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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Tariq Ali: 'Renationalise the railways. Cut military spending. Argue with ... - The Guardian

Tariq Ali: 'Renationalise the railways. Cut military spending. Argue with ... - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
A leading figure of the British left since the 60s, Tariq Ali despairs of Westminster and the ‘extreme centre’ that dominates politics today. His solution?
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Greek FinMin: We Won’t Recall Privatizations due to be Completed

Greek FinMin: We Won’t Recall Privatizations due to be Completed | real utopias | Scoop.it
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis appeared reassuring that the SYRIZA-led government does not intent to recall privatizations that are close to be complete, while he characterized the Chinese colossal shipping and logistics company Cosco...
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Venezuelan Coffee Plant Marks 5 Years since Nationalisation - Venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan Coffee Plant Marks 5 Years since Nationalisation - Venezuelanalysis.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Venezuelan Coffee Plant Marks 5 Years since Nationalisation Venezuelanalysis.com Upon nationalisation, trade unionists at Fama de America also argued for a system of worker control to be developed at the company's two plants, in Caracas and...
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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway | real utopias | Scoop.it
Razmig Keucheyan: Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air?
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Crisis and Revolt: Is private enterprise possible in a post-capitalist ...

Crisis and Revolt: Is private enterprise possible in a post-capitalist ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

At the end of the Left Unity founding conference last November, Richard Brenner of the Class Struggle platform (aka Workers Power) jumped up with a ‘point of order’ which turned out to be - to no one’s great surprise - not a point of order. We were, said Brenner, about to vote on a statement of draft aims which said there could be private enterprises in the economy we wanted . Therefore we were declaring our allegiance to a ‘mixed economy’ – and therefore we were declaring our support for capitalism! A more perfect example, of chop logic could not be imagined. Worse the post-conference issue of Workers Power promised that this ‘fundamentally reformist formulation’ had to be defeated ‘however long it takes’. (1)


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