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On this week's show... * We bring you a special lecture on "Earth Democracy" from author, activist, and environmentalist Vandana Shiva
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Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke at Mercyhurst College as part of the "Good People Gather" weekend held October 11th-14th in Erie, Pa. Shiva is regarded as one of the most respected activist and thinkers in the environmental movement today. Vandana Shiva was born in India in 1952. During her childhood, she aspired to be a scientist. She received her doctorate in quantum theory and nuclear physics from the University of Western Ontario. Later she shifted the focus of her research to the intersection of science, technology, and environmental policy. She founded her own independent research institute in 1982 to study social and ecological issues in India. In 2004 she also started an international college in the UK for the study of sustainable living practices.
Shiva utilizes her writings and her activism as ways to raise awareness of the social and economic costs of corporate globalization. In addition, she promotes organic farming and fair trade. She is the author of several books on agriculture, natural resources, and sustainable practices including: Monocultures of the Mind, Biopiracy, Water Wars, and Stolen Harvest. She was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
Her latest book is titled " Earth Democracy" and she discusses this subject during her lecture on October 14th:
We'll continue with Vandana Shiva after this break.
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We now continue with Dr Vandana Shiva's recent lecture on Earth Democracy, which took place at Mercyhurst College in Erie on October 14th. She continues by discussing the inspiration she took from the life and work of Gandhi.
You have been listening to Vandana Shiva speak at the recent Good People Gather event which took place at Mercyhurst College in Erie. Stay tuned to future Rustbelt Radio episodes for more from this event, including author Derrick Jensen.
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