From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:11:57 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] George Soros NO THANKS !!!

IN Tahrir Egypt--Freedom House tried to take a lot of credit

initially, propping up certain leaders of the movement and financing

groups, but that didn't work once labor was injected into the struggle

with strikes etc. --(eg. i saw Mona Altahawy here, she is always in

the media because she is paid by Freedom House).. It will be important

for Open Forum to pay attention to who is invited to speak--and there

is no way to control who shows up...It matters very little--as a media

strategy, remember, we can always use Soros to appear and some good

folks can challenge his policies--Soros showing up also provides an

opportunity for voicing a critique.



On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:

> if Soros speaks at the park or in support of us, we are finished.  i have

> over 500 emails from people complaining about Soros.  he is very devise.  if

> you guys don't agree, and he shows at the park, we will have to go into all

> out PR mode to make sure people know that anyone can just show up and speak.



> On 10/6/2011 12:36 PM, jerome wrote:


>> I'm not conservative, but money and politics should not be put together.

>> So if a megaspeculator tells me that he is supporting me, i'm a bit

>> worried.


>> Especialy if the guy is accustomed to finance movements, left or wrigth

>> for his own purposes.


>> i don't think it's like warren buffet for example. Because warren buffet

>> is not financing politics as much as George Soros.


>> We're not using so much money, so i'm not worried from that stand point,

>> and i don't think he can take over the movement.

>> But i'm pretty sure that's what he want's to do.



>> From my stand point, soros is part of the guy that created the crisis from

>> the beging*, unlike warren buffet. (* speculation on derivatives, and

>> sub-prime loans, he even wrote a book about it)

>> So if he says he supports us, i think there is a problem of honesty, and

>> cynicism from his part. That needed to be said.


>> I don't think we should ban him from coming a speak to our assemblies,

>> because nobody should be excluded. But i think we should ask for him

>> to be honest.


>> Can democracy work without honesty??