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12.19.11

The Bill Gates Front Group Further Criticised

Posted in Bill Gates at 2:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Criticisms of the Gates Foundation come from more sources and angles

OUR pages about the Gates Foundation receive a lot of attention, including some from books, radio shows, and newspapers. Earlier this month we noticed a link to us which ties together the notorious front group ALEC and Bill Gates (we occasionally cover ALEC in our daily links, under AstroTurf):

While bankrolling some of the worst market and profit driven, privatizing, “choice,” teacher and union bashing, data-obsessed, “reforms,” all the while leveraging public money for private ends, Gates and the Gates Foundation have tried to preserve the illusion that they are “friends” of public education. The mask is off. No friend of public education or America’s children supports ALEC and their mission to destroy the public sector (see ALEC Exposed).

We wrote a great deal about this subject and we shall do more of that very soon. Perhaps finally realising that they are not wanted, some members of Bill’s army against teachers (or
independent health research) jump ship and one of the recent departures is this one:

Hilary Pennington, who has led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success strategy for the last five years, announced on Monday in an e-mail to her colleagues that she was leaving the foundation.

To Gates, it is about power (his own), not education. He could not care less about teachers, parents, and children. His children don’t even go to these schools where he lobbies for change.

It is being noted that Gates is now backing Rick Perry [1, 2], perhaps for more of that young earth creationism.

Tom Paulson, a journalist and habitual critic of the Gates Foundation, notes that “Alliance magazine, a London-based publication focused on philanthropy and social investing, has published a series of articles giving special attention to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“The series is called Living with the Gates Foundation. A photo of a gorilla (presumably weighing 800 lbs) is the cover photo for the series.”

Another publication from a Gates critic has come out. To quote:

Philippe Boucher -who also manages the blogs Tobacco Control in Africa and Vers une Afrique Sans Tabac- shares his thoughts about the promotion of tobacco control in Africa and the role played by the Bloomberg Initiative and the Gates Foundation. A rare independent point of view, as ‘not many speak their mind to the Gates Foundation’. The book is dedicated to the Founp ularly for honest feedback…

We wrote about Bill Gates’ tobacco scandals in [1, 2]. The problem is, we have already covered many of the rogue aspects of this whole operation, which is why we no longer cover it as often as we used to.

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