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Alan Woods on Turkey, Russia, and the Syrian War - YouTube

Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the Turkish provocations against Russia, with a Russian plane being shot down by Turkish fighters th...
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Noam Chomsky on Russia; Ukraine; Putin and Western relations & Islamic State.

Noam Chomsky speaks to British journalist Jon Snow about a few major issues in world politics. Broadcast on Channel 4, 12 February 2015. Noam Chomsky ...
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Views On The UK’s Renegotiation: Russia, Ukraine And Turkey

Britain’s forthcoming referendum on its membership of the EU is being followed not only in the EU but also around the world. How might the rest of the world view a British exit from the EU? Building on a report published in 2014 by the German Council on Foreign Relations, EUROPP has been running a series of …
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Boris Kagarlitsky - Post Communist Russia in a Multipolar World

Boris Kagarlitsky spoke at the Inaugural Conference of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group at Winnipeg, Manitoba in September 2015. Boris Kagarlitsky ...
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Noam Chomsky on Russia; Ukraine; Putin and Western relations & Islamic S

Noam Chomsky speaks to British journalist Jon Snow about a few major issues in world politics. Broadcast on Channel 4, 12 February 2015. Islam plays an .
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Putin supports Erdogan in Turkey, but not in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Putin supports Erdogan in Turkey, but not in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | real utopias | Scoop.it
Despite his perceived alignment with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came back from his trip to Moscow disappointed.
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Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History (The Wiles — Download

Download Here: http://tinyurl.com/q88ohlm A unique comparative account of the roots of Communist revolution in Russia and China. Steve Smith examines the ...
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The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War - CounterPunch

The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War
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Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Even the relatively moderate speaker of the Donetsk parliament Boris...
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Deadlock over Greek debt crisis could play into Russia's hands - The Guardian

Deadlock over Greek debt crisis could play into Russia's hands - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
As Alexis Tsipras courts both Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, diplomats fear the country’s economic woes are spiralling into a potential geopolitical threat
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Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia - Center for Research on Globalization

Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it
To understand why US extremists (not the US public) in control of the state are putting us all in serious potential danger by choosing to target nuclear Russia, we have to look back, and, of course...
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Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections

Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections | real utopias | Scoop.it
Polling station inside a rebel military base during elections in the city of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine.Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal has published various left viewpoints from the region on the political situation in Ukraine.For...
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Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it


Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
By Boris Kagarlitsky, Moscow; translated by Renfrey Clarke.

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Noam Chomsky on Russia: “The worst-case scenario, of course, would be a nuclear war”

Noam Chomsky on Russia: “The worst-case scenario, of course, would be a nuclear war” | real utopias | Scoop.it
Brilliant linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky appeared this week on Russian network RT, in a nearly half-hour-long interview about U.S. foreign policy. He discussed everything from NATO, sanctions against Russia, the fight against ISIS and the worst-case scenario for declining U.S. and Russian relations.
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Counter-Revolutionary Origins of the Soviet Tyranny - American Thinker

Counter-Revolutionary Origins of the Soviet Tyranny - American Thinker | real utopias | Scoop.it

At this point in Russian Revolutionary history 97 years ago – in late October and early November 1917 – the long-suffering but gradually democratizing people of Russia



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The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky

The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky | real utopias | Scoop.it

It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[2] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian President’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

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Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky: Will Putin abandon eastern Ukraine's ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky: Will Putin abandon eastern Ukraine's ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it

October 28, 2014 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, published in Russian at Rabkor on October 10 -- It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[2] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian president’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

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On the Left or in Russia? The Strange Case of Foreign pro-Kremlin Radical Leftists | KRYTYKA

On the Left or in Russia? The Strange Case of Foreign pro-Kremlin Radical Leftists | KRYTYKA | real utopias | Scoop.it
All governments face people living beyond their borders, both foreign and native-born, who are either detractors or advocates of its policies. Vladimir Putin’s government is no different from any other in this respect. What is odd about the Russian case is that radical leftists are among those who support the Russian ruling class and its decidedly capitalist and imperialist government.
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Russia's “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Russia's “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into ... - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it

The West is trying to turn the Russian humanitarian aid convoy “… into a duplicitous dangerous act because it would better fit with the kind of scenario that they have been putting forth about Russia being a predator or being the provocateur,” says renowned author Dr. Michael Parenti, a political scientist from Yale University, a historian, and a cultural critic, in an interview with Radio VR.


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Pussy Riot members take Kremlin to European court of human rights - The Guardian

Pussy Riot members take Kremlin to European court of human rights - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it


Tolokonnikova also corresponded with the left-wing philosopher Slavoj Žižek in an exchange of letters due to be published in September.

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Strange bedfellows: Putin, the Chomskyite left and the ghosts of the Cold War - Salon

Strange bedfellows: Putin, the Chomskyite left and the ghosts of the Cold War - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it

Putin’s annexation of Crimea was clearly a violation of international law, as Chomsky agrees. But the nation that led the illegal invasion of Iraq and is firing drones into Pakistan and Somalia and Yemen and wherever else is really in no position to complain about that. The West is making a big stink over Ukraine not because it actually gives a crap about the Ukrainian people’s democratic yearnings or whatever, but because the Obama administration had effectively claimed that country for Western capitalism and drawn a “red line” at the Russian border. Putin’s decision to cross that line, in the words of Boston Globe columnist Thanassis Cambanis, marked a moment of rupture in “the order that America and its allies have come to rely on since the end of the Cold War.”

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The Russian-Chinese Geopolitical Game, by Imman...

The Russian-Chinese Geopolitical Game, by Imman... | real utopias | Scoop.it
Governments, politicians, and media in the “western” world seem incapable of understanding geopolitical games as played by anyone elsewhere. Their analyses of the newly proclaimed accord of Russia and China are a stunning example of this.
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The Russian-Chinese Geopolitical Game - Middle East Online


Their analyses of the newly proclaimed accord of Russia and China are a stunning example of this, explains Immanuel Wallerstein. Middle East Online.

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The Russian-Chinese geopolitical game - Al Jazeera America

The Russian-Chinese geopolitical game - Al Jazeera America | real utopias | Scoop.it


Immanuel Wallerstein is a senior research scholar in the department of sociology at Yale University and director emeritus of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University.

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ZCommunications » Fate of Donetsk is Being Decided in Kharkov

ZCommunications » Fate of Donetsk is Being Decided in Kharkov | real utopias | Scoop.it

The preliminary outcome of the revolt in south-eastern Ukraine can be described as an unstable equilibrium. Attempting to crush the Donetsk republic with the help of their armed forces, the Kiev authorities have met with defeat. The army, as expected, has refused steadfastly to wage war on its own people, and the forces of the Right Sector and National Guard have clearly been insufficient to cope even with the militia, not to speak of the mass of protestors.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation