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

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In her new book, 'Making Peace with the Earth', Sydney Peace Prize recipient Vandana Shiva explores the basis of human life on our planet. She finds that a series of wars have been declared against the Earth: wars about land, water, climate, forests and biodiversity.

In a searing critique of corporate globalisation, she examines the root causes of these wars against the bac
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Spinifex Press (first published June 12th 2012)
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Zanna
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is so packed with facts and figures that it can be quite overwhelming to read in parts and works best taken in lecture-sized chunks, or used as a reference book. I was reading with merely mild rage until the chapter Seed Wars Against the Earth, when I became really annoyed, partly with myself, for not realising how advanced and destructive the corporate (ie Monsanto) agenda already was in some places, such as India which is central here.

Probably the most useful thing about this is the clari
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Andrea
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vandana Shiva is pretty amazing. She makes a radical reframing of the environmental and social justice problems we face feel effortless. You can tell she's been talking about this a while.

The struggle of a life.

The cover looks a little hippy of course, reading it on the train I imagine few people knew that the first chapter sub-title was something like 'Eco-Apartheid as War'. I keep trying to give up my binaries, but the simplicity and clarity of this war is good for struggle, for knowing what y
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Venus
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A plethora of information that is thoroughly sourced, it is a must-read for anyone interested in the topics of food democracy.
Muthu Arumugam
Lots of facts. Lots of visibility over a period. Less action items. As a beginner, I understood the problems more than the solutions. Great book though.
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A major figurehead of the alter-globalization movement as well as a major role player in global Ecofeminism, Dr. Vandana Shiva is recipient to several awards for her services in human rights, ecology and conservation. Receiving her Ph.D in physics at the University of Western Ontario in 1978, Dr. Vandana Shivas attentions were quickly drawn towards ecological concerns.
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