Naomi Wolf

Author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf is the author of The New York Times bestseller "The End of America" (Chelsea Green) and, more recently, Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries. Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, The Beauty Myth, challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 8:19am
Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy
It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police.
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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:23pm
NYPD for Hire: How Uniformed New York Cops Moonlight for Banks
I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been replaced by a uniformed, armed, radio-carrying New York Police Department officer, Officer Battle. I confirmed from him that he was, in fact, an NYPD officer – and was working part-time for TD bank.
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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:39pm
The New Totalitarianism of Surveillance Technology
A software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park offered him the photo of himself and his girlfriend to buy – with his credit card information already linked to it. He noted that he had never entered his name or information into anything at the theme park, or indicated that he wanted a photo, or alerted the humans at the ride to who he and his girlfriend were – so, he said, based on his professional experience, the system had to be using facial recognition technology.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:20am
This Global Financial Fraud and Its Gatekeepers
Last fall, I argued that the violent reaction to Occupy and other protests around the world had to do with the 1%ers' fear of the rank and file exposing massive fraud if they ever managed get their hands on the books. At that time, I had no evidence of this motivation beyond the fact that financial system reform and increased transparency were at the top of many protesters' list of demands.
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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 3:26pm
How the US Uses Sexual Humiliation as a Political Tool to Control the Masses
In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, which lets anyone be arrested forever at any time, and HR 347, the "trespass bill", which gives you a 10-year sentence for protesting anywhere near someone with secret service protection.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 9:42am
The NDAA: A Clear and Present Danger to American Liberty
Yes, the worst things you may have heard about the National Defense Authorization Act , which has formally ended 254 years of democracy in the United States of America, and driven a stake through the heart of the bill of rights, are all really true.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 3:32pm
From Rocky Flats to Fukushima: This Nuclear Folly
In March 2011, novelist Kristen Iversen 's memoir, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, was waiting sedately among piles of other manuscripts at various publishing houses.
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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 3:26pm
The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy
US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week .
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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 11:13am
Renewing the News
NEW YORK - Last week, rumors from the world of print media were rife: a hundred reporters from The New York Times news desk to be bought out - or to lose their jobs if they refuse; steep cutbacks at British newspapers; staffs slashed at Condé Nast - eight respected editors axed at Glamour magazine. In the United States and elsewhere, there is a sense that the long-foreseen implosion of news publishing is accelerating, having reached a kind of critical mass.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 9:45am
What Happened to Mohamed al-Hanashi?
NEW YORK – Mohammed al-Hanashi was a 31-year-old Yemeni citizen who was held at Guantánamo Bay without charge for seven years. On June 3, while I was visiting Guantánamo with other journalists, the press office there issued a terse announcement that al-Hanashi had had been found dead in his cell – an “apparent suicide.”
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