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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Even on Wall Street, Pope Francis attack on 'idolatry of money' strikes a chord - The Guardian

Even on Wall Street, Pope Francis attack on 'idolatry of money' strikes a chord - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Some commentators find the pontiff’s apparent scepticism about capitalism troubling but some in finance feel his call for more humanity is needed
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Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip - Reuters

Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip - Reuters | real utopias | Scoop.it
On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba on Monday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aiding rapprochement between the communist government and the United States.
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Pope Francis Will Celebrate Mass Next To Che Guevara Portrait - Huffington Post

Pope Francis Will Celebrate Mass Next To Che Guevara Portrait - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
When Pope Francis visits Cuba in September, he will celebrate Mass in Havana's famous Plaza de la Revolución, above which a portrait of Che Guevara hangs as a reminder of the country's revolutionary history...
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You can't understand Pope Francis without Juan Perón — and Evita - Washington Post

You can't understand Pope Francis without Juan Perón — and Evita - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Formed in the golden era of Argentine Perónism, the pope’s political views don’t easily fit into left-right boxes.
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Pope visits Paraguay slum, calls church to welcome sick - The Washington Post - Washington Post

Pope visits Paraguay slum, calls church to welcome sick - The Washington Post - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
The pontiff drew 1 million people to a muddy field as he continues to push for economic justice.
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Pope Francis' opposition to capitalism deserves support - The Post - postzambia.com

Pope Francis' opposition to capitalism deserves support - The Post - postzambia.com | real utopias | Scoop.it


After landing at La Paz airport in Bolivia, Pope Francis spoke of the need to protect the most vulnerable in society from the impact of capitalism.

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Pope Francis Welcomed by Paraguayan President | News | teleSUR English - teleSUR English

Pope Francis Welcomed by Paraguayan President | News | teleSUR English - teleSUR English | real utopias | Scoop.it
The leader of the Catholic Church met with President Horacio Cartes as part of his Latin American tour.
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Pope Francis Reaches Out To Bolivia's Poor Workers - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

Pope Francis Reaches Out To Bolivia's Poor Workers - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis reached the halfway mark of his South American pilgrimage Thursday, celebrating his first Mass in Bolivia and meeting with workers' cooperatives and other grass...
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Pope Francis: Speech at World Meeting of Popular Movements - Vatican Radio

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Pope Francis' visit a respite for embattled Ecuadorean president - LA Times - Los Angeles Times

Pope Francis' visit a respite for embattled Ecuadorean president - LA Times - Los Angeles Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
While probably not his intention, Pope Francis handed embattled Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa a much-needed political respite — a de-facto if temporary truce with the legions of opponents who had been staging daily protests against the...
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Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society - Vatican Radio

Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society - Vatican Radio | real utopias | Scoop.it
Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society
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Neoliberalism, Fukushima, And The Pope's Letter - CounterCurrents.org

Neoliberalism, Fukushima, And The Pope's Letter - CounterCurrents.org | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberalism, Fukushima, And The Pope's Letter CounterCurrents.org Japanese sociologist and Tokyo Metropolitan University professor,Shinji Miyadai argues that European nations progressed from the communal self-governance of food to the communal...
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What a Pope Francis Economy Would Look like - Aleteia EN

What a Pope Francis Economy Would Look like - Aleteia EN | real utopias | Scoop.it
"Laudato Si" is not anti-capitalist, as some claim
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Is Pope Francis the World's Most Powerful Transhumanist? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Is Pope Francis the World's Most Powerful Transhumanist? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | real utopias | Scoop.it
I remember once while on a trip to Arizona asking a long-time resident of Phoenix why anyone would want to live in such a godforsaken place.
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Pope Francis calls for 'cultural revolution' to stop global destruction caused ... - The Independent

Pope Francis calls for 'cultural revolution' to stop global destruction caused ... - The Independent | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Pope has warned of the “unprecedented destruction” that could soon be wreaked by climate change in a worldwide decree calling for a “cultural revolution” to stop it.
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Pope Francis in the Philippines: Inspiring Political Transformation - Huffington Post

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Inspiring Political Transformation - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Pope Francis' recent visit -- capturing the hearts and minds of Filipinos from all walks of life, regardless of gender, class, and religion -- to the Philippines couldn't be timelier.
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Is Pope Francis at War with the Vatican Itself? - Breitbart News

Is Pope Francis at War with the Vatican Itself? - Breitbart News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Catholics are often told to be in the world but not of the world, meaning that while they carry on ordinary lives, they should never forget their faith and what it demands of them.
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Pope champions underprivileged - Jakarta Post

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Many North Korean defectors living in the South struggle financially as they adjust to a capitalist society. They are also often separated from families still living in the North.

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When the Pope Speaks, Liberals and Conservatives Only Hear What They Want To Hear

When the Pope Speaks, Liberals and Conservatives Only Hear What They Want To Hear | real utopias | Scoop.it
Every time Francis talks about inequality, the left and the right argue over what he means.
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The Francis Effect Many amazed (or alarmed) by this new and different pope - TheNewsTribune.com

The Francis Effect Many amazed (or alarmed) by this new and different pope - TheNewsTribune.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

Months before Time magazine blessed Pope Francis as the 2013 “Person of the Year,” the secular media’s love affair with the Argentine pontiff was well underway.

“We love him,” swooned the Huffington Post.



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Thank god, the pope is an anticapitalism socialist - MarketWatch

Thank god, the pope is an anticapitalism socialist - MarketWatch | real utopias | Scoop.it

The pope: “Inequality is the root of social ills ... as long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems. ... The majority of our contemporaries are barely living from day to day, with dire consequences. A number of diseases are spreading. The hearts of many people are gripped by fear and desperation, even in the so-called rich countries. The joy of living frequently fades, lack of respect for others and violence are on the rise, and inequality is increasingly evident. It is a struggle to live and, often, to live with precious little dignity. ... The current model, with its emphasis on success and self-reliance, does not appear to favor an investment in efforts to help the slow, the weak or the less talented to find opportunities in life.”

 

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