OccupyDC’s Corporate Backers Revealed

Redstate does a little digging into the “non-profits” behind the violent OccupyDC rallies, and finds their corporate connections:

…but there’s something here that I want to focus on. Campaign for America’s Future is a 501(c)(4) corporation set up to agitate for the true organization (The Institute for America’s Future) without having to disclose the latter’s donor lists. The Campaign for Community Change is a 501(c)(4) corporation set up to agitate for the true organization (The Center for Community Change) without having to disclose the latter’s donor lists. Common Cause is a 501(c)(4) corporation that has set up The Center for Community Change as a 501(c)(3) in order to avoid having to reveal its true donor lists*. Health Care for America Now is a 501(c)(4) corporation set up to agitate for the true organization (Health Care for America Education Fund; more accurately, the Tides Center) without having to disclose the latter’s donor lists. And then there’s professional antiwar activist Mario Ceglie‘s The Other 98%, which is the latest iteration of The Other 95%, which we at RedState pointed outlast year as being an organization with ties to the professional Activist Left that could best be described as ‘shadowy.’

Read the rest here.

The author Moe Lane brings up a very good point. As someone who has worked for left-wing non-profit organizations, I know personally how slimy they can be. Some have ties to really big backers – George Soros, Google’s Andy Stern, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie – and they know how to hide both their monetary and personal connections. In fact, superfunds like Tides Foundation are set up expressly for that purpose.

Conservatives have to realize that we have been in a long war with the left for nearly a century now. We have to start thinking strategically about how to fight back. Knowing the enemy’s devious nature is a good start.

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