According to bestselling author Naomi Klein, the systemic use of shock and fear by the power elites to undermine vulnerable communities is very much evident in post-bailout Greece. From the rise of racism to the sell-off of the country's oil and natural gas resources – much of what will shape Greece's immediate future are, she argues, predictable consequences of the politics of austerity Naomi Klein is the author of controversial New York Times bestseller The Shock Doctrine, which has been referred to as "the master narrative of our time". The book argues that business interests and powerful nations exploit shocks in the form of natural disasters, economic problems, or political turmoil, as an opportunity to aggressively restructure vulnerable countries’ economies. She posits that because ultra-capitalistic policies are harmful to the majority of citizens, they cannot be implemented without a shock, ranging from media-hyped anxiety to police torture, that squashes popular resistance. Is Greece in shock? | Society | Home
Comme vous le savez si vous lisez Okeanews, un nouveau documentaire est en préparation en Grèce : « Catastroïka » (voir ici pour soutenir le projet). Dans le cadre de ce documentaire, une interview de Naomi Klein a été réalisée dont voici un extrait (transcription -je remercie très chaleureusement Panayota pour son aide – après la vidéo) : Transcription : - « Ce qui se passe actuellement en Grèce, ressemble en quelque sorte à ce qui s’est passé en Corée du sud durant la crise asiatique, dans le sens où il y a eut cette guerre évidente avec la démocratie. La Corée du sud était en pleine période électorale quand le FMI a obligé tous les candidats à la présidence à signer l’accord passé avec le FMI. La stratégie du choc en Grèce, interview de Naomi Klein
La stratégie du choc : la montée d’un capitalisme du désastre bonjour, un message de Nantes en luttes : A Nantes, hier, 3 novembre, manif aussi ... ! Le 31/10/2011 16:12, Thierry BRUGVIN a écrit : Des Indignés américains appellent à la grève générale
La stratégie du choc / Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross, d’après Naomi Klein at Le silence qui parle
But Winterbottom's work, which is to be broadcast on More4 on 1 September, has led to such insurmountable creative tensions that Klein, who originally came on board to narrate the film and act as a consultant, does not appear in the credits as a writer or consultant, or act as its narrator. A source at Channel 4 said the writer was so disappointed with Winterbottom's vision of her book – which she reportedly felt did not carefully lay out the thesis or explain the economics but instead made unproven assertions – that she sought to distance herself from the film after seeing the early cuts. Klein, who is believed to have wanted more interviews and have less narration in the film, was not present at its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and does not mention the film on her website. Not in my name: Klein disowns Winterbottom adaptation - TV & Rad
Clarification on "Shock Doctrine" Documentary I am getting many requests to respond to an article that appeared in the Independent reporting that I “disowned” The Shock Doctrine documentary that will air on More4 in the United Kingdom on Sept 1. A few important points of clarification. I don’t have a credit on The Shock Doctrine documentary made by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross because it is not my film. I chose not to make the documentary myself because when I finished the book I had been utterly immersed in the material for five years and I believed the project would benefit from a fresh perspective.
Now that Washington has ruled out an immediate bailout for California, we know who will pay the ultimate price for the crisis born on Wall Street: the state’s most vulnerable citizens. And with many states facing similar crises, this could be a preview of where the country as a whole is headed. California is facing a $24.3 billion dollar budget gap, and the governor wants to attack it with cuts to social programs alone. If Schwarzenegger has his way, the price will be paid by 1.9 million people who lose their health care coverage, 1.3 million who lose basic welfare, thousands of state workers who get fired, schools that lose $5 billion in funding, having already survived brutal cuts earlier this year. I just spent a week in LA and Sacramento filming a documentary on the crisis for Fault Lines, the show I co-host on Al Jazeera English Television. Video: Schwarzenegger’s Shock Therapy--The Poor Pay For The Sins
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Record numbers go hungry in households in the US | World news | More than a million children regularly go to bed hungry in the US, according to a government report that shows a startling increase in the number of families struggling to put food on the table. President Barack Obama, who pledged to eradicate childhood hunger, has described as "unsettling" the agriculture department survey, which says 50 million people in the US – one in six of the population – were unable to afford to buy sufficient food to stay healthy at some point last year, in large part because of escalating unemployment or poorly paid jobs. That is a rise of more than one-third on the year before and the highest number since the survey began in 1995.
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In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts.... New Orleans’s residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened…. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism | Naomi Klei
I met Jamar Perry in September 2005, at the big Red Cross shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dinner was being doled out by grinning young Scientologists, and he was standing in line. I had just been busted for talking to evacuees without a media escort and was now doing my best to blend in, a white Canadian in a sea of African- American southerners. I dodged into the food line behind Perry and asked him to talk to me as if we were old friends, which he kindly did. Born and raised in New Orleans, he'd been out of the flooded city for a week. He and his family had waited forever for the evacuation buses; when they didn't arrive, they had walked out in the baking sun. The Shock Doctrine: An Excerpt From the Introduction | Naomi Kle
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Sept ans après la sortie de No Logo, c'est une enquête ambitieuse que publie aujourd'hui Naomi Klein : La Stratégie du choc (The Shock Doctrine en anglais). Nous vous proposons en avant-première les bonnes feuilles de ce livre. Décrit par son auteure comme «l'histoire secrète du marché dérégulé», l'ouvrage prend la forme d'une grande investigation internationale, couvrant plus de trente ans d'histoire, afin de décrire l'émergence de ce qu'elle qualifie de «capitalisme du désastre». La thèse de la journaliste canadienne est que le capitalisme prospère de préférence dans les contextes les plus tourmentés. Naomi Klein, "La Stratégie du choc": extraits et débat | Mediapa
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VIDEO. ... Deux visages bien inattendus surgissent. Selon des scientifiques norvégiens, l’objet non identifié filmé pendant le saut est bien une météorite. VIDEO. J-3 avant la 38e édition.
Readers of the The Shock Doctrine know that the Heritage Foundation has been one of the leading advocates of exploiting disasters to push through their unpopular pro-corporate policies. From this document, they're at it again, not even waiting one day to use the devastating earthquake in Haiti to push for their so-called reforms. The following quote was hastily yanked by the Heritage Foundation and replaced with a more diplomatic quote, but their first instinct is revealing: Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Aga
Today, the United States began surveying the damage inflicted by a devastating earthquake in Haiti this week. In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake should address long-held concerns over the fragile political environment that exists in the region. The U.S. government response should be bold and decisive. It must mobilize U.S. civilian and military capabilities for short-term rescue and relief and long-term recovery and reform. President Obama should tap high-level, bipartisan leadership. Things to Remember While Helping Haiti | The Foundry: Conservati
Analyse de la victoire Sebastián Piñera au second tour de l'élec La coalition politique associant la démocratie chrétienne et les partis de centre gauche – Parti socialiste et Parti pour la démocratie, au pouvoir depuis le 11 mars 1990 - n’a pas réussi à imposer son candidat, l’ancien président démocrate-chrétien Eduardo Frei, défait avec 48, 3% lors du second tour de la présidentielle chilienne dimanche 17 janvier. Fruit de l‘opposition à la junte militaire d’Augusto Pinochet, à l’origine de la défaite de la dictature lors du plébiscite d’octobre 1988, la Concertación était au pouvoir depuis vingt ans, majoritaire à toutes les élections, hormis aux élections municipales de 2008. Les résultats du premier tour, certes mauvais pour la Concertación avec 29,62 %, avaient néanmoins soulevé un mince espoir.
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