Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Naomi Klein On What It Will Take To Build an Independent Left Movement in the U.S.


Once again Naomi Klein--the brilliant political journalist, cultural critic, economic theorist, grassroots activist and author of the groundbreaking book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007)-- provides us with a clear headed leftist critique of the present political economy in the U.S. and its massive global ramifications and a radical projection of what should be done about it...


Naomi Klein: Building a Real Left
Tuesday 14 September 2010
by: Laura Flanders | GRITtv | Video Interview

"We have to build that independent left. It has to be so strong and so radical and so militant and so powerful that it becomes irresistible."

Who better to say such a thing than Naomi Klein, Nation columnist, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, and longtime rabblerouser? Naomi makes a special visit to the GRITtv studio to talk about the recent G20 meetings in her hometown of Toronto, about Obama's recent return to a kind of populism, the looming midterm elections in the U.S., her reporting on the BP disaster in the Gulf, and what we can do to channel the growing rage in this country and in the world into a true progressive movement.,_so_militant,_so_powerful_that_it_becomes_irresistible/

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Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist and the author of the international and New York Times bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (September 2007); an earlier international best-seller, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies; and the collection Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate (2002). Read more at

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