Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. On a three-year appointment from September 2018, she is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.
Naomi Klein at Berkeley, California, 2014.
|Born||May 8, 1970|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Author, activist, professor|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto (no degree)|
|Subject||Alter-globalization, anti-war, anti-capitalism, environmentalism|
|Notable works||This Changes Everything, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine|
Klein first became known internationally for her book No Logo (1999); The Take (2004), a documentary film about Argentina's occupied factories, written by her, and directed by her husband Avi Lewis; and significantly for The Shock Doctrine (2007), a critical analysis of the history of neoliberal economics that was adapted into a six-minute companion film by Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón, as well as a feature-length documentary by Michael Winterbottom.
Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014) was a New York Times Bestseller List non-fiction bestseller and the winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction in its year. In 2016, Klein was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her activism on climate justice. Klein frequently appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers, including the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking compiled by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Prospect magazine's world thinkers 2014 poll, and Maclean's 2014 Power List. She is a member of the board of directors of the climate activist group 350.org.
Naomi Klein was born in Montreal, Quebec, and brought up in a Jewish family with a history of peace activism. Her parents were self-described "hippies" who moved to Montreal from the U.S. in 1967 as war resisters to the Vietnam War. Her mother, documentary film-maker Bonnie Sherr Klein, is best known for her anti-pornography film Not a Love Story. Her father, Michael Klein, is a physician and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her brother, Seth Klein, is director of the British Columbian office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Before World War II, her paternal grandparents were communists, but they began to turn against the Soviet Union after the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in 1939. In 1942, her grandfather, an animator at Disney, was fired after the 1941 strike, and had to switch to working in a shipyard instead. By 1956 they had abandoned communism. Klein's father grew up surrounded by ideas of social justice and racial equality, but found it "difficult and frightening to be the child of Communists", a so-called red diaper baby.
Klein's husband, Avi Lewis, was born into a well-connected political and journalistic family; he works as a TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. The couple's only child, son Toma, was born on June 13, 2012.
Klein spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls, obsessed with designer labels. As a child and teenager, she found it "very oppressive to have a very public feminist mother" and she rejected politics, instead embracing "full-on consumerism".
She has attributed her change in worldview to two catalysts. One was when she was 17 and preparing for the University of Toronto, her mother had a stroke and became severely disabled. Naomi, her father, and her brother took care of Bonnie through the period in hospital and at home, making educational sacrifices to do so. That year off prevented her "from being such a brat". The next year, after beginning her studies at the University of Toronto, the second catalyst occurred: the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre of female engineering students, which proved to be a wake-up call to feminism.
Klein's writing career began with contributions to The Varsity, a student newspaper, where she served as editor-in-chief. After her third year at the University of Toronto, she dropped out of university to take a job at The Globe and Mail, followed by an editorship at This Magazine. In 1995, she returned to the University of Toronto with the intention of finishing her degree but left academia for a journalism internship before acquiring the final credits required to complete her degree.
In 1999, Klein published the book No Logo, which for many became a manifesto of the anti-globalization movement. In it, she attacks brand-oriented consumer culture and the operations of large corporations. She also accuses several such corporations of unethically exploiting workers in the world's poorest countries in pursuit of greater profits. In this book, Klein criticized Nike so severely that Nike published a point-by-point response. No Logo became an international bestseller, selling over one million copies in over 28 languages.
Fences and Windows
Klein's Fences and Windows (2002) is a collection of her articles and speeches written on behalf of the anti-globalization movement (all proceeds from the book go to benefit activist organizations through The Fences and Windows Fund).
The Take (2004), a documentary film collaboration by Klein and Lewis, concerns factory workers in Argentina who took over a closed plant and resumed production, operating as a collective. The first African screening was in the Kennedy Road shack settlement in the South African city of Durban, where the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement began.
The Shock Doctrine
Klein's third book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, was published on September 4, 2007. The book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics have risen to prominence in countries such as Chile, under Pinochet, Poland, Russia, under Yeltsin. The book also argues that policy initiatives (for instance, the privatization of Iraq's economy under the Coalition Provisional Authority) were rushed through while the citizens of these countries were in shock from disasters, upheavals, or invasion. The book became an international and New York Times bestseller and was translated into 28 languages.
