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Van Jones and His STORMtroopers Denounced America the Night After 9/11

By Matthew Vadum on 8.29.09 @ 2:01AM

Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), the revolutionary group formed by self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist" Van Jones, held a vigil in Oakland, California, "mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world" on the night after Sept. 11, 2001.

The reason this is important is because Van Jones is now Obama's green jobs czar.  He does not appear to have distanced himself from his past communist activities and is now part of the Obama administration's push to turn Sept. 11 into a National Day of Service focused on the promotion of the radical environmentalist agenda.

The vigil was reported by World Net Daily which excerpted parts of a history of the now-disbanded group.

The 2004 document, called "Reclaiming Revolution: history, summation & lessons from the work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM)."

Note:  Just hours after I cached my copy, the manifesto was removed and the entire website was taken down from the Internet.

Jones also founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which joined in the vigil according to an Ella Baker Center press release from 2001.  The press release contained this passage that quoted Jones:

"Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy," said Van Jones, national executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.  "We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children."

"Reclaiming Revolution" also blamed the U.S. for 9/11.  A passage on page 45 (27 of the PDF file) reads:

That night, STORM and the other movement leaders expressed sadness and anger at the deaths of innocent working class people.  We were angry, first and foremost, with the U.S. government, whose worldwide aggression had engendered such hate across the globe that working class people were not safe at home.  We honored those who had lost their lives in the attack -- and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas.

Michelle Malkin discussed STORM and "Reclaiming Revolution" on the "Glenn Beck Program" on Aug. 25.
We Are Going To Change The Whole System!

Just days before his White House appointment, Van Jones, President Obama's environmental adviser, used a forum at a major youth convention to push for what can easily be interpreted as a communist or socialist agenda.

 

As WND previously reported, Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.  Jones' appointment was announced on March 10.

 

Two weeks before he started his White House job, however, Jones delivered the keynote address at Power Shift '09, which was billed as the largest youth summit on climate change in history. A reported 12,000 young people were at the D.C. Convention Center for the event. 

 

During his speech, available on YouTube, Jones threw around terms like "eco-apartheid" and "green for some," and preached about spreading the wealth while positing a call to "change the whole system."

 

In one section of his twenty-minute speech, Jones referenced "our Native American brothers and sisters" who, he claimed, were "pushed," "bullied," "mistreated" and "shoved into all the land that we didn't want."

 

"Guess what?" Jones continued. "Give them the wealth! Give them then wealth! No justice on stolen land ... we owe them a debt."

 

"We have to create a green economy, that's true, that's true. But we have to create a green economy that Dr. King would be proud of," he exclaimed.

 

Jones spoke about using what he termed an environmental revolution to push for other policies, including anti-war activism.

 

"If all you did was have a clean energy revolution, you wouldn't have done anything. ... You'll have bio-fueled bombers and we'll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines," he said to applause.

 

"This movement is deeper than solar power. ... Don't stop there! We are going to change the whole system!" he exclaimed.

 

The White House did not return multiple WND requests the past few weeks seeking comment on how Jones was screened for his position and whether the White House knew of his admitted radical past.

Jones On 9-11: Blame U.S. "Imperialism"

Last week, WND reported one day after the 9/11 attacks, Jones led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.

 

Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet.

 

A WND review of the 97-page treatise found a description of a vigil that Jones' group held Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif. The event drew hundreds and articulated an "anti-imperialist" line, according to STORM's own description.

 

The radical group's manual boasted the 9/11 vigil was held to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans and to mourn the civilians killed in the terrorist attacks "as well as the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world."

 

"We honored those who lost their lives in the attack and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas," STORM's manifesto recalls.

 

Also, WND obtained a press release of Jones' vigil, dated Sept. 11, 2001, and titled, "People Of Color Groups Gather to Stand In Solidarity With Arab Americans and to Mourn the East Coast Dead."

 

"Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy," stated Jones in the release hours after the 9/11 attacks.

 

"We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children," he said.

Last week, Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck drew attention to a section of STORM's manual that describes Jones' organization as having a "commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism."

 

"We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party," reads the manifesto. "And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral."

 

Cabral is the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.

 

WND previously reported Jones named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

 

STORM's newsletter boasted "we also saw our brand of Marxism as, in some ways, a reclamation."
 

