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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:02 PM

Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change - MUST SEE - Bill Moyers Journal

* See 32 minute video at link, excellent!

* Naomi Klein is brilliant, she can articulate the issues and is organizing an anti-apartheid type response against big oil

http://billmoyers.com/segment/naomi-klein-on-capitalism-and-climate-change/

Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, says the tragic destruction of Hurricane Sandy can also be the catalyst for the transformation of politics and our economy. She’s been in New York visiting the devastated areas — including those where “Occupy Sandy” volunteers are unfolding new models of relief — as part of her reporting for a new book and film on climate change and the future, and joins Bill to discuss hurricanes, climate change, and democracy.

“Let’s rebuild by actually getting at the root causes. Let’s respond by aiming for an economy that responds to the crisis both inequality and climate change,” Klein tells Bill. “You know, dream big.

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Reply Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change - MUST SEE - Bill Moyers Journal (Original post)
flamingdem Nov 2012 OP
kydo Nov 2012 #1
flamingdem Nov 2012 #2
kydo Nov 2012 #3
flamingdem Nov 2012 #7
newfie11 Nov 2012 #4
Junkdrawer Nov 2012 #5
flamingdem Nov 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #8
Overseas Nov 2012 #9
whatchamacallit Nov 2012 #10
whatchamacallit Nov 2012 #11
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #12

Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:09 PM

1. thanks for the heads up

I always like her

I recommended her book to so many people over the years. I even loaned my copy to someone. I probably should ask for it back ... Nah I'll just go buy it again.

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Response to kydo (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. I thought she was too extreme with her Disaster Capitalism

but over time I saw she was prescient. She thinks this issue is number one and I'm with her, young people especially have to get involved -- and it's good to have a veteran like Klein involved, she's making a doc now as well.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:35 PM

3. She's got an uncanny knack for explaining complex issues.

Another book I read about the same time I read Shock Doctrine was, Collapse, How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. That was a very well written book. At first I was worried because the author keep talking about Montana, but he tied everything nicely. Reading those two books so closely together was intense, insane and most enlightening.

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Response to kydo (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:12 PM

7. Haven't read that one

I wonder what are the other stellar reads on this that are recently published.

In related news Bill McKibben was once again at the White House to protest the pipeline this weekend. He says that it is a challenge for Obama. I really hope that doesn't have to be the first test of his resolve and that isn't what was meant by putting economy before climate/ecology for now..

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:56 PM

4. Kick! Nt

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:00 PM

5. Sorry: The Free Market says Ecocide....

Thy Will be Done....

Now, if you can find a way to make money and address climate change, well that's a horse of a different color.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:10 PM

6. Or you make it financially painful for big oil

I agree it should be a mix of both.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:45 PM

8. The government should take over the oil, gas and coal companies and start phasing them out.

PS Naomi Klein is the best. Good interview, I just loved it.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:46 PM

9. K&R. Loved it. Excellent. Glad to see her again.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 PM

10. Wish she could be president...

Such a winner.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:00 PM

11. Kicking because "liberals" should watch n/t

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

12. This is well worth watching.

Thanks for the thread, flamingdem.

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