Oneness vs the 1%
"Breaking free of the 1% and their constructs is not just possible, it has become necessary." – Vandana Shiva
In Oneness vs the 1%, world-renowned activist Vandana Shiva takes on the Billionaires Club of Gates, Zuckerberg, and others, whose greed has wrought havoc across the globe.
Widespread poverty and malnutrition, a refugee crisis, social unrest, economic polarization and the spread of diseases, such as the coronavirus, have become our lived reality. Meanwhile the top 1% of the world's seven-billion-plus population pushes the planet – and all its people – to the social and ecological brink of extinction by deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity and impose totalitarian ideas dictated by a mechanistic and militaristic worldview.
But we can seed another future when we deepen our democracies, reclaim our commons, and regenerate the earth "rich in our diversity and freedom, one in our unity and interconnectedness." This, then, is a healthier, necessary way forward – where humans reconnect to other life. This is the Oneness we must fight for.
Copyright 2018, 2020. Softcover. 208 pages.
Praise for Oneness vs the 1%
"All of us who care about the future of Planet Earth must be grateful to Vandana Shiva. Her voice is powerful, and she is not afraid to tackle those corporate giants that are polluting, degrading and ultimately destroying the natural world."
– Jane Goodall, U.N. Messenger of Peace
This is a very good read. Vandana Shiva and her son put out a lot of info on how the system works for the one percent and basically enslaves the rest of us. Chapters on finance, banks, and how mega corporations are hoarding wealth and using patents on seeds and chemicals to keep farmers in debt and obscene profits for companies like Bayer Monsanto. Vandana does a deep,dive on Bill Gates. And his foundation and how they push GMO,s and chemicals and lock farmers into contracts they can’t easily get out of. Issues like farmers suicides are covered and how this whole system is meant for control over the common man and woman. This applies now more than ever with the covid crisis being used by the one percent to tighten more control and have all been enriched while,the rest of us suffer the consequences of lockdowns and highly questionable policies and draconian measures that benefit the ultra rich and keep control on the rest of humanity. A very good,read if you care about seed freedom and basic human rights and dignity.
This book puts in simple terms the keys to what is wrong with our world - why everything around us is in chaos in one form or another. It is the most important book for anyone concerned about the planet, ecological - societal, to read.
This is the most important book of our times and everyone should read it to understand what is really going on around us and to us.