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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

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Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, will be published this September by Simon & Schuster. 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.

Articles

News and Features

Hurricane Gustav should have been political rat poison for the GOP; instead, it became an argument for drilling.

As the planet is rocked by multiple shocks, here's a look at how disaster capitalists are reaping the benefits--leveraging the Iraq War, the push for arctic drilling and the global food crisis.

Before Obama can transform the economy, he has some housecleaning to do.

Nothing terrifies a repressive regime more than a natural disaster.

He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.

Bush turns out to be the undertaker of the free market's false promises to ordinary Americans.

Ten years after the massacre of indigenous people in Chiapas, Zapatistas are reading signs that the Mexican government is poised for another wave of repression.

If you're looking for a sure bet in the new growth market, sell solar and buy surveillance. Forget wind, buy weapons.

Recent events in the region show how societies can recover from extreme capitalism.

Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.

Blogs

At this breakthrough moment in the history of the climate movement—when we recognize that the struggles for economic justice, real...
 Contrary to countless reports, the debacle in Copenhagen was not everyone’s fault.
A candid interview with Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping.
Unless every country here agrees to the U.S. terms, the Secretary explained, “there will not be that kind of a [financial] commitment...
The Danes have invested a huge amount of money co-branding their capitol city with a summit that will supposedly save the world. That would...
Here in Copenhagen, Obama's Nobel--which was awarded in part because of his re-engagement with the climate change negotiations--carries a...
As details of a woefully weak climate deal emerges, Africa's love affair with Obama is cooling fast.