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 Follow her on Twitter: @NaomiAKlein.

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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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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The People’s Climate March: Meet the Next Movement of Movements
The most important climate gathering next week will not be happening at the UN, but in the streets: thousands upon thousands of us will be sounding the climate alarm, literally, at the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 . While the decision was made not to have speeches during the...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:45pm
Whether We Engage or Do Nothing... This Changes Everything
The following is an excerpt taken from the introduction of Naomi Klein's newly published book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate , and appears at Common Dreams with permission from the book's publisher Simon & Shuster. All rights reserved. “Most projections of climate change...
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"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas." (Image, via The Nation) Views
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:00am
The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External
One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough...
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Fracking Fields in Odessa, Texas. (File / plus overlay) Views
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine
The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives ( H.R. 6 ), one in the...
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Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) Views
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:30am
How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed...
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Author and journalist Naomi Klein speaking at the founding UNIFOR convention in Toronto on Sunday, September 1, 2013. (Photo: UNIFOR website) Views
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:45am
Overcoming 'Overburden': The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda
The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR , a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union, and provided to Common Dreams by the author for publication. I’m so very happy and h onoured to be...
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Flowers bloom across the street from an oil refinery smoke stack in Port Arthur, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Views
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:30pm
Time for Big Green to Go Fossil Free
The movement demanding that public interest institutions divest their holdings from fossil fuels is on a serious roll. At last count, there were active divestment campaigns on 305 campuses and in more than 100 US cities and states. The demand has spread to Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Britain.
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Leanne Simpson collecting wild rice. Views
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 6:30am
Dancing the World into Being
In December 2012, the Indigenous protests known as Idle No More exploded onto the Canadian political scene, with huge round dances taking place in shopping malls, busy intersections, and public spaces across North America, as well as solidarity actions as far away as New Zealand and Gaza. Though...
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