Shock Doctrine

Okay, so let's pretend this isn't Obama. Let's say some unspecified national leader is trying to frighten an elected representative into supporting an austerity package by claiming, basically, that the markets will freak and the world will go Read more...
Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, says the tragic destruction of Hurricane Sandy can also be the catalyst for the transformation of politics and our economy. She’s been in New York visiting the Read more...
Rep. Alan Grayson calls the Grand Bargain ‘an artificial crisis to steal from the middle class’ Read more...
From Democracy Now -- Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?: Today, postal workers and their supporters are holding events across the country to press their demand for repealing the Read more...
Well, Haley Barbour might have bowed out of the GOP presidential primary, but we've still got wingnut Herman Cain in the running, who went on the air with Fox's Shannon Bream and recommended we privatize Social Security like they did in Chile under Read more...

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Naomi Klein warns us that Wisconsin is only the beginning of the attack on democracy: NAOMI KLEIN: Well, I just found out about this last night, and like I said, there’s so much going on that these extraordinary measures are just getting Read more...
From Democracy Now -- Naomi Klein on Anti-Union Bills and Shock Doctrine American-Style: "This is a Frontal Assault on Democracy, a Corporate Coup D’Etat": As a wave of anti-union bills are introduced across the country following the wake Read more...
As Rachel noted tonight, what's going on across the country with these Republican governors in states like Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Florida and Michigan is not about their budget crisis. It's about taking advantage of a situation to enact policies Read more...
The Nation's Chris Hayes laid out very plainly why the protests in Wisconsin matter. This move by Gov. Scott Walker is one of a series of power grabs by Republicans with the intent of achieving some of their long time goals; destroying unions and Read more...
Naomi Klein in Bil'in, June 26, 2009 I have a feeling that this will not be covered in the mainstream media at all. The Faster Times: (Naomi) Kle Read more...