Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is Senior Correspondent at The Intercept and the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair of Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Her books include: No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We NeedThis 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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Friday, September 11, 2009
The Tel Aviv Party Party Stops Here
When I heard the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was holding a celebratory "spotlight" on Tel Aviv, I felt ashamed of Toronto, the city where I live. I thought immediately of Mona Al Shawa, a Palestinian women's rights activist I met on a recent trip to Gaza. "We had more hope during the attacks," she told me. "At least then we believed things would change."
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style
The following was adapted from a speech on May 2, 2009 at The Progressive ’s 100th anniversary conference and originally printed in The Progressive magazine, August 2009 issue:
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style
The following was adapted from a speech on May 2, 2009 at The Progressive ’s 100th anniversary conference and originally printed in The Progressive magazine, August 2009 issue:
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Ezra Nawi: An Activist in Need
Every so often someone comes along who is so brave and so inspiring that you just can't sit by and remain silent when you learn they need your help. We're writing to you today about one of these rare people. His name is Ezra Nawi . You've probably never heard of him, but because you may know our names, now you will know his name.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Cure for Layoffs: Fire the Boss!
In 2004, we made a documentary called The Take about Argentina's movement of worker-run businesses. In the wake of the country's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, thousands of workers walked into their shuttered factories and put them back into production as worker cooperatives. Abandoned by bosses and politicians, they regained unpaid wages and severance while re-claiming their jobs in the process.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Why We Should Banish Larry Summers from Public Life
I vote to banish Larry Summers. Not from the planet. That wouldn't be nice. Just from public life. The criticisms of President Obama's chief economic adviser are well known. He's too close to Wall Street. And he's a frightful bully, of both people and countries. Still, we're told we shouldn't care about such minor infractions. Why? Because Summers is brilliant, and the world needs his big brain.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Hopebroken and Hopesick: A Lexicon of Disappointment
All is not well in Obamafanland. It's not clear exactly what accounts for the change of mood. Maybe it was the rancid smell emanating from Treasury's latest bank bailout. Or the news that the president's chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, earned millions from the very Wall Street banks and hedge funds he is protecting from reregulation now. Or perhaps it began earlier, with Obama's silence during Israel's Gaza attack.
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Friday, February 06, 2009
Tide of Anger
Watching the crowds in Iceland banging pots and pans until their government fell reminded me of a chant popular in anti-capitalist circles in 2002: "You are Enron. We are Argentina."
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Friday, January 09, 2009
Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction
It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.
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Friday, November 14, 2008
In Praise of a Rocky Transition
The more details emerge, the clearer it becomes that Washington's handling of the Wall Street bailout is not merely incompetent. It is borderline criminal. In a moment of high panic in late September, the US Treasury unilaterally pushed through a radical change in how bank mergers are taxed—a change long sought by the industry. Despite the fact that this move will deprive the government of as much as $140 billion in tax revenue, lawmakers found out only after the fact.
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