NY Times: George Soros linked to Women’s March groups, funding hundreds of groups
While the New York Times gladly promoted this weekend’s Women’s March against President Trump, one article was a voice of shocking revelation: George Soros is behind the protests.
That won’t surprise most conservatives as Soros is a financier of chaos, linked to the Ferguson rallies in support of Michael Brown and putting money in John Kasich and Trump campaigns.
The revealing post begins by quoting articles by the other press outlets: “The Guardian has touted the “Women’s March on Washington” as a “spontaneous” action for women’s rights. Another liberal media outlet, Vox, talks about the “huge, spontaneous groundswell” behind the march. On its website, organizers of the march are promoting their work as “a grassroots effort” with “independent” organizers. Even my local yoga studio, Beloved Yoga, is renting a bus and offering seats for $35. The march’s manifesto says magnificently, “The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation.”
“But I know — and most of America knows — that the organizers of the march haven’t put into their manifesto: the march really isn’t a ‘women’s march.’ It’s a march for women who are anti-Trump,” Asra Q. Nomani writes in the Times piece.
Nomani published a document detailing the funding, politics and talking points of the some 403 groups that are “partners” of the march.
From the article:
- Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, a march “partner,” told me his organization was “nonpartisan” but has “many concerns about the incoming Trump administration that include what we see as a misogynist approach to women.”
- Nick Fish, national program director of the American Atheists, another march partner, told me, “This is not a ‘partisan’ event.”
- Dennis Wiley, pastor of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, another march “partner,” returned my call and said, “This is not a partisan march.”
- UniteWomen.org, another partner, features videos with the hashtags #ImWithHer, #DemsInPhily and #ThanksObama
“Following the money, I poured through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the ‘Women’s March’?” she asks, revealing the flow of Soros cash.
Some of those complicit in financing this “grassroots” protest: Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies.
The other Soros ties with “Women’s March” organizations include the partisan MoveOn.org (which was fiercely pro-Clinton), the National Action Network (which has a former executive director lauded by Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as “a leader of tomorrow” as a march co-chair and another official as “the head of logistics”).
Other Soros grantees who are “partners” in the march are the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
“Women’s March” partners include the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has not only deflected on issues of Islamic extremism post-9/11, but opposes Muslim reforms that would allow women to be prayer leaders and pray in the front of mosques, without wearing headscarves as symbols of chastity.
Partners also include the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Arab-American Association of New York, whose executive director, Linda Sarsour, is a march co-chair.
At least 33 of the 100 “women of color,” who initially protested the Trump election in street protests, worked at organizations that receive Soros funding, in part for “black-brown” activism.
A spokeswoman for Soros’s Open Society Foundations, said in a statement, “There have been many false reports about George Soros and the Open Society Foundations funding protests in the wake of the U.S. presidential elections. There is no truth to these reports.”
“We support a wide range of organizations — including those that support women and minorities who have historically been denied equal rights. Many of whom are concerned about what policy changes may lie ahead. We are proud of their work. We of course support the right of all Americans to peaceably assemble and petition their government—a vital, and constitutionally safeguarded, pillar of a functioning democracy.”