Legendary journalist Robert Fisk recently died and since we were colleagues and old mates I wanted to share some insights and memories: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein)
I was invited to this year’s Ubud Writer’s Festival in Bali, Indonesia, one of the best literary festivals in the world. I attended twice more than a decade ago (and had extraordinary experiences in the Muslim-majority province, Aceh). This year, now run online, is a session about my drug war book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, in conversation with…
Austrian-based podcast, Crime Spot, “picks up on current events and looks behind the scenes to better understand the role played by organized crime in shaping modern events and crises.” I was recently interviewed about my latest book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs.
In many ways, it’s a sad reality that my book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe, continues to be deeply relevant (especially during this Covid-19 year). I discussed these issues, along with privatised immigration, on the UK-based The Jist podcast:
This year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19 so it’s now gone online. I’ve been interviewed about my recent book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, by criminologist Dr George (Kev) Dertadian. My other writer’s festival event this year is a conversation about the rise of far-right fascism.
In my recent book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, I spend time across the UK, including the city of Newcastle, documenting the often brutal ways that the state mishandles drug users and addiction. The UK Sun newspaper commissioned me recently to write about my experiences in Newcastle. It’s not a…
My 2018 film, Disaster Capitalism, investigates the reality of privatised forces in Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. Last week, the film’s co-producers, Media Stockade, hosted me in a public conversation/Q&A about the film, my book of the same name and how disaster capitalists are exploiting the current Covid-19 moment:
Back in 2019, Al Jazeera English released a stunning 3-year long investigation into the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Australia’s One Nation political party, How to Sell a Massacre. The journalist behind the story, Peter Charley, has written a fine book about it and I recently interviewed him at a (virtual) book launch.
Cocaine is a hugely popular drug that causes global carnage. It should be legalised and regulated. I investigate these issues in the current edition of UK magazine Gentleman’s Journal:
I recently spoke at Virtual Progress 2020, a conference on civil rights and progressive politics. I talked about disaster capitalism. I was then interviewed by Australian outlet Right Now about these issues. Sarah Joseph conducted the interview: Antony Loewenstein has spent the past decade following corporations around the world, examining how they cash in on…