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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Catalonia: a new country in the making? - Open Democracy

Catalonia: a new country in the making? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
A few years ago, independence supporters like me were a minority in parliament. Now I feel we are just a small step away from an independent Catalan state.
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Capitalism, colonialism and nationalism are language killers - Al Jazeera America

Capitalism, colonialism and nationalism are language killers - Al Jazeera America | real utopias | Scoop.it
Economic autonomy is crucial for preserving language diversity
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Japan, Abe and Ultra-Nationalism"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzOnVoWgUg Date - May 19, 2014.
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The people of Catalonia have voted. Let democracy take its course - The Guardian

The people of Catalonia have voted. Let democracy take its course - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Artur Mas: Following the Catalans’ overwhelming backing for independence, Spain needs to listen and give us an official Scottish-style referendum
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Scottish Independence Referendum: A Launch-Pad for a Participative Democracy?

Scottish Independence Referendum: A Launch-Pad for a Participative Democracy? | real utopias | Scoop.it

The countdown has begun. The Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday the 18thof September provides the Scottish people with the opportunity to once more experience democracy in its most traditional form; at the ballot box, one person, one vote. However, on this occasion, rather than giving the polling station a modest reception, as seen in the AV referendum in 2011, or a distinctly lukewarm response, like at this year’s European Parliamentary election, engagement has surged dramatically with 97% of eligible citizens registered to vote, that’s 4,285,323 people! As a result many are predicting a turnout that will surpass Sweden’s commendable 83% showing in yesterday’s national election.


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A left-wing, but flawed, vision for an independent Scotland - Green Left Weekly

A left-wing, but flawed, vision for an independent Scotland - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

Elected a Labour Party MP for South Ayrshire in 1970, he shifted away from mainstream Labour Party politics due to his commitment to setting up a Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism - Sudan Vision

Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism - Sudan Vision | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the book; Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism, Hilal Khashan, an associate professor of political science at the American University of Beirut, provides a vivid description of Arab political performance since the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century and the subsequent formal abrogation of the Islamic Caliphate in 1924 amidst rising European colonialism and Zionism. The book is small (149 pages of text) but concise and well written. Despite raising some very controversial issues, Khashan has combined the coolness of scholarship with intellectual rigor and political concern. His dispassionate perspective is refreshing and makes the book unapologetically independent and provocative.

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Nationalism, not Hindu nationalism - The Asian Age

Nationalism, not Hindu nationalism - The Asian Age | real utopias | Scoop.it

It is the ethos of the Hindu nationalist that the RSS and its kindred bodies would like to see prevail in India today although they swear by the Constitution. Time will help us judge if PM Modi furthers the cause of Hindu nationalism or of Indian nationalism.

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Why the Revival of Nationalist Myths in Ukraine Should Alarm Us

Why the Revival of Nationalist Myths in Ukraine Should Alarm Us | real utopias | Scoop.it

Tarik Cyril Amar is an assistant professor at the Department of History, Columbia University. His book on the Sovietization of the city of Lviv will appear soon. Per Anders Rudling is an associate professor at the Department of History, Lund University, Sweden. His book "The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931" will appear in July.



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Chomsky uses Catalan as an example of the struggle against state imperialism

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Chomsky uses Catalan as an example of the struggle against state imperialism - VilaWeb.
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Scottish referendum: why Chomsky's yes is more interesting than Bowie's no - The Guardian

Scottish referendum: why Chomsky's yes is more interesting than Bowie's no - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky's intervention in the Scottish referendum debate shows there's more to independence than nationalism
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Click on Wales » Blog Archive » The radicalisation of Flemish nationalism

Click on Wales » Blog Archive » The radicalisation of Flemish nationalism | real utopias | Scoop.it

The country’s biggest long-term challenge, youth unemployment, is downplayed in N-VA literature as a problem for Brussels and Wallonia. What is being proposed is an accelerated redistribution of wealth and opportunity away from ordinary people to big business and those wealthy enough not to work. It comes at a dangerous time to unleash such an experiment.

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Scottish independence issue reminds of solidarity - RT (blog)

Scottish independence issue reminds of solidarity - RT (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

I will be voting ‘No’ in this year's referendum on Scottish independence. I will do so as a statement of solidarity with working people the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

 
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E-book 3: Is Democracy viable without a unified public opinion? The Swiss experience and the Belgian case | Re-Bel initiative | Rethinking Belgium

E-book 3: Is Democracy viable without a unified public opinion? The Swiss experience and the Belgian case | Re-Bel initiative | Rethinking Belgium | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Yes or No? A Marxist view on Scottish independence

Yes or No? A Marxist view on Scottish independence | real utopias | Scoop.it
In a year’s time, on 18th September 2014, Scotland will go to the polls over a key constitutional change – over whether to support an independent Scotland or not.
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so: no to independance, yes to more power for the Scottish parliament, including control over taxes and power to nationalize the economy, which is independance in practice... 

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