Naomi Klein

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Canadian author, journalist and social activist Naomi Klein: “We are in this period of this profound social fragmentation and one of the things that this framework gives us is a sense of common purpose.” Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

If we’re going to save the planet, do we have to get rid of capitalism first? It’s not an abstract question these days. As the traditional political l(...)

Historically, the postal vote was the only option for people with disabilities. Official designated polling stations were not accessible. Photograph: iStock

The American mid-term elections last November saw a powerful surge in the number of women elected. Within this cohort, an unprecedented number of Nati(...)

US president Donald Trump tweeted about Apple CEO Tim Cook, calling him Tim Apple to ‘save time’. Photograph:  Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump, self-professed “very stable genius”, gave the world some unintended brilliance last week in his praise for Apple chief executive Tim Coo(...)

Naoise Nunn: “I’m delighted to bring the ethos and the fun of Leviathan to the Library of Progress at Body&Soul later this month.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse The venue was the Hub on Dublin’s Eus(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Jenny Fran Davis: Everything Must Go digs into the transactional nature of relationships

“I’m supertired of selling parts of myself in exchange for love from other people.” The transactional nature of relationships is the nub of Everything(...)

Russell Brand: his podcast is a mix of intellectual interrogations, social justice advocacy and  musings on his drug addict past. Photograph:  Ken McKay/ITV/REX

Russell Brand is a (self-confessed) narcissistic celebrity but there is something undeniably charismatic about the articulate comedian whose new podca(...)

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Just over 10 years ago, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former US vice-president Al Gore, opened in cinemas. Jollied along by Gore’s now well-travell(...)

 Naomi Klein’s new book,  ‘No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics’, examines  Donald Trump’s election. File photograph: Ed Kashi

Last month’s general election turned British politics upside-down, leaving the victorious Conservatives in despair and Labour joyful in defeat. Jeremy(...)

Apollo House should embolden not just activists in other sectors, but people inspired by activism. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After Apollo House, after a large protest movement forced the Government to roll back on charging people for water, as the movement for women’s repro(...)

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