US outlet Truthout Q&A on disaster capitalism in a Trump world

US outlet Truthout has picked my book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe, as an important title. Here’s my Q&A: The following is a Truthout interview with Antony Loewenstein, the author of… Disaster Capitalism:… Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe. Mark Karlin: Naomi Klein praises your book effusively. How were you galvanized by her book,… The… Shock… Doctrine:…

Witnessing despair and joy in South Sudan

I lived in Juba, South Sudan during 2015 and witnessed the world’s newest nation descend into chaos. Near the beginning of the year, I accompanied the then top UN humanitarian official Valerie Amos with Hollywood actor and activist Forest Whitaker to the remote town of Wai in Jonglei state (here’s my Guardian report about it).… I…

Around the Empire interview on disaster capitalism, aid and the Middle East

Around the Empire podcast, based in the US, interviews me about my book, Disaster Capitalism, Israel/Palestine, the dangers and advantages of aid and the Trump administration: On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist Antony Loewenstein about his new book and upcoming film… Disaster Capitalism.… Loewenstein has traveled to the United States,… Britain, Afghanistan,…

What Palestine Ltd tells us about disaster capitalism in Palestine/Israel

My following review appears in the US publication Mondoweiss: Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory… (I.B. Taurus), by… Toufic Haddad The Israeli media barely covers Palestine. Although many local, corporate outlets have “Arab affairs” correspondents, a faintly colonial position that reeks of paternalism, 99.9 percent of Jewish journalists live in Israel proper (or the…

Israeli paper Haaretz investigates free speech in Israel/Palestine

The following article by Allison Kaplan Sommer appears in Israeli newspaper Haaretz today (PDF here: bds-ties-could-put-israel-based-australian-journalist-in-hot-water-israel-news-haaretz-com): Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein’s ability to live and work in Israel has been thrown into question due to his support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. The Government Press Office, which issued Loewenstein a press card last March,…

Centre for Investigative Journalism backs open press in Israel/Palestine

The following statement was released this week by London-based, The Centre for Investigative Journalism,… one of Britain’s leading journalism schools. The statement was then… tweeted by one of the world’s leading press freedom groups, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): Thursday 22nd December 2016 The CIJ is deeply concerned with media reports from Israel that… Antony Loewenstein’s work…

The limits of open debate in today's Israel

The following article appears in the Electronic Intifada by Ali Abunimah: Israel is threatening to expel an Australian journalist in Jerusalem, accusing him of being a supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. The threat against Antony Loewenstein comes after the freelance journalist asked a question about Israeli apartheid at a press conference…

Voice of America interview about chaos in South Sudan

I was based in South Sudan for most of 2015. It’s a country still fracturing along racial and ethnic lines. I was recently interviewed by Voice of America on its daily… Africa 54 program (via Skype at Frankfurt Airport). The segment starts at 13:07. I’m described as a “South Sudanese journalist” when in fact I was…