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  • Another Climate Alarmist Lets It Slip: Why They Want To Scare You

    11/03/2015 7:39:54 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 10-8-15 | KERRY JACKSON
    (Snip) Klein says she "spent six years wandering through the wreckage caused by the carbon in the air and the economic system that put it there." Clearly, it is her goal to shatter the free-market system. The climate? It's just a vehicle, a pretext for uprooting the only economic system in history that has brought prosperity and good health. Klein's statement is perfectly in line with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in fact is almost an echo. Figueres acknowledged earlier this year that the environmental activists' goal is not to spare the...
  • Pope Francis’ Marxist Adviser, Naomi Klein

    09/26/2015 3:19:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 30, 2015 | S. Noble
    A very high profile anti-Capitalist from Canada named Naomi Klein has been invited by Pope Francis to join forces with Climate Change activist and senior aide to the Pope, Cardinal Peter Turkson. Together they will lead a prominent conference on the environment with churchmen, scientists, and activists. The conference will exclude climate change doubters and moderates. The Pope had walked back some of his comments on the economy which were anti-Capitalist but Klein says he got it right the first time – we need to overturn Capitalism. Klein spoke at Occupy Wall Street, is, according to the guardian, is a...
  • Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

    08/24/2015 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Green Jihad ^ | 8/19/2015
    The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowing capitalism. “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.” The Heartland article goes on to say: For the author,...
  • Vatican Hosts Climate Commie Naomi Klein

    07/04/2015 11:54:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Blount
    You can tell a lot about powerful people by who comes to visit them. For example, in the early years of the Obama Administration, his #1 visitor was pro-communist SEIU leader Andy Stern. Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is a regular, and his still more rabidly anti-Caucasian colleague Malik Shabazz appears to have coming a'calling too. Regarding the new Pope: The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular...
  • Naomi Klein at the Vatican: This Changes Everything!

    07/01/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/15 | Judi McLeod
    WHEE!!! The sound of the devil doing cartwheels of glee all over the Vatican. “The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. (AP, July 1, 2015) “Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish feminist,” she never expected to be invited to the Vatican. But there she was among the angels and saints of the ages, at home among their very relics all the same. Not just at the Vatican getting to lecture the...
  • Pope Francis Recruits Naomi Klein in Climate Change Battle

    06/28/2015 11:32:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/27/15 | Rosie Scammell
    Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming. Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate...
  • The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Falling Gas Prices

    12/11/2014 7:08:04 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    cato ^ | 12-11-2014 | RANDAL O'TOOLE
    A left-coast writer named Mark Morford thinks that gas prices falling to $2 a gallon would be the worst thing to happen to America. After all, he says, the wrong people would profit: oil companies (why would oil companies profit from lower gas prices?), auto makers, and internet retailers like Amazon that offer free shipping. If falling gas prices are the worst for America, then the best, Morford goes on to say, would be to raise gas taxes by $6 a gallon and dedicate all of the revenue to (boondoggles) “alternative energy and transport, environmental protections, our busted educational system,...
  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • The It Girl Of Climate Change Doesn't Get It

    09/24/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | Margaret Wente
    Naomi Klein is by all accounts a wonderful person – warm, low-key, modest, committed and enormously hard-working. She also looks terrific in a crisp white shirt, which is what she wore for a recent photo shoot for Vogue. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Vogue is interested in fashionable intellectuals, and right now there’s no intellectual more fashionable than Ms. Klein. She told Vogue that her new book, This Changes Everything, is “a book about climate change for people who don’t read books about climate change.”
  • (Islamic-Nazi alliance) Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust

    10/04/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    NationalPost ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | T. hopper
    Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust Tristin Hopper | Oct 4, 2012 2:35 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 4:38 PM ET More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper The Free Gaza Movement, a U.S.-based activist group known for provisioning ships to run the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, was hit with charges of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after posting a tweet claiming that Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” read a tweet posted Sunday to @freegazaorg, the official Twitter feed of the group, which includes...
  • Radical Son Holds the Key to Naomi Klein’s Love of Hamas

    06/24/2010 6:06:42 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 12 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jeanette Pryor
    The Amazon best-seller No Logo was penned, ironically, by anti-capitalist activist Naomi Klein. Asked during a Big Think interview why she became involved in politics, the Canadian journalist replied: “There was a moment where I became involved in politics as a university student, and that was a very political school shooting. A man named Mark Lepine who had tried to get into this school but he hadn’t…decided it was because there was affirmative action for women, so he went into the engineering department and he separated the men from the women and said, ‘You’re all a bunch of f-ing...
  • Naomi Klein's TIFF protest is an attack on our freedom

    09/11/2009 7:45:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 755+ views
    National Post ^ | September 11 2009 Never forget! | Robert Lantos
    Unlike Naomi Klein, I am not a professional agitator and I don't write political missives for a living. I am, however, a filmmaker and I have a very long history with the Toronto International Film Festival, which I have had the honour of opening 10 times. I write this from the set of Mordecai Richler's Barney's Version, whose hero, Barney Panofsky, would share my view that enough is enough! The difference between most people and professional liars is that the latter have no shame. They will proclaim as the gospel truth, without blushing and without the slightest hesitation, any falsehood...
  • Israeli apartheid and the Albanian-speaking bears (Meanwhile, from planet Klein…)

    01/17/2009 10:27:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 305+ views
    National Post ^ | January 17 2008 | George Jonas
    ... Ms. Klein’s column in The Nation did read like a message form another planet but, just like the bear-killer’s delusion, it did have a certain internal logic. A bear that conspires to take over the world may have to be shot, and a political system “infinitely worse than apartheid” may have to be boycotted. That the Jewish state is “infinitely worse than apartheid” is the opinion of South Africa’s Minister of Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, quoted with approval by Ms. Klein. We, in this solar system, may find the parallel daunting, but those who inhabit Ms. Klein’s universe could conclude,...
  • Naomi Klein: Enough. It's time for a boycott (As was done to stop Apartheid in South Africa)

    01/09/2009 7:32:06 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10 January 2009 | Naomi Klein
    It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on "people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era". The campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions was born. Every day that Israel pounds Gaza brings more converts...
  • Now for the real Shock Doctrine (Obama and the rise of Disaster Socialism)

    11/25/2008 1:46:37 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 969+ views
    National Post ^ | November 24 2008 | Terence Corcoran
    As is now well known, Barack Obama’s new Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, told a Wall Street Journal conference last week that, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” He added, his eye on the worsening financial environment, that “This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.” President-elect Obama appears to be taking the crisis strategy to heart. Announcing his economic team yesterday, Mr. Obama spoke of an economic crisis of “historic proportions” that requires immediate response: “If we do not act swiftly and boldly, most experts believe we...
  • “Media Reform” Activists Cheer Obama (and FCC commish Copps cheers along with them)

    06/09/2008 9:53:13 AM PDT · by bamahead · 35 replies · 125+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, June 9, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Minneapolis: Dropping any pretense of objectivity and non-partisanship, the “National Conference for Media Reform” on Saturday night turned into a Barack Obama-for-President rally, as left-wing media figure Arianna Huffington denounced Senator and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a “Trojan horse for the right” who had “sold his soul” to become president. Several speakers, including Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps, used the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes, we can,” as they urged the thousands of “progressives” in the audience to bring “change” to Washington, D.C. --------------------------------------------------------- Meanwhile, a Canadian, Naomi Klein, who writes for the British Guardian and The Nation...
  • Milton Friedman Debates Naomi Klein

    01/12/2008 10:30:18 AM PST · by Advocate123 · 4 replies · 140+ views
    Copious Dissent - Your Daily Dose of Liberty ^ | January 1, 2008 | Devil's Advocate
    Folks, if you don't like the video below, there is something wrong with you. I've had some practice making these YouTube videos over the last week, and I think I finally know what works. You can only expect better ones to come. This is the fifth, and possibly final, compilation of videos that I titled, "Naomi Klein: Shockingly Ignorant." Since she loves to distort what Milton Friedman stood for, I thought I would let Milton debate her in his own words. He makes her look like a fool.
  • The Launch of MoonbatTV

    07/04/2005 7:03:27 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 03, 2005
    With a star-studded team of certified, dyed-in-the-wool progressive nutbars of every flavor, including Medea Benjamin, Tony Benn, Helen Caldicott, Linda Foley (yes!), Janeane Garofalo, Naomi Klein, Gore Vidal, and Howard Zinn, Independent World Television is poised to capture the enormous, heretofore-untapped global market for demented leftist raving. (Hat tip: Chrenkoff.) The network is raising a $7 million start-up budget from individual donors and foundations. The MacArthur, Ford and Phoebe Haas Trust foundations and the Canadian Auto Workers Union have contributed to a planning study. In its next phase, IWTnews will build the online community necessary for an international mass fundraising...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day - (Naomi Klein in The Nation)

    03/13/2005 9:39:03 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 406+ views
    LIBERAL LUNACY.NET ^ | MARCH 13, 2005 | Staff
    Naomi Klein, writing in The Nation magazine asks the question, "Can Democracy Survive Bush's Embrace?" Klein writes, “It started off as a joke and has now become vaguely serious: the idea that Bono might be named president of the World Bank.” Bono talks to Republicans as they like to see themselves: not as administrators of a diminishing public sphere they despise but as CEOs of a powerful private corporation called America. "Brand USA is in's a problem for business." The solution is "to re-describe ourselves to a world that is unsure of our values." Klein continues, “The Bush Administration...
  • Anti-Hollywood Activists Try to Upstage Venice Fest

