Alicia Garza, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter who was named by a cohort as a “trained Marxist,” appears to be openly fundraising for a group with open affiliations with the Chinese Communist Party.
As we’ve reported in the past, Patrisse Cullors, another co-founder of Black Lives Matter, made the interesting revelation as to how she and Garza had been “trained” in an interview with The Real News Network in 2015.
“I think of a lot of things: The first thing I think of is that we actually do have an ideology frame,” Cullors explained of the group’s ideology.
“Myself and Alicia [Garza], in particular, are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories, and I think what we really try to do is build a movement that can be utilized by many, many black folk,” she continued.
"We are trained Marxists."
— BLM co-founderpic.twitter.com/Cn2mqCXjuW
— Bubette Salam (@BubetteS) June 18, 2020
Garza, it now appears, is fundraising for the Chinese Progressive Association.
The Daily Signal reveals that, if you go to the website for Black Futures Lab, a Garza venture, and click the “Donate” button, you are invited to choose the amount you’d like to send to the CPA, explaining that “Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association.”
DS explains that the CPA was founded in San Francisco in the ’70s and continues with an active chapter in Boston today. It was part of the Marxist Asian American Movement of its founding era and has always been vocally supportive of the People’s Republic of China and their ideological vision.
A 2009 Stanford paper found on Marxist.org reveals that “The CPA began as a Leftist, pro-People’s Republic of China organization, promoting awareness of mainland China’s revolutionary thought and workers’ rights, and dedicated to self-determination, community control, and ‘serving the people.’”
The organization, the paper continues, “worked with other pro-PRC groups within the U.S. and San Francisco Bay Area … Support for the PRC was based on the inspiration the members drew from what they saw as a successful grassroots model that presented a viable alternative to Western capitalism.”
The DS explains that the CPA remains a partner of the PRC in the U.S., and has even made an appearance in our reporting, when they were responsible for the raising of the PRC flag over Boston City Hall to honor the Communist Party takeover in China.
The City of Boston would not, however, allow the group Camp Constitution to fly the Christian flag over Boston City Hall.
Just the Communist Chinese Flag.
The CPA, who regularly draws praise from the Communist Chinese Party mouthpiece, China Daily, was lauded by the very same for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this year.
As the DS opines, “It is clear, then, that CPA works with China’s communist government, pushes its agenda here in the United States, and is regularly praised by China’s state-owned mouthpieces. It is clear, too, from, this perspective, why the CPA would sponsor a new enterprise by Garza: They espouse the same desire for world communism.”
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