Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Vandana Shiva July 2001

We’ve seen it here, we’ve seen it everywhere; so-called liberalization has meant the privatization of core institutions that serve the public good. Health, education, electricity, transit, communication, sewage and water are, in the new philosophy, simply profit potentialities that should be offered only to those who can pay. It’s just business and who better, the logic continues, benefit these profit potentialities but the international business elite?

Of course this line of “thought” hasn’t been embraced by everyone. Nurses in Halifax, bus drivers in Vancouver, peasants in Bolivia, are some of the vanguard of a burgeoning resistance to the new world economic order.

On today’s show, a woman who’s been engaging and challenging the precepts of monolithic rule for almost twenty years. Vandana Shiva is a scientist/activist, feminist, author, and winner of the ‘Alternate Nobel’, the Right Livelihood Award. Her book titles, “Biopiracy: the plunder of nature and knowledge”, “Ecofeminism”, “Monocultures of the Mind: perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnology”, grace the shelves of today’s most progressive ecologists, feminists, and activists working to change the world for the betterment of all.

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. The show is archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. The GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com, and you can find and support the program at GRadio.Substack.com. Financial support is also possible through the Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/PacificFreePress. He's too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct) and tweets at @paciffreepress. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sam Husseini, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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