SAMAR Collective

Relief in a Time of Crisis

An introduction to Issue 19

Naomi Klein, in a recent issue of The Nation, describes "the rise of a predatory form of disaster capitalism that uses the desperation and fear created by catastrophe to engage in radical social and economic engineering." The crisis resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in southeast Asia is a stunning illustration of the mushrooming of disaster capitalism. The tsunami was devastating, killing as many as 300,000 people.

A Note on Katrina

A collection of hurricane-related resources

A Note on Earthquake Relief

Can we learn from the lessons of recent disasters?


Information about the Women and Immigrants Rapid Exit (WIRE) Bill

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