Will Haiti Be Another Example of Disaster Capitalism? Naomi Klein on Democracy Now

[The author of The Shock Doctrine warns us that US policy interests in Haiti are not altruistic.  Also, as Klein and others have pointed out, the natural disaster that any 7.0 earthquake would cause is exacerbated by the condition in which U.S. foreign policy has placed Haiti.  The housing condition alone has multiplied the number of fatalities and casualties. The state of the infrastructure prevents the application of assistance. –  editor]

Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again

Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We

Naomi Klein warns of driving Haiti deeper into debt.

have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations. This is not conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.”

The link here takes you to the Democracy Now site where you can hear Klein’s complete presentation. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/14/naomi_klein_issues_haiti_disaster_capitalism


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