National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -Vladimir Lenin

In the 1980's Ronald Reagan signed legislation to create a government funding mechanism to promote "democracy" throughout the world.  The funding mechanism was through an organization called the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). [pdf NED History]  NED is a U.S. Taxpayer funded propaganda arm of the U.S. government spreading "democracy" as defined by Reagan and mandated in the Lima Declaration which called for the "New International Economic Order" - global redistribution of wealth from the industrialized countries to the developing countries.    

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left.  While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction." -- Paul Proctor

The four non-profit groups funded by NED (with your tax dollars) are:

         R                    R                   L                        L
   Business                  Politics                      Politics                                Labor

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

"The Center for International Private Enterprise is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy."

Board of Directors

Thomas J Donohue (R)
Mike McCurry  (L)
Eliot Schrage, VP Communications & Global Affairs, GOOGLE, INC.

  International Republican Institute (IRI)  (formerly National Republican Institute for International Affairs)

"In its infancy, IRI focused on planting the seeds of democracy in Latin America. Since the end of the Cold War, IRI has broadened its reach to support democracy and freedom around the globe. IRI has conducted programs in more than 100 countries and is currently active in more than 70 countries.

Board of Directors

John McCain, U.S. Senator
Working for Mexico

J. William Middendorf, Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Community, Organization of American States, and the Netherlands.

L. Paul Bremer, In charge of the "hose up Iraq for perpetual war" team.

  National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

"NDI works with democrats in every region of the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and to promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government."

“You need something that is transparent, something that is open, something that is nongovernmental,” Gershman continued, supporting the McMillan-Scott proposal, “so that you can continue to operate without being constrained by the diplomatic concerns and priorities of the European Union.

Global Programs


  American Center for  International Labor Solidarity (formerly Free Trade Union Institute)

"To tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) — the national federation that represents millions of working women and men in the United States — launched the American Center for International Labor Solidarity in 1997."

Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee to AFL-CIO
"Cut All Ties with NED"


Backlash - People are seeing the fraud Washington DC "democracy"

"Bratislava, Slovakia – As the promotion of democracy and human rights assumes an increasingly important role in the United States and the European Union (EU), democracy promotion is experiencing a backlash in many countries around the world, confronting deliberate measures by regimes to frustrate freedom’s progress and suppress human rights."

More NED links:

Left-Right Hoax

Off Books Funding for Insurgency

      Color Revolutions

The geopolitical stakes of 'Saffron Revolution'

VenezuelaFoia website - National Endowment for Democracy (NED)