Antony Loewenstein: Disaster Capitalism

Antony Loewenstein
Best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein presents images and film from his disaster capitalism project, a forthcoming book and documentary, that reveals the reality of resistance against privatised power in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Australia and beyond.

Disaster capitalism is the ideology of our age, supported by the vast bulk of the political and media elites. And yet its work is often done by stealth. Privatised war and outsourced detention centres. Mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries. Struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia to reveal the reality of this largely hidden world. Who is involved and why? Can it be stopped? What are the alternatives in a globalised world?

A Haitian earthquake survivor in Port au Prince.
A Haitian earthquake survivor in Port au Prince.

The Addison Road Community Centre (ARCC) and Reverse Garbage are proud to present a collection of Loewenstein’s photos and film from his travels to reveal the reality of our privatised world. The images and footage will show inspiring people who resist privatised changes to their world. His evocative work will shock, inspire and provoke and make you realise that the planet is being changed without your consent. But hope is alive; Loewenstein will show why.

The broken and polluting mine in Bougainville in PNG.
The broken and polluting mine in Bougainville in PNG.

Between 17 August and 15 September ARCC will also present a range of films, music, discussions, art and public engagement on disaster capitalism. Stay tuned for more details at

About Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, photographer and blogger. He is the author of two bestselling booksMy Israel Question andThe Blogging Revolution, co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism and has written for the Guardian, the NationHuffington Post, the Sydney Morning HeraldHaaretz and other prominent publications. He appears on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ABC and many other media outlets. In 2013, he will be releasing a book and documentary about disaster capitalism and a book about religion and faith.


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