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Naomi Klein

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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

The ecological movement will get nowhere unless it recognizes the overlapping crises facing our society.

An opinion piece in Nature calling for geoengineering tests fails to mention the most significant problem with these experiments.

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

When it comes to social control, nothing works quite like torture.

Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

Some of big green's most powerful players still invest in energy companies.

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

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.