disaster capitalism

Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico

Disaster Profiteers vs. the People of Puerto Rico

October 2, 2018

One year after Hurricane Maria, counting the dead is one of many challenges that Puerto Rico faces under massive debt, crippling austerity, and disaster profiteers. Aaron Maté speaks to writer and educator Rima Brusi and Carla Minet of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico

Erik Prince’s Push to Privatize the Afghanistan War

August 26, 2018

Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is now lobbying to deploy mercenaries instead of the US military in order to bring the 17-year war in Afghanistan to an end. We discuss the proposal with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism”

Disaster Capitalism’s Coming Use of The Lead Water Pipe Crisis

April 12, 2016

Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, says the water pipe crisis will be used to justify previous goals of gentrifying more urban areas and creating massive wealth for elite corporations