Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. She writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and The Guardian newspaper that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. Her articles have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Globe and Mail, and The Los Angeles Times. She wrote and co-produced “The Take,” an award-winning feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factory movement.
- 1 Personal Background
- 2 Backing Bowman
- 3 Global Justice Conference
- 4 The Nation
- 5 In These Times
- 6 Campaign for Peace and Democracy
- 7 Free Gaza Movement
- 8 Leap manifesto
- 9 Institute for Southern Studies Project Advisors
- 10 RootsAction endorser
- 11 National Student Power Convergence 2012
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Klein was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 8, 1970 to physician Michael Klein and Bonnie Sherr Klein, a feminist documentary filmmaker best known for the anti-pornography movie, "Not A Love Story." She attended the University of Toronto as an undergraduate student but failed to complete a degree. She is married to left-wing Canadian TV personality Avi Lewis whose parents are former Ontario, Canada New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Stephen Lewis and left-wing feminist writer Michele Landsberg.
Jamaal Bowman’s 2020 challenge to Eliot Engel won him endorsements from Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; thus they rejected Engel even though he had co-sponsored their bills. The soon-to-be member of Congress also won the backing of the Sunrise Movement, which provided his campaign with scores of volunteers and who made over a million phone calls on his behalf. The endorsement of Bowman by the New York Times was a major blow to Engel. The list of Bowman’s individual backers is impressive: they include Senator Elizabeth Warren; State Senators Alessandra Biaggi, Gustave Rivera, and Robert Jackson; NYC Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams; City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Naomi Klein; and Jessie Ramos.
Global Justice Conference
On February 2-3, 2001 the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century held a conference on “Building Post-Seattle Alliances for Economic Justice” at 396 Harvard St., Cambridge.
In These Times
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Free Gaza Movement
For the past two years, the Leap Manifesto has been a disruptive force within New Democratic Party politics. Now, on the eve of the federal NDP convention February 2018, top organizers for U.S. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn are coming to town to lend the Leap movement support.
“Courage to Leap” is the title of the Feb. 15 event, and the marquee speakers are disrupters themselves from the nations of Donald Trump and Brexit. Among them: Becky Bond, a senior adviser to Sanders and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries; Emma Rees and Adam Klug from the Momentum U.K. movement; and Marsha De Cordova, a Labour MP and Corbyn’s shadow minister for disabled people.
Bond, who has been carrying a battered old copy of the Leap Manifesto around in her pocket as she organizes across the United States, says there is a natural alliance between Sanders supporters and the people who have lined up behind Leap in Canada and Corbyn in Britain.
“It’s not just a movement in the United States,” Bond said in an interview with the Star. “It’s a movement that includes people from Canada and the U.K. and other countries. I’m going there (to Ottawa) for connections. I’m there to learn what I need to learn so that next time we don’t fall short and that we win.”
Institute for Southern Studies Project Advisors
The following members served as Project Advisors at the Institute in December 2011:
- Joe Atkins, Professor, University of Mississippi
- Julian Bond, Chair, NAACP
- Steve Bradberry, Lead Organizer, New Orleans ACORN
- Carlos Guerra, Columnist, San Antonio Express-News
- Pronita Gupta
- Bob Hall, Co-Director, Democracy North Carolina
- Jim Hightower, Author and radio host
- Naomi Klein, Syndicated columnist and author, No Logo
- Darryl Malek-Wiley, Louisiana Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club
- Sangita Nayak, Policy/Communications Director, Praxis Project
- Angie Newsome, Reporter, Asheville Citizen-Times
- Tram Nguyen, Executive Editor, ColorLines
- William Quigley, Professor, Loyola University New Orleans Law School and Director, Poverty Law Clinic
- Lisa Seitz Gruwell, Political Director, Skyline Public Works
RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, and many others.
National Student Power Convergence 2012
Speakers at the National Student Power Convergence 2012 included Naomi Klein, Rebel Diaz, Stephen Lerner, Joshua Kahn Russell, Nelini Stamp, Ben Manski, Angus Johnston, Nayantara Sen, Samantha Corbin, Carl Davidson.
- Yankee Radical, January 2001
- In These Times website: About
- Free Gaza Movement website, accessed June 2, 2010
- Common Dreams, February 04, 2018, by Toronto Star, Radical Recipe: Key Sanders-Corbyn Advisors to Back Leap Manifesto in Canada The time is right for 'populism of the left' , bySusan Delacourt
- ISS board members