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Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit

by Vandana Shiva (Author)



Product Description

While draught and desertification are intensifying around the world,
corporations are aggressively converting free-flowing water into bottled
profits. The water wars of the twenty-first century may match-or even
surpass-the oil wars of the twentieth. In Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution
and Profit, Vandana Shiva, "the world's most prominent radical scientist" (the
Guardian), shines a light on activists who are fighting corporate maneuvers to
convert this life-sustaining resource into more gold for the elites.

In Water Wars, Shiva uses her remarkable knowledge of science and society to
outline the emergence of corporate culture and the historical erosion of
communal water rights. Using the international water trade and industrial
activities such as damming, mining, and aquafarming as her lens, Shiva exposes
the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world's poor as
they are stripped of rights to a precious common good.

In her passionate, feminist style, Shiva celebrates the spiritual and
traditional role water has played in communities throughout history, and warns
that water privatization threatens cultures and livelihoods worldwide. Shiva
calls for a movement to preserve water access for all, and offers a blueprint
for global resistance based on examples of successful campaigns.
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993
Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award). She is author of
several books, including Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
(South End Press, 2000); Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (South
End Press, 1997); and Staying Alive (St. Martin's Press, 1989). Shiva is a
leader, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, in the International Forum on
Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

About the Author
A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative
Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several
bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva
leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on
Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.


Product Details

Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: South End Press (February 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 089608650X

 

 

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