Bill Gates: Planetary Savior or Demonic Force? Conspiracy Theories vs. Con’s Piracy Facts

Aired 9 March 2021 – 5:00 PM EDT

An Interview with World-Renowned Activist Vandana Shiva, Author of “Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom”

“Humanity is facing an existential crisis – do we want to continue to exist or not?” — Swami Beyondananda


Bill Gates has become at least as much of a controversial figure as Donald Trump, particularly now that the question of massive and mandatory vaccinations have emerged in the wake of the COVID crisis.

One narrative paints him as a benevolent benefactor determined to use technology to save humanity from disease and starvation.

The other narrative portrays him as a megalomaniacal technocrat bent on owning all the world’s seeds, controlling our food supply, and subjecting the world’s population to mass surveillance, top-down control, and depopulation.

Which of these is right, or better yet, which is closer to the truth?

This week on Wiki Politiki, we are honored to have with us the world-renowned food and justice activist Vandana Shiva, who has been tracking Bill Gates’ activities on behalf of the “green revolution” – hint, it is neither – for decades, and she has some strong evidence-based opinions. In other words, she can help us move past the conspiracy theories with some con’s piracy facts.

Because of time zone challenges, we are re-playing an interview I did with her last fall, and it is more pertinent than ever.

Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist. In 1982 she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times.

In 1991 she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds. Her books, The Violence of Green Revolution and Monocultures of the Mind have become basic challenges to the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, reductionist agricultural practices. Time Magazine identified her as an environmental hero in 2003. She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993 and the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize. She is a member of the World Future Council. Her most recent book, Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom, exposes the 1%’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. Instead, Shiva calls for the resurgence of:

  • Real knowledge
  • Real intelligence
  • Real wealth
  • Real work
  • Real well-being

If you are ready to address some inconvenient truths that shall set us free, please join us.

You can find Vandana Shiva online at

And order her most recent book here: