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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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:15am
The Best Has Yet To Come
On the surface, the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders looks like a deep rift, one that threatens to splinter the Democratic Party. But viewed in the sweep of history, it is evidence of something far more positive for the party’s base and beyond: not a rift but a shift—the first...
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30am
Don’t Shut Post Offices—Reinvent Them
Naomi Klein delivered the following remarks in Ottawa on February 29, at the Leap Day launch of Delivering Community Power , a proposal to turn postal offices into green community hubs to power Canada’s next economy. Leap Day is the official kickoff date for dozens of climate action and events...
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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:15pm
We Are Out of Time... We Need to Leap
The following remarks were adapted from a speech by Naomi Klein on Monday at "Now is Not the Time For Small Steps: Solutions to the Climate Crisis and the Role of Trade Unions" at Salle Olympe de Gouges in Paris, France. Here is what we know about what to expect from the official climate...
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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 2:15pm
What’s Really at Stake at the Paris Climate Conference Now Marches Are Banned
Whose security gets protected by any means necessary? Whose security is casually sacrificed, despite the means to do so much better? Those are the questions at the heart of the climate crisis, and the answers are the reason climate summits so often end in acrimony and tears. The French government’s...
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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:15am
Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace
Soon after the horrific terror attacks in Paris, last Friday, our phones filled with messages from friends and colleagues: “So are they going to cancel the Paris climate summit?” “The drums of war are beating. Count on climate change being drowned out.” The assumption is reasonable enough. While...
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Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:15pm
Trudeau Is Less Liberal Than You Think
Our inboxes runneth over with congratulations from American friends. “Pleasure to be able to look north without wincing,” “we’re all thrilled to have regained our sensible neighbors to the north,” “Goodbye Stephen ‘Keystone XL’ Harper.” And then there was this from England: “you now officially have...
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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Stephen Harper’s Politics Put Canada To Shame
Ask Canadians about the most pressing issues facing their country and, alongside concerns about the economy and healthcare, they will inevitably raise the need for action on climate change. And no wonder: British Columbia and the Prairies were in the grips of a serious drought this summer and, only...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another
This text is an abridged version of a declaration launched in Toronto on Tuesday and first published in the Globe and Mail. The writing of The Leap Manifesto was initiated in the spring of 2015 at a two-day meeting in Toronto attended by representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:15am
Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina
For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate begins in a very specific time and place. The time was exactly ten years ago. The place was New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The road in question was flooded and littered with bodies. Today I am posting, for...
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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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