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  • The troubling links between environmentalists and population control extremists

    11/05/2017 7:27:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/17 | Craig Richardson
    U.S. environmental organizations are perceived by many as independent voices within policy and political debates. They have historically championed land and resource protection, air and water pollution standards, and conservation of unique plant and animal species.In recent years, however, many environmental organizations have raised their profiles by actively combating development and resource extraction, even in cases when it is lawfully permitted by federal and state governments and regulators. So who is behind this tidal wave of activity? When the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) pulled back the curtain in a new report, the answers were startling.E&E Legal released...
  • 2 Republican US senators slam Egypt's NGO law as 'draconian' [guess which ones]

    06/01/2017 10:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 10:42 AM EDT | Menna Zaki
    Two Republican U.S. senators slammed Wednesday a law recently passed by Egyptís president as ďdraconianĒ for imposing heavy restrictions and effectively banning the work of non-governmental organizations ó the latest among measures cracking down on dissent in the country. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to bring the law on NGOs in line with international standards and the Egyptian constitution. ďCongress should strengthen democratic benchmarks and human rights conditions on U.S. assistance for Egypt,Ē they said in a statement. [Ö] The law has triggered wide international backlash and raised concerns over human rights conditions in...
  • Knights of Malta have done the Vaticanís bidding and the stage is set for a power grab [Cath Cauc]

    05/01/2017 7:54:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 1, 2017 | Ed Condon
    The Knights of Malta have done the Vaticanís bidding Ė and the stage is set for a power grab by Ed Condon posted Monday, 1 May 2017 Knights of Malta walk in procession at Saturday's election in Rome (Getty) Many see the push for 'reform' as a way for one small group to seize control from anotherOn Saturday, the Council Complete of State of the Knights of Malta declined to elect a new Grand Master. Instead, they submitted to the express instructions of Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Pope Francisís delegate, and elected a Lieutenant ad interim to govern the Order for...
  • Hungary: All NGOS Should Declare Foreign Funding, Including Soros Money

    02/17/2017 4:22:07 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ó Hungaryís governing party says that it will propose legislation forcing non-governmental organizations reveal the source, amount and aim of foreign funding they receive.
  • Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs

    01/10/2017 10:45:05 AM PST · by rface · 24 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | ‎January‎ ‎10‎, ‎2017‎ | Zoltan Simon
    Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orbanís party. The European Union member will use ďall the tools at its disposalĒ to ďsweep outĒ NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which ďserve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,Ē Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday.... Trump also accused the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of ďa global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN & LINDSEY GRAHAM ON EGYPTIAN LEGISLATION REGULATING NGOS

    12/02/2016 6:37:33 AM PST · by Excellence · 26 replies
    McCain's web page ^ | Senators McCain and Graham
    Washington, D.C. ≠Ė U.S. Senators †John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the Egyptian parliamentís passage of legislation regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs): ďThe Egyptian parliamentís passage of draconian legislation regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) undermines Egyptís stated commitment to protecting constitutionally-guaranteed rights and to furthering Egyptís democratic transition. We urge President al-Sisi to reject this legislation and uphold Egyptís constitutional commitment to freedom of association and assembly.† ďThis legislation would effectively subject the operation of independent NGOs to powerful Egyptian security agencies.†Egyptís longstanding and vibrant civil society would be placed under unprecedented pressure to cede...
  • Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations

    07/11/2016 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow
    Israelís parliament passed a controversial law Monday that increases the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 targets groups that receive more than half their funding from foreign governments or political organizations. In practice, the law will affect liberal groups almost exclusively because hawkish groups in Israel largely rely on donations from wealthy individuals, which are exempt. The law requires organizations to state that they rely on foreign funding in all communication with public officials and on TV, newspapers, billboards and online. Representatives of these groups must also declare they...
  • Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Have a Problem With Israel [Zech 12]

    06/17/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jeff Robbins
    Sunday morning's massacre in Orlando by yet another jihadist came just days after two Palestinians walked into a Tel Aviv cafe and started blasting people away, reminding Americans and Israelis how much they have in common. Both have open societies that find themselves major targets of Islamic terrorists who are pleased to brutally end the lives of innocent people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated grimly that "this terror threatens the entire world and it is necessary that the enlightened countries urgently unite to fight it." But Netanyahu has been delivering this message for decades, and he has no more...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‚ÄėSetting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments‚Äô

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • Moscow Region Duma Holds Conference to Combat Abortion

    03/28/2016 12:44:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 28 2016 17:04 | Igor Tabakov
    The Moscow Region Duma held a conference ó titled ďTherefore choose life, for both thou and thy seedĒ ó to promote chastity among adolescents and lower the abortion rate, the Duma's official web portal reported Friday. The conference was dedicated to combating the growing rate of abortion in Russia and preserving family, motherhood and childhood values. Attendees included deputies of the regional government, NGO representatives and members of the Russian Orthodox Church. The conference aims to use lectures, seminars and conferences to promote chastity amongst young students and to oppose abortion, the official website reported. Spokesman Igor Bryntsalov drew attention...
  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. ‚ÄúThis is not transparency; it is political persecution,‚ÄĚ she charged. ‚ÄúThose who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called ‚ÄúTransparency Law‚ÄĚ, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Investigation: Wounded Warrior Charity Only Spends 60 Percent Of Funds On Vets

    01/27/2016 3:37:53 PM PST · by mazda77 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonah Bennet
    The Wounded Warrior Project, a charity organization dedicated to helping injured former military members, only spends about 60 percent of its donation funds helping veterans. An investigation by CBS News discovered that the Wounded Warrior Project has a dismal record when compared to other similar charities, though the group managed to pull in $300 million just in 2014. The organization apparently raised more than $1 billion since 2003. ‚ÄúTheir mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, but what the public doesn‚Äôt see is how they spend their money,‚ÄĚ Army Staff Sgt. Erick Millette told CBS News. Millette worked with...
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 3:14:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...
  • Revealed: Who's funding Israel's far-left?

    01/21/2016 2:35:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 3:48 PM | Ari Yashar
    As radical leftist NGOs continue to garner attention for their politicized impact on public discourse, Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor this week released a database revealing just where they get their massive funds from. [...] A staggering total of over 261 million shekels ($66 million) was received by the 27 NGOs in the course of the two years, and of that amount 65% - consisting of nearly 170 million shekels - came from foreign governments. Another 34%, nearly 89 million shekels, was raked in from private donors and foundations, while the last 1%, over two-and-a-half million shekels, came from unclear...
  • What you needed to know about Wilson-Fish (refugee resettlement by NGO's with your tax dollars)

    01/19/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by x_plus_one · 5 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    If you live in one of the following 11 states you should be paying close attention to how the program is run in your state and begin questioning whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to pass off a federal program to a non-profit group which effectively eliminates, or nearly eliminates, any state control of how state tax dollars are spent. Do you live in one of these Wilson-Fish states? Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee or Vermont. ***Update*** There are 12 W-F states at this time (Oct. 2015): Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho,...
  • Glick: The Obama Administration‚Äôs Most Covert War The Obama Administration believes it is at war

    01/14/2016 3:41:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/14/16 | Caroline Glick
    Over the past several weeks, we have learned that the Obama administration believes it is at war with Israel. The war is not a shooting war, but a political war. Its goal is to bring the government to its knees to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses power or begs Obama and his advisers to shepherd Israel through a ‚Äúpeace process‚ÄĚ in which Israel will renounce its rights to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. One component of this war is espionage. Last monthThe Wall Street Journal reported that Israel is a top target for American espionage. The other component...
  • In Europe, manipulating Israeli democracy is basic policy

    12/28/2015 11:25:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2015, 12:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    The practice among many European Union European states to fund extremist anti-Zionist groups inside Israel is so entrenched that it has become an integral part of those countries' foreign policies, a leading expert has said. Professor Gerald Steinberg, who heads the NGO Monitor watchdog which tracks extremist anti-Israel NGOs, explained to Arutz Sheva that that troubling fact was the reason behind his group's surprise withdrawal of its previous firm opposition to the so-called Transparency Bill, which was officially approved by the Israeli government yesterday. [...] But despite the issue being on the radar for several years at least, European states...
  • Meretz trying to block video exposing European 'agents'

    12/15/2015 11:30:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/15 | Gil Ronen
    MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) is trying to get Facebook to block a video produced by grassroots Zionist movement Im Tirtzu, which singles out four leftist activists as examples of "foreign agents" who are assisting the terrorist enemy. Galon called Im Tirtzu's video "warped and dangerous," and claims it encourages viewers to physically harm the four "human rights activists," and amounts to "a call to action." The video "accuses them of assisting terrorists and publishes their names and pictures," she claimed, "under slogans like 'they live here and they have been planted,' and 'while we fight terror, they fight us.' "...