Stop drinking the think-tank kool-aid

My weekly column for the Guardian appears today: The ABC TV Lateline interview with Kurt Campbell, former US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, was… cordial, even reverential. It was conducted in the middle of March this year, more than a month after Campbell had left the state department. Interviewer Emma Alberici…

The fallacy of Clinton-backed "support" in Haiti

When I visited Haiti last year I investigated the reality of industrial parks and how they largely shafted locals. I cover it in Profits of Doom. A new report (via Common Dreams) reveals the fallacy of this Western elite pushed scheme: Haiti’s Caracol Industrial Park—the U.S. State Department and Clinton Foundation pet project to deliver…

Mineral Policy Institute reviews Profits of Doom

The following review, by Charles Roche, is published by… this NGO: Prolific author, blogger and commentator… Antony Loewenstein… has targeted disaster capitalism in his new book,… Profits of Doom.… … It’s an ambitious book seeking to not only build on… Naomi Klein’s… work from the… The Shock Doctrine… but to ”˜generate a global debate’. A wide ranging text; part philosophy, part travelogue, built on a…