Vandana Shiva, a world renowned environmental activist and physicist is a leading voice in the peoples’struggles for global justice. In Earth Democracy Shiva updates the struggles she helped bring to international attention – against genetic food engineering, cultural theft, and natural resource privatisation – uncovering their link to the rising ride of fundamentalisms, violence against women, and planetary death.
Yet these brutal extinctions are not the only trend shaping human history. Struggles across the world have yielded a set of principles based on inclusion, non-violence, reclaiming the commons, and freely sharing the earth’s resources. These ideals which Shiva calls Earth Democracy, serve as an urgent call to peace and as the basis for a just and sustainable future.