THE WARD CHURCHILL MONEY TRAIL: TOP FUNDERS INCLUDE GEORGE SOROS, FORD FOUNDATION (NAACP), LILLY ENDOWMENTS, OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE....
By Joel Mowbray February 17, 2005
"To the casual observer, now-infamous University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill—who labeled 9/11 victims “little Eichmanns”—would seem little more than an unfortunate speck on the fringe of the far left. An investigestion by this journalist, however, uncovered substantial evidence suggesting otherwise.
The media was quick to describe Ward Churchill's 2002 essay—where he also wrote of the “gallant sacrifices” of the “combat teams” that killed almost 3,000 Americans—as “little noticed.” (USA Today, February 9) It was, however, noticed—and honored—by a liberal organization last year. Churchill adapted his essay into a book, “On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” which earned honorable mention for a human rights award from the Gustavus Myers Center in Boston—the third time the group had so honored the embattled professor....
Careful examination, however, reveals that the Myers Center is anything but fringe. Listed on its website as “sponsors” (a term that is not defined) are mainstream liberal organizations such as the NAACP, the Urban League, the Center for Democratic Renewal, and the United Church of Christ.
And the foundations that fund the Myers Center’s sponsors are key financial backers of the American left, such as George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Public Welfare Foundation (which contributed to the anti-Bush America’s Coming Together).
The top funders of the Myers Center’s sponsors, and the amounts they gave in total since 2000, are:...." frontpagemag