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A year after the protest movement took root in Manhattan and spawned offshoots from Toronto to Hong Kong, it's back...
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To better explain what it means to regard labour power as a common-pool resource, it is helpful to first take a step backward to the more conventional notion that labour is a commodity, the price of which “rises and falls according to the demand.” as Edmund Burke claimed over two centuries ago.
The continued growth of interest in the study and practice of Buddhism throughout the Western world is a fascinating phenomenon which warrants scrutiny. Rather than trying to account for this expansion of Buddhism worldwide, we consider instead the relevance and significance of Buddhism in confronting a world ethos, driven by the dynamics of what has been termed the ‘Asian Century’ in the new millennium. To this end we shall endeavour to demonstrate how Buddhism has the capacity to respond to two dominant and distinctive but disturbing features of modern society – be it the First, Second, or the Third World – I refer here first and foremost to the rampant and growing anti-intellectualism closely associated with religious fundamentalism; and secondly, to the culture of selfishness and greed that dominates post-industrial capitalism, born out of an excessive and uninhibited ideology of individualism.
A Slovenian philosopher and ardent supporter of the Greek extreme left political party SYRIZA has suggested that to ensure a democratic future all those who do not support SYRIZA should be given one-way tickets to the gulag.
A few years after having written my first book on bilingualism (Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism), I contacted Professor Noam Chomsky at MIT to ask him whether he would be kind enough to give me a bit of his time to talk about bilinguals and bilingualism. He very kindly accepted and the interview took place in his office in the now famous Building 20 at MIT.
After years of relying on state spending to supercharge growth, China’s new prime minister, Li Keqiang, said the government would seek to unleash the nation’s creative energies.
In Greece, the perils of a drawn-out debt crisis are imprinted on its younger population — whose unemployment numbers are soaring — who turn to selling their bodies for money and to a dangerous, cheap new street drug for escape.
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"Freedom is the natural faculty to do whatever one wishes that is not prevented by force or law.
Operating a workplace as a democracy in the contemporary business world isn't easy, Morgan says, but worker cooperatives are showing the way while thriving and multiplying
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The premises of the The Red pepper publications and The Monitor newspaper, Uganda are still being occupied by police for the third day after a raid by officers on Monday.
I have a dream that one day our world will be ruled by a COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY.
interview on the boston bombings, us terror inflicted abroad, drones, obama's rebranding of bush administration policies, the national defense authorization act and other topics (more wise words.
Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) call to lower student loan interest rates to the same "discounted rates" given to big banks has received an "outpouring of support" as organizations and institutions of higher education are lining up to endorse the measure.
LATEST NEW INTERVIEW OF PROFESSOR NOAM CHOMSKY.
One of the world's leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. The award was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university's sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the 'creative brilliance' of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. Professor Chomsky was presented with the UCD Ulysses Medal by the President of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady, following a public lecture hosted by the UCD Philosophy Society and the UCD School of Philosophy at University College Dublin on Tuesday 02 April 2013.
The one SF trope embraced more than any other by the mainstream in recent years is the dystopia. From Wool to The Hunger Games, it seems like everyone’s looking ahead to a world of scarcity, drastic inequality and state brutality. The societies of most Western countries have been operating in crisis mode – and it’s a very long, drawn-out crisis – for the past few years, and perhaps there’s something to be said for throwing up a worst-case scenario and trying to shock people out of their complacency with the threat of Big Brother. Then again, maybe it’s time for another view of the social future. One that suggests a direction we might want to go in, rather than what we should be desperate to avoid.
Well, he shares a lot of common ground with the Kay Review, arguing that financial markets don't really serve savers or companies and often work more to the benefit of intermediaries.
Marx supported universal suffrage as a democratic demand, but he hardly prioritized "electioneering" at the time. Later, he did argue that workers should participate in elections where possible, but so did Proudhon, if not in words, then in deeds. Proudhon stood for election himself twice in 1848, winning office in June and serving in the Constituent Assembly, where he generally opposed workers taking to the barricades, as they did later that same June.
With Remember Me’s release only two weeks away, an interactive journal has been released showing a detailed backstory of the game’s setting of Neo Paris, and of Memorize, the company responsible for the freedom of memory as information in the world of the game. The story is told through the life of Antoine Cartier-Wells, as his life is documented and we see the less-than-ideal consequences of the technology he creates. The journal spans the characters whole life, giving some clues as to the direction of the story in the game itself. Also released was a video by DevinSuperTramp, as a sort of propaganda video for Memorize. The ideas it talks about are pretty interesting, discussing how in this day and age we share our entire lives with the world – so why not our memories?
“However like Columbo Kliman usually goes on to say ‘and one more thing?
Noam Chomsky "How The World Works" http://t.co/96sZCTWuBS