March 12, 2013


Just when you think she's wrapping up and going to briefly answer a question on Monsanto, she revs back up and hammers them. Since Monsanto took over India's cotton seeds, 270,000 farmers have committed suicide because the company keeps jacking up the prices of seeds which they've unfairly copywritten. Don't you imagine they want to try that here?

DEMOCRACY NOW: We end our International Women’s Day broadcast with the Indian feminist, activist and thinker Dr. Vandana Shiva. The author of many books, most recently "Making Peace with the Earth," Dr. Shiva discusses the impact on women by what she calls the world’s "violent economic order," and the women-led uproar over sexual violence in India triggered by last year’s brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi. A world-renowned physicist, Dr. Shiva also addresses the recent U.S. Supreme Court case pitting an Indiana farmer against the agri-giant Monsanto. "The multiple wars against the earth, through the economy, through greed, through capitalist, patriarchal domination, must end, and we have to recognize we are part of the earth," Dr. Shiva says. "The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it’s the next step of peace that we need to create."