Alliance for Global Justice

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  • Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) is an American non-profit that acts as a “fiscal sponsor to over 90 economic, social justice and human rights projects around the world that do not have their own tax-exempt status.” AFGJ’s “parent organization, the Nicaragua Network, was founded to support an armed revolution.”
  • The organization supports “locally-based grassroots organizing by sharing political analysis, mobilizing for direct action, monitoring the centers of corporate and government power… and sharing skills and infrastructure.”
  • According to the “Our Principles” webpage, AFGJ defines itself as “anti-capitalist,” “anti-imperialist,” and supportive of “participatory democracy as opposed to Western-style liberal democracy,” and states that “we do not criticize the strategies and tactics of authentic organizations of the oppressed.”

Funding

  • In 2016, total revenue was $3.3 million; total expenses were $2.2 million.
  • Donors include Amnesty International USA, Tides Foundation, Sparkplug Foundation, Wallace Global Fund, Firedoll Foundation, and Ben & Jerry Foundation. (See table below for further funding information.)
  • According to its website, AFGJ is an “independent, nonprofit organization…does not receive funding from any state, local or federal government the state of Arizona, or the counties or cities where its employees are located… Every dollar raised comes through earned revenue (fiscal sponsor fees, delegations), donations, bequests and special events.”

2015-2016 Funding to Alliance for Global Justice (amounts in USD)

Donor20162015
Amnesty International USA20,000
Tides Foundation143,00050,000
Sparkplug Foundation15,00012,250
Wallace Global Fund50,00010,000
Firedoll Foundation20,00018,000
Ben & Jerry Foundation10,00020,000

Political Advocacy

  • Support for convicted terrorists: The website lists a number of “Political Prisoners” that AFGJ supports. The page lists convicted murders, as well as terrorists affiliated with Hamas, PFLP, Al-Qaeda, FARC, and other groups.
  • A variety of fringe organizations are listed among the national, local and international fiscal sponsorship projects, including Occupy Wall Street, US Labor Against the War, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, and End US Wars.
  • Of 26 “International” fiscally sponsored projects, 9 are radical Israeli and Palestinian NGOs, some of which are involved in violent demonstrations, anti-Israel BDS campaigns, and advocating for one-state formulas that would eliminate Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
  • Anarchists against the Wall, established in 2003, works “in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation” with an emphasis on actions against “Israeli apartheid” and the security barrier. Ta’ayush is “a grassroots movement for Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership.” They claim to use “non-violent actions of solidarity to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.” These two organizations organize confrontational demonstrations in the West Bank, and are not registered as legal entities in Israel. Neither Anarchists against the Wall nor Ta’ayush publish financial information or staff members, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability.
  • Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP)
  • Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee’s (PSCC)
    • PSCC calls for “community resistance” to “overthrow Israel’s occupation” through “marches, strikes, demonstrations, direct actions and legal campaigns as well as supporting boycott, divestment and sanctions.”
    • PSCC has organized protests that have turned violent. Footage of PSCC protests in HebronKfer QaddumNilinNabi Saleh, and Beituniya shows protestors hurling rocks, throwing sharp objects, trying to destroy the security barrier, and arson.
    • Manal Tamimi, a board member of PSCC frequently utilizes antisemitic and violent rhetoric and imagery on social media. In August 2015, Tamimi tweeted, “I do hate Israel, i (sic) wish a thrid Intefada (sic) coming soon and people rais (sic) up and kills all these zionist settlers everywhere.”
  • Zochrot
    • Supports a “One State Solution” or a “de-Zionized Palestine,” and refers to Israel as having an “ethnicized and racialized Zionist” system.
    • Promotes the Durban demonization rhetoric, accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “ongoing destruction of Palestinian localities,” “expulsion,” “massacres,” and “disregard for the rights of refugees and displaced people.”
    • In 2016, Zochrot published an educational kit “Shuruch- Cracks in Israel Historiography,” intended to serve as a supplement to the history curriculum for Israeli 11th graders. Chapters deal with a Palestinian “right of return,” “the ongoing Nakba,” Jewish terrorism, and “The 1929 wave of violence: The Jewish provocation that led to the escalation and mutual acts of violence, as opposed to the Zionist narrative which presents Jews exclusively as victims and Palestinians exclusively as perpetrators.”
      • In one chapter, similarities are drawn between BDS campaigns and pre-state Zionist movements in the 1930s and 40s.

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