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Naomi Klein Awarded 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

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Climate justice activist and author, Naomi Klein, has been awarded the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize by the Sydney Peace Foundation. The foundation’s mission is devoted to peace with justice.

Klein is renown for her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. She has also played a vital role in initiating The Leap Manifesto movement in Canada, which aims to embody the “change” principles laid out in her book…

SOURCE: Sydney Peace Foundation

The 2016 Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads: “Naomi Klein: 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, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”

SOURCE: Common Dreams

For Inspiring ‘A New Agenda,’ Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize…

Responding to the news, the 46-year-old author of This Changes EverythingThe 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. Yet political leadership is still lacking—and nowhere more so than in Australia.” ~ Deirdre Fulton

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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