Occupy Wall Street connection with Amnesty InternationalSubmitted by onesquarelight on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 20:16
There has been little doubt in my mind, based on what I've read, that the ongoing protests called Occupy Wall Street are pushing a socialistic, left leaning agenda. I poked around a bit tonight on the internet and turned up a very close tie this movement has to the notoriously dubious group knows as Amnesty International. I'm now more convinced we are not helping ourselves, Dr. Paul or the cause of liberty by associating with this movement.
I noticed that Hosting for The OWS website (http://occupywallst.org) is DONATED by Alternet (alternet.org). It's not secret. It says so right at the bottom of the site. Notice it says "donated by."
Alternet's self proclaimed aim is,"to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more." Sounds pretty left leaning to me. Read some of their articles if you're not convinced what side they are on.
Alternet/Independent Media Institute received a large sum on money from the Wallace Global Fund in 2008. (http://www.wgf.org/grants/2008/alternetindependent-media-ins...)
Grant Amount: $70,000 (year 2 of a 2-year grant)
Grant Year: 2008
For: Ongoing general support for this progressive website that aggregates news, commentary, video, and audio and covers a wide range of topics and formats, from environmental reporting to political blogging and feminist columnists.
Wallace Global Fund's Executive Director, Ellen Dorsey (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ellen_Dorsey) assumed the role of executive director of the Wallace Global Fund on March 1st, 2008. She's also the current chair of the board of Amnesty International USA.
Of course Amnesty International has been involved in all kinds of propaganda including most notably the Hill & Knowlton major propaganda campaign to change US citizens’ attitudes about a possible US intervention in Kuwait. Part of this campaign produced the “throwing the babies out of the incubators” hoax presented by the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador in the US.
See video testimony of this hoax. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_G8ha5vmo
Remember this fake testimony served to convince US citizens to support President Bush's Gulf War. It's one of the best known cases of outright lies being perpetrated on the United States citizen to sway them into war.
There is something going on here for sure. Someone wants to change your mind. I for one will not be swayed by the drama.
It is a very risky move for liberty lovers and Ron Paul himself to associate with this movement or publicly endorse it in any way. Is the possibility of a vote for RP or the prospect of converting a few to the cause of ending the fed worth the long term damage being associated with the movement could cause? In all of the official published demands of this OWS group, I have not seen one mention of ending the Federal Reserve.
Don't fall for this people. This is not our fight. I think our purpose is best served by steering clear of the mess these folks are trying to rain down on America. To many people are so close to coming around to Ron's message. They will surly run for the hills if they catch so much as a whiff of his support of involvement in these protests driven by the progressive's agenda. I pray for Dr. Paul to have wisdom in these delicate matters over the coming days and weeks.