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Non-governmental organization

“It’s almost as though the greater the devastation caused by neoliberalism, the greater the outbreak of NGOs. Nothing illustrates this more poignantly than the phenomenon of the US preparing to invade a country and simultaneously readying NGOs to go in and clean up the devastation.”
Arundhati Roy (16 August 2004)  [1]

A Non Governmental Organization is formally any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level.[2] There are an estimated 10 million NGOs in the world.

In the context of Wikispooks, NGOs are historically one of the major conduits of CIA money to covert operations, often by falsely claiming humanitarian motives. In addition to political influence and creation of propaganda, funding of NGOs is a way to payroll a cadre of politically dependent activists.

Many of the major international human rights NGOs are essentially front groups for the U.S. government, with a revolving door in the leadership, and financed through government cut-outs like the National Endowment for Democracy to further hide the origin of the money.

Other NGOs are funded by billionaires' foundations with close ties to the US government, like George Soros and his Open Society Foundations or the Ford Foundation, or more recently Facebook, Google etc. Hungary passed a law in 2017 limiting the influence of NGOs in the country, specifically against the groups financed by George Soros, formally for an "open society" but in reality working for a change of government. [3]

A development the last 30 years are NGOs financed by NATO-allies. Instead of one or two sponsors with obvious CIA connections, one gets a shoal effect, making oversight by the target government politically difficult.

The financing of NGOs by foreign interests, routinely done in target countries, are banned in Western countries themselves. In the U.S. they, would have to register as "Foreign Agents".

Example of NGOs involved in the regime change operation in Syria: Logos.jpg



Page nameDescription
Amnesty International"Effectively, Amnesty International and AIUSA function as tools for the imperialist, colonial and genocidal policies of the United States, Britain, and Israel." Revolving leadership door with US government.
Anti-Defamation League
Best for BritainA George Soros funded Pro-EU organisation.
Black Lives MatterAdvocacy and protest organization. Has a tendency to become very popular around elections and subsequently... dissappear.
Center for Countering Digital HateFront group to pressure big tech" to "deplatform" and "demonetize" dissidents from YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Paypal etc.
Electronic Privacy Information CenterA think tank concerned with the impact of technology on privacy and free speech.
Empower AmericaUS libertarian advocacy group. Funded by the Koch brothers.
European Youth CampaignCIA funded organization to promote European integration and create cadre of young politicians
Open Society FoundationsA NGO operating in more countries than McDonald's. It has the tendency to support politicians (at times through astroturfing) and activists that get branded as "extreme left" as its founder is billionaire and bane of the pound George Soros. This polarizing perspective causes the abnormal influence of the OSF to go somewhat unanswered.
Otpor!Expert in astroturf colour revolution s
StatewatchCivil rights group
Tax Justice Network


Related Quotations

Tariq Ali“and then the NGOs bought off many of the best people with the tacit understanding that they could not engage directly in politics if they wanted to receive funding or assistance. Unfortunately the NGOs have helped remove secular intellectuals from politics - their impact on intellectual life in the Muslim world needs to be tabulated,\.”Tariq Ali2005
Warren Hinckle“While the ADA-types and the Arthur Schlesinger model liberal kewpie dolls battled fascism by protecting their right flank with domestic Red-baiting and Cold War one-upmanship, the Ivy League delinquents who fled to the CIA – liberal lawyers, businessmen, academics, games-playing craftsmen – hatched a master plan of Germanic ambition that entailed nothing less than clandestine political control of the international operations of all important American professional and cultural organisations: journalists, educators, jurists, businessmen, et al. The standing CIA subsidy to the National Student Association was but one slice of a very complex pie.”Warren Hinckle1967
Samantha Power“Today, the Foundations are active on every continent, striving to promote vibrant and tolerant democracies with strong civic institutions and justice and health systems that work. It is rare that a week goes by, in my new incarnation [as United Nations Ambassador] — and I mean this — where I don’t meet an ambassador to the United Nations, a head of state or minister, a journalist or civil society advocate who didn’t either graduate from the Central European University, receive an Open Society grant, or once run an Open Society office. That’s how much George has populated the planet with his dedication to human rights and human dignity,””Samantha Power7 November 2013


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:A Network of NGOs Technical Proposalproject plan31 August 2018Zinc NetworkA central II document. "Project Risk: Project interpreted as UK-sponsored disinformation or ‘troll factory’, seriously undermining UK reputation and agenda in this space"
Document:A warring nation, united against usLetter19 August 2021Craig MurrayCraig Murray's letter to The Herald from prison in Edinburgh: "As with the previous three times when UK invasions were defeated in Afghanistan, we have united a warring nation in hatred of us."
Document:Building Governance in the Western Balkansproject proposal17 October 2018Euan Grant"The campaign will consider the digital landscape and the differing methods of coordinating on-line influencers, which could be through paid media, creative content or indirect 3rd party influencers". "Project risk: The proposed counter-measure narratives are themselves identified as external interference in WB6 countries"
Document:TV8 Moldova list of activitiesfunding requirements for NGO TV Channel26 December 2018Integrity Initiativeupgrade requirements and price for Moldovan NGO channel
Document:TV8 Storage equipmentfunding requirements for NGO TV Channel26 December 2018Integrity Initiativecosts for upgrading NGO TV channel in Moldova
Document:The tyranny of woke capitalismArticle25 June 2021Frank FurediWhat is "woke capitalism"? It is a form of corporate virtue signalling.


Official examples

Dangerous Speech Project
Stop Funding Hate