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Foundation cash funds antiwar movement
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April, 2, 2003 | Julia Duin

Posted on 04/02/2003 7:23:14 AM PST by RicocheT

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:02:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The American antiwar movement is decked out with all the elements of the counterculture, but it is getting some very establishment funding.

In a few months, foundations and donors have kicked in millions of dollars to help antiwar groups stage demonstrations, take out expensive newspaper and TV ads, maintain Web sites, hire and pay staff, and lease office space in high-rent New York, Washington and San Francisco locales.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiwar; antiwarmovement; blackshirts; caruba; communistsubversion; foundation; foundations; funding; fundingtheleft; traitorlist
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Note the name of every one of these tax-exempt foundations. They use American money to tear down America. Know your enemy!
1 posted on 04/02/2003 7:23:14 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT
Relax. That's all money that's not going to the Democratic Party this cycle.

And look at what they got for staging all those rallies--all those commies really turned off the American public.

2 posted on 04/02/2003 7:26:49 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Send our troops to die in foreign wars, or else you are unpatriotic.)
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To: RicocheT; kristinn; Angelwood; hellinahandcart; KLT; Doctor Raoul; countrydummy
Thanks for posting this.
3 posted on 04/02/2003 7:28:33 AM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: Stand Watch Listen; Noumenon; Carry_Okie; farmfriend; holyscroller; Ms. AntiFeminazi
Resource ping!
4 posted on 04/02/2003 7:30:01 AM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: RicocheT, an Internet activism group founded during the summer by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream,

Ooopps, B&J's stock should see some very serious, sell off's very soon,
Boycott, B&J's they don't deserve my money
Or yours!!!!!!!!
Ok Freeper's time to hit B&J's right where it hurts., Spread the word
Ben & Jerry's sucks,
5 posted on 04/02/2003 7:35:46 AM PST by vin-one (I wish i had something clever to put in this tag)
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To: sauropod; RicocheT; The Old Hoosier
Thanks for the heads-up...appreciate it.

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6 posted on 04/02/2003 7:37:20 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: RicocheT
Note the foundation supporting [formerly Robert Reich's and] Robert Kuttner's The American Prospect, in the following article. There is also a FreeRepublic page, today, a posting of an article by him: Bush benefits from decay of democracy, Boston Globe, March 2, 2003; posted April 2, 2003 by Lance Romance.

Boston Busines Journal [online], June 14, 2002

Just what are the prospects for The American Prospect?

by Donna L. Goodison 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.

"He's been a detractor of ours for many years," Kuttner said of Kaus. "We're fine."

In his Kausfiles column on May 13, Kaus said American Prospect board member Michael Johnston had "sounded the alarm" about the magazine's books. 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."

And additional Schumann Foundation money isn't built into the American Prospect's budget, according to Kuttner, who launched the magazine in 1990 with Paul Starr and Robert Reich under the nonprofit American Prospect Inc.

Kuttner maintained the magazine will remain a biweekly, unless the "bottom fell out" and necessitated a reassessment, he said.

"If somebody wanted to write us a large paycheck, we would go weekly," Kuttner said.

Johnston, the Schumann Foundation appointee who has been on The American Prospect board for about a year, denied that he "sounded the alarm" -- those are Kaus' words -- after looking over the magazine's books.

"We're happy with the magazine," said Johnston, executive vice president of the Capital Group Cos. Inc. Los Angeles. "There's no problem with the books. It's just that magazines like this always need money. We told them five years ago we would help them ramp up. The plan was, and is, to have us fade into the background and have other foundations and endowments pick up the slack, and that seems to be the case. We've been their principal funder, and we are grateful that others are stepping forward to run the magazine."

Reached by e-mail, Kaus said that his use of "foundering" to describe The American Prospect was a little harsh, and that "floundering" may be a better description.

"I assume (Schumann Foundation head and PBS personality Bill) Moyers will give him more money," Kaus said. "But I stand by everything I've written about the magazine's financial crisis, plus the ongoing editorial troubles. I've gotten no hint from anyone ... that I got it wrong. I would say Kuttner's credibility on these matters is not high. He's denied things before -- e.g., that Robert Reich wasn't going to leave the magazine, which Reich has now done -- that have turned out to be true." (Reich, a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, was the magazine's chairman and now is on leave from the publication.) ...

7 posted on 04/02/2003 7:43:09 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: RicocheT
Foundations and trusts are funding all sorts of liberal if not anti-american activities. A very gray area in current law and regulation these groups are the fifth column on the political scene and ever liberal cause imaginable.

Exempt from public scrutiny they become the vehicle of choice to avoid paying taxes with a philanthropic cover.

Great article in an area that desperatly needs attention.

8 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:46 AM PST by TUX
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To: sauropod
A lot of these lower-tier foundations are money-laundering operations that give cover to the main-stream leftist financial elite. Tides Foundation's biggest donor for example, is the Pew Charitable Trusts. So the numbers you see from Ford, MacArthur, Turner, and Mott are probably larger than first appears.
9 posted on 04/02/2003 7:50:10 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: RicocheT
"International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) refused to divulge its funding sources."

I will assume Iraq and North Korea fund International ANSWER until they prove otherwise.

10 posted on 04/02/2003 7:50:15 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Wheat is Murder! (Tilling slaughters worms.....))
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To: RicocheT
I don't know if anyone has thought of it, but I think all of these anti- war groups and orgs need looking at.

There's millions of dollars going to them and human nature says, some of it it being stolen.

Some of these people are in the anti - war movement for the cash.
11 posted on 04/02/2003 8:15:26 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: First_Salute
Montclair NJ is the city of evil!
12 posted on 04/02/2003 8:18:05 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: RicocheT
13 posted on 04/02/2003 10:24:36 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: RicocheT
This has been the major difference between socialist lead foundations and businesses versus conservatives; Ben and Jerry, The Body Shop or Burts Bees sends money from their profits to these types of foundations, while the chamber of commerce types sends the money to the owner or stockholder.

This makes for a big pool of money that goes out to spead the word they want. Big business and Republicans can't even tell the story of global warming, how many timber mills can still cut "old growth trees" (under 10) etc. They, the socialists, are winning the war of words and they sue their money to keep getting out the word. Only the work of some Freepers stops the tidal wave.

14 posted on 04/02/2003 10:53:40 AM PST by q_an_a
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To: The Old Hoosier
The only downside I have seen is that mayors, like Willie Brown of SF, are demanding the feds pay for the anti-war protestor's damage, jail time, food, police protection, etc. Like the feds were responsible.

It's people like Willie who do these protests, and now he wants somebody else to pay. I read an article in SF Chron that the DA was planning to fine the organizations for the bills the city was stuck with - looks like Willie put the squash to that. He couldn't have his left-wing organizations paying for all that fun; better to say "it's Bush's fault" because he started the war.
15 posted on 04/02/2003 1:55:19 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: philetus
The tax-exempt status is how the Million Mom March was dismantled and booted from its office space at SF General Hospital. See for details.

There's also investigations ongoing into various other anti-gun organizations, perhaps the same could be applied to theses orgs. If International ANSWER is a 501(c)(3) NPO, they are required by law to divulge their finances.
16 posted on 04/02/2003 2:42:16 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: RicocheT
Ford Getty Gates - 3 of many mega foundations which fund left wing institutions and programs ranging from population control aka infanticide to "peace: studies. And all tax exempt! How is that?
17 posted on 04/02/2003 3:28:33 PM PST by eleni121
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To: RicocheT
The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-wing think tank, hasreleased a drumbeat of antiwar essays in recent months. The institute has a $2.2 million budget for 2003 provided by the Turner, Ford, MacArthur and Charles Stewart Mott foundations, among others.

Foxnews should point out the Turner foundation's contributions. It will hurt CNN even more than this war has.

18 posted on 04/02/2003 4:10:32 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Time to bomb Saddam!)
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To: RicocheT
The new American entrepreneurship: start a tax-emempt, non-profit organization. Create a web-site, quit your legitimate full-time job and watch those donations come rolling in!

Really, I have never seen such a proliferation of special interest TE/NP's.

I may have to make up a special problem for myself!

19 posted on 04/02/2003 4:19:09 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything will.)
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To: 3catsanadog
P.S. Does one learn the secrets of this from the guy who wears the suit with all the question marks on it?
20 posted on 04/02/2003 4:21:29 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything will.)
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