Front Page: In the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack on Israel, multimillionaire tech mogul Neville Roy Singham and his wife, Jodie Evans, emerge in the epicenter of funders for pro-Palestinian protests. Our report delves into their pivotal role in catalyzing controversial dissent across the U.S., inviting discourse on the line between fiscal freedom and foreign funding regulations.
Fox News: "The Free Press reporting, tech entrepreneur, Neville Roy Singham and his wife Jodie Evans funneled more than 20 million to a group called the People's Forum … The People's Forum headquartered in Manhattan has pro-Palestinian signs plastered everywhere." pic.twitter.com/A6HjWA15qL
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 16, 2023
Born in the U.S., Singham amassed his fortune through Thoughtworks, an IT consulting firm he founded and later sold. His wife, Evans, co-pioneered the left-wing anti-war group, Code Pink. Since 2017, the pair have been heavy-weight patrons of The People’s Forum, a group promoting itself as a “movement incubator for working class and marginalized communities.” Their ambition? According to Francesca Block’s report for The Free Press, to nurture visionaries who believe “a new world is possible” through collective action.
Since the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas, which left a chilling 1,200 Israelis dead and over 200 held hostage in Gaza, The People’s Forum has played a substantial role in organizing pro-Palestine protests. On that fateful day, the group refrained from condemning the actions of Hamas and instead voiced their opposition to “US aid to the Zionist occupation,” with social media posts espousing, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” endowing support to the disputed sentiment that provokes accusations of antisemitism.
The People’s Forum, leveraging their online presence, galvanized New Yorkers to a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square on Oct. 8. They called for their supporters to “stand with the people of Palestine,” who have the right to resist apartheid, occupation, and oppression. Shortly thereafter, The People’s Forum led “Shut It Down for Palestine” protests on Nov. 4 and Nov. 9. During the latter protest, activists infiltrated the lobby of BlackRock’s NYC headquarters, forcing a temporary halt of operations purportedly due to their support for Israel.
Furthermore, The People’s Forum has been linked with Chinese propaganda outlets such as Dongsheng News. Their shared address fuels allegations that Singham’s organistion is colluding with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Given its potential threat to national security, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requested that Attorney General Merrick Garland investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
In summary, the vocal opposition to Israel through potentially CCP linked organizations funded by Singham and Evans exemplifies larger issues at play. The undercurrents of political polarization, ethical funding regulations, and geopolitical agency connect inextricably to the libertarian debate around freedom of expression and fiscal autonomy. Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel once said, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference”. In the realm of socio-political dialogue, apathy is not an option as these events continue to shape our global narrative.