A Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza, is reportedly teaming up with an organization with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
The group is reported to be funding one of Garza’s ventures called Black Futures Lab.
An investigation by the Daily Signal’s Mike Gonzalez reveals that Garza, who is one of several co-founders of the official Black Lives Matter organization, launched the project in 2018 which according to its website claims to help activists in the black community establish an interest in civic participation and civic activism.
According to the group’s website, Black Futures Lab “gathers information about the ways that policy affects Black communities and one that uses that information creatively to educate and challenge policymakers.”
The group also lobbies local politicians on behalf of Black Lives Matter’s interests.
Gonzalez discovered that the donations to the organization don’t go directly to the foundation itself but to another organization called the “Chinese Progressive Association,” a group with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
“Go to the website for the Black Futures Lab, a venture of Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza, and click on the ‘Donate’ button. It will ask you to send your money to an obscure organization, the Chinese Progressive Association, explaining that ‘Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association,’” reported Gonzalez.
Gonzalez detailed how the CPA was founded in San Francisco in 1972 to promote Marxism, and actively promotes the interests of the People’s Republic of China.
“According to an authoritative 2009 Stanford University paper tracing its early days to the present, and which can be found on Marxist.org, ‘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,”‘” Gonzalez writes.
Black Lives Matter openly embraces Marxist ideology so it’s no surprise that it shares the goals of a like-minded organization with ties to China.
The Federalist notes: The BLM organization sponsors and proposes Marxist public policy such as socialized ownership of resources, banks, and businesses, a highly unequal income tax, putting everyone on welfare through a “minimum income,” and government jobs. In 2015, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists.”
Garza herself shares this view, telling progressives in 2015 that, “It’s not possible for a world to emerge where black lives matter if it’s under capitalism, and it’s not possible to abolish capitalism without a struggle against national oppression.”
The Chinese government has come out in support of the anti-racism and anti-police protests that have surged throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Speaking to the press, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “The current situation reflects once more the severity of the problems of racism and police violence in the U.S.”
The move was seen as an effort to deflect international criticism of its detention camps in Xinjiang, which reportedly house over a million members of the Uyghur minority group in prison-like conditions.