Tides board member – who covered up his brother Dale’s embezzlement at ACORN for eight years.”

  • Set up by Ted Turner, the billionaire owner of CNN, one of the most new age and devoted environmentalists. His wife from 1991-2001, Jane Fonda, has always been deeply involved in the foundation. By the 2000s Fonda had become a very close associate of former CIA-employed activist Gloria Steinem in feminist groups financed by George Soros, the Ford Foundation and similar foundations.
    • June 8, 2000, Victoria Advocate, ‘Honored for a cause’: “A university decided to honor Ted Turner and Jane Fonda jointly… [The] Turner Foundation provides funds for research on ecology and population issues. Fonda is the vice president of the foundation.”
  • The Turner Foundation had an endowment of $350 million 2001, with Turner pumping an additional $1 billion in his United Nations Foundation.
  • Ted Turner created the Captain Planet cartoon of the early 1990s and controls the related Captain Planet Foundation.
  • Ted Turner and his foundation have been involved in or financed the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the World Resources Institute, the Ruckus Society, the State of the World Forum, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Center for Media and Democracy, and other groups.
  • In 1998 Ted Turner founded the United Nations Foundation with a $1 billion gift and help from the new age Maurice Strong (also of the 1001 Club, Institute for Noetic Sciences, State of the World Forum) and Emma Rothschild, a half-sister of Lord Jacob Rothschild:
    • unfoundation.org/about/board.cfm (accessed: May 29, 2000): “R.E. [Ted] Turner [chair] … Emma Rothschild … Maurice Strong … Muhammad Yunus…”
    • unfoundation.org/who-we-are/board/ (accessed: September 5, 2015): “R.E. [Ted] Turner (U.S.A.) … Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah (Jordan) … Kofi Annan (Ghana) … Igor Ivanov (Russia) … Emma Rothschild (U.K.) … Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) …”
  • Most likely Ted Turner secretly financed the Georgia Guidestones, located 90 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia, where the headquarters of CNN is located and Ted Turner maintained/maintains his main residence, apart from his numerous enormous ranches.
  • Ted Turner’s daughter Laura could be found at the Environmental Working Group with Tides Foundation founder Drummond Pike:
    • ewg.org/about-us/board-members (accessed: december 16, 2015): “Director; DRUMMOND PIKE …
      LAURA TURNER SEYDEL … Laura is the chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation [founded by her father, Ted Turner]. … Laura serves on the board of her family’s foundations: the Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation… [She’s on] the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta.”
      ALICIA WITTINK is the former director of the Environmental Working Group who also serves/served as a trustee of the Park Foundation (conservation financier) and Mother Jones.

  • Foundation of the family behind Walmart, the richest in the world with a combined forture of roughly $170 billion anno 2019. Endowment of roughly $2.63 billion in 2015 (not counted in this oversight).
  • Not known to be particularly keen on charity/policy influencing:
    • February 28, 2016, waltonfamilyfoundation.org, ‘3rd Generation of Walton Family Makes Sharp Turn in Giving’: “The Waltons also take enormous heat for giving relatively little in relation to their wealth. Last year, for example, they held more than 1.4 billion shares of Walmart stock in Walton Enterprises, a company formed to manage the family fortune. Annual dividend payments on those shares would total more than $2.77 billion in 2015, an amount greater than the foundation’s assets of $2.63 billion.”
  • Considered neither “liberal CIA” or “conservative CIA” by ISGP. Occasionally donates to conservative groups, but mainly to (very safe, non-political) domestic environmental and education issues:
    • conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation/ (accessed: February 26, 2019): “[Conservative:] 2012: … American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research: $182,103 [and] $40,000. … Barry Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research: $100,000. … George W. Bush Foundation: $159,000. … Hoover Institution Stanford University $151,334 [and] $10,000. … [conservative:] Philanthropy Roundtable: $115,000…
      [“Liberal CIA”:] National Public Radio: $1,400,000 … Nature Conservancy Inc. [tons] … World Resources Institute $75,000. … World Wildlife Fund $247,500 [and] $273,549 [and] $420,394 … New Venture Fund: $2,166,199 [and] $470,000. … Oxfam America Inc.: $50,000 [and] $225,000… [etc.]”

Zuckerberg Initiative / Facebook

Defunct media

  • Picture Magazine, better known as PM, was founded by Ralph Ingersoll and existed from June 1940 to June 1948. The paper averaged about 165,000 readers over its lifetime, about 60,000 to little to break-even.
  • PM was a (hardline) leftist, strongly-pro-WWII-intervention magazine, published in New York City. PM did not allow corporate advertizing and even attacked certain big business interests of profiting from business with the Nazis, making it look more than a little anti-establishment.
    • First edition, top caption: ‘Nazi Troops Marching into Paris’. In the text: “We are against people [the Nazis] who push other people around in this country or abroad.”
    • January/February 2012, Columbia Journalism Review, ‘When the 99% Had a Paper; The brief, wondrous life of PM’: “With Field’s money and Ingersoll’s ideas, PM made quite a splash. Reporters like I.F. Stone wrote hard-hitting exposés, revealing, among other things, how US companies shipped oil to Hitler’s Germany through Franco’s Spain. The paper also reported that the Red Cross segregated blood donations by race, and it took on big business, isolationist Charles Lindbergh, and the Catholic Church. … Ernest Hemingway [also contributed]…
      The other conclusion was that because Hitler was so dangerous, any tactic in opposing him was acceptable. Indeed, years before Joe McCarthy’s Red Scare, PM’s writers led a disturbingly similar witchhunt for supporters of Hitler, using many of the same deplorable tactics: the big accusation based on little evidence; guilt by association; the equation of dissent with treason; disregard for civil liberties; demands that suspects rat out friends and acquaintences. …
      Eventually, after losing at least $4 million on PM, Field insisted on a new approach. …
      Because there were no ads, PM had to be priced higher than the other dozen or so dailies in the city. Still, it had attracted more than 150,000 charter subscribers, and vendors at newsstands across the city were waiting. Months of pre-launch hype in other publications ensured that PM would not be overlooked; as the trucks rolled out, customers swarmed them, forcing the drivers to stop and sell copies out the back. People were offering quarters for a paper priced at a nickel. By day’s end, the entire press run—some 450,000 copies—was gone.
      The only problem was that the charter subscribers, the ones who were going to sustain the paper until it was profitable, never got copies of that first edition. The PM circulation manager lost the postcards with their names and addresses. This was typical of the way things went at PM. During the eight years it was published, it was a hell of a newspaper but a disaster as a business.”
  • Instead of relying on advertizers, PM relied on a number of founding investors. These turn out to be very elitist, with the magazine’s creation falling in line with the Anglo-American establishment’s reversal on support for Hitler, this after peace deals could not be made (due to FDR and British public opinion) and Hitler was forced to secure Western Europe first before invading communist Russia and Eastern Europe, his main objective (his “Drang nach Osten”).
    • September 1, 1985, Columbia Journalism Review, ‘Books: The impossible dream: Ralph Ingersoll’: “On the strenght of these ideas he rounded up $1.5 million from the likes of Sears, Roebuck heiress Marion Stern, Wall Street investment banker John Loeb … Marshall Field 3rd [and his Field Foundation, later not entirely unconnected through the CIA], adman Chester Bowles, chewing-gum manufacturer Philip Wrigley, and Standard Oil heir [Pilgrims Society vice president and Cold War CIA asset] John Hay Whitney. Not exactly a collection of bomb-throwers.”
    • December 18, 1940, Congressional Record, p. 6926, ‘The State of the Union — The Strange Case Of PM (By Eugene Lyons)’: “A newspaper backed by money drawn from Sears Roebuck, A & P, Chrysler Motors, Standard Oil, Wrigley Chewing Gum, Westinghouse Electric, Marshall Field, etc.–loaded with Stalin’s past and present buddies–and in its initial weeks of publishing following substantially the current “party line”. Such is the strange case of PM. …
      The ballyboo around the birth of PM has not canceled out the mystery of its conception and gestation. … And article in The Nation, friendly to PM, alludes to the mystery but shies away in a hurry. “It’s no deep secret,” it states “that a number of Communists and fellow travelers have been given places on the staff.” It’s “more than an average number” and “can’t be explained away as a coincidence.””
    • May 20, 2008, New York Times, ‘Huntington Hartford, A. & P. Heir, Dies at 97’ (Huntington Hartford II: 1911-2008): “In 1940, Mr. Hartford tried being a reporter for the New York newspaper PM, after putting up $100,000 to help get the paper started. If nothing else, the experience produced one of the all-time great excuses for missing deadline: he once sailed his yacht to cover an assignment on Long Island, and upon returning to the city could find no place to tie up and come ashore with the story. …
      Mr. Hartford, a grandson of a principal founder of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, was treated like a prince as a boy, indulged by his mother and a staff of servants and eventually provided with a living of about $1.5 million a year. Not content merely to be rich, he longed to be a writer and, more than that, an arbiter of culture and a master builder…”
    • December 18, 1940, Congressional Record, p. 6926, ‘Who is James Wechsler and Wat Is PM? Remarks of Hon. E. E. Cox of Georgia’: “Mr. COX: Mr. Speaker, the newspaper PM published in New York, has seemingly engaged the services of one Mr. James Wechsler to flyspeck Members of Congress. … Mr. Weschler is a contributor to the Young Communist Review. He is the author of the Workers Library Publishers, the official publishing house of the Communist Party in America. He has been a contributor to Champion, official publication of the Young Communist League, and at one time was a member of its editorial board. … In March of present year he signed [a] letter protesting [a] ban on Communists in American Civil Liberties Union. … He has spoken to the Communist American Student Union. … In 1936 he was a member of the Communist Party campaign committee…”
      Wechsler was national editor of PM 1942-1946. Already around 1939 he took a trip to the Societ Union and became a virulent opponent of Stalin. Wechsler was put in charge of both the news and editorial pages of the New York Post in 1949, from where he became a virulent critic of McCarthyism and anything conservative, including Eisenhower’s vice president, Richard Nixon. December 10, 1957, Eleanor Roosevelt diary: “Actually I feel that I owe this honor to the New York Post and specifically to Mrs. Dorothy Schiff and Mr. James Wechsler, who suggested that I take this trip.”
    • Field only owned 13%, but when other investors started to panic when circulation dwindled in late 1940, Field bought out all other investors. He sunk in millions.
  • The Yale-educated Ingersoll, as Henry Luce’s golden boy, was elite himself:
    • September 1, 1985, Columbia Journalism Review, ‘Books: The impossible dream: Ralph Ingersoll’: “Ingersoll served as managing editor of The New Yorker … leaving it in 1930 to become managing editor of Fortune, a pioneering job he did so well that Henry Robinson Luce promoted him to general manager for all of Time Inc. From that executive perch Ingersoll helped create … the picture magazine Life. …
      No wonder that in 1937 Luce took his wunderkind out to lunch at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and offered him a million dollars in Time Inc. stock if Ingersoll would sign on to do his thing for another five years. Ingersoll, at the ripe age of thirty-six, turned down the officer, although he agreed to stay on for a while at $45,000 a year (a handsome sum at that time; Luce was paying himself $50,000).
      The reason Ingersoll declined a long-term commitment was that he was possessed by the dream of starting his own daily newspaper — one that would break with stuffy traditions… [his upcoming] newspaper PM.”
    • Both Ingersoll and Marshall Field III were psycho-analyzed in the mid 1930s by Dr. Gregory Zilboorg, who also analyzed Edward M.M. Warburg and James P. Warburg. Zilboorg would be among the contributors to PM.
  • Ingersoll later claimed his newspaper perished, because Marshall Field III wasn’t paying attention to it anymore. This is quite questionable, because Field’s Chicago Sun was specifically founded six months after PM in coordination with FDR to counter Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune, which was virulently anti-FDR and pro-isolationist. Already starting in 1940, Field became the seed financier of Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, arguably a ploy to keep the impoverished masses out of the hands of the communists and the fascists. In other words, PM served a purpose to the elites. In addition, Field started focusing on the Sun in late 1941, while PM kept losing money for another 7 years, despite receiving plenty of additional funds from Field (over $4 million).
    • June 21, 1966, memo from Yale-educated PM founder Ralph Ingersoll: “Before the end of the War it was actually operating in the black…. In my opinion at the time and these 20 years later−PM’s death is most soundly attributable to a sustained and well-organized plot originating amongst Field’s friends and associates in the business world who were alienated by Field’s loyalty to PM and to me. The hostility was there from the beginning; the plot came together under the auspices of a man named Harry Cushing who was a retainer of Field’s. The principal and successful offensive of this group was that it had as its objective Field’s distraction from PM by persuading him to start the Sun in Chicago. Once they committed Field to the Sun venture, the end was inevitable. I can diagram it for you but merely put it on record here.”
  • A U.S.-backed German magazine founded by Melvin J. Lasky in 1948. The magazine was airlifted into Berlin during the 1948 Soviet blockade. Its purpose was to support U.S. foreign policy and win over German intellectuals views that were socially progressive but anti-communist. Der Monat continued as a prominent highbrow Germanophone journal, incorporating essays and articles from many Western European and North America intellectuals as well as dissidents from the Eastern Bloc.
  • Melvin J. Lasky: German correspondent for CIA-backed magazines the New Leader and the Partisan Review. Founder of the CIA/Ford Foundation-backed Der Monat in 1948. Editor of the CIA-backed Encounter magazine 1958-1991. His sister Joyce Lasky Reed served as director of European affairs at the American Enterprise Institute.
  • 1999, Frances Stonor Saunders, ‘Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War’, p. 140: “Perspectives never lived up to these expectations. Irving Kristol referred to it as ‘that miserable Ford Foundation journal’ (4). In the wake of its failure, the Ford Foundation was easily persuaded to take over sponsorship of Lasky’s Der Monat. Set up under Lucius Clay’s backing in October 1948, and financed through the ‘Confidential Fund’ of the American High Commission, Der Monat’s official auspices strained its claims to be independent. Lasky longed to replace this subsidy and, with the help of Shepard Stone, a foundation executive who had worked under Clay in Germany, he finally secured a grant from the Ford Foundation, declaring in the October 1954 issue, ‘From now on we are absolutely and completely free and independent.'”

  • U.S. magazine published in Europe from 1952 to 1956 with financing from the Ford Foundation.
  • 1999, Frances Stonor Saunders, ‘Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War’, pp. 139-140: “One of the Ford Foundation’s first post-war ventures into international cultural diplomacy was the launch in 1952 of the Intercultural Publications programme under James Laughlin, the publisher of the New Directions series (which published George Orwell and Henry Miller), and a revered custodian of the interests of the avant-garde. With an initial grant of $500,000, Laughlin launched the magazine Perspectives, which was targeted at the non-Communist Left in France, England, Italy, and Germany (and published in all those languages). Its aim, he emphasized, was not ‘so much to defeat the leftist intellectuals in dialectical combat as to lure them away from their positions by aesthetic and rational persuasion’. Further, it would ‘promote peace by increasing respect for America’s non-materialistic achievements among intellectuals abroad’ (2).
    Its board packed with cultural Cold Warriors, the Intercultural Publications programme also targeted those American intellectuals who felt their work was ‘undermined by the prevailing stereotype of America as a mass-cult hell’. Malcolm Cowley was an early supporter of Perspectives, which offered a version of America far removed from ‘movies, hardboiled detective stories, comic books, and magazines in which there is more advertising than text’. One academic, Perry Miller, argued that ‘no propaganda on the American way should be included; that omission will, in itself, become the most important element of propaganda, in the best sense’ (3).
    Perspectives never lived up to these expectations. Irving Kristol referred to it as ‘that miserable Ford Foundation journal’ (4).”

  • New left magazine of the 1960s that campaigned against the Vietnam War and was skeptical of the JFK assassination. even damaged the CIA with its expose that the Agency was using the National Student Association to recruit agents. Curiously, key editors of Ramparts switched from being left-wing progressives to key ultra-right neoconservatives. Today David Horowitz is among a tiny few ultraright editors paying attention to the Tides Foundation (but certainly not enough).
  • New left editors of Ramparts who, strangely, turned ultra-right neocon in the 1980s:
    • Peter Collier: Ramparts editor 1969-1972. Turned to the ultra-right after this, together with long-time collaborator and fellow Ramparts editor David Horowitz, with whom he founded the “conservative CIA”-funded David Horowitz Freedom Center in 1988. 1990s and beyond: Co-organizer of the Second Thoughts conferences with Horowitz which were about former Leftists who turned to the Right. Editor of the World Affairs Journal, together with Christopher Hitchens and raging neocons Joshua Muravchik and Robert Kagan.
    • David Horowitz: Son of two Jewish-American Communist Party members. Educated at Columbia University and UCLA Berkeley. Editor of Ramparts 1969-1975, succeeding Hickle. Turned to the ultra-right after this. Together with Collier, Horowitz wrote the books The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty, The Kennedys: An American Drama, and The Fords: An American Epic.

      Together with Collier, in 1988 the founder of the “conservative CIA”-funded (Olin, Scaife, Bradley, etc.) David Horowitz Freedom Center and the online magazine Frontpage Magazine, which today does the most hard-hitting exposes of Soros and allied New Left liberals available anywhere. Editors, columnists and contributors to Front Page Magazine include raging neocons as Ann Coulter, Charles Krauthammer, Michael Reagan, Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer, as well as Alan Dershowitz, the Jeffrey Epstein lawyer (and Rothschild friend) also accused of child abuse.

      Collaborator of Christopher Hitchens since the 1990s. Promoted a boycott of European goods for the opposition of Germany, France and Belgium to the Iraq War. Horowitz more recent books include The Anti-Chomsky Reader (2004; with Collier), Liberal Racism and How the Left Undermined America’s Security. Runs Students for Academic Freedom, which attempts to make college campuses more conservative.

    • Sol Stern: Studied at City College of New York, the University of Iowa, and UCLA Berkeley. His first article for Ramparts was in 1967 and entitled, A Short Account of International Student Politics and the Cold War With Particular Reference to the NSA, CIA, etc. It made the (correct) accusation that the CIA had supported the National Student Association. Anti-Vietnam War protester. Today can be found at the conservative/neoconservative Manhattan Institute.

      manhattan-institute.org/html/stern__s.htm (accessed: November 15, 2015): “Sol Stern is a contributing editor of City Journal and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow. During 1966–72, he was an editor and staff writer for Ramparts magazine. Stern spent the next 12 years as a freelance writer and editor. From 1985 to 1994, he was director of issues, press secretary, and senior policy advisor in the Office of the City Council President of New York. In 1994, Stern was appointed executive director of a New York State commission on juvenile-justice reform. Stern’s writings on education helped shape New York City’s education reform movement. He is the author of Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice (2003). His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, Commentary, The New Republic, New York Daily News, Newsday, Village Voice, New York, Sports Illustrated, and New Statesman. Stern holds a B.A. from the City College of New York and an M.A. in political science from the University of Iowa.”

  • Jann Wenner, the later founder of Rolling Stone magazine, was part a Ramparts contributor. So was Noam Chomsky.
  • Sen. John DeCamp, ‘The Franklin Cover-Up,’ second edition, p. 380 (Feb. 2006 edition): “[My close friend CIA director Bill] Colby told the truth again in December 1987, when he and I, and Henry Kissinger, and a couple of dozen prominent Americans, French, British, North Vietnamese, and former South Vietnamese leaders and journalists (Adm. James Stockdale [Gulf on Tonkin incident pilot]; Col. Harry Summers, Jr.; George Will; Al Santoli; Jean-Louis Arnaud; Ernesto Betancourt; Jacques Chaban-Delmas; Peter Collier; Sir James Goldsmith; Douglas Pike; Lam Ngoc Diep; Robert Komer; Olivier Todd; Nguyen Ngoc Quy; David Horowitz; Elliott Abrams; Tran Van Tong, to name a few) made our way to Paris, for three days, to sit around the very same table at which the Paris Peace Talks had been conducted 15 years earlier. There we all conducted our own International Conference on the Vietnam War. Though not heavily reported in the U.S., in the rest of the world the Conference was heralded as the first real truth session on what happened in Vietnam, on both sides, and why we ended up where we did.”

  • More research needed, as the ties between IPS, CNSS, CO-5 and CounterSpy are still somewhat obscure.
  • Organizing Committee for the Fifth Estate (CO-5): founded in 1973 by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and part of its Center for National Security Studies (CNSS). IPS has always been massively financed by foundations as Ford, Soros, Rockefeller, Tides, etc. CO-5 published Philip Agee’s controversial anti-CIA, anti-death squad magazine CounterSpy, published from 1973 to 1984. In 1975 issue Agee first began publishing names of CIA officers around the world. In 1978 Agee also founded CovertAction Information Bulletin, which was published until 2005. In 1992 the magazine was renamed CovertAction Quarterly.
  • Center for National Security Studies, founded in 1974:
    • Robert Borosage (founding director 1974-1975, advisory board after that; later Soros agent) | Morton Halperin (director 1975-1992; advisory board, including chair, since then; later Soros agent) | Peter Weiss (advisory board 1970s-1980s while IPS trustee). Board anno Nov. 2015: Kate Martin (director of ligitation 1988-1992; director 1992-) | Nancy Soderberg (vice chair; former National Security Council staffer; vice president Soros’ ICG) | Vivian Schiller (chief digital officer NBC; president NPR; senior vice president NY Times and Discovery Channel) | Gen. William Smith (deputy commander NATO; president IDA).
    • 1979, John Marks, ‘The Search for the Manchurian Candidate’, Author’s Note: “This book has grown out of the 16,000 pages of documents that the CIA released to me under the Freedom of Information Act. … From the documentary base, I was able to expand my knowledge through interviews and readings in the behavioral sciences. Nevertheless, the final result is not the whole story of the CIA’s attack on the mind. Only a few insiders could have written that, and they choose to remain silent. I have done the best I can to make the book as accurate as possible, but I have been
      hampered by the refusal of most of the principal characters to be interviewed and by the CIA’s destruction in 1973 of many of the key documents. … The Center for National Security Studies [part of the elite-funded Institute for Policy Studies], under my good friend [future George Soros agent] Robert Borosage, provided physical support and research aid, and I would like to express my appreciation. My thanks also to [future George Soros agent] Morton Halperin who continued the support when he became director of the Center. … I must acknowledge that the system worked almost not at all during the first six months of my three-year Freedom of Information struggle. Then in late 1975, Joseph Petrillo and Timothy Sullivan, two skilled and energetic lawyers with the firm of Fried, Frank, Shriver, Harris and Kampelman, entered the case. I had the distinct impression that the government attorneys took me much more seriously when my requests for documents started arriving on stationery with all those prominent partners at the top. An author should not need lawyers to write a book, but I would have had great difficulty without mine. … My sister, Dr. Patricia Greenfield, did excellent work on the CIA’s interface with academia and on the Personality Assessment System. … There has been a whole galaxy of people who have provided specialized help, and I would like to thank them all: … Humphrey Osmond … Bill Richards … Dr. John Cavanagh [founding fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Amsterdam branch of the Institute for Policy Studies, in 1973; executive director of IPS since 1998; director and president of the elite-funded International Forum on Globalization], and Senator James Abourezk and his staff.”
    • September 25, 2013, The Nation, ‘Happy 50th Anniversary, IPS!’: “Alongside its development of critical thinking, IPS [Institute for Policy Studies]… helped provide initial support for Mother Jones magazine. Susan George became a leader of the global movement against the global trade regime. Roger Wilkins sparked the Free South Africa Movement. Robert Borosage [of IPS] founded the Center for National Security Studies and the Campaign for America’s Future.”
    • cnss.org/pages/staff.html (accessed: December 12, 2015): “Kate Martin joined the Center in 1988 as Director of its Ligitation Project. She has served as Director of the Center since 1992, following the departure of Morton H. Halperin. Ms. Martin has taught National Security as a Professional Lecturer at George Washington University Law School and Strategic Intelligence and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law School. She also served as general counsel to the National Security Archive, a research library located at George Washington University from 1995 to 2001. … She is a member of the Liberty and Security Initiative of the Constitution Project.”
    • cnss.org/pages/board-of-directors.html (accessed: December 12, 2015): “The Center for National Security Studies is a project of the [elite-backed] National Security Archive Fund, Inc.”

  • In 1978 Agee co-founded CovertAction Information Bulletin, which was published until 2005. In 1992 the magazine was renamed CovertAction Quarterly. The magazine was later published by the Institute for Media Analysis, founded in 1986.
  • January 10, 2008, NY Times, Philip Agee, 72, Is Dead; Exposed Other C.I.A. Officers: “His 1975 book, “Inside the Company: CIA Diary,” infuriated American officials by identifying about 250 officers, front companies and foreign agents working for the United States. His example inspired several more books and magazines, including Covert Action Information Bulletin, written by close associates and sometimes with Mr. Agee’s help, which published the names and often the addresses of hundreds more agency officers working under cover around the world. The exposés of Mr. Agee and others led Congress to pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, which made it a crime to intentionally reveal the identity of a covert intelligence officer. An investigation of the possible violation of that law in 2003 after Valerie Wilson was named as a C.I.A. officer led to the perjury conviction last year of I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff. “Phil Agee was really the first person to do whistle-blowing on the C.I.A. on the grand scale,” said William H. Schaap, a New York lawyer and old friend who worked with him on anti-C.I.A. projects. “He blew the whistle on hundreds and hundreds of undercover operations.” What Mr. Agee and his political allies saw as a moral imperative, his former colleagues at the intelligence agency saw as reckless and venal betrayal. He was accused of working with the Soviet K.G.B. and Cuban intelligence against the agency, though as a fellow traveler rather than as a formal agent. “You can package it any way you want — the simple reality is he defected to the enemy during the cold war,” said Frank R. Anderson, 65, who worked as a clandestine officer for the C.I.A. abroad from 1968 to 1995. “He did everything he could to endanger his colleagues and fellow American citizens.” Mr. Agee’s efforts and those of his associates, Mr. Anderson said, placed in danger not only Americans doing covert work but also all the foreign citizens who had associated with them, whether as spies or in daily life. Even when it did not result in physical threats, the exposure of spies disguised as diplomats or businesspeople forced the agency to withdraw them and caused costly disruptions of intelligence efforts, Mr. Anderson said. At a ceremony in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the C.I.A., George Bush, the former president and C.I.A. director, invoked Mr. Agee as a symbol of treachery. “Remember Philip Agee, who I consider a traitor to our country?” Mr. Bush asked. Mr. Agee was sometimes accused — wrongly, according to him and his friends — of bearing some responsibility for the death of Richard Welch, the agency’s Athens station chief, who was assassinated in 1975 by the Greek terrorist group November 17. Barbara Bush, the former first lady, included such an accusation in her autobiography. Mr. Agee sued, and Mrs. Bush omitted the reference to him from later printings. “He really, truly did not want to see anyone hurt,” said Mr. Wolf, the friend and co-author who carried on Mr. Agee’s work of exposing agents. “He wanted to neutralize what they were doing — the whole gamut, from fixing elections and hiring local journalists to plant stories all the way up to creating foreign intelligence services that became agencies of oppression.” Philip Burnett Franklin Agee was born July 19, 1935, into a prosperous family in Tacoma Park, Fla., and had “a privileged upbringing in a big white house bordering an exclusive golf club,” as he later described in his 1987 memoir “On the Run.” An altar boy, he attended a Jesuit high school and graduated from Notre Dame in 1956, joining the C.I.A. the next year after briefly attending law school. After three years of military training at the direction of the agency, Mr. Agee worked under cover for eight years in Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. His change of heart was influenced by Angela Camargo Seixas, a Brazilian leftist, who Mr. Agee wrote, had been arrested and tortured by Brazilian security forces; she later became Mr. Agee’s lover. “When I joined the C.I.A. I believed in the need for its existence,” he wrote in “CIA Diary.” “After 12 years with the agency I finally understood how much suffering it was causing, that millions of people all over the world had been killed or had their lives destroyed by the C.I.A. and the institutions it supports.” The book chronicles his growing disillusionment. An entry for Dec. 12, 1965, describes a meeting with top police officials in Montevideo, Uruguay, during which he heard moans from an adjacent room.”
  • covertaction.org/content/view/13/41/ (accessed: December 4, 2004): www.covertAction.com: The Web Site of the Institute for Media Analysis, Inc. … Who Are We. It is part of the American myth that our major media are objective and unbiased, a mainstay of democracy. We believe, however, that the overwhelmingly dominant corporate media have become merely the voice of an increasingly unilateral and controlled empire, devoted to the indoctrination of the public in the interests of corporate, industrial, military, and ruling powers. There has been, throughout the post-World War II years, little analysis of this phenomenon, little criticism of the myth of the impartial media. The Institute for Media Analysis, Inc., was established in 1986 with the primary purpose of providing to the public educational materials relating to the workings of government and of the media, and in particular the relations between the two. IMA is a tax-exempt non-profit organization; its directors are Ellen Ray, William H. Schaap, Edward S. Herman, and William Preston, Jr. Over the years, IMA has published and produced books (including Jim Garrison’s On the Trail of the Assassins, which became Oliver Stone’s film, JFK), monographs, and a monthly magazine (Lies Of Our Times); sponsored national and international conferences, including a major conference on Anti-communism in American Life at Harvard University; provided speakers for university and other events and debates; made presentations to the United Nations and international conferences; and acted as fiscal sponsor for non-profit projects with similar purposes, including the Pacifica Campaign, Democracy Now!, the Center for Non-Profit Technology, and others. Pursuant to an agreement with CovertAction magazine, of which Ray and Schaap were among the original founders, IMA has the exclusive electronic rights to all issues published from the magazine’s inception in 1978 through its millennial issue of 2000. In the future, all of this critical material, focusing on the machinations of U.S. intelligence operations, will be available on this web site’s archives, as well all of the issues of Lies Of Our Times (1990-1994), devoted to critical analysis of the New York Times and other corporate media. “
  • Funding for the Institute for Media Analysis:
    • amazon.es/The-Stern-Fund-Progressive-Foundation/dp/0941781151: “The Stern Fund: The Story of a Progressive Family Foundation … 1992 … Editor: Institute for Media Analysis, Inc (31 de diciembre de 1992)”
    • 2001-2002 annual report, Tides Foundation, p. 21: “Institute for Media Analysis: $50,750.”
    • atlanticphilanthropies.org/grantee/institute-media-analysis: “Institute for Media Analysis: … 2009, $100,000.”
    • ARCA Foundation, ‘Supplementary Schedule of Grant Expenses. Year Ended December 31, 2009’: “Name of Grantee: … – Institute for Media Analysis.”
    • October 2013, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, ‘Money-in-Politics Grantmaking Impact Assessment’, p. 30: “Institute for Media Analysis, Inc.: $15,000. 2010-2011. To publicize the role of the National Chamber of Commerce in elections and election finance (GRITtv).”

Guerrilla News Network (GNN)

  • Founded in 1999 by John Moyers, a son of Bill Moyers of the Schumann Center. Its “op-ads” ran almost weekly on the op-ed page of the New York Times and a number of other publications. John Moyers left TomPaine.com in 2003. Received millions from the Schumann Center.
  • Anno 2016 TomPaine.com is no longer active and has become absorbed by the Institute for America’s Future, founded by CNSS founder and later Soros agent Robert Borosage. The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel is also involved in the institute.
  • January 1, 2015, Washington Post, ‘Bill Moyers signs off — for the final time, he swears’: “As the longtime president of the New Jersey-based Schumann Center for Media and Democracy (2012 assets: $28.1 million), Moyers has helped direct millions of dollars in charitable grants to left-leaning journals and public broadcasting outlets over the years. Among the 2012 recipients of Schumann’s largesse: “Democracy Now,” the public-radio program ($750,000); Mother Jones magazine ($200,000); Boston public station WGBH ($25,000); and New York public broadcaster WNET ($140,000). In earlier years, Schuman has supported such liberal outlets as the Nation magazine, the Washington Monthly, In These Times, TomPaine.com, Truthout.org and The American Prospect. Moyers’s dual roles — as both TV host and philanthropist — have sometimes overlapped and even presented possible conflicts of interest. For example, Schumann helped finance TomPaine.com, which was founded by Moyers’s son John, who was also a former member of Schumann’s board.”

Magazines and radio

  • harpers.org/history/ (accessed: December 20, 2015): “In 1980, when the parent company announced that Harper’s Magazine would cease publication, John R. (Rick) MacArthur and his father, Roderick, urged the boards of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Atlantic Richfield Company [of 1001 Club member, major ecological funder, and close David Rockefeller friend Robert O. Anderson] to make a grant of assets and funds to form the Harper’s Magazine Foundation.”
  • 2007, Bob Feldman, draft of an article that would later appear in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Sociology, ‘Left Media & Left Think Tanks: Foundation-Managed Protest?’ (PDF): “Between 1993 and 1996, Harper’s Magazine (whose publisher, Rick MacArthur, is also an official of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation) has been subsidized by either John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation or J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation grants since the early 1980s. Since the publication of Schulman’s 1995 Extra! article, the extent to which liberal foundations have been funding left media and think tanks has increased. In 1998, for instance, the Ford Foundation gave Progressive magazine a $200,000 grant. That same year, the Rockefeller Foundation also gave a $50,000 grant to Progressive magazine. In 2000, the Ford Foundation gave two more grants, totaling $250,000, to Progressive magazine; and, in 2002, an additional $120,000 in grant money was also given to Progressive magazine by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.”

  • A politically progressive/democratic socialist monthly magazine of news and opinion published by the Institute for Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. It was established as a broadsheet-format fortnightly newspaper in 1976 by James Weinstein, a lifelong socialist, with the aid of intellectuals including Julian Bond, Noam Chomsky and Herbert Marcuse.
  • In These Times’ current editor and publisher is Joel Bleifuss, whose articles have been featured on Project Censored’s list of suppressed news stories more than those of any other American journalist.
  • As of 2011, the magazine only has a circulation of 18,000.
  • Notable contributors: Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, Barbara Ehrenreich, Norman Finkelstein, Glenn Greenwald, Paul Wellstone.
  • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016): “2015: …
    – Institute for Public Affairs. Chicago, IL. General operating support for In These Times magazine. $15,000. www.inthesetimes.com.”
  • January 1, 2015, Washington Post, ‘Bill Moyers signs off — for the final time, he swears’: “As the longtime president of the New Jersey-based Schumann Center for Media and Democracy (2012 assets: $28.1 million), Moyers has helped direct millions of dollars in charitable grants to left-leaning journals and public broadcasting outlets over the years. Among the 2012 recipients of Schumann’s largesse: …In These Times…”

  • Important left-wing political magazine.
  • September 25, 2013, The Nation, ‘Happy 50th Anniversary, IPS!’: “Alongside its development of critical thinking, IPS [Institute for Policy Studies]… helped provide initial support for Mother Jones magazine.” IPS has been backed by foundations as Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie and Soros from its very beginnings.
  • Adam Hochschild was a co-founder of Mother Jones magazine. His father Harold K. Hochschild was chair / then honorary chair of the elite and at one point CIA-backed African-America Institute (AAI: often called Africa-America Institute, but annual reports state otherwise), which was dominated by individuals from the Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie foundations. In fact, these foundations, along with USAID, took over funding from the CIA. All details provided in the Foundation for National Progress section, which founded and controls Mother Jones magazine, and also supports the Freedom of the Press Foundation which aids NSA whisleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assagne.
  • motherjones.com/about/philanthropy/programs.html (February 13, 2006): “Programs Supported by the Foundation for National Progress: … The flagship project of the FNP, Mother Jones magazine, launched in February 1976…”
  • December 7, 2015, Mother Jones, ‘There’s One Piece of Democracy That Fat Cats Can’t Buy’: “It takes about $13 million to run Mother Jones at our current size. About 15 percent of that comes from advertising, while 15 percent comes from foundations (a few big ones like the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, and a number of smaller family-based ones). Nearly 70 percent is from readers like you.”
  • January 9, 2015, Capital Research Center (financed by Koch, Scaife and Bradley foundations), ‘Trendsetters of the Left’: “As of last year, editors Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery each pulled in more than $167,000 annually. Many workers at the magazine belong to a union. The magazine itself is owned by the nonprofit Foundation for National Progress. The foundation receives funding from the usual leftist philanthropies. Among them are Lannan Foundation ($1,820,000 since 2004); Surdna Foundation ($825,000 since 2005); Schumann Center for Media and Democracy ($435,000 since 2003); Arca Foundation ($372,500 since 2004); and two George Soros philanthropies, Foundation to Promote Open Society ($360,000 since 2010) and Open Society Institute ($225,000 since 2008).”

