Is Puerto Rico the Next Stop for Disaster Capitalists?

Naomi Klein, author of The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists, and Elizabeth Yeampierre, a Puerto Rican environmental and climate justice leader, discuss the fallout from Hurricane Maria. They talk about who is profiting from the storm’s destruction, how the ultra rich are trying to create a wealthy oasis in Puerto Rico, and what local residents are doing to fight back. All royalties from the sale of Klein’s book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. 

This segment is guest hosted by Hari Kondabolu. 

 

 

Original published: 2018-06-13 12:28:56 Read the full New York City News here


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