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Obama's Communist Czar- Van Jones -- Green Jobs Czar


By Gary Starr for the Neville Awards
Sept. 1, 2009

Related Article: Czar Watch

Neville Update Sept. 6, 2009 -- Van Jones is out

Claiming he was a victim of “vicious smear campaign” and accusing his opponents of “using lies and distortions to distract and divide,” Green Jobs Czar "resigned"

Unfortunately Jones is out for superficial and sleazy comments that recently came to light. He should have been booted for his radical past as detailed on this page.

So to Jones we at Neville say Goodby, Good riddance...don't let the door hit your racist Communist ass on the way out

We must now concentrate on outing the five other Leftist kook Czars that surround Obama: Mark Lloyd-FCC Diversity Czar, John Holdren-Science Czar, Carol Browner-Energy Czar, Cass Sunstein-Regulatory Czar and Ezekiel Emanuel-HealthCare Czar (profile coming soon).

But Van Jones really isn't going anywhere...he's just going across the street to the Soros-funded Center for American Progress.

John Podesta (bad person), the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund:

Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country.

He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision.

Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him.

Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van’s chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged in vicious name-calling, retains his perch at Fox News after calling the president a racist who has “a deep-seated hatred for white people.” Van has set a standard that Beck would never impose upon himself.

I look forward to working with Van to move our country towards a clean energy economy that empowers and lifts up all Americans.


Who is Van Jones? Officially he is Obama's Green Jobs Czar. He is responsible for creating "green jobs" to combat climate change.

Further investigation reveals a Communist revolutionary running an updated scam that raids the U.S. Treasury and uses the money to subsidize low-level dead-end jobs for blacks, repackaged as 'green jobs', make them union jobs and also distribute money to social justice agitators.

Van Jones helped found the Apollo Aliance (which wrote the $787B Stimulus package) and served on its board until recently-alongside Gerry Hudson of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) supporter Carl Pope and Joel Rogers-founder of the radical New Party-which Barack Obama joined in Chicago in 1995.

From the Apollo Alliance website (http://apolloalliance.org/state-local/boston/the-green-justice-solution/):

Most of the direct on-site jobs are construction jobs, although a number of new energy auditor jobs will also be created. Many require only modest training, making them accessible to residents without college degrees. Of the-full-year-retrofitting jobs that would be created, almost one-third would be entry-level, almost two-thirds would be skilled or semi-skilled and only one in fourteen would be supervisory. This mix of jobs creates opportunities for energy efficiency workers to move up a career ladder into union apprenticeships that offer long-term, high-wage careers in a skilled trade.

So who, really, is Van Jones? (see a short resume on Obama Czar Watch -- All the President's Czars

Van Jones is a convicted felon. He is also a self-proclaimed communist and a committed Marxist-Leninist-Maoist. In 1992 Jones was arrested during the Rodney King riots. While in jail he converted from a black nationalism to radical communism. He loathes capitalism because he claims it exploits nonwhite minorities worldwide. He also views police officers as the arch enemies of black people.

Neville Update Sept. 4, 2009 -- Van Jones also is a 911 Truther.

911 Truth Statement:

Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) - An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. The Statement supports an August 31st Zogby poll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and "consciously failed to act," with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.


Mr. Jones signed a statement for 911Truth.org in 2004 demanding an investigation into what the Bush Administration may have done that "deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

His name is listed with 99 other prominent signatories supporting such an investigation on the 911Truth.org website, including Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodi Evans, comedienne Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and others. Jones is identified as the executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on the statement, which he founded before going to the White House. Mr. Jones is number 47.




In 1993 he earned his law degree from Yale.

In 1994, Jones formed a socialist collective, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. The group held study groups on Marxist theory and dreamed of creating the unachievable multiracial socialist utopia (no doubt without white people). While at STORM Jones published Reclaiming Revolution. All of STORM's members developed a basic understanding of, and commitment to revolutionary Marxist policies with a particular emphasis on the historical experience of 3rd World communist movements.

Jones: "Revolutionaries need to be militant in street actions. As leaders in the fight for liberation, we should be role models of fearlessness before the state and the oppressor."

Jones recently published the entire text to the web in August of 2009. As light started to shine on Jone's radical background the site was taken down in a fit of Stalinist-style whitewashing.

In 1996 Jones co-founded of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, which includes Bay Area PoliceWatch, a group devoted to protecting the community from "police brutality".

In an interview at the Center Jones expounded on eco-racism:

The reason you can be hopeful at this point is that we're entering a fourth wave of environmentalism in the United States. First, obviously, you had the Native Americans who were great stewards here, and you didn't need environmentalism when they were in charge for thousands of years. But, there was an invasion and suddenly, you need environmentalism. The opening advent of environmentalism is conservationism, it's Teddy Roosevelt, you have that wave. Then you have a second wave, which was Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, it was conservation plus regulation of those toxics and things that would harm human species as well as non-human species. It wasn't just conserving what we have but also regulating this new industrialism. The problem with that second wave of environmentalism, for all its heroic accomplishments, it had a negative outcome. That negative outcome was that, at the end of the day there was no outcome because there was no racial analysis. White environmentalists and white polluters eventually wound up steering toxics into communities of color and increasing the toxic burden for people of color, which created a third wave of environmentalism, the environmental justice movement. This says, we don't think that we need to have an environmentalism that forces people of color to bear the burden, that there should be either no toxic burden or at least an equally shared toxic burden. That became a powerful cry in the mid-80s. Now we're entering a fourth wave of environmentalism. That fourth wave says, conservation - yes, plus regulating the bad - yes, plus investing in the good. There's a new environmentalism now that's solution-based, market-driven, that says, let's invest in solar, let's invest in hydrogen, let's invest in permaculture, let's invest in organic, let's invest in high-performance buildings, let's invest in the solution side of environmental consciousness.

Jones was arrested in the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization

One of Saul Alinsky's strategies was to take the enemy out of their comfort zone.

Van Jones in an interview with the Hip Hop rag 'That's the Joint': "We need to be about the whup-ass. Somebody's fucking up somewhere. They have names and job descriptions. You have to be creative about how you engage the enemy, because if you do it on his terms, the outcome is already known."

Jones began to repackage himself as a mainstream guy. He spruced up and began to bore from within. In a 2005 interview with the 'East Bay Express' he said:

"No concession was good enough; we never said 'Thank you.' 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."

Jones hopped on the climate change bandwagon, creating a "green" job project for low-income people in northern California. Jones eventually launched an organization (Green For All) dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

"This no longer about jobs for rich people or for the affluent…it's about jobs for poor people, wealth building opportunities for low income people…"

This sounds like an updated enterprise zones con where the folks running the con get rich while the folks in the neighborhood get some jobs pushing a broom…but the brooms will have green handles. Maybe they'll get a green tee-shirt too.

Jones published The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, in October 2008.

Jones has accused the nation of "environmental racism" and "eco-apartheid" for putting industrial incinerators and dumping grounds in poor neighborhoods.

"We want a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. We're not leaving anybody behind. We don't want an eco-elite economy. We're talking about people that don't have a home. How do they get to be part of this green economy? What good is a green economy if at the end of the day, it's just eco-apartheid anyway?"

Jones on his appointment as Green Jobs Czar: Actually, my job is not so dissimilar than my job was before.... What I do, can I make it simple, I'm basically a community organizer with the federal family.

Van Jones at The State of The Black Union on Feb, 27 2009

You cannot beat global warming unless you understand that 40% of greenhouse gases are not coming from cars they're coming from buildings and 75% of greenhouse gases are coming from the cities and you cannot green the cities unless you green the ghetto and you cannot green the ghetto in 2009 without giving Pookie a job. So….*two snaps and a cirlce* unintelligible mumbling…that's a new environmental movement….Give Pookie a job! Beat this recession and global warming at the same time. Beat pollution and poverty at the same time. And recognize the True Genius of Barack Obama ™ is that the First Black President is the First Green President. He's not just trying to save you - he's going to save the whole wide world!



Van Jones At the Powershift '09 Conference, March 10, 2009

"And our Native American sisters and brothers who were pushed and bullied and mistreated and shoved into all the land we didn't want, where it was all hot and windy, well, guess what. Renewable energy. Guess what, solar industry. Guess what, wind industry. They now own and control 80% of the renewable energy resources. No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth. Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity. Give them the respect that they deserve. No justice on stolen land. We owe them a debt.

What about our immigrant sisters and brothers? What about people who came here from all around the world that we are willing to have out in the fields with poison being sprayed on them, because we have the wrong agricultural system…we are willing to poison them and poison the earth. But we don't want to give them rights, we don't want to give them respect.

All we do is take out the dirty power system, the dirty power generation in a system and just replace it with some clean stuff, put a solar panel on top of this system. We don't deal with how we are consuming water, we don't deal with how we're treating our other sister and other brothers' species, we don't deal with toxins, we don't deal with the way we treat each other, if that's not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you'll have. This is all you'll have. You'll have solar powered bulldozers, solar powered buzz saws, and biofuel bombers and we'll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines and we'll still have a dead planet. This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system. We're going to change the whole thing.

And this won't -- we have to prepare for this to be a long process even though it probably won't be. We have to prepare ourselves. We can't just push the people. We can push for (inaudible), but the people -- it must be a dance, you know. We have to listen, listen, listen, listen. And then learn. And then co-lead, try to coauthor a different future with folks. And we have to assume that's going to take a long time, but sometimes what should have taken another 20 years, Barack Hussein Obama, can take a season.




White polluters poisoning immigrants, Native Americans and blacks in the cities. So it's not really about the environment. It never was about the environment. For Van Jones this is about settling scores. This is about payback. It's about social justice and wealth redistribution.

Van Jones is a classic race hustler and a fraud.

Three articles by Aaron Klein at World Net Daily (there is much duplicated text in these articles but no matter):

Czar's 'communist manifesto' scrubbed from Net
Founded group with 'commitment to fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism'
Posted: August 30, 2009
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108445
By Aaron Klein


STORM's manifesto, 'Reclaiming Revolution'

JERUSALEM - How is this for a quick clean up job?

Last week, WND reported the official communist-oriented manifesto of a radical group founded by Obama's environmental adviser, Van Jones, was published in full on the Internet.

Just hours later, the manifesto was removed and the entire website was taken down.

It is, however, still available in web archives.

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 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," had been published on the Internet.

A WND review of the 97-page treatise found that the manual 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 manifesto boasted, "We also saw our brand of Marxism as, in some ways, a reclamation."

One section of the manifesto described 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.

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

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.
Czar: 'Spread the wealth! Change the whole system'
Using White House position to push communist policies?
Posted: August 30, 2009
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108441
By Aaron Klein


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."
White House czar urged 'resistance' against U.S.
Main speaker at rally sponsored by organization associated with Revolutionary Communist Party
Posted: August 31, 2009
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108553
By Aaron Klein


JERUSALEM - President Obama's environmental adviser, Van Jones, was the main speaker at an anti-war rally that urged "resistance" against the U.S. government, WND has learned.

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.

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."
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