International Women's Day: Wise Women the World Should Listen To

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International Women's Day: Wise Women the World Should Listen To

On this 101st International Women's Day, here are the voices of some women the world should be listening to:

Anjali Appadurai led a mic check from the stage at the Durban climate talks urging climate justice:

Author Naomi Klein spoke with Occupy Vancouver in December about the Occupy movement:

Naomi Klein interview with Occupy Vancouver from Ian MacKenzie on Vimeo.

Leymah Gbowee, co-founder of the Women's Peace Network in Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, speaks with Laura Flanders about the successes of the LIberian women's peace movement:

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Water rights activist Maude Barlow talks to Laura Flanders about the water crisis upon us:

This longer video shows long-time peace activist Kathy Kelly sharing some experiences in Afghanistan:

In this talk by activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, she states, "Greed has become a poison for this planet."

Receiving the ILO Decent Work Research Prize, Professor Jayati Ghosh calls for an urgent shift in economic policy to reduce inequality and address the needs and aspirations of working people.

Here's Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom explaining the concept thinking behind the tragedy of commons and how to go beyond it.

Elinor Ostrom: Going beyond the tragedy of commons from Stockholm Resilience Centre on Vimeo.

[thumbnail from Tineke D'haese/Oxfam]

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