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, July 1, 2015 - 12:15pm
"People and Planet First": On the Moral Authority of Climate Justice and a New Economy
Naomi delivered the following remarks at a press conference introducing “ People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course ,” a high-level meeting being held at the Vatican this week to explore Laudato Si’ , Pope Francis’ recently-released encyclical letter on ecology. The gathering will...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 7:15am
Climate Change Is a Crisis We Can Only Solve Together
This speech was delivered on June 6, 2015, in Bar Harbor, Maine, as the College of the Atlantic commencement address. It appeared at The Nation on June 17 . First of all, a huge congratulations to all the graduates—and to the parents who raised you, and the teachers who guided you. It’s a true...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 2:45pm
Shell’s Arctic Drilling is the Real Threat to the World, Not Kayaktivists
Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic. The grand irony, of course, is that, having watched the Arctic melt as global temperatures rose, Shell was first in line to drill the newly melted waters for yet more oil which...
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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Canada’s New Climate Movement
This is an edited version of a speech that given by Naomi Klein on May 21st in downtown Toronto, at a press conference announcing the upcoming March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate on July 5. Video of Naomi’s full speech is also included below. I’ve had the incredible privilege of traveling...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:45am
The TPP Is a Grave Threat to Climate Action
MoveOn.org sent out the following message and accompanying petition its members on May 21. Make sure to sign the petition here . Dear MoveOn member, I’m writing because President Obama and the U.S. Congress need to hear from you before they rush toward approving a massive new trade agreement that...
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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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