STORM worked with known communist leaders. It led the charge in black protests against various issues, including a local attempt to pass Proposition 21, a ballot initiative that sought to increase the penalties for violent crimes and require more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults.

 

Speaking to the East Bay Express, Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.

"I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist.

 

"I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical: communists and anarchists.  And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary," he said.

 

Trevor Loudon, a researcher and opponent of communism who runs the New Zeal blog, identified several Bay Area communists who worked with STORM, including Elizabeth Martinez, who helped advise Jones' Ella Baker Human Rights Center, which Jones founded to advocate civil justice. Jones and Martinez also attended a "Challenging White Supremacy" workshop together.

 

Martinez was a longtime Maoist who went on to join the Communist Party USA breakaway organization Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, or CCDS, in the early 1990s, according to Loudon. Martinez still serves on the CCDS council and is also a board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society, where she sits alongside former Weathermen radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

 

STORM eventually fell apart amid bickering among its leaders.

 

Jones then moved on to environmentalism. He used his Ella Baker Center to advocate "inclusive" environmentalism and launch a Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, which led to the nation's first Green Jobs Corps in Oakland, Calif.

 

At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Jones announced the establishment of Green For All, which in 2008 held a national green conference in which most attendees were black. Jones also released a book, "The Green Collar Economy," which debuted at No.12 on the New York Times' bestseller list – the first environmental book written by an African American to make the list.

 

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview with the left-leaning East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

 

Jones was president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates building a so-called inclusive green economy.

 

Until recently, Jones was a longtime member of the board of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders that claims on its website to be "working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs."

Jones Says The United States Was An Apartheid Regime

The U.S. was an "apartheid regime" that civil rights workers helped turn into a "struggling, fledgling democracy," according to President Obama's controversial environmental adviser, Van Jones.

 

In a video screened by WND, Jones also called for a new "theology of resistance" and "theology of liberation" aimed at transforming American society. 

Jones was speaking at the July 2005 Conference on Spiritual Activism in Berkeley, Calif., organized by radical activist Michael Lerner, the founding editor of the far-left magazine Tikkun.

 

Stated Jones: "We forget sometimes that the people who poured out their blood on the ground in this country, to turn an apartheid regime into a struggling, fledgling democracy, the so-called civil rights workers, when they went to face the dogs, when they went to face the fire hoses, when they sat shivering in cold jail cells soaked in blood, when they faced lynch mobs, when they found their children shot down in the street, they didn't march at laundromats , they didn't march at high school gymnasiums.

 

They marched out of church houses ... that was a great moment for progressive leftists," he said.

 

At the conference, Jones, speaking on the theme of transforming American society, called for a "new myth, we need a new theology of resistance, we need a new theology of liberation rooted in another part of the book."

 

"Might I humbly suggest Noah and his wife.  Why Noah?  Because there is a crisis coming ... there has got to be an ark, its got to be able to accommodate diversity on a massive scale."

 

Jones racially toned comments come as Fox News has been playing a video of the activist claiming in a previous interview that "white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities."

 

Jones' conference remarks were not the first time he was involved with an event calling for "resistance" against the U.S.  Earlier this week Jones was the main speaker at an anti-war rally that urged participants to partake in a pledge of "resistance" against the U.S. government.

 

The rally was sponsored by an organization associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party, which calls for the overthrow of the U.S. government and its replacement with a communist dictatorship.

 

WND previously reported Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.

 

In 2002, Jones was a keynote speaker at a rally at People's Park in Berkeley, Calif., to mark the national launch of Not In Our Name, a Maoist, terrorist-supporting, anti-war group founded by Revolutionary Communist Party member C. Clark Kissinger. People's Park was created during the radical political activism of the late 1960s.

 

Jones spoke alongside Jeff Paterson, the first active-duty soldier to refuse orders to be part of the U.S. attack force during the Persian Gulf War.

 

Not In Our Name, which disbanded in March 2008, called on participants to take the "Pledge of Resistance," which begins with the following statement:

 

We believe that as people living in the United States it is our responsibility to resist the injustices done by our government, in our names.

The pledge continues:

 

Not in our name will you invade countries bomb civilians, kill more children letting history take its course over the graves of the nameless ...

We pledge resistance.

 

We pledge alliance with those who have come under attack for voicing opposition to the war or for their religion or ethnicity."

Not In Our Name hosted a number of radicals at its events.

