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La crisis del clima: una oportunidad única para hacer del mundo un lugar más justo

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 8:50 AM

Este artículo es una adaptación del discurso que dio Naomi Klein el pasado lunes 7 de diciembre en el debate 'Now is Not the Time For Small Steps: Solutions to the Climate Crisis and the Role of Trade Unions' ["no es el momento de dar pasos pequeños: soluciones a la...

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La crisi ambientale è un'opportunità che capita ogni mille anni per rendere il mondo più equo

(3) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 10:20 AM

Molto probabilmente l'accordo che sarà presentato tra meno di una settimana sarà accompagnato da ampio clamore e autocelebrazione da parte dei politici e dalla stampa particolarmente schierata ma non sarà sufficiente a garantire la nostra sicurezza. Di fatti, sarà oltremodo pericoloso.

Gli obiettivi che le principali economie mondiali...

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The Climate Crisis Is a Once-in-a-Century Chance to Make Our World More Equitable

(114) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 8:37 AM

These remarks are adapted from a speech by Naomi Klein on Monday at "Now is Not the Time For Small Steps: Solutions to the Climate Crisis and the Role of Trade Unions" at Salle Olympe de Gouges.

PARIS -- Here is what we know about what to expect from the...

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

(26) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 9:54 AM

Naomi Klein is nominated for the Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate. The winner will be announced on March 11 at the Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa. For more information visit
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Idle No More: A Gift to Canadians

(74) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 10:42 AM

I woke up just past midnight with a bolt. My six-month-old son was crying. He has a cold -- the second of his short life -- and his blocked nose frightens him. I was about to get up when he started snoring again. I, on the other hand, was wide...

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Best of TEDTalks 2011, #13: Addicted to Risk

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 10:00 AM

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Our Lives Are Threatened by Rich and Powerful Entities -- Here's How We Can Fight Back

(405) Comments | Posted April 9, 2011 | 12:41 PM

Not for forty years has there been such a stretch of bad news for environmentalists in Washington.

Last month in the House, the newly empowered GOP majority voted down a resolution stating simply that global warming was real: they’ve apparently decided to go with their own versions...

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Joining 350.Org: The Next Phase

(19) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 1:23 PM

Today I joined the newly formed Board of Directors of, coinciding with a range of exciting new changes at the organization. I have been a supporter of since I first heard about the wacky plan to turn a wonky scientific target into a global people's movement,...

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Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis

(538) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 11:58 AM

My city feels like a crime scene, and the criminals are all melting into the night, fleeing the scene. No, I'm not talking about the kids in black who smashed windows and burned cop cars on Saturday.

I'm talking about the heads of state who, on Sunday night, smashed social...

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Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World

(105) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 4:22 PM

Everyone gathered for the town hall meeting had been repeatedly instructed to show civility to the gentlemen from BP and the federal government. These fine folks had made time in their busy schedules to come to a high school gymnasium on a Tuesday night in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, one of...

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Blinding the Witnesses

(1146) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 11:56 AM

There is something way too literal about Israel shooting out the eye of a witness to its crimes.

This photograph of Emily Henochowicz's bandaged face needs to be seen by the world.


Like many of us around the world, Henochowicz,...

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Open Letter to Berkeley Students on Their Historic Israeli Divestment Bill

(964) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 1:02 PM

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...

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Chile's Socialist Rebar

(231) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 12:00 PM

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...

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We Must Stand with Tim DeChristopher

(52) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 6:45 PM

The climate movement is at a turning point. Copenhagen failed to produce a meaningful binding agreement. The Senate's proposed climate legislation doesn't come close to solving the crisis and even that weak measure appears stalled. Climate change denialists, meanwhile, are in a celebratory mood, with far too many ill-informed citizens...

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Haiti: Small Victory for Shock Resistance

(17) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 5:27 PM

In response to the wave of criticism, the IMF has just issued a statement saying that they will try to turn the $100-million loan to Haiti into a grant. This is unprecedented in my experience and shows that public pressure in moments of disaster can...

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How Corporate Branding Is Taking Over America

(67) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 5:26 PM

Excerpted from No Logo (10th Anniversary Edition) by Naomi Klein, reprinted by The Guardian.

In May 2009, Absolut Vodka launched a limited edition line called "Absolut No ­Label." The company's global public relations manager, Kristina Hagbard, explained that "For the first time we dare to face the world...

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Remembering Lhasa's Gifts

(7) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 10:41 AM

The year began with a blast of sadness: news that Lhasa de Sela, one of Canada's finest musicians and a friend of ours, had died of breast cancer at 37.

Lhasa's songs -- performed in Spanish, French and English -- have an utterly unique sound, like lullabies for...

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For Obama, No Opportunity Too Big to Blow

(888) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 11:18 AM

Cross-posted with EnviroNation.

Contrary to countless reports, the debacle in Copenhagen was not everyone's fault. It did not happen because human beings are incapable of agreeing, or are inherently self-destructive. Nor was it all was China's fault, or the fault of the hapless UN.

There's plenty...

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Memo to Danes: Even You Cannot Control This Summit

(18) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 9:20 AM

Cross-posted with The Nation's EnvironNation blog.

On Saturday night, after a week of living off of conference center snack bars, a group of us were invited to a delicious home-cooked meal with a real live Danish family. After spending the evening gawking at their stylish furnishings, a...

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Revisiting No Logo, Ten Years Later

(8) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 12:09 PM

Almost ten years ago, on November 30, 1999, tens of thousands of protestors shut down a meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. The activists were not against trade or globalization, despite the many misleading claims in the mainstream media. They were against a system of deregulated capitalism that...

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