Naomi Klein to Speak at Occupy Wall Street Protest

By Jason Boog Comment

At 6 p.m. tonight, The Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein will speak at the Occupy Wall Street protest open forum.

Klein (pictured, via Ed Kashi) recently wrote about the protests: “This is not the time to be looking for ways to dismiss a nascent movement against the power of capital, but to do the opposite: to find ways to embrace it, support it and help it grow into its enormous potential. With so much at stake, cynicism is a luxury we simply cannot afford.”

Last night, hundreds of reported heavy police action in the wake of a massive march. To help you follow the breaking story, we’ve created a short but informative list of writers on Twitter covering the protest movement…

Laurie Penny: Writer, journalist, feminist, reprobate. Working mainly for the New Statesman. Tweets are in a personal capacity.

Anjali Mullany: Social Media Editor @NYDailyNews. I tweet here about stories that interest me + journalism & innovation. RTs & follows aren’t necessarily endorsements.

Ryan Devereaux: Journalist with Democracy Now! I have also contributed to The Nation, Salon, AlterNet, New America Media and The Indypendent. Views expressed are my own.allisonkilkenny

Allison Kilkenny: Co-host of Citizen Radio and contributing reporter for The Nation. Blog at

Zachary Roberts: Journalist, film maker, photographer