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To: Fred Nerks; thouworm; Red Steel; BP2

The Samuel Rubin Foundation


The Samuel Rubin Foundation states that its general purpose is “to carry on the vision of its founder, Samuel Rubin, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources.”

The Foundation bears the stamp of Rubin’s life experience. Born in 1901 in Bialystok (which was then in Czarist Russia, now in Poland), Rubin immigrated to America with his parents when he was a young boy.

The family settled in a poor Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, where Rubin’s parents opened a small “dry goods” store.

As a young man, he joined the Communist Party. So committed was he to his political cause, that he named his son Reed in honor of U.S. Communist John Reed, who organized the Communist Labor Party and wrote Ten Days That Shook The World and was ultimately honored by the Soviets with burial in the wall of the Kremlin.

Rubin claimed to be appalled by the “plunder, hunger, and devastation” which he considered to be the bitter fruits of Western capitalism.

Notwithstanding his love of socialism, however, he used his considerable business acumen to earn a vast fortune. In 1937 he founded Faberge Perfumes, developing it from a small specialty shop into a major cosmetics firm.

In 1959 he used his personal wealth to establish the Samuel Rubin Foundation. Four years later, Rubin sold Faberge for $25 million and directed a portion of those proceeds to his Foundation. He died on December 21, 1978.

In 1963 the Samuel Rubin Foundation created the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which lays claim to the title of “the nation’s oldest multi-issue progressive think tank.”

***Samuel Rubin’s daughter, Cora Weiss, was a director of the Rubin Foundation from its inception, and was instrumental in the funding decision to create IPS. Today she is the Foundation’s President. Her husband, Peter Weiss, was the first IPS board chairman and is currently the Rubin Foundation’s Treasurer.

Cora Weiss became known for her role in the psychological warfare conducted against U.S. prisoners of war held in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War.

At the time, Weiss was a leader of the group “Women Strike for Peace,” which enjoyed the strong support of the Communist Party. She attempted to coerce the relatives of American prisoners-of-war to make pro-Communist propaganda by promising them, in exchange, contact with their loved ones in Hanoi. None of the families accepted the arrangement.

In the 1980s, Weiss was the director of the Disarmament Program at New York’s Riverside Church. This program was a leader in supporting the Soviet-inspired nuclear freeze movement.

As Riverside’s director, Weiss was one of the organizers of a 1982 disarmament rally — the largest ever held — in New York City. The event was organized by a coalition of Communist and radical groups.

Today in her capacity as President of the Samuel Rubin Foundation, Cora Weiss is a leader in a new effort among large defense- and security-related foundations to coordinate their philanthropy.

This effort commenced in 1999, when a number of large and influential foundations established the Peace and Security Funders Group.

The initial steering committee of PSFG consisted of the Samuel Rubin Foundation, the Ploughshares Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the John Merck Fund, the Hewlett Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Cora Weiss’ husband, the aforementioned Peter Weiss, holds strong leftist credentials in his own right.

The senior partner of the New York law firm Weiss, Dawid, Fross, Zelnick & Lehrman, he is (in addition to being the Treasurer of the Samuel Rubin Foundation) a prominent member of the National Lawyers Guild, the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, and the pro-Castro Center for Constitutional Rights.

The rest of the Rubin Foundation leadership are family members as well. The Vice President is Judy Weiss and the Directors are Daniel Weiss and Tamara Weiss.

Since its inception, the Samuel Rubin Foundation has been a consistent funder of leftist groups and causes. Among the many recent beneficiaries of its philanthropy are the following:

Africa Action; the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (through which the Rubin Foundation made a donor-advised, or specifically earmarked, grant to the United For Peace and Justice antiwar coalition); Americans for Peace Now; the Center for Constitutional Rights; Educators for Social Responsibility; Grassroots International; Hague Appeal for Peace; the Institute for Policy Studies; the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; The Nation Institute; the National Lawyers Guild Foundation; the NGO Committee on Disarmament; Pax Christi USA; Nonviolent Peaceforce; the Tides Center; the Transnational Institute (which the Rubin Foundation created in 1973); the Abortion Access Project; the Council on Foundations; the Institute for Public Accuracy; the Interhemispheric Resource Center; International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; the International Rescue Committee; the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; MADRE; Peace Child International; Peaceworkers; United for a Fair Economy; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; Feminist Press at CUNY; Global Policy Forum; Gun Free South Africa; Human Rights Watch; the Immigrant Workers Resource Center; the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; the Jane Addams Peace Association (a donor-advised grant earmarked for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; the Paul Robeson Foundation; the Peace Action Education Fund; PeaceWatch Ireland; Population Services International; the United Nations; the Women’s Action for New Directions Education Fund; Global Exchange; the National Security Archive; Alliance for Justice; Fourth Freedom Forum; International Forum on Globalization; the New Israel Fund (through which it made donor-advised grants earmarked for B’Tselem, the Middle East Children’s Association, and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel); the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (through which it made a donor-advised grant to the Abolition 2000 Global Network); Peaceworkers; Physicians for Human Rights; the Progressive Foundation; and September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.


DAMN COMMIE PINKOS! These creeps are a cancer of dangerous
and twisted radical leftists. They find the opportunity for wealth here in America, and then they set out to fund the destruction of the very hand that fed them. SICK!

572 posted on 04/16/2010 11:42:16 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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“Few of those who have been involved in the peace movement as long as ourselves believe that electoral activity is the means by which we will end the Vietnam war... We should not forget that it was Charles Goodell who proposed legislation for selective conscientious objection to specific wars and urged the granting of amnesty for antiwar draft resisters who have fled the country...”

A letter to the editor on April 12, 2010 in support of Senator Goodell. Check out the signatures - Cora Weiss and Jane Fonda, etc.

612 posted on 04/19/2010 4:55:17 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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Do a search of Cora Weiss and Jane Fonda together. No wonder the usurper is out to destroy America. This needs to get out the to msm.

619 posted on 04/19/2010 5:03:23 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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wow, a nest of vipers! good find!

663 posted on 05/25/2010 6:54:06 PM PDT by bitt ("WE THE PEOPLE"
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