≡ Menu

This Changes Everything: An interview with Naomi Klein

Extrativism takes a steep toll on the environment at the Alberta Tar Sands.

Extractivism takes a steep toll on the environment at the Alberta Tar Sands.

Capitalism is on a death ride, and it’s taking all of us with it. So argues Naomi Klein in her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.

The book is a galvanizing and potent dose of real talk, filled with harrowing stories of the immense damage done by free-market capitalism gone amok. But there’s still time (not much) to stave off a fossil-fuel driven endgame, argues Klein.

“Nothing is going to change until there are broad-based, muscular mass movements that are fighting for change,” says Klein, on the phone from Portland, Ore. “And not just polite NGOs having meetings with lawmakers. These should be political communities deeply invested in social change, much like the labor movement and the Civil Rights movement.”

– My interview with journalist Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine, No Logo) about her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate  appears in this week’s North Bay Bohemian.