Making Peace with the Earth: Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars

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Vandana Shiva

Paperback    9788188965755

 

Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival; and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism of interdependence and earth democracy.

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Wars in the 21st century are wars against the earth; against natural resources like water, soil, forests, minerals and seeds. The global corporate economy based on the idea of limitless growth has become a war economy.

 

Trade wars. Water wars. Food wars.

 

Corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. It promotes industrial development that entails the enforced appropriation of land, rivers, mountains; agribusinesses that deplete nature’s diversity, and land-grab. Exploitation of this order incurs the kind of ecological and economic debt that is unsustainable, unbailable and unbearable.

 

Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival; and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism of interdependence and earth democracy.

 

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, and writer. She is Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She is also the author and editor of a score of influential books. Shiva is the recipient of over 20 international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); Save the World Award (2009); Sydney Peace Prize (2010); Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011); the Thomas Merton Award (2011).

 

Additional information

By

Vandana Shiva

Published by

Women Unlimited

ISBN

9788188965755

Format

Paperback 267pp