Here is an interesting public talk hosted by Labyrinth Books Princeton and Trenton Free Public Library: Naomi Klein and Yarimar Bonilla will speak on the ongoing complexities of the financial and social quandaries in Puerto Rico following Hurricane María. Kleon will also speak about her book The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists. This event takes place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Trenton Free Public Library, located at 120 Academy Street, Trenton, New Jersey.
Description: In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. Labyrinth Books Princeton and the Trenton Free Public Library invite you to a conversation between bestselling author and renowned activist Naomi Klein and distinguished scholar of the Caribbean, Yarimar Bonilla.
In this vital and startling investigation published by Haymarket Books, Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation’s radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery.” The book is a lucid analysis of the forces pitted against each other as the world faces the effects of climate change and unchecked capitalism; it is both an urgent appeal and a blueprint for action.
All royalties from the sale of this book [The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists] 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.
For more information, visit http://juntegente.org/.\