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350.org: “Rockefeller Brothers Fund”-Created Phony Environmentalist Organization Tricks Workers Into Participating In Fake Environmental Activism

How the capitalist class creates a fake "movement" that pretends to fight the environmental destruction caused by the capitalist system they run.  Rockefeller Brothers Fund's 350.org

How the capitalist class creates a fake “movement” that pretends to fight the environmental destruction caused by the capitalist system they run:  The Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 350.org

The capitalist world is composed of frauds designed to rob the working class and keep the workers blind to the fact that they are being exploited 24/7/365, from the time they wake up in the morning until they go to sleep at night.

Most of these frauds are easy to spot, like the Obamacare swindle, which is nothing but a giant gift to Wall St. Puppet-in-Chief Barack Obama’s patrons running the US insurance, pharmaceutical and health care conglomerates.

Others are not so easy to detect right away because they hide their true sponsors behind several layers of bullshit knowing that only those who know how these things work – revolutionary Trotskyists like us – will tear the wrapping off the package until we get to its creamy shit center.   Which we do – and then we show it to the world for all to enjoy. Or for the world to ignore, which is more usually the case, especially in dumber-than-dogshit USA.

Our pals over at Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago have  already exposed the Tor Project – that fake-secure onion-router network operation  run from Day One by the Pentagon  and  financed to this day by the US Department of Defense,   which the Executive Director of the Tor Project Andrew Lewman admitted to FoWL Chicago  and defended in a pair of emails he sent to them, which they published in January 2013.   Lewman lied and said that Tor doesn’t hide the fact that it’s sponsored by the US Defense Department and Department of State, but in the year since the issue was raised with him, Tor has buried the source of their funding deeper into the fake NGO SRI International, which actually acts as a cut-out for the US Defense Department:

Using SRI International as a cover for "pass-through" funding from Pentagon allows Tor project to claim they aren't funded by Pentagon.  Unfortunately, the IRS requires them to disclose the true source of funds in their annual financials.

Using SRI International as a cover for “pass-through” funding from Pentagon allows Tor project to claim they aren’t funded by Pentagon. Unfortunately, the IRS requires them to disclose the true source of funds in their annual financials.  And USAID isn’t much of a cover either.

Well, we all know by now that Tor is a piece of shit and, as Andrew Lewman helpfully told FoWL Chicago, Tor should not be trusted by anyone being targeted by a nation-state… which means that since the US Government is spying on every purposeful Internet communication on the planet, we’re all fucked if we use Tor.

Which sort of allows us to make an awkward segue to our latest discovery of capitalist-class-sponsored fraud: the very impressive NGO 350.org   We ran across these scoundrels today while we were slapping the crap out of the US’ pro-capitalist trade-union misleadership who are busily pimping off thousands of young, bright-eyed and stupid trade unionists to the Democrats for yet another round of self-defeating “get-out-the-vote” campaigns for that warmongering, racist-cop-loving, pro-big-business anti-worker party. (The Democrats are even taking campaign donations from Wal-Mart this election cycle –  but don’t tell the dummies working the AFL-CIO’s phone banks on behalf of the Democrats, they think that the Dems are the “party of labor”!)

Among the groups we follow on Twitter are many activists working on the demonstrations against the police murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Reading a conversation with one of them we saw this:

Shameless Rockefeller scum exploit Pacific Islanders' naivete to produce "grassroots" impotent gesture organization dedicated to making it look like something is being done to defend the planet from environmental destruction.

Shameless Rockefeller scum exploit Pacific Islanders’ naivete to produce “grassroots” impotent gesture organization dedicated to making it look like something is being done to defend the planet from environmental destruction caused by the capitalist system run by the Rockefellers… oh my we just made ourselves dizzy! Did you feel it too?

Initially we thought that these folks were part of the new political party in New Zealand led by Maori activists and Kim Dotcom.  But we were mistaken.  We looked closer, as is the practice of Marxists:

Is there no depth of depravity to which the US capitalist class will not go in order to continue to rape the planet from pole to pole?

Is there no depth of depravity to which the US capitalist class will not go in order to continue to rape the planet from pole to pole?

