From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Vandana Shiva: "Capitalist Patriarchy Has Aggravated Violence Against Women"

"This violent economic order can only function as a war against people and against the earth, and in that war, the rape against women is a very, very large instrument of war....
 We see that everywhere. And therefore, we have to have an end to the violence against women. If we have to have the dignity of women protected, then the multiple wars against the earth, through the economy, through greed, through capitalist, patriarchal domination, must end, and we have to recognize we are part of the earth. The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it’s the next step of peace that we need to create".

That was Vandana Shiva, one of my favourite people on this planet speaking with Amy Goodman tying violence against women to the neoliberal economic model that grips the world today, a system that can only survive through violence.

Here is that interview.

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