by William A. Jacobson at legalinsurrection.com
It’s been a while since we’ve written about Code Pink.
Back in the day, we covered a lot of their vile antics against Israel and in support of Palestinian terrorists – in the name of “peace” of course.
In 2015, after a year of litigation with the Ithaca school district, I obtained a video showing Code Pink activist Ariel Gold (who became the National Director and about a year ago left the group) sneaking Bassen Tamimi, a Palestinian terror supporter and advocate of using children to provoke Israeli soldiers, into a third grade class to turn the children against Israel. See VIDEO: Activists manipulate third-graders into hating Israel and Revealed: Student “suffering from nightmares” after 3rd grade anti-Israel event.
Gold and another Code Pink activist even disrupted Jewish prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem – in the name of “peace” of course.
We also covered how Code Pink sucked up to and provided cover for the brutal Iranian Mullah regime – in the name of “peace” of course. See Code Pink sells out women and exploits Jews on propaganda tour of Iran.
There was so much more we covered about Code Pink, I can’t summarize it all here. But they were clownish, so people just shrugged. And we lost track of them.
So much so that I didn’t notice that Code Pink had turned into a mouthpiece for the Chinese regime, disrupting a congressional hearing about competition with China back in late February 2023. I may have seen something about it, but my attitude would have been, “there they go again.”
But when it comes to China, it was more than the usual antics. Code Pink became China apologists after one of the co-founders married a Chinese businessman with close government ties. A reader, knowing of our prior coverage of Code Pink, thankfully send me the link to this August 5, 2023, article in the NY Times, A Global Web of Chinese Propaganda Leads to a U.S. Tech Mogul.
The Times article is about widespread Chinese government funding of leftist western activists. When the history of the climate and other ‘social justice’ activism meant to tear down and weaken western societies is truthfully written, I have little doubt the that Chinese government (and the Soviets, now Russians) are behind much of it. The Times piece provides important context:
In fact, a New York Times investigation found, it is part of a lavishly funded influence campaign that defends China and pushes its propaganda. At the center is a charismatic American millionaire, Neville Roy Singham, who is known as a socialist benefactor of far-left causes.
What is less known, and is hidden amid a tangle of nonprofit groups and shell companies, is that Mr. Singham works closely with the Chinese government media machine and is financing its propaganda worldwide.
From a think tank in Massachusetts to an event space in Manhattan, from a political party in South Africa to news organizations in India and Brazil, The Times tracked hundreds of millions of dollars to groups linked to Mr. Singham that mix progressive advocacy with Chinese government talking points.
There is nothing organic about the vast activist community. The Times article focused in on Code Pink:read more