This looked semi-authentic so far… but look closer.  Professional logo; sophisticated advertising techniques in photo and logo design… the whole thing is designed to get liberal youth to squeal with joy at finding an authentic, exotic ethnic “cause” that they can support with all the power of their tiny little hearts & minds between trips to the mall.    And then we saw the 350.org  web address.  OK, lets zoom in for a closer look:

The 350.org homepage, 15 October 2014. "We"'re building a global climate movement?  Who is this "we" you speak of, 350.org?

The 350.org homepage, 15 October 2014. “We”‘re building a global climate movement? Who is this “we” you speak of, 350.org? “Led from the bottom up”?  Really?  Let’s see.

Well now this is starting to look like a lot of bogus front groups we’ve been seeing lately, like the DreamDefenders – a Democratic Party front group. We thought that only the commies did this kind of crap!

“OK so where do we start the search for the scumbags behind 350.org?”  That is really what we were thinking at this point, no shit!  We already KNEW that this was a bogus, pro-capitalist pressure organization, probably run by the Democratic Party.  But where to find the proof?  Well usually if you click on the link that says “About us” or… oh there it is… upper left-hand corner… “ABOUT”…

Ahh, here we are... we're getting somewhere now.  The "Staff" page on "DreamDefenders was just a bunch of names of activists... what about this "Board of Directors" thing...?

Ahh, here we are… we’re getting somewhere now. The “Staff” page on “DreamDefenders” was just a bunch of names of activists… what about this “Board of Directors” thing…?

So we clicked on the “Board of Directors” link and…

LOL Bill McKibben - a useful idiot for whoever is really running this thing! These people are all fronts for the criminals behind this obvious fraud!  It's like a set of those nested Russian dolls... we can smell shit now! Where to look next?  What's this?  US Advisory Board...? Be careful where you step!

LOL Bill McKibben – a useful idiot for whoever is really running this thing! These people are all fronts for the criminals behind this obvious fraud! It’s like a set of those nested Russian dolls… we can smell shit now! Where to look next? What’s this? US Advisory Council…? Click on it… but be careful where you put your mouse!

BINGO!  WE KNEW IT!  THESE FUCKING SCUM!  Using those Pacific Islanders for this deeply cynical scam!

Van Jones – Democratic party hack; Gus Speth – UN Development Programme, Yale University; Natural Resources Defense Council… and… what’s this?  “Rockefeller Brothers Fund”?

Scroll down some more…

Here we are! The center of this shit sandwich!  The Rockefeller Brothers Fund!  350.org is financed by that well-known family of arch-environmentalists - the ROCKEFELLERS!  ROFL!  What a disgusting scam!

Here we are! The center of this shit sandwich! The Rockefeller Brothers Fund! 350.org is financed by that well-known family of arch-environmentalists – the ROCKEFELLERS! ROFL! What a disgusting scam!  Hendricks is just another dime-a-dozen Democratic Party hack.  These Rockefeller “environmentalists” are responsible for a large portion of the greenhouse gases produced from the time of the inception of  the Industrial Revolution to the present day!

Well, that gives us just one or two more links to click on; first: the “Rockefeller Brothers Fund”… it’s got to be the same Rockefellers, right…?

Yep!  It's the same Rockefeller family all right... heirs of the hideous oil trust octopus John D. Rockefeller unleashed on the planet in the late 1800s - the infamous Standard Oil Trust.

Yep! It’s the same Rockefeller family all right… heirs of the hideous oil trust octopus John D. Rockefeller unleashed on the planet in the late 1800s – the infamous Standard Oil Trust!

This is absolutely repulsive… that these vicious pigs would use those doomed Pacific Islanders – doomed thanks to the global warming that is melting the polar icecaps and that will soon put all their islands under water… a phenomenon largely attributable to the burning of fossil fuels by the oil and steel companies, railroads and chemical producers owned or controlled by this family… as a front for this monstrous fraud!

Proof that there is no God: the Rockefeller family.

Proof that there is no God: the Rockefeller crime family.

So the lesson for today, children is: beware of capitalists bearing gifts of any kind; and always look behind the front man or woman to see where the money is coming from.  If it isn’t coming directly from the working class then it isn’t a “grassroots organization”.   There are many ways that the capitalist class can use you to further their criminal agendas: don’t fall for this crap!

350.org-2013-audit

Independent Petroleum Association of America article referencing 350.org’s ties to Rockefellers

Fellow wage and debt slaves: nothing less than a bona fide party of the working class should be acceptable to you; a political party funded entirely by dues and donations from the working class, not from capitalist enterprises or the Democratic or Republican party’s front men and women.  EVERY POLITICAL ACTIVIST ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT FUNDED ENTIRELY BY THE WORKING CLASS IS TIED TO AND RUN BY THE CAPITALIST CLASS IN SOME WAY!  There are dozens of these political fraud organizations out there all over the world!  Accept no substitutes for a revolutionary socialist workers party that has as its principal goal the overthrow of the capitalist system worldwide and its replacement with an egalitarian federation of socialist workers republics!

Workers of the World, Unite!  JOIN US!

Independent Workers Party of Chicago

Did John McCain Meet with ISIS in 2013? Rapid Evolution of Syrian Civil War Leads to Shifting Allegiances, New Names for Old Poisons

We’ve been fascinated – as have been many others –  by the reports alleging that John McCain actually met with ISIS militants back in May of 2013 when he made a “secret” trip to Syria. We find these reports to be credible; to the best of our knowledge they have never been effectively debunked.  And on top of that we know from previous incidents that John McCain – wittingly or unwittingly – has allowed himself to be photographed in the company of some very unsavory characters in the recent past,  like his tete a tete with Ukrainian fascist Oleh Tyahnybok of the Svoboda Party. The photos of McCain in Syria have been alleged to have shown him consorting with men who were either members of the ISIS/ISIL group at the time the photos were taken, or who joined ISIS/ISIL later on in 2013 or 2014. Here are some of the photos:

(1) McCain meeting with alleged "ISIS" members in Syria - May 2013

(1) McCain meeting with alleged “ISIS” members in Syria – May 2013

(2) McCain meeting with alleged "ISIS" members in Syria - May 2013

(2) McCain meeting with alleged “ISIS” members in Syria (Free Syrian Army General Salim Idris is man in striped shirt) – May 2013

3 - McCain_ISIS_Mtg_May_2013_Johnny_2

3 – McCain_ISIS_Mtg_May_2013_Johnny_2

Now, we know the identity of one of these people: the man in the striped shirt with the glasses and small moustache is “General” Salim Idris, formerly of the preferred US puppet “rebel” force in Syria, the “Free Syrian Army”.  The question is not about who the people in the photo WERE in May of 2013 but who they ARE today.  It is alleged that the man on the left in the photo above is (today) none other than Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the head honcho in ISIS/ISIL.  The man standing to the far left in photo #2 is alleged to be  Khalid al-Hamad, identified as the “heart eater” from an infamous ISIS/ISIL video:

