Saturday, October 18, 2014

Video - Naomi Klein on Bottom Up Leadership and "Brutal" Capitalism


Naomi Klein discusses her new book, This Changes Everything, in which she says it's time to stop counting on the politicians to save the planet. The real enemy is the brutal form of capitalism that is fundamentally at odds with what we need to do to combat climate change. She is opposed to deregulation and other tenants of conservatism as espoused by the ruling Canadian Conservative government under Stephen Harper. "We need bold collective action," she said, "beyond individual shopping decisions."

Politicians are not the solution according to Klein. She says there needs to be a "push from below." The leaders are in their streets pushing against those whose business model would destroy the planet.

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