Disaster Capitalism

Disaster Capitalism

Making A Killing Out of Catastrophe

Book - 2017 | Paperback edition.
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"Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disaster Award-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of Disaster Capitalism--the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visits Britain's immigration detention centers, tours the prison system in the United States, and digs into the underbelly of the companies making a fortune from them. Loewenstein reveals the dark history of how large multinational corporations have become more powerful than governments, supported by media and political elites"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso Books, 2017.
Edition: Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781784781187
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 20, 2015

Privatized detention centers is what this author writes about, plus other subjects.
What does this have to do with the upcoming American presidential election? The Millennium Challenge Corporation helped finance the overthrow of democratically elected populist president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, because he was working on land reform and raising their national minimum wage by a few cents [i.e., he was building a middle class in his country]. The chair then of the MCC was Hillary Clinton [this occurred in late 2008, early 2009].
Later, hordes of Hondurans - - especially children - - would cross the soutern border of America and eventually be held in privatized detention centers - - run by the Geo Group.
Who is one of the major donors to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?
The Geo Group . . . [And that's why I vote Green Party]


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