 

At an Oct. 6, 2002, rally, according to a Discover the Networks profile, two of the specially invited guest speakers were former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, who was accused of involvement with the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the radical attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of illegally passing messages on behalf of her incarcerated client Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman – the terrorist mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

 

According to a report on the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, while Jones was hosting a rally in Berkeley, a sister rally for Not In Our Name was held at nearby Martin Luther King Park.

 

At that event, according to the site, 350 people marched through the streets behind a flatbed truck decorated with a huge "Not in Our Name" banner and a drawing of a "monstrous-looking" Uncle Sam stabbing the globe with a dagger.

 

Jones was also a leader of a radical group, United for Peace and Justice, or UFPJ, of which his Ella Baker Human Rights Center was an associate. Not In My Name was an affiliate of UFPJ.

 

The White House did not return multiple WND requests the past few weeks seeking comment on how Jones was screened for his position and whether the White House knew of his admitted radical past.

 

Jones on 9/11: Blame U.S. 'imperialism'

 

Last week, WND reported that one day after the 9/11 attacks, Jones led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.

 

Jones was the founder and leader and of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. The group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet.

 

A WND review of the 97-page treatise found a description of the 2001 vigil in Oakland. The event drew hundreds and articulated an "anti-imperialist" line, according to STORM's own description.

 

The radical group's manual boasted the 9/11 vigil was held to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans and to mourn the civilians killed in the terrorist attacks "as well as the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world."

 

"We honored those who lost their lives in the attack and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas," STORM's manifesto recalls.

 

Also, WND obtained a press release of Jones' vigil, dated Sept. 11, 2001, and titled, "People Of Color Groups Gather to Stand In Solidarity With Arab Americans and to Mourn the East Coast Dead."

 

"Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy," stated Jones in the release hours after the 9/11 attacks.

 

"We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children," he said.

 

Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck drew attention to a section of STORM's manual that describes Jones' organization as having a "commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism."

 

"We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party," reads the manifesto. "And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral."

 

Cabral is the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.  Jones named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

 

STORM's newsletter boasted "we also saw our brand of Marxism as, in some ways, a reclamation."

 

STORM worked with known communist leaders. It led the charge in black protests against various issues, including a local attempt to pass Proposition 21, a ballot initiative that sought to increase the penalties for violent crimes and require more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults.

 

Speaking to the East Bay Express, Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.

"I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist.

 

"I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary," he said.

 

Trevor Loudon, a researcher and opponent of communism who runs the New Zeal blog identified several Bay Area communists who worked with STORM, including Elizabeth Martinez, who helped advise Jones' Ella Baker Human Rights Center, which Jones founded to advocate civil justice. Jones and Martinez also attended a "Challenging White Supremacy" workshop together.

 

Martinez was a longtime Maoist who went on to join the Communist Party USA breakaway organization Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, or CCDS, in the early 1990s, according to Loudon. Martinez still serves on the CCDS council and is also a board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society, where she sits alongside former Weathermen radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

 

STORM eventually fell apart amid bickering among its leaders.

 

Jones then moved on to environmentalism. He used his Ella Baker Center to advocate "inclusive" environmentalism and launch a Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, which led to the nation's first Green Jobs Corps in Oakland, Calif.

 

At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Jones announced the establishment of Green For All, which in 2008 held a national green conference in which most attendees were black. Jones also released a book, "The Green Collar Economy," which debuted at No.12 on the New York Times' bestseller list – the first environmental book written by an African American to make the list.

 

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview with the left-leaning East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

 

Jones was president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates building a so-called inclusive green economy.

Until recently, Jones was a longtime member of the board of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders that claims on its website to be "working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs."

Communist Green Jobs Czar Van Jones
Matthew Vadum writing on NewsReal blog reports that on his TV show Friday, Glenn Beck re-aired a previous segment about the pressure group Apollo Alliance, which aspires to destroy the U.S. economy by having the federal government fund "green jobs" scams.

Obama’s "green jobs" czar Van Jones, an avowed "communist," was on the board of the Apollo Alliance, said Phil Kerpen, director of policy for Americans for Prosperity.

Even worse, the group, which has ties to ACORN, SEIU, and Center for American Progress president John Podesta, has significant pull in Congress and helped to write the stimulus bill.  The $60 billion in funding for "green jobs," a utopian fantasy not taken seriously by economists, was inserted at the request of the Apollo Alliance into the stimulus legislation President Obama signed in February.

Podesta sits on the Apollo board.  According to Kerpen, the Center for American Progress...

...sends out the daily marching orders, the talking points for the left side of the blogs and the online activists.  And those organizers out on the street, the ACORN and SEIU folks, they get their daily talking points from that Center for American Progress e-mail.


The Apollo Alliance "is designed to bring together the elements of organized labor with the community organizers with the green groups, the environmental groups, and to access all of the big foundation money that’s been supportive of those causes in the past," said Kerpen.

Apollo Alliance was co-founded by Campaign for America’s Future, the George Soros-funded organization that supports an ever-expanding welfare state.

Van Jones is also a co-founder of Color of Change, a left-wing racial-grievance group that is urging advertisers to boycott Beck’s TV program after Beck accused Obama of being "racist."

The extremist group isn’t happy with Beck for a number of reasons, chief among them the fact that he did several unflattering news packages on Jones.  The White House may even be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show.

Jones is also a cheerleader for the Obama administration’s planned "National Day of Service" on -- of all days -- 9/11.

It’s not likely many lawmakers in April thought that the community service measure they voted for meant that 9/11 was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.
Solidarity With U.S. Victims
One day after the 9/11 attacks, the organization founded by Obama's "green jobs czar" held a vigil in which it expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what it called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.

World Net Daily previously reported Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.

Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," has surfaced on the Internet.

Continue reading here . . .
A Vulgar Marxist Twice Over
Scott at Powerline blog reminds us that they have written about Obama's green jobs commissar Van Jones as a Communist in the White House.  Jim Hoft posts the video of Jones unburdening himself before a friendly audience without inhibition. Jones gives new meaning to the term vulgar Marxist.

Now courtesy of Breitbart.tv and Naked Emperor News we have Jones explaining the deep meaning of the Obama administration's devotion to "green jobs." The goal of green jobs is complete revolution step by step away from gray capitalism until the forces of oppression are overcome. The video concludes with a tribute to Jones from Obama alter ego Valerie Jarrett.

Thank you for the explanation, Comrade Jones.


Obama's Green Czar Speaks  (00:32)

UPDATE:  Jim Hoft also notes that Comrade Jones appears to be a 9/11 Truther.  He's the kind of guy Bill Clinton has previously said should be ashamed of himself ("how dare you?"), on that ground alone.
The Manchurian Candidate
David Horowitz says that those who were surprised by the White House appointment of Van Jones -- a self-styled "communist," and a proponent of the idea that the Katrina catastrophe was caused by "white supremacy," haven’t been paying attention to developments on the left since the fall of Communism, or to Obama’s extensive roots in its political culture.  Van Jones is the carefully groomed protégé of a network of radical organizations -- including Moveon.org -- and of Democratic sponsors like billionaire George Soros and John Podesta, former Clinton chief of staff and co-chair of the Obama transition team.

At the time of his appointment as Obama’s "Green Jobs" czar -- and despite a very recent 10-year history of "revolutionary" activity -- Jones was a member of two key organizations at the very heart of what might be called the executive branch of the Democratic Party.  The first is the Center for American Progress which was funded by Soros and is headed by Podesta.  The second is the Apollo Alliance, on whose board Jones sits with Podesta, Carol Browner and Al Gore.  This is a coalition of radicals, leftwing union leaders and corporate recruits, which had a major role in designing Obama’s green economy plans, including the "cash for clunkers" program.  The New York director of the Alliance, who will be writing its applications for tens of millions of dollars in "stimulus" funds, is Jeff Jones (no relation) who was a co-leader of the terrorist Weather Underground along with Obama’s close friend and political ally William Ayers.

According to his own account, Van Jones became a "communist" during a prison term he served after being arrested during the 1992 Los Angeles race riots.  For the next ten years Jones was an activist in the Maoist organization STORM -- "Stand Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement."  When STORM disintegrated Jones joined the Apollo Alliance and the Center for American Progress Democrats.  As he explained to the East Bay Express in a 2005 article, he still considered himself a "revolutionary, but just a more effective one."  "Before," he told the Express, "we would fight anybody, any time.  No concession was good enough;… Now, I put the issues and constituencies first.  I’ll work with anybody, I’ll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward.... I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."

