A multimillion-dollar Marxist husband and wife duo are funding pro-Palestinian protests that have taken place since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack against Israel.
The protests, which have been the targets of both praise and scorn, were funded by tech entrepreneur Neville Roy Singham and his wife Jodie Evans through the organization The People’s Forum (TPF).
Finance records reviewed by the Free Press reveal disclosure forms showing the couple donated more than $20 million to TPF through a series of shell organizations and donor advisory groups, accounting for almost all of the group’s funding.
Over the past month-and-a-half, TPF has worked to advance its pro-Palestine agenda, calling for “more marches, walk-outs, sit-ins, and other forms of direct action directed at the political offices, businesses, and workplaces that fund, invest, and collaborate with Israeli genocide and occupation,” the Free Press reported.
The organization’s next protest — called “Shut It Down for Palestine” — is scheduled for Nov. 17 across at least 18 locations worldwide, including Maine, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Iowa, Washington, and Georgia.
🇵🇸 Yesterday, the world mobilized for Palestine with over 300 actions shutting it down for Palestine internationally.
‼️ The momentum continues to build!
🗓️ One-week from today, Friday, November 17th, the world will #ShutItDown4Palestine once again.
🔗 Join an action, or… pic.twitter.com/TAXN155Nq4
— The People’s Forum (@PeoplesForumNYC) November 10, 2023
Singham is a known Marxist and Communist sympathizer and came into his vast fortune after selling Thoughtworks, a software consulting company he built in 1993, to a private equity firm for $785 million.
Vijey Prashad, executive director of Massachusetts-based think tank Tricontinental, which produced articles and videos on socialist causes and received donations from Singham after he sold his company, publicly noted Singham’s long affinity for Marxist and Communist causes, even referring to him as “a Marxist with a massive software company!”
Prashad added, “He sold that company a few years ago and decided to give away all the money toward political education for a new generation of radicals.”
Fortuitously, Roy built a remarkable software company, which is when I first met him – a Marxist with a massive software company! He sold that company a few years ago and decided to give away all the money toward political education for a new generation of radicals. pic.twitter.com/ytNXXqgtPr
— Vijay Prashad (@vijayprashad) December 21, 2021
An August exposé by The New York Times revealed that Singham and Evans live in Shanghai, where Singham joined a Community Party workshop to promote the Party globally.
Singham and his allies, as the Times described, are on the front line of what Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials call a “smokeless war,” where the CCP teams up with overseas outlets and foreign influencers to disguise propaganda as independent content.
Though Singham says he does not work at the direction of the Chinese government, “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,’” the Times stated.
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