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Oneness vs. the 1%

By: Vandana Shiva,Kartikey Shiva
Narrated by: Tia Rider
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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Vandana Shiva (P)2020 Chelsea Green Publishing

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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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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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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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Enlightening with one caveat/suggestion

To say I admire Vandana Shiva is an understatement. This book is a wakeup call and she is standing up to large forces. This is a powerful read, yet at times it was difficult for me for the following reason. If you notice this too and it bothers you, press on. It's beyond worth it.

There are a lot of conclusions stated, especially in Chatper 1. The conclusions almost come across, to me, the way politicians call each other names in the media. Having said that, the book presents data and facts too. I wish the conclusion/statement part of the writing could be scaled back or removed because it's not needed to make the impact. I believe the book would be stronger without it and potentially be accessible to a wider audience.

I hung in there because I've heard Vandana speak in documentaries and online and she is an amazing speaker. She is also a true servant leader. I am grateful to her and her work. Strongly recommend.

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Vandana Shiva shares what we all need to hear!

Impactful and inspiring

I feel I’ve found Vandanas book just in time. She brings language to me, she brings words my soul, a voice I’ve been searching for. THANKYOU

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A must read

Great information and very insightful. A must read for anyone that knows something os wrong with the current system.

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Listen! Think! Get out of the fry pan!

This is a deeply distressing narrative that needs to be told. Loaded with facts and true history that has not yet been erased. If we go out with a whisper it is because we refused to see....

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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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Great perspective

Amazing dive into the story behind the food we eat and the systems that exist to distance us from our roots.
The only topic I would have enjoyed exploring more was others beyond Bill Gates who have become powerful through wealth, creating reach far outside their expertise.

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AWESOME

I really loved this book. I learned a lot and it was written in a way that was engaging and enjoyable. I will be sharing this with friends and family. Thanks!!!

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  • Jayne Newman
  • 07-16-21

One of the most important books I have ever read

If climate change, industrial agriculture and the collapse of democratic processes are to be stopped, we must all wake up and take action. Verdana Shiva explains why and suggests a way forward based on common sense and successes already achieved in India. "I said, somebody should do something about that! And then I realised I am somebody." Lily Tomlin

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-21

Brilliant - everyone should read this..

Very well written and justifies the vision about BMGF - Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and their global agenda...whats more worrying is In Epilogues mentions about Patent WO 060606 - Bill Gates....people need to look this up....this was done during the Covid 19 pandemic....people need to read this book...

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  • Samantha abbott
  • 05-21-21

great

loved the narrator
loved the way the book is written, so easy to listen to, enjoyed and learned much from this

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  • E. U. Banye
  • 06-02-21

Simply Powerful

Powerful narration of massive changes in our lives and our environment without our consent and conscious involvement.

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  • george applegate jnr
  • 05-25-21

it's scary what the likes of Bill Gates

it's absolutely ahmbhorrent to read about the demise if the natural world to make way for financial benefit.

what's more beneficial is to learn that Bill Gates is no philanthropist but a psychopath bell bent on changing the way in which people live and how they're inoculated against man made virus to control populations. if somebody doesn't kill Bill like Kennedy then this nonsense will carry on that won't be me but that psychopath needs dropping

the 99% needs to make a stand, we have powers by numbers to stop this, it's just don't to take a while to raise an army to march on the white House

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-21

Wow - so well researched

One of the scariest audiobooks I've listened to. If you have doubts about the pandemic narrative and the motivations of the 1% the you must read this book. Shiva digs deep into the corporatist, totalitarian intentions of the 'elites' and their money moves. Well read by the narrator too.

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  • lindsey
  • 12-15-21

superb!

Awareness personified. I'll dip into some of the material within my own teaching - thank you 😊

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  • James
  • 12-05-21

heavy but great

The world is fucked but we the onesness can do it. if you're after a happy read go and read something else however this is an insightfull and eye opening read.

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  • C.Y.
  • 11-19-21

An important book

This just might be the most important book I have read/listened to in the past ten years. If you’re unsure, trust me, just buy it and listen. This is what is really happening in our world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-16-21

Awesome book, shame about the narrator.

Amazing book, by an amazing woman! I just wish she had narrated the audio book herself rather than the monotone robot that did take the edge off this incredible book.

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