According to the Washington Times, George Soros financed the Ferguson protests. Soros was heavily involved in the Ferguson protests by donating money and mobilizing groups across the United States. He is a very influential figure in American politics and policy. Mr. Soros during the Ferguson protests gave over $33 million to activists and groups taking part in the demonstrations. Funding from the Open Society Foundation helped facilitate the development of a protest movement that transformed a criminal event into a national cause célèbre.
In an article in the Politico, the Hungarian born American billionaire investor is a leading financier of the Democratic Party. Donating more than $25 million to the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign as America’s Election Day drew near. Individuals close to the Soros camp indicate that he is now more committed to politics than ever before. With stakes in the American election being high, Soros paid close attention to developments in the political and economic fronts both the US and Europe. Learn more about George at Biography.
Soros is perceived as the primary financier behind the Clinton election war chest. His donations include $7 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC. Soros gave $2 million to the American Bridge 21st Century and $700,000 to other Democratic party allied committees, campaign, and PACs. In 2004, as an opponent of the Iraq war, Soros splashed $27 million to groups supporting John Kerry for the presidency. Various media pundits and conservative politicians chastised Soros for his supporting the Kerry campaign.
Besides his commitment to influencing American domestic and foreign policy, George Soros has various philanthropic pursuits. His Open Society Foundation (OSF) promotes capitalist values all over the world. Comprising a variety of groups, partners, and projects the Society operates in over 100 countries. During the Cold War, he helped ship, print, and distribute banned literature in the Iron Curtain, facilitated cultural exchanges East and West. Following the end of the Cold War Soros focused his attention elsewhere. Presently, most of his philanthropic activities are concentrated in Asia, Africa, and the United States where he supports projects and organizations that promote transparent, accountable, and democratic societies. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.
He is a strong supporter of the campaign to legalize marijuana in the US and a critic of the American war on drugs. Soros actively supports same-sex marriage rights, provides funding to organizations that legally represent wrongly incarcerated individuals, and funds education programs for gifted students from low-income families. Despite Soros being in his 80s, he plays an active role in the Open Society Foundation’s activities globally. This he accomplishes by lobbying global leaders on the need for structural reforms in line with his open society ideals and concept. Mr. Soros derives his concept of the open society from the philosopher Karl Popper whom he greatly admires, esteems, and respects.