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Naomi Klein

Born May 5, 1970 (1970-05-05) (age 37)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation journalist, author, activist
Subjects anti-globalization, Neo-Liberalism

Naomi Klein (b. 5 May 1970, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian journalist, author and activist well known for her political analyses of corporate globalization. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 522 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1710 × 1962 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about work. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The term neoliberalism is used to describe a political-economic philosophy that had major implications for government policies beginning in the 1970s – and increasingly prominent since 1980 – that de-emphasizes or rejects positive government intervention in the economy, focusing instead on achieving progress and even social justice by encouraging free... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... Puxi side of Shanghai, China. ...


Klein ranked 11th in the The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll, a list of the world's top 100 public intellectuals compiled by Prospect magazine[1] in conjunction with Foreign Policy magazine. She was the highest ranked woman on the list. Prospect based the list and its rankings entirely on an Internet poll.[2][3][4] Some of the public intellectuals who won The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll. ... Prospect is a left-wing monthly British essay and comment magazine covering a wide range of topics, but specialising in politics and current affairs. ... A countrys foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how that particular country will interact with other countries of the world and, to a lesser extent, non-state actors. ...

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Family

Klein was brought up in Jewish family which has a history of activism, as does that of her husband, Avi Lewis. Her grandfather was fired for labour organizing at Disney in the United States. Her father Michael, a physician, was a Vietnam War resister and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her mother, film-maker Bonnie Sherr Klein, directed and scripted the anti-pornography documentary film, Not a Love Story.[5][6] Her brother Seth is director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Her in-laws are Michele Landsberg and Stephen Lewis, son of David Lewis. An aunt of Klein's is married to architect Daniel Libeskind. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Avram David (Avi) Lewis (1968– ) is a Canadian, social democratic documentary filmmaker and host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map. ... The labour movement or labor movement is a broad term for the development of a collective organization of working people, to campaign in their own interest for better treatment from their employers and political governments, in particular through the implementation of specific laws governing labor relations. ... Disney redirects here. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Physicians for Social Responsibility is an member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Bonnie Sherr Klein is a filmmaker, author, and disability rights activist who was born in April 1, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1] She and her husband, Michael Klein immigrated to Canada in 1967 as Vietnam War Resisters [2] Klein worked for the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal as... A sign outside an Adult store. ... The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is Canadas leading left-wing think tank. ... Michele Landsberg, OC, is an award-winning Canadian writer, social activist and feminist who wrote a major column for the Toronto Star newspaper. ... This article is about the Canadian politician and broadcaster. ... David Lewis (born Losz),[1] CC, MA (June 23, or October 1909 -May 23, 1981)[1][2] was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. ... Daniel Libeskind in front of his extension to the Denver Art Museum. ...


Education

Klein's writing career started early with contributions to The Varsity, a University of Toronto student newspaper, where she served as editor-in-chief. She credits her wake-up call to feminism as the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre of female engineering students. The Varsity is the second oldest student newspaper in Canada. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Feminists redirects here. ... Plaque on the exterior wall of École Polytechnique commemorating the victims of the massacre. ...


Klein once lectured as a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics.[7] Mascot: Beaver Affiliations: University of London Russell Group EUA ACU CEMS APSIA Universities UK U8 Golden Triangle G5 Group Website: http://www. ...


Klein was the keynote speaker at the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians (ACJC)'s first National conference. The Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians is a coalition of Canadian Jews who are critical of the policies of the Israeli government, particularly toward the Palestinians. ...