    09/06/2004 1:52:43 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 7 replies · 563+ views
    VENICE (Reuters) - While stars sip martinis poolside at the Venice Film Festival, down the beach hundreds of activists are staging a "camp-in" to protest against Hollywood blockbusters and high ticket prices at the competition. The T-shirt and flip-flop wearing crowd has stormed the red carpet twice, marched down the Lido's main avenues in anti-war protests and on Sunday night they occupied the exclusive terrace at the Excelsior Hotel where actors go to see and be seen. "That was our masterpiece, our crowning achievement so far," said Luca Casarini, an anti-globalization activist and one of the organizers of the anti-festival...
  • The multibillion robbery the US calls reconstruction (Barf alert)

    06/26/2004 12:42:04 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies · 117+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Saturday June 26, 2004 | Naomi Klein
    Good news out of Baghdad: the Program Management Office, which oversees the $18.4bn in US reconstruction funds, has finally set a goal it can meet. Sure, electricity is below pre-war levels, the streets are rivers of sewage and more Iraqis have been fired than hired. But now the PMO has contracted the British mercenary firm Aegis to protect its employees from "assassination, kidnapping, injury and" - get this - "embarrassment". I don't know if Aegis will succeed in protecting PMO employees from violent attack, but embarrassment? I'd say mission already accomplished. The people in charge of rebuilding Iraq can't be...
  • $500 Billion fire sale (U.S. taxpayers to insure Iraq reconstruction!)

    01/17/2004 3:16:50 PM PST · by Melinator · 45 replies · 268+ views
    The Guardian U.K. ^ | January 17, 2004 | Naomi Klein
    The $500 billion fire sale In a shattered postwar Iraq, there are rich pickings to be had - and for US businesses at least, it promises to be a risk-free bonanza. Naomi Klein joins those at a trade show jostling for a stake Saturday January 17, 2004 The Guardian It's 8.40am, and the Sheraton Hotel ballroom thunders with the sound of plastic explosives pounding against metal. No, this is not the Sheraton in Baghdad, it's the one in Arlington, Virginia. And it's not a real terrorist attack, it's a hypothetical one. The screen at the front of the room is...
  • This is really a war on dissenters [Canadian Naomi Klein cleaves to commies, thugs & terrorists]

    09/12/2003 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Stultis · 4 replies · 320+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | 8 September 2003 | Naomi Klein
    Permit me to put my comments upfront to reduce flammage. I'm posting this vomitous rant because of the violent, murderous, left-wing and/or islamist insurgencies and organizations that Klien lauds, glorifies or defends. This provides the beginning of a pretty fair rundown of the main terrorist outfits the hard-left is pushing as "liberation" movements. Please feel free to add to the list This is really a war on dissentersSeptember 8, 2003 The Marriott Hotel in Jakarta was still burning when Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia's Security Minister, explained the implications of the day's attack: "Those who criticise about human rights being breached...
  • There's gold in them there Iraqi hills (Molly Ivins moo-moo barf alert!)

    06/22/2003 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 14 replies · 245+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 22, 2003 | Molly Ivins
    My, my, my, the great Iraqi Gold Rush is on, and who should be there at the front of the line, right along with Halliburton and Bechtel, but our old friends at WorldCom -- perpetrator of the largest accounting fraud in American history. WorldCom, shortly to become MCI, has been given a contract worth $45 million in the short term to build a wireless phone network in Iraq. I learned via The Associated Press that Washington Technology, a trade newspaper that follows computing-related sales to the U.S. government, "found WorldCom jumped to eighth among all federal technology contractors in 2002,...
  • Don't Turn Iraq Over to the UN: "No UN Mr. Bush, and particularly no Canadians."

    04/11/2003 3:49:16 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 662+ views
    The National Post via ^ | April 11, 2003 | Elizabeth Nickson
    Glad to hear that George Bush is still lukewarm on the United Nations. It appears that the age of bending over for this crowd of quasi-legitimate, whining third-rate bullies is fast drawing to a close. The sooner the better, for the Third World especially, since you and I can dodge the UN quite well thanks. So to George W., I say, let them hand out food and organize medical aid. Anything else? You do it, you're competent. And for heaven's sake, if there are Canadians begging to be included, like I don't know, say, Stephen Lewis, how about a nice...
  • Why Naomi Klein needs to grow up (Globalization and Its Discontents)

    11/09/2002 8:23:55 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 197+ views
    Economist ^ | 7 November 2002 | Unknown
    THE battle to save the world is an arduous and paradoxical one. Today's most visible scourge of globalisation and brands is herself an inexhaustible globetrotting brand: a 32-year-old Canadian journalist, armed with little more than a portable computer, a plane ticket and Internet access. Naomi Klein is the pre-eminent figure (she would deplore the term “leader”) in a worldwide protest movement against companies, free trade and global integration—in effect, against capitalism—that has no name or organisation, but is the most vigorous expression of leftist sentiment since the 1960s. The movement burst on to the scene in Seattle in December 1999,...