Where does the movement for real change go from here? RoseAnn DeMoro, Rosario Dawson, Juan Gonzales, John Nichols and Naomi Klein discuss this and much more during a panel at this weekend’s People’s Summit in Chicago.
Featuring Naomi Klein, Anand Gopal, Jeremy Scahill, Owen Jones and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
An ebook of the speeches from this event is available for free here:
On inauguration day, January 20, 2017, over a thousand people gathered at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC to hear Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Anand Gopal, Owen Jones and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speak on what resistance should look like in the age of Trump and what kind of positive program we should be fighting for.
The event was sponsored by Verso Books, Haymarket Books and Jacobin Magazine.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, “No Logo,” “The Shock Doctrine,” and most recently “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate.”
Jeremy Scahill is a founding editor of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books “Dirty Wars” and “Blackwater.” Scahill’s 2013 film “Dirty Wars” was nominated for an Academy Award.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies and the author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States.
Anand Gopal was Afghanistan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East for the Atlantic, among other publications. His book “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes” was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize and for the 2014 National Book Award.
Owen Jones is a London-based writer, commentator and activist. He is the author of “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.”
The climate deal that has been negotiated at COP21 crossed multiple red lines: Scientific red lines, equity red lines, legal red lines, and more. The emissions targets outlined in the deal still amount to increases of 3 to 4 degrees Centigrade—an increase incompatible with organized civil society. So today, protesters came together in the center of Paris to say that the deal cannot be the end of our climate justice struggle. In this video dispatch, Naomi Klein outlines what has to come next.
Even as countries cobble together an agreement to curb climate change in Paris, their actions are still being influenced by some of the world’s worst polluters. Fossil fuel companies have been a surprisingly visible part of this summit.
So activists are trying to hold one of the world’s greatest climate criminals accountable through a People’s Trial of Exxon, a trial to highlight what Naomi Klein calls “the climate crime of the century.” In this conversation with Mediapart’s Jade Lindgaard, Klein explains some of the ways activists are putting pressure on the real actors of the climate change game.
Naomi Klein on Capitalism and the Climate. Filmed at the Sydney Opera House on September 5, 2015 for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Kick ass idea & a powerful argument from Naomi Klein – keep it in the ground. Klein argues for a movement to turn the current oil price shock into the dramatic shift in energy policy we need to avoid catastrophic climate change.