Central to the book's thesis is the contention that those who wish to implement unpopular free market policies now routinely do so by taking advantage of certain features of the aftermath of major disasters, be they economic, political, military or natural. The suggestion is that when a society experiences a major 'shock' there is a widespread desire for a rapid and decisive response to correct the situation; this desire for bold and immediate action provides an opportunity for unscrupulous actors to implement policies which go far beyond a legitimate response to disaster. The book suggests that when the rush to act means the specifics of a response will go unscrutinized, that is the moment when unpopular and unrelated policies will intentionally be rushed into effect. The book appears to claim that these shocks are in some cases intentionally encouraged or even manufactured.
Klein identifies the "shock doctrine", elaborating on Joseph Schumpeter, as the latest in capitalism's phases of "creative destruction".
The Shock Doctrine was adapted into a short film of the same name, released onto YouTube. The original is no longer available on the site, however, a duplicate was published in 2008. The film was directed by Jonás Cuarón, produced and co-written by his father Alfonso Cuarón. The original video was viewed over one million times.
The publication of The Shock Doctrine increased Klein's prominence, with The New Yorker judging her "the most visible and influential figure on the American left—what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago." On February 24, 2009, the book was awarded the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing from the University of Warwick in England. The prize carried a cash award of £50,000.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Klein's fourth book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate was published in September 2014. The book puts forth the argument that the hegemony of neoliberal market fundamentalism is blocking any serious reforms to halt climate change and protect the environment. Questioned about Klein's claim that capitalism and controlling climate change were incompatible, Benoit Blarel, manager of the Environment and Natural Resources global practice at the World Bank, said that the write-off of fossil fuels necessary to control climate change "will have a huge impact all over" and that the World Bank was "starting work on this". The book won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Klein's fifth book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need was published in June 2017. It has also been published Internationally with the alternative subtitle Defeating the New Shock Politics.
The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
Released in June 2018 as paperback and e-book, The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists covers what San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz refers to as the post-Hurricane Maria unmasked colonialism leading to inequality and "creating a fierce humanitarian crisis."
On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
In April 2019, Simon and Schuster announced they would be publishing Klein's seventh book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal and it was published on September 17, 2019. On Fire is a collection of essays focusing on climate change and the urgent actions needed to preserve the planet. Klein relates her meeting with Greta Thunberg in the opening essay in which she discusses the entrance of young people into those speaking out for climate awareness and change. She supports the Green New Deal throughout the book and in the final essay she discusses the 2020 U.S. election saying "The stakes of the election are almost unbearably high. It’s why I wrote the book and decided to put it out now and why I’ll be doing whatever I can to help push people toward supporting a candidate with the most ambitious Green New Deal platform—so that they win the primaries and then the general."
Iraq War criticism
Klein has written on various current issues, such as the Iraq War. In a September 2004 article for Harper's Magazine, she argues that, contrary to popular belief, the Bush administration did have a clear plan for post-invasion Iraq, which was to build a completely unconstrained free market economy. She describes plans to allow foreigners to extract wealth from Iraq, and the methods used to achieve those goals. The film War, Inc. (2008) was partially inspired by her article, "Baghdad Year Zero".
Klein's August 2004 "Bring Najaf to New York", published in The Nation, argued that Muqtada Al Sadr's Mahdi Army "represents the overwhelmingly mainstream sentiment in Iraq." She went on to say "Yes, if elected Sadr would try to turn Iraq into a theocracy like Iran, but for now his demands are for direct elections and an end to foreign occupation". Marc Cooper, a former Nation columnist, attacked the assertion that Al Sadr represented mainstream Iraqi sentiment and that American forces had brought the fight to the holy city of Najaf. Cooper wrote that "Klein should know better. All enemies of the U.S. occupation she opposes are not her friends. Or ours. Or those of the Iraqi people. I don’t think that Mullah Al Sadr, in any case, is much desirous of support issuing from secular Jewish feminist-socialists."
