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Send the bill for BLM & Antifa damage to George Soros; he funds them, from Peter Myers

Just as the Catholic Church was held responsible for its priests, and made to pay, so Tax-Emempt Foundations should he held liable for the Left Activist groups they fund and support. Minneapolis and Chicago should send the bill to the Opon Society Foundation. In case of "sex change regret", individuals who ruined their lives by mutilating their bodies, based on wrong advice, should be able to sue the Foundations which backed the Trans cause. - Peter M.(1) Soros Foundation announces extra funding for "Black-led Justice Organizations"(2) George Soros’ Foundation pours $220m into Black activist groups - NYT(3) Press Release: OSF announce $220m for Black activists, and 'securing the right to vote' (what does that mean?)(4) ANTIFA chant "Soros, Soros, where's our Money? Soros, Soros, where's our Money?"(5) US parallels to China's Cultural Revolution - Wang Xiangwei in South China Morning Post(6) F. William Engdahl: America’s Own Color Revolution; BLM donations fund Joe Biden(1) Soros Foundation announces extra funding for "Black-led Justice Organizations" LIVES MATTERSoros Foundation Announces It Is ‘Doubling Down’ On Funding "Black-led Justice Organizations"$220 million in grants from Open Society as it declares this is "the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years".14 July, 2020Steve WatsonIn an interview with the The New York Times, Open Society Foundations President Patrick Gaspard announced that the organisation, headed by billionaire George Soros, is to "double down" on funding "black-led justice organizations".The interview was accompanied by a press release from the Open Society declaring that "The largest share of this support—$150 million—will be through a set of five-year grants to Black-led justice organizations that helped to create and now sustain the momentum towards racial equality.""Open Society’s response reflects our conviction that real progress requires sustained support over many years and letting leaders accountable to impacted communities shape the path forward." the release adds.It also notes that another $70 million will be allocated to "more immediate efforts to advance racial justice," which include efforts to "reimagine" policing.Gaspard noted that the recent uprising in the US and across the world is "the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years.""There is this call for justice in Black and brown communities, an explosion of not just sympathy but solidarity across the board," he claimed, adding that "it’s time to double down.""And we understood we can place a bet on these activists — Black and white — who see this as a moment of not just incrementalism, but whole-scale reform," Gaspard asserted.Gaspard directly referenced the Black Lives Matter movement, staying that "we need these moments to be sustained. If we’re going to say ‘Black lives matter,’ we need to say ‘Black organizations and structures matter.’"The Open Society’s bold admission will raise eyebrows given that just weeks ago anyone suggesting Soros’ foundations were providing financial assistance to BLM agitators was labelled a ‘conspiracy theorist’:Wait, isn't this the same media that said it was a "conspiracy theory" Soros was funding BLM?— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 13, 2020(2) George Soros’ Foundation pours $220m into Black activist groups - NYTIndeed, Soros himself denied that his organisation was providing any funding to protests where violence occurred. Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality PushMr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.By Astead W. HerndonJuly 13, 2020The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by the business magnate George Soros, announced on Monday that it was investing $220 million in efforts to achieve racial equality in America, a huge financial undertaking that will support several Black-led racial justice groups for years to come.The initiative, which comes amid national protests for racial equality and calls for police reform ignited by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, will immediately reshape the landscape of Black political and civil rights organizations, and signals the extent to which race and identity have become the explicit focal point of American politics in recent years, with no sign of receding. Mr. Soros, who has at times faced smears and anti-Semitism over his role as a liberal megadonor, is also positioning his foundation near the forefront of the protest movement.Of the $220 million, the foundation will invest $150 million in five-year grants for selected groups, including progressive and emerging organizations like the Black Voters Matter Fund and Repairers of the Breach, a group founded by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign. The money will also support more established Black civil rights organizations like the Equal Justice Initiative, which was founded by the civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson and depicted in the 2019 movie "Just Mercy."The Open Society Foundations will invest an additional $70 million in local grants supporting changes to policing and criminal justice. This