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Straight from 99 Problems: Van Jones’ Green Dream Deferred: Cornel West, Malia Lazu and More

Folks over at 99 Problems have asked key movement leaders one question: 

What would the Green Movement look like if Van Jones were still in the White House?

In 2008, Time Magazine named Van Jones one of its “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as a climate activist dedicated to the creation of an inclusive green economy. In March of 2009, Jones was appointed by President Barack Obama to be Special Adviser for Green Jobs, a new position to develop environmentally-conscious industry and employment around the country. Jones’ work in the Green movement was derailed in July of 2009 by controversy over his past political activities and allegations of ties to Marxist organizations and 9/11 “Truthers.”

Only two months after the scandal broke, Jones gracefully resigned from his post. No one has been appointed to replace him. We asked some of America’s leading thinkers and political activists one simple question: What would the Green Movement look like if Van Jones were still in the White House? Responses from Dr. Cornell West, Malia Lazu, Julian Mocine-McQueen, Ethan Case, and Chuch Creekmur were collected and your response should be collected to- log on, check out the article and leave your comment. Visit 99 Problems to read the responses now.