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Shock and Law
by yes peace (yes_justice)
at September 18th, 2007 (05:21 pm)

Naomi Klein has received some well deserved exposure via Harpers, Jennifer Stone, and DemocracyNow!:

Naomi Klein

"Pinochet's coup in Chile. The massacre in Tiananmen Square. The collapse of the Soviet Union. September 11th, 2001. The war on Iraq. The Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Award-winning investigative journalist Naomi Klein brings together all of these world-changing events in her new book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." In her first national broadcast interview since the publication of "The Shock Doctrine," Klein joins us in our fire house studio for the hour. Klein writes, "The history of the contemporary free market was written in shocks." She argues that "Some of the most infamous human rights violations of the past thirty-five years, which have tended to be viewed as sadistic acts carried out by anti-democratic regimes, were in fact either committed with the deliberate intent of terrorizing the public or actively harnessed to prepare the ground for the introduction of radical free-market reforms.""

( Listen to Segment || Download Show mp3 || Watch 128k stream || Watch 256k stream || Read Transcript )


Director Alfonso Cuarón, who made the exceptional "Children of Men", colaborates with Naomi on a short film based on the book, "The Shock Doctrine"". Download the film:

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Cover

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs Cover

NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs

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Posted by: Forest (extascene)
Posted at: November 24th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing these! I've been hearing a lot about her lately. My journalism teacher gave me a copy of No Logo to read through, and it's very interesting. Downloading the film and the segment. :D Thanks!

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