Articles by Naomi Klein

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(Português) Uma Mensagem do Futuro II: Os Anos de Reparação [Vídeo]
Naomi Klein | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2020

1 Out 2020 – Dá para imaginar um futuro melhor? Pararmos de falar sobre o que significa vencer a pandemia não é o mesmo que desistir?

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A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair
Naomi Klein | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

1 Oct 2020 – With political and ecological fires raging all around, is it irresponsible to imagine a future world radically better than our own? A world without prisons? Of beautiful, green public housing? Of buried border walls? Of healed ecosystems? A world where governments fear the people instead of the other way around? If we stop talking about what winning actually looks like, isn’t that the same as giving up?

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Naomi Klein: How Big Tech Plans to Profit from the Pandemic
Naomi Klein | The Intercept/The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

For a few moments during NY governor Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus briefing on Wed 6 May, the grimace was replaced by a smile. The inspiration: a video visit from the former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who announced that he will be heading up a panel to reimagine New York state’s post-Covid reality, with an emphasis on permanently integrating technology into every aspect of civic life.

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Coronavirus Capitalism and How to Beat It
Naomi Klein | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2020

16 Mar 2020 – Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality.”

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Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It
Naomi Klein - The Intercept, 23 Mar 2020

16 Mar 2020 – I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster. I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality. In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future.

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The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism
Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff -The Intercept, 1 Apr 2019

1 Mar 2019 – Join The Intercept’s Naomi Klein and Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff for an engaging discussion about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior.

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Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”
Naomi Klein – The Intercept, 6 Aug 2018

3 Aug 2018 – Nathaniel Rich, in his massive New York Times Magazine article [Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change], argues “human nature” kept “us” from fixing climate change in the 1980s. He’s dead wrong.

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A New Shock Doctrine: In a World of Crisis, Morality Can Still Win
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 9 Oct 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and Podemos in Spain have shown that a bold and decent strategy can be a successful one. That truth should embolden the left.

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Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue – Now Is the Time to Talk about Climate Change
Naomi Klein – The Intercept, 4 Sep 2017

Aug 28 2017 – 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. What you will hear very little about is why these kind of unprecedented, record-breaking weather events are happening with such regularity that “record-breaking” has become a meteorological cliché. In other words, you won’t hear much, if any, talk about climate change.

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Naomi Klein: How Power Profits from Disaster
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 10 Jul 2017

Take a group of people who directly profit from ongoing war and then put those same people at the heart of government. Who’s going to make the case for peace? After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all – then those billions get cut from government budgets.

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The Worst of Donald Trump’s Toxic Agenda Is Lying in Wait – A Major U.S. Crisis Will Unleash It
Naomi Klein – The Intercept, 12 Jun 2017

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” So said Thomas Paine many years ago, neatly summarizing the dream of escaping the past that is at the heart of both the colonial project and the American Dream. The truth, however, is that we do not have this godlike power of reinvention, nor did we ever. We must live with the messes and mistakes we have made, as well as within the limits of what our planet can sustain. But we do have it in our power to change ourselves, to attempt to right past wrongs, and to repair our relationships with one another and with the planet we share. It’s this work that is the bedrock of shock resistance.

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(Français) Le cabinet de copains de Trump a peut-être l’air très fort, mais ces gens ont peur
Naomi Klein | Solidaire – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2017

L’activiste canadienne Naomi Klein voit dans le nouveau gouvernement des États-Unis un coup d’État très clair des grandes entreprises. Dans un article qu’elle a écrit pour The Nation et que nous publions ci-dessous traduit en français, elle explique comment ce coup d’État a été inspiré par la peur. En effet, dans le monde entier, l’influence des mouvements sociaux qui menacent les intérêts de l’establishment ne cessent de croître. Klein estime donc que ces mouvements ont désormais une tâche difficile mais nécessaire. Et que « nous pouvons toujours les vaincre ».

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Climate Change Is Intergenerational Theft. That’s Why My Son Is Part of This Story
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 14 Nov 2016

We still have both the time and power to force our politicians to change course. It’s too late for most of the world’s coral reefs but it’s not too late for all of them. And it’s not too late to keep temperatures below levels that would save millions of lives and livelihoods. For that kind of rapid change to happen, however, we are all going to have to stop being so impeccably calm and reasonable. We’re going to have to find that part of ourselves that feels this threat in our hearts, as well as our heads.