National Public Radio (NPR)

  • Maintains a relative small radio network since the late 1940s, including radio shows for The Nation, Democracy Now! (which it founded) and Project Censored. Has always been supported by major foundations that have guaranteed its survival.
  • pacifica.org/about_history.php (accessed: November 21, 2015): “Timeline through 1997. Pacifica History: From KPFK, Los Angeles. Overview: The Pacifica Foundation (now known as Pacifica Foundation Radio) was born in the late 1940’s out of the (now nearly forgotten) peace movement surrounding World War Two. Lewis Hill, a conscientious objector and Washington, D.C. newsman, was fired from his mainstream reporting job when he refused to misrepresent the facts. … Pacifica was born and in 1949 KPFA went on the air from Berkeley, California. KPFK, in Los Angeles, was the second of what would eventually become five Pacifica Stations to go on the air. It was 1959 and Terry Drinkwater was the first General Manager. Blessed with an enormous transmitter in a prime location, KPFK is the most powerful of the Pacifica stations and indeed is the most powerful public radio station in the Western United States. …
    1946: [The J.P. Morgan-affiliated] Lewis Hill moves from Washington DC to the San Francisco Bay Area and begins work toward creating an alternative radio station.
    1949: Pacifica first goes on the air April 15 as KPFA-FM in Berkeley CA.
    1950: Opponents to the Korean war are among the many minority viewpoints given freedom of speech on Pacifica during the McCarthy era.
    1951: Pacifica receives the first major foundation grant (Ford Foundation) for the support of a non-commercial broadcast operation. …
    1953: Philosopher/author Alan Watts [later of the Esalen Institute] begins a regular program on KPFA that continues until his death in 1973.
    1954: An on-the-air discussion of the effects of marijuana [also see the later elite-backed marijuana lobby] results in the California Attorney General impounding the program tape.
    1955: Poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti bring the Beat Generation to the airwaves. A few years later the FCC questions Pacifica’s broadcast of some of their works as “vulgar, obscene and in bad taste.” …
    1957: Pacifica/KPFA wins its first George Foster Peabody Award for “distinguished service and meritorious public service” for programming that takes strong issue with McCarthyism.
    1958: Nuclear war and the arms race are debated on the air by Nobel Prize winner [and Rockefeller-financed] Linus Pauling [of the Esalen Institute who opposed nuclear testing and weapons development] and [pro-nuke American Security Council/Center for Security Policy-affiliated] Edward Teller, the “Father of the H-Bomb.”
    1959: Pacifica begins its second station–KPFK-FM in Los Angeles–with Terry Drinkwater as General Manager.
    1960-1963: The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) investigate Pacifica programming for “subversion.” Suspected writers include Bertolt Brecht, [Pilgrims Society member and the CIA’s Cord Meyer friend] Norman Cousins [and others]…
    1960: Commercial station WBAI in New York is given to Pacifica by philanthropist Louis Schweitzer [later chair and CEO of Renault and a Trilateral Commission visitor (certainly in 2001); a son of a managing director of the IMF]. Then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Mayor Robert Wagner, Jr. and Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz are among the speakers honoring the first day of Pacifica Radio in New York. …
    1991: Pacificia leads a coalition with PEN, Allen Ginsberg and broad- casters opposing Senator Jesse Helms’ (R-NC) and the FCC’s 24-hour ban against “indecency” on radio. …
    1993: Amy Goodman, WBAI News Director [WBAI is part of Pacifica] and co-anchor of WBAI’s Morning Show, wins the following awards for the program “Massacre: The Story of East timor”…
    February, 1996: Pacifica launches Democracy Now!: a daily grassroots election program focusing on the state of democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Hosted by Amy Goodman … this program garnered unprecedented listener and foundation support and stimulated dialogue and action for social change.”
  • Psychedelic guru Timothy Leary occasionally appeared on Pacifica, along with his friends Alan Watts and Allen Ginsberg. pacificaradioarchives.net/subject-tags/leary-timothy-1920-1996?order=field_broadcaston_raw&sort=asc: “Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996 This may not be a complete list of all recordings associated with this subject. Search the entire catalog here.”
  • 1992, John Whiting in The Dolphin, No.23, ‘The Leghtening Shadow: Lewis Hill and the Origins of Listener-Sponsored Broadcasting in America’: “So by the middle of 1951 KPFA was back on the air with an expanded schedule and a more powerful transmitter. Shortly thereafter, at the beginning of 1952, it moved to larger premises at 2207 Shattuck Avenue (where it was to remain until 1991), absolutely necessary to accommodate the growing army of staff and volunteers. The immediate future was secured a few months later by a Ford Foundation grant administered through the Fund for Adult Education, for $150,000 spread over three years. Lewis Hill’s final report to the Fund was not intended to be merely a justification of the investment, but more importantly, a handbook for other potential community stations. Both Hill’s and the Foundation’s interests went far beyond the survival of a single FM station: they wished to explore the feasibility of a whole network of stations, TV as well as radio… Financial pressures were constant, and Hill was forced to plead regularly with individuals and foundations to make up the difference between expenses and subscriptions.”
  • Pacifica founder Lewis Hill history: kpfahistory.info/hist/lengthening_shadow.htm (accessed: November 29, 2015): “I had known Lew Hill slightly in the early fifties, and later knew many people who had worked closely with him for several years; but when I attempted to assemble a short biography I came up against a blank wall. Several informants could outline in precise detail his opinions about pacifism, free speech and the public media, but none could tell me when or where he was born, who his parents were, where he had gone to school or college, what radio experience he had had, or what conscientious objectors’ work camp he had been held in. Further questioning elicited a consensus that he “didn’t talk much about his background, but mostly about ideas” (HRI) There was further agreement that: “…he was essentially a lonely person, because it was difficult for him to reach out to others. To simple people he was an unknown quantity and this made him feel lonely and he could never overcome it.” (HRI, SRI) Morris Horowitz, a fellow conscientious objector, tells an illuminating story involving Bayard Rustin, one of the leaders of the pacifist movement during World War II and later of civil rights: I met Bayard in Washington once and he asked me, “Hey, do you happen to know Lew Hill?” and I said I did. He said, “They say that you can’t understand what he’s talking about.” [laughter] I said, “That’s not true at all. He’s a very intelligent, very interesting talker, but he speaks in a formal, complicated way and you have to pay attention.” He was an intellectual and he couldn’t attain the common touch even if he tried. (HRI) After a long search, it was from Joy Hill, Lewis’s widow, that I was finally able to learn the basic biographical details that few of his colleagues seem to have been aware of. They are best told in her own words: “He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 1st, 1919. His father was an attorney; his grandfather had been a Missouri doctor. His father told the story of having been in law school at the University of Missouri at Columbia. After the first semester, which he “aced”, he went to the dean when spring came and said, “I don’t think I can stand to keep my shoes on any longer. Can I do my studying at home and come back for the finals?” The dean said yes, and he went home…. “His father made a million dollars selling an oil company to J.P. Morgan (he was the lawyer on the deal). Lew’s mother’s family was the Phillips family of Phillips Petroleum (Frank Phillips was her older brother). Lew’s father then bought a small foundering insurance company in Tulsa, where they moved, and built it up and later went into politics. He was in the state legislature and for a part of one term he was Speaker of the Oklahoma State Legislature. But he had made a campaign pledge to clear out a graft situation in the school textbook purchasing division. He lost the reform bill by one vote, so he resigned because he had made this promise…. “Lew was sent off to military school because he was too bright for the public school, and he hated it, just despised it. He completed his first two years of college there, at Wentworth Military Academy. He was also Missouri State doubles tennis champion. But he injured his back playing football, and I really think in the long run that’s what killed him…. “He went to Stanford University and he was in what they called the “university program”. There were four or five really brilliant people who were working directly for their doctorate, which was for him unfortunate: when the war came along he had completed his thesis, which was on printers’ changes in Troilus and Cressida between the fourth and fifth folios, but he hadn’t taken his orals, so he ended up with never having a degree, even though he had about six years of college.”(HJI) While at Stanford, Hill was introduced to the teachings of the Quakers and became a pacifist. When he was drafted in 1941 he registered as a conscientious objector and quickly moved to the top of the organization representing all objectors throughout America. (PRV p.8) The exact chronology is hard to determine, but in 1942 and 1943 he spent about fifteen months at a compulsory work camp for conscientious objectors at Coleville, California, “moving rocks from one side of the road to the other,” as he put it. Between then and 1944 he was Director of the National Committee for Conscientious Objectors, and in that capacity he travelled extensively among the CO camps on the west coast, meeting like-minded people he would later ask to help him in his great radio project. He also worked for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington D.C., where he met his wife-to-be…”
  • More Pacifica financing apart from early Ford Foundation grant:
    • 2005, Bob Feldman, ‘Alternative Media censorship: Sponsored by CIA’s Ford Foundation?’: ” In the early 1950s–when the CIA was using the Ford Foundation to help fund a non-communist “parallel left” as a liberal Establishment alternative to an independent, anti-Establishment revolutionary left–the Pacifica Foundation was given a $150,000 grant in 1951 by the Ford Foundation’s Fund for Education. … Besides subsidizing the Pacifica Foundation in the early 1950s, the Ford Foundation also spent a lot of money subsidizing many other noncommercial radio or television stations in the United States. According to Ledbetter’s Made Possible By…, between 1951 and 1976, the Ford Foundation “spent nearly $300 million on noncommercial radio and television.” In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Pacifica relied primarily on listener-sponsor contributions to fund the operations of its radio stations. And in the early 1970s, Pacifica also began to accept funds from the U.S. Establishment’s Corporation for Public Broadcasting [CPB], according to Rogue State author William Blum–who worked as a KPFA staffperson in the early 1970s. But in the early 1990s, some Pacifica administrators decided to again seek grants from the Ford Foundation and other Establishment foundations. … By 1995, billionaire speculator George Soros’ Open Society Institute had given the Pacifica Foundation a $40,000 grant. And in 1996, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Pacifica a $25,000 grant to launch its DEMOCRACY NOW show. … In 1997 came a $13,000 grant from the J.M. Kaplan Fund to Pacifica to provide support for DEMOCRACY NOW. And in 1998 came a $25,000 grant to Pacifica from the Public Welfare Foundation “to report on hate crimes and related issues as part of its `DEMOCRACY NOW!” public-affairs radio program and an additional $10,000 grant to support DEMOCRACY NOW from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. That same year the Ford Foundation gave a $75,000 grant to Pacifica… In 1998 and 1999, two grants, totalling $22,500, were also given to Pacifica by the Boehm Foundation, to support its DEMOCRACY NOW show. In early 2002, an additional Ford Foundation grant of $75,000 was given to Deep Dish TV “for the television news series, DEMOCRACY NOW, to continue incorporating the aftermath of the September 11th attack into future broadcasts.” Besides being presently subsidized by the Ford Foundation to air Pacifica’s DEMOCRACY NOW show, Deep Dish TV, with an annual income of $158,000 in 2000, was also subsidized by the MacArthur Foundation in the 1990s. Between 1993 and 1998, $190,000 in grants were given to Deep Dish TV by the MacArthur Foundation. And one of the members of Deep Dish TV’s board of directors in recent years has apparently been a WBAI staffperson named Mario Murillo. Another Ford Foundation grant of $200,000 was given in April 2002 to the Astraea Foundation, whose former board finance committee chairperson, Leslie Cagan, is presently the chairperson of Pacifica’s national board. Three other grants have been given to the Astraea Foundation by the Ford Foundation since 2000: two grants, totalling $75,000, in 2000; and a $200,000 grant in 2001…”
    • opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/pdia_20040101.pdf, p. 7: “Grants Program 1994 – 1997: … KPFA Radio/Pacifica Foundation Susan G. Stone, project coordinator Public broadcaster KPFA Radio will produce, market, and distribute nationwide a five-part multicultural radio series on death a nd bereavement. The series will address the varied cultural traditions in the United States of experiencing, mourning, and commemorating death. $40,000 | One Year.”
    • Tides Foundation grant lists of the 2000s and beyond show annual contributions to Pacifica Foundation Radio in the $3,000 to $5,000 range, but much larger ones to Pacifica’s Democracy Now! show.
    • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (Park Foundation media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016):
      – 2012: … Pacifica Foundation. Berkeley, CA. WBAI …$12,000…
      – 2011: … Pacifica Foundation. Berkeley, CA. WBAI …$12,000…
      – 2010: …
      Pacifica Foundation. Berkeley, CA. WBAI …$6,000… $6,000…

Public Radio International (PRI)

  • A relatively small-circulation liberal magazine founded in 1990 by Robert Kuttner, Paul Starr, and Robert Reich that has been built up with massive foundation investment:
    • Robert Kuttner: Background at Pacifica Radio (general manager), Village Voice Washington editor), The New Republic (economics editor), Business Week (20-year columnist), NPR (commentator), PBS (commentator). Writes for the Boston Globe and the Huffington Post.
    • Paul Starr: BA Columbia. Ph.D. from Harvard. Princeton professor of sociology and public affairs. Senior advisor for President Bill Clinton’s 1993 proposed health care reform plan.
    • Robert Reich: Harvard and UCLA professor. Served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Clinton’s secretary of labor 1993-1997. Has been contributing editor of The New Republic, The American Prospect (also chairman and founding editor), Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Formerly on the board of advisors of Truthout.
  • Financing of The American Prospect:
    • June 17, 2002, Boston Business Journal, ‘Just what are the prospects for The American Prospect?’: “Slate.com blogger — “web logger,” for the nontechies — Mickey Kaus has been reporting that The American Prospect is in financial trouble, but founder and co-editor Robert Kuttner says the magazine is doing just fine, thank you. …In his May 30 column, he referred to the magazine, whose operations are split between Boston and Washington, D.C., as “foundering.” The American Prospect went from a bimonthly to a biweekly publication in November 1999 with the aid of a multimillion-dollar grant from the Florence & John Schumann Foundation of Montclair, N.J. The magazine, which Kuttner described as one for “sensible liberals” who want authoritative articles on major policy issues, also was redesigned as an attempt to broaden its appeal and boost its then-18,000 circulation to upwards of 80,000 in five years. The magazine’s circulation stands at 50,000 now, according to Kuttner, who noted little advertising is received. In May 1999, the Schumann Foundation gave the magazine $5.5 million for two years and was expected to commit to a total of $11 million after an evaluation period. In May 2001, the magazine received another $2 million for a one-year period. “Each year, they review it,” Kuttner said. “We got the money, $2 million, this year. We’re coming up on our regular review, and we expect another $3 million for the remaining two years, and that will be the end of the grant. By then, we expect to be self-sufficient. “That doesn’t mean we break even, it just means we have enough foundation support to continue,” continued Kuttner, who noted The Nation and The New Republic, also left-leaning publications, also fail to break even. “Our understanding with them (the Schumann Foundation) is we wouldn’t have asked for money from them after the five years.””
    • January 9, 2015, Capital Research Center (financed by Koch, Scaife and Bradley foundations), ‘Trendsetters of the Left’: “The American Prospect magazine functions as a nonprofit organization. In addition to publishing a magazine, it routinely organizes progressive conferences. … Institutional donors to The American Prospect Inc. include Schumann Center for Media and Democracy ($2,165,000 since 2001); New York Community Trust ($2,000,250 since 2003); Ford Foundation ($1,775,000 since 2002); Popplestone Foundation ($1,725,000 since 2003); Open Society Institute ($1,115,000 since 1999); John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ($674,000 since 1999); Annie E. Casey Foundation ($539,000 since 2007); Rockefeller Foundation ($330,000 since 2000); Foundation to Promote Open Society ($300,000 since 2009); Carnegie Corp. of New York ($207,000 since 2007); Surdna Foundation ($200,000 since 2004); and W.K. Kellogg Foundation ($197,500 since 2012).”
    • 2001, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “A grant of $2,000,000 for continued support of the bi-weekly magazine, The American Prospect… [total:] $2,139,000… Nation Institute… A grant of $15,000…”
    • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (Park Foundation media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016): “2013: … The American Prospect Washington, DC The Shale Rebellion, A Multi-Media Presentation $15,000…”
  • American Prospect editor Ezra Klein: Howard Dean presidential campaign staffer in 2003 and one of the earliest bloggers to report from presidential campaign conventions. Intern at the Washington Monthly in 2004. Associate editor of The American Prospect where he maintained his blog since 2007. Blogger on politics and economy for the Washington Post 2009-2014. Also a contributor to MSNBC and Bloomberg in this period. Founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com, a successful progressive “new left” website, since 2014.

  • The Nation magazine is massively financed by foundations as Ford, Rockefeller, Soros and others through its Nation Institute.
  • nationinstitute.org/p/about_us (accessed: June 9, 2007): “Founded in 1966, The Nation Institute has a fundamental commitment to the values of free speech and open discourse. … Board of Trustees: Hamilton Fish, President. Arthur Carter… Victor Navasky… Howard Shapiro… Katrina vanden Heuvel…”
  • nationinstitute.org/about/1004/board_of_trustees (accessed: November 27, 2015): “David R. Jones, Board Chair … Victor Navasky … Katrina vanden Heuvel…”
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel is the daughter of former Pilgrims Society member, Pilgrims Foundation officer and the intelligence-connected William vanden Heuvel, who is also a Rockefeller friend.
  • tomdispatch.com belongs to The Nation): “A regular antidote to the mainstream media.” Against spying, drone strikes, war profits, mercenary firms, etc. Writers include Noam Chomsky and daughter Aviva Chomsky, Andrew Cockburn (wrote the book Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship, with Leslie Cockburn), Alexander Cockburn (1941-2012), Patrick Cockburn, Robert Dreyfuss.
  • Ford Foundation grants to The Nation Institute (Excel sheet downloadable from website listing all grants 2006-2015):
    – 116170. Nation Institute … 2011 $300,000.
    – 117715. Nation Institute … 2011 $318,500.
    – 119825. Nation Institute … 2013 $300,000.
    – 123060. Nation Institute … 2014 $50,000.
    – 121010. Nation Institute … 2014 $370,000.”

    Total: $1,338,500.
  • July 9, 2011, Bob Feldman article on Wrong Kind of Green, ‘FLASHBACK: Democracy Now! Show Funder Censors Anti-War Journalist John Pilger’: “According to the Lannan Foundation’s Form 990 financial filing for 2008, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! Productions was given three grants, totaling $375,000, by the Lannan Foundation. And that same year the Lannan Foundation also gave three grants, totaling $545,000, to The Nation!/Nation Institute alternative left media group…”
  • discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6780 (accessed: December 17, 2015): “The Nation Institute receives funding from the Gilder Foundation, the Irene Diamond Fund, the JKW Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Open Society Institute, the PLACE Fund, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, and the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust.”
  • 2001, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Nation Institute… A grant of $15,000…”
  • Hamilton Fish V: George Soros employee. Fish is perhaps best known for his work revitalizing The Nation magazine, and its sister foundation, the Nation Institute. In 1977, Fish teamed up with Victor Navasky and began the work of recruiting investors to acquire The Nation. Together with the help of a group of limited partners that included E.L. Doctorow, Norman Lear [founder of People for the American Way], Alan Sagner, and Dorothy Schiff, Fish and Navasky began a decade-long partnership as publisher and editor of the country’s oldest political weekly. … From 1995 to 2009 Fish served as President of The Nation Institute, the foundation associated with The Nation magazine. … At the invitation of The Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, he is overseeing preparations for the celebration of The Nation’s 150th anniversary in 2015.
  • July 18, 2000, New York Post, ‘The Soros Convention’: “Would Sen. John McCain be the keynote speaker of an alternative political convention with a distinct far-left aroma that intends to ridicule his Republican Party and is partially financed by the archenemy of the war on drugs, billionaire global financier George Soros? That is McCain’s intent, even as other Republicans fall off the list of speakers. McCain is the star attraction July 30 opening the “shadow” convention to be held in Philadelphia while the Republicans meet there beginning July 31. … McCain’s determination to keep his date, while Jack Kemp and apparently Rep. Christopher Shays of Connecticut were breaking theirs, particularly upsets Republican leaders because of the Soros involvement. … Involved in planning the alternative convention is Soros’s political adviser Hamilton Fish V, leftist grandson of the legendary conservative Republican antagonist of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rep. Hamilton Fish III of New York. The current Fish sits on the board of the Open Society Institute ( OSI ), Soros’s Washington front organization. OSI — therefore, Soros — is helping fund the alternative conventions. The Lindesmith Center in New York had been OSI’s drug policy arm, lobbying for needle exchanges and medicinal marijuana on the road to total legalization. On July 1, it split off and is playing a direct role in the shadow convention, making sure the drug war comes under attack. Arianna Huffington, who not long ago was a conservative activist, has been raising money for the alternative conventions and personally getting on the telephone to dragoon speakers for the Philadelphia and Los Angeles events… McCain was first unaware of the Soros connection with the shadow convention but decided to fulfill his commitment there even after he found out. Republican leaders can only hold their tongues and shake their heads.”

  • 2014, ISGP, ‘Cult of National Security Trolls: Art and Coast to Coast AM’: “The New World Foundation… was established in 1954 with the fortune of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954), a daughter of wealthy industrialist Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884). [145] A younger brother of hers, Harold, married Edith Rockefeller, a sister of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Another key founder of the New World Foundation was Gilbert Harrison, whom had married into the McCormick family in 1951. [146] Harrison was a typical Eastern Establishment liberal: educated at Balliol College, Oxford, summer home at Martha’s Vineyard and from 1953 to 1977 editor-in-chief of the liberal magazine The New Republic. [147] That’s not all. He worked closely with the CIA’s uberliberal Cord Meyer, also through the New World Foundation. [148] Meyer’s wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, later explained that her husband, Harrison and associates were all old boy OSS/CIA and always plotting to get their own favorite presidential candidates in the White House. [149] Even within the NGO circuit ties between New World and the CIA were considered ”not inconceivable”. [150] Thus when fellow-Martha’s Vineyard visitors Vernon Jordan and Hillary Clinton ran the New World Foundation in the 1980s and were funding Daniel Sheehan’s Christic Institute, they simply continued the activities of Cord Meyer and Gil Harrison and might well be have been part of the liberal wing of the CIA. After all, we know the persistent reports and rumors about how Bill Clinton, as a governor of Arkansas, allowed the CIA to import drugs into the country through an airport in Mena [151] and about Roger Clinton’s later lobbying for the Gambino crime family, a family that at one point may have benefited from these CIA drug important at Mena. [152] All of a sudden Bill Clinton working with Laurance Rockefeller in spreading UFO disinformation straight from the White House in what appears to be a complex disinformation operation doesn’t seem to be that out of place anymore.”
  • January 11, 2008, Martha’s Vineyard, ‘New Republic Editor Gil Harrison Relished Chilmark’: “Mr. Harrison and his wife Nancy began summering on the Vineyard in the late 1950s. … He was editor and publisher of The New Republic magazine from 1953 until 1974. During his tenure, the magazine was known for its early and forceful opposition to the Viet Nam war. … He was the first American soldier to enter and report from Nagasaki after the dropping of the atomic bomb. He participated in the founding of the American Veterans Committee in 1943 [which] attracted politically-minded veterans who became politicians and members of President John F. Kennedy’s cabinet. He attended Balliol College at Oxford in 1948 and left to work under Gen. Lucius Clay in Berlin during the Russian blockade. He founded the World Veterans Federation in Paris in 1950 and established the Foundation for a Unified and Democratic Germany in a United Europe. In 1951, he married Ann Blaine of Chicago, the great-granddaughter of Cyrus McCormick. The couple lived in Washington, D.C., until her death in 1977.” … Among his closest [Vineyard] Island friends was the late Michael Straight, who had also been an editor of The New Republic [and of the family which owned it.].”
  • January 8, 2008, New York Times, ‘Gilbert Harrison, 92, Ex-Editor, Dies’: “Harrison was the owner and editor of The New Republic, an influential though rarely profitable publication, from 1953 to 1974. Under him, the magazine was a strong voice on behalf of the civil rights movement. After initially supporting the war in Vietnam, it became a forceful opponent of it, repeatedly criticizing presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. In 1968, the magazine refused top endorse Hubert H. Humphrey, the eventual Democratic Party nominee, and proposed the creation of a new political party to be headed by Eugene J. McCarthy, the liberal senator from Minnesota who had unsuccessfully sought the presidential nomination. “Lot’s of old friendships were strained, if not snapped,” Mr. Harrison said in a 1974 interview with The New York Times, “but that’s what this magazine is all about.” In the early 1970s, with noted journalists like Walter Pincus writing about Watergate and Stanley Karnow writing on foreign affairs, the magazine’s circulation rose to about 100,000. “We’ve never been in a better financial position than we are now,” Mr. Harrison said in 1974, acknowledging that in the past “we’ve gauged our success by the size of our losses.” “You can say lossess ranged from about $200,000 to $50,000 a year,” he said. In 1974, for $380,000, Mr. Harrison sold the magazine to Martin Peretz [advisory board Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)], then a 35-year-old social studies lecturer at Harvard. last year, Mr. Peretz sold his shares to CanWest Global Communications, a Canadian media conglomerate, but stayed on as editor in chief. Founded in 1914, by Willard and Dorothy Straight with Herbert Croly as first editor, The New Republic originally became known for its advocacy of Woodrow Wilson’s world peace initiative. It later appealed to Depression-ear intellectuals “to take communism away from the communists.” It championed Roosevelt’s New Deal. At first it questioned, but then supported, the nation’s entry into World War II.”
  • 2000, Gilbert Jones, ‘One Shining Moment’, p. 124: “Gil Harrison, an AVC colleague of Cord Meyer, phoned me during this period to demand that the World Board accept the decision to halt the grant without resorting to legal action. … Harrison formed the New World Foundation as a vehicle for funding his pet causes, mostly liberal, under Vernon Eagle’s direction [from 1957 until his death in 1974].”

  • Liberal magazine founded in 1909 by Senator Robert La Follette. Initially called La Follette’s Weekly, in 1929 it was renamed to The Progressive. It is alternately called Progressive magazine.
  • Small circulation:
    • 1999: 27,000.
    • 2004: 65,000.
    • 2010: 47,000.
  • Authors published: Noam Chomsky, Seymour Hersh, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Orwell, Marcus Raskin, Bertrand Russell, I.F. Stone, James Wechsler, Howard Zinn, J. William Fulbright, Dennis Kucinich, George McGovern, Bernie Sanders, Adlai Stevenson, and Paul Wellstone.
  • January 9, 2015, Capital Research Center (financed by Koch, Scaife and Bradley foundations), ‘Trendsetters of the Left’: “The Progressive, which was founded in 1909 by Sen. Robert La Follette of Wisconsin who began his political life as a Republican but changed his party affiliation to Progressive. The journal was originally called La Follette’s Weekly. … In the 1990s, the magazine published left-wing writers such as Noam Chomsky, Molly Ivins, and Howard Zinn. … Among the major donors to The Progressive and the Progressive Media Project are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation ($60,000 since 2000) and the Tides Foundation ($30,328 since 2004).”
  • 2007, Bob Feldman, draft of an article that would later appear in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Sociology, ‘Left Media & Left Think Tanks: Foundation-Managed Protest?’ (PDF): “In 1998, for instance, the Ford Foundation gave Progressive magazine a $200,000 grant. That same year, the Rockefeller Foundation also gave a $50,000 grant to Progressive magazine. In 2000, the Ford Foundation gave two more grants, totaling $250,000, to Progressive magazine; and, in 2002, an additional $120,000 in grant money was also given to Progressive magazine by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.”

Online news

  • truth-out.org/author/itemlist/user/45061 (accessed: November 28, 2015): “Don Hazen is executive director of the Independent Media Institute and executive editor of AlterNet. The former publisher of Mother Jones magazine, he has edited several books, including, most recently, Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics. Don conceived of and organized the two Media & Democracy Congresses that took place in San Francisco and New York City in 1997 and 1998, and has managed political campaigns in New York City for Ruth Messinger and David Dinkins. He holds an MA in counseling from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in politics from Princeton University.”
  • 2007, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Independent Media Institute, San Francisco, CA. A two-year grant of $500,000 of which $330,000 is for general support of Alternet…”
  • alternet.org/about/foundations.html (accessed: May 10, 2006): “AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute. 2005-2006 Foundation supporters include: – Arca Foundation. … – Branscomb Family Foundation. – Cloud Mountain Foundation. – Compton Foundation. … – Nathan Cummings Foundation. – Open Society Institute. – Park Foundation. … – RSF Social Community Fund [Rudolf Steiner Foundation]. – Schumann Center for Media and Democracy. – Threshold Foundation. – Town Creek Foundation. – Wallace Global Fund. – Working Assets Grantmaking Fund of the Tides Foundation.”
  • alternet.org/about/foundations.html (accessed: May 10, 2008): “AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute. 2007-2008 Foundation supporters include: – Alki Fund of the Tides Foundation. – Arca Foundation. – Bauman Foundation. – Carnegie Corporation of New York. – Cloud Mountain Foundation. – Compton Foundation. – Funding Exchange (Donor Advised). – Glaser Progress Foundation. – LP Brown Foundation. – Nathan Cummings Foundation. – Panta Rhea Foundation. – Park Foundation. – Anonymous Donor of RSF Social Finance [Rudolf Steiner Foundation]. – Wallace Global Fund. – Working Assets Grantmaking Fund of the Tides Foundation.”
  • Loves to discredit conspiracy:
    • October 24, 2006, Soros-funded AlterNet article copy from Rollingstone.com, ‘Before the 9/11 Conspiracies, There Was the Oklahoma Bombing’: “Much of the faulty logic and circumstancial evidence that justifies the 9/11 conspiracies are repeats of the theories that abounded in Timothy McVeigh’s Oklahoma City bombing. Over a month after I first wrote a column slamming the 9/11 Truth movement, I continue to get hate mail in massive quantities. A group of Truthers even picketed my office, and I’m still picking food particles out of my scarf after an incident in which the movement’s house lunatic, a wild-eyed German blogger named Nico Haupt, tried to goad me into slugging him in a West Side diner. “Go ahead, heet me, then I haf beeg story!” he roared, scream-spitting half-digested detritus in my face. … Obviously, Nico Haupt does not represent the “mainstream” 9/11 Truth Movement, whatever that is. Even in my own experience I know this to be true. The colleagues of Haupt’s from 911Truth.org whom I met that day were universally polite, respectful, and very sincere in their beliefs. True, they had some slightly bent ideas (one woman insisted with a straight face that the military was “behind all that Brad and Jennifer stuff”), but as a group they were nice, earnest people. Unfortunately, I get the sense that these same nice people have a tendency to turn hostile, venomous and unrelentingly paranoid once they get logged back into an email server, which is why most journalists I know won’t go near the 9/11 Truth issue more than once, if at all. …
      In that case, it was mostly right-wing conspiracy theorists who came up with the idea that the McVeigh/Nichols fertilizer bomb could not possibly have felled the Murrah building, and that the real cause of the building’s collapse was a much more powerful “second explosion” planned by the government and executed using more powerful demolition explosives. Here’s the lede of a report from World Net Daily, which shortly thereafter would become a major purveyor of 9/11 conspiracy theories, from May 18, 2001: “Multiple witnesses reported hearing more than one explosion the day the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, while other explosives experts contend that the damage done to the building could not have been caused by a single bomb placed outside in a truck.” Just like the subsequent 9/11 conspiracy theories, the Oklahoma “second bomb” champions applied intense focus to the initial news reports right after the explosions (ignoring reports published later, by which time various discrepancies were cleared up), during which time numerous reports surfaced indicating that second and third explosive devices had been found, and that secondary explosions had been heard. And just like the 9/11 Truthers, the Oklahoma conspiracists quoted TV anchormen and women who opined offhandedly that the bombings seemed to be the work of sophisticated demolitions experts. Remember the Dan Rather clip used in Loose Change in which the anchorman says the collapse of WTC-7 is “reminiscent” of a controlled demolition? Here’s how that worked in OKC: “This is the work of a sophisticated group, this is a very sophisticated device,” says one Oklahoma newscaster, in a much-circulated video of early Oklahoma news broadcasts, “and it has to have been done by an explosives expert.” …
      One need hardly mention that “steel-reinforced” would a few years later become one of the most-widely circulated phrases on the internet (third place, after “rock hard penis” and “buy vicodin online”), in connection with both the Pentagon and the WTC, which were variously supposed to be impenetrable or unshakeable. “For that hole to have been caused by Flight 77,” barks Loose Change about the Pentagon crash, “the Boeing would have had to smash through nine feet of steel-reinforced concrete, traveling 310 feet.” Says wanttoknow.info of WTC: “First Steel-Reinforced Skyscraper To Ever Collapse in Fire!” “Steel-reinforced” made great waves with the Murrah revisionists, but the likes of Jasper and Grabbe were not quite reputable enough. For the conspiracy theory to really take off, a true authority was needed to put his stamp on the case. So along came Ted Gunderson, who carried the impressive title of a former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI. Gunderson’s analysis of Oklahoma City was a staple of conspiracy websites. … Both Oklahoma City conspiracy theorists and 9/11 revisionists circulated “eyewitness accounts” of strange men in suits confiscating evidence — the last link in the coverup. Regarding the Oklahoma City bombing, here’s an account from www.whatreallyhappened.com… Compare that to this account (complete with photo) from 9-1-1Research.com of the cleanup at the Pentagon after 9/11…”

  • Liberal new left documetary-producing outfit founded by Robert Greenwald in the wake of 9/11. It produced documentaries on all kinds of key outrages of the Bush administration (except involvement in 9/11): election fraud, the Iraq War, Fox News, etc. It also attacked the drone wars under the Obama administration and then went on to undermine the Trump administration.
  • On November 17, 2006 Robert Greenwald appeared on Axis of Justice radio of Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and System of a Down Serj Tankian, discussed in ISGP’s “Liberal CIA”: Music article.
  • Brave New World and Robert Greenwald productions:
    • Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2002)
    • The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
    • Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004)
    • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004)
    • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)
    • Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)
    • Rethink Afghanistan (2009)
    • Koch Brothers Exposed (2012)
    • War on Whistleblowers (2013)
    • Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013)
    • December 11, 2017, Time, ‘Donald Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Accusers Speak: Watch Live’: “This is the first time the women will appear together to tell their stories about Trump, according to Brave New Films…”
    • bravenewfilms.org/16women (accessed: November 22, 2018): “In the video, 16 Women and Donald Trump, we put together the stories of women who have reported being sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.”
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, daughter of intelligence-tied Pilgrims Society secretary and executive William vanden Heuvel, has been a board member of Brave New Films:
    • 2014 annual report, Brave New Films, p. 16: “Special Thanks To Our Board Members: … Robert Greenwald … Katrina vanden Heuvel…”
  • Funding and partnerships:
    • David Rockefeller Fund: drfund.org/programs/arts/ (accessed: April 19, 2020): “2019: … Brave New Films: … $25,000. …2018: … Brave New Films… $25,000.”
    • 2006-2017 Ford Foundation grants list: “Brave New Films: 2009: $250,000. … 2010: $575,000. … 2011: $500,000 [and] $50,000 [and] $300,000… 2012: $500,000. … 2013: $750,000 [and] $300,000 [and] $50,000. … 2014: $300,000 [and] $250,000. … 2015: $175,000. … 2016: $200,000. …”
    • 2014 annual report, Brave New Films, p. 15: “$200,000 and Above: Bohemian Foundation. Ford Foundation. [Soros’] Open Society Foundations. Tides Foundation.
      $100,000 and Above: Anonymous. The Californian Wellness Foundation.
      $50,000 and Above: The Nathan Cummings Foundation… Wallace Global Fund …
      $20,000 and Above: … Arca Foundation … Park Foundation … Paul Rudd …
      $5,000 and Above: … Streisand Foundation … $1,000 and Above: Alec Baldwin. …
      And the 3,232 donors who contributed $249 and under in 2014.”
    • bravenewfilms.org/partners (accessed: September 19, 2018): “Open Society Foundations … ACLU … Amnesty International … Human Rights Watch … People for the American Way … Indivisible … The Nation … Drug Policy Alliance … NAACP … Freedom for Immigrants … NDLON … United We Dream…”

  • For-profit enterprise, so no direct financing by the major “liberal CIA” foundations.
  • Very prominent 2007 “new media”-founded news site that is published in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Polish and Japanese.
  • Business Insider produces unique news and, at least in the past, often takes an anti-establishment perspective. It even employed future Pizzagate disinformation pusher David Seaman as a contributor from 2012 to 2014. At the time he mainly dealt with the pushing of Bitcoin and the NSA spying issues. It still kept the status quo, however:
    • August 4, 2011, Business Insider, ‘The Truth About George Soros’ Radical Vision To Remake The Entire World’: “Soros’ 3-step program is focused specifically on the resolving the problems in Eurozone, but it’s similar to Soros’ vision of a “New World Order,” which he has promoted for years. He’s made himself a magnet for controversy in the process. A lot of it is outrageously overblown…”
    • Liberal elite and Bilderberg ties of Business Insider:
    • Business Insider was co-founded in 2009 by Kevin P. Ryan, who has a very elite history, including Yale, INSEAD, the CFR and DAVOS:
      • weforum.org/people/kevin-p-ryan (DAVOS; accessed: March 17, 2018): “Kevin P. Ryan: Founder and Chairman, Gilt Groupe Inc. … BA, Yale University; MBA, INSEAD. … positions with Euro Disney, France; Senior Vice-President, Business and Finance, United Media. … Member: INSEAD International Alumni Council; Yale International Council; Council on Foreign Relations [CFR]; Advisory Board, Doctors Without Borders (until 2010 chaired by David Rockefeller son Dr. Richard Rockefeller, who founded the organization in 1989). Member of the Board: Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch; NYC Investment Fund; INSEAD.”
    • Co-founder with Kevin Ryan is Business Insider editor-in-chief and CEO Henry Blodget: educated at the super-elite Phillips Exeter Academy. BA in history from Yale. Background at Harper’s Magazine, CNN and Slate and knew a future The Atlantic editor at Yale:
      • April 8, 2013, The New Yorker, ‘Business Outsider: Can a disgraced Wall Street analyst earn trust as a journalist?’: “Business Insider was started in 2007, by Kevin P. Ryan, an Internet entrepreneur, and Blodget, who became the C.E.O. and the editor-in-chief. … Business Insider now draws twenty-four million unique monthly users, more than CNBC. Among business-oriented sites, only the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg have more online users. … it offers original reporting. …
        [Blodget’s] father was a successful banker, and his mother was an elementary-school teacher. At Phillips Exeter Academy, he played tennis and worked on the school paper and the yearbook. He was accepted at Yale, where his father had been a star athlete. … James Bennet, the editor of The Atlantic and a friend and former classmate, recalls Blodget… [Became] a proofreader at Harper’s, a reporter at a small newspaper in Massachusetts, and a reporter on the business-news desk at CNN… He joined Oppenheimer & Co. … Blodget had left Merrill Lynch by then. … In 2004, Blodget says, he contacted Jacob Weisberg, the editor of Slate… Weisberg … arranged for him to blog regularly from the [Martha Stewart] trial. … in early 2007, Ryan approached Blodget with the idea of an online business publication [Business Insider]… Two reporters from Forbes.com [joined]…”
      • In 2015 Business Insider was bought by German publisher Axel Springer SE (named after a rather transatlantic-oriented publisher), Europe’s largest digital publishing house and owner of the Bild and Die Welt newspapers. Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer is Mathias Dopfner, who visited Bilderberg in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
      • September 29, 2015, Business Insider, ‘German publishing powerhouse Axel Springer buys Business Insider at a whopping $442 million valuation’: “Business Insider [was] founded in 2007 by Henry Blodget, Dwight Merriman, and Kevin Ryan… Axel Springer already owned a portion of Business Insider from previous funding rounds. It is purchasing an additional 88% for $343 million, bringing its total ownership to 97%. Jeff Bezos’ investment arm will own the remaining 3%. …
        Mathias Dopfner [is] CEO of Axel Springer SE…
        Kenneth Lerer [a] Co-Founder of Huffington Post and Chairman of Buzzfeed, will receive a seat on the Board of Business Insider.”
    • Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell:
      • weforum.org/people/alyson-shontell-lombardi (DAVOS; accessed: March 17, 2018): “Syracuse University. July 2008, joined Business Insider as its sixth employee; started as a sales planner [rising to] Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider US [since August 2016]. Host of Business Insider’s conferences; has a podcast, “Success! How I Did It,” interviewing influencers ranging from Sheryl Sandberg to LeBron James and Steve Ballmer [all three Sun Valley participants]… Has appeared on ABC, Good Morning America, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and CBC. Judge, Gerald Loeb Awards in business journalism.”

  • For-profit enterprise, so no direct financing by the major “liberal CIA” foundations.
  • Ultra-liberal, Democracy Alliance-tied new media online news site founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti, John S. Johnson III and Kenneth Lerer. Jonah Peretti and Ken Lerer co-founded the Soros and “liberal CIA” foundations-linked Huffington Post in 2005. Johnson is a contributor to the Huffington Post. Today Ken Lerer also sits on the board of the Bilderberg-owned Business Insider online newspaper.
  • Buzzfeed co-founder and chairman John S. Johnson, III helps finance George Soros’ Democracy Alliance and received funding from the MacArthur Foundation for one of his projects:
    • huffingtonpost.com/author/john-s-johnson (accessed: March 17, 2018): “John Johnson is the founder and chairperson of the Pacific Foundation [financier of George Soros and Drummond Pike’s Democracy Alliance]… He is the chairperson and co-founder of buzzfeed.com… [Founded] Eyebeam, a MacArthur [Foundation] and NEA funded, pioneering art and technology center for hackers, artists, and educators…”
    • thepacificfoundation.org/board.html (accessed: March 17, 2018): “John S. Johnson, III, Board Chair.”
    • thepacificfoundation.org/grantees.html (accessed: March 17, 2018): “[4 listed:] – Free Press. – Eyebeam. – [Soros-founded] Democracy Alliance.”
    • November 14, 2016, Politico, ‘Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power”: “The Democracy Alliance was launched after the 2004 election by Soros, the late insurance mogul Peter Lewis, and a handful of fellow Democratic mega-donors who had combined to spend tens of millions trying to boost then-Sen. John Kerry’s ultimately unsuccessful challenge to then-President George W. Bush.”
  • Jonah Peretti:
    • June 1, 2017, Business Insider, ‘How BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti took an instant messaging bot and turned it into a $1.5 billion media empire’: “Jonah Peretti is the CEO and founder of BuzzFeed… Before starting BuzzFeed, Peretti launched The Huffington Post along with Ariana Huffington, Ken Lerer and the late conservative firebrand, Andrew Breitbart. … Peretti recently spoke with Business Insider’s US Editor-in-Chief, Alyson Shontell, for the podcast “Success! How I Did It.” In this episode, we cover: … How he first met Arianna Huffington, who invited him to her home and cooked him breakfast.”
  • Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the executive chairman as well
  • April 16, 2007, The Observer, ‘Obama’s Big Night in Town’: “Mr. Obama’s Manhattan money-raising spree began well before sunset at the Central Park West apartment of Huffington Post co-founder Kenneth Lerer… Tom Brokaw [was present]…”
  • lererhippeau.com/team/ (accessed: March 17, 2018): “Ken is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau. He cofounded The Huffington Post and is Chairman of BuzzFeed. Ken sits on the boards of Viacom…”
  • October 13, 2016, Recode.net, ‘Discovery and the Lerer family are combining in a $550 million deal’: “Discovery CEO David Zaslav [is a Sun Valley Meeting participant]… Discovery Communications is putting $100 million into a deal with Group Nine Media, a new holding company that combines some Discovery assets with Thrillist Media Group, The Dodo and NowThis Media. … The deal gives Discovery 35 percent of Group Nine, with the option to buy a controlling stake in two years. … Thrillist, Dodo and NowThis are all run by or backed by members of the Lerer family… Discovery’s investment seems to parallel ones NBCUniversal made last year, when it bought minority stakes in BuzzFeed and Vox Media — which owns this site — for $200 million apiece. …
    Ken Lerer, who has spent years in digital, now has significant ties to three big traditional TV companies: … Discovery-Group Nine and NBCUniversal-BuzzFeed [and] Viacom…”

  • Ran by Robert Parry, a major critic on the Moonie Cult and allied ultraright national security networks linked to Iran Contra. Starts to spew venom, however, when questions about 9/11 Truth are brought up.
  • Board of directors with disinformers:
    • consortiumnews.com (accessed: December 29, 2019): “Board of Directors: Diane Duston, President. Julie Bergman Sender. Daniel Ellsberg [of the Soros and other “liberal CIA”-tied Freedom of the Press Foundation]. Sen. Mike Gravel [raging conspiracy disinformer with regard to Holocaust denial, 9/11 and UFO disclosure]. Ray McGovern [former top-level CIA officer and darling of America’s anti-war movement, including 9/11 “Truth”]. Nat Parry. Sam Parry. John Pilger [who spread disinfo on the RFK assassination]. Gareth Porter.”
  • Has given space to Roberto Savio of the United Nations, Soros, Rockefeller, Ford Foundation, etc.-backed/ran Inter Press Service:
    • July 25, 2019, Roberto Savio for Consortiumnews.com, ‘The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times’: “In order to win election, U.S. President Donald Trump has made racism one of his banner issues and, in a country of immigrants, this has given him an increase of 5 points in opinion polls.”
  • Funding:
    • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (Park Foundation; accessed: February 29, 2016):
      – 2015: … Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc. Arlington, VA. Consortiumnews.com. General Operating Expenses. $20,000 www.consortiumnews.com.
      – 2014: … Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc. Arlington, VA. General operating support. $10,000. www.consortiumnews.com.
      – 2013: … Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc. Arlington, VA. General operating support. $10,000. consortiumnews.com.
      – 2011: … Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc. Arlington, VA General operating support $20,000 consortiumnews.com.”
  • 2010 comments from Oliver Stone at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (from Youtube clip): “As [Robert] Parry said in his Consortium News website – I don’t know if you are familiar with it – he was very involved in the 1980s and he just goes on about in very great detail how the right has bought the media from the 1970s with a conserted effort … and now they’ve bought into the net heavily. So they are everywhere. And they have big money. And whereas the so-called liberals have not been able to purchase and hang in there for the fight. So it’s over in that educational sense.” It is exactly the liberal establishment Stone has been so close to through to CIA-Rockefeller-dominated U.S. Cuba Trade Assocation that still dominates the media. Like Parry, Stone also does not support any inquiries into 9/11.
  • Robert Parry is an extremist critic of 9/11 conspiracy theories:
    • September 15, 2010, Robert Parry for Consortium News, ‘America’s Decoupling from Reality’: “…these activists, who became known as ‘9/11 truthers,’ threw out all the evidence of al-Qaeda’s involvement… cherry-picked a few supposed ‘anomalies’… recycled many of the Right’s sophistry techniques… Some supporters of the “inside-job” theory may have simply been destabilized by all the years of right-wing disinformation. Reality and real evidence may have lost all currency, replaced by a deep and understandable distrust of the nation’s leaders and the news media.”
    • January 15, 2011, Robert Parry for Consortium News, ‘The 9/11 ‘Truth’ Parlor Game’: “”truthers” insist that no plane hit the Pentagon; that Bush’s team attacked it with a missile. However, nobody saw a missile. Nor would there be any way to explain the plane wreckage on the grounds, since nobody saw more Bush operatives driving around the Pentagon grounds planting fake pieces of the plane – even as emergency personnel and others rushed to the crash site. To label the “truther” version of the 9/11 events nutty would seem an understatement – and there are other parts, including stuff about fabricated voice messages, that are arguably crazier. Indeed, the “truther” account has sometimes struck me as a parody meant to bring ridicule on more serious conspiracy investigations such as those into the JFK assassination. As I pointed out in the earlier story – the one focused on Palin’s victimhood – there has not been a single witness (or document) emerging from the ranks of Bush’s supposed operatives to suggest that any of the “truther” narrative happened – even though the scope of this conspiracy would have required scores, if not hundreds, of participants. Having covered many real government conspiracies in my career, I can assure you that there are always witnesses who speak for a variety of reasons: a guilty conscience, a boast to a girlfriend, a plea bargain when they get in legal trouble on something else. In writing about Oliver North’s secret Iran-Contra network in the 1980s, our team at the Associated Press had two dozen sources. For our first Contra-cocaine story in 1985, Brian Barger and I had a similar number of sources, including documents from Costa Rica and a White House official describing a CIA analytical report on a Contra helicopter purchased with drug profits. Yet for the “truther” conspiracy theory, more than nine years have passed and not a single witness has emerged who participated in planting the explosives floor by floor in the Twin Towers or carrying out the missile attack on the Pentagon or any other capacity that the conspiracy would have required. … My concern about the “truther” movement dated back to almost its origin. Because of the position of Consortiumnews.com as an Internet site which has investigated real conspiracies since 1995, I was in on many of the early e-mail exchanges regarding the 9/11 case. Essentially, the discussion broke down this way: Some participants felt that Bush had demonstrated his arrogance and incompetence when he brushed aside warnings about a likely al-Qaeda attack. (This is the position that I personally feel is best supported by the available evidence). A second group, however, took the same evidentiary frame and gave it a nasty twist, that Bush knew the attack was coming and “let it happen.” (Though I don’t believe there is sufficient evidence to support this conclusion, this analysis at least has the benefit of some factual foundation.) But there was a third group, which maintained that something more dramatic was needed, that Bush had so bamboozled the American people that they needed to be shocked out of their trance – and to do that required convincing them that “Bush made it happen.” Perhaps, because of its splashier allegations, the “Bush made it happen” crowd — with claims about “controlled demolitions” and a “missile hitting the Pentagon” — emerged as the dominant force in the “truther” movement, eclipsing those who favored more targeted investigations into such areas as 9/11 funding and the role of Bush’s allies in the Saudi royal family. … Given how a mentally disturbed young person can process information (or disinformation), it is incumbent on all of us who speak in today’s public square to be responsible, especially when we make serious allegations like suggesting that Bush and the U.S. government “made” 9/11 happen. … By floating unsubstantiated and bizarre claims about “controlled demolitions” and a “missile hitting the Pentagon,” the “truthers” actually make it harder to proceed with investigations into important areas of doubt about 9/11, like the financing and the Saudi role.”

  • Very popular online monthly magazine founded in 1994 as a printed newsletter and taken online in 1998. Founded by Ken Silverstein, the newsletter/online magazine was co-edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn from 1996 to 2012, when Cockburn died.
  • Contributors to Counterpunch have included: Robert Fisk, Ralph Nader, John Pilger [spread disinfo on the RFK assassination], Noam Chomsky, Cynthia McKinney, Israel Shamir (Wikileaks), Boris Kagarlitsky (a pro-West, anti-Putin, Transnational Institute/IPS-employed politician in Russia), John Stauber, and Fidel Castro.
  • The right-wing 9/11 Truther Paul Craig Roberts, a favorite of Alex Jones, contributed to Counterpunch with his October 4, 2011 article The Day America Died.
  • Counterpunch has prominently featured articles of members and steering group members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), including former CIA officers and conspiracy disinformers Ray McGovern, David MacMichael and Bill and Kathleen Christison:
    • May 19, 2003, Counterpunch, ‘A Letter to Kofi Annan on the Missing Evidence’: “As the role of intelligence on Iraq assumed critical importance over the past several months, we established Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) as a collegial body to monitor the unfolding of events. Our first analytic paper was a same-day commentary on Secretary of State Colin Powell’s performance at the UN Security Council on February 5.
      Respectfully yours, Kathleen McGrath Christison, Santa Fe, NM. – William Christison, Santa Fe, NM. – David MacMichael, Linden, VA. – Raymond McGovern, Arlington, VA. Steering Group Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. The VIPS can be reached at: [email protected]
    • Ray McGovern, who as chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Estimate during the Reagan and first Bush administration until 1990 provided these presidents with their daily intelligence briefs and post-9/11 became a favorite of Alex Jones and 9/11 Truth in general, has been a major contributor to Counterpunch from 2003 (April 23, 2003, ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’; June 27, 2003, ‘Cheney, Forgery and the CIA’) all the way to 2016 (May 19, 2009, ‘How Colin Powell Got Duped by the CIA’; January 27, 2016, ‘Iraq, Rumsfeld and Other Thugs’, etc.) and beyond.
    • Former CIA analyst David MacMichael, a conspiracy disinformer who has been associated with the Christic Institute and Michael Ruppert’s CIA drug trafficking stories, has been an important contributor to Counterpunch since 2003 (March 15, 2003, ‘Cooking Intelligence for War’) until at least 2015 (July 23, 2015, ‘Obama Should Release MH-17 Intel’)
    • July 23, 2015, VIPS for Counterpunch, ‘Obama Should Release MH-17 Intel’: “For the Steering Group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity: [NSA whistlerblowers] – William Binney, – Thomas Drake, – Edward Loomis [and] – Kirk Wiebe [and other steering group members] – [Pentagon no-planer] Karen Kwiatkowski, – David MacMichael, – Ray McGovern…”
    • Bill Christison, a Pentagon-no-plane and hijackers-still-alive disinformer, has been a major contributor to Counterpunch from 2002 until his death in early 2010, along with his wife Kathleen. Together they wrote numerous anti-U.S. imperialism, anti-Bush, anti-neocon and anti-Israel articles.
  • Counterpunch stories have frequently featured in the lists of Project Censored, which is partly financed by the Stern Family Fund and Tides Foundation.
  • Financing:
    • The non-profit behind Counterpunch is called the Institute for the Advancement of Journalistic Clarity. While seemingly almost as independent as Rolling Stone magazine, in 2011 Counterpunch received a $2,000 grant from the Lannan Foundation. It appears Counterpunch received no or very little foundation money besides this, although it appears if the magazine needs it, it appears can be counted upon.
    • In addition, its primary editor, the anti-conspiracy theory Alexander Cockburn, has extensive experience at foundation-financed magazines as Harper’s and The Nation.
    • As it turns out, Cockburn’s niece, Laura Flanders (July 31, 2012, Counterpunch, ‘An Interview with Laura Flanders on Alexander Cockburn’: “Laura Flanders … obviously was very close to Alex [Cockburn]. [She was] his niece…”), was founding director of the women’s desk of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), which has received millions in funding from elite NGOs as Ford, MacArthur and Rockefeller. She also produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR’s syndicated radio program, for a decade and also wrote for similar “liberal CIA”-financed magazine as The Nation, Yes! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive and Ms. Magazine.
  • Alexander Cockburn biography:
    • He and his brothers Andrew and Patrick (also prominent writers) are descended from Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-18530, who ordered the burning of Washington in 1814, and come from aristocratic Irish/British circles.
    • Graduated from Oxford University in literature and language in 1963. Managing editor of the New Left Review 1966-1967, assistant editor Times Literary Supplement, and then at The New Statesman since 1967.
    • Life-long leftist who openly identified himself as a Marxist, socialist and anarchist.
    • Defended British socialist protesting the Vietnam War in a 1968 letter to The Times.
    • Married to Emma Tennant 1968-1973, with whom he had a daughter in 1969.
    • Moved to the United States in 1972. Became close friends with Noam Chomsky.
    • Wrote for The New York Review of Books, Esquire, Harper’s.
    • Writer for The Village Voice 1973-1983, but eventually fired for criticism of Israel.
    • Wrote the “Beat the Devil” column for establishment-financed The Nation since 1984.
    • Wrote articles for the New York Press, Los Angeles Times, New Statesman, The Wall Street Journal, The Week and other mainstream media outlets.
    • February 8, 1990, Alexander Cockburn in the Wall Street Journal, ‘The McMartin Case: Indict the Children, Jail the Parents’. In this article, Cockburn attacked the McMartin Preschool Satani/ritual sexual abuse case, which to a degree may not have been incorrect approach, but maybe he should have dug deeper and looked for evidence of a CIA psyop that involved Ted Gunderson, his girlfriend Jackie McGauley, some of the original parents, and therapist Martha Cockriel.
    • Actress Olivia Wilde was his niece, a daughter of his brother Andrew Cockburn.
    • Outspoken critic of the Iran-Contra affair, Gulf War I, the Kosovo War, the Afghanistan invasion and the 2003 Iraq invasion.
    • September 12, 2001, Alexander Cockburn: “The targets abroad will be all the usual suspects: rogue states (most of which, like the Taliban or Saddam Hussein, started off as creatures of US intelligence). The target at home will be the Bill of Rights.” Protested the Patriot Act.
    • Very outspoken critic of Israel. Attacked by neocon Jeffrey Epstein friend Alan Dershowitz of running an “anti-semitic” website, along with CAMERA and the ADL.
    • Grew very critical of his old and very close friend Christopher Hitchens, who he basically mentored in the 1980s. Hitchens turned hardcore neocon in the 1990s.
    • Critic of the liberal establishment, including the New York Times, Barack Obama and even some of his colleagues at The Nation.
    • His 1998 book Whiteout might well be the best book around summarizing U.S. Cold War build up of, and cooperation with, opium lords, cocaine cartels and drug dealing death squads and dictators. The book not just attacks the CIA, but also makes it clear that these type of coups and operations were sanctioned at a higher level, by the national security advisor, president and often also the secretary of state.
    • His 1998 book Whiteout makes it all the more peculiar that Cockburn has been such an aggressive and irrational critic of JFK and 9/11 conspiracies:
      • 1996, Alexander Cockburn, ‘The Golden Age Is in Us: Journeys and Encounters’, p. 353: “In JFK Oliver Stone hadn’t the slightest idea how to portray him, which pointed up the weakness of his artistic insight and the preposterous premises on which it was based. I see Oswald as one of those guys in the left-wing meeting who is by the door selling The Militant or pamphlet of choice as you go in. Then, in question time, he’s up on his feet, asking WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? The people up on the platform. … Perhaps one day Oswald will be recognized as a leftist who came to the conclusion that the only way to relieve the pressure on Cuba and obstruct the attempts to murder Castro was by killing President Kennedy. In this calculation he was correct. A year and a half later after the killing in Dallas, Lyndon Johnson suspended the CIA’s assassination bids. Oswald’s ambush was one of the few effective assassinations in the history of such enterprises. Today this radical exponent of the propaganda of the deed is traduced by assassination buffs as a creature of the right, the pawn of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and of other right-wing forces supposedly trying to bring Kennedy down.”
      • September 10, 2006, Alexander Cockburn on ZNet and Counterpunch, ‘The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts’: “You trip over one fundamental idiocy of the 9/11 conspiracy nuts — — the ones who say Bush and Cheney masterminded the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — in the first paragraph of the opening page of the book by one of their high priests, David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor. … It’s awful. My in-box overflows each day with fresh “proofs” of how the WTC buildings were actually demolished… It’s the same pattern with the 9/11 nuts, who proffer what they demurely call “disturbing questions”, though they disdain all answers but their own … Anyone who ever looked at the JFK assassination will know that there are endless anomalies and loose ends. Eyewitness testimony… is conflicting, forensic evidence possibly misconstrued, mishandled or just missing. But in my view, the Warren Commission, as confirmed in almost all essentials by the House Committee on Assassinations in the late 1970s, had it right and Oswald fired the fatal shots from the Schoolbook Depository [untrue, the HSCA concluded there had been a second shooter]. The evidentiary chain for his guilt is persuasive, and the cumulative scenarios of the conspiracy nuts entirely unconvincing. But of course—as the years roll by, and even though no death bed confession has ever buttressed those vast, CIA-related scenarios—the nuts keep on toiling away, their obsessions as unflagging as ever.”
      • September 11, 2006, Joshua Frank for Counterpunch, ‘Proving Nothing: How the 9/11 Truth Movement Helps Bush & Cheney’.
      • September 15, 2006, Diana Johnstone for Counterpunch, ‘In Defense of Conspiracy: 9/11: In Theory and Fact’: “Now, let us suppose that Bushite plotters designed the attacks so that Bush could use them to claim that “they want to destroy us because of our freedom”. The choice of targets should support that claim. Suppose one of the planes had crashed into the Statue of Liberty; that would really carry the message that “they want to destroy our freedom”. For ordinary Americans, it would be just as shocking as the World Trade Center, while costing a lot less to American capitalism (an old gift from France would hardly be missed). For good measure, to show that the terrorists want to kill as many people as possible, they could have crashed into a couple of packed football stadiums.”
      • November 28, 2006, Alexander Cockburn for his Counterpunch, ‘The 9/11 Conspiracists and the Decline of the American Left’: “The Left is in terrible shape. What’s the leading obsession of the Left right now? This whole, I think, mad idea that Bush and Cheney organised the attack on the World Trade Towers. I think it’s absolutely insane. I think [Bush and Cheney] are capable of monstrous evil, I just think the theories they have – of no plane hitting the Pentagon – is nutty. It’s like flying saucers.” He noted that his friend Chuck Spinney had a friend on the plane who was later identified by his dental records because his teeth were found insie the Pentagon.
      • December 16, 2006, 911Truth.org, ‘Into the Ring with Counterpunch on 9/11: How Alexander Cockburn, Otherwise So Bright, Blanks Out on 9/11 Evidence’: “Counterpunch co-editor Alexander Cockburn set the tone of these pieces with an article describing theologian and ethicist David Ray Griffin, the author of The New Pearl Harbor (2004) and of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), as a “high priest” of the “conspiracy nuts””whom Cockburn denounces as cultists who “disdain all answers but their own,” who “seize on coincidences and force them into sequences they deem to be logical and significant,” and who “pounce on imagined clues in documents and photos, [“.] contemptuously brush[ing] aside” evidence that contradicts their own “whimsical” treatment of “eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence.” It’s a characteristically forceful performance, if at times slipshod. One small sign of carelessness may be the manner in which Cockburn slides from calling 9/11 skeptics a “coven” to comparing them, a few sentences later, to “mad Inquisitors” torturing the data (as the old joke goes about economists) until the data confess.” Readers brought up to think that the victims and perpetrators of witch-crazes have not customarily been the same people may find this unintentionally amusing.”
    • Does think FDR had a sense that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor, but not that it would be as devastating as it would become
    • Critical of the human-induced global warming theory in which he basically takes the conservative approach. For the rest was a major environmentalist.
    • Strong supporter of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004.
    • Supporter of Occupy Wall Street and gave a speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. at an Occupy rally in Eureka, California.
    • Has two brothers: Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn.
      • Andrew Cockburn: Oxford-educated; also came to the U.S.; exposed the serious deficiencies of the Soviet Army in 1982 for PBS; with his wife Leslie Cockburn he wrote the 1991 book Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship.; co-producer of 1997 film The Peacemaker with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman; in 2007 he wrote Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy; wrote a book in 2015 criticizing the drone assassinations.
      • Patrick Cockburn: long-time Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and The Independent and even before the 2003 Iraq invasion, which all Cockburns criticize, and expert and author on Iraq, together with Andrew; produced more books on Iraq and ISIS; contributor to Counterpunch.
      • Alexander, Andrew and Patrick have all been contributors to The Nation.

  • Daily Kos is a “grassroots” liberal political blog – partly financed by the Tides Foundation – founded on May 26, 2002 by Markos “Kos” Moulitsas around the period that this person was going through a CIA covert operations recruitment program from the summer of 2002 until mid 2003. Instead of joining the CIA covert ops department, Moulitsas went to work for the Howard Dean presidential campaign in mid 2003 while his site gathered the attention of Washington liberal political elites, including congressmen, senators and presidents. Subsequently, in 2006, Moulatsas organized the annual YearlyKos / Netroots Nation conferences, bringing together this same network of liberal politicians.
    • Markos Moulitsas biography: Born in 1971. Salvadoran-Greek parents. Greatest inspiration is Salvadoran martyr and archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a U.S. government and American Security Council-linked death squad. MLRS Fire Direction Specialist in the U.S. Army in Germany 1989-1992. BA in political science, journalism and philosophy, Northern Illinois University, 1996, and the university paper’s editor-in-chief 1995-1996. Boston University law school 1996-1999. Went into web development, right before the Dot.com bust.
      In a CIA covert operations recruitment program Summer 2002 (he has also claimed 2001) – mid 2003. By early 2002 a contributor to the MyDD.com political blog of Jerome Armstrong, a “liberal CIA” 1980s environmental activist for Eart First! and Greenpeace with a graduate degree in conflict resolutions who subsequently joined the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. Founded Daily Kos on May 26, 2002. Founder Armstrong Zuniga and went to work for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in June 2003. Founded the YearlyKos / Netroots Nation conferences in 2006. Founder of BlogPAC in 2004, again with Jerome Armstrong. Founding fellow New Politics Institute in 2005.
      Co-founder Vox Media on August 1, 2002 with Jerome Armstrong and Tyler Bleszinsky (at this point, Moulitsas was applying to be a CIA covert operations officer). Co-founder in 2005 of SB Nation, the soon-to-be prominent sports site, together with Tyler Bleszinski (also co-founder Vox Media in August 2002; media relations manager Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide 2000-2004) and Jim Bankoff (BA international studies; MBA Wharton; vice president AOL; founder TMZ; CEO Vox Media since 2009, the parent company of SB Nation and sites as MMAFighting.com (previously owned by AOL) and fellow-MMA site BloodyElbow.com).
      Anno 2019 one of the Democrat columnists of TheHill, a “balanced” Washington, D.C. new site founded in 1994 by Jerry Finkelstein (1916-2012), whose son, Andrew Stein / Andrew Finkelstein (b. 1945), was married to Lynn Forester de Rothschild from 1983 to 1993 and has two kids with her.
    • June 9, 2003, Daily Kos post of Markos Moulitsas, ‘Full Disclosure’: “I’ve been on the road a lot the past few months [mainly] for my new political consulting firm (alongside my partner). I spent this weekend in Burlington, VT, where we officially accepted work on behalf of presidential candidate Howard Dean.”
    • October 5, 2007, RadarOnline.com, ‘Kos Celeb’: “I applied. I also applied at the State Department, but only the CIA showed interest. … The interviewing process took a year, between security checks and all sorts of psych evaluations and drug tests.
      I wasn’t [well known] then. This was late 2002 and nobody knew I existed. I started blogging in early 2002, and it was around that summer, probably, that I applied. I don’t think they knew about Daily Kos until I disclosed it. Part of my extracurricular activities and whatnot. …
      They actually asked, point-blank, “Are you willing to give up this political stuff to work for us?” And, after I thought about it long enough, I wasn’t. It would have been a weird life.”
    • June 2, 2006, Markos Moulitsas interview with Gregory Dalton at the Commonwealth Club of California (transcribed from YouTube posted interview): “I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean, it was a very vocal minority. I think most people didn’t really think about it that much, right? It wasn’t really on their radar screens in the way that now it is because now we’re in this huge war and it was the CIA that was warning the Administration against invading because there were no weapons of mass destruction.
      Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about, but in 2001 I was underemployed, unemployed, underemployed [and] so I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean, it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services, and it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was going to kind of join the [Howard] Dean campaign, that whole process, or I was going to become a spy. [laughter from audience] And it was going to be a tough decision at first, but then the CIA insisted that if I join that they’d want me to do the first duty assignment in Washington, DC and I hate Washington, DC. That was six years in Washington, DC before they’d post me overseas, I was like, yeah! That made the decision a lot easier.
      But what was really amazing about that experience is that every single person I talked to in the CIA, and I must have talked to dozens of people, you know, psychologists and, you know, people in the leadership, and you go through this whole, like, six month process, really in depth. Every single one of them was liberal. Every single one of them, and, to the point where I was talking to somebody, we were talking about my Web site, because they came by my Web site, and she was agreeing with me on everything and this was before the war, right? And she kept saying, man, they’re going to take us to war and, you know, it’s, the evidence isn’t there and this is crazy, and I was like, is this just you or what? And she’s like, no, we’re all like this here. We’re all, this is a very liberal institution. And, in a lot of ways, it does attract people who want to make a better, you know, want to make the world a better place. I mean, people who are internationalist, in general. Rarely are people who say I want to go bomb the f–k out of some other country, right? …
      Of course, they’ve got their dirty ops and this and that, right? But, as an institution itself, the CIA is actually really interested in a stable world. That’s what they’re interested in. And stable worlds aren’t created by destabilizing regimes and by starting wars. They’re done so by other methods. You know, assassinating labor leaders, and, no, I’m kidding. But that was really surprising to me. So coming from the, and of course, I think a lot of conservatives would kind of take that as evidence that the CIA was out to undermine Bush or something because they are a bunch of liberals, and they are, they were a bunch of liberals. But ultimately that was an eye-opening experience for me, and at least ultimately I don’t think it’s a very partisan thing to want a calm, stable world, and even if you’re protecting American interests, I mean, you know, that can get ugly at times, but generally speaking, I think, as an organization, their heart’s in the right place and, if liberals before had a [inaudible], you know, this is before my time. I’ve never had a problem with the CIA, and, which is why I’d have no problem working for them.
      But I don’t know. I mean, also keep in mind I came to this country in 1980, so I don’t, you know, a lot of this more historical hostility towards the CIA by the left is before my time, so I may be missing nuances or something that, but, from a modern perspective, you know, obviously things are a little different.”
  • netrootsnation.org/sponsors (accessed: August 23, 2011): “Among luminaries posting diaries on [Daily Kos] are President Jimmy Carter, Senator Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and dozens of other senators, congressmen, and governors.”
  • In 2016 Daily Kos was added to this “liberal CIA” oversight due to a grant of the Tides Foundation and its fiscal sponsorship by the Tides and Rockefeller Philantrophy Advisors-tied Netroots Foundation. It wasn’t until March 2017 that ISGP noticed that Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas’ CIA ties or his Netroots Nation conferences
  • Financing details of Daily Kos and Netroots Nation:
    • 2013 grants list, Tides Foundation: “Daily Kos Foundation. $25,000.00. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. www.dailykos.com.”
    • netrootsfoundation.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/ (accessed: December 24, 2015): “Netroots Foundation provides fiscal sponsorship services to new organizations that align with our mission and goals. … Our Current Projects: Daily Kos Foundation. Everyone Hacks…”
      • netrootsfoundation.org/new-media-mentors/nmm-staff/ (accessed: December 24, 2015): “Mentoring Staff & Advisers. Mentoring Staff: Liza Pike [wife of Tides Foundation founder and president Drummond Pike] … Prior to joining Resource Media, Liza was a press officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council… …
        Melissa Foley (@melfoley) is the new media program director for Netroots Foundation [and used to work] as a senior member of the online communications team at Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection and as director of marketing and operations for a web-based social enterprise. …
        Advisers: … Jane Levikow, Director of Sponsored Projects and Funds, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers…”
    • netrootsnation.org/sponsors (accessed: August 23, 2011): “AFL-CIO … Daily Kos … Headwaters Foundation … Democracy for America … MoveOn.org … Alliance for Justice … ACLU … The American Prospect … Carbonfund.org … Change.org … Common Cause … Democratic National Committee … Equal Justice Society … Friends of the Earth … The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) … Grassroots Solutions … NRDC … Planned Parenthood … Progressives United … Sierra Club …” In later years, NORML also became a sponsor.

  • Left-wing website and radio show that pretends to be anti-establishment, but is financed by foundations as Ford, Park and Tides.
  • Democracy Now! was founded in February 1996 by Pacifica Foundation Radio, which has equally received major financing of foundations as Ford since the late 1940s to guarantee its continued existence. Democracy Now!’s founder and host, Amy Goodman, actually used to work at Pacifica.
    • leftgatekeepers.com/articles/ TheLegendOfAmyGoodman ByPaulDerienzo.htm (accessed: November 2, 2003): “The name that would not be spoken at the last meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board in New York City was arguably the central figure of the five station Pacifica Foundation network and the host of Democracy Now! (DN) its most expensive, if not most popular program. Amy Goodman has been receiving an officially stated stipend from Pacifica of $440,000 a year, but according to Pacifica’s Treasurer Jabari Zakiya Goodman is in fact receiving $1 million dollars a year for a minimum period of 5 years according to the fine print of her generous contract with Pacifica. Although the overall terms of Goodman’s contract remain a secret, the actual document has not been released; we only have an unofficial summary of its terms, its generally believed that Goodman has been given ownership of her program, despite the fact that DN had been started through the donated nickels and dimes of the Foundation’s thousands of mostly working class and poor contributors.”
  • Spread 9/11 Truth disinformation:
    • September 11, 2006, host Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!: “Today, a 9/11 national broadcast exclusive, the first televised debate [between] the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics.”
    • Very realistic debate:
      • Popular Mechanics representative: “It’s a form of argumentation that is also used by creationists [and] holocaust denial works with very similar logic.” And also: “People died. We’re talking about real human beings here. You know, this wasn’t a movie.”
      • Jason Bermas gets highly frustrated at times. Also replies with: “We are talking about real human beings and we need to respect them with the truth, sir.”
    • The debate was between Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas of Loose Change and James “Jim” Meigs and David Dunbar ofPopular Mechanics. Bogus topics discussed:
      • Flight 93 crash or shoot down.
      • Cell phone calls not possible.
      • Flight 77 did or didn’t hit the Pentagon (it obviously did).
      • War games diverting resources (it didn’t or shouldn’t have).
      • WTC discussion: starts out with basement/lobby bomb theories. Kevin Ryan discussed: UL indeed does not certify steel. Knock down with two lines quote. Knocked off 15 foot panels of marble (lobby nonsense again). Asked about scam artist Willy Rodriguez. Popular Mechanics: says jet fuel poured down elever shafts, “setting of secondary explosions.” Also untrue: elevators slamming down caused the “explosions”.
      • WTC 7 (NIST report not yet released, so little hard-hitting info available). Bermas brings up the Barry Jennings disinformation Popular Mechanics wrongly states: “those fires burned unfought for 7 hours unchecked, fed by diesel tank generators.”
  • Financing:
    • Free Speech TV is the parent TV company for outlets as Indymedia and Democracy Now!. Free Speech TV has received grants from foundations as Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, MacArthur and more.
    • Ford Foundation:
      • Ford Foundation Annual Report 1998: “Pacifica Foundation (North Hollywood, Calif.) $75,000 For a marketing promotion and program development activities for Democracy Now!”
      • Ford Foundation Annual Report 2002: “Deep Dish TV, Inc. (New York, NY) $75,000 For the television news series “Democracy Now” to continue incorporating the aftermath of the September 11th attacks into future broadcasts.”
      • Ford Foundation Annual Report 2004: “Democracy Now Productions, Inc. (New York, NY) $150,000 To produce, broadcast and distribute a series of radio, television and Internet reports on the media reform movement in the United States.”
    • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (Park Foundation media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016):
      – 2015: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY General operating support $25,000…
      – 2014: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY General operating support $25,000…
      – 2013: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY Democracy Now!’s live on-the-ground coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland $30,000… Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY Democracy Now! Productions $25,000…
      – 2012: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY To expand the live, on-the-ground news coverage during the 2012 Election Cycle and 100-city Community Media Tour $5,000… Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY Democracy Now! Daily Global News Program $25,000…
      – 2011: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY General operating support $25,000…
      – 2010: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc. New York, NY General operating support $25,000…
      – 2009: … Democracy Now! Productions, Inc New York, NY General operating support $25,000…
    • 2003 annual report, Threshold Foundation: “Democracy Now! … $20,000…”
    • 2004-2014 grants list, Tides Foundation:
      [2004:] Democracy Now! $15,250.00.
      [2005:] Democracy Now! $15,000.00.
      [2006:] Democracy Now! $54,809.00.
      [2007:] Democracy Now! $17,500.00.
      [2008:] Democracy Now! $74,716.00.
      [2009:] Democracy Now! $20,000.00.
      [2010:] Democracy Now! $43,871.00.
      [2011:] Democracy Now! 69680.
      [2012:] Democracy Now! 49084.
      [2013:] Democracy Now! $50,000.00 … $5,000.00 … $250,000.00.
      [2013:] Democracy Now! $5,000.00 … $1,000.00 … $500.00 … $24,841.00 … $19,196.00… “

      TOTAL 2004-2014 funding from Tides to Democracy Now! is $715,447.
    • Schumann Center of Soros-ally, CFR member and Bilderberg steering committee member Bill Moyers:
      • 2004, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Democracy Now… A grant of $25,000 to fund Special 2004 election coverage.”
      • 2009, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Democracy Now… $300,000.”
      • 2012, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Democracy Now … $750,000.”
      • 2013, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “Democracy Now … $750,000.”
    • democracynow.org/events/2015/9/ amy_goodman_moderates_ out_of_harms_way_alternatives _to_public_injection_in _ new_york_1248 (accessed: March 11, 2016): “September 30, 2015 | Wednesday | 6:00 pm … Amy Goodman will moderate a panel entitled, Out of Harm’s Way: Alternatives to Public Injection in New York. The event is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program, in partnership with Unitarian Church of All Souls. …”
    • 2007, Bob Feldman in peer-reviewed journal Critical Sociology, ‘Report from the Field: Left Media and Left Think Tanks — Foundation-Managed Protest?’, p. 440 (PDF): “Table 8. Foundation Grants to Other Left Think Tanks/Media Groups, 1996 to 2004. … Institute for Media Analysis/ Democracy Now! Total $535,000. $40,000 from Glaser Progress Foundation “to support the daily national television news program” (2001). $85,000 from J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation (2001). $60,000 from Glaser Progress Foundation “for support of Amy Goodman’s Democacy Now! ” (2002). $100,000 from Lannan Foundation (2003). $100,000 from Glaser Progress Foundation “for support of the newscast Democracy Now! ” (2003). $150,000 from Ford Foundation (2004).”
    • July 9, 2011, Bob Feldman article on Wrong Kind of Green, ‘FLASHBACK: Democracy Now! Show Funder Censors Anti-War Journalist John Pilger’: “According to the Lannan Foundation’s Form 990 financial filing for 2008, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! Productions was given three grants, totaling $375,000, by the Lannan Foundation.”

  • April 1, 2015, disinfo.com, ‘Disinformation Has Been Officially Bought By BuzzFeed’: “… And, Happy April Fools’ Day.” So, this article actually constitutes an April Fools’ joke, but in protest of April Fools’ jokes I have no intention of removing Disinfo.com from the list here. Well, there are more reasons why I prefer disinfo.com to be listed here for the time being:
    • Disinfo.com posts quite a few links to the Sierra Club, AlterNet, Graham Hancock disinformation, etc.
    • Since December 2016 Disinfo.com has a working relationship with the questionable and extremely disinformative AboveTopSecret.com forum, once the home of unbelievably extreme Coast to Coast AM disinformer John Lear.
      • December 16, 2015, abovetopsecret.com/forum/ thread1097214/pg1, ‘Welcome Disinfo.com to the AboveTopSecret.com universe!’: “We’ve entered a new partnership with a website many of you already know and love, Disinfo.com. Having both been “birthed” on the Internet in the mid-1990’s, both of our sites have long represented the more sober approach to alternative news and views. So as the misinformation, disinformation, and missing information from mainstream media is reaching historic levels, especially with the electioneering in full swing in the US, it makes sense to join forces. Over the next few weeks, we may begin to see key content authors from Disinfo.com slide over here into this forum to exchange content ideas with ATS members. And likewise, we’d like to see some of our more experienced ATS members slide over to Disinfo.com and start adding your voice to the battle against disinformation. And as many of you probably have already guessed, our efforts mentioned in these two threads (Help Wanted: Full Stack Developers, Mobile Developers, UI/UX Designers, and other tech people…, help Wanted: Writers, Journalists, Illustrators, Videographers, and other content creators…) have something to do with the longer term strategies we and Disinfo.com have been cooking up.”
      • December 26, 2015, Skeptic Overlord (William Irvine) for Disinfo.com, ‘A Sneak Peak at The New Disinfo.com’: “As some of you may be aware, The Disinformation Company and AboveTopSecret.com have entered into a collaboration.”
      • The Above Top Secret forum (ATS) has been ran over the years by Skeptic Overlord (William Irvine) and Springer (Mark Allin), who have been operating the forum under the Comanche, Oklahoma-registered The Above Network, LLC, respectively as CEO and COO. Valhall, Spinger’s wife, has been an Oklahoma-based Halliburton employee, with rumors flying around that ATS is connected to some kind of military domain (nic.mil). Don’t know if the latter is true.
        • linkedin.com/melissa-allin-p-e-5a420288 (accessed: April 29, 2016): “Melissa Allin, P.E. Site EHS Leader, GE OGTC [since November 2015]. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Oil and Energy. … Technical Team Leader II/HSE, Coordinator, Halliburton: 2000-2012 (12 years)… Columbia Southern University (B.S.), Environmental Management, 4.0, 2008-2012. – University of Oklahoma, Bacheler of Science (B.S.), Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, 3.92, 1987-1991. … [a number of oil drilling-related patents]…”
      • ATS has been extremely prominent in the UFO business since its beginning in 1997 and contains little but utter and complete BS – which is subsequently debunked by a group of rent-a-skeptics. The usual internet trolls (most likely of the national security kind) have been attacking ATS for banning anti-Semitism, disinformation regarding the Sandy Hook massacre (a favorite of no-plane extremist James Fetzer) and eventually doing away with another no-plane extremist (on top of everything else), John Lear, as well with Bill Ryan of Project Avalon and Project Camelot (two important conspiracy disinfomation projects). It’s usually the more extreme national security websites that draw this kind of endless criticism in order to generate false debates and keep every sane person miles away.
    • I can’t imagine Disinfo putting out a news report that they have been bought by Buzzfeed, without some existing private relationship and/or approval from Buzzfeed (I’d definitely be complaining as Buzzfeed CEO). Also, Buzzfeed is an offshoot of the Huffington Post of one-time George Soros agent Arianna Huffington.
      • buzzfeed.com/about/team (accessed: November 25, 2015): “Jonah Peretti: Founder & CEO… After co-founding the Huffington Post in 2005, Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006… Ken Lerer, Executive Chairman… He was the Chairman and Co-founder of The Huffington Post…”
      • Co-founder with Jonah Peretti and Arianna of the Huffington Post in 2006 was Kenneth Lerer. Biography: executive vice president AOL Time Warner (acquired Huffington Post in 2011 for $315 million). Chair and CEO of Buzzfeed. Founding managing director Lerer Hippeau Ventures Jan. 2010-. Founder StoptheNRA.com in 2013.
    • It might be a reach, but Marcie Gainer, the executive editor of Disinfo.com who put out the April Fools’ joke is not just anyone. In 2013 she graduated from New York University, the same rather prestigious university as Alexander Soros, albeit in 2009. However, Alexander Soros, for example, has been mingling with CNN dissenter Amber Lyon who in March 2014 founded the “grass roots” news site on psychedelics Reset.me.
    • Bloomberg.com biography of Gary Baddeley (accessed: August 16, 2016): “Mr. Gary Baddeley has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Disinformation Company Ltd. since 1997. … From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Baddeley was an attorney at Phillips Nizer LLP in New York City, specializing in representation of clients in the music and television industries… Mr. Baddeley holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a B.Sc. from Kingston University.”
    • Turns out, the Disinformation Company was founded in 1996 and since that time controlled by relatively big interests. The website/company was founded by Tele-Communications Inc. (now Comcast), with the original team soon continuing it as a separate entity. It was later acquired by Razorfish. After being held privately for some time, in 2012 Disinfo.com was bought by Red Wheel Weiser Conari, the second largest publisher of occult books after Llewellyn.
    • I keep seeing little hints of “liberal CIA” at Disinfo over the years:
      • Abby Martin of the elite-backed Project Censored has been a frequent contributor to disinfo.com (http://disinfo.com/author/abbymartin/).
      • The Disinformation Company has published Jim Marrs’ 2006 book The Terror Conspiracy that promotes Pentagon no-plane theories and other disinformation. It also published Marrs’ 2008 Above Top Secret and 2009 The Sisterhood of the Rose.
      • The Disinformation Company published the books Supernatural of Graham Hancock in 2007 and Robert Bauval’s The Egypt Code (2008). Both authors have spread massive amounts of disinformation on Ancient Egypt.
      • The Disinformation Company has served as a distributor of documentary films of Greg Palast and Alex Jones (Terrorstorm, Endgame) and films as The ACLU Freedom Files (2006) and MoveOn: The Movie (2009). The ACLU and MoveOn have been backed by liberal elites as George Soros. The Disinformation Company spread quite a bit of 9/11 Truth material over the years.
      • Disinformation Company editor-at-large Russ Kick also ran the websites The Memory Hole I (2002-2009) and The Memory Hole II (2016). One of the most noticeable actions of The Memory Hole I was the publication of several hundred photos depicting the coffins of U.S. soldiers fallen in Iraq. The photos were acquired through a FOIA request.

  • Parent TV company for outlets as Indymedia and Democracy Now!
  • History:
    • freespeech.org/about-us/history/: “Free Speech TV was launched in 1995… Free Speech TV evolved from the popular The 90’s cable and PBS show and The 90’s Channel… Following the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001, Free Speech TV helped launch the television premier of Democracy Now!, which remains one of the network’s most popular shows.
      Free Speech TV also launched GRITtv… During the Arab Spring, the network pre-empted much of its regular non-news programming to carry Al Jazeera English’s exemplary on-the-ground journalism from Tahrir Square and other hotspots. …
      In 2011 and 2012, Free Speech TV coverage [included] the Occupy Wall Street movement.”
  • Elite tries/financing:
    • January 26, 2005, Free Speech TV brochure-in-development-final (PDF on bklocke.weebly.com of Dr. Brian Klocke), p. 1: “Free Speech TV is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since its inception in 1995, FSTV has been supported by member contributions and by grants and gifts from the Alphawood Foundation, Bioneers Fund, Donner Foundation, Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation, Denver Area Educational Telecommunications Consortium, Ford Foundation, Funding Exchange, Gill Foundation, Glaser Progress Foundation, Instructional Telecommunications Foundation, Just Media Foundation, Kieschnick Family Foundation, Kurz Family Foundation, Lannan Foundation, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, Needmor Fund, Open Society Institute, Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2, Park Foundation, Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust, Portland Regional Educational Telecommunications Corporation, Rockefeller Foundation, Schreier Family Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, The Waterman Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, Willard L. Eccles Foundation, and the Working Assets Grantmaking Fund.”
    • freespeech.org/financial-report (accessed: July 27, 2010): “Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. … Foundations providing general operating and project grants include: Alphawood Foundation, Lannan Foundation, LEF Foundation, Otto Haas Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, and The Tides Foundation. … Annual Income: $3,386,950.”
    • freespeech.org/about-us/board/ (accessed: November 19, 2018): “Mark Winston Griffith, Board Chair… Mark has served as a fellow with the Open Society Institute, the Revson Fellowship at Columbia University, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership program.”
  • freespeech.org/fsitv/fscm2/genx.php?name=our_partners (accessed: November 19, 2018): “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting … International A.N.S.W.E.R.”

