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Widespread poverty and malnutrition, an alarming refugee crisis, social unrest, and economic polarization have become our lived reality as the top one percent of the world’s seven-billion-plus population pushes the planet - and all its people - to the social and ecological brink.

In Oneness vs. the 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the billionaires club of Gates, Buffet, and Zuckerberg, as well as other modern empires whose blindness to the rights of people and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress have wrought havoc across the world. Their single-minded pursuit of profit has undemocratically enforced uniformity and monocultures, division and separation, monopolies and external control - over finance, food, energy, information, health care, and even relationships.

Basing her analysis on explosive, little-known facts, Shiva exposes the one percent’s model of philanthrocapitalism, which is about deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity, and impose totalitarian ideas based on one science, one agriculture, and one history. She calls for the “resurgence of real knowledge, real intelligence, real wealth, real work, real well-being”, so that people can reclaim their right to: live free. Think free. Breathe free. Eat free.

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©2020 Vandana Shiva (P)2020 Chelsea Green Publishing

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A must read for those not aware

This book brilliantly highlights some very serious hidden issues of our day. It is of the utmost importance that it be read by the majority of us.

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This is a must read!!!

Scary but undeniable concepts in this book about a world the majority of people would never choose to be a part of creating.

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Important to know

Knowledgeable analysis of what's going on in the world of globalization , scientific approach gives credibility.

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  • Brandon Foster
  • 2020-12-08

This is a must read!

Considering everything that is happening in the world right now, this book is a must read. This will help the reader better understand what is truly happening on the global stage.

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  • Sarina F
  • 2020-11-06

Brilliant book

This is the best book I’ve read in years. Vanda Shiva makes such a compelling evidence-based case for how the technological and reductionist model of science is really just a tool of colonization and the elite to further erase indigenous communities and indigenous wisdom while growing the wealth of the top 1% and creating the biggest inequality gap we have ever seen.

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  • Kyler
  • 2021-04-22

Eye opening

I understood some of the deep corruption that we currently live with in our society already. But this book lays out the layers of questionable relationships and double dealing happening in the billionaire class. Highly recommend if you’ve ever questioned what the .1% is doing

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  • Ricardo M.
  • 2021-04-21

Not worth neither the time nor the money

After listening to the audiobook, the takeaway was that Vandana Shiva is a very angry individual. She has an irresponsible and negative attitude against Bill Gates and yet she never wrote a word against Steve Jobs or Apple for the same accusations she planted in Hates and his foundation.
Throughout the audiobook, the author forgot or neglected that for anyone reading or listening to her book, the larger group ate not familiar with Indian names or cultural traditions. Ms. Shiva is neither a chemist nor a biologist; instead she is described as Indian environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, Eco-feminist and anti-globalization author. Regarding her occupation, she described herself as
Philosopher, environmentalist, author, professional speaker and social activist. Moreover, this book -in my view- should be targeted to Indochina or surrounding areas; again, most people in western countries are not familiar with the inner workings or Indian names or traditions of India.
Lastly, if Ms. Shiva is so against the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, et cetera, why she or her publisher have chosen to distribute her book through Audible? Audible is an Amazon company.

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  • Upperpark23
  • 2021-04-15

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do you like truth? 👍🤔😏👀😄
I do. this is amazing 👏🙌😍❤ word poetry.
so much knowledge

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  • CJ
  • 2021-03-26

Educational and eye opening

Really enjoyed listening to the book. Narrator has a nice voice to listen too which is always helpful. The book contains allot of information and insight on the ways of the world that need to be changed today.

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  • Nicolas
  • 2021-03-04

Incredible

This is a call to awareness. One we should really pay attention too. Great work

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-24

Bombshell

This is one of the most powerful books ever written. Thank you Vandana and Kartikey, and Tia for the audio. Big love for all of you. We are in this together. <3

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  • Roger
  • 2021-02-23

Captivating

Extremely informative and eye opening. Only takes two eyes to see everything around us that the author is pointing at

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  • Seven
  • 2021-02-11

Essential Reading

This book helped me out some puzzle pieces together on what is happening in our world and gave me hope on what can be done to save our communities and our humanity.