Image: From Amnesty International USA's website, "Free Pussy
Riot." "Help Amnesty International send a truckload of balaclavas to
Putin." This childish stunt smacks of US State Department-funded Gene
Sharp antics - and meshes directly with the US State Department's goal
of undermining the Russian government via its troupe of US-funded "opposition activists" including "Pussy Riot." That Amnesty is supporting the US State Department's agenda should be no surprise, it is run literally by the US State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organizations, Suzanne Nossel.
by Tony Cartalucci
August 22, 2012
- Mistakenly considered by many as the final word
on human rights worldwide, it might surprise people to know that
Amnesty International is in fact one of the greatest obstacles to real
human rights advocacy
on Earth. In its most recent 2012 annual report (page 4, .pdf)
, Amnesty reiterates one of the biggest lies it routinely tells:
"Amnesty International is funded mainly by its membership and public
donations. No funds are sought or accepted from governments for
investigating and campaigning against human rights abuses. Amnesty
International is independent of any government, political ideology,
economic interest or religion."
This is categorically false
. Amnesty international is indeed funded and
run by not only governments, but also immense corporate-financier
interests, and is not only absolutely entwined with political ideology
and economic interests, it is an essential tool used for perpetuating
just such interests.
Amnesty International's Funding
Finding financial information on Amnesty International's website is made
purposefully difficult - specifically to protect the myth that the
organization is "independent." Like any organized criminal operation,
Amnesty separates compromising financial ties through a series of legal
maneuvers and shell organizations. Upon Amnesty's website it states:
"The work carried out through Amnesty International's International
Secretariat is organised into two legal entities, in compliance with
United Kingdom law. These are Amnesty International Limited ("AIL") and
Amnesty International Charity Limited ("AICL"). Amnesty International
Limited undertakes charitable activities on behalf of Amnesty
International Charity Limited, a registered charity."
And it is there, at Amnesty International Limited, where ties to both
governments and corporate-financier interests are kept. On page 11 of
Amnesty International Limited's 2011 Report and Financial Statement (.pdf)
it states (emphasis added):
"The Directors are pleased to acknowledge the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Oak Foundation, Open Society Georgia Foundation, the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Programme, Mauro Tunes and American Jewish World Service. The UK Department for International Development (Governance and Transparency Fund) continued to fund a four year human rights education project in Africa. The European Commission (EuropeAid) generously awarded a multi-year grant towards Amnesty International’s human rights education work in Europe."
Clearly then, Amnesty does take money from both governments and
corporate-financier interests, one of the most notorious of which, Open
Society, is headed by convicted financial criminal George Soros
. In March, 2012, it was reported that a Bloomberg's report, "Soros Loses Case Against French Insider-Trading Conviction
indicated that an appeal based on a "human rights" violation against
Wall Street speculator George Soros had been rejected by the "European
Court of Human Rights."
Soros, whose Open Society also funds Human Rights Watch
and a myriad of other "human rights" advocates, literally attempted to
use the West's human rights racket to defend himself against charges of
financial fraud in perhaps the most transparent illustration of just how
this racket operates.
Soros, who was convicted and fined for insider trading in 2002
regarding French bank Société Générale shares he bought in 1988, has
built an empire out of obfuscating global criminal activity with the
cause of "human rights." His support, as well as that of the British and
European governments, of Amnesty International aims solely at expanding
Amnesty International's Leadership
Amnesty's leadership is also telling of its true agenda. Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
, for instance was drawn directly from the US State Department
- again, utterly contradicting Amnesty's claims of being "independent"
of governments and corporate interests. Nossel continued promoting US
foreign policy, but simply behind a podium with a new logo, Amnesty
International's logo, attached to it. Amnesty International's website
specifically mentions Nossel's role behind US State Department-backed UN
resolutions regarding Iran, Syria, Libya, and Cote d'Ivoire.