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Let Them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World
Naomi Klein | London Review of Books – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2016

All you morons vomiting your xenophobia … about how money should only be spent ‘on our own’ need to look at yourselves closely in the mirror. I request you ask yourselves a very important question … Am I a decent and honourable human being? Because home isn’t just the UK, home is everywhere on this planet. I think that makes for a very fine last word.

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We Are Going Backwards; COP21 Is the Opposite of Progress
Frank Barat interviews Naomi Klein – New Internationalist Magazine, 14 Dec 2015

10 Dec 2015 – Naomi Klein speaks with Frank Barat about the limits of the Paris climate talks and how climate change is an accelerator that makes pre-existing problems worse.

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Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace
Jason Box and Naomi Klein – The New Yorker, 30 Nov 2015

The last time atmospheric CO2 was this high, global sea levels were at least six metres higher. We find ourselves confronted with ice-sheet disintegration that, in some susceptible areas, already appears unstoppable. In the currently overloaded CO2 climate, it’s just a matter of time until hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from coastal regions, their agricultural lands and groundwater destroyed by saltwater intrusion from sea rise.

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What Is Really at Stake at the Paris Climate Conference Now That Marches Are Banned
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 23 Nov 2015

By banning protest at COP21, Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence. Once again, the message is: our security is non-negotiable, yours is up for grabs.

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Change Everything or Face a Global Katrina
Naomi Klein, The Leap – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2015

Today I am posting, for the first time, the entire section on Hurricane Katrina from my last book, ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.’ The same military equipment and contractors used against New Orleans’ Black residents have since been used to militarize police across the United States, contributing to the epidemic of murders of unarmed Black men and women. That is one way in which the Disaster Capitalism Complex perpetuates itself and protects its lucrative market.

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“People and Planet First”: Watch Naomi’s Press Statement at the Vatican
Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2015

We are the solutions . Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Then, stop making the difficult the enemy of the possible. And join us in making the possible real.

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Oligarchy and Climate Change: A Catastrophic Coincidence
Naomi Klein - The Guardian, 16 Mar 2015

It is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when an elite minority was enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s.

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Why Geoengineering is “Untested and Untestable”
Naomi Klein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Feb 2015

Right now there are all kinds of geoengineering experiments going on in labs and with computer modeling but “outdoor tests” are still frowned upon. Geoengineering in one part of the world will impact the climate on the other side of the planet. Those questions can only be answered through planetary scale deployment.

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The Ethics of Climate Hope
Naomi Klein - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Dec 2014

According to Elizabeth Kolbert’s review of my book, ‘This Changes Everything,’ humans are too selfish to respond effectively to the climate crisis. “When you tell people what it would actually take to radically reduce carbon emissions, they don’t want to give up air travel or air conditioning or HDTV or trips to the mall or the family car.”

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(Castellano) Los contaminadores deben pagar
Naomi Klein, CETRI – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Nov 2014

Las empresas de combustibles fósiles, que desde hace tiempo son tóxicas para nuestro entorno natural ¿están volviéndose tóxicas también para el entorno de las relaciones públicas?

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Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal
Naomi Klein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Nov 2014

The fact that both governments felt the need to make this pledge speaks to the growing power of social movements in China and the US demanding pollutions controls.

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Climate Change: How to Make the Big Polluters Really Pay
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 20 Oct 2014

By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries.

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Naomi Klein: The Hypocrisy behind the Big Business Climate Change Battle
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 15 Sep 2014

I denied climate change for longer than I care to admit. I told myself the science was too complicated and the environmentalists were dealing with it. And I continued to behave as if there was nothing wrong with the “elite” frequent-flyer card in my wallet. A great many of us engage in this kind of denial.

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Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips over Ukraine
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 28 Apr 2014

From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call the shock doctrine.

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The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External
Naomi Klein – The Nation, 28 Apr 2014

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

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How Science Is Telling Us All to Revolt
Naomi Klein – New Statesman, 4 Nov 2013

Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions. The fact that the business-as-usual pursuit of profits and growth is destabilising life on earth is no longer something we need to read about in scientific journals. The early signs are unfolding before our eyes.

