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Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine. A large field of fracking sites in a Colorado valley. 'The industry’s singular solution to the climate crisis is to dramatically expand an extraction process that releases massive amounts of climate-destabilising methane.' Photograph: Ted Wood/Aurora Photos/Corbis The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe.

Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine

As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6), one in the Senate (S. 2083) – that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security. According to Cory Gardner, the Republican congressman who introduced the House bill, "opposing this legislation is like hanging up on a 911 call from our friends and allies". Is Greece in shock? 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.

Is Greece in shock?

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. La stratégie du choc en Grèce, interview de Naomi Klein. Comme vous le savez si vous lisez Okeanews, un nouveau documentaire est en préparation en Grèce : « Catastroïka » (voir ici pour soutenir le projet).

La stratégie du choc en Grèce, interview de Naomi Klein

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 : la montée d’un capitalisme du désastre. Bonjour, un message de Nantes en luttes : A Nantes, hier, 3 novembre, manif aussi ... !

La stratégie du choc : la montée d’un capitalisme du désastre

Le 31/10/2011 16:12, Thierry BRUGVIN a écrit : La stratégie du choc / Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross, d’après Naomi Klein at Le silence qui parle. Not in my name: Klein disowns Winterbottom adaptation - TV & Rad. 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.

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.

Clarification on "Shock Doctrine" Documentary

A few important points of clarification. Video: Schwarzenegger’s Shock Therapy. 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.

Video: Schwarzenegger’s Shock Therapy

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.

Audit Faults New York Fed in A.I.G. Bailout. US & Canada - Bush officials lead Iraq business push. U.S. Adviser to Kurds Stands to Reap Oil Profits. Record numbers go hungry in households in the US. 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.

Record numbers go hungry in households in the US

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. Aid Fueled Latest Surge on Wall Street. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically.

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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: An Excerpt From the Introduction. I met Jamar Perry in September 2005, at the big Red Cross shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Shock Doctrine: An Excerpt From the Introduction

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 news racing around the shelter that day was that the Republican Congressman Richard Baker had told a group of lobbyists, "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. Over at the shelter, Jamar could think of nothing else. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 1 of 6.

Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 2 of 6. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 3 of 6. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 4 of 6. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 5 of 6. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 6 of 6. Johan Norberg vs. Naomi Klein and The Shock Doctrine. Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism. Naomi Klein "The Shock Doctrine" & "No Logo" interview.

Naomi Klein, "La Stratégie du choc": extraits et débat. Naomi klein - la stratégie du choc. Video Naomi Klein: Seule alternative au capitalisme du désastre, Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Aga. 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. Things to Remember While Helping Haiti. 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. La droite donnée gagnante par les sondages obtenait le score de 44%. « La Stratégie du Choc » va encore frapper ! - AgoraVox le média. Depuis le succès de son livre No Logo, publié en 2000, Naomi klein est devenue une sorte d'icône de la lutte contre un « système mondialisé de prédation économique ». Elle décrit la mise en place méthodique et le fonctionnement brutal de ce système dans « La Stratégie du choc » (The Shock doctrine) paru en 2007. Naomi Klein: Chile's Socialist Rebar. Ever since deregulation caused a worldwide economic meltdown in September '08 and everyone became a Keynesian again, it hasn't been easy to be a fanatical fan of the late economist Milton Friedman.

So widely discredited is his brand of free-market fundamentalism that his followers have become increasingly desperate to claim ideological victories, however far-fetched. A particularly distasteful case in point. Just two days after Chile was struck by a devastating earthquake, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens informed his readers that Milton Friedman's "spirit was surely hovering protectively over Chile" because, "thanks largely to him, the country has endured a tragedy that elsewhere would have been an apocalypse.... It's not by chance that Chileans were living in houses of brick -- and Haitians in houses of straw -- when the wolf arrived to try to blow them down. " Fortunately, the Chicago Boys did not manage to undo everything Allende accomplished.