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“This Changes Everything”: Capitalism & Climate Change (VIDEO)

Avi Lewis, the Canadian documentary film maker, appeared in the latest episode of The Laura Flanders Show to talk about his new documentary “This Changes Everything,” a companion piece to the book of the same name by his spouse, Naomi Klein.

“The Problem is The Story”: a clip from the documentary, and a flawed thesis on climate change — that human beings’ innate greed is the cause of climate change. Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein on why that philosophy is hurting the cause.

Also, Laura has some thoughts on women’s leadership in radical movements:

They come from sacrifice zones, the very same places the powers that be have written off for environmental or ecological devastation. There’s another thing about those leaders too. From Beijing to Montana to the Alberta Tar Sands, those in the front lines of resistance are women.

If you want to hear about Naomi Klein’s investigation of modern capitalism and climate change, here’s a lengthy discussion she had last year with The Guardian:

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter introduces Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, during a press briefing to announce the award of the long range strike bomber contract in the Pentagon, Oct. 27, 2015. During her comments, James stated that we need to invest the right people, technology, capability, and training to defend the nation and its interest--always with affordability and tight budgets in mind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.