The George Soros-funded organization attacking Fox News host Glenn Beck is led by a who’s who of the radical left.
Jewish Funds for Justice, or JFJ, has been leading a crusade demanding Beck be fired in response a program in which Beck specifically targeted Soros, calling the businessman the “puppet master.”
JFJ is led by individuals associated with communist and socialist groups; the children of Soviet spies; and a U.S. socialist organization that seeks to infiltrate the Democratic Party.
JFJ deemed Beck’s special on Soros anti-Semitic. During the program, Beck highlighted nine people of the 20th century who contributed to what he called “the era of the big lie.” All nine of those figures were Jewish, including psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, columnist Walter Lippman and Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania.
WND reported this week JFJ is funded by Soros’ Open Society Institute.
In 2009, Open Society provided a $150,000 grant to the JFJ and its associated group, the Funder’s Collaborative on Youth Organizing.
Last year, Open Society provided a $200,000 grant to last a period of two years. Now it has emerged that the group is led by an assortment of radicals.
JFJ was founded by Si Khan, who serves on the board of the Rosenberg Fund for Children, which seeks to aid the children of parents the group deems “targeted, progressive activists.”
“We also assist youth who themselves have been targeted as a result of their progressive activities.”
The group was founded by Robert Meeropol, whose parents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were accused of passing crucial nuclear secrets to the Soviets and executed in 1953.
JFJ board member Amy Dean, meanwhile has keynoted a Communist Party event and was involved with a U.S. socialist party.
She keynoted the Chicago Communist Party USA’s 22nd Annual People’s World Banquet, which took place last December at a local restaurant. At the event, CPUSA labor secretary Scott Marshall deemed Dean’s work visionary and innovative.
Dean reportedly used the address to call for “much more” to be done “to build up the movement to ensure the Obama agenda and progressive change is advanced in Congress.”
In November, Dean keynoted the seventh annual Working Class Media & Democracy Forum in St. Louis, which the New Zeal blog reports was arranged by Communist Party member Tony Pecinovsky.
Dean also was involved with the New Party, a controversial 1990s political party that sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.
WND previously reported on evidence from the party’s own newsletter listing President Obama a member of the New Party.
Also, Marxist activist Carl Davidson recalled in a WND interview that Obama participated in the New Party. He affirmed that Obama’s views overlapped with those of his party.
JFJ board member Janice Fine was also New Party leader and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, another socialist group.
JFJ board member Donna Katzin is a former activist with the Cuba Resource Center.
New Zeal reported she is a donor to the Oakland, Calif.-based DataCenter, which itself has close ties to Cuba.
JFJ’s president and CEO, Simon Greer, previously worked as a labor and community organizer and social change leader for 15 years.
Greer recently wrote that he has had the “privilege of getting to know George Soros. During our conversations, he made it clear that his experience surviving the Holocaust seared a simple but profound truth in his brain.”
WND reported JFJ runs a Selah Leadership Program, which provides community organizing training to local leaders. As of mid-2007, more than 200 leaders from 165 organizations had gone through the program.
Past participants include Heather Booth, founder of the radical Midwest Academy, which teaches the tactics of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky.
WND was first to report that the Woods Fund, a Chicago nonprofit on which Barack Obama served as paid director alongside Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, provided money to Midwest Academy.
WND also broke the story that the executive director of Midwest Academy was part of the team that developed and delivered a group of volunteers for Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Another past participant in JFJ’s training program is Working Families Party Executive Director Dan Cantor.