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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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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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Argentina: Brutal Crackdown on Peaceful Social Protest in Chaco Province - revolution-news.com

Argentina: Brutal Crackdown on Peaceful Social Protest in Chaco Province - revolution-news.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

Governor Bacileff Ivanoff of Chaco province Argentina ordered the brutal repression yesterday of a peaceful, multisector protest demanding higher wages, healthcare, water, education, housing and jobs. Now protesters are also calling for his resignation.

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Saudi Arabia's Secret Uprising - YouTube

Secret Uprising: The growing Saudi protest movement that's been hidden from the world.
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The Future of Revolution—What is Social Movement Creation?

The Future of Revolution—What is Social Movement Creation? | real utopias | Scoop.it
We will discuss the effectiveness and drawbacks of building new political consciousness and popular conversation with social media. Finally, we will reflect on what is coming and what we have learned moving forward.
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Anti-World Cup protests across Brazil

Anti-World Cup protests across Brazil | real utopias | Scoop.it
Latest showing of sour national mood towards tournament in country racked by strikes, crime and anger at wealth disparities
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Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)

Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone) | real utopias | Scoop.it
"Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
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Why We Are REALLY Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex - Dissident Voice

Why We Are REALLY Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it


The Black liberation movement and left radicalism of the post-New Deal period sparked a strong response from the rulers of monopoly capitalism.

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