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One hoax to rule them all

One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media and activist geniuses.

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What people believe: How three books shaped my view of 'truth'

A couple of years ago I read a fabulous book by James Scott called Seeing like a State. Rather than portraying an in-depth look at the unique complexities of one failed (or floundering) state, he took a refreshingly more contextualized approach.

By widening his gaze and looking at the commonalities across the globe and over time, Scott makes some similarities among them embarrassingly apparent. In doing so, he suggests that the failures which have been historically noted as disastrous examples of poor decision making are anything but exceptional.


Naomi Klein to police: 'Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!'

After the widely condemned police brutality during the G20 Summit in Toronto, crowds gathered for a protest in front of Police Headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28, 2010. Naomi Klein spoke to them there.
Crowds gathered to protest G20 police behaviour in front of police headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28.

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Naomi Klein speaking at the Peoples' Social Forum

The Peoples' Social Forum was held last week in Ottawa. was there, recording. The rabble podcast network's flagship program rabble radio assembled selections each day, for special episodes.

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Watch Live from the Peoples' Social Forum

The Peoples' Social Forum starts today, and is there. Watch live as speakers from across Canada share their ideas, strategies, tactics and successes in progressive social change.

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Watch the book trailer for 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate'

The new book by Naomi Klein. In stores September 16 and available for pre-order. For more information, tour dates, or to buy the book:

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon -- it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.

Watch LIVE August 21-24! #PSF2014 Opening Ceremony, Naomi Klein and Parliament Hill rally! has partnered with the Peoples Social Forum, with the support of the PSAC and CUPW, to bring you the #PSF2014 live from the Peoples' Square including Naomi Klein's address. Tune in here or below starting at noon EST. and 99%Média have also partnered to bring you coverage of a selection of workshops. See the schedule here.

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Naomi Klein: Unifor should fight for a green labour revolution

This article was originally published by the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) and is reprinted here with permission. 

 Naomi Klein urged members at the founding convention of Unifor in Toronto to take the lead in ushering in a green labour revolution, setting out a bold vision to reverse the damage of the neoliberal era and create just and dignified work while simultaneously protecting the environment.

The best-selling author argued that climate change is not a threat to jobs, but is instead the most important tool and argument against the austerity agenda that is working neither for people nor the planet.


Video of Naomi Klein speaking at B-Fest: 'Greeks live the Shock Doctrine'

Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein spoke recently in Athens, in her first visit to Europe since the economic crisis hit. 

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