Ex-WSJ Reporter Finds George Soros Has Ties To More Than 50 "Partners" Of The Women’s March

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Former WSJ reporter Asra Nomani asks in the NYT's "Women In the World" section what is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Her answer: "as it turns out, it’s quite significant."

Here is what else she discovered.

Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington

In the pre-dawn darkness of today’s presidential inauguration day, I faced a choice, as a lifelong liberal feminist who voted for Donald Trump for president: lace up my pink Nike sneakers to step forward and take the DC Metro into the nation’s capital for the inauguration of America’s new president, or wait and go tomorrow to the after-party, dubbed the “Women’s March on Washington”?

 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.”

It’s an idea that I, a liberal feminist, would embrace. 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. 

As someone who voted for Trump, I don’t feel welcome, nor do many other women who reject the liberal identity-politics that is the core underpinnings of the march, so far, making white women feel unwelcomenixing women who oppose abortion and hijacking the agenda

To understand the march better, I stayed up through the nights this week, studying the funding, politics and talking points of the some 403 groups that are “partners” of the march. Is this a non-partisan “Women’s March”?

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.”

Really? UnitedWomen.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”?

I found out: plenty.

By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” 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. March organizers and the organizations identified here haven’t yet returned queries for comment.  

On the issues I care about as a Muslim, the “Women’s March,” unfortunately, has taken a stand on the side of partisan politics that has obfuscated the issues of Islamic extremism over the eight years of the Obama administration. “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), which wrongly designated Maajid Nawaz, a Muslim reformer, an “anti-Muslim extremist” in a biased report released before the election. The SPLC confirmed to me that Soros funded its “anti-Muslim extremists” report targeting Nawaz. (Ironically, CAIR also opposes abortions, but its leader still has a key speaking role.)

Another Soros grantee and march “partner” is the Arab-American Association of New York, whose executive director, Linda Sarsour, is a march co-chair. When I co-wrote a piece, arguing that Muslim women don’t have to wear headscarves as a symbol of “modesty,” she attacked the coauthor and me as “fringe.” 

Earlier, 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. Of course, Soros is an “ideological philanthropist,” whose interests align with many of these groups, but he is also a significant political donor. In Davos, he told reporters that Trump is a “would-be dictator.”

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.” She added, “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.”

Much like post-election protests, which included a sign, “Kill Trump,” were not  “spontaneous,” as reported by some media outlets, the “Women’s March” is an extension of strategic identity politics that has so fractured America today, from campuses to communities. On the left or the right, it’s wrong. But, with the inauguration, we know the politics. With the march, “women” have been appropriated for a clearly anti-Trump day. When I shared my thoughts with her, my yoga studio owner said it was “sad” the march’s organizers masked their politics. “I want love for everyone,” she said. 

The left’s fierce identity politics and its failure on Islamic extremism lost my vote this past election, and so, as the dawn’s first light breaks through the darkness of the morning as I write, I make my decision: I’ll lace up my pink Nikes and head to the inauguration, skipping the “Women’s March” that doesn’t have a place for women like me.

Asra Q. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter. She can be reached at asra@asranomani.com or on Twitter.

 

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55 men's picture

Biggest Cocksucker there ever was

Croesus's picture

Yup, Satan personified

TeamDepends's picture

Is it too late to abort Soros, ladies?

Looney's picture

 

I don’t have anything against old people, but…

There should be some kind of an age limit on certain activities.

1. Driving

2. Sky diving (Bush)

3. Political activities (Soros, Adelson, et al.)

4. Being naked in public (nudist beaches, gardening, fucking, etc.)

Looney   ;-)

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

This international criminal must be tracked down, cornered, and then shot while trying to avoid apprehension.

manofthenorth's picture

George Soros for the wood chipper 2017 !!!!

GGuy's picture

Gyorgi Schwartz deserves a full mag to the face

BaBaBouy's picture

Omaba... The Good Life ~

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4143660/Obama-heads-gym-day-leav...

Some things never change! Obama heads out back on the golf course for a round on ultra-exclusive estate owned by billionaire Larry Ellison on his first day as a regular citizen

The 44th president was up at 9am Pacific time for a trip to a country club's gym
It was near the Rancho Mirage, CA, home where he and Michelle are staying with friends for a two-week vacation.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"The 44th president was up at 9am Pacific time for a trip to a country club's gym
It was near the Rancho Mirage, CA, home where he and Michelle are staying with friends for a two-week vacation."~

The son of a bitch just got done with an eight-year no show job and he's off on a two week vacation?!? I guess the upside is that the Wookie can't be taking off on any taxpayer-subsidized trips to Tanzania. What a fucking piker.

BaBaBouy's picture

WAITING ...
To See what the Prez does about these out of control NGO's ???

remain calm's picture

If the CIA supports Trump, Soro's will be quited.

BlindMonkey's picture

I was really shocked by the reaction of the CIA folks to Trump's arrival.  The war looks like it was Trump vs the political leadership and the working slobs in the CIA didn't like the director and his bullshit.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) BlindMonkey Jan 22, 2017 12:54 PM

There aren't any "working slobs" in the CIA. Tom Clancy was full of shit with his portrayal of honest, hard working CIA analysts and wet-workers.

Pretending that the political appointees are the only ones at fault there is just a way of keeping that agency in place.

You can't polish a turd. The CIA has to go.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Idaho potato head Jan 22, 2017 2:32 PM

Yep, John B Wells. Good show. The film 13 Hours was propaganda, depicting the CIA's role at Benghazi as being a mission to keep arms away from terrorists and off the black market, when the opposite is true.

The film also completely let Clinton off the hook by including the nonsensical assertion that the assault on the two US installations there were launched because of a video. MSM outlets in Hollywood are as big a source of fakery as the TV news outlets.

heuvosYbacon's picture

Agree. The function of intelligence agents has historically been to move market senstitive intelligence from the public sector to the private actors whose family members make up government agencies, but whose enterprises operate across global supply and demand variables. This has been true since well before the USA even existed. Spying is an old game. Leaking is just as old.

Everyone ought ask themselves, why the secrecy? Why not be transparent about who we think is evil in the world?

The CIA started out as a scouting agency for weapons manufacturers and morphed into a proto-state, an unshakable institution that has been woven into the US budget through committees. Curiously, the committee system was never part of any formal constitution.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) heuvosYbacon Jan 22, 2017 2:24 PM

I agree about the committee system, and political parties are also an extra-consitutitonal development.

My view of the CIA is that it is an arm of the Federal Reserve and their wholly owned subsidiaries on Wall Street. It seems that those are the only interests ever served by the CIA.

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Uzda Farce (not verified) Fathead Slim Jan 22, 2017 3:16 PM

Both the CIA and the Fed are tools of the Rockefeller/CFR. Most of the CIA directors have been CFR members, starting with Allen Dulles -- lawyer for the Rockefellers since the 1920s and a founding member of the CFR. Every Fed chairman since WW2 has been a CFR member, along with most secretaries of State, Treasury, and Defense. The major banks and major oil companies are CFR sponsors, many of their execs are CFR members, etc.

http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html

Mr. Universe's picture

Georgie needs to be Breitbarted, no Ron Browned, wait, no Hastinated, Clancified? You get the idea, what's good for the goose is even better for that MotherFooker.

GGuy's picture

Scalia'd, Rivers'd, JFK'd

fleur de lis's picture

Only if the CIA is cleaned out and staffed by Americans who are loyal to America, its Constitution, and its citizens or soon to be citizens.

No dual citizens should be allowed in -- not even to deliver lunch.

Either they are 100% with America or they ain't.

 

AVmaster's picture

Would someone PLEASE put two in the skull of The Emperor already???

 

Putin, where are you?

eatthebanksters's picture

Didn't he just take a two week vacation to Hawaii over Christmas?

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) BaBaBouy Jan 22, 2017 12:51 PM

And this might be interesting because.....?

He's a memory. Forget him.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Not a good memory... nothing more than a stain on the covers of the history books.

JRobby's picture

Just because I like to be in an advanced state of outrage 24/7 in order to stay focused, I watched "Inside Job" last night to fuel my fire. It sort of popped up on the selection screen. I have watched and read ALL the information about the 2008 crisis.

Anyway, in that movie, Soros is presented somewhat as this "I told you so" insider with valuable insight to contribute.

This "organism" (if he is one) is nothing more than an evil manipulator which generates extreme opportunism that has made him wealthy beyond the average person's comprehension. There are a lot of them walking around. However, in Soros' case, it is his entire life's story and reason for existing: manipulation coupled with opportunism.

He has a pact with Satan. For that reason, he needs to go. Immediately.

mofreedom's picture

I sure hope large parts of DC get converted into federal prisons for all the federal sickos and their agents of destruction.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) bamawatson Jan 22, 2017 1:17 PM

He is using them like he is using blacks.

They are too stupid and brainwashed to face it.

Women now have more rights and perks than men do in America.

This is the best place and best time to be a woman.

All you are doing is helping to destroy America and in the world they plan nobody will have any rights.

You are a part of the Jewish destruction of the West.

fuck off bitches!

general ambivalent's picture

Not really the best time, because even with all those 'freedoms' they are becoming more depressed and angry with each year that goes by.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) GGuy Jan 22, 2017 11:26 AM

That kike needs to be snuffed out

JRobby's picture

Helped sent his own kind, friends and neighbors off to camps.

Opportunism. That was the beginning of his accumulation of wealth that he has used to manipulate over the decades.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

'Opportunism'

 

Perfect selection of term.     From Trotsky to Bernie Made-off-with-yer-$shekels, it is likely the one word which encapsulates it all. 

SoDamnMad's picture

I heard he got his first start pushing counterfeit cigarettes across borders in Europe.  Make a buck by encouraging smoking to kids, depriving countries of tax revenue and putting the profits in your pocket.  Still a huge problem across Europe.

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) GGuy Jan 22, 2017 11:27 AM

I ran this over to my buddy Chuck at DRUDGE, so I expect he'll be linking shortly.

Giant Meteor's picture

Christ, it looks like he's already survived that .. Is it me or does he have the whole Joker thing goin on ?

FireBrander's picture

Why were there more people at Obama's Inauguration than Trumps?

1. Hillary Supporters were openly promising to carry out acts of domestic terrorism. Hillary and the DNC did NOTHING to discourage this activity.

2. McCains supporters in 2008 did not make domestic terrorism threats.

3. 93% of DC Voted for Hillary; that is 624,960 people (*1)

4. The DC Metropolitan Statistical Area (*2) has a population of 6,097,684. Hillary also won these Metropolitan areas by varying, but large, margins.

So, why the larger Trump crowd? Well, easily, 4,000,000 Obama voters lived in the immediate area...and...Trump supporters were being openly threatened with their lives.

MSM, was it really that hard to figure out...oh, and that goes for you to Spicer...shoot these fuckers out of the sky with factual logic.

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(*1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

(*2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_metropolitan_area

Giant Meteor's picture

Sure, makes a lot of sense to me. It would also explain the apparent bump in tv ratings for the inaugural. My only critique, why not come out and publicly state these facts, instead of using half assed hyperbole? Harder to fit into a sound bite I know, but that would be the better course of action. On the other hand it appears bare knuckle fisticuffs is going to be the order of the day, truth be damned. While I can appreciate this strategy in a pinch, when neccessary, must continually think of the longer game.

As I posted somewhere else, it looks a bit like strategy to me, get hit with bullshit, counter with your own taller bullshit.

Giant Meteor's picture

Yes, yes .. I will stipulate it is entertaining as all hell ...

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Giant Meteor Jan 22, 2017 12:47 PM

Hard to tell how old Soros is. His fucking head looks like it has already worn out four or five bodies.

AAPL Slayer's picture

Best one I've heard yet,might wanna trademark that and get the t-shirt press rolling.

Hillary for prison brought in a lotta cash.

TeamDepends's picture

That's him, pushing the walker made of human bones!

chunga's picture

Does anybody know what the grievances are for these protesters? I honestly have no idea.

My wife and I were trying to figure it out last night and some lady was shouting that they are all "under attack". Under attack from what?

TeamDepends's picture

One of the wackadoos who organized the march is a pro-sharia female. Which means she is certifiable.http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/figrues-organizer-dc-womens-marc...

chunga's picture

How's it going Meat, I'm trying to hear them out, despite their charges that people like me are "intolerant" and fulll of "hate". We just don't see any message that might "win us over", or any message at all.

Our reaction to this big scene they're making, without any message, makes them look silly.

Meat Hammer's picture

Hey chunga. I hear you. Trying to be objective, I asked my wife to give me a woman's point of view as to what they're pissed about, and she nailed it:

"This isn't a women's march. It's a liberal protest disguised as a women's march!"