Making Peace With the Earth

By Vandana Shiva  

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In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalization in its pursuit of profit and power and shows its devastating environmental impact.

Shiva argues that consumerism lubricates the war against the earth and that corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. She takes the reader on a journey through the world’s devastated eco-landscape, one of genetic engineering, industrial development and land-grabs in Africa, Asia and South America. She concludes that exploitation of this order is incurring an ecological and economic debt that is unsustainable.

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.

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Contents

  • Part I: Wars Against the Earth Eco-Apartheid as War
  • The Great Land-Grab
  • Water Wars and Water Peace
  • Climate Wars and Climate Peace
  • Forest Wars and Forest Peace
  • Part II: Food Wars: Food Crises, Food Justice, Food Peace Hunger by Design
  • Seed Wars as Wars Against the Earth
  • Hunger via Corporate-Controlled Trade
  • Conclusion/Beyond Growth: Making Peace with the Earth

Authors

  • Vandana Shiva

    VANDANA SHIVA is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) and of the Earth Day Award, she is the author of several influential books, including: Staying Alive, The Violence of the Green Revolution, Monocultures of the Mind, Biopiracy, and Stolen Harvest.