Pursuing the deep satisfaction of radical ends is the clear sub-text of Jones’ 2007 book, The Green Collar Economy which comes with a Forward by Robert Kennedy Jr. and enthusiastic blurbs from Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore.  According to Jones, the Katrina tragedies were caused by global warming, white supremacy, free market economics and the "war for oil" in Iraq.  This "perfect storm" of social evils deprived poor blacks of the protection of adequate levees and private vehicles which would have allowed them to escape.  The fact that a fleet of public buses was available but the black mayor and the black power structure in New Orleans failed to deploy them go unmentioned in Jones’ indictment of white racism.  Instead, "The Katrina story illustrates clearly the two crises we face in the United States: radical socioeconomic inequality and rampant environmental destruction."  To deal with these crises "we will need both political and economic transformation -- immediately."

How did John Podesta and Al Gore and Barack Obama come to be political allies of a far left radical like Van Jones, a 9/11 conspiracy "truther" and a supporter of the Hamas view that the entire state of Israel is "occupied territory?"  To answer this question requires an understanding of developments within the political left that have taken place over the last two decades, and in particular the forging of a "popular front" between anti-American radicals and "mainstream liberals" in the Democratic Party.

Continue reading here . . .
The Commie Quits
Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

Nonsense -- the reason he quit is he was outed as the American-hating, scum-sucking commie he is.

The resignation comes as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.

Jones issued an apology on Thursday for his past statements.  When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones "continues to work in the administration."

The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones' name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.  That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officials had allowed the attacks to occur.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in his resignation statement.  "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

Jones said he has been "inundated with calls from across the political spectrum urging me to stay and fight."  But he said he cannot in good conscience ask his colleagues to spend time and energy defending or explaining his past.  Jones flatly said in an earlier statement that he did not agree with the petition's stand on the 9/11 attacks and that "it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever."

As for his other comments he made before joining Obama's team, Jones said, "If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize."

Despite his apologies, Republicans demanded Jones quit.

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."  Missouri Sen. Christopher Bonds said Congress should investigate Jones's fitness the job.

Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck repeatedly denounced Jones after a group the adviser co-founded, ColorofChange.org, led an advertising boycott against Beck's show to protest his claim that Obama is a racist.  James Rucker, the organization's executive director, has said Jones had nothing to do with ColorofChange.org now and didn't even know about the campaign before it started.

Jones, well-known in the environmental movement, was a civil-rights activist in California before shifting his attention to environmental and energy issues.  He is known for laying out a broad vision of a green economy.  Nancy Sutley chair of the council, said in a statement released early Sunday that she accepts Jones resignation and thanked him for his service.

"Over the last six months, he had been a strong voice for creating jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources," she said.  "We appreciate his hard work and wish him the best moving forward."

Well, that's a start.

Until the commie's resignation, there was not a single word reported in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News or CNN, about Jones outrageous politics, statements and positions.
Van Jones Is Back
Van Jones, Obama's controversial former "green jobs" czar, is now serving on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House, even as the Climategate scandal grows.

Jones resigned in September after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and signed a statement that accused the Bush administration of possible involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

Jones is one of 20 advisers to the University of Colorado–based Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, which draws up climate-policy recommendations for the White House and has been working with members of the Obama administration.

The PCAP last September released a lengthy proposal to guide the environmental policies during the first 100 days of the 44th U.S. president regardless of whether Obama or Sen. John McCain won the election.

William S. Becker, the PCAP's executive director, confirmed his group is "about to propose a new and more assertive strategy for Obama to raise the bar on the U.S. climate goal, with or without Congress."

Becker said his group's initial proposals have received a "very positive reception from the moment we delivered (the 100-day proposal) last November to John Podesta, co-chair of Obama's transition team."

"We continue to work with some colleagues inside the (Obama) administration, as well as continuing to push for bold action from the outside," he said.

Continue reading here . . .

Hell, the commie never went away -- they just rearranged the chairs -- Obama ain't gonna throw a brother under the bus, especially one he agrees with.
There's No Justice
Van Jones, Obama's former "green energy czar" forced to resign over endorsing views that President George W. Bush may have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen as well as controversy over his past as a radical communist, appears to have landed on his feet.  Many of his views may have been unacceptable to the vast majority of the American public, but he's more than welcome at an Ivy League university and one of D.C.'s most prominent liberal think tanks:

Van Jones, the environmental justice advocate who relinquished his post as a White House adviser five months ago after coming under fire from conservative activists, is reemerging on the public policy stage to push for green jobs.

