A story published by Fox News online records that:
The new movement is almost certain to be showcased at a U.N.-sponsored global summit on “sustainable development” to take place in Rio de Janeiro in May 2012, when similar issues of “global environmental governance” are a major focus of attention.
This effort is one aspect of the new role of Jones as a member of the board of the Pachamama Alliance, an organization committed to “creating a global movement to make human rights for Mother Nature an international reality — complete with enforceable laws — by 2014.”
Jones is accustomed to attaching his name to questionable causes. According to the Fox News story:
He resigned from the administration in September 2009 after making public apologies for some of his past actions, including the signing of a 2004 petition that questioned whether the Bush administration had deliberately allowed the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to happen, and his previous affiliation with a self-described communist organization, the Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).
Jones’s new affiliation with the Pachamama Alliance is consistent with his earlier work. On its website, the group proclaims that it “is working to build a movement of millions of educated and inspired individuals, with thousands of successful cases of enforceable Rights of Nature legislation having been enacted at local and national levels, by the end of 2014.”
Furthering the goals of the radical green agenda has been the primary avocation of Jones since leaving his post at the Obama White House. He is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a group with close ties to controversial financier George Soros.
The efforts of Jones are not going unnoticed. In fact, many of the Central and South American nations stand behind the effort to make the planet a "person" in the eyes of international law. Specifically, the delegates to the United Nations from Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Brazil are actively promoting the scheme.
Time is of the essence for Jones and his fellows. As reported:
This year, the global celebrations also start an unofficial countdown to the U.N.-sponsored global summit in Rio de Janeiro next year.
The summit, known in U.N. shorthand as Rio + 20, is intended as a 20th anniversary successor to the famous Earth Summit of 1992, which gave enormous stimulus and legitimacy to the global environmental movement.
“Rio + 20 is a good opportunity to have that step forward,” observed Pablo Salon, Bolivia’s ambassador to the U.N. “It would be like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Ambassador Salon told Fox News that Bolivia is cooperating with an affiliate of the greater Pachamama Alliance, known as the Pachamama Foundation, to promote its “nature rights campaign.”
This foundation is not new to the fight for Earth’s recognition as an equal to a person. According to reports, “it was instrumental in helping to install the same ‘fundamental rights for nature’ it espouses into the constitution of Ecuador in 2008.”
The foundation declares that its aim is to “promote an alternative and innovative model of development, based in good living and with an emphasis on recognition and respect for human rights and the rights of Nature.” One aspect of that goal is the push for “an alternate monetary system for use among native peoples in the Amazonian region.”
Recently, the Pachamama Alliance proudly proclaimed that “the Ecuadorian foundation has forged a strong relationship with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty arm, as an official monitor of UNDP investment in the Amazon region.”
The Pachamama Alliance is adept at the manipulation of social media outlets to broadcast the tenets of its green gospel. YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are the technological tracts being disseminated by the foundation.
Through such efforts, Pachamama is positioning itself as a player in the Rio environmental summit to be held next year. As a member of the board, Van Jones is giving the group the false appearance of some sort of official American endorsement of the radical green agenda.
Illustration: Gaia, the primal Greek goddess personifying the Earth.