10 August 2010
Subject: FW: Site Submission From Contact Us Form
soros-osi-2006.zip George Soros OSI Foundation Tax Report 2006 August 10, 2010 (5.7MB) soros-osi-2007.zip George Soros OSI Foundation Tax Report 2007 August 10, 2010 (5.7MB)
9 August 2010. A has provided Soros Open Society Institute Foundation 2008 Tax Report:
soros-osi-2008.zip George Soros OSI Foundation Tax Report 2008 August 9, 2010 (6.7MB)
No obvious mention of Wikileaks in the report.
9 August 2010
George Soros Open Society Institute Inquiry on Wikileaks
I've been following coverage of Wikileaks' release of the Afghan Diaries closely, and have admired your skepticism. I feel firmly we are on the same page. However, I would like to make an attempt to clear some possible disinformation that is floating about. While it's obvious that the "diaries" are a mix of propaganda and publicly available information, I do suspect the entire operation is funded from a controlling interest.
Thank you for taking the time to read this far, and allow me to voice my concern. Many are running with the claim that Wikileaks was funded by The Open Society Institute. (Soros connection). I, myself, suspected the same, after Declan's CNET interview with you...
"Operating a Web site to post leaked documents isn't very expensive (Young estimates he spends a little over $100 a month for Cryptome's server space). So when other Wikileaks founders started to talk about the need to raise $5 million and complained that an initial round of publicity had affected "our delicate negotiations with the Open Society Institute and other funding bodies," Young says, he resigned from the effort."
However, judging by that article, it's just not clear to me, whether or not Open Society Institute, in fact, provided funding for Wikileaks.
Cryptome request submitted 9 August 2010 to:
Does the Open Society Institute or other initiatives financed by Mr. George Soros support Wikileaks.org, its staff, supporters or its affiliates, either directly or indirectly though other parties.
If financial or other support is provided could you describe it: extent, time frame, terms and conditions?
Your response will be published on the public education website Cryptome.org of which I am the administrator.
Thank you very much.
Response to inquiry submission:
Thank you for contacting the Open Society Institute. Your message has been forwarded to the appropriate department for review.
We make every effort possible to respond to all inquiriesand in a timely fashion. However, due to the volume of email received, we cannot guarantee a response to every message.
General information about OSI and the Soros foundations network may be found in the About Us section of this website. Specific information about OSI programs and projects may be found in the Initiatives section.
And a related inquiry faxed to the CIA 9 August 2010:
9 August 2010
By mail and fax to: (703) 613-3007
Information and Privacy Coordinator
Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. subsection 552, I am requesting information or records on Wikileaks.org, Julian Assange and others unknown associated with Wikileaks and its affiliates.
Please supply the records without informing me of the cost if the fees do not exceed $1,000.00, which I agree to pay.
If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you think justifies your refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available under the law.
Information or records provided by you will be published on the public education website Cryptome.org for which I am the administrator.
If you have any questions about handling this request, you may telephone me at (212) 873-8700.