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Articles by Van Jones

Read Van Jones' ideas and strategies on bringing the environmental and social justice movements together.

Trabajos Ecológicos para las Ciudades Norteamericanas Trabajos Ecológicos para las Ciudades Norteamericanas
by Van Jones, Ben Wyskida
Oakland crea empleo con una transformación verde.
Green-Collar Jobs for Urban America Green-Collar Jobs for Urban America
by Van Jones, Ben Wyskida
Oakland discovers that green-collar jobs can revitalize its economy and sets out on the path to becoming a 'global green city.'
A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA? A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA?
by Van Jones
Protesters climb trees in South Central Los Angeles in an attempt to block the construction of a warehouse at the site of an urban farm that serves hundreds of area residents.
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jones
Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible
by Van Jones
In post-Katrina New Orleans, will casinos, big business, and tourism displace people and the culture of the Big Easy? How will the city protect itself from future storms and rising seas? New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van Jones
The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For     The Left Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jones
Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
A Phoenix from the Ashes A Phoenix from the Ashes
by Van Jones
Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.
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