No, Not NEOM Nor Even Women Can Save Saudi Arabia and its Monarchy from Peak Oil and Collapse [part 1/2]

You know things have taken a turn for the desperate when women have started to drive. Or rather, when they're about to start driving in Saudi Arabia. Although repeated efforts over the years to allow Saudi Arabian Miss Daisies to drive themselves haven't managed to budge things in the slightest,

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Politics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse [part 2/4]

Avi Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Michele Landsberg & Naomi Klein at the *This Changes Everything* premiere at the Ryerson Theatre / Toronto International Film Festival (Ryerson, the university where I decided to not graduate from the film studies program) Much as it came as a surprise to me, it's probably not very

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Energy Depletion Dismissal is Just as Bad as Climate Change Denial [part 1/4]

(photo by Adolfo Lujan) Over the years I've had the pleasure of chatting with Naomi Klein on a few different occasions; there was that first Prairie Festival at the Land Institute in Kansas that we both happened to attend in 2010, that second Prairie Festival which she spoke at in