North Bay Organizing Project proudly presents:
Naomi Klein speaking on her new book: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Friday, October 17 at 7:00pm
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa, California
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate is the most provocative, important, and personal book yet from Naomi Klein, author of the award-winning #1 global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. The New Yorker calls Naomi Klein “the most visible and influential figure on the American left—what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago,” and Rachel Maddow called The Shock Doctrine “The only book of the last few years in American publishing that I would describe as a mandatory must-read.” With This Changes Everything, which is being published just before the U.N. Climate Summit on September 23, Klein offers a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis is an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways.
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. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate: We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies, and reclaiming our democracies. Klein also builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to reduce gaping inequalities.
She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why leaving the crisis to the market has not—and cannot—fix the problem but will instead make things worse, by unleashing ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and the author of the critically acclaimed #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which The New York Times called “a movement bible.” Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and a syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian. She is a member of the board of directors of 350.org and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute.
Co-Sponsored by: LandPaths, Sonoma County Conservation Action, North Bay Labor Council, SEIU Local 1021, Chicano and Latino Studies at SSU, North Bay Jobs With Justice, Project Censored, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, Conservation Fund for Action, Transit Riders United, Climate Protection Campaign,