Shows featuring Naomi Klein

  • Naomi Klein on "Minority Death Match: Jews, Blacks and the 'Post-Racial' Presidency" Harpers-web
    We speak with journalist Naomi Klein about her latest article for Harper’s Magazine, "Minority Death Match: Jews, Blacks and the 'Post-Racial' Presidency." The piece examines the World Conference Against Racism that was held in Geneva this past April, a follow-up to the first racism conference in Durban, South Africa in 2001. There was a major boycott with the Obama...
    September 14, 2009 | Story
  • No Celebration of Occupation: 1,500 Artists and Writers Sign Letter Protesting Toronto Film Festival Decision to Spotlight Tel Aviv Tiff-web
    A protest at the Toronto International Film Festival has taken center stage after a group of artists and writers signed a letter of protest against the festival’s decision to spotlight the city of Tel Aviv. Activists say the TIFF spotlight plays into Israel’s attempt to improve its global image in the wake of the assault on the Gaza Strip and the ongoing occupation of Palestinian...
    September 14, 2009 | Story
  • Fire the Boss: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis on "The Worker Control Solution from Buenos Aires to Chicago" Naomi_aviweb
    Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein and Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis discuss the workers who are taking over their factories and plants rather than lose their jobs, some to owners who owe money to bailed-out banks. They also address the latest news in the nation’s global economic collapse amidst the White House and Democratic-led Congress’s rejection of single-payer healthcare. [includes...
    May 15, 2009 | Story
  • Naomi Klein, Robert Kuttner and Michael Hudson Dissect Obama’s New Economic Team & Stimulus Plan Obamaeconweb
    On Monday, Obama named New York Federal Reserve Bank President Timothy Geithner to the post of the Treasury Secretary. Former Treasury Secretary under Clinton, Lawrence Summers, was named the Director of the National Economic Council in the White House. Obama also called for a stimulus plan that will "give a jolt to the economy." We host a roundtable discussion about Obama’s...
    November 25, 2008 | Story
  • Naomi Klein: Wall St. Crisis Should Be for Neoliberalism What Fall of Berlin Wall Was for Communism Naomichicagoweb
    As the world reels from the financial crisis on Wall Street and the taxpayer-funded $700 billion bailout, we spend the hour with Naomi Klein on the economy, politics and "disaster capitalism." The Shock Doctrine author recently spoke at the University of Chicago to oppose the creation of an economic research center named after the University’s most famous economist, Milton...
    October 06, 2008 | Story
  • Naomi Klein: "Now Is the Time to Resist Wall Street’s Shock Doctrine" Wallstreetsignweb
    While the collapse of this country’s financial system continues to send shock waves around the world, we speak to the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine. Naomi Klein says the public should be wary of the Bush administration trying to use the crisis to push through more of the radical pro-corporate policies that helped cause it in the first place. [includes rush transcript]
    September 24, 2008 | Story
  • Naomi Klein and Christian Parenti on How Beijing Olympics Highlight Globalization of Police State, Inequality Cameraweb
    The equipment and integrated security systems used to detain Olympic protesters will remain long after the Olympics, to be used, many fear, on China’s own population. And some of the biggest beneficiaries of this surveillance boom are US hedge funds and corporations, including Cisco, General Electric and Google. We speak to journalists Naomi Klein and Christian Parenti, both of whom have...
    August 15, 2008 | Story
  • With Crises in Fuel, Food, Housing and Banking, What Gvt. Policies Are Being Pushed Through? Naomi Klein Reexamines "The Shock Doctrine" Naomikleinpaperbackweb
    As the country and the world reel from crises ranging from skyrocketing oil prices and global food shortages to housing and climate change, how best to understand the government policies being pushed through? We spend the hour with Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein also discusses Barack Obama’s economic advisory team, whom she calls...
    July 15, 2008 | Story
  • "Shock Doctrine" Author Naomi Klein on State-Sanctioned Torture and Disaster Response for the Chosen Klein20071107web
    Author and journalist Naomi Klein reacts to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Michael Mukasey, which she calls an endorsement of state torture. And she turns to California, where in last month’s wildfires a spate of new companies offered privatized solutions to emergency management — only for those rich enough to afford it. [includes rush transcript]
    November 07, 2007 | Story
  • Alan Greenspan vs. Naomi Klein on the Iraq War, Bush’s Tax Cuts, Economic Populism, Crony Capitalism and More Greenspanklein
    In a Democracy Now! exclusive debate, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and journalist Naomi Klein square off on the Iraq War, oil, President Bush tax cuts, Social Security, economic populism in Latin America, corruption and crony capitalism. Greenspan headed the central bank in the United States for almost two decades. He has written a new 500-page memoir titled "The Age of...
    September 24, 2007 | Story
  • The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on the Rise of Disaster Capitalism Kleinbookweb
    Pinochet’s coup in Chile. The massacre in Tiananmen Square. The collapse of the Soviet Union. September 11th, 2001. The war on Iraq. The Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Award-winning investigative journalist Naomi Klein brings together all of these world-changing events in her new book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." In her first national broadcast...
    September 17, 2007 | Story
  • Naomi Klein: From Think Tanks to Battle Tanks, "The Quest to Impose a Single World Market Has Casualties Now in the Millions" Naomi815web
    "Is Another World Possible?" That was the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association that was held in New York City this past weekend. "We did not lose the battles of ideas. We were not outsmarted and we were not out-argued," journalist and author Naomi Klein said. "We lost because we were crushed. Sometimes we were crushed by...
    August 15, 2007 | Story
  • Bush Appoints Negroponte Iraq Ambassador Negroponte
    George Bush has appointed a diplomat infamous for supporting right-wing death squads in Central America during the 1980s to succeed Paul Bremer as the top US official in Iraq. UN Ambassador John Negroponte is set to take over what will be the largest US embassy in the world, that in Baghdad. [includes rush transcript]
    April 20, 2004 | Story
  • Two Years After Vote For Independence, The People of East Timor Hold First Elections To Choose A Constitutional Assembly
    The people of East Timor went to the polls today in overwhelming numbers in their first nationwide elections to choose an assembly that will write the constitution for the world’s newest nation. Two years ago, the East Timorese voted in an historic U.N. supervised referendum for their independence after 24 years of brutal Indonesian occupation. As soon as the results of the vote were...
    August 30, 2001 | Story
  • TOBACCO
    In a related report, a new scientific study has found that the use of ammonia by tobacco companies can dramatically increase the levels of nicotine available to the body.
    July 31, 1997 | Story
  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE
    It was the Democrats turn yesterday to try and draw blood at the Senate campaign finance abuse hearings.
    July 24, 1997 | Story
  • Iraq Sanctions
    The Gulf War may be over, and Iraqi forces have long left Kuwait. But six years later international sanctions are still biting hard on Iraq.
    June 13, 1997 | Story