Two Crises, One Solution

Posted on September 10, 2005 - 7:23pm :: ISD-Societal Change | Movements
by Van Jones Summer 2005 | Yes! Magazine TF! Editorial Comment: The State of California "spends more money on prisons than on its four-year colleges." Despite being described as the world's "hyperpower", the U.S. is being unmasked as a country in crisis. From poverty to crime, education to environment, the symptoms point to fundamental problems with the social system and indeed the entire model of conventional development. In the article below, the writer--a human rights activist--links social inequality and environmental destruction in calling for a third wave of environmentalism that not only conserves and regulates but also invests in a positive future that is inclusive and uplifting—-what he calls a "reverence movement."