Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author, and syndicated columnist. Her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, will be published in June, 2017. Her previous books include the international best-sellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the ClimateThe 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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Monday, September 11, 2017
Irma Won’t “Wake Up” Climate Change-Denying Republicans. Their Whole Ideology Is on the Line.
As one of the most powerful storms ever recorded bore down on the continental United States, with much of Florida under evacuation order, President Donald Trump was focused on a matter of grave urgency. He gathered his cabinet at Camp David and said there was no time to waste. With Hurricane Irma...
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now Is The Time to Talk About Climate Change.
Now is exactly the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices — from racial profiling to economic austerity — that turn disasters like Harvey into human catastrophes. Turn on the coverage of the Hurricane Harvey and the Houston flooding and you’ll hear lots of talk...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Economic Pressure Could Jolt Trump into Action on Climate Change
Let’s just give up. That’s one way of responding to the reports that President Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. After all, without the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases onboard, what point is there in any of us...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
“Fear City” Explores How Donald Trump Exploited the New York Debt Crisis To Boost His Own Fortune
When I published “The Shock Doctrine” a decade ago, a few people told me that it was missing a key chapter in the evolution of the tactic I was reporting on. That tactic involved using periods of crisis to impose a radical pro-corporate agenda. They said that in the United States that story doesn’t...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Get Ready for the First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism
We already know that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises and shocks: economic shocks, as market bubbles...
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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
It Was the Rise of the Davos Class That Sealed America’s Fate
They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will blame voter suppression and racism. They will blame Bernie or bust and misogyny. They will blame third parties and independent candidates. They will blame the corporate media for giving him the platform, social media for being a bullhorn, and...
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Saturday, November 05, 2016
The Carbon Tax on the Ballot in Washington State Is Not the Right Way to Deal With Global Warming
T he imperatives of the climate crisis and the logic of economic austerity are at war—and Washington State is on the front lines. So-called “revenue-neutral” carbon pricing—whereby the proceeds are used to fund tax cuts—has long been a cherished hobbyhorse of free-market economists and the odd...
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Canada’s Founding Myths Hold Us Back from Addressing Climate Change
It has been one year and one week since a coalition of dozens of organizations and artists launched The Leap Manifesto, a short vision statement about how to transition to a post-carbon economy while battling social and economic injustice. A lot has changed: a new federal government, a new...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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
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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