Stories by Naomi Klein

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 You can follow her on Twitter @naomiaklein. subscribe to Naomi Klein's feed

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The author of "Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" takes on Bush on Fox Business News.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2008, Source: The Nation

The Iraq disaster and rising gas and food prices have people across the globe in a state of fear and shock. It's high times for Bush & Co.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2008, Source: The Nation

The head of Obama's economic policy team is one of Wal-Mart's most prominent defenders.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: The Guardian

Neither Clinton nor Obama has a real plan to end the occupation of Iraq, but they could be forced to change position.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2007, Source: The Nation

The Mexican government appears poised for another wave of repression.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The shameless exploitation of poor New Orleans residents to privatize public infrastructure is being enforced by violence and tasers.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2007, Source: The Nation

In the world of venture capitalism, there has been a race going on between greens on the one hand and guns and garrisons on the other -- and the guns are winning.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source: Los Angeles Times

The jolts of global economics blast people out of the picture.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: The Nation

Recent events in Latin America show how societies can recover from extreme capitalism and become less vulnerable to externally provoked political shocks.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2007, Source: The Nation

With disaster services being privatized, the rich are buying their way out of catastrophe.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: Comment Is Free

Finance journalists have attacked my book, but I remain devoted to their papers. After all, they supplied the facts I used.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: Los Angeles Times

The Blackwater scandal could have provided an opportunity to question the wisdom of turning state security into a for-profit activity -- but not in today's Washington.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: The Nation

Greenspan's new autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2007, Source: Henry Holt

This excerpt from Naomi Klein's controversial new book, "The Shock Doctrine," explains how the U.S. set about to destroy the Iraqi national psyche and then push through a disastrous privatization of its economy.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2007, Source: The Nation

Political protesters are now being videotaped under the guise of ensuring their legal right to be seen and heard. What happens when surveillance is billed as the new participatory democracy?

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: The Nation

Why, in the midst of so much volatility, is the Israeli economy booming? They've engineered a "homeland security" economy that they've tested out on the people of Gaza.

Posted on: May 31, 2007, Source: The Nation

The Iraq War has set off one of the largest oil booms in history -- and the race to mine the tar sands of Alberta will result in environmental disaster.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2007, Source: The Nation

Let's not repeat the absurd narrative that Wolfowitz's indiscretions have ruined an otherwise laudable antipoverty organization.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2007, Source: The Nation

The jury selection for the trial of a Canadian press baron accused of looting shareholder earnings reveals popular discontent with the corporate elite.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2007, Source: The Nation

America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners insane. Now it is being held to account in a Miami court.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2005, Source: The Nation

Developers angling for New Orleans contracts dream of a new, whiter city in the hurricane's wake.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2005, Source: The Nation

The words of one of the alleged July 21 bombers in London reveal that the war on Iraq is exactly the opposite of what Bush predicted -- and exactly what progressives feared.

Posted on: May 13, 2005, Source: The Nation

Torture's true purpose is to terrorize. It may not work as an interrogation tool, but as an intimidation tactic, its success is clear.

Posted on: May 10, 2005, Source: In These Times

We need to offer a detailed and responsible exit strategy in order to draw the majority of Americans who oppose the war into the anti-war movement.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2005, Source: The Nation

A government devoted to perpetual pre-emptive deconstruction now has a standing office of perpetual pre-emptive reconstruction.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2005, Source: The Nation

The problem is not that Iraqis have lost faith in the democracy for which they risked their lives on Jan. 30 – it's that the electoral system imposed on them by Washington is profoundly undemocratic.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2005, Source: The Nation

Near-sighted election observers think the Iraqi people have finally sent America those long-awaited flowers and candies, when Iraq's voters just gave them the (purple) finger.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2004, Source: The Nation

The election appears to have ushered in an orgy of impunity for the administration's – and soldiers' – actions in Iraq. Is Kerry to blame?

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Fallujans are going to vote, goddammit, even if they all have to die first.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: The Nation

Bush's special envoy is asking countries to forgive Iraq's debts even as he tries to recover $27 billion from Iraq on behalf of the Carlyle Group.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2004, Source: The Nation

There is only one chance for Americans to express their wholehearted rejection of the ongoing war on Iraq: in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration's talk of moral clarity falls dumb before the grief of those who have lost children in Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

George Bush's "war on terror" has created a tool kit for any mini-empire looking to get rid of its opposition.

Posted on: May 26, 2003, Source: The Guardian

It turns out that the lives of some US citizens are valued more than others. Nothing demonstrates this more starkly than the opposing responses to Rachel Corrie and Jessica Lynch.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Todd Gitlin's "Letters to a Young Activist" passes, patronizingly, negative lessons full of useless bitterness, says this reviewer. PLUS: <A HREF="">Port Huron Statement vet Dick Flacks reviews two new books on "participatory democracy."</A>

Posted on: Apr 14, 2003, Source: The Nation

The American blueprint for Iraq goes far beyond rebuilding infrastructure, envisioning a fully privatized and foreign-owned country.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon is busy trying to persuade Iraqis not to cooperate with their own government. It's time American citizens did the same.

Posted on: May 1, 2002, Source: In These Times

The left needs to get serious about tackling anti-Semitism. Otherwise, the rise of hatred against Jews will only makes the likes of Ariel Sharon more powerful.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

When the White House decided it was time to address the rising tides of anti-Americanism around the world, it hired one of Madison Avenue's top brand managers.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2002, Source:

Do the public floggings at the World Economic Forum represent true progress? No, true progress can be found in a small city in Brazil.