Klein signed a 2004 petition entitled, “We would vote for Hugo Chávez.” In 2007 she described Venezuela under the Chávez government as a country where "citizens had renewed their faith in the power of democracy to improve their lives," and described Venezuela as a place sheltered by Chávez's policies from the economic shocks produced by capitalism. Rather, according to Klein, Chávez protected his country from financial crisis by building “a zone of relative economic calm and predictability.” According to reviewer Todd Gitlin, who described the overall argument of Klein's 2007 book The Shock Doctrine as "more right than wrong," Klein is "a romantic," who expected that the Chávez government would produce a bright future in which worker-controlled co-operatives would run the economy. The Shock Doctrine was consistent with her prior thinking about globalization, and in that book she describes Chávez' policies as an example of public control of some sectors of the economy as protecting poor people from harm caused by globalization. After the collapse of the Venezuelan economy and alleged erosion of its democratic institutions under Chávez' successor Nicolás Maduro, Klein and other people who had supported Chávez were criticized by writers such as James Kirchick and Mark Milke.
Criticism of Israel
In March 2008, Klein was the keynote speaker at the first national conference of the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians. In January 2009, during the Gaza War, Klein supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, arguing that "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 summer 2009, on the occasion of the publication of the Hebrew translation of her book The Shock Doctrine, Klein visited Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, combining the promotion of her book and the BDS campaign. In an interview to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz she emphasized that it is important to her "not to boycott Israelis but rather to boycott the normalization of Israel and the conflict." In a speech in Ramallah on June 27, she apologized to the Palestinians for not joining the BDS campaign earlier. Her remarks, particularly that "[Some Jews] even think we get one get-away-with-genocide-free card" were characterized by Noam Schimmel, an op-ed columnist in The Jerusalem Post, as "violent" and "unethical", and as the "most perverse of aspersions on Jews, an age-old stereotype of Jews as intrinsically evil and malicious."
Klein was also a spokesperson for the protest against the spotlight on Tel Aviv at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, a spotlight that Klein said was a very selective and misleading portrait of Israel.
Since 2009, Klein's attention has turned to environmentalism, with particular focus on climate change, the subject of her book This Changes Everything (2014). According to her website, the book and its accompanying film (released in 2015) will be about "how the climate crisis can spur economic and political transformation." She sits on the board of directors of campaign group 350.org and took part in their "Do the Math" tour in 2013, encouraging a divestment movement.
She has encouraged the Occupy movement to join forces with the environmental movement, saying the financial crisis and the climate crisis have the same root—unrestrained corporate greed. She gave a speech at Occupy Wall Street where she described the world as "upside down", where we act as if "there is no end to what is actually finite—fossil fuels and the atmospheric space to absorb their emissions," and as if there are "limits to what is actually bountiful—the financial resources to build the kind of society we need."
She has been a particularly vocal critic of the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, describing it in a TED talk as a form of "terrestrial skinning." On September 2, 2011, she attended the demonstration against the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House and was arrested. Klein celebrated Obama's decision to postpone a decision on the Keystone pipeline until 2013 pending an environmental review as a victory for the environmental movement.
She attended the Copenhagen Climate Summit of 2009. She put the blame for the failure of Copenhagen on Barack Obama, and described her own country, Canada, as a "climate criminal." She presented the Angry Mermaid Award (a satirical award designed to recognise the corporations who have best sabotaged the climate negotiations) to Monsanto.
Writing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy she warned that the climate crisis constitutes a massive opportunity for disaster capitalists and corporations seeking to profit from crisis. But equally, the climate crisis "can be a historic moment to usher in the next great wave of progressive change," or a so-called "People's Shock."
On November 9, 2016, following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Klein called for an international campaign to impose economic sanctions on the United States if his administration refuses to abide by the terms of the Paris Agreement.
Klein contributes to The Nation, In These Times, The Globe and Mail, This Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and The Guardian, and is a senior contributor for The Intercept. She is a former Miliband Fellow and lectured at the London School of Economics on the anti-globalization movement. Her appointment as the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick began in October 2018 and runs for 3 years. The position is funded by foundations, endowments and individuals.
Klein ranked 11th in an internet poll of the top global intellectuals of 2005, a list of the world's top 100 public intellectuals compiled by the Prospect magazine in conjunction with Foreign Policy magazine. She was involved in 2010 G-20 Toronto summit protests, condemning police force and brutality. She spoke to a rally seeking the release of protesters in front of police headquarters on June 28, 2010.
