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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Jose Mujica Was Every Liberal's Dream President. He Was Too Good to Be True. - The New Republic

Jose Mujica Was Every Liberal's Dream President. He Was Too Good to Be True. - The New Republic | real utopias | Scoop.it
He spoke truth to power, and legalized marijuana and abortion. So why are Uruguay's progressives so disappointed?
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Uruguay: President Mujica's social revolution - FRANCE 24

Uruguay: President Mujica's social revolution - FRANCE 24 | real utopias | Scoop.it

By legalising both gay marriage and abortion, and decriminalising cannabis, Uruguay has become a real-life social laboratory in Latin America over recent years. The architect of these reforms was President José Mujica, whose term ends in March 2015. The track record of this atypical head of state is controversial among voters, who will elect his successor on October 26th.

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Reporters - Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution

Reporters - Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it

By legalising both gay marriage and abortion, and decriminalising cannabis, Uruguay has become a real-life social laboratory in Latin America over recent years. The architect of these reforms was President José Mujica, whose term ends in March 2015. The track record of this atypical head of state is controversial among voters, who will elect his successor on October 26th.

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Uruguay's Pot Revolution Played Out - Bloomberg View

Uruguay's Pot Revolution Played Out - Bloomberg View | real utopias | Scoop.it


With an economy smaller than Myanmar's and the population of Connecticut, Uruguay is easy to overlook. Jose Pepe Mujica set out to change all that, and all it took was a bit of smoke.

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The New-New Social Activist Movements | dorset chiapas solidarity

The New-New Social Activist Movements | dorset chiapas solidarity | real utopias | Scoop.it

In her classic and monumental book that takes a state-centric approach, Theda Skocpol analyzes the three major revolutions (French, Russian and Chinese), their disintegration and post-revolutionary reconstruction. In “States and Social Revolutions” (Los estados y las revoluciones sociales, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1984), Skocpol puts under the microscope how revolutionary processes affected and modified institutions. For those of us steeped in Marx, she arrives at uncomfortable conclusions.

 
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Uruguay First Country to Legalize Marijuana Industry - TIME

Uruguay First Country to Legalize Marijuana Industry - TIME | real utopias | Scoop.it


While other countries have decriminalized marijuana possession, and the Netherlands allows its sale in coffee shops, Uruguay is the first to allow the entire production and distribution chain.

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Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana production and distribution, creating a new source of cash flow for the Uruguay economy.

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Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed - Huffington Post

Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed Huffington Post “There's an apparatus in the world that lives by repressing, and it costs a lot of money.” Himself famous for his austere lifestyle, Mujica said he didn't care for marijuana,...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation