2020-03-19 12:00:18

Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Author, activist and journalist Naomi Klein says the coronavirus crisis, like earlier ones, could be a catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities while offering next to nothing to most workers and small businesses.

In 2007, Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”

Now she argues President Trump’s plan is a pandemic shock doctrine.

In a new video for The Intercept, where she is a senior correspondent, Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Capitalism Coronavirus COVID-19 Democracy Now! Economy Free Speech TV Naomi Klein United States

Economy

The Rick Smith Show

June 14 - John L. Lewis Calls for Strike

June 14 - John L. Lewis Calls for Strike

The David Pakman Show

Art Laffer: "Minorities...Aren't Worth $15/Hour"

Art Laffer: "Minorities...Aren't Worth $15/Hour"

Democracy Now!

Historic But Inadequate: Joseph Stiglitz on G7 Deal to Back a 15% Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate

Historic But Inadequate: Joseph Stiglitz on G7 Deal to Back a 15% Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate

The Thom Hartmann Program

Richard Wolff: The Economy is In Trouble

Richard Wolff: The Economy is In Trouble

The David Pakman Show

Trump and 2 Senators Think They'll Be "Reinstated"

Trump and 2 Senators Think They'll Be "Reinstated"

Democracy Now!

Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War

Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War

Democracy Now!

50 Years After Pentagon Papers, Ellsberg Reveals US Weighed 1958 Nuclear Strike on China over Taiwan

50 Years After Pentagon Papers, Ellsberg Reveals US Weighed 1958 Nuclear Strike on China over Taiwan

The David Pakman Show

30% of Republicans Think Trump Will Be "Reinstated"

30% of Republicans Think Trump Will Be "Reinstated"

Related

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Economic Update: The Center Cannot Hold

Economic Update: The Center Cannot Hold

The Rick Smith Show

June 14 - John L. Lewis Calls for Strike

June 14 - John L. Lewis Calls for Strike

The David Pakman Show

Anti-Vax Pharmacist Gets 3 Years in Prison

Anti-Vax Pharmacist Gets 3 Years in Prison

Democracy Now!

Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War

Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War

Proud Partners