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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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UK pay: British workers see biggest fall in wages - TUC - BBC News

UK pay: British workers see biggest fall in wages - TUC - BBC News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Workers in the UK have suffered the biggest fall in wages among the world's richest countries since the financial crisis, research suggests.
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European Labour Law: Floor Of Rights - Or Ceiling?

European Labour Law: Floor Of Rights - Or Ceiling? | real utopias | Scoop.it
It is important the vision of EU labour law as a ceiling of rights is discarded, and an alternative as a ‘safety net’ embraced once more.
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Moishe Postone: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

The current crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have ...
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The Untold Story of When Labor Linked Arms With Occupy Wall Street - In These Times

The Untold Story of When Labor Linked Arms With Occupy Wall Street - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
In These Times The Untold Story of When Labor Linked Arms With Occupy Wall Street In These Times The 99 Percent movement was made, not only by occupying squares and getting arrested for it, but also by building bridges with the nation's embattled...
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Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz signed up to Labour's economic advisory panel by John McDonnell | City A.M.

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz signed up to Labour's economic advisory panel by John McDonnell | City A.M. | real utopias | Scoop.it
The so-called rock star economist Thomas Piketty and Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz are among the top economists recruited to a new Labour group designed
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New Labour, new danger? Why first-time MPs rebelling over welfare are not the ... - Telegraph.co.uk

New Labour, new danger? Why first-time MPs rebelling over welfare are not the ... - Telegraph.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Many of Labour's 2015 intake are opposed to welfare cuts. They're also in safe seats.
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The most interesting new policies of the Labour leadership election so far

The most interesting new policies of the Labour leadership election so far | real utopias | Scoop.it
Labour is choosing a new leader, but the party is also having a debate about what policies it should have.While most of the discussion in the contest so has focused on familiar ground, all the candidates have put forward some new ideas of their own.
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Rolling Back the New “Gilded Age” With Labor's New Militant Minority - Working ... - In These Times

Rolling Back the New “Gilded Age” With Labor's New Militant Minority - Working ... - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it

All of us on the Left are all too familiar with the capitalist offensive of the past forty years. Under the banner of "neoliberalism," capital has rolled back almost every gain working people across the world have made since the 1930s. All sorts of public industries, services and institutions have been privatized, social welfare programs that protected workers from the worst insecurities of the labor-market have been rolled back or simply abolished and unions and working class political parties that had traditionally organized and represented working people have been severely weakened.

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Labour's choice: neoliberalism, more neoliberalism - or Jeremy Corbyn? - The Ecologist

Labour's choice: neoliberalism, more neoliberalism - or Jeremy Corbyn? - The Ecologist | real utopias | Scoop.it
Within minutes of Labour's election defeat its MPs were denouncing Miliband for failing to 'embrace aspiration' and alienating 'wealth creators', writes Ben Whitham.
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Is Labour The Albatross Around The Neck Of Progressive Politics? - The Quietus

Is Labour The Albatross Around The Neck Of Progressive Politics? - The Quietus | real utopias | Scoop.it
With the Labour party reeling from last week's General Election defeat, Joe Kennedy asks if the party rested on its post war laurels just as it kowtowed to neoliberalism, that force he argues is responsible for the 'shittification' of everything...
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Slavoj Zizek. Lacan’s four discourses and the real. 2014

http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Zizek, Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic, talking about the theoretical richness of Lacan's four discourses: the master's ...
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Digital labour: Enter the mind slaves - Hindustan Times

Digital labour: Enter the mind slaves - Hindustan Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
An incisive book on digital labour looks at the IT boom through a sharply Marxian lens
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Tariq Ali on fierce socialist Ralph Miliband: 'There was music in his delivery' - The Guardian

Tariq Ali on fierce socialist Ralph Miliband: 'There was music in his delivery' - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband’s late father became a staunch anticapitalist as a teenager and remained one all his life.
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How Good We Can Be; Back to the Future of Socialism; Blue Labour review ... - The Guardian

How Good We Can Be; Back to the Future of Socialism; Blue Labour review ... - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Will Hutton, Peter Hain and others provide salutary advice to the Labour party
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Can Labor Survive Nevada's Republican Party? - The Atlantic

Can Labor Survive Nevada's Republican Party? - The Atlantic | real utopias | Scoop.it
For the first time in decades, the GOP controls the state's assembly, the senate, and the governor's mansion—and they're targeting unions.
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Labour will have to move to the left – or lose the election - The Guardian

Labour will have to move to the left – or lose the election - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Miliband must stand up to his corporate tormentors if he’s to win back support from the SNP and Greens
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Read to fight: Developing a 21st century community syndicalism - libcom.org (blog)

Read to fight: Developing a 21st century community syndicalism - libcom.org (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
As we develop new strategies to work on community organizing campaigns, what ideas and strategies can we port over from the history of syndicalist workplace struggles?
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The sad sunset of a model: the Swedish welfare between precarization and struggles

The sad sunset of a model: the Swedish welfare between precarization and struggles | real utopias | Scoop.it

The text which follows tells about the successful struggle of nurses who in 2013 organized in several Swedish cities against the reform of labour contracts.


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The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014 - In These Times

The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014 - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
In These Times The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014 In These Times They are ostensibly given more control over their own scheduling and routing, but they also pay for their own vehicle expenses and don't qualify for the rights or...
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The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production

The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production http://t.co/hPuYfrt12I
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The Rise Of The Uncollared Worker And The Future Of The Middle Class - Forbes

The Rise Of The Uncollared Worker And The Future Of The Middle Class - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it
Like the cultural and professional shifts that arose from white collar, blue collar, and pink collared workers, we are now in the era of the “uncollared worker.” The rise of this new uncollared workforce will fundamentally and permanently change the...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation