Naomi Klein

Activist Naomi Klein Stirs It Up By Laying Blame For Alberta Wildfire

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"This is, yes, El Nino, but it is El Nino supercharged with climate change."

Feeding Humanity In A Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 05.26.2017 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Industrial agriculture has made it possible to produce large amounts of food efficiently, but comes with problems, including pollution, reduced biodiversity, pesticide resistance and consequent increased chemical use, destruction of forests and wetlands, and human health issues such as antibiotic resistance.

As A Pragmatic Environmentalist, I Find The Leap Manifesto Wanting

Blair King | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

The Manifesto consists of a list of "15 Demands" that range from the somewhat reasonable; to the ridiculous; to the sublime. It would take numerous blog posts to address them individually. Happily, I have been writing blogs for a while and the Manifesto addresses a number of topics I have previously covered.

Leap Manifesto Should Be Reference Point For Debate: Ex-NDP MP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics

Leap Day activities are being held in parts of Canada Monday.

Weak Paris Agreement Unlikely To Achieve Climate Justice

Nick Fillmore | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

Politicians convinced themselves and the compliant mainstream media that the accord all 195 countries signed was an amazing breakthrough document. The agreement is jam-packed with lofty language and idealistic goals. However, it is totally lacking in legally binding mechanisms that will hold governments to emission limits.

No Act Is Too Small In The Fight To End Climate Change

Beverley Golden | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Beverley Golden

If you want change; be the change. Remember the power of one. If you don't do anything, nothing will change. So do something. Our future depends on it. No act is too small. How will you contribute?

Leap Manifesto's Energy Policy Leaves Rural Dwellers Out

Karen Selick | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

It would appear that Naomi Klein and her co-authors are oblivious to what's actually going on in rural Ontario. We are the backyard where all the wind turbines and solar farms are supposed to be built, providing "clean" renewable energy to clueless city dwellers. But guess what? We don't want these installations in our back yard either!

How Going Green Can Empower Some Of Canada's Most Deprived Groups

The Huffington Post Canada | Kait Howell | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Impact

This is what real reconciliation looks like...

Joshua Ostroff

Leap Manifesto: 'The Future We Want Isn't On The Ballot' | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics

"We live in a historic moment, one that demands audacity, ambition and courage."

WATCH: Why Canada Can't Use China As Their Climate Change Scapegoat

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics

"We need to get off oil in Canada. It’s the dirtiest resource we have and it’s making us into climate pariah’s on the world stage.”

Manifesto May Complicate Things For Mulcair

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics

It calls for a radical restructuring of the country's economy.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Naomi Klein

I have come to think of that night as the climate movement's coming of age: it was the moment when the realization truly sank in that no one was coming to save us. The British psychoanalyst and climate specialist Sally Weintrobe describes this as the summit's "fundamental legacy"--the acute and painful realization that our "leaders are not looking after us . . . we are not cared for at the level of our very survival." No matter how many times we have been disappointed by the failings of our politicians, this realization still comes as a blow. It really is the case that we are on our own and any credible source of hope in this crisis will have to come from below.

Naomi Klein Felt 'Impending Doom' Interviewing Ghomeshi In 1992

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Music

Since the still-growing Jian Ghomeshi story broke, people have been coming out of the woodwork claiming they knew something was amiss with the guy. Bu...

Why Capitalism Won't Leave the West

John McKay | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Some might describe it as the genius of capitalism; the ability to adapt on the fly according to the circumstances. Hence the drive to technological fixes in alternative energy generation, storage, and distribution. While the existential threat to the species is a clear and present danger, capitalism's ability to adjust is subject only to the limitations of the human mind.

A Prize Week For Authors In Canada

Stephen Weir | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada
Stephen Weir

Yesterday it was the Giller. This morning it was the Griffin and the Weston Prizes and this weekend Word On The Street. This week is the busiest time ...

What Naomi Klein Needs To Learn About Alberta vs. Other Oil Jurisdictions

Cody Battershill | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

There's something about a new Naomi Klein book that always seems to attract a lot of attention. And not just from middle-of-the-road Western Canadians like myself who work hard for a living and enjoy the beautiful, natural settings where we live, work and raise our families. No, Klein even seems to attract the ire of -- you guessed it -- "big environmentalism." It's a credit to her proven ability to lay out the controversial argument. People love that.

EXCERPT: There Is No Planet B

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Dr. Warren Bell, a British Columbia GP, addressed the Joint Review Panel hearings on the Enbridge pipeline on January 28, 2013. Bell, who has training in psychology, said the toxic Enbridge controversy is a symptom of "structural pathology" at the heart of Canada's government.

Naomi Klein Calls for Economic Pressure on Egypt over Detention of Canadian Filmmaker, Doctor

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Democracy Now!

Two Canadian citizens -- acclaimed Toronto filmmaker John Greyson and medical doctor Tarek Loubani -- have been jailed for more than a month-and-a-hal...

The Hidden Genocide of Muslims

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.

To the Jews in Jerusalem: "Get Out or We'll Start Shooting!"

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

"We say get out, or you're dead!" "We'll give them two minutes and start shooting!" Elias Hazineh, former President of Palestine House spoke these wo...

Has the WWF Sold Out?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Nick Fillmore

Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. There are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combating the most serious threat to earth -- climate change. The magnitude of the crisis facing humankind cannot be overstated.

Anti-Semitism: A Root Cause of Terrorism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

The root cause of terrorism is hate, and anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism is one of the greatest, most enduring of all hates. It was Daniel Patrick Moynihan...

The Week That Was: In With the New Year (and Editor)

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

For me, the final days of 2012 were a sneak peak at an exciting new professional beginning: taking the helm as managing editor for blogs at HuffPost Canada. There's a frenetic and lively conversation going on here, and I look forward to both helping steward it and diving headlong into it myself. This is what has impressed me most so far: HuffPost bloggers do not all sing from the same song sheet. While one calls out the NRA, another insists that guns aren't the root of our violence problem. That diversity of opinion is a large part of what drew me here, and I suspect it's part of what draws you too.

Idle No More: A Gift to Canadians

Naomi Klein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Naomi Klein

I woke up just past midnight with a bolt. My six-month-old son was crying. He has a cold -- the second of his short life -- and his blocked nose frightens him. I was about to get up when he started snoring again. I, on the other hand, was wide awake. A single thought entered my head: Chief Theresa Spence is hungry. Her hunger is not just speaking to Stephen Harper. It is also speaking to all of us, telling us that the time for bitching and moaning is over. Now is the time to act, to stand strong and unbending for the people, places and principles that we love.

TransCanada Hires Obama-Linked Lobbyists To Promote Pipeline

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Some lobbyists for a controversial pipeline project stretching from the Alberta oilsands to the Gulf of Mexico need no introduction to confid...