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Shock Doctrine

'Shock Doctrine' Author Naomi Klein Worries 'What Next?' If Trump Succeeds in Inventing a 'National Emergency'

"What further roll back of rights... become possible under the banner of 'emergency?'" asks author and activist. "What is to stop him from declaring emergencies again and again if this works?"

Jon Queally ·

And They’re Off! Candidates Race to Challenge Trump in 2020

Here’s a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year.

Ruth Conniff ·

The Green New Deal: Fulcrum for the Farm and Food Justice Movement?

It's time for the U.S. farm and food justice movement to step up.

Eric Holt-Giménez ·

Why Argentina’s New Loans From the IMF Are Spurring Unrest and a Deepening Social and Economic Crisis

The IMF has a long history of strong-arming the direction of Argentina’s policies and economy.

Celina della Croce ·

If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?

"The U.S. treats Puerto Ricans as second class citizens," notes the ACLU. "Thousands of lives were lost because of it."

Jessica Corbett ·

Coffee and the Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria quickly became an unprecedented human disaster because the destruction of Puerto Rican economy and society had long been underway.

John Vandermeer ·

Trump's Visit Marks the Start of Shock Doctrine Brexit

The radical right want a no-deal Brexit so they can force Britain into a disaster capitalist trade deal with the USA

Adam Ramsay ·

“The Battle for Paradise”: Naomi Klein on Disaster Capitalism & the Fight for Puerto Rico’s Future

"We're seeing the strategy that we've seen in many other disaster zones... which is exploiting that state of shock and distraction and emergency to push through a radical corporate agenda."

Democracy Now! ·

Corporate Media Ignoring Puerto Rico's 'Shock Doctrine' Makeover

The islands governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has wasted no time using his territory's recovery as an opportunity to push a number of policy proposals right out of the "disaster capitalism" playbook

Reed Richardson ·

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