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID)

  • Arianna Huffington has a had a close relationship with George Soros since at least 2000 when she organized the first Shadow Conference for him, where she admitted to the world: “I have become radicalized.” Soros put up 1/3 of the funds. The conferences were focused on the need for more than a two party system, the corrupting influence of money on politics, wealth inequality, and drug war/policy reform. Ethan Nadelmann, a key Soros representative since the early 1990s, made the usual proposals for drug policy reform at the first Shadow Conference. (shadowconvention.com) Nadelmann later became one of the contributors to Huffington Post and Arianna has made tweets in his favor. On June 8, 2013, for example, she tweeted: “Ethan Nadelmann: The real Drug Czar. @7im @rollingstone rol.st/120Q2I6.”
    • October 6, 2004, David Horowitz and Richard Poe for Front Page Magazine (ultraconservative), ‘The Shadow Party: Part I’: “In 2000, Soros stepped up his attack on the status quo – dramatically raising his profile in U.S. electoral politics in the process – by sponsoring the so-called “Shadow Conventions.” Organized by author, columnist, social climber and political gadfly, Arianna Huffington, the Shadow Conventions were counter-cultural events that gave a spotlight to critics of the electoral mainstream, most from the far left. … Huffington declared that US politics needed a third force to break the deadlock.”
    • On June 8, 2013, for example, Arianna Huffington tweeted: “Ethan Nadelmann: The real Drug Czar. @7im @rollingstone rol.st/120Q2I6.” Nadelmann has been George Soros’ point-man on psychedelics since the early 1990s.
  • A major investor in Huffington Post since 2006 was Softbank Corporation, a director of which, Mark Schwartz, served as president and CEO of Soros Fund Management, LLC from 2001 to 2005. Before that, from 1999 to 2001, Schwartz was chair of Goldman Sachs Asia, an elite bank where he served in various positions since 1979.
  • The non-profit Huffinton Post Investigate Fund was founded in 2010, with much of the funding coming from Atlantic Philanthropies, at the time headed by LaMarche, formerly a vice president of Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
    • April 2, 2009, The Spectator, ‘Soros Buddy Funds HuffPo “Investigative Journalism” Fund’: “Arianna Huffington announced that her left-wing gossip website, the Huffington Post, is launching the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. … The program’s startup budget will be $1.75 million. The money will be provided by the Huffington Post and the Atlantic Philanthropies. The Bermuda-based Atlantic Philanthropies is headed by Gara LaMarche, who used to be a vice president of liberal uber-philanthropist George Soros’s Open Society Institute. LaMarche is a member of Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a billionaires’ club…”
    • December 22, 2009, Politico, ‘Knight gives $200K to HuffPo Investigative Fund’.
    • October 19, 2010, Business Insider, ‘Huffington Post And Center For Public Integrity Create “One Of The Largest Investigative Newsrooms In The Country”‘: “Knight Foundation, a current funder of both the Center and the Investigative Fund, has promised an additional $250,000 to the Center in support of the newly combined news operation. … The Knight Foundation recently committed $1.7 million to the Center specifically to expand its digital media platforms.”
    • publicintegrity.org/about/our-work/supporters (accessed: March 3, 2018): “California Endowment … Carnegie Corporation … Ford Foundation … Kellogg Foundation … MacArthur Foundation. Omidyar Network. Open Society Foundations. … Park Foundation…”
    • March 30, 2009, Pressthink.org, ‘Introducing the new Huffington Post Investigative Fund (And My Own Role in It)’: “The Huffington Post Investigative Fund. It is being funded by The Huffington Post and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and will be headed by Nick Penniman [Washington director of Bill Moyer’s Schumann Center; publisher Washington Monthly magazine 2005-2006; associate editor of the American Prospect]…”
  • In the 1990s Arianna was an advisor to superclass member Newt Gingrich, a relatively liberal Republican congress member 1979-1999 and speaker of the House 1995-1999. In 1968 Gingrich had been southern regional director for presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller, who lost to Nixon (Rockefeller’s friend and right hand in his campaign, Henry Kissinger, still became Nixon national security advisor). Gingrich seems to have benefited from these ties, because he is solid superclass. NGOs Gingrich has been involved in: Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), American Enterprise Institute, Bohemian Grove, Hoover Institution, CFR, GenerationEdge (liberal, founded by Justin Rockefeller, son of Sen. Jay Rockefeller), Alfalfa, Project on National Security Reform, New Atlantic Initiative, Global Forum 2000, Defense Policy Board (2001-2010), US Commission on National Security, United States European Command Senior Advisory Group, National Defense Council Foundation (NDCF), American Foreign Policy Council, National Policy Forum, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Third Committee on the Present Danger, Herzliya Conference. Gingrich is also on the advisory board of the elite 1001 Club-linked Barrick Gold Corporation.
  • In 1986 she married millionaire Michael Huffington, a son of the founder of natural gas exploration company Huffco. The couple had two children. Michael Huffington biography: Graduated from Stanford in economics and engineering in 1970. Summer intern for Congressman George H. W. Bush in 1968. First worked for First National Bank, an old Morgan bank, in 1972. Vice chair of Huffco 1976-1990. Reagan’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for negotiations policy in 1986. Republican congressman from California 1993-1995. Spent $5.4 million on his own campaign. Subsequently failed to get elected to the Senate, a campaign on which he spent $28 million. In 1997 he divorved from Arianna and a year later announced he was bisexual. Co-chairman with actor and director Rob Steiner of Proposition 10, which increased the tax on cigarettes, in 1998. Co-chaired a June 29, 2006 dinner for governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In December 2006, Michael became a blogger for his ex-wife’s Huffington Post.
  • July 17, 2008, New York Times, ‘Roy M. Huffington, Independent Oilman, Is Dead at 90’: “He earned a doctorate in geology at Harvard, then hit oil in 17 of the first 18 wells he drilled. He suspected that there might be natural gas in Indonesia, he once said, because its geology seemed to resemble that of the Gulf Coast. … He gave to hundreds of charities and Republican campaigns, including those of his son, Michael, who won a Congressional seat in California but lost a senatorial bid there. The political commentator and blogger Arianna Huffington is a former wife of Michael’s. In an essay on her Web site, the Huffington Post, she called Roy Huffington an oilman when oil exploration was still a romantic endeavor.” … After seven years of operation, the project produced enough gas to meet the fuel requirements of the equivalent of eight cities of 500,000 people and made Indonesia the world’s largest LNG supplier. The project increased Mr. Huffington’s personal net worth to more than $300 million, by Forbes’s estimate, when he sold his businesses to the Chinese Petroleum Corporation in 1989. In 1990, when his old friend from the oil patch President George H. W. Bush, asked him to be ambassador to Austria, he accepted, and served for three years. He worked to improve business ties with the former Soviet bloc.”
  • On the board of Public Integrity, financed by similar interests and deeply tied to the liberal national media:
    • publicintegrity.org/about/our-work/supporters (accessed: November 24, 2015): “MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL FUNDERS. New and ongoing support of $20,000 and above in 2014: Atlantic Philanthropies of New York … Carnegie Corporation of New York … Craigslist Charitable Foundation … Democracy Fund … Ford Foundation. Foundation for National Progress … William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. … John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Robert R. McCormick Foundation. … Omidyar Network. Open Society Foundations [Soros]. … Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller Family Fund.”
    • publicintegrity.org/about/our-people/advisory-council (accessed: November 24, 2015): PAUL A. VOLCKER is chairman of the newly formed Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama. “ Volcker has been one of David Rockefeller’s closest friends and colleagues.
    • publicintegrity.org/about/our-people/board-of-directors (accessed: November 24, 2015) (note: quite a few young people in their early to mid-30s): PETER BALE, chief executive officer, joins the Center after three years at CNN International, where he ran CNN.com and other digital products outside the United States. The International edition of the CNN site recorded double-digit growth in users … ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists. … JAMES A. KIERNAN is a former partner in and currently of counsel to Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, the New York-based international law firm. … JENNIFER 8. LEE is a journalist and author who spent nine years at The New York Times. There she covered technology, Washington, crime, poverty and culture. Lee has played a lead role in the Knight News Challenge … RICHARD M. LOBO is an entrepreneurial leader in American broadcasting, a veteran of NBC, CBS, PBS… In 1994, President Bill Clinton named Lobo Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in the United States Information Agency. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, the administrative and technical arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Lobo resigned in December 2013 and retired to South Florida. He is a member of the Latino Advisory Council of the Kennedy Center. … OLIVIA MA [quite young; her father is a senior vice president at the Washington Post; her mother general counsel to the American Psychological Association; her father-in-law was a vice president and CEO at Georgetown University, where her mother-in-law also worked], Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, is the senior manager for the News Lab at Google, an effort whose mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. Previously, she was Head of News and Media Partnerships for Google+, where she managed Google+’s partnerships with the media industry, and a founding member of YouTube’s News and Politics team, where she oversaw the site’s news programming and product strategy. … . Prior to joining YouTube and Google, Olivia was the product manager for Plum, a social media-sharing website, and ran Current, a national college news magazine published in partnership with Newsweek. Olivia graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature. As well as holding the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Integrity. … CRAIG NEWMARK … Craig is the founder of craigslist, started in 1995 and now one of the world’s most-visited websites. He continues to work with craigslist as a customer service representative (CSR). In 2011 Craig launched craigconnects to advance the use of technology and social media to benefit philanthropy and public service. … In addition to the Center for Public Integrity, Craig serves on the board of directors of the Poynter Institute Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, Consumers Union/Consumer Reports, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review. He also advises nearly twenty other renowned non-profit organizations. … MARIANNE SZEGEDY-MASZAK is an editor in the Washington Bureau of Mother Jones magazine. … MATT THOMPSON is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com. He was an editorial product manager at National Public Radio, where he worked with NPR member stations on the development of multiple local websites. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute, having completed a four-year term on the organization’s National Advisory Board in 2010. Before coming to NPR, Thompson served as an interim online community manager for the Knight Foundation. Earlier in his career, Thompson was deputy web editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the first online reporter/producer for the Fresno Bee. He holds a degree in English from Harvard.”
    • May 29, 2011, New York Times, ‘Olivia Ma, Sean Kelly’: Olivia Otey Ma, the daughter of Nathalie Preston Gilfoyle and Christopher Ma of Washington, is to be married Sunday at her parents’ house to Sean Uberoi Kelly, the son of Narindar U. Kelly and Michael J. Kelly of Baltimore. Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore is to officiate. Ms. Ma, 28, will keep her name. She is a manager at YouTube in San Bruno, Calif., where she oversees the site’s news programming strategy. She is a member of the board of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Washington, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard. The bride’s father is a senior vice president, handling new business development, at The Washington Post Company. Her mother is the general counsel of the American Psychological Association, also in Washington. Mr. Kelly, 40, is a general manager at Zynga, the developer of Farmville and other games, in San Francisco, where he helps create online games that involve interaction with other players. He graduated from Princeton and received a master’s in interactive telecommunications from New York University. His parents are retired from Georgetown University, where his mother was the administrator of the student primary-care clinic and his father was a vice president and the chief operating officer.”
  • November 1, 2017, Washington Post, ‘About The WorldPost’: “The WorldPost, a partnership of the Berggruen Institute and The Washington Post… Publishing op-eds and features from around the globe, we work from a worldwide perspective looking around rather than a national perspective looking out.
    Editorial board: Nicolas Berggruen, … Walter Isaacson, … Arianna Huffington, [Gianni Agnelli heir] John Elkann, Pierre Omidyar, [Google CEO] Eric Schmidt…”

  • Founded in early 2006, the Media Consortium is a joint effort of several dozen alternative media outlets to promote themselves. Clearly streamlining their activities and making sure they largely promote the same points on immigration, integration, women’s rights, political candidates and any type of conspiracy-related affairs is part of that.
  • themediaconsortium.org/about/ (accessed: March 14, 2017): “In 2005, two-dozen leaders of independent print, radio, television, and online media came together… In early 2006, we coalesced to to become The Media Consortium. … Our mission is to amplify independent media’s voice, increase our collective clout, leverage our current audience and reach new ones. … [Our] strategic principles [are:]
    – Foster Collaboration and Coordination.
    – Build and Diversify Media Leadership.
    – Focus on Audience Development.
    – Bring Money and Attention into the Sector.”
  • Member media outlets:
  • Financing/partnerships:
    • March 2014, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, executive director Judy Clark, ‘The Pocantino Center: Conference Outcomes Assessment’, p. 7: “Some examples of the new organizations or coalitions that were created as the result of Pocantico conferences [of RBF] include: …
      – The Media Consortium, now a flourishing organization that fosters collaboration among its members and undertakes special projects [2005].
      – The Investigative News Network (INN) [now the Institute for Nonprofit News, and also funded by RBF, Open Society, Surdna, Knight, etc.]…”
      • journalismthatmatters.org/pocantico/bios/ (accessed: March 14, 2017): “Jay Harris: … In 2006 Harris helped found The Media Consortium… president of the board of Public Intelligence, Inc., the non-profit publisher of Jim Hightower’s Hightower Lowdown… Between 1991 and 2009, Jay was the publisher of Mother Jones, the investigative news organization, and president/CEO Mother Jones’ non-profit parent. Between 2012 and 2014, Jay served as publisher of The American Prospect… served on the governing board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists… vice chair of the [Soros-partnered] Independent Press Association.”
      • prospect.org/authors/jay-harris (accessed: March 14, 2017): “media consultant and the director of the We the People Campaign, a project, started with Jim Hightower and Katrina vanden Heuvel, to fight the dominance of corporate influence in elections and policy.”
    • Tides Foundation: tides.org/tidings/the-media/ (accessed: March 14, 2017): “Indy [Independent] media that have partnered with Tides: Alternet, [Al Gore’s] Current [TV, which broadcasted The Young Turks and other shows], Democracy Now!, … The Media Consortium, Mother Jones…”
    • Guidestar.org, Foundation for National Progress (financed by foundations as Rockefeller, Open Society, Ford, MacArthur, etc.) (accessed: March 13, 2017): “The Foundation for National Progress is the sponsor for The Media Consortium.”
    • 2007 annual report, Surdna Foundation, p. 54: “Foundation for National Progress … Support for core program expenses for The Media Consortium … $100,000.”
    • opensocietyfoundations.org, grants lists (accessed: March 13, 2017): “Foundation for National Progress … Year: 2010. … Amount: 200,000. … This grant supports the Media Consortium.”
    • 2010 annual report, The Media Consortium, p. 24: “The Media Consortium would like to give special thanks to its 2010 supporters: The Open Society Institute [of George Soros]… Arca Foundation, The Surdna Foundation … Wallace Global Fund.”
    • May 15, 2013, CNS News, ‘Soros Gave $6.1 Million to Groups Linked to Pressure on IRS to Target Conservative Nonprofits’: “The [Media] consortium has also received $675,000 in Soros funds since 2000.”

  • activistfacts.com/foundation/314-SchumannCenterforMediaDemocracy/ (accessed: December 17, 2015): “Florence Ford Schumann, who died in 1991, and her husband John Schumann, started this foundation in 1961. … The current President of the [Schumann Center] Foundation is PBS’s Bill Moyers.”
  • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016): “[2014:] Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. Arlington, VA. General operating support of PBS NewsHour. $200,000. www.weta.org.”
  • Ford Foundation grants to PFAW (Excel sheet downloadable from website listing all grants 2006-2015):
    – 103690: PBS Foundation. 2006. $2,000,000. …

    109788: PBS Foundation. 2008. $1,000,000. “

    Total: $3,000,000. Also $3,990,000 to the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. in this same period.
  • September 20, 2006, PBS.org, ‘PBS Foundation and Skoll Foundation Establish Fund to Produce Unique Programming on Social Entrepreneurship’: “The PBS Foundation and the Skoll Foundation announced today the establishment of the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund with a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the Skoll Foundation.”

  • Salon.com used to be a member of the in early 2006 founded Media Consortium, which has been backed by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
  • David Talbot was the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of the liberal news site Salon.com 1995-2005. Briefly returned in 2011.
    • David Talbot, 1970s-1980s: Freelancer for Rolling Stone. Hired by the Environmental Action Foundation in Washington, D.C. (partly financed by the Rockefeller Family Fund) to write the book Power & Light. Then an editor of the Rockefeller/Soros/Ford-financed Mother Jones magazine.
    • In 2008 he wrote the best-seller Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, a semi-decent book on the JFK assassination, certainly as far as mainstream (or even alternative) books go:
      • 2008, James DiEugenio for ctka.net, ‘Review: David Talbot’s Brothers’ (link). Not an all-revealing book, but certainly one that is skeptical of JFK’s assassination and makes it clear that RFK himself was very suspicious of his brother’s death.
  • During the 2004 election season, the Clinton, Ford Foundation, George Soros and CIA-affiliated Sidney Blumenthal was Washington D.C. bureau chief for Salon.com. Biography and sources:
    • Journalist for The New Republic, Washington Post and New Yorker in from the 1980s until 1997. Assistant and senior advisor to Bill Clinton August 1997 – January 2001. Regular columnist The Guardian 2003-2007. Aided Hillary Clinton in her senate and presidential campaign. Full-time employee Clinton Foundation 2009-2013, part-time consultant 2013-2015.
    • May 18, 2015, New York Times, ‘Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business’: “While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya [in 2011-2012], Mr. Blumenthal … was also employed by her family’s philanthropy, the Clinton Foundation. … During the same period, he also worked on and off as a paid consultant to [the Ford Foundation and George Soros-financed] Media Matters and [the George Soros-financed] American Bridge, organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
      Much of the Libya intelligence that Mr. Blumenthal passed on to Mrs. Clinton appears to have come from a group of business associates he was advising as they sought to win contracts from the Libyan transitional government. The venture, which was ultimately unsuccessful, involved other Clinton friends, a private military contractor and one former C.I.A. spy seeking to get in on the ground floor of the new Libyan economy.”
    • November 15, 2007, Salon.com, ‘Sidney Blumenthal departs’: “He’s leaving Salon to join the Hillary Clinton campaign as a senior advisor. … Sidney was our Washington bureau chief during the 2004 election, presided over one of the best accounts of George W. Bush’s missing year in the Texas Air National Guard, and has been a weekly Salon columnist since 2003.”

  • The very prominent online newspaper The Daily Beast was founded in 2008 by billionaire Barry Diller, the husband of Princess Diane von Furstenberg (whose former husband was a son of the sister of Gianni Agnelli, the key Bilderberger and best friend of Henry Kissinger). The Daily Beast is owned by the InterActiveCorp (IAC) of which Diller is the long-time chair, with Diane’s son Alexander von Furstenberg on the board of directors, just as Edgar Bronfman Jr., Chelsea Clinton and Michael Eisner. While The Daily Beast is “for profit”, Diller, Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander von Furstenberg together operate the “liberal CIA”-tied Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation while Chelsea Clinton is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. The Bronfmans aren’t just into funding neocon think tanks, but also show up in ultraliberal corners as the Tides Foundation and the Ayahuasca cult Uniao do Vegetal.
    • iac.com/brand/daily-beast (accessed: April 29, 2017): “The Daily Beast was founded in 2008 as the vision of Tina Brown and IAC Chairman & Senior Executive Barry Diller.”
  • Until his forced dismissal in April 2010 over various counts of plagiarism, the chief investigative reporter of The Daily Beast was none other than Gerald Posner, the extremist and irrational debunker of any John F. Kennedy assassination theory. With that, The Daily Beast essentially hired a widely suspected chief CIA controlled opposition asset as their chief investigative reporter.
    • April 13, 2010, Huffington Post, ‘Gerald Posner RESIGNS From Daily Beast Over Plagiarism Scandal’: “The Daily Beast’s suspended chief investigative reporter has resigned over a plagiarism scandal.”
  • A look at The Daily Beast’s front page on April 29, 2017 reveals numerous anti-Trump articles, numerous anti “alt-right” articles, an anti-Alex Jones article and a pro-Syrian immigration article. The usual.
  • Anno 2017, InterActiveCorp also controls virtually all online dating apss: Tinder, OKCupid, BlackPeopleMeet, etc. It also controls countless prominent websites as About.com, Ask.com, Dictionary.com, Vimeo.com, etc.

  • “New Left” radio show founded in February 2002 by the 32-year-old Wharton and Columbia University graduate Cenk Uygur on Sirius Satellite Radio, followed by Air America (2006-2008, when Air America was a founding member of the Rockefeller/Soros-backed Media Consortium) and eventually YouTube.
  • Suspected for years by ISGP of being part of the “liberal CIA” network for a number of reasons (before noticing the additional Media Consortium and Justice Democrats links TYT wasn’t added here):
    • The Young Turks generally is very rational, but takes the usual extremist “liberal CIA” / Soros approach with regard to immigration and black activism. They make valid points on U.S. police brutality, but completely ignore that blacks, Latinos and Arabs have VASTLY higher crime numbers than white and Asian people.
    • Similarly, The Young Turks aggressively pushes the “Islamophobia” line (Cenk himself was a Turkish Muslim who became a super-integrated American agnostic):
      • December 18, 2016, TYT, ‘Suicide Bombings Have NOTHING To Do With Islam’. (80% dislikes).
      • October 12, 2016, TYT, ‘Islamophobia Forces Family To Leave America The Young Turks’. (30% dislikes).
      • September 27, 2016, TYT, ‘Are Australians Islamophobic?’. (80% dislikes).
      • April 2, 2015, TYT, ‘Ayaan Hirsi Ali : “We Are At War With Islam”‘. (66% dislikes). Ali is a Dutch immigrant from Africa who became an American neocon elitist after she fled the Netherlands after threats against her life by Muslim Jihadis.
      • October 6, 2014, TYT, ‘Ben Affleck Angrily Defends Islam Against Bill Maher/Sam Harris’. (45% dislikes). Note: people are far more likely to vote up than down.
    • The Young Turks serves as the liberal anti-thesis to Alex Jones’ Infowars machine. Mainly initiated by Jones, the two outlets have been at each other’s throats for years.
    • Both founder Cenk Uygur and long-time co-host Ana Kasparian have appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which ISGP has also suspected of “liberal CIA” ties for years.
    • In 2016 and 2017 former TYT contributor (2013-2015) Dave Rubin appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, complaining about Cenk Uygur’s irrational and disingenuous handling of a debate with anti-Islamic neocon Sam Harris. Rogan, as usual, was all confused about Uygur and stayed at the surface.
    • On April 7, 2014 Ana Kasparian appeared on Russia Today with “liberal CIA” asset Abby Martin (of Project Censored and such), who has also appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience (repeatedly).
  • The following connections I primarily noticed while putting this oversight together:
  • From January to June 2011 TYT founder and host Cenk Uygur moonlighted as an anchor at MSNBC Live, where he helped replace the liberal extremist Keith Olbermann (his bizarre anti-Trump, anti-“racism” rants in 2016 were particularly prominent) and Ed Schultz. Uygur left voluntarily at the end of this term, because he did not accept a lower profile weekend slot.
  • From 2011 to 2013 The Young Turks ran a weeknight TV edition on the Al Gore-owned Current TV:
    • January 3, 2013, The Young Turks, ‘TYT is Independent, Not Owned by Current or Al Jazeera’: “[Cenk Uygur:] Do I get a paycheck from Current TV? Of course, I host the television show! Right? But is that connected to the online show? No, those are separate entities.
      [Steven Oh, chief operating officer of TYT 2010- and board director 2015-:] The Young Turks are not owned by Current TV. We’re not owned by Al Gore. We’re not owned by anybody. Al Gore and his tv station Current Television hired Cenk Uygur to do a single [read: parallel] show on their network. That’s it. The company The Young Turks is completely independent… Whether Al Gore owns Current, Al Jazeera owns Current, doesn’t really matter to our company and what we do here for our online show. … There are these ridiculous, stupid comments online, like: “Cenk only said this because Al Gore pays him.” God! It’s so annoying! … So we get no money from Al Gore, Al Jazeera, or George Soros.”
    • As with the to-be-discussed Rockefeller and Soros-linked Media Consortium, it is very obvious that Current TV provided The Young Turks with additional exposure, even though it did not own the main part of the show. Clearly if TYT would not tow the “liberal CIA” line on immigration and other issues, they simply would never have gotten onto Gore’s TV channel. Apart from that, Gore most certainly was paying Uygur. Gore, by the way, has been extremely close to Pilgrims Society and 1001 Club members since the 1970s and 1980s, including Maurice Strong, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Schiff family (through his daughter) and Theodore Roosevelt IV.
  • The Young Turks has been a member of the Media Consortium since it was founded in early 2006 (initially through Air America Radio, then under TYT), with the organizing meeting taking place at Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Pocantino Center and hundreds of thousands of dollars coming from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations in subsequent years. Funds for the Media Consortium have also come through the Surdna Foundation and Foundation for National Progress. It also maintained a strategic partnership with the Tides Foundation.
    • themediaconsortium.org (accessed: February 16, 2009): “Write-in Vote For The Young Turks: We Hear You – mediabistro.com: TVNewser Cenk is competing for the coveted MSNBC hosting gig. And he’s encouraging his audience to rally around him.”
    • themediaconsortium.org (accessed: July 7, 2006): “Air America Radio [home of The Young Turks 2006-2008]. Salon.com [etc., etc.]…”
    • themediaconsortium.org/our-members/ (accessed: March 13, 2017): “Alternet … CMD [Sourcewatch] … Democracy Now! … Greg Palast [etc., etc.] The Young Turks.”
  • On January 23, 2017, right after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Cenk Uygur (Columbia University) founded the Justice Democrats PAC with former staffers of Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, including Saikat Chakrabarti (Harvard) and Zack Exley (Harvard), a former organizing director of MoveOn.org in a period that it was financed with millions from George Soros (he also was Chief Community Officer and Chief Revenue Officer for Wikipedia’s Wikimedia Foundation 2010-2013). Bizarrely, Bernie Sanders’ economists were very close David Rockefeller and George Soros men, who in turn have been very close friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
    • January 23, 2017, Washington Post, ‘Progressives launch ‘Justice Democrats’ to counter party’s ‘corporate’ legislators’: “Justice Democrats cohered after the 2016 election, when Uygur began talking to veterans of the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about ways to challenge Democrats from the left. The Justice Democrats project counts Saikat Chakrabarti and Zack Exley, two tech veterans of the Sanders campaign, among its founders.”
  • Financing:
    • August 8, 2017, The Young Turks, ‘Progressive media outlet The Young Turks has raised $20 million in venture-capital funding and plans to double its staff’: “The firms 3L Capital, Greycroft, E.ventures, and WndrCo, which is led by the business executive and Democratic Party kingmaker Jeffrey Katzenberg [of the Sun Valley], will invest $20 million in the progressive media company…”
    • February 11, 2020, axios.com, ‘Scoop: YouTube to fund launch of The Young Turks local news academy’: “Sources say the investment is in the mid-six-figures range.”

  • Fairly prominent liberal news website founded in November 2005. Significant contributors have included Gore Vidal (a Pentagon-no-planer), Sam Harris, Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Greg Palast, Scott Ritter and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!.
  • 2013 Tides Foundation grants list: “Truthdig LLC. $205,400.00. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. www.truthdig.com.”
  • truthdig.com/staff/zuade_kaufman (accessed: December 2, 2016): “[Zuade Kaufman] earned a bachelor’s degree in film theory and criticism from the University of California at Santa Cruz. … MA in journalism from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California. … She followed this with a course in publishing at Stanford University.
    Convinced the future of journalism was online, in November 2005 she renewed her working relationship with Robert Scheer and together they founded Truthdig…
    One of her recent initiatives, funded by [Warren Buffett’s] NoVo Foundation, is publishing stories by women journalists… She established and is president of the Future of Journalism Foundation … and she has set up a Truthdig fund at Tides Foundation to receive tax deductible contributions.”
  • support.truthdig.com/ (accessed: December 2, 2016): “Support Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting. Your donations to the Global Voices project are tax deductible through Truthdig’s designated fund at Tides Foundation…”

  • Progressive “grass-roots” news website, founded in the summer of 2000 by Marc Ash. Registered in September 2001. Webarchive shows that truthout.org has been up since April 2002 and truth-out.org since June 2010. Both display the same logo and are the same site. Right from the start in April 2002 semi-9/11 Truther William Rivers Pitt (born in 1971; son of Charles Redding Pitt, who served as chair of the Alabama state Democratic Party; press secretary for questionable 9/11 truther and chemtrail promoter Dennis Kucinich; editorial director Progressive Democrats of America) and Soros agent Arianna Huffington were listed at the top as contributors to the site.
  • Right in 2002 Truthout had anti-Iraq War articles and a Repeal the USA Patriot Act series on its website, a video called A Tearful FBI Agent Accuses Superiors of 911 Cover-up, and a poll titled Should a 911 Probe Include the White House?. NSA whistleblower could regularly be found on the site.
  • The board of advisors has included Dean Baker, Clinton secretary of labor Robert Reich (co-founder The American Prospect), Howard Zinn and Weatherman Underground founder Bill Ayers. Contributor Greg Palast, who can be linked to the Mossad top, in his youth was inspired by a Weather Underground member to go study at the University of Chicago.
    • truth-out.org/about-us (accessed: March 22, 2012): “Contributing Writers: … Noam Chomsky … Bill Moyers … Greg Palast … John Pilger … Mark Provost …
      Board of Advisers: Dean Baker … Robert Reich … Howard Zinn (deceased).”
    • truth-out.org/about-us (accessed: February 27, 2016): “Board of Advisers: Valerie Anderson, William [Bill] Ayers, Dean Baker…”
  • Financed by a number of foundations:
    • 2007, Schumann Center of Soros-ally, CFR member and Bilderberg steering committee member Bill Moyers, Form 990-PF (grants):
      – Truthout.org, Encilitas, CA. A grant of $500,000 for general support to strenghten editorial content through 2008. …”
    • 2011, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “- Truthout … $250,000…”
    • parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=261 (Park Foundation media grants; accessed: January 14, 2016):
      – 2014: … Truthout Sacramento, CA. General operating support. $15,000. www.truth-out.org.
      – 2013: … Truthout Sacramento, CA General operating support $15,000. www.truth-out.org. …
      – 2012: … Truthout Sacramento, CA General operating support $15,000 www.truth-out.org. …
      – 2010: … Truthout Sacramento, CA General operating support $15,000 www.truthout.org.”
    • 2014, Rudolf Steiner Foundation grants list: “Truthout.”
  • readersupportednews.org/who-is-this (accessed: February 27, 2016): “24 September 09: Reader Supported News is a new service by the creator of Truthout, Marc Ash [refers to himself in third person]. I started Truthout in downtown Los Angeles in the summer of 2000, as the Democratic convention unfolded a few blocks away. I did so without realizing that I would fail, and as a result, I succeeded. Truthout built its following among readers who wanted to better understand the most important stories of the day, but had grown tired of the hype and sales-pitching of the big corporate outlets. Reader Supported News (RSN) will carry forward the core concept that the reader is best served by financial control of the news service they depend on. No outside investment capital was used in the startup of RSN. No advertising money will be accepted by RSN. No grants will be sought by RSN. We like having the reader as our boss. The service is free to all – even if you cannot contribute, we are honored to have you join us as a reader. RSN will not be a non-profit.”
  • May 13, 2002, Counterpunch, ‘Leaving the Truth Out?’: “Truthout, an online newsletter and website boasting 250,000 subscribers, wants to outflank the distortions of mainstream media by disseminating news of interest to left-liberals. … Truthout’s editor, Marc Ash, claims the publication has no organizational affiliations and is entirely reader-supported — though five staffers, and the server power necessary to support a quarter-million users, don’t come cheap. Given its incessant showcasing of Beltway Democrats — even career hacks like Daschle and Gephardt get flattering headlines whenever they say anything remotely progressive — I’ve sometimes wondered whether it’s actually a James Carville-style undercover operation, aimed at cajoling Naderites back into the Democratic fold. (Suggestively, of all the questions I asked Ash about Truthout’s history, purpose, and funding, the only one he was willing to answer was whether the publication is connected in some way with the Democratic Party. It is not, he said, and I’ll take him at his word — though I suspect a list of contributors might make interesting reading.) At any rate, Truthout has frequently attacked the Bush administration for lying about its aggressive global agenda, and has criticized mainstream media for reporting those lies uncritically. Typically, however, an exception is made where Palestine is concerned.”
  • February 12, 2015, Gawker, ‘Obama Secretly Partied With Bill Ayers Last Summer’: “On Aug. 30, 2014, MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner and former White House chef Sam Kass got married at a private wedding north of New York City. It was widely reported at the time that President Obama, a longtime friend of the groom, attended the ceremony with his family. There were two other notable guests, however, whose attendance has been successfully kept secret: Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the former campus radicals whose loose association with the Obama family over the years has inspired countless Fox News fever-dreams and led to Sarah Palin’s famous accusation that Obama “pal[s] around with terrorists.” We recently heard that Ayers and Dohrn, both former leaders of the Weather Underground, the militant left-wing group best known for bombing empty government buildings in the 1970s, were also present for the Wagner-Kass celebration at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a restaurant and event space in Pocantico Hills, New York. … Ayers and Dohrn, who are 70 and 73, were linked to dozens of bombings of evacuated buildings belonging to the U.S. government and financial institutions, and helped design much of the Weathermen’s philosophical framework. The pair went into hiding between 1970 and 1980 after a bomb—allegedly prepared to maim Army soldiers at New Jersey’s Fort Dix—prematurely detonated in the basement of a Greenwich Village townhouse used by Weathermen to stage guerrilla attacks. Neither were ever charged for their involvement in any specific Weathermen bombing, but Dohrn—who spent three years on the FBI’s Most Wanted list—eventually pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. Ayers went on to become a well-known scholar of education, and Dohrn became a professor at the Northwestern University School of Law and co-founded the school’s Children and Family Justice Center. Obama has played down his association with the couple since 2008, when a variety of critics in both the Republican and Democratic camps began suggesting that he had formed his beliefs in the mold of Ayers’s revolutionary politics. This accusation arose from the fact that Obama and Ayers lived in the same neighborhood, Chicago’s Hyde Park, for a period of time in the 1990s. The two men and Dohrn attended the same parties, and had some of the same friends, but otherwise did not develop a close friendship. Still, Obama’s first presidential campaign was forced to “condemn” the Weathermen—and, by extension, Ayers and Dohrn—after Ben Smith, then at Politico and now the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, reported that Obama had launched his 1995 campaign for the Illinois State Senate at the couple’s home in Hyde Park, with the grace of their mutual friend and outgoing state senator Alice Palmer, who named Obama as her successor at the gathering. “Obama’s relationship with Ayers is an especially vivid milepost on his rise, in record time, from a local official who unabashedly reflected a very liberal district to the leader of national movement based largely on the claim that he can transcend ideological divides,” Smith wrote. The implication that Obama was influenced by the architects of the Weather Underground remains absurd.”
  • 9/11 Truth-related articles:
    • August 12, 2002, columnist William Rivers Pitt for Truthout.org, ‘All Along the Watchtower’: “Stanley Hilton, a San Francisco attorney and former aide to Senator Bob Dole, filed a $7 billion lawsuit in U.S. District Court on June 3rd. The class-action suit names ten defendants, among whom are George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Norman Mineta. Hilton’s suit charges Bush and his administration with allowing the September 11th attacks to take place so as to reap political benefits from the catastrophe. Hilton alleges that Osama bin Laden is being used as a scapegoat by an administration that ignored pressing warnings of the attack and refused to round up suspected terrorists beforehand. Hilton alleges the ultimate motivation behind these acts was achieved when the Taliban were replaced by American military forces with a regime friendly to America and its oil interests in the region. Hilton’s plaintiffs in this case are the families of 14 victims of 9/11, numbering 400 people nationwide. These are the same families that rallied in Washington recently to advocate for an independent investigation into the attacks. The current 9/11 hearings are being conducted by Congress behind closed doors, a situation these families find unacceptable. Mr. Hilton, by filing his lawsuit, has joined the ranks of an ever-increasing body of Americans who subscribe to what they call the LIHOP Theory. LIHOP stands for Let It Happen On Purpose. The LIHOP Theory puts forward the accusation that Bush and his people allowed the September 11th attacks to take place, despite the fact that they had been repeatedly warned of an impending strike. The LIHOP Theory is straightforward: In the months before 9/11, American intelligence agencies received ominous warnings from the intelligence services of nations like Israel, Russia, Egypt and Germany. These warnings were pointed – an attack involving hijacked aircraft and prominent American landmarks was imminent, our security forces were told. Bush himself was briefed of these warnings weeks before they happened. Instead of responding vigorously to these warnings, the Bush administration and its security apparatus did nothing. LIHOP is, of course, the purest breed of conspiracy theory, involving high-ranking members of government from both parties, as well as the CIA, FBI and NSA. Like all good conspiracy theories, LIHOP is surrounded by disturbing facts and bits of evidence that are difficult to ignore. The warnings from all those foreign intelligence services, after all, are quite real. Egypt, Germany, Russia and the Israelis were vociferous in their concerns. The German intelligence service BND told US and Israeli intelligence that Middle East terrorists were “planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture.” The BND’s information came through Echelon, the American-controlled network of 120 satellites that monitors all worldwide electronic communications. Egypt voiced similar warnings that same month regarding aircraft attacks. Delivered just before the G-8 summit in Genoa, Egypt’s alert carried such weight that anti-aircraft batteries were placed around Columbus Airport in Italy. The Russians warned the US that same summer of 25 pilots who had been trained for suicide missions, and Putin himself delivered the warning “in the strongest possible terms” to the US government. The Israeli intelligence service Mossad delivered a warning to both the FBI and the CIA detailing “a major assault on the United States” against “a large-scale target” that was “very vulnerable.” The Washington Post has reported that the NSA intercepted two messages on September 10, 2001, warning that something was going to happen the next day. “Tomorrow is zero hour,” was one of the messages. The NSA’s charter is to intercept, translate and pass on to FBI and CIA operatives important electronic signals from all across the globe. The Echelon satellite network which provided the German BND with their 9/11 information last June is part of that system. According to the NSA, the September 10th data was not translated until September 12th, but it stands to reason that they were privy to the same electronic data the other foreign services were using as the basis for their warnings. One US intelligence source claims the data provided “no actionable intelligence,” a fair claim given the vagueness of the messages and the volume of material NSA must deal with. Yet in combination with the strident foreign intelligence warnings, the words intercepted by our large electronic ears on September 10th add to the growing questions. Then, there are the threads. A FEMA official told Dan Rather that the disaster agency had been at the World Trade Center on September 10th. Why Governor Jeb Bush of Florida signed executive order #01-261 on September 7th, putting his state’s National Guard on heightened alert status, essentially placing Florida under martial law for no demonstrable reason. Why Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped flying on commercial aircraft in the weeks before 9/11, something he had commonly done since his entry into the administration. Why At the core of the LIHOP Theory lies motivation – what possible purpose could be served by the Bush administration allowing a terrorist attack to take place on American soil It is flatly inconceivable to most Americans that Bush and his people could demonstrate such callous disregard for American lives, and accusations that they allowed an attack to happen reek of the worst kind of poisonous partisan politics. LIHOP Theory, however, is not so easily dismissed. Two French intelligence analysts, Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie, have published an extensively-researched book entitled “Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth.” In it, they allege that the Bush administration put energy policy before national security concerns. According to Brisard and Dasquie, a foundering pipeline project aimed at exploiting natural gas reserves along the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan was revived by the Bush administration when it arrived in Washington in January of 2001. The pipeline project, which sought to bring oil and natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to a warm water port, had been the brainchild of American petroleum giant Unocal for much of the 1990s. After the destruction of two American embassies in Africa in 1998 by Osama bin Laden, the Clinton administration forbade any American companies from doing business with the Taliban, which had been sheltering bin Laden in Afghanistan. Unocal’s pipeline project was frozen. After the Bush administration came to power, Brisard and Dasquie allege that reinvigorating the pipeline project became a high-priority matter of policy. Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca was dispatched to Pakistan to discuss the pipeline with Taliban officials in August of 2001. Rocca, a career officer with the CIA, had been deeply involved in Agency activities within Afghanistan. According to documents Brisard and Dasquie claim to hold, the main subject of their discussion was oil. A Pakistani foreign minister was also present at the meeting, and witnessed the exchange. How does this pipeline relate to September 11th According to Brisard and Dasquie, the main obstacle to the completion of the pipeline was the fact that it had to pass through Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The project would receive no international support unless the Afghan government somehow became legitimized. In bargaining for the pipeline, the Bush administration demanded that the Taliban reinstate deposed King Mohammad Zahir Shah as ruler of Afghanistan, and demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden for arrest. In return, the Taliban would reap untold billions in profit from the pipeline. According to Brisard and Dasquie, part of the Bush administration’s bargaining tactics involved threats of war if these conditions for the legitimization of Afghanistan were not met. The BBC of London reported on September 18th, 2001 of the existence of war plans on Bush’s desk aimed at Afghanistan. Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, stated that the war plans were slated for October of 2001. Conditions set by the Bush administration to avoid war involved the Taliban’s handing over of bin Laden and the acceptance of King Zahir Shah. Naik went so far as to doubt that America would hold off on war even if these conditions were met. The result, according to the French analysts, was total disaster. The Bush administration fundamentally misunderstood the Taliban regime – to bring back the King and hand bin Laden over to the West would have been tantamount to suicide for the Taliban. Instead of acquiescing to the hard-sell tactics of the Bush administration, the Taliban unleashed their pet attack dog, Osama, upon America. They were going to lose everything, and chose to attack first in the hope that all-out war would break out in Central Asia and rally other Muslim nations to their cause. Motive suddenly becomes far more clear. The Bush administration very much wanted the Unocal pipeline to go through, and put intense pressure on the Taliban to see it happen. As this was happening, American intelligence services were flooded with warnings of an impending attack upon American targets by bin Laden and Al Qaida. The decision was made – let the attack come, and in the ensuing outrage American forces can carve out the guts of the Taliban government like a ripe gourd, replacing them with a ‘legitimate’ regime more receptive to the pipeline plan. Did the Bush administration have an inkling of the massive death and destruction that would come on September 11th Those who espouse the LIHOP Theory disagree on this point. Some believe that FEMAs presence at Ground Zero on the day before the attack, coupled with specific language within the international intelligence warnings pertaining to aircraft and high-profile targets, are prima facie evidence of specific prior knowledge. Others believe that the Bush administration only knew vaguely that an attack would come, but not where or when. They did not foresee the level of destruction, and were caught flat-footed when those planes appeared along the New York skyline. In the end, LIHOP Theory can encompass either view. Whether they had specific knowledge beforehand, or merely decided to let some attack happen somewhere, the final results were the same. The Taliban were routed and replaced by an interim government headed by a man named Harmid Karzai. Karzai was recently elected President of Afghanistan in his own right, legitimizing the Afghanistan government. Soon after this, Karzai announced the impending construction of a pipeline that would exploit Turkmenistan’s natural gas reserves He named Unocal as the lead company for the project. Before becoming President, Karzai was an advisor to Unocal. For LIHOP Theorists, the evidence is clear. The Bush administration got the pipeline it wanted. Along the way, they used the horrors of 9/11 to place themselves above reproach. In the patriotic fervor that resulted from the attacks, both the press and the Democratic opposition were bracketed by the administration-espoused idea that any questions or criticism were tantamount to treason. The passage of the PATRIOT Anti-Terror Act has given the US government sweeping abilities to snuff dissent by defining it as terrorism, thanks to the loosely-defined wording of the bill. Bush enjoyed stratospheric approval ratings that persist to this day, and American citizens were given new enemies to hate. The Defense Department, and the weapons contractors who cater to them, received billions from the federal budget to do with as they pleased in order to address the objects of that hate. Even the most hardened political observer must admit the dismal truth – September 11th was the greatest thing ever to happen to the Bush administration. Attorney Stanley Hilton has brought LIHOP Theory into the federal court system with his class-action suit, and with the families of 9/11 victims he represents. It will be interesting to see what transpires when these two facts collide in an American courtroom. Given the current climate, it does not seem likely that much will come of it. After all, these conspiracy theorists are just a bunch of nuts. Right William Rivers Pitt is a teacher from Boston, MA. His new book, The Greatest Sedition is Silence, will be published soon by Pluto Press.”
    • October 5, 2010, Truthout.org, ‘The Economic Hit Man Confesses Again: An Interview With John Perkins’ (John Perkins is a no-planer with his Pachamama Alliance financed by the Rudolf Steiner Foundation and the Tides Foundation): “We have to put our foot down about this whole military-industrial-complex, the corporatocracy. We have to realize that we have to create a new economy in this country. And you’re absolutely right, I mean, so many of the drug wars around the world, whether it’s Colombia, Mexico or wherever, are driven by the fact that the corporatocracy makes a huge amount of money in sales of equipment. Colombia has been the number four recipient of US military aid in the world, following behind Egypt, Israel and Iraq. And I suspect that Afghanistan may have surpassed Colombia, but the drug war in Colombia has provided a tremendous source of revenue for big US corporations that are providing helicopters, planes and other military equipment. And now we’re doing it in Mexico. In my opinion – and it’s just my opinion – the CIA is very, very deeply involved in drug trafficking. We know about the Iran-Contra deal, where very mysterious things were going on; we know about the Opium Wars that were started under the British Empire, in India and China. These countries have a history of using drugs as a way to finance clandestine activities. And for a long time, in Vietnam and throughout the Golden Triangle of Asia, the CIA was funneling funds from drug use into its own clandestine operations. We know this goes on. I’m sure it’s part of what’s happening in Colombia and Mexico now. Again, it’s a tremendous impetus for weapons suppliers and industries that support that. We have to remember that every time a missile is sold, or an AK-47 that’s made in the U.S. or any other military equipment made in the United States or sold by a multinational corporation, it isn’t just the manufacturer and distributor that make money, it’s insurance companies that support these corporations, healthcare service companies, it’s the banks, every one of these major military suppliers has a huge ripple effect on many other industries. And we, the people of the United States, must insist that we get out of this terrible dependency that we have on the military.”

  • Despite not taking any foundation funds, Vice Media is considered solid “Liberal CIA” for a whole bunch of reasons.
  • The latest reason is that Vice has been very aggressively involved in the pushing of white guilt and even outright racism against whites. One example from Vice Netherlands is mentioned in ISGP’s article 40 White Guilt Propaganda Tactics Used by Media… In this case Vice was among the handful of outlets daring to suggest that Arabs calling Dutch whites “potatoes’ isn’t racist because Dutch people eat… potatoes. Meaning that Arabs calling Dutch whites “cheese heads” and “milk bottles” also can’t be racist, because us, white people, eat and drink these things too. Some other examples can be found below:
    • April 7, 2013, Vice, ‘New Atheism’s Nasty Streak of Islamophobia’.
    • September 7, 2015, Vice, ‘Islamophobia Is On the Rise in London, with Hate-Crimes Up 70 Percent on Last Year’.
    • October 22, 2015, Vice, ‘White People Talk About Their White Privilege’.
    • November 18, 2015, Vice, ‘We Can’t Let America Give in to Islamophobia; Paris is deeply associated with love, but after the horrific attacks of last week, which left 129 people dead, too many are trying to use the city to fill us with hate.’
    • August 27, 2016, Vice, ‘What an Alleged Hate-Fueled Murder Says About Islamophobia in America’.
    • October 3, 2016, Manisha Krishnan for Vice, ‘Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real; It’s literally impossible to be racist to a white person. ‘.
    • October 15, 2016, Vice, ‘Want to Heal Yourself from ‘Toxic Whiteness’? This Class Can Help; The people behind the self-help/intersectional feminism publication Everyday Feminism are offering a course that aims to educate people of privilege so “individual people of color don’t have to.”‘.
    • April 19, 2018, Vice, ‘100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color; Just a few suggestions to start with.’
    • April 28, 2018, Vice, ‘The Conservative Party Is Still Ignoring Its Islamophobia Problem’.
    • August 7, 2018, Vice, ‘How Long Can the Tories Ignore Their Islamophobia Problem?’.
  • The initial reason of skepticism towards Vice was for its virtual monopoly on covering New Left controversial topics as euthanasia, ibogaine, drug policy reform, atheist qigong (Wim Hof), and more.
  • A second reason was that an employee of Vice Media owner Shane Smith, Dell Cameron, was pushing no-plane-at-Pentagon theories on the Joe Rogan Experience, along with no-plane disinformer and “liberal CIA” asset Abby Martin and Pizzagate disinformer David Seaman.
  • Turns out, Shane Smith is a friend of Joe Rogan and has visited his podcast on a good number of occasions. During podcast appearances Smith was:
    • painting the usual apocalyptic doom scenarios on global warming (while legitimate worries exist, he brought the subject in the usual dogmatic evangelical manner).
    • also painting more unrealistic doom scenarios how a regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan would pretty much result in the end of the world due to the destruction of the ozone layer. That’s a highly suspect claim. Smith explained how Clinton had said to him that nothing scared him more than a war between India and Pakistan in the period that he was in office.
  • Looking around, it turns out that in 2015 Shane Smith was invited to the elite Clinton Global Initiative, together with elites as George Soros and Bill Gates:
    • clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/media-advisory-clinton-global-initiative-2015-annual-meeting-september-26-29-new-york: “His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein [of Jordan]… Sir Richard Branson… Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays… George Soros… Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group. … Shane Smith, CEO and co-founder of Vice Media…”
  • Already in November 2013 the supposedly ultraright Rupert Murdoch of Fox News invested $70 million in Vice Media, taking a 5% stake, with his son, James, joining the board (both have been decades-long visitors of the liberal-dominated Sun Valley Meetings).
    • November 21, 2013, Hollywood Reporter, ’21st Century Fox Deputy COO James Murdoch Joins Vice Media Board’: “Vice Media, in which Fox this summer acquired a 5 percent [$70 million] stake. …
      The son of Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch now serves as a director of the privately youth media company along with former Viacom CEO Tom Freston and others, sources said without providing details on when he started the role. Because Vice is not publicly traded, it doesn’t have to announce such appointments or disclose who sits on its board.”
  • Oldest semi-establishment ties of Vice Media owner Shane Smith that can be found:
    • Spring 1999, volume XV, no. 1, Rocky Mountain Institute newsletter: “BENEFACTORS: $10,000 and over: ARIA Foundation. Patricia Chernoff Charitable Trust. Compton Foundation, Inc. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The Energy Foundation. The Golden Rule Foundation. Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund. William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc. Mellon Private Capital Management. New-land Foundation. The Cissy Patterson Foundation. Rockefeller Financial Services. Turner Foundation, Inc. Wallace Global Fund. ASSOCIATES: $1-$99: … Shane Smith…”

  • Vox Media was founded on August 1, 2002 by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, his close political ally Jerome Armstrong, and Tyler Bleszinsky, at that point the media relations manager of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
  • In 2005 Moulitsas and Bleszinski founded the sports site SB Nation, which came to fall under the Vox Media umbrella. Another co-founder was Jim Bankoff (BA international studies; MBA Wharton; vice president AOL; founder TMZ; CEO Vox Media since 2009, the parent company of SB Nation and sites as MMAFighting.com (previously owned by AOL)).
  • On April 6, 2014 the Vox.com news site was launched. It took less than two years to break the top 1000 of most popular websites in the world.
  • “Liberal CIA”/foundation ties of Vox Media:
    • Considering Vox Media is a for-profit company, it does not receive financing from key “liberal CIA” foundations. However, Markos Moulitsas was going through a year plus-long recruiting process to become an undercover CIA agent while he founded Vox Media in August 2002 and possibly already was in the process of applying when he founded Daily Kos, a prominent “new left” blog site that has received partial financing of the Tides Foundation. Background sources on Moulitsas, the CIA, and NGO financing can be found at the Daily Kos entry on this page.
    • In addition, in this same 2002 period Moulitsas built his initial fame through fellow-blogger Jerome Armstrong (with whom he founded Vox and other projects), who himself appears to have been a “liberal CIA” asset as a 1980s environmental activist for Earth First! and Greenpeace while obtaining a graduate degree in conflict resolutions and joining the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
    • Add to this the “liberal CIA” ties of Vox.com’s Ezra Klein (who has long-standing political ties to Moulatsis and Armstrong): Howard Dean presidential campaign staffer in 2003 and one of the earliest bloggers to report from presidential campaign conventions (Vox Media founders Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong were key bloggers employed by the Howard Dean campaign in the same period). Intern at the foundation-backed Washington Monthly in 2004. Associate editor of the foundation-backed The American Prospect where he maintained his blog since 2007. Blogger on politics and economy for the Washington Post 2009-2014. Also a contributor to MSNBC and Bloomberg in this period. Founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com, a successful progressive “new left” website, since 2014.
  • Even before noticing the CIA ties of Moulitsas and possibly Armstrong, ISGP already suspected Vox.com of “liberal CIA” ties due to its extreme anti-Trump and pro-Third World immigration stance (ignoring Third World immigrant crime numbers) despite being so-called anti-establishment “new media”. And then because of the Ezra Klein background.
    • October 13, 2016, Vox.com, ‘Behind Michelle Obama’s heartfelt speech: 8 years of sexist and racist attacks’.
    • November 7, 2016, Vox.com, ‘If Donald Trump becomes the face of American racism, racism wins’.
    • November 9, 2016, Vox.com, ‘”All the black and brown people have to leave”: Trump’s scary impact on how kids think’.
    • November 9, 2016, Vox.com, ‘Donald Trump’s win tells people of color they aren’t welcome in America The message is loud and clear.’
    • January 4, 2017, Vox.com, ‘Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction’.
  • Also, in the past ISGP noticed how the comment sections of SB Nation-participating websites appear to be watched by a small but very dedicated group of extremist “anti-racism” contributors who sometimes moonlight as (questionable) conspiracy theorists.
  • Anti-Trump pro-Third World immigration propaganda is regularly infesting SB Nation’s sports pages. For example:
    • January 15, 2018, Bloody Elbow, ‘Joe Rogan criticizes ‘Disney-fied’ Star Wars: Characters were all black and Asian, with women running things’.
    • January 18, 2018, Ariel Helwani for MMAFighting, ‘Francis Ngannou calls President Trump ‘a shame for America’ in response to alleged immigration comments’. Comments, as usual, disabled, also for YouTube video, which is almost 50% downvoted.
    • January 24, 2018, Karim Zidan (an Egyptian) for Bloody Elbow, ‘Fighting Fascism: The gym owner behind Greece’s anti-fascist fight club’. Includes a Trump section, equating him with fascism.
  • Turns out, Karim Zidan, who writes tons of articles for Bloody Elbow (on Nazis in MMA, MMA-related corruption in Russia, Third World “refugees”, etc.), can be tied to George Soros rather easily:
    • twitter.com/zidansports (accessed: June 21, 2018): “Exploring intersection of politics & sports. Editor @BloodyElbow (@SBNation). Bylines: @Deadspin, @BleacherReport, @OpenDemocracy. Appeared on: @RealSportsHBO. … June 21, 2018 [retweets:] “#WorldCup. Modric, from child refugee to Croatia’s World Cup captain. … Reminder that some of the #CRO players were refugees. And they just banned together to defeat the most skilled footballer in the world.”
    • opendemocracy.net/author/karim-zidan (accessed: June 21, 2018; 13 articles listed between June 2016 and June 2018)
    • opendemocracy.net/about/supporters (accessed: June 21, 2018): “£5,000 – £10,000 [and] £20,000 – £25,000: … Rockefeller Brothers Fund … £40,000 – £60,000: Ford Foundation … NoVo Foundation [of Warren Buffett]… £60,000 – £80,000: … National Endowment for Democracy (NAWA). Oak Foundation… £80,000 – £100,000: … Ford Foundation … £100,000+: … Mott Foundation … Open Society Foundations [listed three times, 4 donors of this size in total; also listed in a lower tier]”
    • Similar to Bloody Elbow, MMAFighting.com is part of the SBNation network with its comment section infested by antifa-type contributors. When Conor McGregor, right after his win over Donald Cerrone and on these MMA sites whenever he farted, gave out his support for Trump in a tweet, MMAFighting.com was completely silent on it, despite many media outlets mentioning it. BloodElbow.com reported on it, with the comment section being near 100% super-negative about it. In contrast, when Kevin Lee came out in support of Bernie Sanders, MMAFighting.com did dedicate an “he’s such a brave boy”-type article to it.
    • January 2, 2020, BloodyElbow, ‘Conor McGregor praises ‘phenomenal’ GOAT President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day’.
    • February 2, 2020, Damon Martin for MMAFighting, ‘Kevin Lee Unafraid to Show Support for Bernie Sanders Regardless of Political Blowback from Fans and Fighters’.
  • While suspected earlier in light of an extremely irrational and ardent “debunker” of anything ethnic crime and IQ-related on the MMAFighting.com comment section, on February 12, 2018 a guy named “Kefka”, in light of an article that the UFC ownership wants to introduce ring card boys, replied “Better to get rid of the concept of “ring girls” or expand the concept to include any gender? Thoughts?”. A quick check revealed this person to be an anti-Trump and pro-Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein political operative on YouTube. See below:

  • Bimonthly nonprofit magazine on U.S. politics, founded in 1969. It was a monthly publication from 1969 to 2008.
  • The magazine’s founder is Charles Peters, who started the magazine in 1969 and continued to write the “Tilting at Windmills” column in each issue until 2014. Paul Glastris, former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, has been Washington Monthly’s editor-in-chief since 2001.
  • Financing:
    • 2003, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “WM Corporation, Washington, DC. A grant of $30,000 to support investigative journalism at The Washington Monthly; a grant of $100,000 to support investigative reporting on the 2004 political campaigns at The Washington Monthly.”
    • Carnegie Corporation: carnegie.org/grants/grants-database/ (accessed: April 1, 2016): “2011. Washington Monthly Corporation. $50,000. … 2010. Washington Monthly Corporation. $50,000.”
    • Ford Foundation grants to Washington Monthly (Excel sheet downloadable from website listing all grants since 2006):
      – 109898. The Washington Monthly. 2008. $100,000.
      – 123058. The Washington Monthly. 2014. $100,000.”
    • April 22, 2002, New York Times, ‘MEDIA; New Life for Washington Watchdog’: “A lone investor has swooped in and taken control of a struggling political magazine and left investors like Warren E. Buffett with nothing to show for years of patient support… The magazine, The Washington Monthly, has teetered on the edge of financial ruin since it began in 1969, but the retirement last year of its editor and founder, Charles Peters, made the situation more acute. Paul Glastris, a former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, took over as editor in chief and has now found a white knight in Markos Kounalakis [Georgetown, Stanford, Wilson Center, Hoover Institution, World Affairs Council of Northern California affiliations, as well as chair of the “liberal CIA”-financed Internews], a journalist, businessman and author who has already donated ”in excess of $200,000” to stabilize the magazine. Mr. Kounalakis will serve as president and publisher and said that he would contribute $500,000 to $1 million the next few years while searching for other supporters. The original shareholders had bought into Mr. Peters’s vision of a monthly magazine that covered government, and not just politics. Over the last year, most cheerfully mailed back their stock certificates, which had value as mementos and little else — so the magazine could be reorganized into a nonprofit. ”I’ve no problem turning The Monthly into a nonprofit (in fact, I think we already are a ‘nonprofit’),” Mr. Buffett wrote to the magazine. ”Despite the lack of financial return, society has already gotten its money’s worth out of the publication.” The Washington Monthly produced influential articles and an abundance of journalistic talent in spite of its small circulation and even smaller budget. But many of the longtime acolytes of the magazine feared that when Mr. Peters retired, The Monthly would wither away. James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly and Nicholas Lemann of The New Yorker, two members of the unofficial alumni club, spent 18 months trying to line up financing for the magazine. After their efforts proved to be fruitless, Mr. Glastris took up the cause of endowing the magazine, which has a circulation of 16,500.”
Online news: International

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The Guardian and The Observer

Inter Press Service (IPS)

  • Latin America and then Third World-focused global(ist) news agency founded in Rome in 1964 by Italian-Argentinean journalist Roberto Savio and Argentine political scientist Pablo Piacentini:
    • ips.org/institutional/history.shtml (accessed: July 4, 2004): “Inter Press Service (IPS) was set up in 1964 as a non-profit international cooperative of journalists. Its founders were Roberto Savio, an Italian freelance journalist, and Pablo Piacentini, an Argentinean political scientist who was then a student in Rome. Savio served as Director General of IPS until 1999 and is now the agency’s president emeritus. Piacentini served the organisation in various capacities and is currently editor of the columnist service.
      In its early days, the primary objective of IPS was to fill the information gap between Europe and Latin America after the political turbulence following the Cuban [communist] revolution of 1959. The agency’s network grew steadily and expanded to include Asia and Africa. The objectives broadened – to cover news from the “Third World”, give a voice to the voiceless, promote information on development issues, and help create a better balance and flow of international news.”
  • Savio is/was always part of the anti-“U.S. imperialism”, anti-“populism”, pro-Third World immigration, pro-environment Socialist International movement:
    • July 25, 2019, Roberto Savio for the “liberal CIA” Consortiumnews.com, ‘The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times’: “In order to win election, U.S. President Donald Trump has made racism one of his banner issues and, in a country of immigrants, this has given him an increase of 5 points in opinion polls.”
    • March 1, 2004, tni.org (New Left Transnational Institute), ‘Rendezvous at Mumbai’: “The World Social Forum… In 2003, Porto Alegre brought together for the first time the two chief streams of global opposition – the movement against neoliberalism and that against US imperialism. This confluence was sustained and further consolidated in Mumbai. The Indian organizers gave some shape to the otherwise amorphous character of the ‘politics of the open space’ by holding a series of WSF-sponsored events focusing on five broad themes – imperialist globalization; patriarchy, gender and sexuality; militarism and peace; casteism and racism; religious fanaticism and sectarian violence. …
      14 Keynote speakers: … Roberto Savio (Inter Press Service, Italy) … Militarism: Jeremy Corbyn (UK) … Imperialist globalization: Immanuel Wallerstein, Samir Amin, Walden Bello, Arundhati Roy, Abdul Amir Al-Rekaby (Iraqi National Democratic Coalition); Gender: Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt), Saher Saba (Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan), Brinda Karat (CPM); … Mustafa Barghouti (Palestinian National Initiative); Religious fundamentalism: Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistan), Tanika Sarkar (India); Casteism: Blanca Chancoso (Ecuador), Ram Dayal Munda (Jharkhand tribals’ leader), Gopal Guru (Dalit intellectual)… Luis Ayala (Chile), Alejandro Bendana (Nicaragua)…”
  • Savio also founded other-news.info in 2008:
    • other-news.info/about-roberto-savio/ (accessed: December 29, 2019): “OtherNews Founder and President Roberto Savio – the compass of OtherNews – is a journalist, communication expert, political commentator, activist for social and climate justice and advocate of global governance.”
  • By 1996 IPS had permanent offices and correspondents in 41 countries, with its subscriber base consisting of over 600 print media, around 80 news agencies, 65 broadcast media and over 500 NGOs.
  • Major historic “liberal CIA”, United Nations, World Bank, EU, and West-European state-funding:
    • ips.org/Partners.htm (accessed: October 11, 1997; same list kept on site until at least 2002): “Each year, IPS hosts a meeting of representatives of its key donor agencies – the IPS Support Group… IPS revenue stems from sales of its news products and carrier services and the external financial support for its communication programmes and projects. In recent years, support has come from: …
      Mott Foundation … Ford Foundation … MacArthur Foundation … W. Alton Jones Foundation …
      World Bank … UNICEF … UNIFEM … UNDP … UNESCO … UNEP … UNDCP … UNFPA … Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO … World Health Organisation (WHO) …
      European Commission … Canadian International Development Agency … Comité Contre le Faim et pour le Développement – CCFD (France)… Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs … Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging – FNV (Netherlands). Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. … Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft … Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – FES (Germany). German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation – BMZ. Group of 77 – G77. … International Organisation for Migration – IOM. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. … Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Netherlands Organization for International Development. Cooperation – Novib. … Norwegian Agency for Development – NORAD. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. … Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA.”
    • ips.org/institutional/get-to-know-us-2/our-financing/our-supporters/ (accessed: December 29, 2019): “In 2010 IPS received support from: … Mott Foundation … Rockefeller Foundation … Open Society Institute…
      Governments of Brazil, Finland, Flanders (Belgium), Germany, Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Spain, Uruguay; Oxfam Novib; SADC (from GTZ, DFID and AusAid); UNDP; UNEP; World Bank; IFAD; UNFPA; UNIFEM; UNICEF; UNESCO; CBD; GEF; UN Millennium Campaign; DFID; the European Commission…”
    • ips.org/institutional/get-to-know-us-2/our-financing/our-supporters/ (accessed: December 29, 2019): “In 2009 IPS received support from: … Rockefeller Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan Foundation… Open Society Institute…
      In 2008: [Various] Governments … as well as from Oxfam-Novib…
      In 2007: … Southern African Trust, C.S. Mott Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, … Oxfam-Novib … UNDP, UNFPA , UNEP, IFAD, UNIFEM / UN Democracy Fund, IOM, UNESCO, World Bank, UNICEF…
      In 2006: … Mott Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation … Oxfam-Novib Netherlands, Oxfam Asia … Sasakawa Peace Foundation… European Commission [and UN]…
      In 2005: … Mott Foundation, Ford Foundation-IDASA, Japan Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation … Oxfam-Novib Netherlands, Open Society, Oxfam East Asia … European Commission [and UN]…”
  • IPS trustees:
    • ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/international-board-of-trustees/ (accessed: June 20, 2009): “International Board of Trustees: …
      – Roberto Savio (Chairman, President Emeritus). …
      – Kofi A. Annan [trustee 2008-2011]… seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, served from 1997 to 2006…
      – Martti Ahtisaari [Finland president 1994-2000 who held the] chairmanship of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group [of George Soros]. He is a member of the joint advisers’ group for the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundations. …
      – Boutros Boutros-Ghali … The former U.N. Secretary-General (1992-1996)…
      – Mario Soares [who was] president of Portugal from 1986 to 1996 …”
    • ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/international-board-of-trustees/ (accessed: January 11, 2017): “International Board of Trustees: …
      – Roberto Savio (Chairman, President Emeritus). …
      – Martti Ahtisaari …
      – Mr. Toshiki Kaifu [who was the] 76th and 77th Prime Minister of Japan from August 1989 to November 1991. …
      – Mario Soares…”

  • Founded in 1992 under the umbrella of the Dutch-controlled Independent Media, which also started publishing the St. Petersburg Times and the Russian editions of Men’s Health, Popular Mechanics, FHM, Playboy, etc.
    • Committee for Tourism of Moscow City Government: arininav.ru/welmos/data/tmt.htm (accessed: December 29, 2019): “The Moscow Times, Independent Press’ [sic: Media] flagship edition, was launched in March 1992 as a twice-weekly, and relaunched in October 1992 as a daily. The foreign community and Russian business people depend a great deal on the newspaper for up-to-the-minute news on Moscow, Russia and the world. … The Moscow Times first went online in 1997 at www.moscowtimes.ru and relaunched in the spring of 2000 at www.themoscowtimes.com.”
  • The founder of Independent Media is Dutch journalist Derk Schauer, who actually asked his friends Boudewijn Poelmann, Simon Jelsma and Frank Leeman for help in providing start-up funds for Independent Media. Poelmann was still Dutch and European director of the United Nations- and “liberal CIA”-funded Third World press agency Inter Press Service, with Poelmann, Leeman and Jelsma having founded the (huge) Postcode Lottery, specifically designed to finance global “liberal CIA” causes involving the UN, the environment, Third World immigration, AIDS, etc.
    • July 4, 1992, Leidsch Dagblad, ‘Een Kerstboom van BV’s: Opzienbarend netwerk binnen Nationale Postcode Loterij’: “The erection of [his] Nova Media Russia Poelmann explains by pointing to the wishes of friend Derk Schauer to set up the newspaper Moscow Times. “Derk I have known for 20 years. He needed support for his magazine and he called me.” Together with the Russian [companies] of Jelsema and Leeman investments were made in Independent Press, which publishes Sauers’ newspaper. This week the Postcode Lottery announced to put almost 180,000 gilders into a Russian training program for journalists. Does that money go to Independent Press? Poelmann: “It is impossible that the Doen Foundation [of the Postcode Lottery] will ever invest a penny in that company. At that point there would be a conflict of interest [but I guess not when we are financing parallel programs]. Even I get that.””
  • This background immediately makes it clear why themoscowtimes.com prominently refers to the Carnegie Moscow Center as one of its partners:
    • themoscowtimes.com (accessed: December 29, 2019): “Media Partners: … Carnegie Moscow Center [created by the “liberal CIA” Carnegie Corporation]…”
    • themoscowtimes.com/page/moscow-times (accessed: December 29, 2019):
      – Daniel Kozin is a Russian-American editor and journalist who started his career at The St. Petersburg Times. He … worked as a fixer on television documentaries for PBS NewsHour and ABC Australia.
      – Evan Gershkovich, Reporter: … Prior to joining The Moscow Times in 2017, he was a news assistant for The New York Times. …
      – Samantha Berkhead, News Editor: … [Hails] from western New York. She previously worked as managing editor of the International Journalists’ Network in Washington, D.C. [which receives huge “liberal CIA” foundation and corporate backing through the International Center for Journalists].”
  • In 2005 Independent Media was bought by Bilderberg and accused CIA-company Sanoma (also has owned the Dutch Nu.nl for a long time now), forming Sanoma Independent Media.
    • September 20, 2012, Moscow Times, ‘Sauer Denies Leaving Sanoma Independent Media’: “Independent Media was bought by Finnish-based international media holding Sanoma in 2005. Sanoma Independent Media is the parent company of The Moscow Times and about 50 other publications.”

  • Founded in 1999 (Webarchive documents the site since October 1999), Nu.nl quickly became the leading Dutch news aggregate website. By 2014 it had about 1 billion page views per month.
  • Nu.nl is added here because since the early 2000s, this has been the number one go-to site of the creator of this entire “liberal CIA” oversight.
  • In previous years – from 2007 to September 2016 – Nu.nl kept puzzling me for its NuJij.nl (NowYou.nl) page, topics of which were linked on Nu.nl’s front page. Quite a bit of NuJij.nl involved conspiracy theorists who would post the most outrageous theories day and night. It was in-line with Nu.nl’s “image” of being separate from the mainstream media’s influence. Of course, there was little to no interest in fellow-Dutch conspiracy site ISGP by an endless stream of curious contributors and certainly not admins, who were regularly accused of removing tons of information they did not deem newsworthy. Yet, 95 percent of the bogus topics remained up.
  • What continues to strike me since the November 2016 Trump election in particular is the endless amount of liberal establishment bias: almost every single heading is anti-Trump, pro-Black Lives Matter, pro-Third World immigration by hiding Third World immigrant crime numbers, and super-pro-global warming (a real but nevertheless propagandated issue). A few examples from the first half of November 2017:
    • November 6, 2017, Nu.nl, ‘Middelvinger naar Trump kost vrouw baan’ (‘Middle finger to Trump costs woman her job’): “”She said to be angry about the political climate in the US. “This was an opportunity to say something of it.”” By carefully choosing words and selective omission this article basically is making an apology for the woman to insinuate the real problem in the U.S. is “a climate of fear” against immigrants.
    • November 13, 2017, Nu.nl, ‘Trump draagt in hoog tempo blanke mannen voor als rechter’ (‘In high tempo Trump is appointing white men as judge’). Apparently it’s a crime these days to appoint for 91% white people.
    • November 10, 2017, Nu.nl, ‘Waarom is er zoveel weerstand tegen het veranderen van Zwarte Piet? ‘Sinterklaas is zonder veranderingen ten dode opgeschreven” (‘Why is there so much resistance to changing Black Piet?’ ‘Without change Santa Claus is doomed’): “There is even a scientific term for this, resistance to change. … Outside the Netherlands there is almost no one who understands why such a large part of the population here is defending the ‘racist’ tradition, Van Grinneken explains. He points to the UN report that three years ago condemned the child feast. “After the civil liberties of the 1960s Americans don’t look at Piet anymore as a neutral figure. They are really decades ahead when it comes to racism discussions.””
      Note: these comments are despicable. The United States has been extremely divided through racism for decades. With more and more and more foreigners pouring into our country since the late 1980s, it is now happening here too.
    • November 14, 2017, Nu.nl, ‘De angstaanjagende buitenlandse hulpjes van Sinterklaas’ (‘The frightening foreign aides of Santa Claus’): This article clearly is trying to convey the message that the Dutch concept of Black Piet is relatively new and that plenty of alternatives can be found.
    • January 6, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Waarom vallen de vrouwonvriendelijke woorden van Boef juist zo verkeerd?’ (‘Why do the women-unfriendly words of Thief (Boef) so wrong?’): An amazingly coy title, considering this famous French-Algerian-Dutch rapper that you can’t beat off the Dutch television for some reason referred to (Dutch) women “who go out alone at night and drink alcohol [as] ‘kechs’ (whores)”. As already discussed in enormous detail by ISGP in the months before this article came out, ALL Muslims youths and their parents who come over here, look at our women as whores – hence why we’ve had such a giant gang assault problem with Muslims on white girls. Funny enough, rap has also come to the West through all these Third World societies. On January 21, 2018 Nu.nl published another article on the “affair”, ‘Hoe Boef een gigantische mediarel naar zijn hand zette’ (‘How Thief put a gigantic media riot to his hand’), in which once again Nu.nl walked around the whole point that Thief’s opinions are a massive Muslim cultural problem – not just a “rap issue”.
    • January 26, 2017, Nu.nl, ‘Klassieke Nederlandse helden onder vuur: ‘Het is een botsing van culturen” (‘Classical Dutch heroes under fire: ‘It is a collision of cultures”). This prominent weekend article is another stunner. Turns out that a debate has now started about changing the names of our schools and streets that refer to colonial era heroes due to Third World immigration, similar to the changing of Zwarte Piet.
  • Nu.nl continues to push questionable news on immigration and, despite allowing comments again in 2018 by bringing back NuJij.nl:
    • February 1, 2018, Nu.nl, ”Buurt met asielzoekerscentrum niet onveiliger” (”Neighborhood with asylum center not more unsafe”): “That is the conclusion of [government] research institute WODC… In 2015 between 2.5 and 3.7 percent of asylum migrants were suspected of crime, compared to 1.2 of the regular population… “[This is because it usually involves young men”, the WODC writes in the investigation”” Because of Nu.nl’s history of reporting questionable ethnic crime figures based on questionable government research, I decided to look up the report. Guess what? Even at publication is was never made available to the public. Obviously, as usual, these reports mix all crime, from tax fraud to violent gang rape, and all migrants (and asylum centers might limit crime because of more oversight). Never published by NU.nl, for example, is the fact that African blacks in the Netherlands have 15 times the overall rape numbers and 20+ times the street/gang rape numbers – which has been known for a long time. This brings us to the following report.
    • August 8, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Man (18) langer vast voor verkrachting en poging doodslag vrouw Rotterdam’ (‘Man (18) held longer for rape and manslaughter Rotterdam woman’): “According to different media, the victim is an international student from Indonesia…. The police … can’t confirm this information for privacy reasons.”
      The Indonesian background has repeatedly been mentioned by Nu.nl, likely to push the narrative that “predominantly white rape victims is just myth”. Already with earlier news articles on these issue, the comment sections were quickly shut down and talk about ethnicity of the perpetrator banned.
      This time Nu.nl staffers became more clear: COMMENT SECTION: “It is not allowed to speculate about the ethnic background of the [violent street rape] suspect. Replies about this are irrelevant, don’t add anything at the moment and thus will be removed. Apart from that, replies first have to be sanctioned by an editor before they appear.”
      Around June 2019 the ethnicity of the perpetrator could be figured out through a court drawing and a name: Gerson F. He’s black.
    • October 23, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘American molests woman in airplane ‘because President Trump allows it”.
    • November 23, 2018, nu.nl, ‘Five years of jail for group rape of Dutch women in Belgium’ (‘Vijf jaar cel voor groepsverkrachting van Nederlandse vrouwen in België’), comment section within first minutes of post (12 replies, 6 of 8 relevant ones removed) (this case is known to involve Arab/black group rape): “The discussion for this article has been closed. … Balconius: You are being kept busy with this article today, Joppe. Only few comments come in that can withstand your [no “racism”] instructions. :). [Editor: JoppeVarkeVisser] Hoi Balconius, fortunately we are very patient [with our censorship]!”
    • April 2020 Nu.nl article indicating immigrant violence, editor’s notice put up after letting just 3 comments through (unfortunately I only kept a screenshot of the comment section, so lost the article): “You cannot reply to this article anymore. Too many hurtful replies came in which on various points violated our house rules. Filtering these replies is costing us too much time which we would rather be spending on other discussions at Nujij. Underneath those articles you are more than welcome. Thank you!”
  • On, or shortly before, January 4, 2010, the Nu.nl team went even further with controlling what independent information readers can find on the site by introducing a option to its comment section described as: “Uitgelichte reacties: Reacties die ons team de moeite waard vindt om te lezen.” Fully translated: “Selected replies: Reactions that our team thinks are worth reading.” Coincidentally, the first time I noticed this option was with the January 4, 2010 Nu.nl article entitled ‘Iran zweert wraak en benoemt opvolger van door VS gedode generaal’ (‘Iran swears revenge and names follow-up of US-killed general’). Obviously, western elites are extremely opposed to the killing of General Qassem Soleimani and obsessed with tarring Trump. The fact that Irans keeps provoking the entire world by supporting terrorist regimes and groups and kept working on long-distance ICBMs during the nuclear treaty with the United States, shows that it is one of the most dangerous countries alive.
    • Dezmeliv_Livho: “That that Soleimani wasn’t a sweetheart doesn’t need any explanation, but what those Americans now have done is only bring instability to the whole world… I hope that our [prime minister] Rutte strongly condems thios deed [from these] war-loving Americans. … It is about time that Europe turns its back on these Americans becvause this is how they drag us into a war which we do not want…”
    • Ciske: “The US is already hated for decades for their actions in the Middle East and still they keep throwing fuel on the fire. [Only good] for the American arms trade. Too bad that with that they draw the entire world, European in particular, into a conflict that no one is waiting for.”
    • DrMark: “I believe history teaches us that in general only chaos emerges when the US is going on a foreign adventure. … As far as it concerns me, the US is aiming for a slap on the wrist from the UN, for a reckless action for which the consequences can barely be overseen. [This] doesn’t bring peace to the Middle Easy any closer.”
  • Turns out, the “Selected replies” option only appears at this point, in January 2019, in news topics that appear “sensitive”. Nu.nl also pushes opinion… Below an additional example showing that Nu.nl is completely in line with the pro-Iran globalist agenda.
  • January 8, 2020, Nu.nl, ‘Trump: Geen militaire actie, wel nieuwe sancties tegen Iran’ (“Selected replies”; note: Iran kept developing ICBMs during the nuclear treaty, fights a terrorist proxy war against the Sunnis and Israel, has taken over Iraq, lied about sending oil tankers to Syria, apparently carried out several attacks on ships in the Gulf and a Saudi Arabian refinery – with Gen. Soleimani being killed alongside Kata’ib Hezbollah, a group that film s attacks on American troops and is designated a terrorist organization, with Trump explaining he received intel that Soleimani was planning a terrorist attack.):
    • “Selected reply”: “Both countries are not looking for war, but Trump does impose sanction on Iran? Is that a step closer to peace? No, of course not. Of course Iran will not do what America is asking of them. It is about time that the EU, world leaders and presidents impose sanctions on Trump.”
    • “Selected reply”: “America has killed an Iranian general. And Iran reacted with a proportial action. From which it turns out that they were not after escalation. And also weren’t the aggressor. …. [Trump] couldn’t react aggressive again. Because then he would have had glob al opinion against him.”
    • “Selected reply”: “I have a few question to Trump: 1) are Americans safer now that a week ago? 2) which advantage has been achieved by the attack [uses “aanslag” – only used in the context of “terrorist attack” in Dutch] on Soleimani?”
    • “Selected reply” of “Persianproud”: “A proportional action [Iran gave]. Through that they have let it know that they hit back back, but are not looking for escalation. I think that the US has understood the message acter this action.”
  • Throughout early 2017 Nu.nl has reported on international Trump protests as if they were grassroots (they weren’t). Then on June 14, 2017, under its new “NuCheckt” fake news fact checker, it publishes an article with the heading ‘NUcheckt: CNN puts Muslim protest in scene’. How about news websites start talking about how a giant network of NGOs are putting these protests in scene with help of media as CNN? It’s at that point that this Nu.nl entry was created. It might be interesting to keep an eye on topics NuCheckt! decides to debunk:
    • June 19, 2017: ‘NUcheckt: Can Breatharians live on light and air alone?’ (update: this article appears to be a copy and translation of a very similar Snopes.com debunking piece published on June 14)
    • June 20, 2017: ‘Nucheckt: Are the Rothschilds so rich that they can give every citizen on Earth 70 million dollars? ‘Influential bankers family has control over the world wide financial system’ (goes into a “rumor” spread by gewoon-nieuws.nl and how it is anti-Semitic. Nevermind it is a “rumor” spread by 10,000 other conspiracy authors since the beginning of the 20th century)
  • Another example showing the international character of Third World immigration propaganda can be found below. I immediately became suspicious upon seeing the top Nu.nl headline (“Oh, the children!”), predictably coinciding with newspaper headlines around the world and top superclass support (meanwhile, Nu.nl was almost live doing updates on a Doctors Without Borders (group founded by David Rockefeller and son)-allied ship that was bringing “refugees” from North Africa to Europe (why not help them over there?), but was denied entry into Italy by the new “populist” government):
    • June 15, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Bijna 4.000 kinderen van ouders gescheiden door immigratiewet VS’ (‘Almost 4,000 kids separated from parents due to US immigration law’): “Because of the [new] immigration law, all illegal immigrants in the US are seen as criminals [note: and why shouldn’t they?]. If the parents are detained, the children are placed under the care of the Department of Health.”
    • June 16, 2018, Time magazine, ‘Family Separation of 2,000 Migrant Kids Under Trump Policy’.
    • June 16, 2018 tweet of superclass member Gen. Michael Hayden (former NSA and CIA director and member of the anti-Trump Committee to Investigate Russia): “[Picture of Auschwitz] Other governments have separated mothers and children.”
    • June 16, 2018, Democrat congressman Henry Cuellar on CNN (not discussed anywhere in the liberal media): “I don’t know what image you are using [of the detention centers], but I released some of those photos [back in 2014] because it was kept very quiet under the Obama administration … about those young kids who were kept there. … Some of them were coming on their own. … Keep in mind that under the law you can separate a child if that person is not the real parent or custodian [which happens] or if there is a criminal offense. But you seeing this zero tolerence… that’s an area to look at.”
    • June 19, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Rutte vindt beelden migrantenkinderen VS schrijnend’ (‘[Prime Minister] Rutte thinks images of migrant children poignant’).
    • June 20, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Nieuwslezer biedt excuses aan voor huilen op tv’ (‘News reader apologizes for crying on tv’ (involves the virulent anti-Trump propagandist Rachel Maddow crying about migrant children separated from their illegally arrived parents).
    • June 18, 2018, MSN/AP, ‘Inside a Border Patrol facility, children wait in cages’.
    • August 2018, New York Times, ‘Judge Upholds Order for Trump Administration to Restore DACA’: “The Trump administration announced late last year that it would phase out the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA… Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia … on Friday upheld his previous order to revive [this] Obama-era program [DACA] that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation… DACA recipients — often called “Dreamers” — typically were brought to the United States illegally as children through no choice of their own.”
    • April 29, 2017, Nu.nl, ”Politie vroeg Telegraaf te zwijgen over cijfers criminele asielzoekers” (”’Police aksed Telegraaf [newspaper] to be silent about numbers on criminal asylum seekers’): “”It was not good of us that we said that no numbers existed and that subsequently we couldn’t release them in light of an ongoing investigation”, according to the [police] spokesperson. “It was not smart and, on top of that, against the law… Then we tried to come to terms with De Telegraaf by offering them another stort. That also was not communicated in a smart matter. We regret that it looked as if were interested in negotiating a deal in return for silence.””
  • Handling of George Soros bomb letter incident:
    • October 23, 2018, Nu.nl, ‘Miljardair en filantroop George Soros krijgt bom in brievenbus’: “The 88-year-old Soros, who hails from Hungary and survived the Holocaust, made a fortune with an investment fund [largely by causing nation-wide panics]. With his Open Society Foundations he is working to spread democracy and the strengtening of the justice state [actually totally undermining it]. Due to his activism and Jewish background he is a preferred target of conservatives and extreme-right groups and continually the subject of conspiracy theories [many of the theories are fact and ISGP, for starters, is liberal, with the extreme groups ran by the security services].”
  • Nu.nl has been owned by Bilderberg for a long time and potentially/likely has CIA ties:
    • While it appears to have been founded as a legitimate grassroots new media organization, in 2000 the original founders sold it for 9 million euros to the large publishing company VNU Media, which a year later later sold it on to the Finnish media concern Sanoma Media.
    • Chief Sanoma owner and chairman was Aatos Erkko (1932-2012), a name that appeared on a supposed “CIA sources” list of former CIA deputy director of operations Robert Crowley. The list is controversial, and rightly so, but no one has analyzed it more in-depth than ISGP. Turns out, the list consisting of 2,619 names is a basic Association of Former Intelligence Officers list of the 1990s (I cross-checked with a 1996 one), which includes about 100 additional names which Crowley apparently was aware of were “non-CIA personnel who regularly assisted the Agency in matters of public relations.” While the list is not reliable, the coincidence is pretty amazing, especially because only a tiny handful non-U.S. names appear on the list. Granted, Aatos Erkko, with as address listed “Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland”, could have been lifted at random from a Bilderberg list, as he visited this conference in 1991 and 1994 at the very least. That still means he’s “liberal CIA”, however, as David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger, two long-time key Bilderbergers, have been working hand-in-glove with various CIA directors since the 1950s.
    • Turns out, after creating this entry, that Sanoma is a staple of Bilderberg. Apart from Erkko, Sanoma president Mikael Pentikainen visited Bilderberg in 2005 and 2011. Without looking deeper, there may be more Sanoma executives who have visited Bilderberg. But certainly claiming Nu.nl is following the Bilderberg route is far less silly than one might initially suspect. It is also strong evidence that Bilderberg elites, in coordination with the CIA, are involved in keeping false conspiracy debates going. Dutch Bilderberg participant Herman Wijffels, through his ties to 9/11 “Truth” and UFO disinformation networks, is also evidence of this from the Netherlands.
    • Together with the Bertelsman-owned RTL Group and billionaire John de Mol (whose Big Brother show, btw, is linked to the rise of major Dutch youth news site Fok!), Sanoma dominates the Dutch online publication, print publication and television market. The influence of these networks extend to many countries in Europe, as well as to the United States.
  • Before it was taken over by major firms, Nu.nl was founded and operated by Kees Zegers, Merien ten Houten (founder of the once-popular Ilse search engine) and Sacha Prins. The reasons why they grew so quickly:
    • They always had a very basic, attractive design.
    • They were making instant online news updates in an era that the traditional print and television media didn’t yet understand this concept. Only the Volkskrant maintained an online website back when Nu.nl was founded.
    • Because the mainstream media did not understand this instant publication concept, Nu.nl was able to deliver scoops, especially with the 2000 Enschede fireworks disaster, which took place on a Saturday afternoon, meaning most print media could only report on it on Monday evening. And also with an MSN Hotmail hack exploit, most likely the one of August 2000 (there also was one in August 1999).
    • On November 5, 1999, Nu.nl, soon after its founding, Nu.nl was the first and only to publish a column of Pim Fortuyn (assassinated under curious circumstances on May 5, 2002, one week before the prime minister elections he almost certainly was going to win). The entire mainstream media had refused to print the column. It was published under the heading ‘De geweigerde column’ on Nu.nl.
    • May 9, 2014, Nu.nl, ”We waren drie jongens met het juiste idee op het juiste moment”: “Ten Houten, Zegers and Prins sold NU.nl in 2000 for 9 million euros to [major] publisher VNU, which a year later was bought by the present owner Sonoma.”

Online encycopledias and “fact checking” sites

  • Member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the big foundation-funded Poynter Institute.
  • africacheck.org/about-us/ (accessed: July 4, 2017): “Africa Check is a non-profit organisation set up in 2012 to promote accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. … In addition to South Africa and Senegal, we work in countries including Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our work is published and discussed in media across the continent.”
  • africacheck.org/about-us/how-we-are-funded/ (accessed: July 4, 2017): “Our initial funding came from a news innovation contest organised by Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) – with funding from Google. … Sources of income: 2016. … Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: … 13%. … OSF-SA [Open Society Foundation South Africa]: … 12%. … OSIWA [Open Society Institute West Africa] … 1%. … Omidyar Network: … 24%. … [Mark] Shuttleworth Foundation: … 26%. … Total income: £472,847. …
    For democracy to function, public figures need to be held to account for what they say. The claims they make need to be checked, openly and impartially.”

  • Agencia Lupa is a 2016-founded fact-checking group from Brazil and part of Joao Moreira Salles’ Piaui magazine. Salles is the son of Walter Moreira Salles, Brazil’s former foreign minister, ambassador to the U.S., and a major banker with deep Rockefeller and Ford ties.
  • Member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the big foundation-funded Poynter Institute.
  • August 24, 2016, Poynter Institute, ‘How are Latin American fact-checkers paying for their work?’: “External fact-checking is growing in general and in Latin America in particular, but paying for this work remains a key concern. … Lupa, from Brazil [was] founded as a private company in February 2016, it is primarily funded by Joao Moreira Salles, the founder of Piaui magazine.”
  • March 13, 2013, Exame.com, ‘Niobio faz dos Moreira Salles a família mais rica do Brasil’: “In his Rio de Janeiro mansion, Walther [Moreira Salles] received guests like Henry Ford II, Nelson Rockefeller, Aristotle Onassis and Mick Jagger.”

Chequeado.com (Argentina)

Center for Media and Democracy: Sourcewatch, etc.

ConservativeTransparency.org
  • ConservativeTransparency.org basically is the liberal version of ActivistFacts.com, a conservative website that tracks liberal NGO financing. Similar to ActivistFacts.com, it appears to be a continuous work in progress (or is by design a little limited in the information it provides).
  • Among the foundations ConservativeTransparency.org has checked donations from are: Allegheny Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, Donner Foundation, DonorsTrust, Earhart Foundation, Gilder Foundation, Hickory Foundation, Koch Charitable Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, etc.
  • ConservativeTransparency.org is ultimately a project of the David Brock-headed and George Soros-financed American Bridge 21st Century Foundation:
    • conservativetransparency.org/about/ (January 17, 2017): “For more information, please contact us: [email protected]
    • bridgeproject.com/about/ (January 17, 2017): “Bridge Project is dedicated to opposing the conservative movement’s extreme ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics. … © 2011-2017 American Bridge 21st Century Foundation. All Rights Reserved.”
    • opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cmte=C00492140 (January 17, 2017): “- Soros, George … 03/17/16, $1,000,000. – Earhart, Anne G. … 07/17/15 $500,000 … – Lauder, Henry … 08/08/16, $500,000.”
  • April 7, 2016, NBC News, ‘Inside Hillary Clinton’s Big Money Cavalry’: “American Bridge 21st Century Foundation has given its sister super PAC nearly $3 million so far this election cycle…
    It also does its own political work, sponsoring an effort it dubs “Bridge Project” that is “dedicated to opposing the conservative movement’s extreme ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics.” It also tracks the political activities of major Republican political organizations and individual donors…
    It reported net assets of $572,546 as of June 30, 2014, with Brock, as chairman and treasurer, drawing a salary of $80,097 for an average of 10 hours of work per week, the filing indicates.”

  • New left fact-checking website within Alexa’s top 25,000 ranking throughout 2016. It is operated through the Annenberg Public Policy Center, which in turn is financed by the Annenberg Foundation, named after the late Pilgrims Society and superclass member Walter Annenberg.
  • Foundation website: annenberg.org/initiatives/education/annenberg-public-policy-center (accessed: January 15,2017): “When the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) was established in 1993, its founders, Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, sought to increase the impact of the scholarship produced at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Policy Center’s home. … The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has developed such award-winning initiatives as FactCheck.org…”

  • factcheckeu.org/static/about (accessed: July 4, 2017): “FactcheckEU is Europe’s first crowd-checking platform. It is born out of the belief that as the EU becomes ever more integrated [read: instable due to Third World immigration] it becomes increasingly essential to develop watchdogs capable of monitoring the political debate. … The project is run by NumbersEU, a non-profit organisation set up by Pagella Politica (Italy’s top fact-checking website). It is currently made possible thanks to a grant from the Open Society Initiative for Europe. We are also grateful to Stiftung Mercator [allied with Soros, who gave a speech here] for its past support…”

  • Set up in August 2008 by the couple Jamie KilStein and Allison Kilkenny, at that point comedians living in their car. In the early months Citizen Radio was known as Drunken Politics.
  • Citizen Radio has been operating as a for profit which apparently has been solely financing itself through individual memberships. Ties to foundation-financed media outlets are overwhelming, however, and greatly helped push their readership to Citizen Radio. It also brough countless elite social justice advocates to their show.
  • Guests of Citizen Radio have included Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Rachel Maddow of NBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation, Peter Singer, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, Ralph Nader, Joe Rogan, Chris Hedges, Edward Snowden contact Glenn Greenwald, and Greg Palast.
    • wearecitizenradio.com/about/ (accessed: August 10, 2011): “”Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny have created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse.” – NOAM CHOMSKY”
  • Allison Kilkenny:
    • inthesetimes.com/community/profile/111958 (accessed: December 9, 2017): “Allison Kilkenny is an In These Times Staff Writer and the co-host of … Citizen Radio. …
      Kilkenny’s work has appeared on/in The Nation, NPR, Huffington Post, The American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times … Truthout, Alternet, Counterpunch… CBS’s Political Hotsheet, Newsweek, Al Gore’s Current TV, The Atlantic Wire, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald and Raw Story have all referenced her writing.

      She has made numerous media and stage appearances on Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, BBC Radio, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, SIRIUS radio, and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s CounterSpin, and she co-hosted a sold-out run of Citizen Radio Live! at the legendary Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York.”

  • Jamie Kilstein:
    • wearecitizenradio.com/about/ (accessed: August 10, 2011): “Jamie has also been seen on Conan, Showtime’s The Greenroom, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK The Comedy Channel in Australia and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East. He was featured on Think MTV, Comedy Centrals Weekly Evil and is a regular on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and a contributor to The Onion newspaper.”
    • October 8, 2012 Youtube Jamie Kilstein, ‘Jamie Kilstein – Conan O’Brien Show talking War Torture Drones’, words of Conon O’Brien: “My next guest is co-host of the political podcast, Citizen Radio, and a talented comedian who is making his television debut with us right here tonight, the very funny Jamie Kilstein.”
    • October 21, 2014 Russia Today Breaking The Set (with Abby Martin), ‘Taking Down the Daily Show with Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein’. Both were attacking Blackwater, protecting The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill, and talking about feminism (Kilstein was the “male feminist”), veganism (Kilstein is a vegan), the importance of global warming, etc.
    • wonkette.com/tag/jamie-kilstein (five articles from 2012 to 2016; super-extreme “new-left” outfit. For example: December 8, 2017, Wonkette, ‘Trump Officially Less Popular Than Ass Lice, And We Have Women To Thank!’).
    • March 6, 2017, Jezebel, ‘Progressive Performer Jamie Kilstein Ousted From Citizen Radio After ‘Disturbing Allegations”.
    • October 31, 2017 YouTube upload by JRE Clips, ‘Joe Rogan asks Jamie Kilstein About Being a Reformed SJW’: “[Jamie:] [Social justice] is why we became friends: you saw a gay rights thing I did on Twitter. [Joe:] Yeah… I was on Citizen’s Radio when you guys first started. [Jamie:] Yeah, you were on our poster. … The show started as a comedy show. It was called Drunken Politics before it was called Citizen Radio. I think we changed it maybe around Occupy Wall Street [early 2009 is when DrunkenPolitics.com disappeared]…”
    • October 30, 2017, JRE #1031, Joe Rogan on his Joe Rogan Experience: “…”

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and its Extra! magazine

  • As prominently revealed in the top-left corner of the website anno 2017, FollowTheMoney.org is a project of the (establishment-financed) National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP). Website slogan at the top: “The nation’s only free, nonpartisan, verifiable archive of contributions to political campaigns in all 50 states.”
  • Annual Report 2009, National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP): “The Institute is primarily supported by national foundations that focus on strengthening state democratic practices and accountability in government. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to these foundations whose grant awards made our work possible in the
    2009 fiscal year: July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009: Carnegie Corporation … Energy Foundation. Ford Foundation. Foundation to Promote Open Society. JEHT Foundation [tanked through major investments with Bernie Madoff in January 2009]. … MacArthur Foundation. Open Society Institute. The Pew Charitable Trusts. Rockefeller Brothers Fund.”
  • Greg Palast’s sister, Geri Palast, has been a member of the board of NIMSP. Both are deeply tied to liberal CIA groups and the Mossad.

Loonwatch.com (suspected)

Media Matters for America

Political Research Associates

  • PolitiFact.com is a big foundation-financed fact-checking website that has been operating since mid 2007. The website has been checking claims of leading politicians such as senators and congressmen for truth, giving each claim a ranking in its “Truth-O-Meter”, the score ranging from “true” to “pants on fire”.
  • Throughout 2016 PolitiFact.com has had an Alexa ranking of 5000th to 8000th largest site in the world.
  • politifact.com/truth-o-meter/blog/2011/oct/06/who-pays-for-politifact/ (accessed: February 2, 2017): “PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking website created by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper to sort out the truth in American politics. PolitiFact is funded primarily by the Tampa Bay Times and the ad revenues generated on PolitiFact’s website. PolitiFact also relies on grants from nonpartisan organizations. PolitiFact currently receives funding from the Democracy Fund, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In the past, PolitiFact has received funding from the Ford Foundation, Craigslist Charitable Fund and the Collins Center for Public Policy. In January 2017, PolitiFact launched a membership campaign and began accepting reader contributions. …
    Control of the newspaper and its operations, however, lies with a single executive. Upon retirement, that leader picks a successor. [Nelson] Poynter himself picked Eugene Patterson, who picked Andy Barnes, who picked the Times ‘ current chairman and CEO, Paul Tash. We know of no other news organization in the country that runs like this.
    Since 2010, the Times has partnered with other news organizations to operate PolitiFact sites in the states. Some of these partners are newspapers, such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Austin American-Statesman (both part of Cox Media Group); and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (part of Gannett Co. Inc.). We also partner with Scripps television stations based in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Ohio; with Capital Public Radio based in Sacramento, Calif., and with Billy Penn, a Philadelphia-based mobile-first news website.”
  • How ISGP got onto the trail of PolitiFact.com: January 25, 2017, PolitiFact.com, ‘Pants on Fire claim that George Soros money went to Women’s March protesters’. The article debunks the claim that thousands of protesters of the Women’s March were directly paid by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, but eventually doesn’t dig deeper into the claim that “Asra Nomani [in] the Women in the World section of the New York Times website … has now counted 65 organizations with some sort of tie, not necessarily financial, to Soros and his … the Open Society Foundation. …Nomani went through the list of 403 groups listed as partners of the march [Women’s March]…” Considering Soros’ foundation is a close partner of the foundations that have helped finance PolitiFact.com, we have an extremely blatant conflict of interest here.

  • Leading organization within an international network of privacy protecting NGOs that challenge national corporations, banks and politicians with thier negative annual Big Brother Awards whenever they violate what these NGOs perceive to be intrusions on citizen’s privacy.
  • Financing:
    • privacyinternational.org/type-resource/annual-reports-and-finances (accessed: November 7, 2019): “We are very grateful to the following organisations for their support: Adessium Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Development Research Centre, Luminate, Oak Foundation, [Soros’] Open Society Foundations, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. … We do not accept funding from corporations…”
  • Dutch branch, Bits of Freedom:
    • On November 4, 2019 this author was listening to QMusic, one of the largest youth-oriented radio channels of the Netherlands, when its news program reported that Google, among other large corporations and important government officials, had been nominated for the “Big Brother Awards” of a group called “Bits of Freedom”. Thinking it odd that such a totally random and seemingly kind of insignificant piece of information (because who says “Bits of Freedom” is trustworthy?) made it to the daily news, I checked the financing of this group. And from there also found out about its international branch.
    • bitsoffreedom.nl/over-ons/: “Bits of Freedom, founded in 1999, is THE movement that stands up for internet freedom in the Netherlands. We focus on … communication freedom and privacy.”
    • bitsoffreedom.nl/financiering/ (accessed: November 7, 2019): “Bits of Freedom is systematically financed by six funds: Adessium Foundation, SIDN, Internet4ALL, Stichting Democratie & Media, Ford Foundation and [Soros’] Open Society Foundations.”
    • bitsoffreedom.nl/bedrijfsdonateurs/ (“corporate donors”; accessed: November 7, 2019): “Mozilla…”
    • bitsoffreedom.nl/mensen/hans-de-zwart/: “From October 2013 to September 2019 Hans de Zwart was [managing] directeur of … Bits of Freedom. In the past he [worked at] Shell. …
      Hans is lid van de wetenschappelijke raad van advies van het Instituut voor Informatierecht (IViR) en van het onderzoeksproject Blockchain & Society. Van juni tot en met december 2019 vangt hij een ouderschapsverlof op in de Grantmaking Committee van het Digital Freedom Fund [digitalfreedomfund.org/our-funders/ (accessed: November 7, 2019: [Soros’] Open Society Foundations … Adessium Foundation … Ford Foundation … Democracy and Media Foundation…].”
    • bitsoffreedom.nl/mensen/lotte-houwing/ (accessed: November 7, 2019): “Policy advisor and researcher at Bits of Freedom. She is especially focused on the relationship between State and civilian and the power proportions which come with that. Thus she works on the dossier on the secret services (the Sleepwet / the Dragnet Law) and the investigative powers of the police. …
      At Rijksuniversiteit Groningen … she worked within the research group Security Technology and e-Privacy (STeP). … Lotte was an intern within the section strafrecht at [the antifa-oriented] Prakken d’Oliveira and supported [the antifa-oriented] arrestants of political action. She was dossier holder on the Intelligence- and Security Services (Wiv) at the Public Interest Litigation Project.”

Poynter Institute for Media Studies

  • rightwingwatch.org/ (subtitle) (accessed: November 22, 2015): “A project of People For the American Way dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities of the right-wing movement.”
  • PFAW has received massive funding from the Rockefeller, Soros, Ford, Tides and other foundations.

  • Project of Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which has received massive funding of the Rockefeller, Soros, Ford, Tides and other foundations. Rightweb.irc-online.org (accessed: November 22, 2015): “Institute for Policy Studies – www.ips-dc.org. RightWeb Menu.”

  • Fact-checking / “fake news” debunking website founded at a very early stage – in 1994 – by David Mikkelson and his (ex-)wife Barbara to debunk conspiracies surrounding UFOs, the Moon landing, etc. 9/11 in 2001, followed by a huge (controlled) conspiracy culture, allowed the site to explode.
  • Anno 2,000 Snopes.com has an extremely high Alex rank of 2,000 globally. Even a pilot for a TV show on Snopes.com was created, but never aired due to a lack of interest by major media corporations.
  • Anno 2017 Snopes is a member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute, financed by major foundations as Ford, Gates, Omidyar, Open Society (Soros), Park, Knight, etc. All, or virtually all other members of the Poynter Institute receive financing from this network of foundations. It appears, however, that Snopes.com has been able to survive quite easily on ad revenue over the years, most likely because it was so early in the business and largely doing it exclusively.
  • Hilariously, “liberal CIA” fact check websites as FactCheck.org and the fact checking section of About.com (controlled by the same people of the Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation) have “investigated” Snopes in the past and labeled it “free from bias”. Mikkelson is a registered Republican and his (ex-)wife Barbara is a Canadian, so everything is okidoki.
  • Additional facts:
    • The founder of Snopes.com, David Mikkelson, divorced his overweight wife and married Erin O’Bryn / Elyssa Young, a porn actor and escort, and employed her as a Snopes.com administrator. If that’s what he wants to do, fine. Good for him. It kinda sounds like a liberal thing to do. Bizarrely, Mikkelson’s new wife has ran for congress in Hawaii and was involved in anti-Bush activism.
      • December 21, 2016, Daily Mail, ‘EXCLUSIVE: Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes’: “[Elyssa Young] ran for U.S. congress in Hawaii as a Libertarian in 2004, during which she handed out ‘Re-Defeat Bush’ cards and condoms stamped with the slogan ‘Don’t get screwed again’.” It appears the accusations of Snopes.com’s liberal bias hold quite a bit of water.
    • His ex-wife started accusing Mikkelson of having used roughly $100,000 of company money for personal expenses, including hookers as Erin O’Bryn / Elyssa Young.
      • December 21, 2016, Daily Mail, ‘EXCLUSIVE: Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes – and its staff includes an escort-porn star and ‘Vice Vixen domme”: “Now they are divorced – with Barbara claiming in legal documents he embezzled $98,000 of company money and spent it on ‘himself and prostitutes’.”
    • Leading fact-checker of Snopes.com is Kim LaCapria, who has been blogging as “Vice Vixen” and online expressed an interest in SM and sex toys. A quick check on her Twitter in late June 2017 reveals recent links to such articles as The Atlantic’s The Normalization of Conspiracy Culture: People who share dangerous ideas don’t necessarily believe them, which, of course, pretends Alex Jones and other conspiracy-inventing disinformers are not simply CIA assets.
      • December 21, 2016, Daily Mail, ‘EXCLUSIVE: Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes’: “One of the lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, has also been a sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pseudonym ‘Vice Vixen.’ … She regularly provided intimate advice and reviewed sex toys, including a vibrating wand that ‘drives boys mad.'”
  • It would be interesting to study what Snopes.com’s criteria are for addressing any kind of story, as the vast majority of rumors I never heard of and are so outlandish nobody would have believed them anyway. The site almost seems as basic entertainment for those who have zero belief in any kind of conspiracies (and thus don’t get annoyed by sites as Snopes).
  • What is certain is that ISGP-studies.com, or any of its predecessor sites, has never been discussed on Snopes.com, even though one would think this site would be one of its many targets. After all, Snopes is always looking fresh meat/rumors, right?

  • StopFake was founded by students and faculty members of the Kyiv Mohyla School of Journalism in Ukraine in 2014 in response to the Russian occupation of Crimea.
  • opensocietyfoundations.org/explainers/understanding-ukraine (Soros’ Open Society Foundations; accessed: July 4, 2017): “We support independent journalism projects like StopFake.org, a fact-checking website that verifies news stories and refutes incorrect information and propaganda about events in Ukraine.”

WayBack Machine / Archive.org

  • Wikipedia was founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The Wikimedia Foundation, through which Wikipedia can receive donations, was set up in 2003.
  • ISGP has criticized the extreme censorship implemented by a good number of Wikipedia admins. While part of this is due to many admins being too “heady”, in other cases they appear to be superclass trolls or individual protecting their interests by watching over their site. There is no good way to counter the censorship of senior admins.
  • Over the years Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales have developed a lot of financial ties to the liberal superclass and key “liberal CIA” foundations – which quite possibly has allowed Wikipedia to financially survive without listing ads. Also Wikipedia’s advisory board is absolutely stacked with people who also take “liberal CIA” foundation money for other NGOs they work for. A list of these ties:
    • Wales joined the Sunlight Foundation in January 2007, about a year after it was founded. This foundation has received MASSIVE financing from “liberal CIA” foundations as Soros, Omidyar, Ford, Rockefeller, Hewlett, MacArthur and others.
    • wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Grant_report/2004 (accessed: March 25, 2018): “There was also an important meeting with the Open Society Institute’s Information Project in New York, during December. They invited the Wikimedia board to join them for part of their yearly board meeting, and are interested in helping Wikipedia expand in key languages and into the developing world.”
    • Jimmy Wales spoke at a Ted Conference in 2005. Later on he also visited Davos and the Ambrosetti Forum. He met his wife, Kate Garvey, a second time at the 2010 DAVOS conference, after which they started dating. Garvey is Tony Blair’s former diary secretary. Garvey also has been involved in activism. In 2005 she worked on the Make Poverty History campaign, which produced the Live 8 concerts. She was closely associated with the Soros-Bill Gates-backed Bono in these efforts. Later in 2005 she was appointed head of public and social affairs of the Freud Communications, founded by Matthew Freud, a great-grandson of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, whose cousin was the father of modern propaganda: Edward Bernays. She served as a go-between between Matthew Freud and the Blair couple. In 2015 she was a co-founder of Project Everyone, a campaign group dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
    • March 17, 2008, New York Times, ‘Open-Source Troubles in Wiki World’: “Mr. Wales [is] greeting the most enthusiastic Wikipedia contributors from across the globe, receiving invitations to the World Economic Forum in Davos, attending George Soros’s birthday party.”
    • March 17, 2008, New York Times, ‘Open-Source Troubles in Wiki World’: “Sue Gardner, the new executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation [2007-2014], which runs the various Wikipedia projects…” After resigning from Wikimedia, Gardner joined the Tor Project with financial backing from Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media.
    • December 13, 2007, Wikimediafoundation.org press release, ‘Wikis Go Printable’: “The Wikimedia Foundation today announced a partnership that will make it possible to obtain high quality print and word processor copies of articles from Wikipedia and other wiki educational resources. The development of the underlying open source software is supported by the Open Society Institute…”
    • wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Benefactors/2008–2009 (accessed: March 25, 2018; not much, or hidden under “anonymous”): “Major Benefactors: Arcadia. Richard Lounsbery Foundation. Patrons: Anonymous (3). Leading donors: Anonymous (6) … Sustaining donors: Anonymous (50)…”
    • wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Benefactors/2009–2010 (accessed: March 25, 2018; all of a sudden a lot): “Foundation support: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation… Omidyar Network… Hewlett Foundation… Ford Foundation… Open Society Institute… Google Inc. …Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.
      Major benefactors: … Bing [of Microsoft]
      Patrons: … Christopher Ruddy [CEO of ultraright Newsmax]
      Sustaining donors: … Joichi Ito…”
    • wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Benefactors/2010–2011 (accessed: March 25, 2018): “Major Benefactors: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. … The Brin Wojcicki Foundation [Google]. Craigslist Charitable Fund … The Ford Foundation… Google Matching Gifts Foundation … Omidyar Network … Hewlett Foundation.
      Patrons: Christopher Ruddy …
      Leading Donors: … Elon Musk…”
    • wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board (accessed: March 25, 2018): Melissa Hagemann: Melissa manages the Open Access Initiative within the Information Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI)/Soros foundations… She has held several positions within OSI including managing OSI’s Regional Library Program from 1995-1997 based in Budapest as well as the Science Journals Donation Program from 1998-2001. …
      Melissa has served on the Member of Experts’ Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Library Initiative.
      Matt Halprin: … Halprin was also Partner at Omidyar Network… Halprin was appointed to the WMF Board in August 2009…
      Benjamin Mako Hill: … Faculty Associate at the [Ford-Soros-etc.-financed] Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and an affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science — both at Harvard University. …
      Mimi Ito [sister of Joi Ito, a protege of “liberal CIA” psychedelics guru Timothy Leary]: … most recently, she has led a three-year collaborative ethnographic study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation…
      Mitch Kapor: … Co-founded the [Omidyar-Rockefeller-funded] Electronic Frontier Foundation… former Chair of the Mozilla Foundation… [and long-time advisory board member of the Soros-Rockefeller-Omidyar-Ford Foundation-backed Sunlight Foundation]
      Rebecca MacKinnon: … she resigned from CNN, and was invited to stay at Harvard as a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society [financed by foundations as Ford and Soros]. There she and fellow Wikimedia advisor Ethan Zuckerman co-founded [the Ford Foundation, etc.-funded] Global Voices Online… She serves on the Board of Directors for [the elite-linked] Tor…
      Domas Mituzas: … now working in operations at Facebook.
      Trevor Neilson: … Partner in the Global Philanthropy Group… He formed DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) with Bill Gates, Bono and George Soros, served as a founding board member, and stays involved as a member of DATA’s policy board. … Served in the Clinton White House, for the Office of Scheduling and Advance and the White House Travel Office. He then became the Director of Public Affairs and Director of Special Projects at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… Served as Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) which was initially created with investments from Bill Gates, George Soros and Ted Turner. …
      Craig Newmark: … founder of craigslist.org [and MAJOR “liberal CIA” financier alongside foundations as Ford, Rockefeller, Soros, etc.] …
      Barry Newstead: … Partner with the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting organization [funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Omidyar® Network, Hewlett Foundation]
      Jing Wang: … [Her NGO] project [was] funded by Ford Foundation in Beijing…
      Ethan Zuckerman: … director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media, and co-founder of Global Voices (globalvoicesonline.org) along with fellow advisory board member Rebecca MacKinnon. He is an affiliate at the [Ford Foundation, Soros-financed] Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, where his work focuses on technology in the developing world. Ethan also works with Open Society Institute’s Information Program, along with Melissa Hagemann. … Before that, he helped found Tripod.com, a popular community site on the early Web. …
      Alumni: …
      Danny Hillis: … Vice President, Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a Disney Fellow. … He founded the [elite-funded] Long Now Foundation [of elite “liberal CIA” psychedelics/technology pusher Stewart Brand]
      Jay Rosen: … writes at the Huffington Post and Comment is Free, the Guardian’s group blog. … Written for The Nation, … The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, TomPaine.com and many others. …
      Raoul Weiler: … Weiler founded and chairs the Brussels-EU Chapter of the Club of Rome (CoR-EU) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Club of Rome (CoR).”
    • December 7, 2007, Financial Times, ‘Wikimedia director wants more women in online encyclopedia’: “Katherine Maher is standing on a chair hanging a picture frame when I arrive at her small apartment in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. The executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation — the non-profit that runs Wikipedia — travels so often…”
      • Born in 1983. Claims she was first employed at 11 by superclass member Madeleine Albright. April 3, 2012, Katherine Maher for Levo.com, ‘A Seat at the Table: a Twitter-ful list of women crucial to foreign policy’: “In 1994, I got a job working for Madeleine Albright. She was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations [from 1993 to 1997].” Graduate in 2003 of the Arabic Language Institute’s Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN) of The American University in Cairo, “instilling a deep love of the Middle East” in her. Studied at the Institut Français d’Etudes Arabes de Damas (L’IFEAD) in Syria in 2004. Visited Lebanon and Tunisia in this period. Internships at the CFR and Eurasia Group. BA from New York University in 2005. Manager at HSBC in 2005-2007. Innovation and communication officer UNICEF 2007-2010. ICT program officer for the super-elite “democracy-sponsoring” National Democratic Institute for International Affairs of Madeleine Albright 2010-2011. ICT innovation specialist 2011-2013. Advocacy director at the Washington, D.C.-based Access Now, financed by the Ford Foundation and other “liberal CIA” foundations, 2013-2014. Chief communications officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, founded in 2003 by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and the owner of Wikipedia, 2014-2016, executive director 2016-. Director of the Soros-Rockefeller-Omidyar-Ford Foundation-financed Sunlight Foundation since March 2018. Jimmy Wales has been sitting on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation since January 2007.
  • One example of Wikipedia clearly keeping on corrupt admins is David Gerard:
    • June 11, 2017, wikipediawehaveaproblem.com, ‘David Gerard versus the block chain; a peek into an emerging wiki war’: “The Ethereum community is concerned… The Wikipedia articles on cryptocurrency and blockchain are guarded again by the “skeptic activists” on Wikipedia, especially grand wizard skeptic David Gerard… David Gerard may not be a founder, but he is on the Board of Trustees of the RationalWiki Foundation. … He is even writing a book about the blockchain… Whatever David Gerard cannot get away with on Wikipedia, he moves over to RationalWiki, another MediaWiki he manages a highly toxic troll farm.”
  • Elite ties:
  • ivir.nl/nl/twg/leadership_and_members/ (accessed: May 6, 2020; 27 members): “LEADERSHIP: Marietje Schaake … MEMBERS (*Steering Committee): Michael J. Abramowitz, President, Freedom House. … *Michael Chertoff, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. … Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation [Wikipedia]. … John Frank, VP & Head of European Union office, Microsoft. … *Clint Watts, Distinguished Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Non- Resident Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy [housed at the German Marshall Fund; advisory board: Mike Chertoff, William Kristol and John Podesta] … *Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund (Brussels)…”

Alliance for Global Justice

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

 

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER Coalition)

Berkman Kleinman Center for Internet & Security (Berkman Center)

  • Founded in 2017.
  • Officers:
    • digitalfreedomfund.org/about/our-team/ (accessed: January 25, 2020): “- Nani Jansen Reventlow: Nani is the Director of the Digital Freedom Fund. … Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University…
      – Aurum Linh: … Aurum is a technologist and product developer embedded as a Mozilla Fellow within the Digital Freedom Fund.”
    • digitalfreedomfund.org/about/board/ (accessed: January 25, 2020): “- Raegan MacDonald: Head of EU Public Policy at Mozilla (Chair)… Raegan has previously worked at Access Now and is a board member of EDRi [European Digital Rights]. …
      – Rupert Skilbeck: … previously was the Litigation Director at the Open Society Justice Initiative…
      – Karmen Turk: … She co-ordinates the Dynamic Coalition of Freedom of Expression and Media on the Internet of the UN Internet Governance Forum.”
    • digitalfreedomfund.org/about/our-friends/ (accessed: January 25, 2020): “- David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
      – Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights … and the former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. …
      – Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament: … Marietje Schaake has been named Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center’s International Policy Director.”
  • Elite ties and funding:
    • Founding managing director Nani Jansen Reventlow and Marietje Schaake both are officers of the Dutch Prince Claus Fund, alongside Prince Constantijn of Orange, a younger brother of King Willem Alexander. Schaake is also a council member of Soros’ ECFR, etc.
    • digitalfreedomfund.org/about/ (accessed: January 25, 2020): “DFF is currently supported by Open Society Foundations, Adessium Foundation, Luminate, and Ford Foundation. We previously received support from the Renewable Freedom Foundation and project funding from the Democracy and Media Foundation.”

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • Founded in 2006. Annual meeting.
  • Financiers:
    • intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/donors-to-the-igf-trust-fund (accessed: January 25, 2020): “The Secretariat is grateful to IGF Trust Fund donors, listed below in order of the size of their total contribution since 2006. Donors to the Trust Fund: Government of Finland. European Commission. … ICANN … The Internet Society (ISOC)… Government of Switzerland [and] the United States [and] the Netherlands [and] Germany [and] the UNited Kingdom [and] Japan. … Tides Foundation … Verizon … AT∓ … Facebook … Microsoft … Siemens … Google … Government of Norway [and] Sweden. Amazon. … Walt Disney … CISCO …”

  • Libertarian think tank founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard and Charles Koch. In 1976 the name was changed to the Cato Institute. Overall the institute is opposed to neoconservatism and supports liberal immigration policies, drug liberalization, gay marriage, and a very limited role of the state. It appears that because of this, liberal Eastern Establishment foundation have provided a small portion of Cato’s annual income. At the same time we see a ton of other, more conservative foundations who do not fund a single other NGO listed on this page.
  • Financing (about 15% of the total budget comes from NGOs):
    • 2007 annual report, CATO Institute, p. 46: “[Financiers:] Achielis & Bodman Foundations … Carnegie Corporation of New York … Carthage Foundation … David Koch Foundation … Ford Foundation … Joyce Foundation … Marijuana Policy Project … Open Society Institute … Sarah Scaife Foundation … William & Flora Hewlett Foundation …”
    • 2007 annual report, CATO Institute, p. 47: “[Financiers:] Achielis & Bodman Foundations … Atlantic Philanthropies … Carnegie Corporation of New York … Ford Foundation … William Randolph Hearst Foundations … William & Flora Hewlett Foundation … Joyce Foundation … Marijuana Policy Project … Open Society Institute … Sarah Scaife Foundation …”
    • More:
      • paulcraigroberts.org/pages/about-paul-craig-roberts/ (accessed: April 9, 2016): “Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen LaFollette, was published by the Cato Institute in 1990. … He was Distinguished Fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996.”
      • cato.org/people/penn-jillette (accessed: April 9, 2016): “Penn Jillette, H.L. Mencken research fellow, is the louder, bigger half of the magic/comedy team Penn & Teller. He and Teller co-host a new series on Showtime that looks to debunk junk science, scares and scams with reason and logic.”
      • cato.org/people/-teller (accessed: April 9, 2016): “Teller, Mencken research fellow, is the smaller, quieter half of Penn and Teller.”

  • Corpwatch.org/section.php?id=169 (accessed: November 25, 2015): “Since 1996, San Francisco Bay Area-based CorpWatch has been educating and mobilizing people through the CorpWatch.org website, articles and publications, and numerous action-campaigns. The organization is a project of the Tides Center. … In addition, we are an affiliate member of Friends of the Earth International [which is massively financed by all the major liberal foundations].”
  • Tides/Threshold Foundation annual grants lists reveal almost annual donations to CorpWatch in the $10,000 to $35,000 range.

  • Foundation founded on August 9, 2013 as a trust for the legal defense of whistleblowers, primarily those related to major issues as Wikileaks and allied hackers, CIA waterboarding, NSA whistleblowers and Putin opposition (Pussy Riot).
    • couragefound.org/donate/ (accessed: April 2, 2017): “If you’d like to make a donation to Chelsea Manning’s official defence fund … Edward Snowden’s official defence fund … Jeremy Hammond’s official defence fund … Matt DeHart’s official defence fund … Emin Huseynov’s official defence fund … Barrett Brown’s official defence fund …”
  • Financing/elite ties:
    • While not sure of the origins of its funds at this point (it might be grassroots, considering the massive media attention to these whistleblowers), the foundation is completely dominated by individuals involved in other NGOs that most certainly do receive backing from foundations as Rockefeller, Ford and Open Society. Think of Wikileaks, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation.
    • Early Courage Foundation advisory board member Renata Avila was employed by Soros’ Open Society Foundations for four years, overlapping with the period that she joined the Courage Foundation’s board.
      • couragefound.org/advisory-board/ (accessed: June 25, 2014; only 12 members still listed): “Renata Avila … Annie Machon…”
      • couragefound.org/advisory-board/ (accessed: September 13, 2016): “Renata Avila”
      • linkedin.com/in/renatavila/ (accessed: April 3, 2016): “Independent Consultant for Open Net at Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Company Name: Harvard University. Dates Employed: Feb 2008 – Present. …
        Country Researcher at Mapping Digital Media Project. Company Name: Open Society Foundation. Dates Employed: Nov 2010 – Sep 2014. …
        Member of the Board of Directors, Creative Commons. … Dates Employed Dec 2013 – Present. …
        Following: … TEDx and Guatemala. … Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab [and board member Mozilla Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Knight Foundation].”
    • Gavin MacFadyen was key Courage Foundation advisory board member until his death in October 2016. MacFadyen co-founded the Soros, Ford and Park Foundation-financed Center for Investigative Journalism in 2003 was a close ally and described “mentor” to Wikileaks’ Julian Assagne.
    • Early Courage Foundation acting director Sarah Harrison has been a key Wikileaks employee since 2010 and escorted Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Russia in 2013. She first came to Wikileaks as an intern at the Soros, Ford and Park Foundation-financed Center for Investigative Journalism.
      • December 29, 2014, couragefound.org, ‘Sarah Harrison and Grace North at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress’: “Courage Acting Director Sarah Harrison…”
    • Funds appear to be partially coming from Pamela Anderson (PETA activist; chair Sea Shepherd Conservation Society; appeared on Coast to Coast AM in 2006; relationship with Julian Assange since 2014): pamelaandersonfoundation.org/paf/ (accessed: April 2, 2017): “Charity and Activism links: … – PETA. … – Climate Revolution. – Free Assange! … – The Courage Foundation.”
  • Anno 2017, the Courage Foundation is listed at the bottom of the Wikileaks.org page, along with the Tor Network (also Soros-linked) and Bitcoin (possibly interesting: alleged elite pedophile Brock Pierce, a participant of the Clinton Global Initiative, served on the foundation’s board; conspiracy disinformer David Seaman relentlessly pushes Bitcoin).
  • couragefound.org/2014/11/press-release-top-musicians-actors-and-nobel-laureates-show-support-for-edward-snowden-publishers-and-whistleblowers/ (accessed: April 2, 2017): “Pamela Anderson … John Perry Barlow … Russell Brand … Noam Chomsky … John Pilger … Cenk Uygur [of The Young Turks]…”
  • couragefound.org/advisory-board/ (accessed: April 2, 2017): “Courage has a growing Advisory Board, meet some of our first members: Maria Alyokhina [and] Nadezhda Tolokonnikova [of Pussy Riot] … John Perry Barlow [co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation, etc.]. William Binney. Thomas Drake. Daniel Ellsberg [co-founder FPF]. Chris Hedges. John Kiriakou [CIA analyst who disclosed the CIA’s use of waterboarding]. … [bizarre 9/11 no-planer and hologram theorist] Annie Machon … Ray McGovern…”

  • Founded in 2003 by writer Robert W. McChesney, progressive journalist John Nichols, and activist Josh Silver:
    • freepress.net/about/board (accessed: December 29, 2019):
      – Robert W. McChesney, Director Emeritus. A co-founder of Free Press…
      – John Nichols, Director Emeritus: A co-founder of Free Press, John is The Nation’s Washington correspondent and editorial-page editor of the Capital Times [who is married to Mary Bottari, the deputy director of the Rockefeller, Soros, Ford foundations-funded Center for Media and Democracy]. …
      – Josh Silver, Director Emeritus: Josh is the co-founder and former president and CEO of Free Press. He is the founder and director of Represent.Us, a national campaign to end the undue influence of money in U.S. politics…
      – Ben Scott, Board Chair: Ben is the director of policy and advocacy at Luminate [of the Omidyar Network and] a senior advisor to [the Soros, Rockefeller, Google, etc.-tied] New America [Foundation]’s Open Technology Institute. He also led the technology-policy advisory group for the 2016 [Hillary] Clinton presidential campaign. Prior to that he served as the policy adviser for innovation at the State Department [under Obama]…
      – Ashley Allison: … She was the deputy director and senior policy advisor under Valerie Jarrett in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement.”
  • “Purpose”:
    • Pretends to be a grass-roots activist group fighting for a free media and open internet. In reality, it is just an anti-white race-baiting group trying to bring media and internet access to Third World minorities so they can more effectively vote Democrat/globalist.
    • freepress.net (accessed: December 29, 2019): “
      – $0 taken from business, government or political parties. 1,441,832 activists strong. …
      – Tell the Senate to Pass the Save the Internet Act. …
      – Urge Congress to Ban Facial-Recognition technology. …
      – 81% of White people have home-internet access, compared to 70% of Latinx people and 68% of Black people. …
      – 8 media giants control 788 broadcast-TV stations… Media Control: Who owns the media? How do we make sure regulations favor people, not corporations? …
      – Join Us as we challenge powerful corporations, hold policymakers accountable and mobilize millions….
      – How can we keep the internet open and affordable for all? Why is access key to realizing a just society? [Net Neutrality support] …
      – Activists Urge Twitter to Ban White Supremacists. … Fox News is racist. Period. …
      – How do we hold news outlets accountable? How do we make sure our communities are represented accurately? …
      – Privacy & Surveillance: Who’s tracking us online? Why are companies — and the government — spying on people? The FBI vs. Black Lives.”
  • Funding:

  • For a while this authored wondered if the Dutch “Free Press Unlimited” is linked to Free Press above. Whatever the case, it soon turned out to have similar elite ties through Marietje Schaake (close to royal family, an ECFR member, and a major Dutch globalist) and its funding sources:
    • December 16, 2011, Free Press Unlimited, ‘New vice-president of the supervisory board: Marietje Schaake’.
    • freepressunlimited.org/en/about-us (accessed: January 26, 2020): Free Press Unlimited’s work is possible thanks to the generous support of our loyal donors… Nationale Postcode Loterij, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, [European Union], Greenhost: Sustainable Hosting & Digital Security. … Free Press Unlimited is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.”
    • freepressunlimited.org/en/management (accessed: January 26, 2020): “Leon Willems (1961) was appointed Director of Free Press Unlimited in May 2011. … For years he was the producer of important news stories about the Middle-east and Sub Saharan Africa. Between 2004-2007 Willems worked for the United Nations, setting up independent radio stations in South Sudan [major conflict zone also tied to George Clooney and George Soros]. …
      Ruth Kronenburg (1964) has been Director of Operations for Free Press Unlimited since 2011. … Kronenburg is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Transnational Institute (TNI) [the Dutch branch of the “liberal CIA”-funded Institute for Policy Studies]…”

  • Website and activist movement focused on creating a world civilization in which everybody is equal and has equal opportunities. The movement is disingenuous, for starters because, as always, it is ignoring massively heightened black crime numbers and Arab religious extremism, along with white guilt. To make matters even worse, it appears to be pushing conspiracy disinformation when it became the originator of the Anneke Lucas sexual abuse story, in which ISGP’s Beyond the Dutroux Affair is linked.
    • December 19, 2016, Global Citizen, ‘My Name Is Anneke Lucas and I Was a Sex Slave to Europe’s Elite at Age 6’.
    • What was amazing to behold was that this article was largely copied by other new age – conspiracy disinformation – sustainable development combination sites, including Earth-matters.nl (chemtrails, etc.), Galacticconnection.com, Care2.com (partners include Pew Charitable Trusts, WWF, Environmental Defense Fund) and others.
  • March 27, 2017 headlines at globalcitizen.org: “- In a Major Victory for America’s Poorest, House Fails to Even Vote on [Trump’s] Healthcare Bill.
    – Africa is Kicking Off a Massive Campaign to Eradicate Polio.
    – Jay-Z is Producing a 6-Part Series & Film on Trayvon Martin Shooting [pro-Black Lives Matter].
    – Mattia C. signed a petition “Call on G20 leaders to create a world where no one is left behind””
  • Elite directors have included Arianna Huffington and Facebook- and Peter Thiel-tied whizkid Sean Parker:
    • August 31, 2016, MSNBC, ‘Arianna Huffington Joins Global Citizen’: “Arianna Huffington is joining the board of directors…”
    • globalcitizen.org/en/about/who-we-are/board-directors/ (accessed: August 3, 2020): “Sean Parker… Chris Anderson, CEO, TED [tied to the Rockefellers through his wife] … Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President, Universal Music Group … Jay Brown, Co-founder/CEO, RocNation … Mark Campana, Chief Operating Officer for U.S. Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment … Kelly Curtis, Manager, Pearl Jam … Daniel Green, Senior Advisor for Policy, Advocacy and Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … Tom Jones, COO, Women’s World Banking … Jane Rosenthal, Co-founder, Tribeca Films…”
  • Partnerships/financing:
    • globalcitizen.org/en/partners/?type=partnership (accessed: December 20, 2016): “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… Caterpillar Foundation … MSNBC … Johnson & Johnson … Comcast NBCUniversal … GLOBAL CITIZEN SUPPORTERS: YouTube … HP [which theoretically would bring in the billionaire Hewlett Foundation and Packard Foundation]. HP is proud to work with Global Citizen to help mobilize global action to end extreme poverty, and improve the planet. … NYC Parks Department … Clear Channel Communications … FC Barcelona Foundation … Forbes … Ericsson … Windows 10 … Pratt Foundation…”
    • globalcitizen.org/en/partners/ accessed: December 20, 2016): “MAJOR PARTNERS: World Vision [for Children] … Unicef … United Nations Foundation … Save the Children … Oxfam America …. One … Care… [all became partners in the 2012-2014 period] …. PARTNERS [dozens]: … Rainforest Alliance … Stand for Trees … U.S. Fund for UNICEF … Rotary International … The Earth Institute, Columbia University … UKAID, UK Department for International Development … Stiftung Weltbevolkerung … Farm Africa … USA for UNHCR … The Hunger Project … World Childhood Foundation … Overseas Developmement Institute … WSSCC … The Global Fund … United Nations Development Programme … “

