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Jacobin Magazine is today the premier magazine of the “Bernie Left” and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Since 2017, they have come under attack for purging many of the original writers who captured the essence of left-wing populism — defending white working people, pushing back against identity politics — and trading them in for liberal interventionists, embrace of “antifa” and anarchist voices, open borders activists, and “sex worker” advocacy.

Research into the 990 forms of the Jacobin Foundation Ltd and some of the organizations giving them grants may provide clues explaining the abrupt change in Bhaskar Sunkara’s editorial line.

According to a 2017 990 form uncovered by National Justice, the Annenberg Foundation gave the Jacobin $100,000. The organization writes checks to numerous Jewish and Zionist causes, as well as a wide variety of pro-immigration and gay lobbies and legal groups. Walter Annenberg, the foundation’s namesake, was a Wall Street speculator turned media mogul. He used his money to aid Israel’s war effort during the ’67 conflict and was known for backing various ethnocentric endeavors. A six figure check from the Annenbergs to an ostensibly socialist, anti-Zionist publication raises eyebrows, to say the least.

Another significant Jacobin donor, the Jewish Communal Fund, cut the magazine a $70,000 check alongside an infinite list of pro-Israel causes..

While Jacobin reported a total revenue of $1.5 million in 2018 mostly from program services, these two organizations provided a substantial amount of their grants and contributions. The Annenberg Foundation provided almost half of Jacobin’s grant money in 2016 ($219,861), while in 2017 the JCF’s money provided almost 70% of the free cash in this column ($107,301). Not bad!

According to sources who spoke to National Justice on condition of anonymity, the editor’s promise to pay them $50 dollars for their articles never materialized.

Political magazines are rarely profitable and not all can afford to pay their writers, but the Jacobin does not appear to have money problems. According to their latest IRS filings, they have set aside $576,019 in bonds, equities, and ETFs so that they can play the stock market.

In the same year, Jacobin’s Sunkara had the money to purchase the British Tribune, which George Orwell once worked for as an editor. Sunkara immediately fired all of its loyal employees with a pitiful severance package that compensated them for only 70% of their wages.

The prestige-purchase is a mirror image of Will Chamberlain’s costly take over of Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine Human Events, which Chamberlain then proceeded to turn into a crappy gamergate blog.

Sunkara’s latest venture is to employ The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian and Majority Report’s Michael Brooks for a weekend podcast. It’s unlikely either of these two liberal figures are cheap. The description for the show sounds like more “liberals vs conservatives” partisanship interchangeable with the crap on MSNBC.

Bhaskar’s pivot from anti-capitalist advocacy to profitable liberalism is as obvious as the Soviet flag is red.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: American Left, Antifa, Bernie Sanders 
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  1. Always good to know who is pulling the strings behind the curtains. Good investigative reporting.

    • Agree: animalogic
  2. Aren’t Jacobins the ones that slaughtered the French elite so that the Jews could take over after the French revolution? It shouldn’t be surprising that a magazine called “jacobins” is funded by Jews any more than it should be surprising that “the young Turks” is funded by Jews.

  3. cortesar says:

    I bet 3 rolls of toilet paper I bought the other that from a street wandering jew that Bashkar has never cared slightest for the interest of white working class
    Furthermore even cursive an analysis will show that the left from its inception was essential nothing but a jewish ploy to destroy white elites and take their place (should be painfully obvious today even to the blinds)
    Left fighting for interests of white working class that thing happens solely in Stryker’s head
    When (((comrades))) fought in Russia they cared for the interest of Russian working class just as Bashkar and his boss Bernie care today lol

  4. anarchyst says:

    Nothing new here…
    Jews gonna be jewin’

    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  5. These are interesting finds, but one look at the front page of Jacobin does not seem to support your claim of a change in their political position to one of ‘progressive liberalism’. They are still explicitly anti-capitalism:

    “Progressive Capitalism” Is Impossible
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/progressive-capitalism-joseph-stiglitz-review

    Capital Swallows Itself
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/mongrel-firebugs-capitalism-class-conflict-steve-fraser-review

    Economic Planning Meets Needs Which the Market Ignores
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/economic-planning-market-human-needs-crisis

    Amazon Workers Desperately Need an Insurgent Union Campaign
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/amazon-worker-organizing-salting-union-coronavirus

    We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/cuba-healthcare-coronavirus

    David Harvey: We Need a Collective Response to the Collective Dilemma of Coronavirus
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/david-harvey-coronavirus-pandemic-capital-economy

    The Global South Must Be Freed of Its Debt Servitude
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/global-south-debt-coronavirus-covid-world-bank-imf-g20

    As for Zionist interests, I strongly doubt you could find articles aligned with them; in the front page alone you can find this:

    Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” on Iran Is Making COVID-19 Worse
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/04/iran-sanction-regime-coronavirus-covid-crisis-trump

    This is the front page only (I omitted a few articles because they deal mostly with the pandemic or some secondary issues, but you can check for yourself:

    https://jacobinmag.com/

    If you dig for earlier stuff, it’s all in the same line. If anyone finds anything pro-Israel, or anti-socialism, let me know.

    I am not saying your finds do not give one something to think about. But your hypothesis of a change in attitude by the magazine owner does not seem to be based on its contents.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @mark green
  6. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    And what’s the problem with that, stupid anti-Semites?

  7. cortesar says:

    Problem is with numbers and their natural sequence of growth which is sometimes slow in coming
    For instance, why it takes so long to turn 109 into 110?

  8. Trinity says:

    Follow the nose every single time. Even Stevie Wonder and a wanker like myself can see through the bullshit at this stage of the game.

  9. Anon[229] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brás Cubas

    Only the first link you gave supports the contention that it is a communist magazine. The rest of the articles are perfectly consistent with progressive liberalism.

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  10. @Anon

    That’s probably true. In fact, I intended to quote Striker and write ‘profitable liberalism’, and by mistake I wrote ‘progressive liberalism’ instead, which is an expression Striker didn’t use. But my point is: the articles I linked to are mostly class-oriented (some are geopolitically oriented). None are identity-politics-oriented. Yes, Jacobin does run some articles which deal with race and gender now and then, but it always has. That didn’t cause it to back down from its primary emphasis on class. Furthermore, I included a link to an article which goes directly against Israel’s current politics (the one about Iran), apparently contradicting Striker’s allegations. As I said, the facts Striker brings up are somewhat worrying, but they somehow are not reflected perceptibly by the magazine contents.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  11. @Brás Cubas

    A cursory look at this radical mag (Jacobin) suggests that there’s nothing in it that’s particularly critical of Israel or the global plague of Jewish vulture capitalism or Zionist political corruption. Omission is complicity.

    Just with the neocon takeover of [paleo]-conservatism, once Jewish money starts to flow into contrarian news and opinion journals (National Review, Huffington Post, Drudge, etc) gradually a shift in editorial emphasis occurs. This is a persistent pattern. Soon, the toxic and familiar double-standards which favor Israel and ‘Jewish issues’ emerge. Censorship. Omission. Ideological contortions and distortions. Denial. Taboo. No anti-Semitism!

    I recall a small magazine in San Francisco called ‘Palestine Focus’ (I believe that was its name) that was initially quite radical and anti-Zionist when it first appeared. This was some 30 years ago. Gradually, progressive Jews got involved with this magazine and virtually took it over. At its end, Palestine Focus became a toothless rag that refused to call out American Jews for their essential role in sustaining Israel’s cleansing and destruction of Palestine, not to mention their poisonous political role in Washington and Hollywood. This pattern repeats.

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  12. @mark green

    A cursory look at this radical mag (Jacobin) suggests that there’s nothing in it that’s particularly critical of Israel or the global plague of Jewish vulture capitalism or Zionist political corruption. Omission is complicity.

    In England, Jeremy Corbyn holds the same views as Jacobin, roughly. And he got in trouble because of them. Anyway, how Jacobin tackles Israel issues now is the same way Jacobin has tackled this issue from day one, to my perception. One of Striker’s points is that they fired a bunch of guys. If they did that because they are trying to change their approach, it doesn’t show in their latest articles. If you think they are not critical enough of Israel and Zionism, you would probably think the same regarding the old articles as well as the recent ones.

  13. Tom Verso says:

    Excellent discussion Bras Cuba’s et al.

    Very interesting and informative discussion about a very complex social phenomenon.

  14. “Jacobinism loves a Rabbi” – Matthew Arnold,

    (Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold – Page 269, 1913).

  15. Re Bhaskar. How does a guy set up a magazine and website aged 21. Right from the start, they don’t make a profit. But he has an affluent lifestyle regardless.
    Get a grip, Striker, he’s been a Zionist front man right from the start.

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