Who Funded The Group Behind The Protest At Milo’s Berkeley Event?

By Earnest Jones , The Goldwater · 02-05-2017
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A progressive charity that is funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large corporations backed the Left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday.

Refuse Fascism is a communist group that encouraged left-wingers to shut down the Yiannopoulos event, the group is sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice which is based in Tucson.

It’s unfortunate that the call to arms was successful as Yiannopoulos talk ended up being cancelled after the brainwashed demonstrators lit fires, vandalized businesses, and assaulted Trump and Yiannopoulos supporters.

Princeton professor Cornel West is one of the founding initiators of the Refuse Fascism group, the group defended the response on its website claiming that the shut-down was righteous, while on its Facebook page, the group asserted that the vandalism and arson were not violence. Unfortunately, the group claimed that Yiannopoulos and Trump perpetrated the violence through the policies that they support.

One of the post on the group’s Facebook page read that dismantling police fences is not violent, adding that comparing preventing someone like that from speaking to the real-world violence that they perpetuate every day is ludicrous.

The crooked organization failed to mention the violent attacks against conservatives which saw some Trump supporters attacked with shovels and pepper sprays. The Refuse Fascism involvement has spurred questions about who is behind the group. Trump asserted in a series of tweets that the protesters were paid to agitates.

Although it’s still unclear whether the protesters were paid, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice and Refuse Fascism are listed online. Based on the most recent 990 tax form from Alliance for Global Justice, the group had received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

The group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, which is a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive George Soros. AfGJ received $50,000 from Tides. The city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union are some of the biggest donors.

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