In his first interview since stepping down as Obama's environmental adviser on Sept. 5, Jones said that a green jobs policy represents the best chance of both aiding poor Americans and bridging the political divide.

"When the food fight is over, there's one spot of clean common ground in American politics, and that is the need for us to be leading on energy, clean energy, and for us as a country to be more secure with all those jobs," Jones said Tuesday.

Jones, who has been consulting for companies and nonprofits on environmental issues, will start teaching at Princeton University in June and is rejoining the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, next month.  On Friday, he will receive the NAACP's President's Award, for achievement in public service, the organization announced Tuesday.

    
Also, is it standard practice for Washington Post reporters to uncritically use loaded terms such as "environmental justice advocate?"
Nutroots Gives Standing Ovation To Commie
     
9/11 Truther and self-described communist, Van Jones, gets standing ovation at Netroots Nation  (00:25)
    
The self-described communist, Van Jones, is still a star in Progressive circles.

Nutroots Nation gave a standing ovation to Obama's former Green Jobs Czar this weekend at their national convention.

What does that tell you?  When did commies become heroes in America?

During his speech, Jones said that he threw himself a long "pity party" after his exit from the administration, but compared his own struggle to the larger state of the nation.  He made the case for investing in new energy technologies, and dismissed concerns about the deficit.

"There’s plenty of money out there, the only question is how to spend it," Jones said.
Communist Van Jones On "Social Justice"


    
Obama's Favorite Commie
The radical far left group ColorofChange led by commie-Truther Van Jones is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" after Donald Trump’s continued attacks on America’s worst president ever, Barack Obama.

The radical group wants the celebrity stars to denounce Trump and call him a racist for daring to question Barack Obama’s hidden school records.
    

Reuters reports:  A [left-wong] African-American political advocacy group is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump in the aftermath of what many feel are racially tinged political comments made about Obama.

On Thursday, the organization ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based campaign to persuade black "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members Star Jones and Lil Jon to denounce Trump for what the group terms "race-baiting."

Trump has made headlines in recent weeks by repeatedly questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S.  Obama released [
what he claims is] his longform birth certificate April 27 with the hope of settling the matter, but the issue has been kept alive by a segment of the "Birther" movement.

"This is the first organized attempt to target these celebrities and demand that they, as prominent African-Americans, take a public stance against Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks against President Obama," ColorOfChange said in a statement.

    
I really should refer to Jones as Obama's "currently" favorite Commie -- he's been so close to so many of them.
In Defense Of

Blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story about Van Jones' communist background, thinks White House official Valerie Jarrett needs to be seriously scrutinized.  She appears to have had a family connection to Barack Obama's childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. 
   

For the record, Jones technically worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), established within the Executive Office of the President. It "coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives." Yet, he never went through a Senate confirmation hearing.

 

Meanwhile, representatives of various George Soros-funded organizations have come to the defense of the identified communist.
   

John Podesta, the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, hailed Jones as an "exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country."

 

Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org said Jones had "worked tirelessly to bring jobs and environmental progress to some of the poorest communities in our nation. His dedication and leadership are exactly what we need more of in Washington. And his resignation is a loss to this Administration."
   

Josh Silver of the Free Press called Jones "one of our most visionary and principled young leaders."

 

Podesta said that Jones had "chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the President's agenda. I respect that decision." Podesta was co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition project and employed Jones before he went to the White House CEQ.

 

But how could he have been a "distraction" when the major media had been ignoring the story? Jones was forced to resign, as the Marxist "progressives" at the Rag Blog website fully understand, because the investigation of Jones was getting too close for comfort for Obama and his inner circle. Sacking Jones was a way for the White House and the major media, just beginning to take an interest in the story, to move on.

 

It is apparent that Jones was thrown "under the bus" because too many of Obama's close associates, including Jarrett, are implicated in his hiring. Jarrett had said that "we" had recruited Jones. Who is "we?"

 

Obama himself obviously approved the decision to bring him aboard. After all, he is the President. Jones and Obama were photographed together. What is the nature of their relationship?

 

Rep. Mike Pence was the only member of the House Republican Leadership to call for Jones to go. But the resignation has not resulted in any coherent explanation of how he was hired in the first place.

