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Sun May 15, 2016, 12:09 PM

For Inspiring 'A New Agenda,' Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

Source: CommonDreams by Staff Writer Deirdre Fulton

Citing her work "exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis," the Sydney Peace Foundation has awarded its 2016 Peace Prize to author and activist Naomi Klein.

That work, said the jury, inspires people "to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality," and serves as a reminder "of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice."

Responding to the news, the 46-year-old author of This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo said she hoped the award would highlight the need for a "justice-based transition from fossil fuels, highlighting policies that dramatically lower emissions while creating huge numbers of jobs and battling systemic inequalities."

"It comes at a time when the impacts of the climate crisis are being acutely felt, from the devastating bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef to the horrific wildfires tearing across my own country," said Klein, who lives in Canada. "A great many people know in their hearts that now is the time for bold action..."

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/15/inspiring-new-agenda-naomi-klein-wins-2016-sydney-peace-prize

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Sun May 15, 2016, 12:12 PM

1. Naimi Klein is genius, honest and a Canadain national treasure.. no a WORLD treasure....

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Sun May 15, 2016, 12:12 PM

2. K&R!!

Yes now is the time for bold action. Naomi Klein deserves every recognition.

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Sun May 15, 2016, 12:38 PM

3. It is a Civilizational Wake-Up Call Spoken in the Language of Fires, Floods, Droughts, & Extinctions

“Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate



It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate



“So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate




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Sun May 15, 2016, 05:16 PM

4. well deserved.

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