Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at The Nation Institute and author of the international and New York Times bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in September 2007, The Shock Doctrine is slated to be translated into seventeen languages to date. The six-minute companion film, created by Alfonso Cuaron, director of Children of Men, was an Official Selection of the 2007 Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and a viral phenomenon as well, downloaded over one million times. Klein's previous book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into more than twenty-eight languages, with over a million copies in print. A collection of her work, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, was published in 2002. Klein's regular column for The Nation and The Guardian is distributed internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004 her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. The same year, she released a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories, The Take, co-produced with director Avi Lewis. The film was an official selection of the Venice Biennale and won the best documentary jury prize at the American Film Institute’s Film Festival in Los Angeles. Klein is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia.
It is we in the West who owe it reparations.
The G-8 powers are willing to do just about anything to get a deal in Copenhagen. But the urgency doesn't come from a desire to stop climate change.
In Copenhagen, activists won't just say no--they will aggressively advance solutions that reduce emissions and narrow inequity.
Just because the United States is trying to be a global team player again doesn't mean the game gets better rules.
If Obama can go to Copenhagen to support Chicago's Olympic bid, he can go back for the UN climate change summit.
The Shock Doctrine author interviews Michael Moore on the roots of the economic crisis and the promise and peril of this political moment.
The glittering "spotlight" at a Toronto film festival is a reflection of Israel's desire to avoid scrutiny for its actions in Gaza.
Workers in the United States and Europe are beginning to ask the same question as their Latin American counterparts: why do we have to get fired?
All is not well in Obamafanland, as disenchanted supporters entertain the possibility that he is not, in fact, going to save the world.
As cities around the world are rocked with protests, it's clear governments that respond to economic crisis with the discredited free-market agenda will not survive.