- I used to teach a course on how to investigate and research
Foundation Tax Returns, originally called IRS form 990-A, and then form
990-AR, the only tax return, by the way, that is available as a public
document. Donors Forum, with office/libraries in many big cities, have
on hand for copying, copies of Foundation Tax Returns in that district
of the office, sometimes other districts, of their public tax returns as
a tax-exempt entity.
- In a scandal that was started by Bobby Kennedy in the
Spring, of 1967, various foundations around the U.S. were identified as
part of a complicated three-level device for disguising CIA funding of
domestic operations:  conduits  pass-throughs and  fronts [a technical
term]. A summary of the scandal can be seen in the numerous pages of the
New York Times "Index" for 1967, a summary of stories in that
newspaper, under the heading, Central Intelligence Agency. Before they
could accomplish a cover up, I and my associates quickly looked up the
990-A tax returns of the CIA foundations on the three technical levels
mentioned. We developed expertise in showing over and above the mass media
published reports, where the money came from and was distributed. Among
our disclosures, which did not endear us to fellow peaceniks who heckled
me as a trouble-maker:
- 1. Most liberal groups with an office and some funds
for a regular staff, got their funding through the three levels, from CIA,
including the American Civil Liberties Union, which went out of business
in 1967 and was completely taken over by espionage groups, since then called
the Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, and such. If you carefully examine
the board of overseers of what amateurs continue wrongly call the "American
Civil Liberties Union", you will see the espionage types that run
the operations throughout the U.S. They are an early-warning system, for
example, of flare-ups against the government in the ghettos of big cities.
- 2. The Nation Magazine, which according to some, does
some good, fails and neglects to mention DOMESTIC operations of CIA. A
simple answer: their funding comes from, among others, a CIA-front, called
the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York, and a group of CIA foundations grouped
under the umbrella of the CIA-funded Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU and
similar names. Moreover, the Nation Magazine published commentaries making
vile statements against Oliver Stone, that JFK was, in fact, the Nation
says, killed by a lone assassin and that the movie "JFK" is a
phantasy and a "fraud". Thus whitewashing the Dallas murder for
what some claim was a CIA-instigated plot against JFK.
- 3. The Nation Magazine did finally admit several years
ago that what they erroneously persist in calling the "AMERICAN CIVIL
LIBERTIES UNION" [which actually was taken over by the CIA-foundations
in 1967] was very close to FBI dictator/boss J. Edgar Hoover by way of
investigating and combatting so-called "Reds" in America.
- This next item is surely going to outrage some who are
naive and poorly informed.
- 4. Pacifica Radio, which like the Nation Magazine, has
done SOME good, has been reportedly a CIA-Foundation operation, New York,
Houston, and the Bay area, California. During the anti-war period, some
rednecks, believing that Pacifica-Houston, was a genuine "liberal"
group, purportedly bombed the station there. A simple, though certainly
not complete answer, is that the stations were used as provocateur operations,
to lure out more independent-minded political activists who are and were
naive. For example, however, Pacifica, Berkeley, went almost into orbit
when Dennis Bernstein of that station, without realizing I am an independent,
was unable to stop me from blurting out condemnation of the oil industry
and George Bush. Some of his confidants informed me he almost got run over
by the station management for letting a "loud mouth" like me
on the air.
- By the way, I call National Public Radio, NPR, as NATIONAL
PETROLEUM RADIO, since they try to keep oil scandals OFF the air. A simple,
though certainly not complete answer: for some years Sharon Percy ROCKEFELLER,
WIFE OF U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller 4th, headed NPR. [She now heads
a PBS operation in D.C. instrumental in the Jim Lehrer News Hour on so-called
Public TV.] No one in NPR, PBS, or for that matter, in the commercial oil-soaked
mass media, would dare mention that the family of Sharon Percy Rockefeller
is reportedly in business with the CIA-created purported "terrorist"
Osama bin Laden. Their joint funds are reportedly kept in the Harris Bank
in Chicago, under many concealed accounts. Harris Bank is a unit of the
whiskey-soaked Bronfman family, owners jointly with U.S. Senator Peter
Fitzgerald of Ill., [R., Ill.] of the Bank of Montreal [Canada]. Bill Clinton
said he would like to "freeze" bin Laden's huge funds but cannot
- Sidebar note: son of Pacific Foundation founder was one
of three activists murdered and buried in Mississippi in an outrageous
situation about 1963. [I believe the name was Schwerner.]
- Recently, Pacifica Radio in California has fought their
part-time staff who apparently wanted a union contract arrangement. Pacifica's
New York operation, WBAI, years ago allowed me occasionally on the air
until I begin mentioning the CIA-paid and funded provocateurs. It was
too close to home for them.
- BOTTOM LINE: the CIA-linked foundations seem to know
who the real independents are in the U.S. In years past, when I and associates
of mine showed up at public meetings of the Chicago office of the Roger
Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, when I asked a specific question mentioning
their funding, guess what happened? Their then district director abruptly
adjourned the meeting which never resumed. They knew we were CIA-foundation
experts, I having taught courses on the same at a radio broadcast school,
at student seminars at some Universities, such as at the University of
Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.
- What would surely floor some simple-minded folks, is
that many of the better-funded so-called "liberal" publications,
such as IN THESE TIMES [headquartered in Chicago] reportedly receive heavy
funding from foundations that they would have to be awfully stupid not
to know were either conduits or pass-throughs[technical foundation terms]
for the American CIA. Because of such funding that publication some years
ago made a complete U-turn regarding the October Surprise matter, that
George Herbert Walker Bush helped work a treasonous deal in 1980, to get
the Iranians to delay the release of the 52 U.S. hostages, enabling the
Reagan/Bush ticket to wreck Jimmy Carter's hope for re-election. Not being
able to solve the mess, Carter was perceived as a wimp. First supporting
the idea that something bad happened, IN THESE TIMES reportedly because
of their funders, reversed themselves and apparently condemned some of
the more independent-minded whistle blowers. Just another story suppressed
by the liars and whores of the press.
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