money will also be used to pay for opportunities for civic engagement and to organize internships and political training for young people.Patrick Gaspard, the president of the Open Society Foundations, said in an interview that the group believed the investment was about harnessing the momentum toward racial justice, but also giving organizations room to think long-term. Now, he said, is "the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years.""There is this call for justice in Black and brown communities, an explosion of not just sympathy but solidarity across the board," Mr. Gaspard said. "So it’s time to double down. And we understood we can place a bet on these activists — Black and white — who see this as a moment of not just incrementalism, but whole-scale reform.""The demands being made now will not be met overnight, and we know the gaze of media and elected officials will turn in other directions," he added. "But we need these moments to be sustained. If we’re going to say ‘Black lives matter,’ we need to say ‘Black organizations and structures matter.’"Even before Monday’s announcement, progressive groups, Democratic candidates and racial justice organizations had been flooded with small-dollar donations, breaking giving records and allowing former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as well as House and Senate candidates to post eye-popping fund-raising numbers. It is the convergence of an election year in which Democrats are desperate to defeat President Trump with an extraordinary protest movement that has pushed many to action, changing public opinion among white Americans and ideological moderates in the process.But in making the grants last for five years, Open Society’s leaders said, the organization is freeing groups to think beyond the current moment. Heather McGhee, who is on the foundation’s domestic board and has been on recent calls informing groups of their new grants, said the five-year commitments let leaders feel "they could breathe and they can focus on the strategy and the work." The calls have been emotional, she said, as groups that have long felt marginalized by mainstream philanthropy find out their work will be sustained and supported."It frees up time and ensures that once the corporations stop putting up statements and small-dollar donations stop, they can keep fighting this fight," Ms. McGhee said. "If you take the blinders of racism off, of course you should be investing in Black leadership — and these organizations shouldn’t be worrying about money."This not the first effort by Mr. Soros or his foundation to target racial inequality, though it is the most expansive. In 1994, Mr. Soros started Open Society’s domestic work with a focus on criminal justice reform. He has also aimed philanthropic efforts at historically marginalized groups abroad, a nod to his own experience as a Jewish person who survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary. In recent years, Mr. Soros has become a favorite target of some conservatives and right-wing groups, which have sometimes used anti-Semitic tropes to try to recast his giving as an effort to seek world influence.Between the local grants and the millions for Black-led organizations, however, Mr. Soros and his foundation have helped answer the question of whether the social justice groups that have dominated the current moment are here to stay.Alexander Soros, who serves alongside his father as the deputy chair of Open Society, said in a statement that the new investment was a response to a time "for urgent and bold action.""These investments will empower proven leaders in the Black community to reimagine policing, end mass incarceration and eliminate the barriers to opportunity that have been the source of inequity for too long," he said.(3) Press Release: OSF announce $220m for Black activists, and 'securing the right to vote' (what does that mean?) RELEASEOpen Society Foundations Announce $220 Million for Building Power in Black CommunitiesDate July 13, 2020Program Open Society-U.S.Contact Office of Communications +1 212-548-0378NEW YORK—To support this nation’s historic movement towards racial justice, the Open Society Foundations today is announcing investments totaling $220 million in emerging organizations and leaders building power in Black communities across the country, placing a bet on their ability to carry today’s momentum toward a better tomorrow.The largest share of this support—$150 million—will be through a set of five-year grants to Black-led justice organizations that helped to create and now sustain the momentum towards racial equality. Open Society’s response reflects our conviction that real progress requires sustained support over many years and letting leaders accountable to impacted communities shape the path forward."It is inspiring and powerful to experience this transformational moment in the racial justice movement," said Open Society Foundations’ President Patrick Gaspard. "We are honored to be able to carry on the vital work of fighting for rights, dignity, and equity for oppressed people the world over started by our founder and chair, George Soros."We recognize that the struggle to dismantle systemic racism is an ongoing one; it has existed from the dawn of the republic to the present day, and is embedded in every level of government and in our penal and justice systems. But the power-surge of people who have taken to the streets to demand that this nation do better—people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and in every corner of this country—gives hope to us all.""The success of this movement, the largest in U.S. history, will be measured over years, not weeks, and we cannot say that Black lives matter and not make a multi-year commitment to a strategy set by and centering Black leaders and organizations who changed America’s sense of what is possible," said Tom Perriello, executive director of Open Society-U.S.Recipients of this set of investments range from emerging groups to more established forces for civil rights. Among them: Black Voters Matter, Circle for Justice Innovations, Repairers of the Breach and the Equal Justice Initiative. Some are fighting for an end to policing as we know it, and others are fighting for access to the ballot. Collectively, these organizations make up a vital ecosystem of justice, one that’s poised to harness the extraordinary energy of today and ensure it results in meaningful reform."This is the time for urgent and bold action to address racial injustice in America," said Alex Soros, deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations. "These investments will empower proven leaders in the Black community to reimagine policing, end mass incarceration, and eliminate the barriers to opportunity that have been the source of inequity for too long."Open Society will also make a series of substantial investments, totaling $70 million, in more immediate efforts to advance racial justice. These initiatives will include the following:Investments in a set of cities as they reimagine public safety, moving beyond the culture of criminalization and incarceration, and aiming to create safe, healthy, and racially just communities. We will fund bold and promising strategies to these ends. Through financial support, advocacy, and technical assistance, we will partner with local governments and local organizations—seeking, among other things, to strengthen local expertise in understanding and navigating municipal budgets.A further set of investments will go toward nurturing the civic engagement of young people, many of whom have engaged in activism for the first time in response to this extraordinary political moment in the history of our country. With summer internships cancelled in a job market ravaged by COVID-19, and high schools and colleges uncertain whether they’ll be able to welcome students back to campus in the fall, Open Society’s funding will create opportunities for students to enroll in internships and fellowships that focus on racial justice, democracy, organizing, and mentorship.Support for ongoing efforts to fight voter suppression and disinformation, and ensure safe and secure elections, in the midst of the pandemic.In the coming weeks, Open Society will be providing further information about these and other areas of investment, including support to emergent efforts to establish truth commissions and other tools to promote racial healing—as well as funding to improve conditions particularly for Black workers and other workers of color—as labor, racial, and social justice organizations prepare for a national "Strike for Black Lives" later this month."Sustaining this extraordinary momentum toward centering justice for Black lives is fundamental to getting our democracy on track," said Gaspard. "We need to combine long-term commitments to this movement with near-term opportunities, to ensure that the millions who have stepped up to take action can see enough results to stay engaged."The Open Society Foundations has been working to advance racial justice in the United States for more than two decades. Founder and Chair George Soros began his philanthropic work in the United States in the 1990s, by challenging drug laws that unfairly target African Americans. Open Society launched its Racial Justice Initiative in 2003 and has steadily grown support for those addressing systemic inequality experienced by historically marginalized communities of color.In subsequent years, the Foundations helped launch the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, investing nearly $20 million over several years, and gave $50 million to help the ACLU’s campaign to reduce mass incarceration. Last year, Open Society-U.S. invested $25 million in multiyear grants to state organizations led by, and accountable to, people of color, as well as $15 million to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.READ MOREFACT SHEETRacial Justice in the United StatesFor decades, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations have supported the movement against systemic racism—from ending the drug war to reforming systems of education and criminal justice to securing the right to vote.JULY 13, 2020RACIAL JUSTICE MATTERSOpen Society’s History Fighting for Racial Justice in the United StatesFor decades, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations have invested in racial equity and the movement to dismantle systemic forms of discrimination—from the drug war to segregated schools and housing to securing the right to vote.(4) ANTIFA chant "Soros, Soros, where's our Money? Soros, Soros, where's our Money?" chant "Soros, Soros, where's our Money? Soros, Soros, where's our Money?"Could the sound have been dubbed? No, because 2 of the Antifa protestors are moving their hands in sync with the music. ==
UPDATE: Youtube removed the video of Antifa chanting "ANTIFA chant "Soros, Soros, where's our Money?".But I uploaded it to my website; you can watch it at is a lesson here for activists: save important videos to hard disk; do not rely on the link remaining intact.

 ANTIFA MEMBERS ARE NOW PROTESTING GEORGE SOROS DEMANDING THEIR PAYMENTStruthseeker | August 18, 2017More proof that Antifa is a paid terrorist group, more then they are a protest group. A Video tweet posted Antifa Terrorists in Boston chant "GEORGE SOROS, WHERE’S OUR MONEY!"OAN TV just released a shocking tweet showing ANTIFA thugs chanting: "George Soros, where is our money?".The video, posted by Beverly Hills Antifa, features a quote which reads: "Antifa demands George Soros pay us the money he owes. Unite comrades and fight for $15/hour. #Resist" chanting "George Soros where's our money?"Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Steve N, Apr 27, 2017.Steve NTo some, maybe even most of us, this is all the proof we need that Soros imports and pays protesters to sabotage Trump rallies and events. To others, they'll say it's proof that Trump supporters will disguise themselves as anti Trump Nazis in order to make the anti Trump Nazis look bad. The thing is, the right doesn't pull stunts like that, only the left does.Yeah, these are paid Soros thugs who just want their money.Antifa chanting "George Soros where's our money?" As they stand off with Trump supporters. #TrumpRally N, Apr 27, 2017 #1(5) US parallels to China's Cultural Revolution - Wang Xiangwei in South China Morning PostHe is NOT a member of Falun Gong - Peter M. US and China are both stalked by concerns about the Cultural RevolutionBoth the United States and China are stalked by concerns that a cultural revolution is looming, albeit for different reasons In America, the rise of extremist groups and popular anger, fanned by social media, raise questions about whether social norms will be upendedWang XiangweiPublished: 9:30am, 11 Jul, 2020Back in May 1966, Mao Zedong unleashed the Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and exhort the masses to purge "bourgeois and capitalist" elements of the elites and intellectuals to revive and purify the revolutionary spirit that brought the Communist Party to power in 1949.In particular, the radical youth known as the Red Guards were ordered to destroy "four old things" – customs, habits, culture and ideas – to achieve the ultimate social equality. This led to widespread persecution of intellectuals and destruction of historical and cultural relics and artefacts, including temples, churches, books and paintings.The decade-long turmoil ended in 1976 following Mao’s death, having destroyed much of China’s social fabric and political hierarchy, with hundreds of thousands of people tortured to death.Now, more than half a century later, it is compelling to see that parallels to the Cultural Revolution have been drawn not only in regard to China’s political development but also public discourse in the United States. Particularly so at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are embarking on a road of confrontation and conflict over a wide range of issues, from trade to Hong Kong to ideology to the South China Sea.In China, there have been rising worries about a return to some of the Cultural Revolution norms, particularly about the official propaganda apparatus’ intense efforts to build a personality cult around President Xi Jinping, reminding many of the bygone era in which Mao was deified. This is despite the fact that Xi himself was a victim of the tumultuous decade.At a speech at Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration, Trump warned that the racial-justice protests threatened the foundations of the US political system, according to American media reports."Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution," he said.Media reports described him as making an impassioned defence of national monuments and statues tied to slavery or colonialism and decrying "angry mobs" attempting to tear them down. "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children," Trump said. "Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities."In response, US mainstream media reports have described his speech as dark and divisive and accused him of attempting to divide the nation in order to fire up his most loyal supporters as, with just four months until November’s presidential election, he is down in the polls, having failed to control a raging pandemic.Millions of Americans have taken to the streets across the country demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. AdvertisementSome China observers also believe Trump is stoking racism and culture wars for political gain, but his assertion that the US is right in the middle of a cultural revolution is not far-fetched campaign rhetoric. Yazhou Zhoukan, an influential Chinese-language news weekly based in Hong Kong, highlighted "the cultural revolution" sweeping