Career in journalism

In 2000, Klein published the book No Logo, which for many became a manifesto of the anti-globalization movement. This movement had shut down the WTO Meeting of 1999 one month before the release of No Logo. The book lambasts brand-oriented consumer culture by describing the operations of large corporations. These corporations are also accused of being often guilty of exploiting workers in the world's poorest countries in pursuit of ever-greater profits, she writes. Klein criticized Nike so much in the book that it became one of the first publications to receive feedback from the company.[8] No Logo became an international bestseller, selling over one million copies, and translated into over 28 languages.[9] No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies is a book by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein. ... Look up manifesto in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Anti-WEF grafiti in Lausanne. ... {{Infobox Military Conflict |conflict=Battle of Seattle |date=November 30, 1999 |place=Seattle, Washington |result=WTO meetings delayed, $20,000,000 in damage |combatant1=Protesters, Rioters, Anarchists |combatant2=King County Sheriffs Office, Seattle Police Department |commander1= none |commander2=[[= Chief Norm Stamper |strength1=42,000+ |strength2=unknown}} A Rainforest Action... This article is about brands in marketing. ... Consumerism is a term used to describe the effects of equating personal happiness with purchasing material possessions and consumption. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Nike, Inc. ...


In 2002 Klein published Fences and Windows, a collection of articles and speeches she had written on behalf of the anti-globalization movement (all proceeds from the book go to benefit activist organizations through The Fences and Windows Fund). Klein also contributes to The Nation, In These Times, The Globe and Mail, This Magazine, and The Guardian. Puxi side of Shanghai, China. ... The Nation logo The Nation is a weekly left-liberal periodical devoted to politics and culture. ... In These Times is a biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago. ... The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English-language nationally distributed newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. ... This Magazine is a Canadian political magazine. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...


She has continued to write on various current issues, such as the war in Iraq. In a September 2004 article for Harper's Magazine entitled "Baghdad Year Zero: Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia",[10] she argues that, contrary to popular belief and criticisms, the Bush administration did have a clear plan for post-invasion Iraq, which was to build a fully unconstrained free market economy. She describes plans to allow foreigners to extract wealth from Iraq, and the methods used to achieve those goals.[11][12] This article deals with the post-invasion period in Iraq and its occupation. ... Harpers redirects here. ... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... For other uses, see Utopia (disambiguation). ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... In economics and politics, a free market is a controversial concept of an idealised economic system and political environment wherein exchanges are free of coercive measures such as tariffs, excess taxation, regulations, and restrictions —particularly in regard to rectifying differences in labour laws. ...


Also in 2004, Klein and her husband, Avi Lewis, released a documentary film called The Take, about factory workers in Argentina who took over the 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.[13] Avram David (Avi) Lewis (1968– ) is a Canadian, social democratic documentary filmmaker and host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. ... A recovered factory (fábrica recuperada) is a company in which its workers have taken over control, commonly after mass redundancy or intentional bankruptcy by the managment. ... Collective can also refer to the collective pitch flight control in helicopters A collective is a group of people who share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The Shock Doctrine

Klein's third book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, was published on 4 September 2007, receiving predominantly favorable reviews and becoming a New York Times bestseller.[9] Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz praised it in the New York Times, adding, "[T]he case against these policies is even stronger than the one Klein makes."[14] The Dow Jones Business News called it "one of the best economic book[s] of the 21st century".[15] John Gray wrote in The Guardian, "There are very few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books."[16] Economist Tyler Cowen disapproves of the book. Writing in the New York Sun, he called Klein's rhetoric "ridiculous," calling the book a "true economics disaster."[17] The section on Russia has also been challenged by Anders Åslund[18] and Fred Kaplan.[19] The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein. ... The New York Times bestseller list is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel[1] (Swedish: Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), commonly called the Nobel Prize in Economics, or more acurately the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual... Joseph Stiglitz (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist, author and winner of Nobel Prize for economics ( 2001). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Dow Jones redirects here. ... Professor John N. Gray John N. Gray (born April 17, 1948) in South Shields, County Durham, is a prominent British political philosopher and author, currently School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ... Tyler Cowen (COW-en) (b. ... The modern New York Sun is a daily newspaper published in New York City. ... Anders Ã…slund is a Swedish economist and expert on economic transition from centrally planned to market economies. ... Fred Kaplan is a journalist and contributor to Slate magazine. ...


The Shock Doctrine was also adapted into a short film of the same name, released onto YouTube. The film was directed by Jonás Cuarón, produced and co-written by his father Alfonso Cuarón. The video has been downloaded over one million times.[9] Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born November 28, 1961 in Mexico City) is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer. ...


Books

  • 2000. No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs. ISBN 0312421435
  • 2002. Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate. ISBN 0312307993
  • 2007. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. ISBN 0805079831

No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies is a book by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein. ... The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein. ...

References

  1. ^ Prospect Magazine List of Top 100 Public Intellectuals. Prospect Magazine. Prospect Publishing Limited. Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  2. ^ Herman, David (November 2005). Global public intellectuals poll. Prospect Magazine. Prospect Publishing Limited.
  3. ^ What Are We Fighting For? January 27, 2005
  4. ^ Democratic Rights in Wartime Feb, 2005
  5. ^ National Film Board of Canada (Producer), & Bonnie Klein (Director). Not a Love Story: A Motion Picture About Pornography.
  6. ^ DiCaprio, Lisa (March 1985). "Not a Love Story: The film and the debate". Jump Cut (30): 39-42. Retrieved on 2007-09-09. 
  7. ^ Visiting teaching fellows. London School of Economics and Political Science. Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  8. ^ Nike's response to No Logo. Nike (2000-03-08). Archived from the original on 2001-06-18.
  9. ^ a b c http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/naomi_klein
  10. ^ Baghdad year zero: Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia. Harper's Magazine. The Harper's Magazine Foundation (September 2004). Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  11. ^ Interview by Amy Goodman about Klein's article, "James Baker's Double Life", October 13, 2004 (video, audio & print transcript)
  12. ^ PBS Frontline: The Persuaders: interview via KQED, November 9, 2004
  13. ^ "Seattle to Baghdad" - An assessment of Klein's shift from analyzing 90's corporate culture to the War in Iraq, by Kim Phillips-Fein in n+1 magazine.
  14. ^ Stiglitz, Joseph. "Bleakonomics", New York Times, 2007-09-30. 
  15. ^ Farrell, Paul. "War, Terror, Catastrophe: Profiting From 'Disaster Capitalism'", Dow Jones Business News, 2007-10-16. 
  16. ^ Gray, John. "The End of the World as We Know It", The Guardian, 2007-09-15. 
  17. ^ Cowen, Tyler. "Shock Jock", 2007-10-03. 
  18. ^ "Free-Market Mischief in Hot Spots of Disaster", New York Times, 2007-09-10. Retrieved on 2007-11-27. 
  19. ^ Kaplan, Fred. "Blame Yeltsin", Slate, 2007-10-02. 

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NAME Klein, Naomi
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SHORT DESCRIPTION journalist, author, activist
DATE OF BIRTH May 5, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH Montreal, Quebec
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Commanding Heights : Naomi Klein | on PBS (7352 words)
NAOMI KLEIN: The objective is the oldest objective in the capitalist economy, which is to create the conditions of increased growth and profits, find new markets for products, find new markets for labor, to produce products, and also to find new areas to commodify.
NAOMI KLEIN: A crisis in democracy means that you simply have democracy on paper, but you are in a context in which people simply accept that power's too big, too remote to affect it.
NAOMI KLEIN: I interviewed a bunch of people who were on the scene, and what happened was that the protest got pretty heavy at the fence.
Commanding Heights : Naomi Klein | on PBS (7352 words)
NAOMI KLEIN: The objective is the oldest objective in the capitalist economy, which is to create the conditions of increased growth and profits, find new markets for products, find new markets for labor, to produce products, and also to find new areas to commodify.
NAOMI KLEIN: A crisis in democracy means that you simply have democracy on paper, but you are in a context in which people simply accept that power's too big, too remote to affect it.
NAOMI KLEIN: I interviewed a bunch of people who were on the scene, and what happened was that the protest got pretty heavy at the fence.
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