James Gollin Newest Member of Democracy Alliance Board

George Soros’s Democracy Alliance has added a new face to its board. The Democracy Alliance is a billionaires’ club that wants to turn America into socialist Europe.

The new board member is James Gollin. Here’s Gollin’s biography, as posted on the Democracy Alliance’s website:

James D. Gollin was educated at Princeton University, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Kokusai Daigaku (International University of Japan) as well as in France and Italy. After work at a number of think tanks in Japan and the US, Mr. Gollin joined Nomura Securities in Tokyo and then Morgan Stanley.  He managed securities funds as well as M&A, real estate, resort development and other projects. He has worked in socially responsible business and environmentally-friendly venture capital.

Mr. Gollin is a Director of the Angelica Foundation, funding environmental, pro-democracy and human rights groups in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. He is President of the Board of Rainforest Action Network, where he has overseen successful campaigns leading to landmark agreements between environmentalists and major industries.  He is actively working to build progressive infrastructure in New Mexico, where he lives. He is also an award-winning writer and photographer.

Gollin is named “Progressive Secretary of the Interior” on a website for a group called Progressive Government. Progressive Government seems flaky so I’ll post Gollin’s bio from that website below for posterity just in case the site disappears. Here is the bio:

Appointee’s Background:

James Gollin currently resides in Santa Fe, NM. Though he is now a writer, he began his professional career as an investment broker for Morgan Stanley. The next step for Gollin was starting his own company. This venture allowed him to retire early and pursue a career in writing. His resume includes eleven books, articles for magazines like Fortune, New York, The Washington Post, and The American Scholar, and editing for Early Music America . In addition he is an adviser for several charitable foundations. Gollin has also spent time exploring and writing in Central America, particularly Honduras.

Professional Background:

* Investment Broker for Japanese equities with Morgan Stanley.
* Founded financial advising company
* Writer

* B.A. Princeton
* M.A. Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Study
* M.B.A. International University of Japan
Member of the Following Board of Directors:

* Chairman of Rainforest Action Network
* Grants Advisor for Angelica Foundation
Selected Publications:

* Pay Now, Die Later: A Report on Life Insurance: America’s Biggest and Strongest Industry (1968)
* Worldly Goods: The Wealth and Power of the American Catholic Church, the Vatican, and the Men Who Control the Money (1971)
* The Star Spangled Retirement Dream (1983)
* Desired Track (1994)
* Lights Out in Honduras, (1995)

“Without a healthy, sustainable environment, the economy of any nation will soon either collapse or, by importing precious resources, simply delay a more general environmental and economic collapse. This attitude, once put forward only by environmental activists, has now become the official creed of institutions such as the IDB and the World Bank.”

Lights Out in Honduras,

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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