the US and Europe in its latest cover story.In the story and accompanying commentary, the magazine noted that the national reckoning over systemic discrimination in the US had spread to European countries, including Britain where a statue of Winston Churchill was defaced, and Germany where a statue of Otto von Bismarck, the country’s first chancellor, was splattered with red paint.The reckoning is not just about historical figures tied to slavery or colonialism but is targeted at overall social inequality in Western countries. It is about declaring war on the current system. Popular anger against the system, the elites and the police are very much evident.The fervour of the movement has forced many businesses and institutions to be more conscious of the need to be politically correct and take pre-emptive steps to avoid becoming targets. Several international cosmetics giants, including L’Oreal, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, have announced they will either stop selling skin-whitening lotions or remove words like "whitening" from their products in Asia.The movement has also emboldened extremist groups like Antifa, white nationalists and Boogaloo boys.It must be pointed out that peaceful protesters have far outnumbered the violent ones with bad intentions, and the protests have already started to wind down in most parts of the US and Europe.But the magazine argued that the rise of extremist groups and popular anger against the establishment, fanned by conspiracy theories on social media, had raised serious questions about whether social and political norms could be upended, leading to more tribalism.Meanwhile in China, the authorities do not approve public discussions of the Cultural Revolution, even though the government has termed it "a catastrophe" and vowed that it will never happen again.In particular, officials are very much wary of any attempt to draw parallels between today’s China and that of Mao’s era as the Communist Party tightens controls at all levels of society. Last Monday, Xu Zhangrun, an outspoken law professor from the prestigious Tsinghua University, was reportedly taken away by police. Xu first came to public attention in 2018 when he penned an essay criticising the constitutional amendment that year to abolish the terms on the presidency, allowing Xi to rule as long as he likes. Since then, he has written a series of essays criticising Chinese leaders and expressing worries about China going backwards.Xu may be one of the few brave academics but his essays reflect ongoing strong feelings among China’s intellectuals. They haven’t forgotten their ghastly experiences in the Cultural Revolution.Wang Xiangwei is the former editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post. He is now based in Beijing as editorial adviser to the paper(6) F. William Engdahl: America’s Own Color Revolution; BLM donations fund Joe Biden’s Own Color RevolutionBy F. William Engdahl16 June 2020Color Revolution is the term used to describe a series of remarkably effective CIA-led regime change operations using techniques developed by the RAND Corporation, "democracy" NGOs and other groups since the 1980’s. They were used in crude form to bring down the Polish communist regime in the late 1980s. From there the techniques were refined and used, along with heavy bribes, to topple the Gorbachev regime in the Soviet Union. For anyone who has studied those models closely, it is clear that the protests against police violence led by amorphous organizations with names like Black Lives Matter or Antifa are more than purely spontaneous moral outrage. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are being used as a battering ram to not only topple a US President, but in the process, the very structures of the US Constitutional order.If we step back from the immediate issue of videos showing a white Minneapolis policeman pressing his knee on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, and look at what has taken place across the nation since then, it is clear that certain organizations or groups were well-prepared to instrumentalize the horrific event for their own agenda.The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent protests—Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars, burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and other social media to coordinate "hit-and-run" swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident.What has unfolded since the Minneapolis trigger event has been compared to the wave of primarily black ghetto protest riots in 1968. I lived through those events in 1968 and what is unfolding today is far different. It is better likened to the Yugoslav color revolution that toppled Milosevic in 2000.Gene Sharp: Template for Regime OverthrowIn the year 2000 the US State Department, aided by its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and select CIA operatives, began secretly training a group of Belgrade university students led by a student group that was called Otpor! (Resistance!). The NED and its various offshoots was created in the 1980’s by CIA head Bill Casey as a covert CIA tool to overthrow specific regimes around the world under the cover of a human rights NGO. In fact, they get their money from Congress and from USAID.In the Serb Otpor! destabilization of 2000, the NED and US Ambassador Richard Miles in Belgrade selected and trained a group of several dozen students, led by Srdja Popovic, using the handbook, From Dictatorship to Democracy, translated to Serbian, of the late Gene Sharp and his Albert Einstein Institution. In a post mortem on the Serb events, the Washington Post wrote, "US-funded consultants played a crucial role behind the scenes in virtually every facet of the anti-drive, running tracking polls, training thousands of opposition activists and helping to organize a vitally important parallel vote count. US taxpayers paid for 5,000 cans of spray paint used by student activists to scrawl anti-Milos?evic´ graffiti on walls across Serbia."Trained squads of activists were deployed in protests to take over city blocks with the aid of ‘intelligence helmet’ video screens that give them an instantaneous overview of their environment. Bands of youth converging on targeted intersections in constant dialogue on cell phones, would then overwhelm police. The US government spent some $41 million on the operation. Student groups were secretly trained in the Sharp handbook techniques of staging protests that mocked the authority of the ruling police, showing them to be clumsy and impotent against the youthful protesters. Professionals from the CIA and US State Department guided them behind the scenes.The Color Revolution Otpor! model was refined and deployed in 2004 as the Ukraine Orange Revolution with logo and color theme scarves, and in 2003 in Georgia as the Rose Revolution. Later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the template to launch the Arab Spring. In all cases the NED was involved with other NGOs including the Soros Foundations.After defeating Milosevic, Popovic went on to establish a global color revolution training center, CANVAS, a kind of for-profit business consultancy for revolution, and was personally present in New York working reportedly with Antifa during the Occupy Wall Street where also Soros money was reported.Antifa and BLMThe protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA’s Color Revolution playbook.The impact of the protests would not be possible were it not for a network of local and state political officials inside the Democratic Party lending support to the protesters, even to the point the Democrat Mayor of Seattle ordered police to abandon several blocks in the heart of downtown to occupation by protesters.In recent years major portions of the Democratic Party across the US have been quietly taken over by what one could call radical left candidates. Often they win with active backing of organizations such as Democratic Socialists of America or Freedom Road Socialist Organizations. In the US House of Representatives the vocal quarter of new representatives around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib and Minneapolis Representative Ilhan Omar are all members or close to Democratic Socialists of America. Clearly without sympathetic Democrat local officials in key cities, the street protests of organizations such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa would not have such a dramatic impact.To get a better grasp how serious the present protest movement is we should look at who has been pouring millions into BLM. The Antifa is more difficult owing to its explicit anonymous organization form. However, their online Handbook openly recommends that local Antifa "cells" join up with BLM chapters.FRSO: Follow the MoneyBLM began in 2013 when three activist friends created the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to protest the allegations of shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin by a white Hispanic block watchman, George Zimmermann. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi were all were connected with and financed by front groups tied to something called Freedom Road Socialist Organization, one of the four largest radical left organizations in the United States formed out of something called New Communist Movement that dissolved in the 1980s.On June 12, 2020 the Freedom Road Socialist Organization webpage states, "The time is now to join a revolutionary organization! Join Freedom Road Socialist Organization…If you have been out in the streets this past few weeks, the odds are good that you’ve been thinking about the difference between the kind of change this system has to offer, and the kind of change this country needs. Capitalism is a failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and oppression. The reactionary and racist Trump administration has made the pandemic worse. The unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road Socialist Organization is working for."In short the protests over the alleged police killing of a black man in Minnesota are now being used to call for a revolution against capitalism. FRSO is an umbrella for dozens of amorphous groups including Black Lives Matter or BLM. What is interesting about the self-described Marxist-Leninist roots of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is not so much their left politics as much as their very establishment funding by a group of well-endowed tax-exempt foundations.Alicia Garza of BLM is also a board member or executive of five different Freedom Road front groups including 2011 Board chair of Right to the City Alliance, Board member of School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Forward Together and Special Projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance.The Right to the City Alliance got $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of very established tax-exempt foundations including the Ford Foundation ($1.9 million), from both of George Soros’s major tax-exempts–Open Society Foundations, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society for $1.3 million. Also the cornflake-tied Kellogg Foundation $250,000, and curiously, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation (ice cream) for $30,000.Garza also got major foundation money as Executive Director of the FRSO front, POWER, where Obama former "green jobs czar" Van Jones, a self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist," now with CNN, was on the board. Alicia Garza also chaired the Right to the City Alliance, a network of activist groups opposing urban gentrification. That front since 2009 received $1.3 million from the Ford Foundation, as well as $600,000 from the Soros Foundations and again, Ben & Jerry’s ($50,000). And Garza’s SOUL, which claimed to have trained 712 "organizers" in 2014, when she co-founded Black Lives Matter, got $210,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation and another $255,000 from the Heinz Foundation (ketchup and John Kerry family) among others. With the Forward Together of FRSO, Garza sat on the board of a "multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change." It officially got $4 million in 2014 revenues and from 2012 and 2014, the organization received a total of $2.9 million from Ford Foundation ($655,000) and other major foundations.Nigeria-born BLM co-founder Opal Tometi likewise comes from the network of FRSO. Tometi headed the FRSO’s Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Curiously with a "staff" of two it got money from major foundations including the Kellogg Foundation for $75,000 and Soros Foundations for $100,000, and, again, Ben & Jerry’s ($10,000). Tometi got $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group.The Freedom Road Socialist Organization that is now openly calling for a revolution against capitalism in the wake of the Floyd George killing has another arm, The Advancement Project, which describes itself as "a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization." Its board includes a former Obama US Department of Education Director of Community Outreach and a former Bill Clinton Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. The FRSO Advancement Project in 2013 got millions from major US tax-exempt foundations including Ford ($8.5 million), Kellogg ($3 million), Hewlett Foundation of HP defense industry founder ($2.5 million), Rockefeller Foundation ($2.5 million), and Soros Foundations ($8.6 million).Major Money and ActBlueBy 2016, the presidential election year where Hillary Clinton was challenging Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter had established itself as a well-organized network. That year the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), "a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition" in which BLM was a central part. By then Soros Foundations had already given some $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement. This was serious foundation money.The BLMF identified itself as being created by top foundations including in addition to the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Soros Open Society Foundations. They described their role: "The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America."The Movement for Black Lives Coalition (M4BL) which includes Black Lives Matter, already in 2016 called for "defunding police departments, race-based reparations, voting rights for illegal immigrants, fossil-fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a universal basic income, and free college for blacks."Notably, when we click on the website of M4BL, under their donate button we learn that the donations will go to something called ActBlue Charities. ActBlue facilitates donations to "democrats and progressives." As of May 21, ActBlue had given $119 million to the campaign of Joe Biden.That was before the May 25 BLM worldwide protests. Now major corporations such as Apple, Disney, Nike and hundreds others may be pouring untold and unaccounted millions into ActBlue under the name of Black Lives Matter, funds that in fact can go to fund the election of a Democrat President Biden. Perhaps this is the real reason the Biden campaign has been so confident of support from black voters. What is clear from only this account of the crucial role of big money foundations behind protest groups such as Black Lives Matter is that there is a far more complex agenda driving the protests now destabilizing cities across America. The role of tax-exempt foundations tied to the fortunes of the greatest industrial and financial companies such as Rockefeller, Ford, Kellogg, Hewlett and Soros says that there is a far deeper and far more sinister agenda to current disturbances than spontaneous outrage would suggest.