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Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

George Soros donations linked to Refuse Fascism hate group of protesters at Berkeley

One of the shocking realities in the political landscape is the money flowing into protest groups and last week’s riot in Berkeley is no exception. Refuse Fascism has been identified as part of the turmoil and the Daily Caller detailed their funding – money from George Soros.

The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech.

“While it is unclear whether those who carried out the violence were paid to do so, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice — and Refuse Fascism — are listed online,” reported the Daily Caller.

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“According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016. One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.”

“Other notable donors include the city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union. The former gave $10,000 to AfGJ while the latter contributed $5,000,” they continued. “Charities associated with several major corporations also donated. Patagonia.org, the outdoor apparel and equipment company, gave $40,000. The Ben & Jerry Foundation, the charity associated with the ice cream maker, gave $20,000. And Lush Cosmetic gave $43,950. Another bit of irony is seen in the $5,000 contribution from the Peace Development Fund, a group that claims to support organizations that fight for human rights and social justice.”

The group defended the violent riot at Berkeley on Facebook, which left numerous Trump supporters and fans of Milo Yiannopoulos injured.

“Dismantling police fences is not violent,” they claimed, according to the Daily Caller, ignoring the rest of the violence that occurred. “And to compare preventing someone like that from speaking to the real-world violence that they perpetuate everyday is ludicrous.”

Refuse Fascism also branded the riot as “righteous,” and encouraged more violence to shut down conservatives in a post on their website.

“Last night, thousands of students, professors and others protested the appearance and organizing rally of Milo Yiannopoulos, a major fascist operative, shutting it down. This was righteous and much more like this is needed,” the group proclaimed. “Lets be clear: Milo Yiannopoulos is not engaging in ‘free speech.’ He is consciously spearheading the Nazification of the American University.”

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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