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I saw this episode of Democracy Now! with a very insightful interview with author Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - an EXCELLENT book) and had to share it with everyone, especially since the points to me are so valid.
What IS going to happen once the first recovery efforts are complete in Haiti and it is time to rebuild (and possibly finally build some solid infrastructure)?
We've seen time and time again that some corporations, governments and others try to completely take advantage of an area after natural/unnatural disasters through fraud, overcharging for services, not working with local people & governments fairly and so forth (the last time we've seen it here in the States was with Hurricane Katrina).
People are going to definitely have to stay on our toes to do what we can to such thing won't happen again - whether via calling people out, research, spreading the word, etc.
Here's a brief summary of what the video is about - please check it out and let us know what you think when you can:
Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations. This is not conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.”
Video: Democracy Now (Jan. 14, 2010 Episode) - "Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again"
Democracy Now! Official Website