Interview in German newspaper Berliner Zeitung about privatised immigration

During my recent time in Berlin, Germany, I was interviewed by one of Germany’s leading newspapers, Berliner Zeitung, about Europe’s growing reliance on privatised and unaccountable detention facilities for refugees. I’ve investigated this issue in my book, Disaster Capitalism. The interview was conducted in English and then translated into German. I’m a German citizen but…

The war on drugs has failed, end it now

My column in the Guardian: It takes a brave politician to advocate for the legalisation of all drugs in the current political climate. In Australia, Greens leader Richard Di Natale is… pushing… for the decriminalisation of illicit substances, arguing that drug-taking is a health issue rather than a criminal offence. Selling and distributing drugs would still be…

German radio station RBB interview on immigration

During my time in Berlin, Germany this year, immigration has been a central theme. I was recently… interviewed by German public broadcaster RBB about the issue and why privatising the refugee crisis, as I investigate in my book Disaster Capitalism, leads to human rights abuses. My interview has been translated into German but here’s the introduction…

Review and interview about Disaster Capitalism with US magazine Salon

A review of my book Disaster Capitalism in US magazine… Salon… followed by an interview with its… journalist Ben Norton: “The corporation is now fundamentally more powerful than the nation-state,” writes journalist Antony Loewenstein in his new book “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe.” “Many ongoing crises seem to have been sustained by businesses to fuel…

Where is all the US aid money in Afghanistan?

My investigative feature in UAE newspaper The National… (PDFs of the stunning looking feature… DC.front… and… DC.spread): The human cost of the Afghan war has been devastating. The United Nations estimates that at least 20,000 Afghan civilians have been killed since 2001 and violence is worsening across the country. United States president Barack Obama, fearing an Iraq-style state collapse…