Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ARIS SANTIAGO; George Soros fights back against populist foes

George Soros fights back against populist foes: ARIS SANTIAGO;  67424  educational founder, fau.


1. corruption

2. the abuse of technology by autocrats;

3. insuring voting rights from Cleveland to KINSHASA.

4. migration politics.

Fancybear  hackers in Russia, attacked the Irish open society foundation, in 2015.

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George Soros fights back against populist foes
Once a symbol of the spread of democracy in Europe, the billionaire’s foundation is now the target of resurgent nationalism
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FT , BY Andrew Byrne in Budapest

JANUARY 14, 2018

"The impact of the document leak in June 2016 is still being felt in unexpected ways. One document related to a €137,000 donation from OSF to Amnesty International Ireland, to advocate for loosening the country’s laws on abortion, which are among Europe’s most restrictive. Ireland will vote on changes to its ban on abortion in 2018.

 Amnesty says it had already published details on its website of the 2016 grant, which attracted little attention at the time, and received approval from Dublin. But in October 2017, pro-life groups began targeting Irish voters with social media ads claiming Mr Soros was bankrolling the pro-choice campaign. Within weeks, Amnesty said authorities instructed them to return the donation.

The decision represents a tightening of Ireland’s campaign finance laws, indicating some foreign donations to civil society groups are not permissible, even outside of official campaign periods. “We knew of the official pressure on civil society in Russia and other places, but we did not anticipate that Ireland would come into this picture,” says Colm O’Gorman, director of Amnesty International Ireland, which has refused to return the donation."

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