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Occupy Wall Street Protests Need Outside Review On NYPD Abuses: Lawyers ... - Huffington Post

Occupy Wall Street Protests Need Outside Review On NYPD Abuses: Lawyers ... - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
New York City police used unnecessarily aggressive tactics and excessive force against peaceful protesters and illegally suppressed press freedoms during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, an eight-month investigation by a group of attorneys found.
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The Rise of the Network Commons, Chapter 1 (draft)

The Rise of the Network Commons, Chapter 1 (draft) | real utopias | Scoop.it
On my recent visit to Barcelona in the context of the Confine project, Guifi.net founder Ramon Roca took me to Gurb, the village he comes from. There, in 2003 Guifi.net was started when Ramon realized that he would never get good bandwidth at a fair price in this remote area in sight of the foothills of the Pyrenees. Ramon, who is an IT professional but keeps his working life and activities with Guifi.net separated, found that he could get broadband by using WiFi to connect to a public building in the outskirts of a nearby small town, Vic. Since then, Guifi.net has grown to become the largest Wifi community network in Europe, with currently more than 25.000 nodes. It is not entirely correct anymore to call it a wireless community network since a growing number of nodes is created by fiber-optic cable. Since Ramon and his collaborators have found out how relatively easy it is to work with fiber he is on a new mission, to get fiber to the curb to as many houses as possible.
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▶ Creating generous cities | Sophie Jerram | TEDxWellington - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are living organisms which can be influenced so how can we create more generous cities? 

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'It's not fun': Occupy protester tells of sacrifices in the name of democracy

'It's not fun': Occupy protester tells of sacrifices in the name of democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Vincent Lam Ngo-hin has worn out two pairs of shoes since the beginning of the Occupy protests a month ago. Now he is wearing a pair of well-used black flip-flops, bought near the protest zone in Admiralty....
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Artists of Occupy Central: Art for the Umbrella Revolution

Artists of Occupy Central: Art for the Umbrella Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
Artists from around the globe feature the Umbrella Movement in their works.
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Selfies are the new form of radical protest - Spectator.co.uk

Selfies are the new form of radical protest - Spectator.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it

‘Perhaps we could have won WWII,’ a friend of mine mused, ‘by having Winston Churchill tweet photos of himself holding a sheet of paper saying ‘Mr Hitler, get out of Poland’.’ 2014, for all its awful events, will be known as the year we regressed to the hieroglyph. Activists, if they’re even deserving of the name, have taken the radical ‘60s slogan that the personal is political too literally. The means are anodyne, the ends nebulous: the anger of the enfranchised is encapsulated by way of a portrait of oneself.

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Greek Politics in the Age of the Euro Crisis and the Urgent Task for Left Unity

Greek Politics in the Age of the Euro Crisis and the Urgent Task for Left Unity | real utopias | Scoop.it
In an underdeveloped Balkan country in which corruption and cronyism largely constitute the driving forces of ''development'' and ''social progress,'' Greece's only hope of revival from its moral and social morass is a unified left.
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25 cooperatives established in Cizîre Canton

25 cooperatives established in Cizîre Canton | real utopias | Scoop.it
TIRBESPIYÊ – Agriculture Institution of Cizîre Canton has recently started establishin agriculture cooperatives in the canton. So far, 25 cooperatives were established and one of them, the Star Cooperative, belongs to women. The instituion also noted that only in Tirbespiyê 700 people became members in the cooperatives.

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Democracy is “Radical” in Northern Syria | Inter Press Service

Democracy is “Radical” in Northern Syria | Inter Press Service | real utopias | Scoop.it
AMUDA, Syria, Oct 28 2014 (IPS) - There was never anything particularly remarkable about this northern town of 25,000. However, today it has become the lab for one the most pioneering political experiments ever conducted in the entire Middle East region.
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"Sutoro":Christian Autonomist Fighters of Syria - YouTube

Sutoro is the official Syriac Christian security forces of "Rojava" that claims to fight alongside the Kurds to protect themselves from regime's forces and the Islamic rebels. It was founded in 2013 as a loose untied front militia, but turned official January this year, when Syriacs, Assyrians, Armenians and others joined the mass Kurdish political forces and together established three autonomous canton governments to self-rule the predominantly Kurdish regions of Cizire, Kobane and Efrin northeast Syria.

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Hungary's protests are about more than Internet tax, says student protester | Europe | DW.DE | 28.10.2014

Hungary's protests are about more than Internet tax, says student protester | Europe | DW.DE | 28.10.2014 | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hungarians are once again taking to the streets to protest a new Internet tax. It's the last straw amidst government shortfalls and a diplomatic crisis, one protester tells DW.
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Podemos: Can they or can't they? - Olive Press

Podemos: Can they or can't they? - Olive Press | real utopias | Scoop.it

EUROPEAN politics are in turmoil. Far-right and anti-EU parties are making impressive gains across the continent as a discontented populace demands new brooms to sweep away self-serving ‘establishment’ parties.


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"Is Marx’s Theory of Value Still Relevant?": Alfredo Saad-Filho

"Is Marx’s Theory of Value Still Relevant?": Alfredo Saad-Filho | real utopias | Scoop.it
Abstract This paper assesses the internal consistence of four views of Marx’s theory of value, the ‘traditional Marxism’ associated with Dobb, Meek and Sweezy, Sraffian interpretations of Marx, val...
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The Guilfordian : Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

The Guilfordian : Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation | real utopias | Scoop.it
The student news site of Guilford College
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Hong Kong can't afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation

Hong Kong can't afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation | real utopias | Scoop.it
Any country or culture suffers when it "loses" a generation. But Hong Kong is an extreme case.
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Noam Chomsky (2014) AWESOME Reply To "What Can The US Do?" - YouTube

Full Speech + Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2LNyZ6NNeE Date - October 14, 2014
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Noam Chomsky on Ward Churchill and Academic Freedom - YouTube

MIT Professor Noam Chomsky talks with documentary film producer Grant Crowell about his belief that Ward Churchill, the fired ethnic studies director of Univ...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Kobane, Kurds and Turkey"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYIRbIh_8cw Date - October 14, 2014.
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The End of History? The short, strange era of human civilization would appear to be drawing to a close | Noam Chomsky

The Official Noam Chomsky Website.
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Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education | real utopias | Scoop.it
The opponents of markets just can’t reconcile themselves to embracing the very thing they have supposedly advocated for generations: popular empowerment.
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The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core - South China Morning Post (subscription)

The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

It's been a month that has shaken Hong Kong. The city changed forever when, at 1.45am on September 28, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared the start of the long-anticipated civil-disobedience campaign as crowds gathered to back students arrested at the end of a week-long class boycott.

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The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky

The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky | real utopias | Scoop.it

It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[2] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian President’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

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Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be

Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: Sleeping outside for an iPhone is OK, but do it in furtherance of democratic expression and you’re in trouble
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A Very British Revolution

A Very British Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Very British Revolution proposes using a pledge bank to gather a million people together for a protest to address democracy, inequality and the environment.
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New Kurdish independence party in Turkey 'good for democracy' - Rudaw

Rudaw New Kurdish independence party in Turkey 'good for democracy' Rudaw Other smaller nationalist Kurdish parties already exist in Turkey, including the Rights and Freedom Party (HAK-PAR), Participatory Democracy Party (KADEP) and the Kurdistan...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation