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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Why US Democrats Must Derail Republican Party Nationalist Populism With Economic Populism

Why US Democrats Must Derail Republican Party Nationalist Populism With Economic Populism | real utopias | Scoop.it
Electoral success for Democrats in November will hinge on muting Republican nationalism with economic populism centered on raising wages.
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From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism - American Thinker

From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism - American Thinker | real utopias | Scoop.it
From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism
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... criticized capitalistic Western values that allegedly worshiped reason, global technology, and money as alien to German culture rooted in the German soil.
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Opinion: We can now look forward to exciting times in politics - Nafferton Today

Opinion: We can now look forward to exciting times in politics - Nafferton Today | real utopias | Scoop.it
First they said that he couldn’t become leader. Then when it became obvious that he could, they said that he could never lead the party into Government.
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Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz signed up to Labour's economic advisory panel by John McDonnell | City A.M.

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz signed up to Labour's economic advisory panel by John McDonnell | City A.M. | real utopias | Scoop.it
The so-called rock star economist Thomas Piketty and Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz are among the top economists recruited to a new Labour group designed
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AUDACIOUS | The Problem With Political Parties - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

AUDACIOUS | The Problem With Political Parties - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun | real utopias | Scoop.it
AUDACIOUS | The Problem With Political Parties By SUTHESHNA MANI In the midst of debates, political banter and talks of which candidate we want as president, we once again face a nation politically...
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The West and the Challenge of Radicalism - Asharq Alawsat

The West and the Challenge of Radicalism - Asharq Alawsat | real utopias | Scoop.it
Is the West facing a radical challenge? Amir Taheri says yes, and it is not the first time
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Counter Revolution From The Left: Corbyn, Sanders And Krugman - Forbes

What we call the Reagan Revolution was not just a US phenomenon. Beginning in the last quarter of the 20th century there was massive political change all over the world.
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Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system? - Personal Liberty Digest

Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system? - Personal Liberty Digest | real utopias | Scoop.it
We may be witnessing another collapse of the party system.
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The conflict between the politics and technology is disorienting, but we need a way to understand the changes it creates

The conflict between the politics and technology is disorienting, but we need a way to understand the changes it creates | real utopias | Scoop.it
The relationship between technology and conflict has been brought up frequently for many years, with recent innovations leading some to suggest that we could be on the cusp of seeing a new kind of ...
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2016's Horse Race: The Need For A Third Party And Greater Systemic Change - Mintpress News (blog)

2016's Horse Race: The Need For A Third Party And Greater Systemic Change - Mintpress News (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
“I think there’s a mistaken pessimism and defeatism among activists thinking that the mass of money stacked against us means there’s no point,” an advocate for third-party contenders tells MintPress.
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Post-politics and the future of the left | openDemocracy - Open Democracy

Post-politics and the future of the left | openDemocracy - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Those on the left need to open up debate on their future path. Here's a start.
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The Eurozone crisis has sparked new interest in radical publishing

The Eurozone crisis has sparked new interest in radical publishing | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Zed Collective, who run the radical publisher Zed Books, explain why resistance to austerity is drawing readers to what was once a ‘marginal’ sector
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Labour's choice: neoliberalism, more neoliberalism - or Jeremy Corbyn? - The Ecologist

Labour's choice: neoliberalism, more neoliberalism - or Jeremy Corbyn? - The Ecologist | real utopias | Scoop.it
Within minutes of Labour's election defeat its MPs were denouncing Miliband for failing to 'embrace aspiration' and alienating 'wealth creators', writes Ben Whitham.
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Bernie Sanders tells Madison crowd he seeks 'political revolution' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bernie Sanders tells Madison crowd he seeks 'political revolution' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | real utopias | Scoop.it
In his first stop in Wisconsin since announcing his presidential bid in May, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont calls for creating a ‘political revolution.’
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The dramatic shift in south European politics - Morning Star Online

The dramatic shift in south European politics - Morning Star Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
James Petras examines how an increasingly radicalised middle class has led to the rise of the populist left in Greece, Spain and Italy
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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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Noam Chomsky: Hillary Clinton like Barack Obama, only 'more militant' - Politico

Noam Chomsky: Hillary Clinton like Barack Obama, only 'more militant' - Politico | real utopias | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama is “an opportunist,” and a Hillary Clinton presidency would offer pretty much the same thing, “only more militant,” said Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most prominent public leftist intellectuals, in an interview with...
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Niall Ferguson’s Wishful Thinking » Social Europe

Niall Ferguson’s Wishful Thinking » Social Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it
Niall Ferguson begins his rejoinder to my rejoinder to his interpretation of the results of the United Kingdom’s recent general election by citing an apocryphal Keynes quote: “If the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?” But should the fact that the British economy grew last year by 2.6% have caused Keynesians to change their minds? Would it …
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Spain: Madrid and Barcelona show -- the greater the unity on the left, the ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Spain: Madrid and Barcelona show -- the greater the unity on the left, the ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Spain: Madrid and Barcelona show -- the greater the unity on the left, the ...
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Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal - World Socialist Web Site

Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
With the Socialist Party unable to significantly capitalize on the disaffection with the government, smaller pseudo-left parties could hold the balance of power.
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Steve Keen on the UK Elections - Renegade Inc.

Steve Keen on the UK Elections - Renegade Inc. | real utopias | Scoop.it
Steve Keen Interview – Part 1: In the aftermath of the Conservatives’ surprise victory in the UK, Steve Keen tells us why he thinks this...
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Spain: Can Citizens save the right? - Green Left Weekly

Spain: Can Citizens save the right? - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Spain: Can Citizens save the right?
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However, in March, with greater speed than even Podemos had shown after winning five seats in last year's May European elections, a new political force has burst onto the national political stage.
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Alexander Hamilton and American Progressivism - InsiderOnline

InsiderOnline is a compilation of publication abstracts, how-to essays, events, news, and analysis from around the conservative movement.
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The Myth of “Value-Free” Social Science - Dissident Voice

The Myth of “Value-Free” Social Science - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
For many decades, mainstream social scientists, mostly conservative, have argued that political commitments and scientific research are incompatible. Against
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An Introduction To What Is Going On In Latin America - CounterCurrents.org

An Introduction To What Is Going On In Latin America - CounterCurrents.org | real utopias | Scoop.it

With the Middle East in flames, NATO trying to start World War III in Ukraine while the European Union’s economy stagnates, Africa torn by low-level wars, and China re-entering the world stage in an assertive manner, there’s one region of the world that is relatively quiet: South America.(Oops—Obama just blew that by declaring Venezuela a “national security threat” to the US. But, never mind.) Yet some of the most interesting and far-reaching changes in the world are taking place in this region. And these two books are excellent entries into understanding current developments in the region.

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