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Code Pink’s “Sugar Mommy” – Jodie Evans

If you only read our mainstream media you would certainly think that Code Pink’s Jodie Evans is just another soccer mom caught up in the heady world of grassroots politics.

For whenever Ms. Evans is mentioned by our watchdog media we are never told a word about her background.

Like Alzheimer sufferers, our truth-seeking journalists treat Ms. Evans like a brand new person with a blank slate each time she appears in the news.

For instance in this recent article in the Washington Post:

Antiwar Democrats Are Less Critical As Clinton Takes A New Tack on Iraq

By Perry Bacon Jr.
Thursday, June 21, 2007; A03

…Activists from Code Pink, an antiwar group whose members often wear pink uniforms, waved signs that said “Lead Us Out of Iraq” and shouted the same message at Clinton as she spoke. “I love coming here,” she said with a laugh, adding: “I see the signs, ‘Get us out of Iraq.’ That is what we are trying to do.”

Jodie Evans, one of the founders of Code Pink, said Clinton should do more to stop Congress from funding the war and should apologize for voting to authorize it. The group booed loudest when Clinton criticized the Iraqi government because it was like “blaming the victim,” Evans said…

Indeed, it’s even unusual the reporter bothered to note her Code Pink involvement. But The Post has been promoting Code Pink heavily of late.

Still, to describe Ms. Evans merely as a co-founder of Code Pink hardly does her justice. For she is a longtime professional America-hater, who has used her ex-husband’s billions to promote her radical causes.

From Discover The Networks:

Cindy Sheehan, Jodie Evans, Hugo Chavez, Media Benjamin

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is a radical activist and Democratic fundraiser best known as the co-founder (along with Diane Wilson, a Wiccan calling herself Starhawk, and Global Exchange’s Medea Benjamin) of Code Pink for Peace. Evans also works closely with Leslie Cagan, the pro-Castro leader of United For Peace and Justice.

From 1973 to 1982, Evans worked in administrative capacities in the political campaigns of Jerry Brown, who during those years served as California’s Secretary of State and then Governor. She also held a cabinet post as Governor Brown’s Director of Administration.

Evans… founded the Grief Recovery Center after the death of her daughter. During this period, she held various positions with the Women’s Campaign Fund, the Women’s Political Committee, and the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee. She also worked as a fundraiser for out-of-state female candidates for federal offices, and for the pro-abortion organizations CARAL (the California subsidiary of NARAL Pro-Choice America) and Voters for Choice…

In 1990 Evans partnered with Tom Hayden and Cathryn Tiddens to open an environmental department store, Terra Verde, in Santa Monica, California.

In 1991 Evans ran Jerry Brown’s presidential campaign. She also produced the radio program We the People with Jerry Brown, a daily leftwing talk show. From 1994 to 1998, she produced the documentary film Stripped and Teased: Tales of Las Vegas Women

Over the years, Evans has supported such activist groups as Citizen Action, Neighbor to Neighbor, the Earth Island Institute, the Interfaith Task Force on Central America, the International Overseas Education Fund, and the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation.

Evans is currently a Board of Directors member for the Rainforest Action Network.

And from the original FrontPage Magazine article from which much of the above material was derived:

Jodie Evans: Activist in Pink

By John Perazzo
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 8, 2003

..Another Code Pink ally is Medea Benjamin’s group Global Exchange, which has strong ties to the communist Workers World Party. Imbued with a deep hatred for the United States and capitalism in general, Benjamin is a pro-Castro activists who lived in Cuba (and was married to a Cuban) was a principal organizer of the 1999 Seattle riots in which some 50,000 protesters wreaked havoc and tried to shut down the World Trade Organization meetings.

Throughout the 1990s, in fact, many of the Marxists currently working for Code Pink were busy organizing anti-free trade protests – some of them violent – and filing numerous high-profile lawsuits that forced American corporations to spend enormous sums of money to defend themselves…

Jodie Evans… sits on the board of directors of the Rain Forest Action Network (RAN), a coalition of anti-capitalist, anti-corporate environmentalist groups. RAN’s co-founder Michael Roselle also founded the Earth Liberation Front, which the FBI ranks alongside the Animal Liberation Front as the foremost domestic terrorism threats in the United States. According to the FBI, during the past seven years those two groups have been responsible for more than 600 criminal acts and $43 million in damages

In addition to her Code Pink duties, Jodie Evans also sits on the advisory board of the International Occupation Watch (IOW) center in Iraq, which Code Pink helped establish. The organizers of Occupation Watch — Medea Benjamin and Leslie Cagan — explicitly declared their purpose in setting up headquarters in Baghdad was [to] thin U.S. forces by getting soldiers to declare themselves conscientious objectors.

As a far leftist, Evans has found a comfortable political home in the Democratic Party. Indeed she was a key fundraiser for her longtime friend and political ally, former California governor Gray Davis. Evans’ ex-husband, Westside financier Max Palevsky, actually appointed Davis to his first political job as the fundraiser for Tom Bradley’s 1973 Los Angeles mayoral campaign…

In the weeks preceding the recent California governor’s recall election, Evans was instrumental in convincing several women to come forward and tell the L.A. Times their allegations against Arnold Schwarzenegger. Moreover, she helped organize picketing sessions in front of Schwarzenegger’s campaign headquarters…

Amazingly even the stalwart John Perazzo only mentions in passing a salient piece of the Jodie Evans puzzle.

Ms. Evans is a very rich and powerful woman, thanks largely to her divorce settlement from the billionaire capitalist Max Palevsky in "common property" California.

From Wikipedia:

Max Palevsky

Max Palevsky (born 1924 in Illinois) is an American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer. He served in the US Army as a meteorological officer during World War II. Palevsky first worked on a computer project at Bendix, and went on to work at Packard Bell. He convinced the company that they should enter the computer business and helped develop the PB-250 at Packard Bell, which was modestly successful. After raising around $1 million in venture capital, he left Packard Bell to found Scientific Data Systems of California in 1961. Within a year they introduced the model 910 computer, which made them profitable. Initially, they targeted scientific and medical computing markets. Palevsky sold SDS to Xerox in 1969 for $920 million...

That’s right. Mr. Palevsky scored close to a billion (with a "b") dollars in 1969. Since then he went on to finance some other corporate ventures such as Intel.

So, yes, the ex-Mrs. Palevsky can easily afford to be a radical socialist. And perhaps this even helps explain the rabid anti-Semitism of Code Pink and Ms. Evans’ other ventures. (Mr. Palevsky seems to be a pro-Israel Jew.)

In any case it is clear she can hire any number of minions to do her bidding. Including of course Cindy Sheehan, who Code Pink has been "sponsoring" now for nearly two years.

Which is a little ironic, given Cindy’s newest pronouncement in her latest screed:

I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support, and financial help that has come my way since my resignation from the peace movement. My medical bills will be paid off, and, because of Bree’s generosity, I have a financial cushion to help me on to the next phase: helping humans who have been hurt by US corporate imperialism. I want to also thank everyone who has helped me along the way so far and to encourage people to stay their courses if they think they are being productive and supported.

Perhaps Cindy will lead the way by returning the money she has received from those "corporate imperialists" like Intel.

She can start by not showing up for the 50th birthday bash that Jodie Evans is throwing for her.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, June 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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