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Why Are There Gay Men? Scientists' Surprising New Explanation

Why Are There Gay Men? Scientists' Surprising New Explanation | real utopias | Scoop.it
While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research suggests that male gayness is an inborn, unalterable, strongly genetically influenced trait. But considering that the trait discourages the type of sex that leads to procreation — that is, sex with women — and would therefore seem to thwart its own chances of being genetically passed on to the next generation, why are there gay men at all?
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Fidel Castro Breaks His Silence Over Relations with the United States

In an open letter, Castro said that he still does not trust the United States and has not spoken to any US officials himself, but that he is open to the renewal of diplomatic relations.
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Mormon leaders (sort of) come out in favor of LGBT rights, demand religious freedom

Mormon leaders (sort of) come out in favor of LGBT rights, demand religious freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
The church has not reversed its stance on same-sex marriage, but called for an anti-discrimination measure to pass
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Rojava economy and class structure

Rojava economy and class structure | real utopias | Scoop.it

Maybe rather than just scoffing at people who are actually engaged in daily revolutionary struggle, you might want to check out some of the voluminous literature produced by the Kurdish movement on this subject. I was hardly going to map out a detailed economic analysis in an interview where I wasn't even asked any questions about the subject anyway. But if you're actually curious - I suppose there's some possibility you might be - I could make a brief introductory list


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Greek Voters Look to Syriza Party to End Austerity and Reclaim Economic Sovereignty

Greek Voters Look to Syriza Party to End Austerity and Reclaim Economic Sovereignty | real utopias | Scoop.it
The left-populist party headed by Alexis Tsipras is positioned to win Greece’s elections Sunday on a progressive platform to reverse austerity cuts imposed on the country over the past half decade.
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Occupy Democracy in Parliament Square Sat. 24th Jan 2015

Occupy Democracy in Parliament Square Sat. 24th Jan 2015 | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy have held several events in Parliament Square over the last few months (covered in previous blogs). Their attempts to hold democratic peaceful meetings in front of the so-called ‘Mother of D...
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Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day

Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day | real utopias | Scoop.it
RT @Emran_Feroz: Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day http://t.co/U8CFfWpc3y
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Noam Chomsky: Skip American Sniper, See Selma - WGBH NEWS

Noam Chomsky: Skip American Sniper, See Selma - WGBH NEWS | real utopias | Scoop.it
Meet Noam Chomsky, film critic. Chomsky – also a MIT linguistics scholar, public intellectual, and professional controversialist -- sees a direct causal
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Are We Approaching the End of Human History? | BillMoyers.com

Are We Approaching the End of Human History? | BillMoyers.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
The short, strange era of human civilization may be drawing to a close.
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'Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings' - The Guardian

'Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings' - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
A lack of basic fairness in our economic system is threatening democracy, capitalism and civil society, argues Will Hutton in an extract from his new book, How Good We Can Be
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Searching for Radical Democracy in the Ruins of Capitalism - Truthdig

Searching for Radical Democracy in the Ruins of Capitalism - Truthdig | real utopias | Scoop.it
In this interview, Henry Giroux condemns neoliberalism’s attack on the critical imagination and argues for a radical democracy that empowers all people to shape the values, policies and practices that shape their lives.
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Syriza sweeps to victory in Greek election, promising an end to 'humiliation'

Syriza sweeps to victory in Greek election, promising an end to 'humiliation' | real utopias | Scoop.it
As had been widely predicted, the left-wing coalition Syriza has secured a victory in the Greek election.
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If I were Greek, I'd be tempted to vote for the Marxist - Telegraph.co.uk

If I were Greek, I'd be tempted to vote for the Marxist - Telegraph.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Greece is being broken apart by the euro elite and its people have little to lose
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Occupy London planning Democracy Day protest in Parliament Square today - International Business Times UK

Occupy London planning Democracy Day protest in Parliament Square today - International Business Times UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy plan a demonstration in Parliament Square London to mark Democracy Day
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A Morass of Its Own Making: Pakistan's Destructive Taliban Policy - Foreign Policy

A Morass of Its Own Making: Pakistan's Destructive Taliban Policy - Foreign Policy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The sickening murder of at least 132 innocent students at the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on Tuesday is a bleak reminder of…
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The Islamic State's Irregulars - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Islamic State's Irregulars - Foreign Policy (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
When a gunman took hostages and displayed an Islamic flag at a coffee shop in the heart of Sydney last week, supporters of the Islamic…
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What we must learn from Podemos, and the Lib Dems - Open Democracy

What we must learn from Podemos, and the Lib Dems - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Truly radical change will only come when radical parties accept that they need to give power back to the people - not as a slogan but as a democratic process.
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We are the 99 Percent - Home

We are the 99 Percent - Home | real utopias | Scoop.it
We are supplying the movement for social equity with facts, graphics, and timely news. We love America. And we will help make it great again - for everyone.
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10 things we learned about eradicating child labour - The Guardian

10 things we learned about eradicating child labour - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
In a recent live chat, a panel of experts took questions on the complexities of child labour in supply chains and the role of companies in eradicating it.
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Five things you need to know about Saudi Arabia's future - The Guardian

Five things you need to know about Saudi Arabia's future - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Jane Kinninmont: King Abdullah’s death raises questions about Saudi’s internal politics, regional role and continued relations with the west
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Fox 'News' And Bill O'Reilly Get Hammered By High School Students For Their Lack Of Journalistic Ethics (VIDEO)

Fox 'News' And Bill O'Reilly Get Hammered By High School Students For Their Lack Of Journalistic Ethics (VIDEO) | real utopias | Scoop.it
A high school class in Vermont decided to study and break down a Fox "News" segment presented by Bill O'Reilly, and then they made a video to report the results they found. Hint: Fox "News" and O'R...
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New Left Review - Terry Eagleton: Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley

New Left Review - Terry Eagleton: Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley | real utopias | Scoop.it
Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley by Terry Eagleton. From NLR I/110, July-August 1978.
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Are You Moving to Participatory Government?

Are You Moving to Participatory Government? | real utopias | Scoop.it
A recent poll shows the advantages and challenges of citizen engagement.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation