On Fri. Apr. 8, the city of Winnipeg played host to celebrated journalist, columnist and activist Naomi Klein. The talk was sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office.
The legendary author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism has distinguished herself as one of the world’s pre-eminent critics of corporate globalization and corporate capitalism.
With her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, Klein focuses her gaze not only on the climate crisis, but the capitalist economic system that has fostered it.
The book spawned the recent film of the same name, produced by her partner Avi Lewis and herself. The film made its debut at the Toronto Independent Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Klein brought the climate theme up to date in her Winnipeg talk, held downtown at Knox United Church. She talked about the new normal under the new Trudeau government, she broke down the science and how it should guide policy, and she elaborated on the Leap manifesto, arguably one of the leading policy documents on the Canadian left today.
This audio was recorded by University of Winnipeg-based CKUW 95.9 FM: