Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing Climate Genes
Pulls back the curtain on disturbing technological and corporate trends that are already reshaping our world and that will become crucial battlegrounds for civil society in the years ahead.- Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology
Hands Off Mother Earth (H.O.M.E.)
FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS EXPOSED
Preparations for the Rio+20 meeting that could decide whether humans survive or not are hotting up. 1 November 2011 is the deadline for official contributions to its Zero Draft document but over the next seven months decision-makers and campaigners will need all the facts they can lay their hands on.
AFRONLINE: The voice of Africa
'Where men seeking to grab power once looked to acquire territories and slaves, now the entire globe and its productive capacity' is up for grabs, writes Vandana Shiva, in the foreword to Pambazuka Press’ latest title, ‘Earth Grab’.
Africa: Earth Grab - Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing Climate Genes
Where men seeking to grab power once looked to acquire territories and slaves, now the entire globe and its productive capacity' is up for grabs, writes Vandana Shiva, in the foreword to Pambazuka Press' latest title, 'Earth Grab'. The book's 'three groundbreaking reports pull back the curtain on disturbing technological and corporate trends that are already reshaping our world and that will become crucial battlegrounds for civil society in the years ahead.'
This crucial book reveals that if we aren't careful, the ecological crisis could turn into a Disaster Capitalism bonanza. Indispensable research for those with their eyes wide open.- Naomi Klein, author "The Shock Doctrine"
Earth Grab warns of the immoral, unacceptable and barefaced piracy and manipulation being unleashed on the planet by peddlers of dangerous techno fixes driven by the creed of profit and planetary colonialism. A warning we ignore at our peril.- Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Environment Rights Action, and Chair of Friends of the Earth International
Earth Grab explores three crucial issues, which will come to dominate environmental and human rights debates in the coming years. It is an essential resource for anyone trying to keep up with the times.- George Monbiot, journalist and author "Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning"
This book is a tour de force. The authors, who are among the most competent experts, present hard, cutting-edge, scientific research in accessible language, without over-simplifying the issues. They efficiently dismantle the rhetoric of the dominant powers, who view science as being independent of social systems. The authors demonstrate that in reality these research programmes are undertaken under the control of agencies that are fully devoted to the interests of monopoly capital. Their research is conceived to grow super-profits, at the cost of destroying mother Earth and of human dignity and survival.- Samir Amin, economist and Director of Forum du Tiers Monde (Third World Forum), Dakar, Senegal
Whenever I need to know how to interpret the interface of technology, environment, society and political economy, there is simply nowhere else to turn but the ETC Group. This book reflects why they are so valued.- Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa