Poison Crossroads - Interventions at the Intersection of Disaster Capitalism
and Environmental Racism" sponsored by Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, T.
The ugly face of empire and disaster capitalism
is visible all over the world.
Discussion encompasses various agreements and organizations, such as the Copenhagen Accord, the TRIPS Agreement, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as subjects such as technology transfer, disaster capitalism
, patent law and compulsory licensing, climate innovation centers and public sector licensing, and patent pools and clearing houses such as the Eco-Patent Commons.
So it was quite a logical progression for me to go from writing about disaster capitalism
in The Shock Doctrine to writing about climate change.
An environmentalism disregarding war, imperialism, and the subaltern is merely acquiescence to the governmental instrumentalization and commodification of catastrophe, and functions as yet another excuse for the brutal coercion of populations--a corollary of what Naomi Klein calls disaster capitalism
In the second case study, Collins and Jimenez exemplify neoliberal production of vulnerability in the emergence of disaster capitalism
, the transfer of technological risks from global north-to-south, and the peri-urbanisation of vulnerability in the global south.
Dello Buono, Latin America after the Neo-liberal Debacle (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 2009), Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (New York: Holt 2007), and Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
(New York: Picador 2008).
1) In her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
(New York: Metropolitan Books, 2007), she contends that Milton Friedman championed the kinds of interventions that allowed Pinochet to overthrow the legal president of Chile in 1973.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, and his book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
is a bestseller.
Klein calls this "disaster capitalism
" and in her view, disaster capitalism
is as effective as psychiatric shock therapy at wiping our collective memory.
Klein talked also about her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
, that was published in 2007, becoming an international bestseller.
The impact of disaster capitalism
(Klein, 2007) seems to be playing out on every level.