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Capitalism vs. the Climate
Naomi Klein – The Nation, 21 Nov 2011

Responding to climate change requires that we break every rule in the free-market playbook and that we do so with great urgency. We will need to rebuild the public sphere, reverse privatizations, relocalize large parts of economies, scale back overconsumption, bring back long-term planning, heavily regulate and tax corporations, maybe even nationalize some of them, cut military spending and recognize our debts to the global South.

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The Fight against Climate Change Is Down To Us – The 99%
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 17 Oct 2011

If there is one thing I know, it’s that the 1% loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatising education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over.

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Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now
Naomi Klein – The Nation, 10 Oct 2011

I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night [6 Oct 2011]. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I say will have to be repeated by hundreds of people so others can hear (a k a “the human microphone”), what I actually say at Liberty Plaza will have to be very short. With that in mind, here is the longer, uncut version of the speech.

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Daylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery
Naomi Klein – The Nation, 22 Aug 2011

In early July, the Wall Street Journal, citing a new poll, reported that 94 percent of millionaires were afraid of “violence in the streets.” This, it turns out, was a reasonable fear. Of course London’s riots weren’t a political protest. But the people committing nighttime robbery sure as hell know that their elites have been committing daytime robbery. Saqueos are contagious. The Tories are right when they say the rioting is not about the cuts. But it has a great deal to do with what those cuts represent: being cut off.

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Our Lives Are under Threat from Some of the Most Powerful and Richest Entities — Here’s How We Can Fight Back and Win
Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben - AlterNet, 11 Apr 2011

To us, the lesson is pretty clear. Since we’re never going to have as much money as the fossil fuel industry, we need to rebuild the kind of mass movement that marked 1970: bodies, passion, and creativity are the currencies we can compete in. It’s not impossible.

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Addicted to Risk (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Naomi Klein – TED Talks, 7 Mar 2011

Days before this talk [18 Jan 2011], journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP’s risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more … and too often, we’re left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein’s question: What’s the backup plan?

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We Take Risks, Others Pay the Price
Naomi Klein - CNN, 28 Feb 2011

When I met George Awudi, a leader of Friends of the Earth Ghana, he was wearing a bright red T-shirt that said “Do Not Incinerate Africa.” We were both attending the World Social Forum, a sprawling gathering of tens of thousands of activists held earlier this month [Feb 7-11, 2011] in Dakar, Senegal.

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Democracy Born in Chains
Naomi Klein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2011

The inspiring overthrow of Hosni Mubarak is only the first stage of the Egyptian struggle for full liberation. As earlier pro-democracy movements have learned the hard way, much can be lost in the key months and years of transition from one regime to another. In The Shock Doctrine, I investigated how, in the case of post-apartheid South Africa, key demands for economic justice were sacrificed in the name of a smooth transition. Here is that chapter.

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Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 28 Jun 2010

“Obama cannot order pelicans not to die (no matter whose ass he kicks). And no amount of money – not BP’s $20 billion, not $100 billion – can replace a culture that’s lost its roots.”

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(Castellano) Un Nuevo Movimiento Sobre el Cambio Climático
Naomi Klein - TeleSur, 3 May 2010

El gobierno boliviano arrancó las discusiones proponiendo cuatro grandes ideas: que se debería otorgar derechos a la naturaleza, que protejan de la aniquilación a los ecosistemas (una declaración universal de los derechos de la madre tierra), (un tribunal de justicia climática), y que debería haber un mecanismo para que la gente en el mundo exprese sus puntos de vista sobre estos temas (un referéndum mundial de los pueblos sobre cambio climático).

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Bolivia’s Fight for Survival Can Help Save Democracy Too
Naomi Klein – The Guardian, 26 Apr 2010

The people’s summit to tackle climate change is a radical, transformative response to the failure of the Copenhagen club.

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OPEN LETTER TO BERKELEY STUDENTS ON THEIR HISTORIC ISRAELI DIVESTMENT BILL
Naomi Klein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2010

On March 18, continuing a long tradition of pioneering human rights campaigns, the Senate of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley (ASUC) passed “A Bill In Support of UC DIVESTMENT FROM WAR CRIMES.” The historic bill resolves to divest ASUC’s assets from two American companies, General Electric and United Technologies, that are […]

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PROTECTING ISRAEL’S LAWLESSNESS WITH SPYING AND SMEAR CAMPAIGN
Naomi Klein, 19 Mar 2010

A while ago, the Reut Institute, arguably Israel’s most influential think tank, published a very controversial report about "hubs of delegitimization." It attempted to equate tactics of non-violent resistance—like the growing movement to use Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to force Israel to comply with international law—with a military campaign to destroy the state of […]

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CHILE’S SOCIALIST REBAR
Naomi Klein, 5 Mar 2010

Ever since deregulation caused a worldwide economic meltdown in September ’08 and everyone became a Keynesian again, it hasn’t been easy to be a fanatical fan of the late economist Milton Friedman. So widely discredited is his brand of free-market fundamentalism that his followers have become increasingly desperate to claim ideological victories, however far fetched. […]

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HAITI: A CREDITOR, NOT A DEBTOR
Naomi Klein, 16 Feb 2010

This article appears in the March 1, 2010 edition of The Nation.If we are to believe the G-7 finance ministers, Haiti is on its way to getting something it has deserved for a very long time: full "forgiveness" of its foreign debt. In Port-au-Prince, Haitian economist Camille Chalmers has been watching these developments with cautious […]

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(SPANISH) LA CRÍSIS EN HAITÍ OFRECE OPORTUNIDADES DE INTERVENCIÓN A EE.UU.
Naomi Klein - TeleSur, 21 Jan 2010

La siguiente es la intervención de Naomi Kein el pasado jueves, 14 de enero, en el programa de Amy Goodman (Democracy now!) sobre los sucesos Haití y quienes ya están sacando lucro de la tragedia.NAOMI KLEIN: Como escribo en ”The Shock Doctrine” (”La doctrina del choque”), se aprovechan las crisis como pretexto para imponer las […]

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NAOMI KLEIN ON DISASTER CAPITALISM IN HAITI
Amy Goodman & Naomi Klein – Democracy NOW!, 14 Jan 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest […]

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COPENHAGEN: SEATTLE GROWS UP
Naomi Klein – The Nation, 16 Nov 2009

The other day I received a pre-publication copy of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle, by David Solnit and Rebecca Solnit. It’s set to come out ten years after a historic coalition of activists shut down the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle, the spark that ignited a global anticorporate movement. […]

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(SPANISH) LA MALA INFLUENCIA DE OBAMA
Naomi Klein - TeleSur, 10 Nov 2009

Estados Unidos ha tenido una similar influencia corruptora como nuevo integrante del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas. Su primera gran prueba fue el valiente informe del juez Richard Goldstone sobre la masacre en Gaza perpetrada por Israel, que concluía que el ejército israelí y Hamas habían cometido crímenes de guerra. En vez de […]

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(PORTUGUESE) FORA COM TODOS!
Naomi Klein, 16 Feb 2009

Observando a multidão na Islândia a bater frigideiras e panelas até o governo caír fez-me recordar um refrão popular em círculos anticapitalistas, em 2002: “Vocês são a Enron, nós somos a Argentina!” A mensagem era bastante simples. Vocês – políticos e presidentes-executivos em alguma cúpula comercial – são como os fraudulentos e temerários executivos da […]

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ALL OF THEM MUST GO
Naomi Klein, 11 Feb 2009

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.” Its message was simple enough. You–politicians and CEOs huddled at some trade summit–are like the reckless scamming execs at Enron (of course, we didn’t know […]

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ISRAEL: BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION – LOOKOUT
Naomi Klein, 10 Jan 2009

This article appears in the January 26, 2009 edition of The Nation. 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. In July 2005 a huge coalition of […]

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Now Is the Time to Resist Wall Street’s Shock Doctrine
Naomi Klein, 30 Sep 2008

I wrote The Shock Doctrine in the hopes that it would make us all better prepared for the next big shock. Well, that shock has certainly arrived, along with gloves-off attempts to use it to push through radical pro-corporate policies (which of course will further enrich the very players who created the market crisis in […]

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