Disaster Capitalism

Santiago, Chile, June 1973.

How Pinochet’s Chile Became a Laboratory for Neoliberalism How Pinochet’s Chile Became a Laboratory for Neoliberalism

A new book examines how a group of University of Chicago–trained economists sought to remake the Chilean economy in the aftermath of 1973.

Nov 14, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Vincent Bevins

A boy searches through buildings, destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip on November 10, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

Architects Must Refuse to Profit From the Ruins of Palestine Architects Must Refuse to Profit From the Ruins of Palestine

Gaza is a site of human tragedy, not a prize of war.

Nov 14, 2023 / Mic Drop / Kate Wagner

photo of a sink with water that is not safe for drinking

A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic

And the officials in charge of fixing the situation seem more interested in privatization than accountability.

Sep 7, 2023 / Highlights / Makani Themba

Port-au-Prince residents evacuate the city in a truck

The Biden Administration Cuts and Runs From Haiti The Biden Administration Cuts and Runs From Haiti

After more than a century bleeding the country, installing and abetting corrupt dictators, and suppressing democracy, the US government now advises Americans to flee.

Sep 1, 2023 / Amy Wilentz

AOC, maxwell alejandro frost and nydia velásquez meet with boric in santiago a few weeks before the 50th anniversary of the coup

AOC and Democratic Colleagues Learn Lessons From Latin-America’s Resurgent Left AOC and Democratic Colleagues Learn Lessons From Latin-America’s Resurgent Left

A historic delegation of Latino US legislators journeyed into the heart of progressive power in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

Aug 22, 2023 / Natalie Alcoba

Caldor Fire

We Are Witnessing the First Stages of Civilization’s Collapse We Are Witnessing the First Stages of Civilization’s Collapse

Will our own elites perform any better than the rulers of Chaco Canyon, the Mayan heartland, and Viking Greenland?

Aug 22, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

houses, neighborhood destroyed by lahaina hawaii fires

A Dispatch From the Heart of Lahaina: Relief Is Not Enough A Dispatch From the Heart of Lahaina: Relief Is Not Enough

Justice demands a return of control over public resources like land and water to the people of Hawai'i.

Aug 21, 2023 / Kaniela Ing

Dr. Strangelove, lobbycard.

While the Planet Burns: Billionaires Are Busy Hunkering Down for the Apocalypse While the Planet Burns: Billionaires Are Busy Hunkering Down for the Apocalypse

In a world hurtling towards catastrophe, the super-rich prefer bunkers to solutions.

Jul 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Visitors walk past the New York Stock Exchange

The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too. The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too.

If the right really understood ESG, they would celebrate it, not denounce it.

Jun 29, 2023 / Brad Swanson

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

After the Deluge: Turkey Extends Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Rule After the Deluge: Turkey Extends Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Rule

With his opposition defeated and demoralized, Turkey's autocratic president now has a free hand.

Jun 28, 2023 / Kaya Genç

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