Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author, and syndicated columnist. Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (Simon & Schuster, 2014), has just been published. Her previous books include the international best-sellers,  The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.   To read all her writing visit www.naomiklein.org. Follow her on Twitter: @NaomiAKlein.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:30pm
Reading I.F. Stone on Earth Day: Why We Still Won’t Get Anywhere Unless We Connect the Dots
One week ago, I was honoured to receive an “Izzy Award” for “outstanding achievement in independent media and journalism.” The annual award, which this year also went to David Sirota for his groundbreaking investigations into political corruption in the U.S. pension system, is named after the great...
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
The Combined Misfortune of Climate Change and Neoliberalism
CD editor's note: What follows is a portion of the second excerpt published in the Guardian this week of Naomi Klein's best-selling book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate . Read the first selected excerpt here . The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears...
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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:45pm
'Fighting for the Places We Love': A Vision for the Climate Battles to Come
CD editor's note: The following conversation between Naomi Klein and May Boeve took place as an online webinar hosted by 350.org last week in advance of the upcoming Global Divestment Day (s), taking place on February 13 and 14, during which individuals and institutions from around the world will...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:30am
Message to the UK: The Fracking Bridge is Already Burning
On a week-long trip to the UK last fall, I was struck by how quickly the push to open up the country to fracking has been escalating. Thankfully, activists are mounting a vigorous and creative response , and are more than up to the task of galvanizing the public to put a stop to this mad dash to...
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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
No One Saw Anything: Bearing Witness to the Ongoing Catastrophe of MMIW
Naomi Klein delivered this speech on December 18 at The Opera House in Toronto, at a special production of the Basement Revue to honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Listen to an audio recording of Naomi's reading here , with live musical accompaniment from Cris Derksen . On July 20, 2013...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:45pm
Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate
As the annual United Nations climate summit wrapped up in Lima, Peru, and on its penultimate day over the weekend, something historic happened. No, not the empty promises from powerful governments to finally get serious about climate action—starting in 2020 or 2030 or any time other than right now...
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:45am
The Ethics of Climate Hope
Note (Updated, see below): This letter will be published in the next issue of the New York Review of Books , along with a response by Kolbert. The letter I submitted is followed here by a short additional note and update, addressing Kolbert’s reply. To the Editors: According to Elizabeth Kolbert’s...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters
It doesn’t matter. Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the project’s liberal supporters. Sure, the oil that Keystone would carry from the Alberta tar sands is three to four times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal
Good Timing Timing isn’t everything but it sure helps. After the mid-term elections, the mood in climate circles was getting pretty grim. We faced the prospect of a Republican-dominated House and Senate overturning emission controls, ramming through Keystone XL and elevating a climate denier (James...
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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:15pm
Yep, the Strawmen Do Keep Coming
Recently, people have been telling me that capitalists are investing lots of money in renewable energy, or that some companies have decided to reduce their environmental impact out of self-interest. Thanks for the info, guys. But again, I thought it might be useful to point these people to my book...
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