Naomi Klein Announces Leap Year 2016 for Activists—by Thomas Baldwin

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Leap Year 2016 – Hangout with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and more

Very important new effort for progressive activists. Watch this recording of Leap Year 2016 which was produced today–February 5. It is very worthwhile and shows the incredible leadership given by Naomi Klein and her associates on organizing “progressives” of common purpose around the climate change issue.
No more small steps for the climate and economic justice movement: now is the time to leap. A conversation with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis (This Changes Everything), Bill McKibben ( and Asad Rehman (Friend of the Earth UK) and special guests. Sponsored by

No more small steps for the climate and economic justice movement: now is the time to leap. A…


“We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.

These facts are all the more jarring because they depart so dramatically from our stated values: respect for Indigenous rights, internationalism, human rights, diversity, and environmental stewardship.

Canada is not this place today— but it could be.”

The Leap Manifesto | A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Naomi Klein, The Guardian

Naomi Klein

The Guardian

Recent articles by Naomi:

The Guardian

Dec 15, 2015

​Naomi Klein: the year ​when people yelled ‘Fire!’

From climate change to police violence and the refugee crisis, ​this was the year ​when ordinary people stood up to declare an emergency, writes the author and activist in an extract from the foreword of The Bedside Guardian 2015​ → Read More


Biographical Information

Naomi Klein – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

Born May 8, 1970 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Author, activist
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto (did not graduate)
Period 1999–present
Genre Non-fiction
Subject Anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-capitalism, environmentalism
Notable works This Changes Everything, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine
Spouse Avi Lewis
Children 1 (Toma[1])
Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corporate capitalism.[2] She first became known internationally for No Logo (1999); The Take, a documentary film aboutArgentina’s occupied factories that was written by Klein and directed by her husband Avi Lewis; and The Shock Doctrine (2007), a critical analysis of the history of neoliberal economics that was adapted into a six-minute companion film by Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón,[3] as well as a feature-length documentary by Michael Winterbottom.[4] This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014), a New York Times non-fiction bestseller and the winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction in its year.[5] Klein frequently appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers, including the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking compiled by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute,[6] Prospectmagazine’s world thinkers 2014 poll,[7] and Maclean’s 2014 Power List.[8] She is a member of the board of directors of the climate activist[9]

One response to “Naomi Klein Announces Leap Year 2016 for Activists—by Thomas Baldwin

  1. Naomi and friends; While climate change is a major problem, it is subsidiary to global human overpopulation. I have challenged many progressives to identify any significant planetary or continental environmental issue that would not be attenuated by a significant reduction in human population…which action would concurrently undermine the whole basis of the continuous growth capitalist economy.

    The problem is to gain acceptance for RHPG — Reversing Human Population Growth!

    It ideally should be consensual…and respect cultural differences…and be voluntary. BUT if we w/don’t achieve significant RHPG in the next several generations, we doom those 9-12 billions later this century to the same outcome by much more horrific means — along with most of our other currently co-habiting Earthly species.

    I welcome your considered comments…and evidence-based rebuttals (if any).

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