WASHINGTON – An anarchist group planning disruptions at next week’s Republican National Convention in New York gets funding from a Ted Turner foundation as well as a foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of the Democratic Party presidential nominee.
The Ruckus Society, besides getting support from the Tides Foundation, a favorite charity destination of Heinz Kerry, as previously reported by WND, has also received a $150,000 grant from the Turner Foundation via the Ecology Center, according to Activistcash.com.
“The Ruckus Society seems to have no compunction about breaking laws when they become inconvenient to ‘the cause,'” reports the website. “John Sellers himself (the founder) has been arrested over 40 times, most notably outside the 2000 Republican National Convention, where he was held on a $1 million bond until the event had concluded.
“While radicals claim that Sellers was railroaded by law enforcement, it’s worth noting that police officers confiscated a variety of weapons from protesters at the scene of Sellers’ arrest, including piano wire and gasoline-soaked rags tied to chains.”
The Ruckus Society is most well-known for the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle in 1999 and planning similar disruptions for the New York convention. The group has been training protesters for the GOP convention in the art of sit-ins and blockades.
The Republican convention will be held at Madison Square Garden Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.