Watch: Rebuild The Dream (with Van Jones)

by Ben Hoffman

Remember that George W. Bush and his father had close business ties to the family of Osama Bin Laden, which is probably why Bin Laden was allowed to escape when he was cornered in Tora Bora. Right-wingers don’t have a problem with that. But they’re outraged that an African-American who was a civil rights advocate would be considered for a high level post in the Obama administration!

Anthony K. “Van” Jones (born September 20, 1968) is an American environmental advocate, civil rights activist, and attorney. Jones is a co-founder of three non-profit organizations. In 1996, he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California non-governmental organization (NGO) working for alternatives to violence. In 2005, he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans.[2] In 2007, he founded Green For All, a national NGO dedicated to “building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.” His first book, The Green Collar Economy, was released on October 7, 2008, and reached number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2008, Time magazine named Jones one of its “Heroes of the Environment”. Fast Company called him one of the “12 Most Creative Minds of 2008”. Read more…

Van Jones is helping to head the new Rebuild the Dream organization.


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