Tuesday, December 18, 2007


A short film by Alfonso Cuarón, director of "Children of Men," and Naomi Klein. Directed by Jonás Cuarón.

Disasters are good for some people. In the Shock Doctrine, author Naomi Klein follows the money trail and puppet strings and shows how exploiting disaster-shocked people can make some folks a huge profit in money and power. You may not be surprised, but Klein manages to show disaster relief as an underlying strategy of government/business in the past four decades, from literal "shock treatment" to the "reconstruction" of post-Katrina New Orleans and Iraq. The Green Zone/Red Zone dichotomy may be the model of the future. A provocative book worth reading.

Naomi Klein discusses Shock Doctrine in this interview:


Naomi Klein's website:

Thanks to pdxustice Media Productions, a great website from Portland with video and links:

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