Disaster Capitalism in Post Earthquake Haiti

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Attached in pdf format is a series of three articles by Beverly Bell, Deepa Panchang and Tory Field, Disaster Capitalism in Post Earthquake Haiti. The articles examine the big business of disaster management and investment in Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The articles were published by Other Worlds in February 2012. To access the links in the attached pdf compilation of the articles, go to the original postings of the three-part series. Here are the titles and links to each of the three original articles:

1. “Best practices” and “exemplar communities”: Ivory Tower Housing Solutions for Haiti, by Deepa Panchang
2. “The Super Bowl of disasters”: Profiting from Crisis in Post-Earthquake Haiti , by Deepa Panchange, Beverly Bell and Tory Field
3. Business as government: Capitalizing on disaster in post-earthquake Haiti , by Deepa Panchang and Beverly Bell

* Beverly Bell has worked with Haitian social movements for over 30 years. She is also author of the book Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance and is working on the forthcoming book, Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's New Divide. She coordinates Other Worlds, which promotes social and economic alternatives. She is also associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.
* Tory Field is an organizer, farmer, and Research and Education Coordinator at Other Worlds.
* Deepa Panchang has worked in advocacy for human rights in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, and is Education and Outreach Coordinator for Other Worlds.