 

Just before Jones jumped ship, Senator Kit Bond of Missouri sent a letter asking for congressional hearings into the appointment. Among other things, he noted, "Last year, Mr. Jones in a radio interview stated his goals as a 'complete revolution' to 'transform the whole society' away from capitalism. These recent comments remove the credibility of his assertions that his past radical statements and actions such as the creation of the group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) rooted in Marxism and Leninism merely reflect youthful sentiments in the distant past.

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In fact, there's no evidence that Jones outgrew his communism. He never replied to AIM's telephone calls or emails and we were forced to file a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to try to get answers.

 

His Marxist rhetoric about a "complete revolution" was made to "Uprising Radio" in April of 2008 and brought to light by Breitbart TV. Going beyond "systems of exploitation and oppression is a process," Jones said, that will take us beyond "eco-capitalism." He explained, "So the green economy will start off as a small sub-set and we're going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society."

In other words, environmentalism and "green jobs" are the cover for implementing Marxism. Obviously, Jones has not changed. Only his methods have changed. 
    

Bond sent his letter in his capacity as ranking member of the Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. But the chairman of this subcommittee, to whom Bond sent the letter, is socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a booster of Jones! So the chances of any hearings were always zero to begin with.

Josh Silver of the Soros-funded Free Press said that "progressives" have a responsibility to "defend the public servants and innocent people who are being attacked..."
    

Their idea of "innocent" is someone who openly associated himself with an international movement that has taken the lives of more than 100 million truly innocent people. International communism is still the biggest "death panel" the world has ever known.

The Return Of Van Jones
Joseph Williams says As an unabashed and high-profile liberal on Barack Obama’s White House staff, former "green energy" czar Van Jones was to Republicans what a red cape is to a snorting bull: an irresistible target.

So when he resigned in 2009 under withering fire from the right -- triggered by a video of him disparaging the GOP, followed by revelations of a tenuous connection to Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists -- few doubted Jones was finished in Washington.  He acknowledged as much a year later, writing in The New York Times that politics has become "a combination of speed chess and Mortal Kombat: one wrong move can mean political death."

What a difference two years can make.

While still a high-value target for conservatives, the charismatic Jones has rebounded from his messy departure to become a superstar of the resurgent left, founding -- with MoveOn.org -- the American Dream Movement, a grass-roots political force modeled after the tea party. His issue is no longer just green jobs, but to push back against the right's domination of economic policy and social issues that he dates to the 2010 election.

"I thought progressives were too quick to go from hopey to mopey" during the past two years, Jones told POLITICO in a recent interview. "They skipped the fight in the middle."

The tea party, he said, impressed him by "the way they were able to gather so many organizations and individuals under an open-source brand. There just wasn't a voice on the economy for progressives and moderates that was coherent and passionate like them. I thought that was really fascinating, so I studied them."

Jones helped organize a September summit, "Take Back the American Dream," drawing more than 200 progressive organizations, and worked with groups in Ohio to defeat a bill which would have tightly restricted unions' collective-bargaining power. And the themes of jobs and economic equality pushed by "Rebuild the Dream" -- as the umbrella organization is known -- dovetail with the economic message of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

To his supporters, Jones's combative stance personifies the uncompromising liberal they wish Obama would be. But Jones credits the vocal right and the relative inaction of liberals more than he blames Obama for the predicament in which the left finds itself.

"I'm not mad at the tea party for being so loud," he said. "I'm mad at the progressives for being so quiet the past couple of years and not having that fire and that intensity at the grass-roots level to give both parties something to respond to that's not just cut, cut, cut.

"You hear people talking about a disappointment [in Obama] and this kind of thing. I'm still of the view it was never, 'Yes, he can.' It's supposed to be, 'Yes, we can.' And the 'we' was not evident in a couple of those years."

But with issues ranging from Code Pink's end-the-war stance to Planned Parenthood's fight to protect Roe v. Wade and labor's battles for preservation of its rights, unifying the left is a tall order. And until recently, "Rebuild the Dream" seemed to be gaining little traction. Jones' summit drew a few thousand participants and scant media attention, and only a few hundred of them attended a "Jobs, Not Cuts" rally on Capitol Hill.

Allies, however, insist Jones's message is resonating with frustrated liberals and that the Occupy Wall Street movement presents him with an opportunity to elevate his message.

"We're tired of people rigging the game. That's the message of this movement," Jones said in an interview on MSNBC, commenting on OWS's "day of action" that it now "it's time to turn the anger into answers."

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