Most of the riots that racked the United States within the last few months were organized by two socialist organizations that have close ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said Trevor Loudon, author, and filmmaker, who has been researching radical and terrorist groups and their covert influence on mainstream politics for more than 30 years.
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) based out of Minneapolis, an openly pro-CCP organization, and Bay Area-based Liberation Road, with very close ties to the Chinese consulate there and the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), are behind the recent riots, Loudon said in a recent interview on Epoch Times’ Crossroads program.
The interview with Trevor Loudon starts at 11:40.
Liberation Road is “basically a Chinese-directed movement,” Loudon said. It is a socialist organization, drawing from Marxist ideology, “with a clear focus on building the resistance to Trump,” its website said.
Liberation Road, whose people “burnt Ferguson, Missouri, to the ground in 2014,” split from FRSO several years ago over the issue of whether to work with the Democratic Party “and it is the parent body of Black Lives Matter [BLM],” Loudon said.
Alicia Garza, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, is also the principal of the Black Future Labs project, which is “a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association,” the donation page of the Black Futures Labs stated.
Some media outlets denied the allegation about links of the Black Future Labs to the Chinese Communist regime because there are two organizations named “Chinese Progressive Association,” one in San Francisco and one in Boston. The Black Future Labs works with only the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco, which is a different entity than its namesake in Boston, according to the New York Times.
However, both organizations named the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) “are controlled by Liberation Road,” Loudon said. “Both of them are controlled by Maoist communists who have been a part of the same groups for 50 years now. They might be organizationally autonomous, but they are part of the same movement.”
The CPA in Boston has very close ties and officially works for the Chinese Consulate in New York, Loudon said, but the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco is also very closely tied to the Chinese consulate there. They are “both front groups for the same communist organization” even though they are governed by separate boards, he added.
In addition, Alicia Garza and two other BLM co-founders are “directly affiliated to Liberation Road,” Loudon said.
Loudon also explained that Black Lives Matter has links to the CCP through its allied organization Asians for Black Lives. Two leading founders of Asians for Black Lives, Alex Tom and Eric Mar, were former leaders of the Chinese Progressive Association, he said.
Tom openly talked about his contacts with the Chinese Embassy or a Chinese Consulate, and Mar was “a very close ally” of Russell Lowe, an identified CCP spy who used to work at the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for about 20 years, Loudon said.
Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
Its website openly declares it is pro-China, Loudon said, and it has been part of the Maoist movement for 40 years. It also has close contact with communist China and follows Chinese Communist Party propaganda; some of its cadres even live in China.
Riots in Minneapolis were sparked by FRSO, specifically by its member Jess Sundin, who also is a leader of the movement called Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, and the wife of FRSO political secretary, Loudon said.
Loudon produced a video that includes a podcast showing Sundin “admitting that she was the main organizer of the riots” and talking about the joy she felt when she saw a police precinct “being burnt to the ground.”
She also admitted that the violence, looting, and arson were “intrinsically part of the movement,” Loudon said. “It wasn’t a peaceful demonstration being hijacked.”
Riots and unrest in other cities, including Kenosha, Dallas, Houston, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles, were organized and coordinated by the same group, Loudon said.
Loudon wrote that FRSO political secretary Steff Yorek said on the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated, “We need to stay in the streets the entire four years opposing Trump and making the country ungovernable.”
Joshua Philipp contributed to this report.