Antony Loewenstein speaks at a rally in New South Wales, Australia on May 18, 2014. (Flickr / Claudio Accheri)
13 Jan 2016

LISTEN: Antony Loewenstein On Rapaciousness Of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

In “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe,” Antony Loewenstein explains how multinational corporations profit from human suffering.

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Waters rise along a flooded street in York, England in this Dec. 1, 2015 photograph. (Flick / Allan Harris)
29 Dec 2015

Drowning In Ignorance: UK Government Ignored Flood Warnings

Some UK residents have become flood casualties for the third time since 2005.

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Satpura Thermal Power Plant By Ashish.prajapati90 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
16 Dec 2015

India Announces Plans To Double Coal Output After Paris Agreement

It looks like former NASA scientist James Hansen was on to something when he called the Paris climate agreement, known as COP21, a bullsh*t PR exercise.

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Greenpeace Climate March 2015 By OsvaldoGago (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
14 Dec 2015

Climate Deal Reached In Paris; US Congress To Oppose

On Saturday, representatives of 196 nations at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) approved an agreement that would cut greenhouse gas/carbon emissions in order to limit the rise of the global average temperature in the 21st century to below 2 degrees centigrade. Under the agreement, carbon emissions would

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File: Pollution billows from the smoke stack of an Ontario paper mill in this January 28, 2009 photograph. (Flickr / Billy Wilson)
09 Dec 2015

Greenpeace Sting Shows Academics Selling Themselves To Polluters

An undercover investigation by Greenpeace revealed that US scientists would write research papers for polluters and carbon emitters in exchange for money.

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Indigenous Brazilians lock arms during a gathering. (Facebook / Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre)
08 Dec 2015

Massive Dam to Begin Operations Despite Outcry From Brazil’s Indigenous Communities

An operating license for the Belo Monte Dam has been approved despite evidence the project may harm the lives and health of indigenous communities.

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Antony Loewenstein speaks at a rally in New South Wales, Australia on May 18, 2014. (Flickr / Claudio Accheri)
07 Dec 2015

PREVIEW: Talk ‘Disaster Capitalism’ Live With Antony Loewenstein

On December 10 at 5pm EST, join Kevin Gosztola for a chat with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe.”

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Milipol expo in France, where dealers promoted their weapons and security products days after Paris attacks (Photo by Todd Miller)
06 Dec 2015

Podcast: France Canceled Climate Protest—But Not Weapons Expo—After Paris Attacks

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, numerous American Muslims or U.S. citizens, who have brown skin, live in fear of what might happen if they go out in public. There have been several reported hate crimes. One mosque was vandalized by a ripped up Quran covered in feces.

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Climate activists dressed as clowns protest outside the Paris Climate Conference on November 29, 2015. (Flickr / Alternative Libertaire)
05 Dec 2015

VIDEO: Connecting The Grassroots And The Global At COP21

The Laura Flanders Show: From climate change to black liberation. Ecuador revolutionized its economy to benefit the people. Lessons of an ancient statue.

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An aerial view of Indonesia's fires, constructed as a composite from multiple images taken from the International Space Station. (Flickr / NASA / Stuart Rankin)
03 Nov 2015

Indonesian Forest Fires Producing More Pollution Daily Than Entire US Economy

Indonesia is burning, literally, one of the worst environmental and humanitarian disasters of our era, though you likely haven’t heard about it on TV.

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