Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert + “The Sound of Screaming Is Constant”

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Democracy Now!
Jan. 14, 2010

Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again

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.” [includes rush transcript]

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“The Sound of Screaming Is Constant” – Haiti Devastated by Massive Earthquake, Desperate Search for Survivors Continues

The death toll rises as Haiti is crushed by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Bodies lie in the streets as people continue to cry out from underneath the rubble. Little aid has come in as the situation becomes increasingly desperate. The number of dead is almost certainly in the tens of thousands but could be 100,000 or more. We go to Port-au-Prince to get a report from a young American father who is helping to care for the injured in the hotel where he was staying when the quake struck. [includes rush transcript]

Jesse Hagopian, visiting Haiti from Washington state along with his wife and one-year-old child.

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Phil McPhun of Doctors without Borders: Haiti earthquake briefing + Haiti’s history of hardship

Ansel Herz: The Destruction Is Everywhere You Go + Haiti earthquake: ‘100,000 may be dead’

Democracy Now!: Haiti Devastated by Largest Earthquake in 200 Years, 1000’s Feared Dead

‘Catastrophic quake’ rocks Haiti + 1000s feared dead as 7.0 magnitude quake hits Haiti

from the archives:

A Man-Made Famine + Stuffed & Starved: Interview with Raj Patel