"We are voting every moment by the way we live our lives, this is the place of democracy and freedom"
Shiva describes the current systems of democracy worldwide as a sham. Representative democracy has been hijacked by an ‘economic dictatorship.’ This has been led by a handful of multinational corporations. Our financial institutions and international trade treaties help ensure their dominance in key sectors such as water, food and energy. She calls for a deeper democracy which recognizes the value of all living systems upon which human welfare and survival wholly depends.
About Vandana Shiva
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist and environmental activist. She is the founding director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India and is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization. Vandana appeared in the film The Corporation (2003).
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