Guns: Everytown For Gun Safety

Never Again MSD / Never Again Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School / March for our Lives

March For Our Lives

April 20, 2018 National School Walkout

Institute for Public Accuracy

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

  • Originated during the Seattle anti-WTO protests worldwide in 1999 and remains closely associated with the global justice movement, which criticizes neo-liberalism and its associated institutions.
    • July 26, 2005, AlterNet (Soros-financed), ‘What’s the Matter with Indymedia?’: “In the last week of November 1999, a news website run entirely by volunteers was launched. “Don’t hate the media; be the media” was the battle cry of hundreds of people who converged in Seattle to bring about the birth of the Independent Media Center (IMC, or Indymedia). The project promised the democratization of the media… Almost 6 years on, there are 149 Indymedia websites in about 45 countries on 6 continents. … Despite having no advertising budget, no brand recognition, no corporate sponsorship, and no celebrity reporters, it received 1.5 million hits in its first week–more than CNN got in the same time. …
      Since more than 450 people got IMC press passes (and scores more reported from their homes), they provided coverage of the historic protests from every block of downtown Seattle. …
      The Portland IMC has hosted at least 7 articles by or in support of antisemitic cult leader Lyndon LaRouche, the most recent from April of this year. This, combined with the frequency of conspiracy theories about 9/11, mixed in with the occasional nostalgic ode to Kurt Cobain or oddball spoof on the fundamentalist-Rapturist Left Behind book series, seriously undermines the Portland site’s usefulness.”
  • Indymedia was heavily focused on corporate exploitation, Third World political repression and climate change. The last few news updates from Indymedia.org in November 2013:
    • November 29, 2013, Indymedia, ‘Indonesian police use Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests on West Papuan independence rallies’.
    • November 22, 2013, Indymedia, ‘Civil Society stages mass walkout protest from Warsaw Climate change negotiations’: “Civil society organisations abandoned the COP19 climate change negotiations in Warsaw on mass. Members from Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union Confederation (statement) and 350.org all started leaving the conference at 2pm. This is an unprecedented action, the first time several major civil society groups have staged a mass walkout.”
  • Free Speech TV is the parent TV company for outlets as Indymedia and Democracy Now!. Free Speech TV has received grants from foundations as Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, MacArthur and more.
  • George Soros was among the early financiers of Indymedia, along with a few small grants of the Tides Foundation, at a time when the incoming Bush administration needed protesting. After that, the group and its websites didn’t evolve, except at the local level here and there, such as in Baltimore in 2008 after a Soros fellowship was offered.
    Despite its numerous branches around the world, Indymedia always has been ineffective. It’s too democratic and as a result, internal struggles with lower level staff or local branches led to the refusal of crucial Ford Foundation and Knight Foundation grants. It appears there are individuals within Indymedia who are trusted by the large foundations, but at the same time that the group is too democratic to be effective. Certainly Indymedia never published hard-hitting news. It also has a terrible webdesign. Unsurprisingly, various branches of Indymedia have attracted Neo-Nazis and Holocaust denial theories.
  • 2000, Form 990, Open Society Institute: “Independent Media Center. … To support the creation of the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. 27-Jul-00. $10,000.”
  • October 27, 2004, Accuracy in Media, ‘The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power’: “OSI has contributed $70,000 toward the far-left Independent Media Center, or Indymedia…”
  • Faill 2009, newsletter of Open Society Institute Baltimore, ‘Audacious Thinking’, p. 6: “The Indypendent Reader began in 2005 with a group of volunteers, including members of the Baltimore Independent Media Center [Indymedia], leading its editorial direction. After becoming a 2007 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Petr became the newspaper’s first full-time staffer, allowing the fledgling newspaper to grow into a popular honor-supported organization with more than 5,000 readers and a presence on the Web. The free newspaper is distributed in barber shops, coffee shops, community organizations and other locales throughout Baltimore.”
  • Incorrect? February 11, 2003, Frontpage Magazine, ‘Subversion in Bush Country’: “The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported [on November 15, 2001] that the Tides Center had given the Independent Media Center $376,000, ironically, from its “9/11 fund.” The Independent Media Center serves as an organizing outpost for protests and was the virtual staging ground for the April 20, 2002, anti-war protest in Washington.” This appears to be incorrect information, with Indymedia only having received one $5,000 grant from the Tides Foundation in 2002.
  • Tides Foundation grants lists:
    • Annual report 2001-2002: “DC Independent Media Center. $5,000.”
    • Tides grants 2004 list: “New York City Independent Media Center $1,000.00.”
    • Tides grants 2005 list: “Independent Media Center. $2,544.00.”
  • indymedia.org/en/2008/11/917045.shtml: “A $200,000 grant proposal, submitted by a group of Indymedia volunteers to the Knight News Challenge contest, has been blocked by other IMCs and subsequently dropped due to the abiding ethos that Indymedia is a counter to corporate, money-fiaxted media entities. The grant application to the Knight Foundation was to fund technical development work for Independent Media Centres (IMCs), also known as Indymedia, and has caused much controversy within the global network. … This is not the first time funding has caused controversy within Indymedia, which strives to maintain its independence and anti-corporate stance. In September 2002, the notorious Ford Foundation proposed to fund an Indymedia regional meeting. The proposal was eventually rejected as many IMC volunteers, particularly some from Argentina, were uncomfortable with accepting money from ‘such a dodgy organisation’, which is believed to have links to the CIA.”
  • docs.indymedia.org/pub/Local/ Dakar2011FoundationsList/ foundations.pdf: “Prospective Donors for WSF Independent Media Convergence Center. Foundations: … Open Society Institute-Africa Program … Atlantic Philanthropies … Ford Foundation media Group … Knight Foundation. Suggested by Rabble. … Omidyar Network. Ebay. They have funded the Indypendent. … Tides Foundation. Suggested by a friend of Nica. Transnational Institute. Suggested by Amy Wolf. Money is from Readers Digest. She has a personal contact there and would be willing to forward a note with the appeal.”

Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War

  • Linux Ubuntu was founded in 2004 by South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth.
  • In 2001 the Shuttleworth Foundation was founded. It finances a lot of the same projects as other “liberal CIA” foundations, with Shuttleworth having co-founded the carbon War Room with the globalist Richard Branson in 2009:
    • October 27, 2006, Cory Doctorow at boingboing.net, ‘Cory’s old EFF job in Europe is up for grabs’: “My old job, European Affairs Coordinator of the [Rockefeller, Omidyar, etc.-funded] Electronic Frontier Foundation, is up for grabs! … The position is jointly funded by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth and George Soros’s Open Society Initiative.”
    • carbonwarroom.com/about-us/who-we-are/founders (accessed: March 22, 2012): “Richard Branson…

      – Boudewijn Poelmann: Chairman of Dutch Postcode Lottery. …
      – [Top African globalist] Strive Masiyiwa: … In 2003 he joined the Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees. …
      – Mark Shuttleworth: Founder of the [Linux] Ubuntu Project… He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and founded HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. He moved to London in 2001, and began preparing for the First African in Space mission, training in Star City, Russia, and Kazakhstan. In April 2002 Mark flew in space, as a cosmonaut member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34 to the International Space Station. In early 2004 he founded the Ubuntu project, which aims to produce a free, high quality desktop OS for everybody.”
    • fundsforngos.org/foundation-funds-for-ngos-page/ (accessed: December 29, 2019): “Asia Foundation … Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … Mott Foundation … Ford Foundation … MacArthur Foundation … New World Foundation … Open Society Institute … Packard Foundation … Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller Foundation. Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Shuttleworth Foundation…”
    • unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Unisa-Open/OER-Funding (accessed: December 29, 2019): “Andrew W. Mellon Foundation … Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … Carnegie Corporation … Ford Foundation … MacArthur Foundation … Open Society Foundations … Rockefeller Foundation … Shuttleworth Foundation … Hewlett Foundation.”

  • MoveOn, founded in 1998, is a U.S.-domestic “new left” activism group that organizes “grassroots” protests and related political actions. Examples of its activities:
    • moveon.org front page (accessed: February 11, 2016): “PHOTOS: Resist Trump Rallies Nationwide, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and others are gathering outside Senate offices, airports, and elsewhere to oppose Trump’s cabinet, Muslim ban, and dangerous agenda.”
    • moveon.org/about/ (accessed: February 11, 2016): “We are constantly innovating how we organize at scale and work together to win the biggest campaigns of our time— ending the Iraq War, electing Barack Obama president, enacting health care reform, and taking down the Confederate flag from the state house grounds in South Carolina.”
  • December 26, 2003, CNN, ‘Soros, groups target Bush’: “Groups including MoveOn.org are banned from coordinating activities with any party or candidate. But they have gained prominence under last year’s McCain-Feingold campaign finance act which ended unregulated “soft money” donations. Democrats had relied on soft money to help claw back a Republican advantage in individual donations.”
  • Financing of MoveOn:
    • October 07, 2004, Frontpage Magazine, ‘The Shadow Party: Part II’: “Following [a] September 17, 2003 meeting … Soros and his associates poured nearly $6.2 million into MoveOn over a period of six months, according to the Center for Public Integrity. … $2.5 million [was] from Peter B. Lewis… $971,427 from Peter Bing… $100,000 from Benson & Hedges tobacco heir Lewis Cullman; and $101,000 from Soros’ 34-year-old son Jonathan T. Soros…
      In December 2003, [Jonathan Soros] collaborated with techno-rocker Moby to organize “Bush in 30 Seconds,” an online contest for the best 30-second anti-Bush TV ad. MoveOn agreed to air the winning commercial on national television.”
    • In 2016 financed by the Ploughshares Fund, a front for foundations as Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Hewlett Foundation and Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
      • Annual Report 2016, Ploughshares Fund: “Moveon.org Civic Action … $175,000.00 [and] To expand and intensify its ad campaign to increase pro-deal [Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal] messaging among Hill staffers, journalists and other political influencers, and to provide educational materials for MoveOn members. $150,000.00.”
  • Anno 2019, Moveon.org continues to be extremely active at Capitol Hill, aiding in the process of getting radical congress member elected:
    • January 3, 2019, Breitbart, ‘Rashida Tlaib’s First Day in Congress: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach the Motherf**ker.”: “On her first day as a new member of the United States House of Representatives, [Muslim] Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) called on her colleagues to begin taking steps towards impeaching President Trump.
      Tlaib was fetted at a raucous reception later in the day by left wing advocacy group MoveOn.org. Her closing remarks there were, “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.””

  • Founded in 2003, the Mozilla Foundation is the non-profit behind the well-known Mozilla internet browser and Mozilla Thurderbird email system.
  • November 30, 2015, Forbes, ‘Mozilla’s Money Story Is Like Nothing Else In Silicon Valley’: “Ten major foundations help underwrite the Mozilla Foundation’s work, led by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, which contributed $2.3 million in 2014. Others contributing more than $500,000 apiece include the Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Writing Project, the Irvine Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust.”
  • 2006-2017 Ford Foundation grants list: “Mozilla Foundation … 2011: $300,000. … 2013: $300,000. … 2014: $180,000 [and] $550,000. … 2015: $233,000 [and] $3,390,000…”
  • February 10, 2015, FordFoundation.org, ‘Leading foundations join together to launch initiative to build a stronger digital society’: “The new partnership, supported by the Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Mozilla Foundation…”
  • Anno 2017 the Mozilla Foundation has a six-member board of directors:
    • Brian Behlendorf: UCLA, Berkeley. Key player behind the Apache Software Foundation, founded in 1999. Board member Mozilla Foundation since 2003. Early participant and the chief technology guru for the Burning Man festival. Former CTO Davos / World Economic Forum. Joined the elite-backed Electronic Frontier Foundation board of directors in 2013. Joined the Linux Foundation in 2014.
    • Joi Ito: Born in Japan. Godson of psychedelics guru Timothy Leary. Met Pierre Omidyar (later of eBay and a key philantrophist) as a computer science major at Tufts. Joined the Mozilla Foundation in August 2005. Also a board member of Sony, the New York Times Company, the Knight Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation and the MIT Media Lab.
    • Cathy Davidson: Also a member of the board of advisors to the MacArthur Foundation’s “Digital Media and Learning” book series.
  • “Anti-racist”:
    • stophateforprofit.org (accessed: July 15, 2020): “Hit Pause on HateHundreds of businesses are standing in solidarity with our most deeply held American values of freedom, equality and justice and are pausing advertising on Facebook’s services. … #StopHateforProfit. Partners: ADL. Color of Change. … Free Press. NAACP. … Mozilla…
      What would you do with $70 billion? We know what Facebook did. They allowed incitement to violence against protesters fighting for racial justice in America in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others. They named Breitbart News a “trusted news source” and made The Daily Caller a “fact checker” despite both publications having records of working with known white nationalists.”

National Security Archive

NSA: Electronic Frontier Foundation

NSA: Electronic Privacy Information Center

NSA: Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • Overlaps with the above Freedom of the Press Foundation, a Wikileaks and Edward Snowden support group with ties to the usual “liberal CIA” foundations.
  • standwithsnowden.com/supporters (accessed: September 29, 2019): “We are some of the lawyers, policymakers, technologists, civil rights advocates, artists, and cryptographers who support Edward Snowden and a world free of mass surveillance. View our organizational supporters:
    Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple. George Soros … Alex Soros … Jeffrey Sachs … Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder and CEO, Twitter and Square… Daniel Ellsberg … Timothy Edgar, [ACLU lawyer and] Former White House National Security Privacy Director … Bruce Ackerman [of] Yale … Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web … Valerie Plame [CIA] … Ron Rivest, Cryptographer [and] Professor at MIT …
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Actor [who starred as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s 2016 Snowden film]. Viggo Mortensen, Actor.
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Actor. Danny Glover, Actor, Producer. Mark Ruffalo, Actor. Patricia Arquette, Actor. Daniel Radcliffe,
    Actor. Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch. Lili Taylor, Actor. … Susan Sarandon, Actor. … John Cusack, Actor… Martin Sheen, Actor. … Rosie O’Donnell, Actor… Peter Saarsgaard, Actor… Michael Moore … Oliver Stone … Noam Chomsky … Peter Gabriel …
    Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia. … Alan Rusbridger, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian [1995-2015] … Melvin Goodman, Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency. … Barry Eisler, Former CIA officer. … Laura Poitras … Glenn Greenwald … Jan Philipp Albrecht [and] Sophie in ‘t Veld [and] Matthijs van Miltenburg [MEPs] … Ancilla van de Leest…”

  • June 27, 2013, Business Insider, ‘Latest Glenn Greenwald Scoop Vindicates One Of The Original NSA Whistleblowers’: “William Binney – one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in National Security Agency (NSA) history — worked for America’s premier covert intelligence gathering organization for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he “could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution.” Binney claims that the NSA took one of the programs he built, known as ThinThread, and started using the program and members of his team to spy on virtually every U.S. citizen under the code-name Stellar Wind. Thanks to NSA whistleblower/leaker Edward Snowden, documents detailing the top-secret surveillance program have now been published for the first time. And they corroborate what Binney has said for years.”
  • In October 2013, five months after the Snowden affair broke, Glenn Greenwald left The Guardian with the announcement he was going to pursue a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.” That was Intercept magazine. And he brought Poitras with him. Ebay founder and upcoming superclass member Pierre Omidyar put up the necessary millions for the magazine to come into existence, so since then Omidyar and Poitras have been his employees.
  • Closely linked to the liberal establishment-backed Freedom of the Press Foundation.
  • Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are involved in an ever increasing amount of Rockefeller/Soros-tied NGOs. At this point they include: the Clinton Global Initiative, the Center for Public Integrity, The Elders (of Nelson Mandela), the Santa Fe Institute, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Edge Foundation.
  • The Omidyar Network had existing business ties with Booz Allen Hamilton, Snowden’s last employer. Booz Allen provided him with the NSA job that gave him access to so much of the system. Both Omidyar and Booz Allen Hamilton are major investors in Globant. In 2012 key Booz Allen director Philip Odeen was appointed to the board of Globant, with an Omidyar partner sitting on the advisory board. Earlier ISGP identified Odeen as the no. 1 “Defense Science & Technology” executive in the U.S. with deep ties to men as James Woolsey and Frank Carlucci, both CIA elites involved with Booz Allen, not to mention everything secret and illegal.
    • August 27, 2013 filing, SEC F-1 form, Globant S.A.: “Directors and Director Nominees: … Philip A. Odeen Mr. Odeen has served as a member of the board of directors since 2012. … Mr. Odeen was a director of Northrop Grumman from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Odeen retired as chairman and chief executive officer of TRW Inc. in December 2002. … Mr. Odeen has served as a director of QinetiQ North America, Inc. since 2006, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. since 2008… Board of Advisors: … Sal Giambanco: Mr. Giambanco leads the human capital and operations functions of Omidyar Network. From 2000 to 2009, he served as the Vice President of human resources and administration for PayPal and eBay Inc. … share options outstanding as of June 30, 2013 under share option agreements entered into with Endeavor Global Inc. and Omidyar Network Fund Inc., with a weighted average exercise price of $0.5337 per share…”
  • October 16, 2016, Pando.com, ‘What the hell? Pierre Omidyar selects one of Edward Snowden’s former Booz Allen bosses to be an Omidyar Fellow’: “The director of US intelligence, James Clapper, was a Booz Allen executive, and former NSA director Michael McConnell is now a Booz Allen VP. In other words, if you’re with Edward Snowden in any way, Booz Allen [Snowden’s former employer] is the enemy. So it may come as a surprise that billionaire Pierre Omidyar — owner and publisher of The Intercept, which holds the only complete cache of Snowden’s NSA files — has just selected one of Snowden’s former bosses at Booz Allen’s Hawaii branch to join the Omidyar Fellows program.”
  • December 3, 2014, Vanity Fair, ‘The Unmanageables’: “eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s differences with First Look Media staff have been all over the press. … One of its most high-profile journalists, former Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, left in October after clashing with Omidyar and his deputies, amid allegations of insubordination and possibly gender-based hostility on Taibbi’s part. John Cook, editor in chief of what is so far First Look’s only publication, The Intercept, is leaving the site at the end of 2014 to return to his former employer, the gossip-and-news site Gawker. These departures have laid bare how Omidyar’s process-driven approach to management clashed with the ways of the independent-minded journalists he hired. … The task at that point was to prepare to launch a number of digital magazines that would feed into Firstlook.org. Taibbi’s site, Racket, was still officially unnamed, though Taibbi had hired Alex Pareene, from Salon, to be his executive editor. Meanwhile, Temple explained to me, all of The Intercept’s founding editors—Greenwald, Poitras, and Scahill—were busy on their own projects. “Laura is in Berlin making a movie. Glenn is writing a best-seller. Jeremy is at the Academy Awards,” he said. “It’s all stratospheric.” The Intercept’s first story, published in February, was a joint venture between Greenwald and Scahill on the N.S.A.’s role in the government’s drone program. Initially, the site published articles periodically, but the announcements of new hires seemed more frequent than the stories. … t Omidyar had put in place a three-month hiring freeze. If there was a specific need related to the Snowden archive, Bates said, then the hire could go through, but otherwise Omidyar wanted to buy some time to reflect. When Greenwald and Poitras came to New York to accept a Polk Award for the Snowden stories that had appeared in The Guardian, Greenwald, Poitras, and Scahill arranged a video chat with Omidyar about the purported freeze. Omidyar said that there was no freeze and that there had been a misunderstanding. Still, John Cook and Matt Taibbi found it difficult to get hires approved for The Intercept and Racket. In June, Greenwald, Poitras, Scahill, and Taibbi wrote a private letter to Omidyar expressing their displeasure. They complained about arbitrary restrictions on hiring and a lack of clear budgets for the two sites. The letter, after back-and-forth discussions between First Look journalists and management, resulted in a clear budget for The Intercept and increased autonomy. During this time, The Intercept was publishing significant national-security stories, not all of them based on Snowden’s documents. Over the course of a month—from early July to early August—The New York Times followed three such stories from The Intercept, and credited the site with breaking the news. In late July, Omidyar announced in a blog post that, instead of launching a variety of sites, First Look would be “building out” The Intercept and Racket. No other sites were immediately planned, and First Look would focus on experimenting with the technical aspects of distributing First Look’s journalism, rather than simply creating new content.”
  • Bizarrely, In March 2017 former The Intercept staffer Juan Thompson, a radical Black Lives Matter supporter whose entire short career can be linked to groups financed with “liberal CIA” foundation money, was caught making countless bomb threats against Jewish centers in the United States (weeks later Israeli teen and hacker Michael Kaydar was arrested as making over 2,000 terrorist threats overall, many to Jewish centers and even a threat to a Pentagon official, apparently out of financial motive):
    • March 3, 2017, Washington Post, ‘Former journalist arrested, charged with threats against Jewish facilities’: “”We were horrified to learn this morning that Juan Thompson, a former employee of The Intercept, has been arrested in connection with bomb threats against the ADL and multiple Jewish Community Centers in addition to cyberstalking,” Charlotte Greensit, the Intercept’s managing editor, said in a statement Friday. … [The threats] forced people from dozens of Jewish Community Centers, schools, offices and day cares, contributing to heightened anxiety about anti-Semitism nationwide. … Thompson is not believed to be responsible for all of the threats…”
    • theintercept.com/staff/juan/ (accessed: March 27, 2018): “Articles [from 2015] by Juan Thompson on theintercept.com: … ‘Footage of Police Violence Puts Heat on Chicago Officials’ … ‘Black Lives Matter Activists Blocked From Entering Trump Campaign Rally’ … ‘Nothing Funny About a Leading Presidential Candidate Spreading Racist Propaganda on Crime'”
    • theintercept.com/staff (accessed: October 16, 2015): “Juan Thompson. Reporter. Juan Thompson is a journalist with a focus on crime, punishment, the police state, and race. [email protected]
    • theintercept.com/staff/juan/ (accessed: October 16, 2015): “Juan Thompson is a journalist with a focus on crime, punishment, the police state, and race. Prior to joining The Intercept, he worked as a production assistant and reporter at Chicago’s NPR member station WBEZ [also listed at Public Radio International (pri.org/programs/wbez), like NPR financed by the Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, etc. Looking at the website WBEZ.org on April 22, 2018, the top article is titled ‘Which Historical Monuments Have Sparked Controversy In Chicago? [over racism]’, followed by ‘From Columbine To Parkland: Art And Activism’, an article about Obama’s heritage and an article titled ‘[Black] Lawmakers Seek Broader Reviews Of Suburban Police Shootings’.] and as a reporter for DNAinfo Chicago [owned by billionaire Joe Ricketts, a trustee American Enterprise Institute 1999-2007, ally of Libertarian activist Eric O’Keefe, and a Trump supporter. His daughter, Laura Ricketts, is a Lesbian LGBTQ activist, Clinton-Obama fundraiser and director of Ford Foundation, etc.-backed LGBTQ group Lambda Legal, one of whose staffers burned himself to death in NYC in April 2018 over global warming)].” Juan Thompson is black man born in 1983. Attended the elite Eastern Establishment Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and was connected to the student newspaper. Countless “liberal CIA” activists, including many women, have a Vassar background.

  • While finding it a strange idea that the supposedly “grass roots” operators of the encrypted browsing software Tor would be able to challenge the NSA on their online surveillance capacity, I never paid much attention to the group. That is, until reading in mid 2016 on Holland’s most famous news aggregate website Nu.nl (linked to the CIA, according to the Crowley files) that the group’s CEO, Jacob Appelbaum, was forced to leave the company over (quite possibly bogus) sexual harrassment charges and that Electronic Frontier Foundation CEO Cindy Cohn was brought on board as a board member. And also that Buzzfeed was scooping stories on The Tor Project. I wondered: What kind of “grass roots” freeware has a compony with a board and gets frontpage headlines internationally? Apart from Tor, quite possibly none. Then again, with Cindy Cohn of the Rockefeller/Omidyar-backed Electronic Frontier Foundation joining Tor, the “grass roots” aspect is definitely out of the window.
  • Then we take a look at the biography of Tor co-creator and CEO Jacob Appelbaum:
    • Member of Greenpace’s IT team in the early 2000s, as well as a volunteer for the for Ruckus Society and the Rainforest Action Network, all of them financed by “liberal CIA” superclass foundations as Rockefeller, Turner and Ford.
    • Appelbaum used to work as a security specialist for George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
    • Appelbaum used to work as a security specialist for the Soros and Omidyar-backed Tactical Technology Collective, which has been organizing trainings in countries as Croatia, Uganda, Indonesia and India for youth activists in how use social media:
      • October 11, 2016, The Guardian, ‘Power, secrecy and cypherpunks: how Jacob Appelbaum ripped Tor apart; Once part of Julian Assange’s inner circle, the prominent tech activist is facing a slew of troubling allegations’: “[Appelbaum’s] profile [soared] in 2010 when he stood in for Julian Assange [of Wikileaks] as the keynote speaker at the Hackers on Planet Earth (Hope) conference in New York. … Former colleagues say that Appelbaum acted as a gatekeeper for Assange, controlling access to him
        Then in 2004, he started volunteering as a developer for the Tor Project…
        Appelbaum started to build credibility through his work as a security specialist for non-profit organizations including Greenpeace, the Open Society Institute, Tactical Tech, the Ruckus Society, Rainforest Action Network and Kink.com, a San Francisco BDSM porn site.”
      • tacticaltech.org/about/funding (accessed: March 8, 2017): “Our main funders are the Oak Foundation, SIDA, the Open Society Foundation, and the Sigrid Rausing Trust. We also receive grants from Omidyar Network and AJWS.”
    • Member Cult of the Dead Cow hacker collective 2008-2016.
    • Spotted at home while giving a hacking demonstration to “liberal CIA” Rolling Stone magazine with a Guy Fawkes mask on the wall, so obviously very close to Anonymous.
    • By 2010 a chief technical advisor and representative of Julian Assagne, the founder of Wikileaks in 2006. Wikileaks actually runs on Appelbaum’s Tor network. Appeared on Julian Assagne’s 2012 television program World Tomorrow.
    • From at least 2013 until 2016 on the Technical Advisory Board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Snowden-Ellsberg-Wikileaks group backed by elite foundations as Rockefeller, MacArthur, Soros and others.
    • In December 2013 he presented at the Chaos Communication Congress Snowden documents revealing how the NSA can tap your Iphone. Also published a number of articles based on his unique access to Snowden documents.
  • June 22, 2004, Jacob Appelbaum for Greenpeace.org, ‘Geeks Love Trees, Too’: “As part of the Greenpeace IT team, I spend most of my days in an office working with electronics, computers or some other anti-luddite activity. Recently I had a chance to break out from the mold and spend the night in 80 feet up a 500-year-old douglas fir.”
  • December 1, 2010, Rolling Stone, ‘The American Wikileaks Hacker’: “Appelbaum is the only known American member of Wikileaks and the leading evangelist for the software program that helped make the leak possible. …
    He demonstrates this to me when I meet him, this past spring, two weeks before Wikileaks made headlines around the world by releasing a video showing U.S. soldiers killing civilians in Iraq. I visit him at his cavernous duplex in San Francisco. The only furniture is a black couch, a black chair and a low black table; a Guy Fawkes mask hangs on a wall in the kitchen. The floor is littered with Ziploc bags containing bundles of foreign cash: Argentine pesos, Swiss francs, Romanian lei, old Iraqi dinars bearing Saddam Hussein’s face. The bag marked “Zimbabwe” contains a single $50 billion bill. Photographs, most of them taken by Appelbaum, cover the wall above his desk: punk girls in seductive poses and a portrait of his deceased father, an actor, in drag. …
    No one has done more to spread the gospel of anonymity than Appelbaum, whose day job is to serve as the public face of the Tor Project, a group that promotes Internet privacy through a software program invented 15 years ago by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He travels the world teaching spooks, political dissidents and human rights activists how to use Tor to prevent some of the world’s most repressive regimes from tracking their movements online. He considers himself a freedom-of-speech absolutist. “The only way we’ll make progress in the human race is if we have dialogue,” he says. “Everyone should honor the United Nations human rights charter that says access to freedom of speech is a universal right. Anonymous communication is a good way for this to happen. Tor is just an implementation that helps spread that idea.”
    In the past year alone, Tor has been downloaded more than 36 million times. A suspected high-level member of the Iranian military used Tor to leak information about Tehran’s censorship apparatus. An exiled Tunisian blogger living in the Netherlands relies on Tor to get past state censors. During the Beijing Olympics, Chinese protesters used Tor to hide their identities from the government.
    The Tor Project has received funding not only from major corporations like Google and activist groups like Human Rights Watch but also from the U.S. military, which sees Tor as an important tool in intelligence work. The Pentagon was not particularly pleased, however, when Tor was used to reveal its secrets. Wikileaks runs on Tor, which helps to preserve the anonymity of its informants. Though Appelbaum is a Tor employee, he volunteers for Wikileaks and works closely with Julian Assange, the group’s founder. “Tor’s importance to Wikileaks cannot be understated,” Assange says. “Jake has been a tireless promoter behind the scenes of our cause.”
    In July, shortly before Wikileaks released the classified Afghanistan war documents, Assange had been scheduled to give the keynote speech at Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), a major conference held at a hotel in New York. Federal agents were spotted in the audience, presumably waiting for Assange to appear. Yet as the lights darkened in the auditorium, it was not Assange who took the stage but Appelbaum. …
    For the next 75 minutes, Appelbaum spoke about Wikileaks, urging the hackers in the audience to volunteer for the cause. Then the lights went out, and Appelbaum, his black hoodie pulled down over his face, appeared to be escorted out of the auditorium by a group of volunteers. In the lobby, however, the hood was lifted, revealing a young man who was not, in fact, Appelbaum. The real Appelbaum had slipped away backstage and left the hotel through a security door. Two hours later, he was on a flight to Berlin.
    By the time Appelbaum returned to America 12 days later and was detained at Newark, newspapers were reporting that the war documents identified dozens of Afghan informants and potential defectors who were cooperating with American troops. (When asked why Wikileaks didn’t redact these documents before releasing them, a spokesman for the organization blamed the sheer volume of information: “I just can’t imagine that someone could go through 76,000 documents.”) Marc Thiessen, a former Bush speechwriter, called the group “a criminal enterprise” and urged the U.S. military to hunt them down like Al Qaeda. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, said that the soldier who allegedly provided the documents to Wikileaks should be executed.
    Two days later, after speaking at a hackers conference in Las Vegas, Appelbaum was approached by a pair of undercover FBI agents. …
    Appelbaum has been off the grid ever since — avoiding airports, friends, strangers and unsecure locations, traveling through the country by car. He’s spent the past five years of his life working to protect activists around the world from repressive governments. Now he is on the run from his own.”

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  • The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement (#OccupyWallStreet) with its slogan “We are the 99%” began on February 2, 2011 with the anti-corporate group Adbusters. Over the course of 2011 the ad campaign was expanded and resulted in thousands of protestors, backed by labor unions, as well as Anonymous, occupying Zuccotti Park, right next to Wall Street, on September 17.
  • The thing is, since 2001, Adbusters had received over $300,000 in financing from the Tides Foundation, a clearinghouse / money laundry for wealthy East and West Coast liberals, since 2005 largely centered around George Soros’ secretive Democracy Alliance. In particular, the Tides Foundation is coordinating its financing with the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, George Soros, Bill Gates, and had Joanie Bronfman, a niece of Edgar Bronfman, Sr., on its board of directors (by 2015 chair). Together they finance the entire spectrum of the New Left: from sustainable development to social programs and a whole range of media outlets: Mother Jones, The Nation, Harper’s, etc.
  • Tellingly, Tides has also been a conduit to finance various scammy/counter-culture enterprises of Coast to Coast AM guests. A list of relevant sources is following. There’s too much focus on Soros alone, but at the same time it is clear that the liberal wing of the Eastern Establishment is behind the rise of Occupy Wall Street.
  • The involvement of Rockefeller-Soros economist Joseph Stiglitz – a top superclass member – is another good example of OWS backing from these liberal establishment corners. Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein, who has been receiving large funds from all the major liberal foundations for her later climate change work, is another example.
  • September 15, 2011, Frontpage Magazine (ultraconservative), ‘Radical Rage: Marxist Mob Plans to Occupy Wall Street: The Left prepares for an “anti-banking jihad” to cause massive upheaval’: “According to Adbusters, the Noam Chomsky-friendly magazine that regards capitalism as a disease and consumer advertizing as mental pollution, 20,000 radicals, union members, and others are expected to occupy Wall Street. “Hacktivists” [Anonymous], who use computers and computer networks as a means of protest to promote political ends, are also expected to participate tomorrow. Adbusters Media Foundation of Vancouver, Canada, the nonprofit behind the “anti-consumerist” magazine, has received funding from organizations associated with radical philanthropist George Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a donor collaborative that wants to push America even farther left. The foundation has received $176,500 since 2001 from the Glaser Progress Foundation, which was created by Alliance member Rob Glaser. Glaser heads the online multimedia company RealNetworks. The Adbusters Media Foundation has also taken $309,773 from the Tides Foundation since 2001. Tides was created by Drummond Pike [of the Democracy Alliance]…”
  • November 3, 2011, Frontpage Magazine (ultraconservative), ‘Occupy Wall Street and Soros; Fingerprints Who is funding the neo-communist uprising?’: “The nonprofit organization that has taken Soros’ money is the Alliance for Global Justice. It is managing donations benefiting the anarchists, socialists, communists, empty-headed Naomi Klein followers, and hippies now occupying [OWS’] Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. As of Nov. 2, the Alliance reported $206,000 in donations earmarked for Occupy Wall Street. The Wall Street Journal estimates Occupy Wall Street has taken in a grand total of $500,000 so far but that doesn’t appear to take into account non-monetary donations such as food, power generators, clothing, shoes, camping gear, and sleeping bags. …
    The Open Society Institute [of Soros] has given $24.6 million to the Tides network of philanthropies since 1999. … It is possible that Soros secretly gave money to Occupy Wall Street through Tides. Since 2001 the Tides Foundation has given almost $310,000 to Adbusters, the anti-corporate magazine based in Canada. It is possible that money came from Soros. The Adbusters Media Foundation organized the “US Day of Rage” on Sept. 17 that kicked off the protest that has come to be known as Occupy Wall Street. One of Soros’s fellow Democracy Alliance members, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, has given to Adbusters Media Foundation. His Glaser Progress Foundation gave the group $176,500 in 2001. The RealNetworks Foundation gave Adbusters $250 in 2002.
    The remnants of the ACORN network are also involved in Occupy Wall Street. As I previously reported, the Working Families Party, an ACORN front group, is participating in the protests by raising money and paying for rent-a-mobs. Building on evidence I uncovered weeks ago, FoxNews.com is reporting that New York Communities for Change (NYCC), the new ACORN front group that replaced ACORN’s New York chapter last year when ACORN declared bankruptcy, is raising money for Occupy Wall Street. NYCC executive director Jon Kest, a longtime ACORN activist, denies his group is connected to Occupy Wall Street.
    MoveOn, which has received millions of dollars from Soros personally, is raising money and trying to help the protesters in lower Manhattan and at “occupations” throughout the country. The group created a website, Occupy Wish List, where protesters list what they need and donors pledge to give it to them.”
  • Occupy D.C. was co-founded by several persons involved in the Soros-funded MoveOn.org and later with the Soros-funded Other 98% website.
  • Conservative outlets as Frontpage Magazine are focusing too much on George Soros alone. Many other elite foundations are backing Tides:
  • tides.org/i-want-to/increase-my-foundations-impact-capacity (accessed: September 3, 2015): “In partnership with institutions like The California Endowment, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, [George Soros’] Open Society Institute, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, [Bill & Melinda] Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, and many others, we have granted hundreds of millions of dollars.”
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund: rbf.org/grant/10767/tides-foundation-5 (accessed: September 3, 2015): “Tides Foundation GRANT DETAIL. http://www.tidesfoundation.org, San Francisco, CA, United States. $500,000 for 1 year. For its Connect U.S. Fund. Award Date: November 19, 2009. Program Peacebuilding. … Other Grants Given To This Grantee Tides Foundation $60,000 for 1 year For its VoteRunLead project. Program: Democratic Practice Award Date: 06/24/2014 Tides Foundation $50,000 for 1 year For its project, SumOfUs Education Fund. Program: Democratic Practice Award Date: 04/22/2014 Tides Foundation $200,000 for 1 year For its Connect U.S. Fund. Program: Peacebuilding Award Date: 10/20/2011”
    • tides.org/about/board (accessed: September 17, 2011): “TIDES FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Joanie Bronfman, Anne Mosle, john a. powell [sic], Chuck Savitt, Joel Solomon, Chair.”
    • tides.org/about/board (accessed: September 3, 2015): “TIDES FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Joanie Bronfman, Chair… Joanie Bronfman is a long-time advocate of social justice. She was a founder of the Threshold Foundation’s Social Justice Committee, the Women Donors Network and the Jewish Funders Network. Over the years, Joanie has served on the boards of Tides Canada and the Threshold Foundation. She was a member of the Racial Justice Working Group of the Women Donors Network. She has also been a member of several funding circles including: the Ms. Foundation Safety Circle and Democracy Funding Circle, as well as the Global Fund for Women’s circle on issues of Trafficking, and Women’s Rights and Traditional Practices.”
    • tides.org/about/board (accessed: September 3, 2015): “TIDES FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: … Sid Espinosa … Sid Espinosa is an American businessman and politician. … Sid is currently the Director of Corporate Citizenship for Microsoft Corporation. … After working at the Democratic National Committee during the 1994 congressional campaigns, Sid joined the Clinton Administration, and worked both at the White House and then as an Advisor to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno at the U.S. Department of Justice. “
  • August 10, 2010, New York Observer, ‘Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman’: “In 1987, Joanie Bronfman, then a Brandeis philosophy doctoral candidate and the daughter of Edgar Bronfman Sr.’s cousin Gerald, investigated the peculiar psychoses of the rich in her dissertation The Experience of Inherited Wealth: A Social-Psychological Perspective. … Ms. Bronfman argued that inheritors of massive wealth tend to be emotionally stunted. They adopt paranoid worldviews and come to see humans as radically selfish. …
    The heiress wanted to meet the Dalai Lama. She wanted the Dalai Lama to be her friend. She had been obsessed with him for two and a half years. “I was literally in my bedroom one day listening to his tapes and thought to myself, ‘Wow, this guy is amazing!'” Sara Bronfman told an Albany AM radio host last year. When His Holiness arrived in town the next day, Ms. Bronfman could take credit for his presence.”
  • blog.tides.org/2011/10/12/why-we-support-the-occupywallstreet-movement/: “#OccupyWallStreet is clearly a people’s movement. There is a minimal presence of organized labor and it has purposely forgone the sometimes distracting charismatic personalities of many other movements in the making. Understated, organized, and committed are adjectives that best describe #OccupyWallStreet. Others are scalable, patient, and strategic. All of these qualities seem to elude the press. As expected, conservative media are characterizing #OccupyWallStreet as an anomaly comprised of crazy anarchists. Other relatively progressive but mainstream media organizations are also undermining the power of these massive pods of patient protestors popping up all over the country. Dismissing the wisdom, history, and innovation of the group, these media outlets have framed #OccupyWallStreet as a group of misinformed individuals without an agenda or clear plan. Nonsense! From the bus boycotts to the Black Panthers, #OccupyWallStreet represents the results of historical marginalization and lack of true representation in the US Congress, on Wall Street, and in local elected offices. #OccupyWallStreet represents the best of American ideals and ingenuity. They are inclusive, intergenerational, focused, and democratic. As the new Chief Executive Officer of Tides, I am thrilled that #OccupyWallStreet has emerged and continues to grow. Since our inception, Tides has supported such movements. Our commitment to racial, social, and economic justice within healthy communities remains strong after 35 years.”
  • Possibly a coincidence: The Occupy Wall Street movement was able to camp for a long time in Zuccotti Park close to Wall Street, because it is privately owned by Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. A quick check reveals that Brookfield’s chair and CEO was John Zuccotti, a trustee of the elite billion dollar Doris Duke Charitable Fund after whom the park is named. In addition, Brookfield also has a relative close association with the Bronfman family and other elites:
    • November 3, 2013, Jewish Business News, ‘Brookfield Asset Management in the News With Three Major Transactions Totalling $8.9 Billion’: “At one point in its history [1970s] control of the company was taken over by Edper investments, a vehicle for the interests of Peter Bronfman, the Toronto cousin of Charles and Edgar Bronfman and who died in 1996.”
    • In 2006 Brookfield aquired Trizec Properties, which at the time was headed by 1001 Club member and, as a close friend of Prince Charles and the Rothschilds, top elitist Peter Munk. Trizec was founded in 1960 by William Zeckendorf, once a property portfolio manager for Vincent Astor who in 1946 sold 17 acres of land to John D. Rockefller for what would soon become the United Nations building. Edward and Peter Bronfman had acquired a majority stake in Trizec in the 1970s through their company Edper Holdings. By 1995 the Bronfmans have fully divested themselves from Edper, which in 1997 becomes the EdperBrascan Corporation, in 2000 the Brascan Corporation, and in 2005 Brookfield Asset Management, which takes over Trizec in 2006. So while Brookfield Asset Management, which is considered one of the “greenest” companies in the world, did not have a clear tie to the Bronfmans or other elites by 2011, it most certainly has a very strong historical tie.
    • On October 11, three weeks after the occupation, Brookfield’s CEO, Richard Clark, asked the NYC police to clear Zuccotti Park. He later withdrew the request and the protestors were allowed to stay.
  • October 03, 2011, BWOG: Columbia Student News, ‘Stiglitz Speaks at Occupy Wall Street’ (Stiglitz is a major Soros and Rockefeller-allied economist and himself a soild superclass member): “Yesterday, our very own Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate for economics, stopped by Zuccotti Park to talk to the protestors, along with fellow economist Jeff Madrick. … “There’s a system where we socialize losses and privatize gains,” he continued. “That’s not capitalism, that’s not a market economy, that’s a distorted economy and if we continue with that we won’t succeed in growing, and we won’t succeed in creating a just society.” This obviously went down well with the crowd, and Prof Stiglitz appeared to be very chuffed. Watch the full speech, or read our transcript below:”
  • October 20, 2011, National Public Radio (NPR), ‘Exploring Occupy Wall Street’s ‘Adbuster’ Origins’: “The protests go by a variety of names: “Occupy Wall Street,” “American Autumn,” “The 99 Percent.” And the lack of a unified message is matched by a lack of centralized control. But the protests share a common spark: a disillusioned Canadian adman. The Occupy protests seemed to come out of nowhere. But the early participants, like John Garcia in downtown Seattle, point to a very specific catalyst. “I get Adbusters, so that’s how I heard about it,” he says. Adbusters is an anti-consumerism magazine based in Vancouver, British Columbia. This summer, it proposed a Sept. 17 “occupation” of Wall Street, and the idea caught fire. Adbusters doesn’t claim any control over the protests. It wouldn’t give NPR an interview, for instance, for fear of overshadowing the movement. It sees itself more as an idea shop, sort of an “anti-advertising firm” that takes special glee in creating fake ads to subvert the message of real products. … The man behind all this is Kalle Lasn, a puckish, Estonian-born former adman who still considers himself to be, in the language of the industry, a “creative.” In a 2006 speech, Lasn said, “I have a feeling that right now, this human experiment on planet Earth is hitting the wall!” He was speaking to an audience of fellow “creatives” — graphic designers, in this case — at a conference in Berlin. Lasn lamented the environmental and psychological cost of modern capitalism, and he laid special responsibility on the shoulders of advertising professionals. “We are the cool-makers and the cool-breakers,” he said. “We are the people who create the look of the magazine. We are the people who create the feeling and the tone of television or the give and take of the Internet. More than any other profession, I think that we have the power to change the world.” Former advertising art director Matt Soar, who is now a professor of communications at Montreal’s Concordia University, agrees — to a point. “I think it’s a relatively constrained kind of power,” he says. “I don’t think it’s an unbridled power.” Soar says Lasn can get a little carried away with his vision of graphic designers as the vanguard of a revolution. But Lasn has been influential, he says, especially on younger people. … And as the continuing scene in lower Manhattan attests, Lasn certainly knows how to launch a campaign.”
  • October 13, 2011, Reuters, ‘Soros: not a funder of Wall Street protests’: “George Soros isn’t a financial backer of the Wall Street protests, despite speculation by critics including radio host Rush Limbaugh that the billionaire investor has helped fuel the anti-capitalist movement. Limbaugh summed up the chatter when he told his listeners last week, “George Soros money is behind this.” Soros spokesman Michael Vachon said that Soros has not “funded the protests directly or indirectly.” He added: “Assertions to the contrary are an attempt by those who oppose the protesters to cast doubt on the authenticity of the movement.” Soros has donated at least $3.5 million to an organization called the Tides Center in recent years, earmarking the funds for specific purposes. Tides has given grants to Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada whose inventive marketing campaign sparked the first demonstrations last month. Vachon said Open Society specified what its donations could be used for. He said they were not general purpose funds to be used at the discretion of Tides — for example for grants to Adbusters. “Our grants to Tides were for other purposes.” Tides declined to comment. According to IRS disclosure documents from 2007-2009, the latest data available, Soros’ Open Society gave grants of $3.5 million to Tides, a San Francisco-based group that acts almost like a clearing house for other donors, directing their contributions to liberal non-profit groups. Among others the Tides Center has partnered with are the Ford Foundation and the Gates Foundation. IRS disclosure documents and reports from Tides also show that Tides gave Adbusters grants of $185,000 from 2001-2010, including nearly $26,000 between 2007-2009. The Vancouver-based Adbusters publishes a magazine with a circulation of 120,000 and is known for its spoofs of popular advertisements. It says it wants to “change the way corporations wield power” and its goal is “to topple existing power structures.” Adbusters co-founder Kalle Lasn said the group is 95 percent funded by subscribers paying for the magazine. “George Soros’s ideas are quite good, many of them. I wish he would give Adbusters some money, we sorely need it,” he said. “He’s never given us a penny.” Adbusters may have sparked Occupy Wall Street but it is by no means in control of the disparate movement, with the protests now in their fourth week and spreading to cities across America. President Barack Obama, BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink and Soros himself are among those who have expressed sympathy for the protesters’ frustration with high unemployment. SHARED FRUSTRATION “I can understand their sentiment,” Soros told reporters last week at the United Nations about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, which are expected to spur solidarity marches globally on Saturday. He declined to comment further.”
  • September 15, 2011, Frontpage Magazine (ultraconservative), ‘Radical Rage: Marxist Mob Plans to Occupy Wall Street: The Left prepares for an “anti-banking jihad” to cause massive upheaval’: “According to Adbusters, the Noam Chomsky-friendly magazine that regards capitalism as a disease and consumer advertizing as mental pollution, 20,000 radicals, union members, and others are expected to occupy Wall Street. “hacktivists” [Anonymous], who use computers and computer networks as a means of protest to promote political ends, are also expected to participate tomorrow. Adbusters Media Foundation of Vancouver, Canada, the nonprofit behind the “anti-consumerist” magazine, has received funding from organizations associated with radical philanthropist George Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a donor collaborative that wants to push America even farther left. The foundation has received $176,500 since 2001 from the Glaser Progress Foundation, which was created by Alliance member Rob Glaser. Glaser heads the online multimedia company RealNetworks. The Adbusters Media Foundation has also taken $309,773 from the Tides Foundation since 2001. Tides was created by Drummond Pike [of the Democracy Alliance]…”
  • adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet (timeline) (accessed: November 28, 2015): “The joyous freedom of possibility. Dissent can be personal, collective, creative — whatever you want it to be. Revolt can be physical or spectral, a blackspot on a corporate logo or a digital mindbomb posted online. Edit a billboard, speak to a friend. There are no limits, no minimum or maximum. … 23 Aug Anonymous Join #OCCUPYWALLSTREET 16 Aug Spanish Indignados Join #OCCUPYWALLSTREET (in Spanish) 11 Aug #OCCUPYWALLSTREET update (in Spanish) 26 July #OCCUPYWALLSTREET goes viral 13 July A shift in revolutionary tactics (the blog post that inspired #OWS) … Get Involved OccupyWallStreet.org for tactical briefings OccupiedStories.com for eye-witness accounts OccupyTheory.org for philosophical insights OccupyStreams.org for livestreams from every city Takethesquare.net for international perspective Occupy Your City! Jammers across the world have occupied their financial districts. Find an occupation near you at OccupyTogether.org…”
  • July 30, 2014, Luke Bolar and Cheyenne Steel, United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report, ‘The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’: “”The Message” is a multi-platform project on climate change. [379] The first part of the project is a non-fiction book expected for release in fall 2014 by Naomi Klein, to be followed by a documentary currently in production. [380] In 2011 and 2012, SMF [Sustainable Markets Foundation] received donations for and distributed grants to “The Message.” Specifically, in 2011, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave SMF $50,000 for “The Message,” Wallace Global Fund gave SMF $75,000 for “The Message,” and Schmidt Family Foundation gave $40,000 to SMF “to support development of a film titled, The Message.” [381] While those donations total $165,000 in 2011, that year SMF gave $112,360 – the difference seemingly represents SMF’s fiscal sponsor fee. The following year, the Schmidt Family Foundation gave SMF $100,000 “to support ‘The Message’ film.” [382] Ms. Klein herself is a controversial figure. In 2011, she was very active in the Occupy Wall Street movement [383] – giving speeches at two large events [384] – where she sought to invigorate activists to combine their efforts with the environmentalists. That same year, she attended a demonstration outside the White House protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, where she was arrested. [386] Ms. Klein’s extreme behavior may be a liability for billionaire foundations who want to maintain close control of the way their money is used. Conveniently, the SMF provides a means for the Billionaire’s Club to distance themselves from the activist Ms. Klein, while still funding her work.”
  • New evidence of liberal establishment backing of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) emerged after the election of Donald Trump. OWS joined the Women’s March umbrella group while its front page headline on occupywallst.nyc (accessed: February 2, 2017) read: “Inaugurate the resistance: How do we defeat Trump, Right Populism, and Neoliberalism.”

Occupy Wall Street: Anonymous

People for the American Way (PFAW)

Occupy Wall Street: Anonymous

  • Activist news site primarily focused on anti-pharma abuses. Key members have been involved in countless “liberal CIA” activist operations in previous years.
  • August 6, 2017, New York Times, ‘Political Donors Put Their Money Where the Memes Are’: “John Sellers … started a Facebook page called The Other 98% several years ago to promote his views on environmentalism, corporate greed and other progressive causes. The page has five million followers, and its nonprofit affiliate has received funding from donors including Open Society Foundations…”
  • other98.com/mission/the-team/ (accessed: February 22, 2018): John Sellers: John is Executive Director and cofounder of Other98. John is a principal at Agit-Pop (agit-pop.com) and President of The Ruckus Society. John worked with Greenpeace during the 90s, directing their Washington DC office, sailing with their Marine Division and coordinating dozens of nonviolent actions throughout the US. In the last 20 years he has coordinated scores of creative actions for the dozens of organizations from the SteelWorkers to CREDO to SEIU to the Students for a Free Tibet.
    Samantha Corbin: Samantha is the Action and Trainings Director for Other 98%. She is also a lead trainer with The Ruckus Society, a founding member of the New York Action Network, cofounder of Occupy Sandy, and cofounder of Movement Net Lab. She has delivered countless trainings in creative nonviolence, affinity group organizing, strategic planning, scouting and high-tech action.
    Kelly Mears: Kelly is our Technical Director. He has an extensive background in web development and online strategy, having built websites, apps, content management systems and other online tools for organizations such as United to End Genocide, SEIU, Credo, and [the Soros-funded] MoveOn.org. As a founding organizer of Occupy DC, Kelly trained dozens of “non-techies” in web development and livestreaming, and organized “hackathons” with groups like Sunlight Laboratories and the Open Technology Initiative at New America Foundation.
    Andy Menconi: Andy is the Artistic Director and Cofounder of Other98. … While working as a web designer for Bank of America, he won ‘Bush in 30 Years’: a flash animation contest sponsored by [the Soros-funded] MoveOn.org, which opened the door to being the graphics guy for many progressive political organizations.”
  • Caitlyn McClure: Caty is Other 98%’s Director of Development. … She has also organized and played support roles for protests with groups like Anti-Racist Action DC and The Tribe. As a founding member of Occupy DC…

  • Well known online publication in alternative/conspiracy circles that annually publishes the 25 “most censored” stories of that year.
  • projectcensored.org/why-support-project-censored/ (accessed: November 21, 2015): “Media Freedom Foundation is the fiscal Non-profit Fund Raising Corporation that Supports Project Censored and related Media Freedom Efforts. The following is a list of foundations that have supported Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation in the Past: The Caipirinha Foundation … Working Assets … Agape Foundation [received major financing from the large San Francisco Foundation] … Tides Foundation … Nation Institute… Stern Family Fund….”
    • The Nation magazine and the The Nation Institute receive financing from many of the major foundations. The magazine was largely rebuilt by Soros man Hamilton Fish V, who also headed The Nation Institute for many years.
    • The Tides Foundation, as this article demonstrates, clearly has a strategic partnership with Rockefeller, Ford, Soros, Bill Gates and related foundations.
    • The now defunct Agape Foundation was small and low profile, but does show up here and there in the grants lists of the Tides/Threshold Foundation, as well as the San Francisco Foundation with numbers in the tens of thousands involved. 2002 annual report, Threshold Foundation, p.15: “Unity Foundation/Agape Foundation was founded in 1976 for the purpose of promoting world peace, cooperation and unity. [Works] toward a permanent elected body representing the people within an evolving United Nations. $4,030,-. San Francisco People’s Assembly project. 744 Treat Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110.” 2004 Tides Foundation grants list: “Agape Foundation. $500.00. UNITED STATES. www.agapefn.org.”
    • The Stern Family Fund was controlled by Philip Stern, a wealthy Democrat activist close to Bilderberg steering committee member George Ball and who had once received a Rockefeller Fellowship.
  • projectcensored.org, ‘About Us’ (accessed: November 21, 2015): “In 1976, Dr. Carl Jensen founded Project Censored at Sonoma State University… Sociologist Dr. Peter Phillips became director in 1996… In 2000, the Project came under the oversight of the non-profit Media Freedom Foundation, founded by Jensen and Phillips, to ensure its independence.”
  • May 1, 2015, Peter Martin Phillips for The Press Democrat, ‘Close to Home: A life shedding light on areas left dark by corporate media’: “Carl Jensen founded Project Censored at Sonoma State University in 1976. The Project has remained a distinguishing aspect of the university’s curriculum for 39 years. … But his legacy is not fully encompassed by his published work. It also includes the hundreds of undergraduate students, at Sonoma State and in classrooms across the nation, who each year research news stories from the independent press to determine if those stories were censored in the corporate media. Faculty experts review the stories for credibility and then post them on Project Censored’s website. In April of each year, all the students and faculty vote on the hundreds of nominated stories and 25 are selected for publication in Project’s annual yearbooks. Mickey Huff, a professor of history at Diablo Valley College, has been director of Project Censored since 2010. Andy Roth, a professor of sociology at Pomona College, is associate director. Carl Jensen is present within us all at Project Censored. Peter Phillips is president of the Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, past director of Project Censored (1996-2010) and a professor of sociology at Sonoma State University.”
  • Peter Martin Phillips is primarily respected in the conspiracy community for his 1994 Ph.D. dissertation on the Bohemian Grove.
  • 9/11:
    • Controversy erupted in 2007 when Project Censored included 9/11 WTC collapse researcher Steven Jones in their list of censored stories. Two members of its panel of judges resigned because of it.
    • Peter Martin Phillips was the keynote speaker at the 14th annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival on September 11, 2018, talking about his book Giants: The Global Power Elite.
  • projectcensored.org/about/ (accessed: November 21, 2015): “About MFI: The Media Freedom Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2000… The MFF raises funds for and works closely with Project Censored, and other investigative research and media related organizations. Founder: Carl Jensen… Board of Directors: Peter Phillips (President), [email protected]… Abby Martin: [email protected]…”
  • projectcensored.org/category/top-25-censored-stories-of-2014/page/3/ (accessed: November 21, 2015): “1. Ocean Acidification Increasing at Unprecedented Rate. It’s well known that burning fossil fuels in the form of coal, oil, and natural gas releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air. Less understood is that a quarter of this carbon dioxide—about twenty trillion pounds, every year—is absorbed by oceans. Writing for the Seattle Times Craig Welch invited us to “imagine every person on…” 2. Top Ten US Aid Recipients All Practice Torture. … 3. WikiLeaks Revelations on Trans-Pacific Partnership Ignored by Corporate Media. … 4. Corporate Internet Providers Threaten Net Neutrality. … 5. Bankers Back on Wall Street Despite Major Crimes. … 6. The Deep State: Government “without Reference to the Consent of the Governed”… 7. FBI Dismisses Murder Plot against Occupy Leaders as NSA and Big Business Cracks Down on Dissent. In October 2011, when the Occupy movement arrived in Houston, protesters were subject to local and federal surveillance, infiltration by police provocateurs, and police assault. Months later, Dave Lindorff reported for WhoWhatWhy, a document obtained in December 2012 from the Houston FBI office shows that the agency was aware of a plot to assassinate Occupy movement leaders—and did nothing about it. … 11. Wealthy Donors and Corporations Set Think Tanks’ Agendas. Think tanks provide information and analysis to policy makers and the public, making them increasingly influential institutions in our political process. However, many think tanks—including the Brookings Institution, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute, and the RAND Corporation, among others—receive significant financial backing from extremely wealthy corporations and/or individuals. … For example, the Center for American Progress instructs its analysts to consult the organization’s development staff (who maintain the closest contacts with donors and potential donors) before publishing findings that might upset its contributors. In its study of the nation’s top twenty-five think tanks, FAIR finds that all have received money from corporations, foundations, government, or major individual donors. … FAIR found that almost two-thirds of the top twenty-five think tanks have taken money from oil companies, with thirteen funded by ExxonMobil, nine by Chevron, and four by Shell. Representatives of Big Energy also serve as members of many think tanks’ boards. Similarly, half of the top twenty-five think tanks receive money from weapon manufacturers. … 14. Accumulating Evidence of Ongoing Wireless Technology Health Hazards. … 17. 2016 Will Find Gaza out of Drinking Water.”
  • kpfa.org/program/project-censored/ (accessed: November 25, 2015): “The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs Fridays from 1-2 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA Pacifica Radio. The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976… The program focuses on The News That Didn’t Make the News. Each week, co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips conduct in depth interviews with their guests and offer hard hitting commentary on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. The program began broadcasting in 2010 and is nationally syndicated on over 20 stations.”
  • March 28, 2013, earth-matters.nl, ‘Project Censored: The Movie!’ (“liberal CIA” assets everywhere): “This film, made by former PC Sonoma State University student Doug Hecker and longtime Project supporter Christopher Oscar, features original interviews about PC and media censorship with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti [ANSWER], Greg Palast, Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Peter Kuznick, Cynthia McKinney, Nora Barrows-Friedman, John Perkins, Jonah Raskin, Khalil Bendib, Pacifica and KPFA Free Speech Radio personalities, Abby Martin of Breaking the Set, Al Jazeera English, several PC affiliated faculty, students, and features Project founder Dr. Carl Jensen, former director and president of the Media Freedom Foundation Dr. Peter Phillips, current director Prof. Mickey Huff, and associate director Dr. Andy Lee Roth and much, much MORE!”

  • The Sundance Film Festival is a project of the Sundance Institute, founded in 1981 by Robert Redford.
    • Post-2000 Robert Redford was a member of the bizarre but high-level World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, which at the very least was active from August 1998 to 2011. The World Commission consisted of an overall council and 17 sub-councils, including ones on “Global Citizenship” and “Planetary Security”, not just stacked with elites as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Jordanian royals, but also Coast to Coast AM spiritual gurus Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, Fred Alan Wolf and the more recent Andrew Weil. Hillary Clinton’s spiritual guru, Jean Houston, was among the council members. So was the “chemtrail congressman” Dennis Kucinich. And so were Bono of U2 and Michael Douglas.
  • Financing of the Sundance Institute:
  • A number of promoted documentaries: Metallica, Some Kind of Monster (2004). An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and An Inconvenient Sequel (2017). Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008). Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008). U2 3D (2008). Pizzagate-related: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012; Habsburg-backed) and A Portrait of Marina Abramovic (2013; Rockefeller-backed). Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013).
  • January 20, 2017, Vox, ‘Sundance 2017: Robert Redford says the festival isn’t political. Its opening night gala starred Al Gore.’: “The first night of Sundance 2017 just happens to fall on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, and having been to a few Sundance opening nights in the past, I can tell you: The mood is weird. Earlier in the day, at the opening press conference, Robert Redford (the festival’s founder) strenuously argued that Sundance isn’t political…
    But Redford’s demurral can seem like protesting too much — especially this year, when the documentaries section includes films about police brutality, ISIS, Gawker’s shutdown, and Trump himself [i.e., the super-anti-Trump-biased Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time, produced by a son of Morton Halperin]. And on Saturday, the Park City edition of the Women’s March on Washington will proceed down Main Street, right through the middle of the festival. …
    Perhaps the one factor that tempers Redford’s political distancing is the selection of the opening night film — An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth (2006)…”

  • The following voting-related groups have received financing from the Tides Foundation, from severals tens of thousands to over a million each:

Green movement

  • Focused on countering climate change.
  • July 30, 2014, Luke Bolar and Cheyenne Steel, United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report, ‘The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’: “A prominent example of a fiscal sponsor relationship is illustrated by the [secretive] Sustainable Markets Foundation (SMF) sponsorship of 350.org. Started by environmental activist Bill McKibben in 2008 [39], 350.org is based in Washington, DC [40] and Brooklyn, New York. [41] In a 2010 interview, McKibben referred to the state of 350.org during the preceding year as a “scruffy little outfit” with “almost no money.” [42] Yet, 1sky.org, 350.org’s precursor, reported expenses of over $2.6 million between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2009, and net assets of over $2.1 million. [43] By 2012, 350.org disclosed expenses of over $2.8 million and net assets of over $3 million. [44] Between 2011 and 2014, 350.org separately collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Park Foundation [45], Rockefeller Brothers Foundation [46], Tides Foundation [47], Marisla Foundation [48], ClimateWorks Foundation [49], and Rockefeller Family Foundation [50] – through grants to SMF. … Originally, Bill McKibben, the founder and President of 350.org started the movement through the 2013 “Do the Math” tour. [98] According to an article in Rolling Stone magazine, McKibben further argued that foundations should divest from fossil fuels because the industry’s business plan to market its existing reserves contradicts the far-left efforts on climate change. [99]”
  • Schumann Center of Soros-ally, CFR member and Bilderberg steering committee member Bill Moyers:
    • 2008, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “- Sustainable Markets Foundation… An 18-month grant of $900,000 for general support of Project 350.”
    • 2011, Schumann Center, Form 990-PF (grants): “- 350.org … $211,300.”

Captain Planet Foundation

  • Particularly closely locked in with the billionaire Hewlett and Packard foundations as a conduit for sustainable development financing.
  • July 30, 2014, Luke Bolar and Cheyenne Steel, United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff Report, ‘The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA’: “The wealthy liberal elite have also formed public charities, including the Energy Foundation, the ClimateWorks Foundation, the Sustainable Markets Foundation, and the Tides Center, to coordinate and leverage their expenditures. Moreover, efforts like the recently exposed Democracy Alliance and the Divest/Invest Movement have pooled hundreds of millions of dollars in collective resources to funnel funds towards chosen activists. The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, Center for Biological Diversity, National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund, and other environmental activist organizations serve as the face of the movement and provide cover for where the secretive foundations direct their resources. … Hal Harvey connects the Hewlett Foundation, the Energy Foundation and the ClimateWorks Foundation. He currently serves as CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm, and most recently assisted in the public release of the highly criticized113 Risky Business Project, co-Chaired by Henry Paulson, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer.114 Paulson is a former Secretary of the Treasury and current Chairman of the Paulson Institute,115 which advocates for environmental protection in the United States and China.116 … Harvey was founder and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation from 2008 to 2011, and served as the founder and President of the Energy Foundation from 1991 to 2002. From January 2002 through January 2008, he was the Environment Program Director of the Hewlett Foundation. [120] Harvey’s successor at ClimateWorks was Mark Burget, the former Chief Conservation Programs Officer at TNC [The Nature Conservancy]. [121] Burget has since returned to TNC as the Executive Vice President and North American Regional Director, and also currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Energy Foundation. [122] Burget was replaced by Charlotte Pera, who was formerly the Senior Vice President and Director of US Programs at the Energy Foundation. [123] Larry Kramer is also connected to this network as the current president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as serving on the board of ClimateWorks Foundation. [124] William Reilly is another person with close connections to these individuals and organizations. Before his appointment to serve as EPA Administrator in 1989, Reilly was the President of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He returned to WWF in 1993 after his tenure at EPA, and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Board of WWF. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Board of ClimateWorks Foundation, director of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and is on the Advisory Board of the Nicholas Institute for Environment Policy Solutions at Duke University. [126] … ClimateWorks Foundation donated $80,000 to NRDC in 2012 and $690,000 to UCS in 2012 … Green Tech’s modest webpage masks the fact that it receives millions of dollars from green nonprofit foundations and then distributes millions of dollars to 501(c)(4) groups that donate to political campaigns. One example involves the flow of money from the Hewlett Foundation and Packard Foundation through Green Tech. Between 2010 and 2012, both foundations donated hundreds of millions of dollars to ClimateWorks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation.321 ClimateWorks then gave nearly $170 million to the Energy Foundation.322 Hewlett and Packard gave directly to the Energy Foundation.323 The Energy Foundation then gave $5,676,000 to Green Tech, and ClimateWorks gave it $1,520,000.324 The Energy Foundation was incredibly brief, broad and vague in describing the purpose of its 2011 and 2012 grants of $1 million, respectively, to Green Tech..”

  • July 12, 2004, AP, ‘Laurance Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dies at 94’: “He founded the American Conservation Association in 1958 and was head of Jackson Hole Preserve Inc., a conservation organization that played a major role in protecting parts of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming and redwood trees in California. Rockefeller helped develop national parks in Wyoming, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont, and chaired the White House Conference on Natural Beauty.”
  • November 1977, Heritage Foundation Reports, ‘The Environmental Complex’: “As part of its program on economics and the environment, the Conservation Foundation has undertaken a three-year project on “Business and the Environment” with Reilly as project director. This effort is being supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund… Other such grants [to the Conservation Foundation] for the years 1971 through 1976 are listed below… * $100,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, 1972, for budgetary support and development activities. … * $500,000 from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, D.C., January 10, 1974 … * $180,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, June 18, 1974 … * $132,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, November 30, 1973… * $50,000 from the Ford Foundation, November 1975 … * $275,000 from the Mellon Foundation, October 7, 1975 … $50,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, May 20, 1976 …. * $85,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, New York, 1975 … [and several more grants]”

Conservation International

  • earthcharter.org/discover/ (accessed: March 26, 2016) “The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.”
  • earthcharter.org/about-eci/commission/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, Jordan… Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia (Co-chair) [State of the World Forum] … Ruud Lubbers [1001 Club, State of the World Forum], The Netherlands … Maurice F. Strong, Canada, (Co-chair) [Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1001 Club, State of the World Forum] … Steven C. Rockefeller, United States…”
  • earthcharter.org/about-eci/council/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “Council Members Fritjof Capra (Austria/USA) [of the Esalen Institute]…”
  • earthcharter.org/about-eci/advisors/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “Jan Pronk, The Netherlands…”
  • earthcharter.org/discover/history-of-the-earth-charter/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “In 1987 The World Commission on Environment and Development (known as “the Brundtland Commission”) launched Our Common Future Report with a call for a “new charter” to set “new norms” to guide the transition to sustainable development. Following that discussion about an Earth Charter took place in the process leading to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, but the time for such a declaration was not right. The Rio Declaration became the statement of the achievable consensus at that time. In 1994, Maurice Strong (Secretary-General of the Rio Summit) and Mikhail Gorbachev, working through organizations they each founded (Earth Council and Green Cross International respectively), launched an initiative (with the support from the Dutch Government) to develop an Earth Charter as a civil society initiative. The initial drafting and consultation process drew on hundreds of international documents. An independent Earth Charter Commission was formed in 1997 to oversee the development of the text, analyze the outcomes of a world-wide consultation process and to come to agreement on a global consensus document. In March 1997 at the Rio+5 Forum, a first Benchmark Draft of the Earth Charter is released as a “document in progress”. Ongoing international consultations were encouraged and organized. Please see “Influences shaping the Earth Charter”. In April 1999 a Benchmark Draft II of the Earth Charter is released and international consultations continue particularly through Earth Charter National Committees and international dialogues.. After numerous drafts and after considering the input of people from all regions of the world, the Earth Charter Commission came to consensus on the Earth Charter in March, 2000, at a meeting held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The Earth Charter was later formally launched in ceremonies at The Peace Palace in The Hague. Over the following five years, a formal endorsement campaign attracted over 2,000 organizational endorsements, representing millions of people, including numerous national and international associations, and ultimately global institutions such as UNESCO and IUCN – The World Conservation Union. Many thousands of individuals also endorsed the Earth Charter. Efforts to have the Earth Charter formally recognized at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002, came very close to success, resulting in numerous public statements of support from world leaders and heads of state. The Earth Charter is now increasingly recognized as a global consensus statement on the meaning of sustainability, the challenge and vision of sustainable development, and the principles by which sustainable development is to be achieved. It is used as a basis for peace negotiations, as a reference document in the development of global standards and codes of ethics, as resource for governance and legislative processes, as a community development tool, as an educational framework for sustainable development, and in many other contexts. The Charter was also an important influence on the Plan of Implementation for the UNESCO Decade for Education on Sustainable Development.”

  • The Earth Day Network, located at earthday.org, coordinates all Earth Day events in over 190 counties globally. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It has been a favorite vehicle of Nelson Rockefeller, Laurance Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Maurice Strong and Al Gore. The Hewlett Packard company, including the multi-billionaire Hewlett and Packard foundations were also represented through HP president and CEO John Young.
  • Earth Day receives the bulk of its financing through major environmental organizations that in turn are financed by all the billion dollar liberal foundations.
  • Founding/Leadership:
    • rockinst.org/observations/diamondh/2009-01-improbable_tree-hugger.aspx (accessed: April 22, 2017): “In 1970, Nelson [Rockefeller schemed] to form the nation’s first environmental super-agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation. He signed the bill creating the Department on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. … Nelson Rockefeller was an environmental author as well as a practitioner. In 1970, during the height of the original Earth Day fervor, he wrote a book entitled, Our Environment Can Be Saved. … Nelson and Laurance [Rockefeller] were very close and conservation was one of Laurance’s main interests. Laurance played a major role in creating Nelson’s [environmental] record.”
    • April 12, 2010, Yale Environment 360, ‘Beyond the Limits of Earth Day: Turning Up the Heat on Climate’: “Earth Day was bipartisan. Although there was some antagonism toward President Nixon [a conservative nevertheless greatly influenced by liberal establishmentarians as Nelson Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger] among the organizers, the campaign was co-chaired by Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey. The 1 million-person event in New York City was chaired by the progressive Republican mayor, John Lindsay [campaign had been back by New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, although they later fell out; belonged to Yale Scroll & Key; brother was chair, CEO and president of J.P. Morgan and a Pilgrims Society executive, a group Nelson Rockefeller also was a member of].
      Denis Hayes was a student at Harvard Law School in 1970 when Sen. Gaylord Nelson tapped him to serve as national coordinator of the first Earth Day.”
    • May 21, 2015, CNN iReport, ‘New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller at the First Earth Day — April 20, 1970 — at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’ [picture plus personal story]: “Here is a photo I took of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller speaking at an Earth Day rally in Prospect Park … Gov. Rockefeller made a speech saying, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the pollution.” He had a lot of trouble with hecklers.”
    • 1990, Earth Day Network, U.S. national board of directors (PDF): “Ralph Nader, Special Counsel. Gaylord Nelson [founder], Honorary Co-Chair … Lester Brown … [Sen.] John H. Chafee … Mario Cuomo … Sidney D. Drell … Paul Ehrlich … Albert Gore … [Sen.] John Heinz … Teresa Heinz … Theodore M. Hesburgh … Jim Hightower … Jesse Jackson … Mitchell Kapor [of the Electronic Frontier Foundation] … [Governor] Thomas H. Kean … John Kerry … [Sen.] George J. Mitchell … Laurance Rockefeller … R.E. “Ted” Turner …”
    • earthday.net/about/ww-council.stm (accessed: August 15, 2000): “International Council: The People Behind Earth Day: … Lester Brown: President, Worldwatch Institute … Jane Goodall … Robert Kennedy, Jr., Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council … Queen Noor, Queen Mother, Jordan … Maurice Strong, President, Earth Council …”
    • earthday.net/about/Interntl_council.aspx (accessed: February 12, 2008): “Earth Day Network’s International Council: … Lester Brown … Jane Goodall … Robert Kennedy, Jr. … Jonathan Lash … Queen Noor [of Jordan] … Peter Seligmann … Gus Speth … Maurice Strong … David Suzuki … [India, China, Russia also represented]…”
    • earthday.org/GAC (accessed: April 30, 2010): “Earth Day 40th Anniversary Global Advisory Committee.” The listed board is exactly the same as below in 2018. Earth Day existed for 40 years in 2010.
    • earthday.org/about/global-advisory-committee/ (accessed: May 21, 2018): “Princess Lalla Hasnaa Alaoui of Morocco … Sir Richard Branson … Lester Brown, Founder, Earth Policy Institute; Founder, Worldwatch Institute … Phillipe Cousteau Jr. … Leonardo DiCaprio, (Co-Chair) … Al Gore … Denis Hayes (Chair), President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation; Coordinator of the First Earth Day (1970) … Mrs. Gaylord Nelson, Wife of the late Senator Gaylord Nelson, the Founder of Earth Day. Shaquille O’Neal … John Podesta. Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club … U.S. Senator Bernard [Bernie] Sanders … James Gustave Speth [a] Co-Founder, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)… Martin Scorsese … Barbra Streisand (Co-Chair) … Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy … Ted Turner …”
  • Financing:
    • earthday.net/about/sponsors.stm (accessed: August 15, 2000): “Environmental Working Group … Friends of the Earth … Natural Resources Defense Council … Nature Conservancy … U.S. PIRG … Sierra Club … Wilderness Society … World Resources Institute. World Wildlife Fund…”
    • earthday.org/sponsors (accessed: September 2, 2011): “Underwriter Laboratories. UPS. University of Phoenix. Philips. USA Today.”
    • Ford Foundation grants list 2006-2016: “Earth Day Network: … 2006: $100,000.” Lots of indirect financing.
    • Rockefeller Brothers Fund: rbf.org/grantees/earth-day-network-inc: “Grants: $20,000 for 1 year. Awarded: March 2, 2007.” Lots of indirect financing. Also helped in directly financing the 2000 Earth Day celebrations.
    • earthday.org/about/sponsors/ (accessed: March 26, 2016): “Toyota. NASA. UPS. … Connect4Climate [partnership between the world bank and various governments].”
  • The Earth Gratitude Project/Challenge is a spin-off of the Earth Day Network:
    • earthgratitude.org (accessed: May 20, 2018): “Some of Our Esteemed Contributors… Dalai Lama … The Prince of Wales [Prince Charles] … Elon Musk … Duchess of Northumberland … Deepak Chopra … Arianna Huffington … Agapi Stassinopoulos [sister of Arianna Huffinton; NXIVM-linked] … Unify.Org: Synchronized Meditations. Kathleen Robers: President of the Earth Day Network. … Earth Dance: Give Peace a Dance. … Global Green … Master Sha: We Become What We Chant. … Natalie Pace: Author, Speaker The Gratitude Game. Christopher Van Buren: The Code of the Noble Spirit. … Ray Mabus: The 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy…”
    • nataliepace.com (accessed: May 20, 2018): “Co-Creator of the Earth Gratitude Project… Bestselling author of The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. …
      The Earth Gratitude Challenge offers an appropriate holiday ritual for April 22nd, Mother Earth’s designated holiday. Simply power up the gratitude and power down the grid…”
  • Unify.org appears to have been another, 2012-founded spin-off of the Earth Day Network:
    • unify.org (accessed: April 22, 2013): “On April 20th -22nd, 2013, over 1 billion people will celebrate Earth Day in 196 countries around the world. This year we will UNIFY via Yoga, Meditation, and Dance Flashmobs at 12:00 pm noon in local time zones. … One Day, One Planet, One People. …
      Organizers: Dancing Without Borders. Med Mob [MedMob.org: “After one hour of silent meditation, each MedMob comes together for 11 minutes or longer of “Sound Bath.” Meditators can use Om, Ong, God, Allah, Ma, Yeah, or any other sound or mantra that resonates deeply within yourself.”]. Partners: EarthDance. Earth Day Network. … Code Pink: Women for Peace…”
    • unify.org/about (accessed: April 22, 2013): “UNIFY.org was birthed on December 21st, 2012 to serve the self-organizing emergence of intentional events, flash mobs, meditations, ceremonies, and prayers on that day. Millions of people at sacred sites around the world aligned their expressions of consciousness and participated in a historic moment of global unity. …
      UNIFY supports global synchronized events such as Earth Day or Peace Day and has developed a platform to create coherence and unification during such days. …
      UNIFY’s vision is to provide a sacred mirror reflecting back to humanity its inherent state of unity regardless of nation, race, politics, color, creed or gender.
      UNIFY is also a prayer held in the hearts of many of us who are awake on the planet today – to share intentional moments of unity, prayer and meditation with our global family and creatively express our diversity as One Human Race.”

  • Founded in April 1980 by Dave Foreman (director of wilderness affairs in Washington, D.C. for the Wilderness Society until 1980; director New Mexico chapter of The Nature Conservancy 1976-1980; both were elite-backed groups) and Mike Roselle (co-founded the Rockefeller and Tides-financed Rainforest Action Network in 1985 and later the Ruckus Society to protest the WTO) and a number of others.
  • Also: the Fund For Wild Nature was founded as the Earth First! Foundation in 1982.
    • 2012, Douglas Bevington, ‘The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear’, pp. 33-34: “Earth First!ers also established a tax-deductible entity initially called the Earth First! Foundation—later renamed the Fund for Wild Nature—that provided support for research, advocacy, and educational work by Earth First! activists. By 1988, it distributed $50,000 per year. [43] Although this foundation was much smaller than the dominant environmental grantmakers, it provided seed money for projects that grew into some of the grassroots biodiversity groups in the 1990s. … By 1990, there were estimated to be 15,000 Earth First!ers. At the same time, Earth First! was also facing difficult challenges. In 1989, fiver Earth First!ers, including Dave Foreman, were arrested for conspiring to cut down power lines in Arizona. Foreman was not directly involved in the action, which was organized by an FBI infiltrator. Nonetheless, Foreman was charged with providing funding for it. He avoided jail in a 1991 plea bargain in which he agreed to stop advocating monkeywrenching. By then he had already publicly departed from Earth First!. Foreman’s departure marked a significant shift within Earth First!. In the 1990s, Earth First! moved away from monkeywrenching and reemphasized civil disobedience as a way to increase participation and build broader coalitions.”
    • 1992, Wild Earth magazine, p. 53: “The Fund for Wild Nature, formerly the Earth First! Foundation, needs a few new members for our Board of Directors. We’re looking for fresh ideas and fundraising abilities.”
  • July 4, 1988, The Spokesman-Review, ‘Earth First! comes out of the shadows: Environmental commandos teach monkey-wrenching’: “Gone, for the most part, are the aliases that once characterized Earth First!, the most radical arm of the environmental movement. Gone, too, is the element of secrecy. Five years ago, Earth First! leaders were telling reporters they didn’t sanction tree-spiking and other forms of “monkey-wrenching” such as tampering with bulldozers, helicopters, oil exploration rigs, surveying projects and logging operations. At previous Earth First! gatherings, those things were discussed, but clandestinely — after the campfires were out.
    Today, Earth First’s unofficial leader, Dave Foreman, not only advocates monkey-wrenching, he doesn’t believe anyone within the “tribe” (the word he prefers to describe his group’s structure) should criticize the practice. At the six-day Eastern Washington gathering, which ends today, instructors are teaching the latest techniques for spiking trees to foil loggers.
    Others demonstrate ways to hoist a person and his or her gear up a tree and onto a platform. Earth First! members have used tree-sitting to protect trees, on the theory a tree won’t be cut down with a person camped in it.
    About 600 people from all over the country and Canada are attending the gathering, camping deep in the Colville forest about 20 miles from the Canadian border. Foreman said the Earth First! ranks have grown so much that “It’s impossible to keep track of all the issues and actions going on around the country.” The increasing force and visibility of what was once a tiny, esoteric movement is a source of irritation for the logging industry, a prime target of Earth First’s direct action. “We have spiking incidents all over the Pacific Northwest,” said Northwest Forestry Association spokesman Mike Sullivan, interviewed by phone from Portland. He said his organization is offering rewards leading to the arrest of anyone engaging in Earth First! type tactics, which he called “unlawful and unhealthy.” …
    As for “unhealthy,” Sullivan was referring to an incident in Northern California last year in which a sawmill worker was seriously injured when a blade exploded after striking a metal spike, presumably planted by an environmental activist. Earth First! followers maintain the accident wouldn’t have happened if the tree-spikers had been following the rule book. “They warn people ahead of time, always,” said Lisa Phillipps of Republic. “They don’t want to hurt anyone.” “If spiking is done correctly, no one is going to get hurt,” said Northern California resident Greg King. Some theorize that the sawmill injury resulted from a tree-spiking that wasn’t the work of an Earth First! follower at all, but someone trying to discredit the group.
    Foreman maintains that it isn’t Earth First’s intent to endanger lives. But, he added, if someone gets hurt in the heat of the battle to defend the planet — well, so be it. “My loyalty is to the grizzly, the snail darter, the plankton,” he once said. “It’s to the rocks and streams.” King pointed out that while monkey-wrenching has made Earth First! famous, that’s not the only thing its members do. Many Earth First! members work through traditional channels to effect change, along-side organizations such as the Sierra Club.”
  • August 24, 1993, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, ‘Earth First!ers draw racketeering suit’: “High Enterprises also alleges theft, destruction of property and interference with a contract in its suit against Earth First!, the Ancient Forst Bus Brigade, the Ecology Center, the Earth First! Journal and several activists arrested this summer. Robert Amon, owner of land where Earth First!ers are camped this summer, is named as an agent of Earth First! in the suit. The suit says as many as 200 John and Jane Does may be added to the suit. … On Thursday, the same day Highland filed its suit, the Oregon Supreme Court upheld a logging company’s right to recover punitive damages from six Earth First!ers who chained themselves to logging equipment in 1987.”
  • Financing of Earth First!:
    • May 16, 1997, Executive Intelligence Review, ‘Ted Turner funds Earth First! eco-vandals’: “Ted Turner, owner of Cable News Network (CNN), and his wife, Jane Fonda, came close to creating an international incident on April 9, when the Canadian press disclosed that Turner was funding a Canadian training camp for eco-vandaIs, including the transportation of youth from the United States into Canada to the camp. The Turner Foundation, which is directed by Fonda, has funded the sponsors of “training camps ” in Canada for environmentalist actions against the timber industry. … Several groups from the United States and Canada have been protesting against the timber industry in both countries. The activists at the Belcarra gathering include about 60 members of Greenpeace, the Forest Action Network, Bear Watch, and Friends of Clayoquot Sound. The training was headed by eco-vandals from the Earth First!’s Ruckus Society, based in Montana, who have been involved in numerous illegal activities in the United States. This is the