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Call for applications: Web-based course on Participatory Democracy, Urban Management and Crisis Capitalism

Call for applications: Web-based course on Participatory Democracy, Urban Management and Crisis Capitalism | real utopias | Scoop.it

The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Brazilian research centre CIDADE and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a web-based course on Participatory Democracy, Urban Management and Crisis Capitalism. The course will begin on 10 September 2012 and will comprise a series of twelve weekly sessions.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Democratic Socialism - is it Ideal for Transhumanism? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Democratic Socialism - is it Ideal for Transhumanism? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | real utopias | Scoop.it
Democratic Socialism - is it Ideal for Transhumanism?
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
He realized just how important science and technology was at developing a post-capitalist society.
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The First Industrial Revolution and the Age of Jackson V

Communes, Social Reforms of the Second Great Awakening.
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Other Economies Are Possible! - Building a Solidarity Economy - AllAfrica.com

Other Economies Are Possible! - Building a Solidarity Economy AllAfrica.com Is it possible that courageous and dedicated grassroots economic activists worldwide, forging paths that meet the basic needs of their communities while cultivating...
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What is socialism? // Propaganda [026]

A lot of people imagine socialism as social welfare programmes or state control of the economy, but that's not the case. Socialism is simply when workers control ...
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Yanis Varoufakis should forget Grexit, the EU will starve Greece of cash - The Australian Financial Review

Yanis Varoufakis should forget Grexit, the EU will starve Greece of cash - The Australian Financial Review | real utopias | Scoop.it
Far from exiting the union, Tsipras and Varoufakis may find Greece kept in the fold and starved of money while the EU waits for Syriza's political support to collapse
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A third of people living in London can't afford basics - EveryInvestor

A third of people living in London can't afford basics - EveryInvestor | real utopias | Scoop.it
New research from Loughborough University shows that a third of Londoners have less income than they need for what the public regard as a decent standard of living. That is
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Manufacturing Consent Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 [Full Movie]

Manufacturing Consent Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 [Full Movie]. STREAM NOW ...
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Noam Chomsky discusses 'Anti-politics'

Noam Chomsky describes what he calls 'anti-politics' - the disproportionate focus and blame governments receive.
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Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be - The Guardian

Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be - The Guardian | 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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Where is the US economy headed in 2015 - Economic expert

American CEOs 2015 outlook seems gloomy; Paul Krugman realizing something. And another very possible boom and bust in the global housing market warns .
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The Iranian Kurdish 'Revolution' The World Doesn't Know Is Happening - International Business Times

The Iranian Kurdish 'Revolution' The World Doesn't Know Is Happening - International Business Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
Thousands of Iranian Kurds have been protesting the regime for days, and demonstrations have now turned violent.
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After Revolution 2.0 - TechCrunch

After Revolution 2.0 - TechCrunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Remember 2011? The Arab Spring, a.k.a. "Revolution 2.0"? Four governments were overthrown, and the stage was set for further social-media-fuelled protests:..
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Noam Chomsky on Gaza conflict [Full Episode]

Noam Chomsky on Gaza conflict Noam Chomsky on Gaza conflict Noam Chomsky on Gaza conflict Noam Chomsky on Gaza conflict [Full Episode] Noam ...
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noam chomsky how to stop terrorism - Barack Obama and David Cameron Must Listen

Christians are Having Dreams and Becoming Muslims: http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html.
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Zizek The Third Wave

From the lecture What Is a Communist Utopia: Slavoj Žižek draws from examples in literature, film, and advertising to explain a phenomenon in which no sexual ...
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Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed - Green Left Weekly

Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Green Left Weekly Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed Green Left Weekly President of the Confederation of Chilean Students (Confech) Valentina Saavedra said: “Enough of this democracy which only serves the big businessmen, which...
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George Orwell's socialism - Red Flag

George Orwell is often presented as a critic of any thoroughgoing attempt to change the world.
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Noam Chomsky Interview on Darfur, Iraq, 9/11, Climate Change, Free Speech, Democratic Party

All rights and credit go to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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Stiglitz, De Blasio and Warren team up against inequality - Deutsche Welle

Stiglitz, De Blasio and Warren team up against inequality - Deutsche Welle | real utopias | Scoop.it
Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate in economics, has teamed up with New York Major Bill De Blasio and US Senator Elizabeth Warren to propose a major economic reform agenda for the US. Its focus: Reducing inequality.
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Tenant evictions reach six-year high amid rising rents and benefit cuts

Tenant evictions reach six-year high amid rising rents and benefit cuts | real utopias | Scoop.it
Bailiffs in England and Wales evicted more than 11,000 families in the first three months of 2015, 51% higher than in same period five years ago
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Slavoj Žižek about Ayn Rand libertarianism

Zizek talks about Ayn Rand during a radio interview. All rights and credit go to the Australian Broadcasting Company. Video by me with photos from Wikipedia.
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Zizek is, in my mind, the leading philosopher alive today (though, I also like Amartya Sen a great deal).
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The Chavez Legacy - a compilation

Compilation (from VTV and Greg Wilpert) of the political legacy of the late Hugo Chavez. It addresses his powerful social programs, initiatives in participatory ...
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Greece's abandoned factories show how painful the country's seven-year ... - Business Insider

Greece's abandoned factories show how painful the country's seven-year ... - Business Insider | real utopias | Scoop.it
A generation of industrial growth has been wiped away by the brutal recession.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation