Activists for Hire
Privileged leftist millionaires are behind many of the U.S.-based pro-Hamas protests.
Neville Roy Singham and his wife, Jodie Evans, both are multimillionaires. Both are also activist leaders of several far-left “anti-war” organizations. The irony should be lost on no one. Singham’s organization, The People’s Forum, and Evans’s organization, Code Pink, make the claim that they are peace activists.
The People’s Forum and Coke Pink are the front groups used to bankroll pro-Palestinian (read: pro-Hamas) protests. The People’s Forum has organized at least four protests since the October 7 massacre, the first one occurring on October 8. The New York Post reports, “Public disclosure forms shows that multimillionaire Singham and his wife Evans have donated over $20.4 million to The People’s Forum from 2017 to 2022 through a series of shell organizations and donor advisory groups — accounting for nearly all of the group’s funding.”
At first glance, it may be tempting to mentally write off these ultra leftists as demonstrating more of the same tactics we’ve seen used by BLM and antifa. Namely, bankroll and train activists for their specific causes and keep the grift going. However, when one digs deeper into who Singham and Evans are and who they support, a different picture emerges. They have pretty deep ties to the Chinese. So deep, in fact, that Singham is actually based in Beijing.
Back in August, The New York Times published a piece excoriating the couple and calling them Chinese propaganda disseminators. According to the Times:
Mr. Singham says he does not work at the direction of the Chinese government. But the line between him and the propaganda apparatus is so blurry that he shares office space — and his groups share staff members — with a company whose goal is to educate foreigners about “the miracles that China has created on the world stage.”
While Singham staunchly denies that he takes orders from or works for any political parties or government organizations, he is openly a Marxist who sings the praises of Hugo Chávez and Maoism, so it’s hardly surprising that he should voice Chinese propaganda. He believes it, and it has gotten him in trouble with India. According to the Times of India, “In what could further strain its already tense ties with India, China has been stonewalling summonses issued by the Enforcement Directorate to Shanghai base Neville Roy Singham to join investigation for allegedly funneling funds to media portal NewsClick.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been calling for the DOJ and Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate Singham to see if he has indeed violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by using his finances and influence to help spread CCP propaganda on behalf of the Chinese.
Even House Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) returned funds that were donated by this couple because of their suspicious ties to the Chinese.
Aside from the heavy suspicion that these two far-left activists are little better than Chinese tools, there is the fact that the protests they are together funding through The People’s Forum are fighting for continued war — because that’s what will happen if Israel isn’t permitted to destroy Hamas utterly. They are ensuring that the people of Palestine will continue to live under the oppressive regime of terrorists who steal their money and live lives of luxury in Qatar.
Aren’t communists supposed to be against oppressors? Perhaps because of the racial aspect that has further poisoned an already derelict ideology, Hamas oppressors rank lower because their skin is browner?
More likely, it’s because the Chinese support Hamas and any controversy that further divides the American people.
This couple is one to keep an eye on, and if Team Biden isn’t asleep at the wheel, it will nip this in the bud. We’re not holding our breath, however.
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