Naomi Klein

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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(...)

St Patrick’s Day in New York. “I think Irish people feel particularly affected by Trump’s rise to power, because the US, in many ways, is only down the road.”

Reading the New York Times every morning is akin to rolling the dice on Jumaiji. Summoning a stampede of terrible ideas live from Trump HQ;the latest (...)

Global issue: miners in Poland, whose coal industry employs 150,000 people. Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

What will happen to the thousands of people who work in Ireland’s peat-fired power stations, to the many tens of thousands who mine coal and drill fo(...)

Naomi Klein: the commitment to perpetual growth is incompatible with planetary limits. Photograph: Getty Images

‘The climate crisis, by presenting the species with an existential crisis and putting us on a firm and unyielding science-based deadline, might just b(...)

Irish cute hoorism is often applauded in politics. But in Danny Healy-Rae’s case his is devoid of tactical skill, and his particular brand of it – not yet has polished as Michael’s – is stupidity dressed up as self-interest.

At the RDS in Dublin last Thursday night, Naomi Klein asked the sold-out audience, “I was wondering if Danny Healy-Rae made it?… I saw all kinds of pe(...)

The Gloaming at Body & Soul is one of the best bookings this summer

What’s hot ‘Town Is Dead’ The guys behind Alice In Funderland have a new musical at the Abbey in June, booking now Talking authors Naomi Klein an(...)

Costumed activists demonstrate near the Eiffel Tower during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

The Paris climate change conference was a triumph of diplomacy, delivering an agreed text among 195 states with a definite programme of action flowin(...)

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the range of initiatives to combat climate change - from new technology, to conservations, to behaviour change - were brilliant but needed to be implemented swiftly. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images.

Many impressive responses to climate change have emerged in recent years but they need to be deployed immediately to avoid the rapid rise of world tem(...)

Pope Francis –   insists on the importance of recognising difference: “Learning to accept our body, to care for it and to respect its fullest meaning, is an essential element of any genuine human ecology.”  Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Last week the Green Party hosted an event discussing socially responsible and community-based business models but also emphasised that there would be (...)

Canadian social activist Naomi Klein gestures during a press conference at the Vatican on Wednesday. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.

Pope Francis would appear to have won himself a new and not entirely expected admirer in the person of Canadian writer and social activist Naomi Klein(...)

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