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.

Death by occupation

Israeli humanity in action.

“A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed on Thursday after being run over by an Israeli army bulldozer during a military incursion in the Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.”

8 comments ↪
  • nicole

    OMG.. thats terrible xxxx

  • kawl

    oh fucking hell, that looks horrible

  • that must have felt fucking painful It must have been emotionally scarring for the family

  • Shaden

    it has to stop

  • Mark

    The Israeli Forces and Government have little respect for Palestinian children. We live in sad world where people can be murdered on their own land by Forces who have no right to be there. I am sure in time Palestine will receive it's rights to it's own land, however hundreds of more Palestinins will be murdered by the Israelis before then because Israel has the support of American Terrorists like George W Bush to do as it pleases for its own financial gain, killing palestinians is a profiable business in Israel.

    Mark Alexander Blaikie

  • Disgusted

    This is terriable. Look whats happening to innocent people with the help of our "president". Israel needs to seriously back off and stop. Get over it, its not your land. Leave innocent people alone. With the help of God one day, im sure those murders/ killers will get what they deserve. HOw would the israelies like if their families and friends were killed just by walking outside or if they were in school or even sleeping? This is whats happening in Palestine. I am not from Palestine but i do feel their pain. THIS IS DIGUSTING AND REALLY NEEDS TO STOP. WAR DOES NOT SOLVE ANYTING. ISRAEL IS NASTY.

  • World Wide Waco

    REICHSTAG911 the day the state of israel & traitors here in the United States mass murdered our firefighters & innocent civilians for BIBLICAL BORDERS & PIPELINISTAN

    Counte Bernodotte Volke- he saved over 14 000 jews from certain death in concentration camps- assassinated by sh…t Shack Schmear over right of Palestinians to return (they were not displaced they were purposefully relocated & ethnically cleansed by same type of jews that ran the concentration camps in Communist Russia from 1917-1980’s- FACT!)

    USS Liberty Sailors- murdered as a pretext to nuke Cairo

    JFK & RFK- murdered over Diamona

    MLK- murdered over opposition to CIA created & maintained Vietnam War & poverty programs

    Rachel Corrie- murdered over a video she was making showing the abuse of Palestinians OUTSIDE the land grab wall by jews in Gaza Strip

    The equivalency of christianity with the deniers of christ MUST END: it is bankrupting & killing us and it is costing them their eternal souls

    Republic IS NOT police state and empire
    Democracy IS NOT socialism
    Capitalism IS NOT corporofacism
    Freedom IS NOT slavery
    Truth IS NOT lies & propaganda

    The 4th of July just passed…will YOU ENLIST as a TRUTH & JUSTICE soldier to help RESTORE the sometime goodly Republic

    WILL YOU stand for GOD given rights for all people all the time no exceptions no qualifications
    WILL YOU demand that the CONSTITUTIONAL restraints on government powers be fully acknowledged
    WILL YOU stand up against the multinationals as they eradicate nation state borders and foist their one world global village people abuser puppets upon us

    Semper Paratus…our flag is red
    Semper Vigilante…AND our flag is white
    Semper Fidelius…AND our flag is blue

    sacrifice, honor, fidelity…ARE YOU DOWN FOR THE BRAWL

  • World Wide Waco

    it is not christianity to support the deniers of christ and their christ killing mass murdering ways