The hedge fund legend George Soros has a long history of philanthropic giving dating back to the 1970s when he began looking to provide support for people trapped under Communist rule in the former Eastern Bloc and those denied an education by the racist Apartheid system in South Africa. Over the early years of his work as a philanthropist, George Soros was given a lesson in how government agencies can use the donations of leading philanthropists to further their own ends; Soros moved quickly to create his own network of charitable groups under the banner of the Open Society Foundations in the mid-1980s. In the 21st-century, the philanthropy of George Soros is having a major impact on the lives of communities across the planet, but particularly in minority group communities such as Ferguson, Missouri where Soros backed groups became key figures in the development of the protests of Summer 2014. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Politico reports George Soros’ Open Society Foundations provided around $33 million in total funding for civil rights groups in the U.S. who came together to push forward what was originally a low-level local protest movement into an internationally known media event. The presence of a number of protests groups, such as the Drug Policy Alliance, who are backed by George Soros financially led to the mobilization of a huge number of protestors from within Ferguson and beyond. In recent years a number of major movements have sprung up from the groups backed on an annual basis by George Soros and the Open Society Foundations who feel the social and criminal justice situation in the U.S. has almost reached a breaking point. Soros has made his own personal opposition to social justice issues including private jails and the so-called “war on drugs” clear as he has backed groups involved in legalizing illegal drugs and fighting for the voting rights of African-Americans and Latinos.
Politico reports the sudden reemergence of George Soros as a political figure came after the Hungarian born Holocaust survivor made it clear his own dislike of all President Trump and his supporters stand for is driving his move to become a major financial donor to civil rights groups in the 21st-century once again. In 2004, the name George Soros became a well-known one in the U.S. as he backed the campaign of Senator John Kerry for The White House; one of the major reasons for the major funding provided in 2004 was the feeling the people of the world were being placed at risk by the decisions of President George W. Bush and his advisors. Soros has once again vowed to continue the fight against President Trump in the 21st-century as he sees similarities between the right-wing in The White House and those seen in Communist Hungary and from Nazi Germany in the youth of Soros. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.