Stories by Van Jones

Van Jones is the co-Founder and president of Rebuild the Dream. Van is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and American Progress Action Fund. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Green Collar Economy. subscribe to Van Jones's feed

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

"We are entering the tough terrain of an unforgiving new century. But there is a path forward," says Jones in this excerpt from Greg Pahl's book, "Power from the People."

Posted on: Sep 30, 2011, Source: RebuildTheDream.com

The crisis of American democracy did not start with the financial collapse. For at least 30 years, the system has been rigged by the wealthy to acquire more wealth and privilege.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hear Van Jones speaking live from the launch of the Rebuild the Dream campaign.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tonight is Jones' opening gambit in a large-scale, ambitious effort to create what many hope will be the progressives answer to the Tea Party.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Voter guides are cheap and easy and they help win elections. The right-wing uses them better than we do. TheBallot.org project aims to play catch up.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2010, Source: Climate Progress

Proposition 23 would destroy half a million jobs in California by 2020 while costing the state $80 billion in gross domestic product.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2010, Source: Climate Progress

It shouldn't take an oil apocalypse to get our attention. We are facing a continuing threat in the gulf from multiple points of potential peril.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

The 'green' money in the stimulus package is a down payment on a clean, green economy that will serve both the people and the planet.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Appointing Solis, Obama has made clear his commitment to creating green jobs to lift the nation out of its current economic crisis.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: The Nation

To do that we need a broad effort of wise, compassionate forces in society and the enlightened self-interest of the green business community.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If he wants to save our economy and create jobs, he's got to start right away with this three-point plan.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Don't give platinum parachutes to those who wrecked the economy; let's throw a green lifeline to the people who want to rebuild it.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In an electrifying speech, Van Jones explains that we have to invent and invest our way out of the economic and environmental crises.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2007, Source: Colorlines.com

The driving force behind the country's new green economy is almost entirely white. But people of color have much more directly at stake in the greening of America.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: Color of Change

After a judge dismissed the sentence of Genarlow Wilson -- an honor roll student and homecoming king serving 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old when he was 17 -- Georgia's attorney general appealed, leaving Wilson stuck in jail.

Posted on: May 21, 2007, Source: Grist.org

To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2007, Source: YES! Magazine

The city of Oakland is creating jobs as unlikely allies push a green and local agenda to revitalize a depressed urban economy.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Enthusiasm and activism to promote clean energy, green choices and smarter policy is not just limited to wealthy white elites.

Posted on: May 4, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Just as non-blacks supported our freedom movement in the last century, I am determined to give my passionate support to this righteous cause.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Will the reconstruction effort for the city be politics as usual, or can we rebuild it as a model city and beacon for possibility?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The tragedy of Katrina offers progressives the rare opportunity to step in with vision, courage and leadership.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2005, Source: Huffington Post

When the face of suffering is black, somehow our high standards for effective action and compassion begin to sag. The truth is, George W. Bush left these people behind a long time ago.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The last time U.S. progressives won, people of faith were at the center of the movement -- not stuck in its closet.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is liberalism dead? What will it take for us to bring about a rebirth of inspiration, hope and optimism for a new American future?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Those who dwell in the nation's progressive oases must learn to communicate and connect with a much broader swath of Americans. Our panel of progressive thinkers tackles the problem.

Posted on: May 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A visionary new project highlights the powerful environmental solutions that are blossoming from the urban grassroots.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An excerpt from the <i><a href="http://www.alternet.org/sms/">Start Making Sense</a></i> section Understanding the Election.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

We have much to grieve &#8211; and celebrate. We birthed a multi-racial, inter-generational and nationwide pro-democracy movement. It may yet transform the country.

Posted on: May 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

From California to Texas, abuse of prisoners in the U.S. is common practice.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A renowned police abuse activist -- who helped launch the website that drafted Arianna Huffington into the California governor's race -- speaks out about why he thinks her candidacy is vital to progressive politics in California.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The California governor has slashed just about every state-funded program. But one institution seems to be immune from the epidemic belt-tightening: prisons.