Follow the Money: Who’s Really Behind the Nov. 4 Refuse Fascism Protest
By Torchy Blane
Billionaire megalomaniac George Soros and a globalist operative group are behind the “Nov. 4 It Begins” protest calling for the ousting of President Donald Trump from the White House along with his entire cabinet, reports reveal.
RefuseFascism.org announced its planned protest against Trump on Sept. 26 when members of the group blocked rush-hour traffic for on Highway 101 in Los Angeles by holding up signs that spelled out “Nov 4 It Begins.” After nearly 20 minutes, they were arrested by police.
During the last week, the U.S. government issued internal warnings to federal employees about staged protests by left-wing groups that could last for an indefinite period of time. The Department of Defense advisory stated the group holding the protest is not affiliated with the Anti-Fa, but violence could break out during demonstrations. Uniformed service members are advised avoid the following 14 major cities: Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Boston and Pittsfield, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Honolulu, Hawaii; Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif.; New York City, NY; Omaha, Neb.; Philadelphia, Pen.; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle, Wash.
Media reporting on the event runs the gamut. Right-wing press claim it’s an Anti-Fa civil war, while left-wing media call such claims a hoax and sympathetically report it will be a peaceful demonstration. The most disgusting and misleading article of all came from Newsweek, which calls Anti-Fa “a fixture in America’s popular imagination” that “has no formal organizational structure.”
Irregardless of whether or not Refuse Fascism is directly affiliated with Anti-Fa, it appears Anti-Fa will be joining in the protest and will be up to their old antics.
Refuse Fascism calls the Trump administration “a vicious cabal” and the president a madman with “his finger on the nuclear trigger.” It compares Trump to Hitler and the U.S. to Nazi Germany. The full manifesto can be read here. Yet, Refuse Fascism insists its protests will be non-violent, but it does not disavow those (such as Anti-Fa) who fight fascism through violent means. Organizers say the Nov. 4 demonstration will be modeled after the Pussy Hat Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day. Only this time, it claims the demonstration won’t end until the Trump administration is brought down.
This doesn’t look like Pussy Hat to me …
Though there are many valid, reasoned arguments one could make for the removal of members of the Team Trump, if not Trump himself, not one could be found on RefuseFascism.org. In sum, its primary complaint on the pages of its website smacks of Dem-driven agitprop surrounding faux claims about racism, migration, climate change, abortion and — a new one — “Christian fascism.”
Last February, Refuse Fascism took credit for shutting down Milo’s Berkeley event. As you may recall, protesters rioted. Fifteen buildings were vandalized and set on fire. One Trump supporter was attacked with shovels by a group of men clad in black, and he was shown on social media laying unconscious in the middle of the street. A female Trump supporter was blasted with pepper spray during a televised interview.
But really, the most interesting thing on the RefuseFascism.org website is its “Donate” page. In the first paragraph, we see that addition to donating via Paypal, we can also send checks to RefuseFascism.org at 305 West Broadway #185, New York, NY 10013. A quick Internet search reveals this is the same address as The World Can’t Wait!, another political action group with a similar anit-war, pro-migration, pro-abortion agenda.
The second paragraph of the RefuseFascism.org donation page states:
To support our educational activities and make a tax-deductible donation by mail, make your check out to Alliance for Global Justice” (our fiscal sponsor; you can use the abbreviation AFGJ), designate Refuse Fascism in the memo and mail to the address above. RefuseFascism.org is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)3.
Similarly, The World Can’t Wait! donation page refers us to Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), and it states, “World Can’t Wait is a project of our fiscal sponsor, the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)3.”
So what or who is the Alliance for Global Justice? Well, this is where it gets interesting. It — along the with Nicaragua Network — is a group of pro-communists, Marxists and socialists that provide the funding arm for a litany of international political action groups operating under familiar and unfamiliar names, such as the following:
African Awareness Association (Richmond, VA)
Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders
American Jews for a Just Peace Boston (Boston, MA)
Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW)
Asamblea de Base
Bil’in Center for Joint Struggle
Black Movement Law Project
Black Trans Media
Change-Links Newspaper (Los Angeles)
Chico Mendes Reforestation Project
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Conversion to Reclaim Earth in the Americas (CREA)
Denver Justice Project
DC African American Legacy Foundation
Dialect of the Diaspora (Tucson)
Eritye Papa Desalin
Friends of Asociación de Trabajadores Campesinos
Friends of the Congo
Gays Against Guns DC
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
Hands Up United
Homeless Advocacy Coalition (Pennsylvania)
IndyOWS (Indiana Occupy Wall Street)
Juthour Arboretum (Ramallah)
Lazos de Dignidad
LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network
Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice
Movement for Black Lives Fund
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA)
Nija’nu Apoyando a Nuestros Abuelos A.C.
Occupy Wall Street Screenprinters
Partnership for a New Haiti
People’s Media Center (Washington, DC)
Social Justice Action Center
¡S! l Solidarity Ignite
U.N.I.D.O.S. (United Nondiscriminatory Individuals Demanding Our Studies) (Tucson)
Indeed, AFGJ is a self-proclaimed “think tank” and 501(c)(3) pass-through organization for 85 groups, many of them foreign. In 2016, they corralled more than $2.2 million in donations — and George Soros is one of the organization’s primary benefactors. As DiscoverTheNetworks.org reports:
AfGJ has received funding from a number of left-wing philanthropies, including [Soros’] Tides Foundation, George Soros‘ Open Society Foundations, the Arca Foundation, the Firedoll Foundation, the Brightwater Fund, the New World Foundation, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, the Hill Snowdon Foundation, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund, the Aetna Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, and the Schwab Charitable Fund.
The leadership of AFGJ:
Chuck Kaufman, a veteran Nicaragua Network operative who helped establish the ANSWER Coalition and condemns “the culture of U.S. militarism,” has been one of of AfGJ’s two national co-coordinators since 2003. He also has been active for many years in anti-war protests and Latin American “Solidarity” networks.
Kaufman’s fellow national co-coordinator at AfGJ from 2003-17 was Katherine Hoyt, a longtime activist with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a Nicaraguan revolutionary Marxist group. When the Sandinistas mobilized against the Somoza government in 1979, Hoyt and her husband permitted the Sandinista guerrillas to stockpile Molotov cocktails in the couple’s home in Nicaragua. “After the coup” in that country, says the Capital Research Center, “Hoyt went to work for the Sandinista government, ultimately working as a translator for the national legislature.” …
By no means are Hoyt and Kaufman the only leftist radicals to hold key positions with the Alliance for Global Justice. Consider, for example, AfGJ employee James Jordan. After he visited Communist Cuba twice in 2015, Jordan sought to dispel what he characterized as the persistent “myths” that “have been the driving force shaping U.S. policy towards Cuba” – namely, the notion that Cuba does not permit its people to have any freedom of religion or freedom of speech. “I can say categorically in both of my visits that I saw absolutely no evidence of any kind of suppression of the right to worship, or not to worship, as one pleased,” said Jordan. With regard to freedom of speech, Jordan stated: “I did hear dissent openly expressed [in Cuba]. More often I heard nuanced criticisms of the government made by persons who were nonetheless supportive, but they recognized some problems and had ideas on how to make things better.” …
Stansfield Smith, a committed Marxist who frequently contributes material to AfGJ’s website, visited yet another Communist country – North Korea – in 2013. Following that trip, Smith claimed that the blame for international tensions regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program could ultimately be traced to the hostility and duplicity of the United States, South Korea, and Japan. …