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As the planet is rocked by multiple shocks, here's a look at how disaster capitalists are reaping the benefits--leveraging the Iraq War, the push for arctic drilling and the global food crisis.

Nothing terrifies a repressive regime more than a natural disaster.

He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.

If you're looking for a sure bet in the new growth market, sell solar and buy surveillance. Forget wind, buy weapons.

Recent events in the region show how societies can recover from extreme capitalism.

Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

In this VideoNation report, Nation columnist Naomi Klein explains how after 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new security economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined evil.

Protesters in Quebec were treated like contestants in a reality show--put in a field and watched on TV monitors.

Gaza is in chaos, but Israel's economy is booming as high-tech entrepreneurs scramble to meet the post-9/11 world's hunger for spy tools and containment walls.

Blogs

The prospect of a “grand bargain” could rear its ugly head if the 2014 midterms empower Maine’s Angus King.

October 27, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” says postal workers union.

July 26, 2013

Rightwingers are using Detroit's fiscal crisis—much like they did in New York in 1975—to undermine the social safety net.

July 21, 2013

Bankruptcy will dramatically alter Detroit's future. Yet, Michigan’s governor seeks it without consulting the voters.

July 18, 2013

Detroit voters opposed Michigan Governor Snyder 20-1, rejecting his agenda overwhelmingly. Now he has grabbed control of the city.

March 25, 2013