Thursday, September 24, 2009

Defend SOUL

The stuff around Van Jones is a pretty telling example of what it can accomplish...Jones was forced to leave his position as a Green Jobs expert on Obama's Cabinet.
But even more telling is the stuff around profiling progressive organizations, making conspiracy theory-esque accusations of conspiracy to cast a shadow of doubt and fear over organizations and people who do solid work in working class, immigrant, and communities of color.
As a result, Bay Area organizations that have been named in these broadcasts / blogs in connection with Jones have been receiving hate calls and emails, including death threats and nasty messages with sexist/racist overtones. Unfortunately, the perspectives of Fox News and the like translate to a good chunk of Americans who take their messages as truth and act on it. Ah, Right Wing Populism.

(courtesy of Sergio)

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