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-- you to do yourself a favor even if you disagree with me.
I want you to call your friends and I want you to have them watch this special it's a special that's going to be running at this time.
All the way through Friday it's a series called the new republic America's future.
Apparently the old one wasn't good enough so America is now being transformed our president promised us he would do that those were his words transforming.
Well I think we need to ask some questions and questions need to be answered before we let this government continue to steam roll over us.
One area I have a lot of questions on is ours and I wanna start with ones -- tonight because we're talking tonight is about the economy things that just don't make sense.
And who might my main point tonight.
Is until they start making sense you should not allow them to pass any other bill because you don't know what's in those bills.
Has anyone asked the question who has written these bills.
I'm gonna tell you all about the stimulus bill here in a second.
But let me go back to the SARS.
There are nearly three dozen of these -- they don't answer to anybody they are special advisers to the president.
They don't go through -- confirmation process they are advising.
Who are -- what do they believe.
What -- they advising the president to do.
Today we're gonna start highlighting one of ours ours he works serve as a board member for the Apollo alliance.
The alliance that actually got together and helped write the stimulus package here's our number one the first stop.
Is Van Jones.
I love -- you know you finally admitting yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- is Obama is green John -- banjo.
Couple days ago.
-- the I won't work.
-- it's basically community organizer inside the federal.
What started you Lawson.
And Jones showing up.
-- wearing combat boots and holding a black panther.
He said that period if -- -- in another country I'd probably would have joined some underground.
It was I went -- and I -- we lost.
Although he says he wanted to drop out -- -- because he decided to -- green didn't legitimacy.
Civil rights -- would later become a crucial part of his.
This is no longer just about this stuff.
What -- the first game and a major turning point came in 1993 when he was arrested during the Rodney King right.
-- all of these young radical people of color I mean really radical Communists and anarchist.
And it was lying.
This is what I need to be apart of and -- The verdicts which cleared the cops beating Rodney King came down in late April of that year Jones says by August I was a Communist.
He spent the next ten years as a full fledged radical among other things -- -- group called storm.
Standing together to organize -- revolutionary movement.
Which film study groups in the Marxist inland and teaching us according to the -- historical and let me cleaning revolution.
All of storms members develop a basic understanding.
And commitment to revolutionary Marxist policies -- -- emphasis on the historical experiences of Third World Communist.
-- history tells us killed 77.
Million of his own people.
For more than Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Storms early work involved -- mobilizing young people of color into militant direct action and combine -- with -- It organizing in our communities one of the big -- is trying to mobilize for.
Killer Mumia Abu Jamal besides studying and activism within the group each of the store members -- -- For example -- -- on the storm affiliated.
The carrier -- watch in 1995.
Which expanded to become the Ellen baker center for human rights.
And on some civil rights hero -- work closely with Communist four years including secret party members and Levinson.
Is the -- USA's top money.
His hard work begins -- Thomas Jones made a huge even.
Saying things that no one else would like really browns police commission is killing black people in 1999.
Jones was arrested again.
While protesting the World Trade Organization.
-- -- three years later -- since renounced his black nationalism.
The focus on environmentalist.
He -- Yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- He railed against the government what happened during hurricane Katrina and touted the new green jobs plan to focus on stopping people -- -- part time.
Adding a social justice component green jobs he says he wants to -- build a pipeline from the prison it.
The greens become.
Training rehabilitated -- A solar powered energy efficient future.
Global warming unless you -- 40% of greenhouse gases are not coming from closet coming from building things that anybody -- we help -- Coming from the cities you cannot be global warming unless you.
Not -- the Phillies let everything you know you can not green again okay.
Thousand dollars -- couldn't -- yeah.
And why isn't that such -- committed revolutionary.
Estimated so high heat into the Obama administration.
As one of -- -- buddies.
Asylum Ben Jones and appears in the east being experts in 2005 quote.
Considers himself a revolutionary.
In the book that's the -- hit on studies reader and Jones said close.
Oh somebody's gonna open up some.
They have names.
-- -- -- The outcome is already know.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Okay.
And tell us yeah still -- revolutionary.
Just more effective and parents.
We asked the White House today this question.
As the White House aware that Van Jones has this background and radical politics if so did -- give the White House any pause here's the response we got.
Jones is entirely focused on one policy goal.
Building clean energy incentives which creates when he first century jobs and improve energy efficient utilize.
Gosh that doesn't seem like an answer to that question.
Did it to you.
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