Financial links found between a pro-#China group in the USA and #BlackLivesMatter. The linking group is called "Black Futures Lab". Excellent investigation by @Gundisalvus @Heritage.…
The Chinese Progressive Association was in 1982 described as a place for 'revolutionary-minded people".…
China's state media has cheered the Chinese Progressive Association's participation in BLM protests.…
Donations to the "Black Futures Lab" go through the Chinese Progressive Association's San Francisco website:…
The CPA collaborated with the Chinese government to renew passports in #Boston .…
A lot of what the CPA does in San Francisco is addressed to housing issues - a hot button with broad popular support for reform among Democrats. The history of the organization was covered in a Stanford undergrad thesis.…
The CPA got about $1.2 million in government grants in 2018. Between 2015 and 2018, they spent more than $1 million on lobbying. In 2018 they gave $15,000 to the People's Action Institute which promotes "rebellion" and defeating Trump.…
CPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) formed in 1972, and tax-exempt since 1976.
"Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office." - IRS
CPA money went to PAI, whose webpage looks like this. Is the CPA donation therefore illegal? Why are government grants being used to "defeat Trump"? @cpasf
Another linking organization supported by CPA is the BLM-linked "Black to the Future Action Fund" according to this cached job announcement:…
.@BlackToTheFutu1 is a 501(c)(4) which can engage in political activity and does not need to disclose donors. This is why we need campaign finance reform. @BlackToTheFutu1 supported Warren for president.…
According to a 2018 article by ET, "The CPA was founded by cadre from I Wor Kuen (IWK), a New York/San Francisco-based group dedicated to the 'application of the science of Marxism–Leninism–Mao Tsetung Thought to the U.S. revolution.'”…
"CPA members were also invited to visit the PRC on numerous occasions, as 'an opportunity to visit their ancestors’ homes and to see socialism in action.'" -ET
"Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) employed alleged Chinese spy Russell Lowe as an office director for nearly two decades. Lowe, a close associate of the CPA’s one-time Vice Chair Eric Mar, incidentally continues his activism to this day." -ET
"Two CPA leaders, Mabel Teng and Eric Mar, became San Francisco Supervisors, and Mar’s brother Gordon is standing for San Francisco Supervisor in the 2018 election cycle." -ET
"Both Eric and Gordon Mar have been close to IWK, League of Revolutionary Struggle, and the FRSO over several decades. Their older brother Warren Mar was a founder member of the CPA and an open member of both IWK and League of Revolutionary Struggle." -ET

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While I admire and honor anyone who chooses to remain in Hong Kong under siege by the fascist #CCP, sometimes tactical retreat is a smart move. I hope activists who can live to fight another day by getting out of #HK do so and are honored to equal degree. #BeWater #DontGetCaught
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Then they corrected the headline to something more accurate (and humorously unnewsworthy). @andreabellemare @jason_ho_to @KatieNicholson…
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A billionaire Chinese national, Liu Dian Bo, bought 34 Australian hospitals in 2015 for $900 million. They have 8000 beds. Now that the country needs them most, the billionaire is shutting them down. His company wants more money from the government.…
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A hospital system is clearly broken if it is closing down for lack of profit during a national health emergency like the #Covid_19 pandemic. Aussies should nationalize their hospitals now -- for a fair price.
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