On October 6, 2011, she visited Occupy Wall Street and gave a speech declaring the protest movement "the most important thing in the world". On November 10, 2011, she participated in a panel discussion about the future of Occupy Wall Street with four other panelists, including Michael Moore, William Greider, and Rinku Sen, in which she stressed the crucial nature of the evolving movement. Klein also made an appearance in the British radio show Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 in 2017. In November 2017, the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 announced that Klein had been appointed to their Advisory Panel.
In November 2019, along with other public figures, Klein signed a letter supporting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn describing him as "a beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia and racism in much of the democratic world" and endorsed him in the 2019 UK general election. In the same month, she tweeted her endorsement of US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, stating, "I’ve written about my preferences but I have never formally endorsed a candidate for President in my life - never mind spoken at a campaign rally. That ends today in #Iowa. The world is on fire and our most credible hope of beating the arsonists is #Bernie2020 #NotMeUs". In December 2019, along with 42 other leading cultural figures, she signed a letter endorsing the Labour Party under Corbyn's leadership in the 2019 general election. The letter stated that "Labour's election manifesto under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few."
Honors and awards
- No Is Not Enough longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Nonfiction in the US
- 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for This Changes Everything
- The Observer 'Book of the Year', This Changes Everything
- Book Review '100 Notable Books of the Year', This Changes Everything
- Warwick Prize for Writing, for The Shock Doctrine
- The New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year, The Shock Doctrine
- No Logo – Top 100 Non Fiction books of all-time list (2016), The Guardian
- Time magazine's list of Top 100 Non-Fiction books published since 1923, No Logo.
- Sydney Peace Prize, 2016
- Honorary doctorate, Saint Thomas University (2011)
- Honorary doctorate, University of Amsterdam (2019)
List of works
- — (December 1999). No Logo. Knopf Canada and Picador. ISBN 0-312-42143-5.
- — (October 2002). Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate. Vintage Canada and Picador. ISBN 0-312-42143-5. OCLC 50681860.
- — (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Knopf Canada. ISBN 978-0676978001. OCLC 74556458.
- — (September 2014). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-451-69738-4.
- — (June 2017). No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Haymarket Books. ISBN 978-1-608-46890-4.
- — (July 2018). The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists. Haymarket Books. ISBN 978-1608463572.
- — (September 2019). On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1982129910.
- — (October 2003). "Rescuing Private Lynch, Forgetting Rachel Corrie". In Kushner, Tony; Solomon, Alisa (eds.). Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. New York City: Grove Press. pp. 69–71. ISBN 978-0-8021-4015-9.
- — (November 17, 2009). "Capitalism, Sarah Palin–Style". In Kim, Richard; Reed, Betsy (eds.). Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare. OR Books. ISBN 978-0-9842950-0-5.
- — (July 10, 2015). "A radical Vatican?". The New Yorker. New York City.
- — (September 2004). "Baghdad year zero: Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia". Harper's Magazine. New York City: 43–53. ISSN 0017-789X.
- — (November 28, 2011). "Capitalism vs. the Climate: What the right gets — and the left doesn't — about the revolutionary power of climate change". The Nation. New York City. ISSN 0027-8378.
- — (October 29, 2013). "How science is telling us all to revolt". New Statesman.
- — (November 9, 2016). "It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump". The Guardian. Kings Place, London. ISSN 0261-3077.
- — (July 3, 2017). "Daring to Dream in the Age of Trump – Resistance is necessary, but it's not enough to win the world we need". The Nation. New York City. ISSN 0027-8378.
- — (August 3, 2018). "Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not, "Human Nature"". The Intercept.
- Nineham, Chris (October 2007). "The Shock Doctrine". Socialist Review. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- "Naomi Klein Named Rutgers' Inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair". Rutgers Today. September 11, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Klein, Naomi (September 12, 2018). "So excited to begin my new role at @RutgersU as the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies. Quite a moment to move to the US! Canadian friends: we're right next door..." Twitter. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Shock Doctrine: A Film by Alfonso Cuaron and Naomi Klein". The Guardian. September 7, 2007.
- Jones, Sam; "Naomi Klein disowns Winterbottom adaptation of Shock Doctrine" Guardian.co.uk, August 28, 2009
- "2014 Prize Winner". Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
- "Naomi Klein wins Sydney Peace Prize". SBS. May 14, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- "Thought Leaders 2014: the most influential thinkers". Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. November 27, 2014.
- "World thinkers 2014: the results". Prospect. April 23, 2014.
- "The Maclean's Power List, Part 2". Maclean's. November 20, 2014.
- "Board of Directors". 350.org.
- Klein, Naomi. No Logo (2000: Vintage Canada), pp. 143-4.
- "Video: Naomi Klein addresses the Department of Culture Town Hall". Department Of Culture. September 4, 2008. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
- "Biography of Bonnie Sherr Klein (*1941): Filmmaker, Author, Disability Rights Activist". Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on April 1, 2010.
- Sito, Tom (July 19, 2005). "The Disney Strike of 1941: How It Changed Animation & Comics" (PDF). Animation World Magazine. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- MacFarquhar, Larissa (December 8, 2008). "Outside Agitator: Naomi Klein and the New Left". The New Yorker.
- "Naomi Klein". Facebook. March 5, 2012.
- Viner, Katharine (September 23, 2000). "Hand-To-Brand-Combat: A Profile Of Naomi Klein". The Guardian. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Klein, Bonnie Sherr (Spring 1993). "We are Who You are:Feminism and Disability". Abilities. Enablelink.org. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- "Naomi Klein: The Montreal Massacre". Youtube.com. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
- Q&A Interview with Brian Lamb, on CSPAN, dated November 29, 2009, Klein Q&A interview and transcript
- "Nike's response to No Logo". Nike. March 8, 2000. Archived from the original on April 16, 2000.
- "Naomi Klein". The Nation. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- "Login to eResources, The University of Sydney Library" (PDF). Ereserve.library.sydney.edu.au.ezproxy1.library.usyd.edu.au. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- Phillips-Fein, Kim (May 10, 2005). "Seattle to Baghdad". n+1. Archived from the original on January 10, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Morduchowicz, Daniel (September 20, 2004). "The Take". Z Space. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- "Author Spotlight: Naomi Klein". RandomHouse.ca. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Cockburn, Alexander (September 22–23, 2007), On Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine", CounterPunch, archived from the original on March 30, 2009
- "YouTube". Youtube.com. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- sirine, 1. "The Shock Doctrine Naomi Klein and Alfonso Cuaron". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
- "This Changes Everything". Penguin Books. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Rob Nixon (November 6, 2014). Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’. The New York Times. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- "Star pupil's performance casts doubt on green growth model". Devex.com. July 6, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- "Naomi Klein wins 2014 Hilary Weston Prize". CBC Books, October 14, 2014.
- "Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists announced". The Globe and Mail, January 27, 2015.
- Klein, Naomi (2017). No Is Not Enough. ISBN 978-1608468904.
- "The Battle For Paradise". Haymarketbooks.org. Haymarket Books. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- Klein, Naomi (September 17, 2019). On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. Simon & Schuster. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-9821-2991-0.
- Soloviy, Vitaliy (October 2, 2019). "How much more fire can we stand? asks Naomi Klein". Sustainability Times. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
- Feeley, Lynne. "Naomi Klein Knows a Green New Deal Is Our Only Hope Against Climate Catastrophe". The Nation. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
- Doctorow, Cory. "Review: Naomi Klein's 'On Fire' urges us to quit hitting the snooze button on climate change". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
- Klein, Naomi (September 2004). "Baghdad year zero: Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia". Harper's Magazine. The Harper's Magazine Foundation. Retrieved September 9, 2007.
- Klein, Naomi (October 13, 2004). "Broadcast Exclusive: James Baker's Double Life in Iraq: The Carlyle Group Stands to Make Killing on Iraqi Debt". Democracy Now! (Interview). Interviewed by Amy Goodman. Pacifica Radio. Archived from the original on October 13, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Klein, Naomi (January 22, 2004). "The Persuaders: Interview Naomi Klein". PBS Frontline (Interview). PBS. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Gilbey, Ryan (August 31, 2007). "I'm basically a brand (article about John Cusack's career)". The Guardian. London. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Klein, Naomi (August 26, 2004). "Bring Najaf to New York". The Nation. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- Cooper, Marc (August 27, 2004). "Najaf to New York? Better: New York to Najaf". marccooper.typepad.com. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
- Ali, Tariq (July 27, 2004). "We Would Vote for Hugo Chavez". CounterPunch. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- Klein, Naomi (2010). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Henry Holt. pp. 566, 549. ISBN 978-1429919487.
- Klein, Naomi (November 8, 2007). "Latin America's Shock Resistance". The Nation. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- Gitlin, Todd (September 8, 2007). "First we take Chase Manhattan ...". Globe and Mail. ProQuest 383406476.
- Campbell, Leslie (November 2011). "Audacious Undertaking: Review of The Shock Doctrine". Literary Review of Canada.
- Kirchick, James (August 2, 2017). "Remember all those left-wing pundits who drooled over Venezuela?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Milke, Mark (May 19, 2017). "Venezuela's collapse and the 'useful idiots' of the Canadian left". Maclean's. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- Klein, Naomi (January 10, 2009). "Enough. It's time for a boycott". The Guardian. London. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Feldman, Yotam (July 1, 2009). "Naomi Klein: Oppose the State, Not the People". Haaretz. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
- Klein, Naomi (July 7, 2009). "Naomi Klein in Ramallah: I am ashamed that it took me this long". The Faster Times. Archived from the original on July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Schimmel, Noam (July 18, 2009). "'The Jews' get-away-with-genocide-free-card'". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
- Klein, Naomi (September 10, 2009). "We don't feel like celebrating with Israel this year". The Globe and Mail.
- This Changes Everything, pp. 72–73.
- "'My Fear is that Climate Change is the Biggest Crisis of All': Naomi Klein Warns Global Warming Could Be Exploited by Capitalism and Militarism", Democracy Now!, March 9, 2011.
- Meet Naomi, Naomi Klein Official Web Site
- 350.org Our Team: http://www.350.org/en/our-team
- "Naomi Klein does the math", 350.org.
- "Naomi Klein: Obama's Delay of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Decision is Win for Environmentalists". YouTube. November 11, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now". The Nation. October 6, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk". Ted.com. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Naomi Klein arrested at D.C. pipeline protest". Cbc.ca. September 2, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Copenhagen's failure belongs to Obama". The Guardian. December 21, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Naomi Klein Implicates Corporate Climate Lobbyists at COP15". YouTube. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Naomi Klein gives 'Angry Mermaid Award' in Copenhagen". YouTube. December 15, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- The Nation, "Superstorm Sandy - a People's Shock?"
- "Naomi Klein on Twitter". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
- Reed, Betsy (February 13, 2017). "Naomi Klein to Cover Shocks of Trump Era for The Intercept". The Intercept. First Look Media. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
I am extremely happy to announce that Naomi Klein has joined The Intercept as senior correspondent.
- "Visiting teaching fellows". London School of Economics and Political Science. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2007.
- "Intellectuals—the results". Prospect Magazine. Prospect Publishing Limited. July 26, 2008. Archived from the original on September 30, 2009.
- "Video: Naomi Klein to police: "Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!"". Rabble.ca and Youtube.com. July 28, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
- Klein, Naomi (October 6, 2011). "Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now". The Nation. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- "Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and Others on What's Next for OWS". The Nation. November 9, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
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- "Naomi Klein, Richard Sennett and other leading figures become advisers to DiEM25" (Press release). Democracy in Europe Movement 2025. November 29, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- Neale, Matthew (November 16, 2019). "Exclusive: New letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Robert Del Naja and more". NME. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
- "Vote for hope and a decent future". The Guardian. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
- Proctor, Kate (December 3, 2019). "Coogan and Klein lead cultural figures backing Corbyn and Labour". The Guardian. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
- "Honourary Degrees to be Conferred on Sister Sandra Barrett, Naomi Klein and Brad Woodside at Spring Convocation on May 15". St. Thomas University. April 27, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
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