Naomi Klein’s Critical Art: Branding, Obama, Politics

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    Earlier this week we recorded a special episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast at the Acast studio in east London. We were joined by author and activist Naomi Klein and BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed as they discussed Klein's bestselling new book 'No Is Not Enough'. In this wide-ranging discussion, Klein sets out her view of Trump as the ultimate megabrand. To her, Trump’s presidency is not an aberration – it's the culmination of recent political trends and amounts to nothing less than a giant corporate takeover of America.

    Will Trump-style politics become the new normal, or – however unstable the world feels right now – can progressives unite to to defeat what Klein calls the new politics of shock and fear?

    https://www.acast.com/intelligencesquared/naomikleinondonaldtrumpandthenewshockpolitics

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    Progressive social critic Naomi Klein, author of "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," is in town to deliver the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley. She'll focus on California, where, she says, the budget is being balanced on the backs of the poor and the constitution allows a Republican minority to block taxes and social spending. She sees the Golden State as an example of government siding with profit takers at the expense of the public good.

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  3. “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate”, by Naomi Klein

    The Canadian author and journalist Naomi Klein says right-wing conservatives who deny the reality of global warming are correct about the revolutionary implications of climate change.

    In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (Simon and Schuster, 2014) Klein quotes Thomas J. Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who says that the steps being proposed to radically reduce carbon emissions would change the American way of life and put large segments of the economy out of business.

    Klein agrees, but argues that transforming global capitalism into a more humane economic system would be a good thing. In her book, she urges progressives who care about the environment to show that the steps needed to avert catastrophic climate change “are also our best hope of building a much more stable and equitable economic system, one that strengthens and transforms the public sphere, generates plentiful, dignified work, and radically reins in corporate greed.”

    Klein also argues that the imperatives of growth and consumption that drive global capitalism are incompatible with what we need to do to avert catastrophic warming.

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  4. Naomi Klein: Big Tech’s Pandemic Shock Doctrine

    Award-winning author and activist Naomi Klein leads a discussion on protesting amid a pandemic and how to oppose the billionaires looking to build a high-tech dystopia in a socially distanced corona future.

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  5. Johann Hari & Naomi Klein: Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction? | Democracy Now!

    British journalist Johann Hari recently sat down with Naomi Klein to discuss his new book, "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs." They spoke at Ben McNally Books in Toronto on February 11. Watch our extended interview with Johann Hari on Democracy Now!: Part 1 || Part 2

    https://www.democracynow.org/2015/3/11/johann_hari_naomi_klein_does_capitalism

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