Khalid al-Hamad, alleged ISIS heart-eater

Khalid al-Hamad, alleged ISIS heart-eater

General Idris, who was apparently an actual “General” in the Syrian military until a couple of years ago, is not what is knows as a “fighting general”; in fact,  he is better known as a “running General”; yet that didn’t stop the US Government and John McCain from installing him as their puppet leader of the US/NATO puppet “Free Syrian Army”. At any rate, no one denies that McCain went to Syria in May 2013 to meet with “Syrian moderates” fighting the Assad regime.  What is in dispute is the political/military affiliation of the men sitting around the table chatting with John McCain. When  woman-hating right-wing Republican/Libertarian blowhard Rand Paul  took fellow Republican McCain to task for posing for photos with ISIS, he was roundly lambasted for his foolishness by (mostly) pro-Democratic party “journalists”.   The New York Times even ridiculed everyone dumb enough to fall for the “obvious” fraud.  The Washington Post weighed weighed in, heavily, with an attack piece on Rand Paul’s adherence to the “fraud” of McCain’s alleged meeting with ISIS militants.  The WaPo’s clumsy hatchet man, Glenn Kessler, even had the temerity to drop this bon mot:  “Last time we checked, the Times is still a more credible source than Weasel Zippers.” Seems the folks down there at both the Washington Post and at America’s “Newspaper of Record” have long ago managed to choke down the last of their heaping helping of humble pie dished out to them by a certain Judith Miller. The problem is that none of the august bourgeois press outlets so much as bothered to actually refute the sources of the story of McCain’s meeting with ISIS.  Instead, in the case of Washington Post, they attacked the credibility of the small-time online journalists and alternative news outlets, rather than providing an actual rebuttal of the McCain/ISIS meeting.  “A variety of Web sites began to claim that Islamic State posted photographs of McCain posing with its members, news sources of dubious value called Weasel Zippers, Counter Current News, Atlas Shrugged and Socio-Economics History Blog. Usually, the accounts provided limited or no sourcing, just photographs of McCain with alleged Islamic State members circled. Socio-Economics, which says it presents news in a satirical way, also suggests that the head of the Islamic State is a Mossad agent and has two Jewish parents” quoth the Post.  See how that’s done, future “Reputable Journalists of America”?  You don’t need to rebut the content of the allegations so long as they come from a news organization that doesn’t have the “access” to “unnamed sources” in the top levels of the government like Judith Miller had.  Nowhere in the Post article does the author-assassin bother to actually assess the claims made in any of these various news organizations’ stories about the McCain/ISIS meeting. The New York Times takes a similar tack.  In their article “rebutting” the claims of a McCain/ISIS meeting, they even go so far as to edit the photo of McCain the alleged ISIS members in order to remove from view the alleged “heart-eater” Khalid al-Hamad.  Compare this photo with photos 1 and 2 above:

NY Times edited photo removes alleged 'heart-eater'

NY Times edited photo removes alleged ‘heart-eater

The photo of the man circled in red is supposed by everyone who claims that McCain met with ISIS to be ISIS top man al-Baghdadi.  How does the new York Times refute this claim?  “The rumors are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Mr. Baghdadi, seen in photographs with Mr. McCain — some originally posted on Twitter by the senator — during his visit in May 2013 to northern Syria […]  Nurtured by conspiracy blogposts, social media and photo-altering tricks, the false rumors of Mr. McCain’s relationship with ISIS have taken on a life of their own. One doctored photo shows the senator, an Arizona Republican, pinning a medal on Mr. Baghdadi’s chest.”

Not only does the New York Times not bother to show the “doctored” photo of McCain pinning a medal on “Baghdadi”‘s chest; it doesn’t mention the fact that the photo it does provide is itself doctored to remove another man alleged to be a member of ISIS.

Our friends at “Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago” had a series of interesting Tweets with a man who goes by the name of @soccerMouaz who turns out to be the same based-out-of-Washington D.C. pro-US-invasion-of-Syria cretin widely quoted by both the Times and the Post: one Mouaz Moustafa.  He ridiculed FoWL Chicago for falling for the fraudulent claim that McCain met ISIS at this meeting pictured above.  Yet, when FoWL Chicago challenged Moustafa to identify the men in the photo in order to put the matter to rest – he declined. Here are a couple of highlights of the FoWL Chicago/ Mouaz Moustafa joust:

Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director of "Syrian Emergency Task Force" - Twitter Bio

Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director of “Syrian Emergency Task Force” – Twitter Bio

1 - Mouaz Moustafa vs FoWL 2oct2014

1 – Mouaz Moustafa vs FoWL 2oct2014

FoWL Chicago vs Mouaz Moustafa 2 - 2oct2014

FoWL Chicago vs Mouaz Moustafa 2 – 2oct2014

In the Times article above, we read this: “Mouaz Moustafa, the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a Washington-based group that helped to arrange the senator’s visit, said all of the people who appeared in those photographs were at risk. When ISIS published the first issue of its magazine, Mr. Moustafa said, it featured one of the photographs and proclaimed, ‘We have to cut all these people’s heads off.’ ”  Okay… so where is THAT photo?  Where is the screenshot of the ISIS website where that appeared?  We have not found it anywhere.  Everywhere we look, we see the “reputable press” doing its best to ridicule a story without providing a shred of proof that the story is based on falsehoods.  The Times again: “Brian Rogers, Mr. McCain’s communications director, was not amused. The man who was misidentified as Mr. Baghdadi in the photographs, Mr. Rogers said Thursday, was a commander of the Northern Storm Brigade, a group linked to the Free Syrian Army. Mr. Rogers declined to identify him by name, saying he feared for the man’s safety.” “Feared for the man’s safety”?  He’s in a WAR ZONE!  His photo has been splashed all over the Internet already!  We are not asking for the geographical coordinates of his home, we’re only asking who he is!  Can’t anyone provide a profile of the man?  An interview with proof that while he was in Syria with the FSA, al-Baghdadi was somewhere else?  The total refusal by the members of the loyal, pro-US, pro-war bourgeois press to provide any documentary evidence seems calculated to instill rather than to dispel the doubts of those prone to adhere to conspiracy theories.  And, as we mentioned above, given McCain’s known penchant for being photographed in the company of people most US citizens would not allow to darken their doorsteps – like the Ukrainian Nazis – the refusal of the Times or the Post to go the extra distance to prove their arguments seems odd indeed. As if this all wasn’t weird enough, as we started to work on this piece we read this op-ed in the Times!:   How America Helped ISIS Now we really are confused! What seems to us to lay at the heart of the confusion is a phenomenon known to exist in the capitalist world – an utter inability to see the totality of events due to the myopic worldview of the capitalist class.  Marxists like us see the world as an ever changing kaleidoscope of events, each one melding and evolving into the next in an evolutionary fashion.  People who live “inside the box” of the capitalist worldview see only the trees, not the forest; and they see the forest as a eternal reality, not as something that is being born and dying at the same time. In the present case, they can’t seem to understand that although McCain may not have actually intended to meet with ISIS militants, that may in fact have been precisely what he did, because in a fast-moving environment of the type taking place in Syria, yesterday’s “Free Syrian Army” transforms itself into today’s ISIS. ISIS is, after all, (according to the Times itself) merely a recently “rebranded” “Al Qaeda in Iraq”: “In June 2010, Stratfor published a report on the group that considered its prospects in the wake of the killings of the top leadership. The report stated, ‘the militant organization’s future for success looks bleak.’ “Still, the report said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq, then an alternative name for Al Qaeda in Iraq, ‘I.S.I.’s intent to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq has not diminished.'” And even today, the New York Times itself maintains relics of the “old names” for ISIS on its website, switching back and forth between the too-unwieldy “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia” and “ISIS”:

NY Times, 2oct2014: First it's "Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia" (see link name at bottom of photo as mouse hovers over link in article)

NY Times, 2oct2014: First it’s “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia” (see link name at bottom of photo as mouse hovers over link in article)…

But when you click on the link, magically…

NYTimes 2oct14 now its 'ISIS'

NYTimes 2oct14 – Now its ‘ISIS’ (see web address at top)

So it seems that with all the change going on in these organizations over the course of a year of civil war, no one really knows just who is who after all. Last year’s “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia” is this year’s “ISIS”.  “Old poison, new bottle” as our friends at FoWL Chicago put it.   So perhaps all these “non-denial denials” emanating from the Times, the Post and from all other “reputable” news media organizations (you could call them “pro-US imperialist propaganda sheets”; a rose by any other name being… you know) are just desperate attempts to stay “on message” as the US capitalist class and its bought-and-paid-for politicians and “knights of the pen” bang the drums for yet another war. In May of 2013, no one heard of ISIS; the main enemy was still “Al Qaeda”.  Fast-forward 12 months or so and “Al Qaeda” can’t get hardly any press no more!  It’s all “ISIS, ISIS, ISIS!”  Who IS doing the PR for ISIS?  They’re damned good, aren’t they? Until we see some proof that al-Baghdadi was definitely NOT in the room with McCain in that photo, and that the ISIS “heart-eater” was NOT the guy in the pics outside the meeting room, we will lean towards believing that once again, that old warmonger “Jihad John” McCain fucked up. US/UN/NATO HANDS OFF SYRIA! Workers of the World, Unite! IWPCHI