Author(s): Vandana Shiva with Kartikey Shiva
Widespread poverty and malnutrition, an alarming refugee crisis, social unrest, economic polarisation... have become our lived reality as the top 1% of the world’s seven-billion-plus population pushes the planet – and all its people – to the social and ecological brink.
In Oneness vs The 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the Billionaires Club of Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg and other modern Mughals, whose blindness to the rights of people, and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress, have wrought havoc across the world. Their single-minded pursuit of profit has undemocratically enforced uniformity and monocultures, division and separation, monopolies and external control – over finance, food, energy, information, healthcare, and even relationships.
Basing her analysis on explosive little-known facts, Shiva exposes the 1%’s model of philanthrocapitalism, which is about deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity, and impose totalitarian ideas, based on One Science, One Agriculture and One History. She calls for the "resurgence of real knowledge, real intelligence, real wealth, real work, real well-being", so that people can reclaim their right to: Live Free. Think Free. Breathe Free. Eat Free.
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, UN, Messenger of Peace
Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the world. –Ms Magazine
A rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds. –Bill Moyers
Shiva is a burst of creative energy, an intellectual power. –The Progressive
One of the world's most prominent and radical scientists. –The Guardian
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner, as well as a former physicist, a feminist and a philosopher. She is the author of numerous books and monographs including Soil Not Oil, Water Wars and the co-authored Ecofeminism. In 2010, her first and classic book Staying Alive was re-released for its twentieth anniversary. Vandana is the winner of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize and in 1993, the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).