Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein trav­els across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovers how companies such as G4S, Serco, and Halliburton cash in on or­ganized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining.

Disaster has become big business. Talking to immigrants stuck in limbo in Britain or visiting immigration centers in America, Loewenstein maps the secret networks formed to help cor­porations bleed what profits they can from economic crisis. He debates with Western contractors in Afghanistan, meets the locals in post-earthquake Haiti, and in Greece finds a country at the mercy of vulture profiteers. In Papua New Guinea, he sees a local commu­nity forced to rebel against predatory resource companies and NGOs.

What emerges through Loewenstein’s re­porting is a dark history of multinational corpo­rations that, with the aid of media and political elites, have grown more powerful than national governments. In the twenty-first century, the vulnerable have become the world’s most valu­able commodity. Disaster Capitalism is published by Verso in 2015 and in paperback in January 2017.

Profits_of_doom_cover_350Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia to witness the reality of this largely hidden world of privatised detention centres, outsourced aid, destructive resource wars and militarized private security. Who is involved and why? Can it be stopped? What are the alternatives in a globalised world? Profits of Doom, published in 2013 and released in an updated edition in 2014, challenges the fundamentals of our unsustainable way of life and the money-making imperatives driving it. It is released in an updated edition in 2014.
forgodssakecover Four Australian thinkers come together to ask and answer the big questions, such as: What is the nature of the universe? Doesn't religion cause most of the conflict in the world? And Where do we find hope?   We are introduced to different belief systems – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – and to the argument that atheism, like organised religion, has its own compelling logic. And we gain insight into the life events that led each author to their current position.   Jane Caro flirted briefly with spiritual belief, inspired by 19th century literary heroines such as Elizabeth Gaskell and the Bronte sisters. Antony Loewenstein is proudly culturally, yet unconventionally, Jewish. Simon Smart is firmly and resolutely a Christian, but one who has had some of his most profound spiritual moments while surfing. Rachel Woodlock grew up in the alternative embrace of Baha'i belief but became entranced by its older parent religion, Islam.   Provocative, informative and passionately argued, For God's Sakepublished in 2013, encourages us to accept religious differences, but to also challenge more vigorously the beliefs that create discord.  
After Zionism, published in 2012 and 2013 with co-editor Ahmed Moor, brings together some of the world s leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution. Time has run out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonization of Palestinian land. Although deep mistrust exists on both sides of the conflict, growing numbers of Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs are working together to forge a different, unified future. Progressive and realist ideas are at last gaining a foothold in the discourse, while those influenced by the colonial era have been discredited or abandoned. Whatever the political solution may be, Palestinian and Israeli lives are intertwined, enmeshed, irrevocably. This daring and timely collection includes essays by Omar Barghouti, Jonathan Cook, Joseph Dana, Jeremiah Haber, Jeff Halper, Ghada Karmi, Antony Loewenstein, Saree Makdisi, John Mearsheimer, Ahmed Moor, Ilan Pappe, Sara Roy and Phil Weiss.
The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed. Has the Left failed? What agenda should progressives pursue? And what alternatives do they dare to imagine? Left Turn, published by Melbourne University Press in 2012 and co-edited with Jeff Sparrow, is aimed at the many Australians disillusioned with the political process. It includes passionate and challenging contributions by a diverse range of writers, thinkers and politicians, from Larissa Berendht and Christos Tsiolkas to Guy Rundle and Lee Rhiannon. These essays offer perspectives largely excluded from the mainstream. They offer possibilities for resistance and for a renewed struggle for change.
The Blogging Revolution, released by Melbourne University Press in 2008, is a colourful and revelatory account of bloggers around the globe why live and write under repressive regimes - many of them risking their lives in doing so. Antony Loewenstein's travels take him to private parties in Iran and Egypt, internet cafes in Saudi Arabia and Damascus, to the homes of Cuban dissidents and into newspaper offices in Beijing, where he discovers the ways in which the internet is threatening the ruld of governments. Through first-hand investigations, he reveals the complicity of Western multinationals in assisting the restriction of information in these countries and how bloggers are leading the charge for change. The blogging revolution is a superb examination about the nature of repression in the twenty-first century and the power of brave individuals to overcome it. It was released in an updated edition in 2011, post the Arab revolutions, and an updated Indian print version in 2011.
The best-selling book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question - on Jewish identity, the Zionist lobby, reporting from Palestine and future Middle East directions - was released by Melbourne University Press in 2006. A new, updated edition was released in 2007 (and reprinted again in 2008). The book was short-listed for the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Award. Another fully updated, third edition was published in 2009. It was released in all e-book formats in 2011. An updated and translated edition was published in Arabic in 2012.

The mad Jew

Benjamin Netanyahu shows the world why militant Zionism is its own worst enemy:

5 comments ↪
  • Addamo

    That must go down as a record for the largest number of lies squeezed into a 10 minute interview.

    If the second Lebanon war was against Iran, why was Israel bombing Southern Lebanon?

    And don't you just love the connection between Iran and 911? Anyone bother to remind this pathological liar that the Taliban and Al Qaeda and both sworn enemies of Iran?

    Even more ironic is that this man argues that the Iranians are so untrustworthy and prone to use nukes, that there is no choice but to use nukes in a first strike against Iran.

  • Addamo

    The poor idiot doesn’t even remember what Dan Gillerman said to the UN when asked if Israel’s response to Hezbollah was disproportionate, “your damn right our response is disproportionate”.

    Oooooooooooops.

  • Waddy

    Not sure that 'mad' is a helpful description. Against my better judgement I did waste 15 minutes listening to the interview. Looked to me like a very calculated contribution to the selling (to Americans) of the USA/Israel case/plan to bomb Iran back to the pre-nuclear age. I would expect it to play well to people who see the world only in terms of Dubya's "good guys" and "bad guys".

  • Addamo

    Wise more Waddy,

    If you are like me you would have pucked when Bibbi started linking Iran to the 911 attacks. This coming from the only politician in the world who described the attacks as "very good".

    Never mind that 1 million Iranians marched in demonstration against the attacks.

  • Addamo

    Another even madder Jew

    Arrest Madman Dershowitz Before It’s Too Late
    Tuesday January 30th 2007, 12:32 am

    In the video below, Alan Dershowitz threatens to unleash World War Four under false pretense.

    Dershowitz makes a direct threat against a sovereign country that has not invaded or threatened Israel, although Israel recently invaded a neighbor, killed over a thousand people, dispensed a million cluster bombs, used phosphorus bombs, and targeted children, war crimes all.

    Dershowitz makes baseless and irresponsible claims about nuclear weapons and genocide, and then suggests killing thousands, possibly millions of people.

    As this racial supremacist diatribe reveals, Alan Dershowitz threatens to hold the entire world responsible for the actions of Iran, although of course Iran has done nothing (except hold a Holocaust conference) and has no intention of invading or harming Israel.

    Iran does not have a single nuclear bomb.

    Dershowitz’s Israel has over 400.

    Iran has not called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” as claimed every day in the corporate media.

    Israel and its apologists demand Iran be wiped off the map every day.

    Dershowitz and the leaders of Israel are warmongering criminals who continually and incessantly beat the drums of war—not simply any old war, but nuclear war.

    In a more perfect world, they would be rounded up and put behind bars so we may prevent them from inflicting harm the rest of humanity. Unfortunately, we live in a less than perfect world, a far less than perfect world.

    Dershowitz, Olmert, Bush, Clinton, Pelosi, the neocons and those who support them, a small but influential number, remain on the loose, making threats with arrogant disregard.

    May God forgive us for not arresting them in self defense.