Talking about Disaster Capitalism in Britain

I was interviewed by Foyles, one of Britain’s best independent bookstores: Antony Loewenstein… is an award-winning independent journalist, documentary maker and blogger. He has written for, amongst others, the… BBC… and the… Washington Post, and writes a weekly column for the… Guardian. For… his most recent book,… Disaster Capitalism, he has travelled across the world to witness first hand the hidden world…

Boycotting companies making money from immigration detention

My column in the Guardian: The Australian maintenance, construction and detention centre company Transfield Services officially… changed… its name last month, to Broadspectrum. The firm claimed it was “a better representation of the company’s business”. Clearly there was an element of necessity too: the corporation’s founding members… withdrew permission… to use the Transfield name and logo over ongoing allegations…

Explaining disaster capitalism and why it's a threat

After my recent UK and US media tour for Disaster Capitalism, I wrote a post for my publisher Verso: Antony Loewenstein, author of… Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe,… rounds-up a series of op-eds in response to the ever-worsening global emergency of crisis-profiteering. Loewenstein’s analysis of contemporary news items offers a coherent frame for understanding…

Open Democracy publishes Disaster Capitalism extract on UK privatised immigration

Open Democracy has published an edited extract from the Britain section of my new book, Disaster Capitalism: “I am very passionate about our values and building this company… not to make a profit. If profit is an immediate byproduct, then… that’s wonderful. If you can make it have an impact on society,… people’s… lives and make it fun, crumbs,…