Oneness vs. The 1%: Vandana Shiva at the United Nations Office at Geneva
We have been so inspired by watching Vandana Shiva speak about inequality and globalisation. Vandana Shiva asks questions like ‘how is it possible that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer’. She connects the dots back to a very small group of people who are making decisions about important parts of our life, e.g. our food systems.
World-renowned eco-feminist and “rock star of the environmental movement”, Vandana Shiva, presents her latest book “Oneness vs. The 1%”, equal parts a sobering warning on the dangers to human rights and biodiversity of the elite-led extractive economy of our time, and a profound reflection on why this is a unique moment to collectively correct the false construction of capital as the sole force of wealth (and well-being). Her presentation opened the second day of UNRISD conference, “Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization”. UNRISD International Conference is a forum for analysis and dialogue that brought together academics, UN representatives, policy makers and civil society. Learn more: http://www.unrisd.org/conference2018