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: Oct 9, 2001, Source: The Nation

Anti-corporate protesters who once aimed at powerful symbols of capitalism -- like the World Trade Center -- have found themselves in a transformed landscape.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Collateral damage is the jargon used to describe the unintended consequences of war. Now is the time to focus on this damage -- in its relation to the U.S.'s conduct during the Cold and Persian Gulf wars.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

War is most emphatically not a game, but until September 11, most Americans treated it like it was. Perhaps Tuesday's attacks finally ended the era of the video game war.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source: Globe and Mail

Companies trying to rebrand themselves as good corporate citizens need to realize they don't have a communications problem, they have a reality problem.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2001, Source: Globe and Mail

Activists don't get nabbed off the street and thrown into unmarked cars every day, but it happened last weekend in Quebec. A snapshot of an aggressive police attack.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2001, Source: Globe and Mail

At the first World Social Forum, the most talked-about alternative turns out to be an alternative to talking: acting. It may just be the most powerful alternative of all.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2001, Source: AlterNet

800 workers at a Mexican sweatshop whose biggest client was Nike walked off the job recently to protest the firing of workers who were demanding an independent union.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2001, Source: Globe and Mail

Thousands of anti-globalization activists are scheduled to gather in Brazil next week on the same days as the Davos summit scheduled in the Swiss Alps. Now Davos, an annual economic summit between corporate executives and heads of state, is offering the activists an olive branch.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2001, Source: Globe and Mail

The global economy is now at the mercy of enchanted words. Don't say recession. You just might start one.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Last week, activists at the climate change conference in The Hague burned their passports, staged mock suicides, and built a wall of sandbags. How else do you get Americans to pry their eyes away from the recount in Florida to look at what their sitting government is doing about global warming?

Posted on: Nov 6, 2000, Source: Globe and Mail

Despite all the attempts to turn the Net into a giant shopping mall, the default ethos still seems to be anti-shopping. On the Internet, we may purchase things here and there, but we share ceaselessly: ideas, humour, information, and yes, music files.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The United States is supposed to be a culture driven by the worship of success. And yet is seems that there is one man for whom success is universally unacceptable: Ralph Nader.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2000, Source: AlterNet

On the streets of Prague, the resentment between the press and protesters that had been building for months bubbled to the surface. Journalists from the corporate media who once enjoyed solidarity with Tiananmen Square uprisers now found themselves on the wrong side of the anti-globalization debate.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2000, Source: Globe and Mail

In the Czech Republic, a country that has lived through both repressive communism and rampant capitalism, it makes sense that many of the activists behind this week's protests call themselves "anarchists" and are looking for a way to lead simple, autonomous lives.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2000, Source: Globe and Mail

Many activists assume that when the time comes to stop pointing out the failures of corporate-driven globalization and to start advancing an alternative, the United Nations will be there to help. Only there's a problem: Kofi Annan is cutting deals with multi-national corporations that will allow them to police themselves.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2000, Source: Globe and Mail

Law enforcement authorities have zeroed in on No Logo, Naomi Klein's anti-corporate book, to analyze how anti-globalization protesters might act at April's "Summit of the Americas" meeting in Quebec City. Are the cops learning anything about what motivates the protests, or just about how to neutralize the activists?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: The Nation

"Dear Mafiaboy," begins this letter to the suspected hacker who crippled powerful e-commerce sites last month, "As I write this, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are closing in on your position. They dare to call you a 'vandal' and your methods artless. Well, my mythic Mafiaboy isn't a vandal but an anticorporate freedom fighter for the e-commerce age."