Naomi Klein

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I decided to look for a journalist with an “N” name and I found Naomi Klein. Klein’s subject matters are anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-capitalism, and environmental ones. What an amazing author, activist, and filmmaker I have found. Klein is Canadian and attended the University of Toronto. She went to work as a journalist before graduation. She has written these two lauded books and some others: No Logo and The Shock Doctrine. She is married to Avi Lewis. Her most recent book is on the New York Times’ bestsellers list for non-fiction and she is also the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction winner. Klein is also on the board of directors of 350.org. Born in 1970, this accomplished writer is 44 years old.

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–Naomi Klein from her German Wikipedia site

No Logo is Klein’s anti-globalization effort. She targeted companies such as The Gap, Nike, McDonald’s, Microsoft, and Shell, emphasizing these companies’ branding efforts and how they target younger people versus baby boomers. This book also delves into the movement of jobs to foreign countries, domination by corporations and mergers to corner markets, as well as movements to oppose corporate takeover of markets, consumerism, and sweatshop labor practices.

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And that is just one of the books Klein has written. Her 2014 book is entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Klein also has written many stories for journals such as The Nation, Harper’s, The Guardian, and The New York Times.

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Note: Featured picture is from Vogue magazine.

  4 comments for “Naomi Klein

  1. hilarymb
    April 17, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Hi Denise – I’ve definitely heard of Klein and am aware of her work – not to any great extent .. so this was an interesting read, and someone I’d like to read more about ..

    Thanks for highlighting her for your Naomi Klein N post .. cheers Hilary

    • April 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      I really want to read one of her books now, Hilary! Cheers, D

  2. Green
    July 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Naomi Klein is brilliant, succinct, well researched and readable with out a dictionary. She writes for everyone, not just academics [who would be that much wiser if they all read her books] and the common folk. She is Canadian and it doesn’t hurt that she is pretty nice eye candy…and a mother of two…she can teach us all about more than her books…accomplishment and time management at the tender age of 45 too…three great books in that time!
    Her latest book “This Changes Everything” is phenomenal…not a rock unturned…she has found a whole lot of evil worms under those rocks!…and solutions too…and more with 350°.org

    • July 23, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      I can’t wait to read one of her books, Green. Cheers, MDC

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