The author of No Logo has a new book that names the latest stage of capital—The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her point is this: In recent years, capital has absorbed major disasters into its profit-making logic. The tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, 9/11—all have offered fresh (and spectacular) opportunities for the extraction of surplus value. With this turn in her thinking, the Marxism of Klein meets the Marxism of Mike Davis. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255. 7:30 pm, $5.)

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