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Sydney Peace Prize to go to Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein to be awarded 2016 Sydney Peace Prize, SMH,  May 14, 2016


  Naomi Klein is not someone you might think of foremost as a peacenik, per se.

The iconoclastic author, perhaps the most prominent leftist thinker of her generation, has been a dogged proponent of other political crusades during her career – from the anti-globalisation movement virtually defined by her 2000 manifesto No Logo, to Occupy Wall Street, and later and most prominently, the climate-change activism of her 2014 tome This Changes Everything, which made a forceful case for not only why climate change was an urgent crisis, but why systemic change to global capitalism is the only solution.

But six months from now, Klein will travel to Australia to be named the recipient of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize.

The Sydney Peace Foundation, which is located within the University of Sydney and receives support from the City of Sydney, chose Klein, the jury said, for “exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality”………

Naomi Klein will deliver the 2016 City of Sydney Peace Prize lecture at Sydney Town Hall on November 11.

May 14, 2016 - Posted by | General News

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