Hacked documents containing information on billionaire investor and liberal activist George Soros’s Open Society Institute reveal that a large sum of money was given to the Black Lives Matter movement in order to assist them in carrying out their goals and dismantling “structural inequality.”
The full report, reviewed by Breitbart Jerusalem, was 69 pages long and detailed the agenda of an Open Society U.S. Program’s board meeting that took place in New York in October.
The document reveals that $650,000 was approved in order to assist Black Lives Matter.
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“Recognizing the need for strategic assistance, the U.S. Programs Board approved $650,000 in Opportunities Fund support to invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.”
It then goes on to detail how those funds will be used.
“U.S. Programs supported a series of convenings across the country over the summer organized in response to the immediate outrage and the escalating community mobilization to save black lives following the numerous killings of black men, women, and children by police. The largest of these events took place in July, when activists participated in the Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland, Ohio. In November, the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing will engage younger activists in Durham, North Carolina.
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“In addition to supporting these convenings, U.S. Programs has provided the groups and attendees of the convenings described here with technical assistance.”
Amongst some of the surprising revelations, Open Society U.S. Programs was happy that Black Lives Matter influenced those seeking the presidency in the 2016 primary season and hoped that would continue into the general election.
Shaping the movement was also called into consideration, along with the concern that Black Lives Matter might struggle as it continues to grow. The question seemed to be if Open Society should stand on the sidelines or actively participate.
“That support calls into question how we might most appropriately support such efforts; specifically whether we should seek to shape the movement as opposed to facilitate its direct action. How do we confront the reality that such movements frequently flail as they attempt to grow and confront the challenges of institutionalizing themselves sufficiently to extend their reach? To what extent do we believe that we should play a role in helping such movement leaders connect with others that might help deepen policy recommendations or connections to sympathetic, but silent, inside actors? How can we help link such movements to existing grantees and other key actors that provide mutual strengthening?”
The movement itself has caused some of the general public to question the legitimacy and need of such a group. Parts of BLM have been criticized for preaching extreme rhetoric and fostering an anti-cop environment.
But the group still heavily influences certain parts of society, sometimes in ways that damage people professionally. Just recently, a Baltimore police lieutenant was suspended after he sent out an email that contained the words “THUGS from BLM.”
Similar accounts of people losing their job or being publicly shamed have happened numerous times since BLM gained popularity.
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A cyber-security intelligence firm warned that the larger elements of the movement have been drifting towards radicalization. Social media has allowed fringe groups to make a profit off various anti-police merchandise, further enabling the group’s efforts.
The leaked Open Society foundations documents were posted to the website DC Leaks on Saturday and have so far led to multiple revelations as to the extent and scope of the group’s involvement financially and politically across the world.
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