Sunday, March 10, 2013

Video: Vandana Shiva speaks on International Women's Day and GMOs

Stating categorically that "Capitalist patriarchy has aggravated violence against women", Dr Vandana Shiva was interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! on International Women's Day.

Dr. Shiva is an Indian feminist, an activist and thinker. She is well known as being the original "tree hugger" who, with friends, saved many trees during her younger days. She speaks out strongly against genetically modified organisms and maintains that no corporation has the right to patent life. Dr. Shiva is an author of many books, with the latest being "Making Peace with the Earth."

In the video, 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. Amy Goodman then asks Dr. Shiva, a world-renowned physicist, for her take on the recent U.S. Supreme Court case which has pitted an Indiana farmer against the agri-giant Monsanto.

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