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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Cuba’s Medical Mission | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Cuba’s Medical Mission | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Capitalism and Anwar Shaikh

Capitalism and Anwar Shaikh | real utopias | Scoop.it
The most important book on Marxist economics this year will be Anwar Shaikh’s Capitalism – competition, conflict, crises. As one of the world’s leading Marxist economists, Anwar Shaikh, has taught at The New School for Social Research for more than 30 years, authored three books and six-dozen articles.  This is his most ambitious work.  As…
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Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices

Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices | real utopias | Scoop.it
The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, "Black Prophetic Fire." West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be "witnessing the death of black prophe
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The Other Cultural Revolution - libcom.org (blog)

The Other Cultural Revolution - libcom.org (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Wu Yiching's book "The Cultural Revolution at the Margins. Chinese Socialism in Crisis" gives a fascinating account of a period that was decisive for the end of Maoism and the rise of a capitalist China.
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The Utopia of Rules by David Graeber | Review and Discussion - YouTube

David Graeber always brings the goods. Here is that blog series about Debt I referenced: http://twofriarsandafool.com/2014/05/debt-the-entire-series/
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Robert Reich is trying to save capitalism - WWNO

Because we are already well into the election season, we're going to keep hearing about our economic system, and the wonders and the downfalls of
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The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now - Monthly Review

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Michael A. Lebowitz explores the obvious but almost universally ignored fact that as human beings work together to produce society’s goods and services, we also “produce” something else: namely, ourselves.
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Media Spotlight: Post Capitalism, by Paul Mason - Mortgage Strategy

Mortgage Strategy Media Spotlight: Post Capitalism, by Paul Mason Mortgage Strategy Mason's new book – Post Capitalism: A Guide to Our Future – is an idealistic offering and at times he fails to hide his obvious contempt for the status quo, making...
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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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Book Review: The Relevance of Political Science - Democratic Audit UK

Book Review: The Relevance of Political Science - Democratic Audit UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
A new collection engages directly with how political science can achieve wider relevance as a discipline. Matt Wood finds The Relevance of Political Science a must read for any scholar interested i...
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Random notes on David Graeber's latest book

Random notes on David Graeber's latest book | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy : Engaging read from the author of Debt , with lots of interesting observations but no one theme other than the anxieties of late capitalism.
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The Theory of Social Revolution by Brooks Adams (Full Audiobook)

The Theory of Social Revolutions Brooks ADAMS (1848 - 1927) Brooks Adams (1848-1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed ...
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Social democracy's past and present dissected in new book - Green Left Weekly

Social democracy's past and present dissected in new book - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

The rise and then fall of social democracy as a movement for fundamental social change is a modern tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. It is one of the epic stories of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The Capitalist Mode Of Power: Critical Engagements With The Power Theory Of Value Book Download

Download The Capitalist Mode Of Power: Critical Engagements With The Power Theory Of Value book in PDF, Epub or Mobi
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Ecosocialism and Ending “Capitalism At Any Price” - CounterPunch

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Ecosocialism and Ending “Capitalism At Any Price”
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Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU, new publication by Luis BOUZA GARCIA | College of Europe

Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU, new publication by Luis BOUZA GARCIA | College of Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it

Dr. Luis BOUZA GARCIA, Academic Coordinator of European General Studies courses at the College of Europe, has just published  Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU: Agenda-Setting and Institutionalisation in Palgrave Macmillan European Political Sociology series.

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Trouble in Paradise, by Slavoj Zizek: a mish-mash of philosophy and prattle

Trouble in Paradise, by Slavoj Zizek: a mish-mash of philosophy and prattle | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe » Rowman & Littlefield International

Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe » Rowman & Littlefield International | real utopias | Scoop.it

Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance. As participatory schemes have grown in number and gained in social legitimacy over recent years, the research community has analyzed the virtues of participatory policies from several points of view, but usually giving focus to the most successful and well-known grass-roots cases. This book examines a wider range of participatory interventions that have been created or legitimized by central governments, providing original exploration of institutional democratic participatory mechanisms. Looking at a huge variety of subnational examples across Italy, Spain and France, the book interrogates the rich findings of a substantial research project. The authors use quantitative and qualitative methods to compare why these cases of participatory mechanisms have emerged, how they function, and what cultural impact they’ve achieved. This allows highly original insights into why participatory mechanisms work in some places, but not others, and the sorts of choices that organizers of participatory processes have to consider when creating such policies. 

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Revolution

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Random House Group Edition, Russell Brand will donate 100 of his money for this book to Tre Era Cafe, a social enterprise community project on the New Era estate - whose vicotory against corporations and inefficient government exemplifies the...
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5 essential books that broke racial barriers

5 essential books that broke racial barriers | real utopias | Scoop.it
Seventy-five years later, Native Son is still iconic
Richard Wright's novel, which was published on March 1, 1940, was a groundbreaking work about racial identity.
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The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left - World Socialist Web Site

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the...
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The Value of Radical Theory

The Value of Radical Theory Offer Price $11.66 ISBN:1939202019 Authors Wayne Price List Price : $12.95 Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Publisher : AK Press The Value of Radical Theory achieves two main goals.
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a review of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

a review of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World | real utopias | Scoop.it
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World by Kevin Kelly is on Riku’s to-read shelf.. Shelves: to-read.
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Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture

Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture Offer Price $21.56 ISBN:0822348489 Authors List Price : $23.95 Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Publisher : Duke University Press Books In this collection of essays,...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation