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You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, too: Interview with Derrick Jensen

By Frank Joseph Smecker
TruthOut

Let’s expose the structure of violence that keeps the world economy running. [Image]

With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it’s terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this – the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of fossil fuels, primarily a dwindling supply of oil – thrust forward wantonly to fuel its insatiable appetite for “growth.”

Deluded by myths of progress and suffering from the psychosis of technomania complicated by addiction to depleting oil reserves, industrial society leaves a crescendo of atrocities in its wake.

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Vandana Shiva on biopiracy and the Rights of Nature (video)

By Communication for Sustainable Social Change

Physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader. In this 30-minute interview, she discusses in detail biopiracy, where seed giants survey the genome of plants developed over thousands of years by indigenous farmers, and claim intellectual property rights under patent laws. “All humans have equal rights to all the bounties of nature.”

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