In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
After rolling back infrastructure protections, the Trump administration may avoid confronting the role of climate change in recent storms.
The author and activist offers five steps on how to recognize—and fight back against—the president's "wildly pro-corporate policies."
In an appearance on "Moyers & Company" over the weekend, Naomi Klein told Bill Moyers that the recent devastation left by Superstorm Sandy could be the catalyst for economic and political change in this country.
This is one instance in which we would hope that Naomi Klein wouldn't get it right, but as the "Shock Doctrine" author explains in this "Democracy Now!" interview, certain current events (ahem, Gov Scott Walker) point to a troubling trend taking hold in the US .
The "Shock Doctrine" author tells Laura Flanders, "We have to build that independent left. It has to be so strong and so radical and so militant and so powerful that it becomes irresistible."
A recent squabble between "The Shock Doctrine" author Naomi Klein and the director who is adapting her book into a documentary film has led Klein to ask that her name be taken off the credits. Conflict reportedly arose over the form of the documentary, and the director's use of narration rather than interviews as the key story-telling device.
Here's a sound bite for the ages: "The Shock Doctrine" author Naomi Klein was one of the panelists on the Sept. 19 episode of "Real Time With Bill Maher," and when the conversation inevitably turned to Sarah Palin, Klein pronounced the GOP VP nominee to be "basically Bush in drag."
Critics and challengers of Naomi Klein's work had better take a close look at her latest book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," before launching their attacks. This is one writer whose research and documentation are so exhaustive that would-be detractors will not only find her analysis to be dauntingly watertight, even if they don't share her views about the unnatural disasters enabled by free-market capitalism, but they might also discover that some of her source material seems strangely familiar.
Transcript available here.