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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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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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Hungary's 'Milla' movement shows that social media driven protest movements ... - Democratic Audit UK

Hungary's 'Milla' movement shows that social media driven protest movements ... - Democratic Audit UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Hungarian Government, led by the Prime Minister Vicktor Orban has made waves for its authoritarian tendencies and stated ambition to create an 'illiberal' democracy. In response to the governme...
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Left-wing alliance Rise to campaign on anti-austerity platform - stv.tv

Left-wing alliance Rise to campaign on anti-austerity platform - stv.tv | real utopias | Scoop.it
Founder Colin Fox, of the SSP, spoke to Scotland Tonight about the movement.
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Photo Essay: Spain's Democratic Uprising - The Indypendent

Photo Essay: Spain's Democratic Uprising - The Indypendent | real utopias | Scoop.it

In Spain, the government’s economic austerity policies have contributed to an unemployment rate of 23 percent, mass home foreclosures and evictions and a deep distrust of an entrenched political class. It has also inspired the rise of a new generation of leftist politicians who are shaking up Spain’s political landscape.

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Thousands join anti-austerity march in London

Thousands join anti-austerity march in London | real utopias | Scoop.it
Thousands take to the streets to demonstrate against the newly-elected government's plan for spending cuts.
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Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege - World Socialist Web Site

Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
Even as 3,000 National Guard troops and cops occupied the city, protests against police violence and poverty grew in Baltimore and around the country.
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BRICS from below: counterpower movements in Brazil, India and South Africa - Open Democracy

BRICS from below: counterpower movements in Brazil, India and South Africa - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
While
movements in Brazil and South Africa have been fueled by unrealized
socio-economic expectations and by explosive growth in India, what they have
most in common is the subordination of democracy to money.
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Anger Bubbles Up Against Brazilian President - New York Times

Anger Bubbles Up Against Brazilian President - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
Protests throughout the country are calling for Dilma Rousseff to resign after an embarrassing bribery scandal at the national oil company that will not go away.
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We are the 99 Percent - Home

We are the 99 Percent - Home | real utopias | Scoop.it
We are supplying the movement for social equity with facts, graphics, and timely news. We love America. And we will help make it great again - for everyone.
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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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A new public security law in Spain is taking away people’s right to speak out about the financial crisis

A new public security law in Spain is taking away people’s right to speak out about the financial crisis | real utopias | Scoop.it
Spain’s new security law sparks protests across country.
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This is the New Civil Rights Movement and It Will be Digital - racismreview.com

This is the New Civil Rights Movement and It Will be Digital - racismreview.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Protests against police brutality have ignited a new civil rights movement aided by social media.
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In defense of looting: how protesters can challenge corporate systems - The Bowdoin Orient

In defense of looting: how protesters can challenge corporate systems - The Bowdoin Orient | real utopias | Scoop.it
Society divides protesters into a binary of good and bad. Good protesters are peaceful, nonviolent and non-threatening. Bad protestors are aggressive, threatening and rule-breaking.
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A Genuine Movement for Social Change - Truth-Out

A Genuine Movement for Social Change - Truth-Out | real utopias | Scoop.it
Intellectuals must be prepared to face repression and to act in defense of the values they profess.
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Why We Need A “No Compromise” Climate Movement - CounterPunch

Why We Need A “No Compromise” Climate Movement - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Why We Need A “No Compromise” Climate Movement
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Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist of the Global Emancipatory Movement - P2P Foundation

Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist of the Global Emancipatory Movement - P2P Foundation | real utopias | Scoop.it
‘This is an admirable memoir of an intellectual-activist who has lived most intensely the progressive struggles of the last sixty years of world history. Yes, world history, because despite being born in Europe, Peter, in the best tradition of Communist internationalism, participated in struggles and movements, not only in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Africa and most recently in Latin America. But this is much more than a memoir. It is so well documented that, in this personal experience, there are reflected some of the most decisive events of contemporary history. It is a living history book. But even more than this, this book is so clearly and vividly written that at times it reads like the script for an imaginary documentary of our times. This book should be read by all concerned with our recent history in order to get a much more complex inside view of what happened while it was happening. In particular it should be read by the youth in order to get a close-up of the difficulties and possibilities in building another possible world at a time where there existed a vibrant international communist movement. It is up to such youth to evaluate whether difficulties are now less or more daunting, the possibilities less or more luminous’.
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Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today

Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today | real utopias | Scoop.it

Created by Students for a Democratic Society in a small Michigan town in 1962, the Port Huron Statement has been called the most ambitious, the most specific, and the most eloquent manifesto in the history of the American Left. Now, fifty years after its drafting, principal architect Tom Hayden and the other SDS contributors revisit this seminal document and provide an original and comprehensive analysis of its historical impact andits increasing relevance to today s movements.

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Hungary's protests are about more than Internet tax, says student protester | Europe | DW.DE | 28.10.2014

Hungary's protests are about more than Internet tax, says student protester | Europe | DW.DE | 28.10.2014 | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hungarians are once again taking to the streets to protest a new Internet tax. It's the last straw amidst government shortfalls and a diplomatic crisis, one protester tells DW.
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Germany: Protests Against Police Brutality and Media Criminalization of Social Movements Against Gentrification | revolution-news.com

Germany: Protests Against Police Brutality and Media Criminalization of Social Movements Against Gentrification | revolution-news.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Hamburg 2,000 protested on August 30 against police brutality in evicting, beating and arresting activists who occupied a vacant building in Altona 3 days before, attempting to turn it into a social center for the most vulnerable in the society.
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Thailand: Revolution by Motorcycle? - The New York Review of Books (blog)

Thailand: Revolution by Motorcycle? - The New York Review of Books (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the spring of 2010, when as many as 300,000 political protesters from Thailand’s Red Shirt movement occupied Bangkok’s main commercial district, they were helped by an unusual ally: tens of thousands of motorcycle taxi drivers. With their ability to navigate obstructed streets, the motorcycle taxis transported Red Shirt leaders through otherwise barricaded parts of the downtown. And they carried messages, money, and materials to the protesters, including the makings of Molotov cocktails. Eventually the military used lethal force to chase the Red Shirts from the streets, killing about seventy of them. But the remarkable involvement of the motorcycle taxi drivers signaled a deep change in Thailand, a new willingness on the part of previously disenfranchised groups to defy authority.

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From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World - Truth-Out

From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World - Truth-Out | real utopias | Scoop.it

On May 24, hundreds of members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio from New York, mostly women of all ages, came together to honor the life and struggle of the murdered Zapatista from La Realidad, "Galeano". For this event, the prominent Mexican feminist, activist and thinker Sylvia Marcos sent her reflections on Being "Jovena" (a young woman) and Zapatista in La Realidad.

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The Commune of Europe | Towards the July mobilization to Turin & "Autumn of struggle” for European social movements

The Commune of Europe | Towards the July mobilization to Turin & "Autumn of struggle” for European social movements | real utopias | Scoop.it

As Interventionistische Linke (D) and coalition of Social Centers (I) we met in the squares and streets throughout Europe, when – happily with many others – we began to discuss and struggle not only in narrow spaces defined by the boundaries of nation-states, but in and towards a real shared transnational perspective. Of course internationalism is part of our “heritage”, filled with successes and failures from which we must learn.


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Russell Brand's Call for Peaceful Revolution Is Effortlessly Moronic | VICE News

Russell Brand's Call for Peaceful Revolution Is Effortlessly Moronic | VICE News | real utopias | Scoop.it
The eccentric celebrity isn't a total idiot.
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Police, strikers clash in Brazil a week before World Cup's opening game - Tico Times

Police, strikers clash in Brazil a week before World Cup's opening game - Tico Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO — Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday as traffic chaos gripped the Brazilian mega-city less than a week before it hosts the World Cup’s opening game.

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