Saturday, January 2, 2016


Following the Money


Tides Foundation and Tides Center 
Excerpted from
57 Varieties of Radical Causes

The Tides Foundation is a tax-exempt charity established in 1976 by antiwar activist Drummond Pike. It distributes millions of dollars in grants every year to political organizations identified with leftwing causes. Among these are United for Peace and Justice, a group led by pro-Castro activist Leslie Cagan; the National Lawyers Guild; the Center for Constitutional Rights; and the Council for American-Islamic Relations, three of whose executives have been indicted for terrorist activities.

From 1994 – 2004, the Heinz Endowments, which Teresa Heinz Kerry heads, have given the Tides entities $8.1 million in grants. Until February 2001, Kerry was also a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie has given Tides numerous six-figure grants.

Tides allows donors to anonymously contribute money to a variety of causes -- and thereby avoid public accountability for their donations. The donor simply makes the check out to Tides and instructs the Foundation where to forward the money. Tides does so, often keeping as much as ten percent of the total amount for “charitable advisory fees.” This allows high-profile individuals to fund extremist organizations by “laundering” their money through Tides, leaving no paper trail.

The entities the Tides Foundation has chosen to fund are overwhelmingly left wing. The so-called “legal left” is the primary beneficiary of Tides ocean of monies. One of its principal beneficiaries, for example, is the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), which began as a Communist front organization and remains proud of its lineage. Its national convention in October 2003 featured a keynote address from Lynne Stewart, a lawyer specializing in defending terrorists who has been indicted by the Justice Department for providing support to sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, whose organization, known as the Islamic Group, bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, killing six people and injuring more than a thousand.

Along with George Soros and the Ford Foundation, Tides has also funneled tens of thousands of dollars to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), an organization established by Sixties radicals William Kunstler and Arthur Kinoy. Prior to creating the Center, the two floated a plan to establish a new “Communist Party.”

Tides has also given grant money to the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Ostensibly a “Muslim civil rights group,” CAIR is in fact one of the leading anti-anti-terrorism organizations in the United States. CAIR regularly opposes American efforts to fight terrorism, claiming that Homeland Security measures are responsible for an undocumented surge in “hate crimes.”

Many CAIR officials are on the record supporting terrorist organizations. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad openly stated in 1994, “I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.” Community Affairs Director Bassem K. Khafagi pleaded guilty to charges of visa and bank fraud in connection with terrorist support activities. Randall Royer, a Communications Specialist and Civil Rights Coordinator at CAIR, was arrested along with a group of Islamic radicals in Virginia for allegedly planning violent anti-American jihad. CAIR has defended terrorist “charities” shut down by the Bush administration. CAIR’s abysmal record led Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to observe that its leaders have “intimate links with Hamas…we know CAIR has ties to terrorism.”

Tides established an Iraq Peace Fund and a Peace Strategies Fund to finance the antiwar movement. These projects fueled, the website that featured two separate commercials portraying President Bush as Adolf Hitler. The antiwar movement often boasted that and the website Indymedia provided them “alternate media coverage.” 

Tides also runs an“alternative media source,” the Institute for Global Communications, which describes itself as “a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.” The IGC was the leading provider of web technology to the radical left during the 1990s. With Tides money, the IGC’s Canadian affiliate used an undersea cable to connect Castro’s Cuba to the Internet in 1991.

Further reading 
Henry Makow

Islamic groups

Apparently, the Tides Foundation does not consider any Islamic group to be a threat, even if they have been implicated in terrorist activities by the government.  It has funded the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), probably the leading front group for Islamic radicals in America.  Indeed, three of CAIR's leaders have been arrested for pro-jihadist activities and CAIR spends much of its time attacking American efforts to track, monitor, and arrest domestic terrorists.  They have opposed, for example, virtually every effort by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to monitor Islamic radicals known to be engaged in pro-jihadist activity.

Another Tides recipient, the Democratic Justice Fund, works to end restrictions on Muslim immigration to the United States from countries designated as "terrorist nations."

The Tides groups also funds other groups who work against the creation of internal security measures such as the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Voter Fraud groups

When ACORN founder Wade Rathke was caught embezzling a million dollars from ACORN, it was Tides founder Drummond Pike who reimbursed ACORN for the missing money.  Pike did not want an investigation of ACORN that would force it to open its books. 

Four of its largest supporters are as follows:

The Heinz Endowment.
Led by John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, this group has contributed at least $8.1 million to the Tides entities since 1994.  This is the endowment created by the Heinz food empire which Teresa Heinz still has ownership interest in.

George Soros.
Soros has given more than $7 million to the Tides Foundation.  Tides founder Drummond Pike serves as the treasurer for Soros's Democracy Alliance, a major funder of ACORN.

Ford Foundation. This foundation consistently supports causes Henry Ford would never have supported and has become one of the largest donors to Tides, giving them millions of dollars since 1997. Not only that, but the Ford Motor company also gives to Tides.

Rockefeller Foundation:  They have been funding the left in America for 40 years, so this is no surprise.

Other large Tides donors include: the Pew Charitable Trust, the James Irvine Foundation, Citigroup Foundation,  Kellogg Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Fannie Mae Foundation, JP Morgan Foundation, Bank America Foundation, Chase Manhattan Foundation, Verizon Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, AT & T Foundation, Bell Atlantic Foundation, Citicorp Foundation, ARCO Foundation, US West Foundation, John D. MacArthur Foundation, ALCOA Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation.

Americans need to realize that this is how the hard left in America is now funded. Indeed, this is the same network used by the Obama campaign machine to manipulate public opinion.  This coalition of left wing groups and hijacked foundations will destroy America unless Americans wake up and quit funding the corporations linked to these foundations.

MORE ties to the LEFT

The ACLU has defended numerous people active in or affiliated with terrorist organizations.  They wrote a letter to the DOJ asking it to drop charges against Sami-Al-Arian who was connected to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  The New Left terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn, sits on their board.  In the 1970’s Dohrn was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.  Bill Ayers, 1960s leader of the Weather Underground - which he described as the American Red Army - is her husband.

George Soros (Open Society Institute) has given millions of dollars to the ACLU over the years.  The ACLU and other leftist organizations receive money from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Scherman Foundation, JEHT Foundation, Lear Family Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Open Society Foundations are billionaire George Soros’ most prominent funding channel. OSF supports a vast number of organizations and operates worldwide in more than 70 countries.

Over the years, OSF has had expenditures of $8 billion.  In 2009, the Open Society Foundations had expenditures of $683 million in support of justice, human rights, public health, media, governance, and education.

Author Ron Arnold  describes the Open Society Foundations as a global network of dozens of Soros entities that have paid millions to overthrow governments in the Soviet Union, Serbia, Georgia, and the United States. Soros' personal attitudes about America are very negative and he regards capitalism to be the major threat to the world, as he once regarded communism to be. Soros makes no secret of his beliefs. The man who made it big because of America and capitalism now hates both and seeks to destroy them.

To create the 'Age of Open Society,' Soros’ vision would require terminating U.S. sovereignty, disposing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights, or at least significant amendments to make them square with open society norms, and reforming the United Nations to facilitate a world socialist governance with the new social-political institutions to enforce its principles, such as the International Criminal Court.”

See for more information about the hijacking of America
And Discover the Networks

Tides Connections

Drummond Pike has been involved with all of the following foundations and organizations.  This list is far from complete.  He is married to Elizabeth "Liza" Cohen who helped create Resource Media for enviro group outreach.  He started out as associate director for the Ford Foundation Center for Community Change's Youth Project in Washington D.C.  He learned that rich young heirs financed poor young activists in anti-business organizing projects.  Soon he was hired away by Alan Stephen Davis, son of insurance mogul and AARP co-founder Leonard Davis.  Pike led his ShAlan Foundation.

Anti-War and Pro Muslim
Peace Strategies Fund
Gave money to Center for Constitutional Rights that wants to establish a Communist Party

Iraq Peace Fund
Gives money to
Also gives $ to National Council of Churches, Arab-American Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Also pro-Castro groups: United for Peace and Justice; Center for Constitutional Rights
A Better Way Project
Coordinates activities of United for Peace & Justice and Win Without War coalition

Rec'd thousands from Tides

Institute for Global Communications
Leading provider of web tech to radical left
Links to all kinds of left groups
ANSWER - communist org
United for Peace and Justice
Communist Party member Leslie Cagan
See Better Way Project

Win Without War Coalition
Bill Moyers-funded Florence and John Schumann Foundation

9/11 Fund, now the Democratic Justice Fund
Part of the half million dollars in grants went to NY Gay and Lesbian Anti-violence Project to protect rights of homo Arabs

Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Rec'd Tides Money
A leading anti-terrorism org in the Wahhabi Lobby with links to Hamas
Exec Dir Nihad Awad openly supported hamas.  in fact, they are terrorists - wolves in sheep's clothing
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
See World Trade Center bombing
Communist front
Lynne Stewart, atty, communicated with Egypt terrorist cells

Alliance for Justice

Asian Law Caucus

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights