An Army of Van Jones Clones: Tax $ Creating Legions of Green Youth Activists

By:  William F. Jasper
An Army of Van Jones Clones: Tax $ Creating Legions of Green Youth Activists

Federal agencies and tax-exempt foundations are funding “Environmental Justice” and “National Service” programs to propagandize and train unemployed youth as Red/Green cadres.

Van Jones is alive and well, and being cloned in hundreds of federally funded programs around the nation. Jones, the Maoist who was forced to resign as President Obama’s “green jobs czar” when his radical communist activities and statements became an issue, has continued his Green/Red activism through his Rebuild The Dream (RTD) organization. RTD, which promotes Jones’ favorite propaganda themes of “environmental justice” and “climate justice,” is generously funded by the usual suspects: tax-exempt foundations, such as the Tides Foundation, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and George Soros’ Open Society Institute and his Foundation to Promote Open Society.

These are the pretty much the same tax-exempt radical funders that joined with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York government agencies to fund the recently concluded “2013 NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit: Frontline Resistance!” The two-day event (July 26-27) in Brooklyn, New York, lists among its sponsors: US Environmental Protection Agency, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, Con Edison, as well as other far-left groups.

The organizations actually putting on the program? According to the NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit: Frontline Resistance! web page, the summit organizers are UPROSE, El Puente, The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, The Point, YMPJ (Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice), Nos Quedamos/We Stay.

The images and rhetoric that greet visitors to the UPROSE website — the main hosting page for the summit — provide pretty good clues as to the hard-left ideological orientation of the participating organizers: three green clenched fists — an obvious environmental version of the classic communist clenched fist symbol; and “Frontline Resistance!” — an adoption of the vanguard rhetoric of the Marxist/feminist/environmentalist militants. The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) is part of an extensive and growing web of Environmental Justice Alliance groups stretching across the country, many of which are connected to the ultra-left, pro-Obama ACORN network. 

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