Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style

[Naomi Klein, The Progressive]
We are in a progressive moment, a moment when the ground is shifting beneath our feet, and anything is possible. What we considered unimaginable about what could be said and hoped for a year ago is now possible. At a time like this, it is absolutely critical that we be as clear [...]

Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction

[Naomi Klein, Morphizm]
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 Praise of a Rocky Transition

[Naomi Klein, Morphizm]
The more details emerge, the clearer it becomes that Washington’s handling of the Wall Street bailout is not merely incompetent. It is borderline criminal.

In a moment of high panic in late September, the US Treasury unilaterally pushed through a radical change in how bank mergers are taxed — a change long sought by [...]

The Bailout: Bush’s Final Pillage

[Naomi Klein, Morphizm]
In the final days of the election, many Republicans seem to have given up the fight for power. But don’t be fooled: that doesn’t mean they are relaxing. If you want to see real Republican elbow grease, check out the energy going into chucking great chunks of the $700 billion bailout out the [...]

New Orleans Won’t Be Ignored

[Naomi Klein, The Nation]
The early results are in: Hurricane Gustav has helped John McCain’s bid for the White House. This is nothing short of incredible.

In the combination of New Orleans and hurricanes, we have the most powerful argument possible for the necessity of “change.” It’s all there: gaping inequality, deep racism, crumbling public infrastructure, global [...]

Disneyraq: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

The following article you are about to read is true. I researched and wrote it for AlterNet, and it is real. It is costly, and it will cost much more than money once all is said and done. It is what Americans have left to give when nothing is left to give. It is the [...]