The name George Soros can be a divisive one in the U.S., where the man who made around $1 billion in a single day making risky moves based on his belief that the British Pound Sterling was about to be devalued is often seen as a major donor to liberal political causes. The Washington Times reports George Soros has recently been playing a key role in the development of a number of groups and organizations that played a key role in the Ferguson protests of 2014; now seen as a major financial backer of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Soros is actually a long time supporter of a number of groups committed to bringing a sense of fairness to the drive for social and criminal justice for all that make up this fast rising protest group. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
A good example of the behind the scenes role played by George Soros in the Ferguson protests could be seen in the annual donation made to the Drug Policy Institute reaching around $4 million. George Soros has remained a fervent supporter of the legalization of drugs and to bringing an end to the war on drugs he believes has caused more harm than good and backs a number of groups backing a change in overall drug policy across the planet through his Open Society Foundations networks of charitable organizations. The Drug Policy Institute receives around $4 million per year and saw its director head to Ferguson at the height of the protests to aid with organizing protesters to keep them as safe as possible. The Washington Times believes groups that played major roles in the Ferguson protests in 2014 were backed to the tune of $33 million during the year of the protests to show just how committed Soros remains to the fight against social justice. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.
The level of support given by George Soros to the many different groups involved in the Ferguson protests is just one arm of his involvement in society and global politics; Politico reports George Soros has made a major comeback to political giving in 2015 and 2016 as he looked to ensure the left of U.S. politics was given a voice during the 2016 Presidential election campaign. Not only did the Hungarian born founder of Soros Fund Management provide $25 million for the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton for The White House, but also sought to provide major backing for a number of grassroots campaigns that have grown in importance following the election of President Donald Trump. The unfairness of the U.S. criminal justice system is something George Soros has been concerned with for a number of years and has been backing the campaigns of minority candidates to win election to state and local roles including district attorney and prosecutor.