Image: Same lies, different podium. Suzanne Nossel previously
of the US State Department, is now executive director of Amnesty
International USA. Her primary function of dressing up aspirations of
corporate-financier global hegemony as "human rights advocacy" has not
It has been documented at great length how these issues revolve around a decades long plan devised by corporate-financier interests
to divide, destroy and despoil these nations who are seen as obstacles
to US global hegemony. In the case of Syria specifically, it was
revealed that the current "human rights" catastrophe stems back to a malicious 2007 conspiracy
documented by "New Yorker" journalist Seymour Hersh, between the US,
Israel, and Saudi Arabia which sought to purposefully fund, arm, and
deploy sectarian extremists to undermine and overthrow the Syrian
government - this knowing full well the human tragedy that would unfold
Nossel's "contributions" then are simply to dress up naked military
aggression and the pursuit of global corporate-financier hegemony with
the pretense of "human rights" advocacy.
A glance at AmnestyUSA.org reveals that each and every front the US
State Department is currently working on and has prioritized is also
coincidentally prioritized by Amnesty International. This includes
rallies and campaigns to support US State Department-funded Russian opposition groups
(currently fixated on "Pussy Riot
"), undermining the Syrian government, toppling the government of Belarus
, and supporting the Wall Street-London created Aung San Suu Kyi
of Myanmar (still called by its British Imperial nomenclature of "Burma" by Suu Kyi herself).
Amnesty International Betrays Real Human Rights Advocacy
Amnesty does indeed cover issues that are critical of US foreign policy,
toward the bottom of their websites and at the back of their reports.
Likewise, the corporate-media selectively reports issues that coincide
with their interests while other issues are either under-reported or not
reported at all
. And it is precisely because Amnesty covers all issues,
but selectively emphasizes those that are conducive to the interests of
immense corporate-financiers that makes Amnesty one of the greatest
impediments to genuine human rights advocacy on Earth.
Images: Manufacturing Dissent. "Free Pussy Riot" (above). Ironically, FIDH is directly funded by the US State Department via the Neo-Con lined US National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
as well as George Soros' Open Society. "Russia: Stop Arms Transfer to
Syria!" (below). If the US State Department wants it, be sure that US
State Department-run Amnesty International will stage a demonstration
for it - and regardless of size or legitimacy of the demonstration,
expect the corporate-media to make it headline news.
Ordinary people are given the false impression that "someone is watching
out" for human rights abuses, when in reality, all Amnesty and other
organizations like it are doing, is managing public perception
selectively of global human rights abuses, fabricating and/or
manipulating many cases specifically to suit the agenda of large
corporate-financier interests. This can be seen when entire reports out
of Amnesty or Human Rights Watch consist solely of "witness reports"
compiled from accounts of US-backed opposition groups.
In the rare instance that a report includes references to actual
photographic, video, or documented evidence, such as Human Rights
Watch's 2011 "Descent into Chaos" (.pdf)
report, deceptive language is intentionally included along with
throwaway passages to enable selective reporting and spinning by not
only the Western corporate media, but by a myriad of faux-NGOs funded
and run by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch's sponsors and
affiliates. The Descent into Chaos report, regarding Thailand, was
promply and amply spun and manipulated by US State Department-funded faux-NGO and "rights advocate" Prachatai
When people erroneously believe that credible organizations are handling
"rights advocacy" they will not only become complacent, they will
become negligent of their own responsibilities to objectively examine
potential abuses and speak out against them. Wall Street and London's
corporate-financier interests have filled a void - that should be
occupied by their greatest opponents - instead with a large advocacy
racket of their own creation. Not only are they given a free pass to
abuse human rights globally, they've actually used their controlled
opposition to attack their opponents.
It is clear that Amnesty International is by no means an "advocate" of
human rights, but rather an affront to human rights advocacy. It goes
without saying that it should be boycotted out of existence and at the
very least, identified as illegitimate and fraudulent - from its funding
to its compromised leadership.
Additionally, we the people must tackle real violations of each others
rights at the grassroots
- because it is absolute folly to believe that
global spanning organizations, funded by corporate-financiers, echoing
the agenda of governments driven by special interests has our best
interests and rights in mind.