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Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue - The Real News Network

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

James K. Boyce is a Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the Director of the Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment at PERI - The Political Economy Research Institute.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools - CounterPunch

How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools
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The challenges ahead in Venezuela - Socialist Worker Online

The challenges ahead in Venezuela - Socialist Worker Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Venezuelan socialist talks about the state of the revolutionary process and the conflicts that will shape the country’s future.
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Labor Power: Labor theory of value: 23. Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor

Labor Power: Labor theory of value: 23. Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor | real utopias | Scoop.it

Professor Blight begins this lecture in Washington, where the passage of the first Reconstruction Act by Congressional Republicans radically 

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The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand ... - Huffington Post

The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand ... - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Over the past couple of weeks, courageous ordinary citizens of Hong Kong are creating a whirlwind of momentum towards staking their claim for a more democratic Chinese society, finally getting another moment in the spotlight nearly 25 years after Tiananmen. Uncertainty rings through the streets of Hong Kong as authorities and protesters alike weigh next steps, as everyone knows that this demonstration will influence political and cultural life in China for years to come. What's less talked about is how Hong Kong is not an isolated incident: It is joining the ranks of the other landmark participatory democracy movements of our time, a pattern of upheaval witnessed in Tunisia, Egypt, Thailand, Venezuela, and Ukraine.

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Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy

Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
A populist anti-capitalism is the only way the centre left can meaningfully respond to the rise of UKIP.
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Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Public support for the Occupy movement has grown since the campaign began, and it continues to divide residents, a Chinese University survey has found.

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Green Party members Caroline Lucas and Jenny Jones speaking at Occupy Democracy 23.10.14

Green Parry MP Caroline Lucas gives an inspiring speech to people gathered at Occupy Democracy outside Parliament Square protesting at the democratic deficit.
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Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Palestine News Network

Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Palestine News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it
PNN is a website, covers the latest political, civil news. Depends on a unique network of journalists spread in Palestine.
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Russell Brand talks revolution with Owen Jones – follow it live

Russell Brand talks revolution with Owen Jones – follow it live | real utopias | Scoop.it
In the red corner: Russell Brand, the Hollywood sybarite and cockney yogi who has travelled a path from drug addiction to enlightment, and now political action. His new book Revolution is a call to arms for the disenfranchised in Britain, those who feel underserved or outright ignored by the powers that be, and aims to catalyse them with a typically manic mix of transcendental meditation, Thomas Piketty and the 12 steps.
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Has Inequality Driven A Wedge Between Productivity And Compensation Growth? - Forbes

Has Inequality Driven A Wedge Between Productivity And Compensation Growth? - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it
Maybe, but no one's demonstrated it.
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Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

Police made one arrest after hundreds of officers converged on Parliament Square in London on Sunday night in an attempt to remove Occupy Democracy protesters.

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CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people dominate Hong Kong vote'

CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people dominate Hong Kong vote' | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer people dominating elections.
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Uruguay: President Mujica's social revolution - FRANCE 24

Uruguay: President Mujica's social revolution - FRANCE 24 | real utopias | Scoop.it

By legalising both gay marriage and abortion, and decriminalising cannabis, Uruguay has become a real-life social laboratory in Latin America over recent years. The architect of these reforms was President José Mujica, whose term ends in March 2015. The track record of this atypical head of state is controversial among voters, who will elect his successor on October 26th.

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Russell Brand hired by Michael Winterbottom for financial crisis documentary

Russell Brand hired by Michael Winterbottom for financial crisis documentary | real utopias | Scoop.it
Michael Winterbottom has enlisted Russell Brand to appear in a new documentary about the financial crisis.
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Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond: An Interview With Noam Chomsky | real utopias | Scoop.it

History teacher Dan Falcone and English teacher Saul Isaacson spoke with Noam Chomsky in his Cambridge office on September 16, 2014, about education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way "capitalism" actually works in the United States.

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The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan | ROAR Magazine

The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan | ROAR Magazine | real utopias | Scoop.it
As the prospect of Kurdish independence becomes ever more imminent, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party transforms itself into a force for radical democracy.
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Reporters - Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution

Reporters - Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it

By legalising both gay marriage and abortion, and decriminalising cannabis, Uruguay has become a real-life social laboratory in Latin America over recent years. The architect of these reforms was President José Mujica, whose term ends in March 2015. The track record of this atypical head of state is controversial among voters, who will elect his successor on October 26th.

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Romania: The Revolution Came Too Early - Huffington Post

Romania: The Revolution Came Too Early - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Romania, there was no Charter 77 or Solidarity trade union movement. Only a few intellectuals had come out against the Ceausescu regime, and most ended up in exile as a result.
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Noam Chomsky on Regulating Corporations - YouTube

Noam Chomsky on Regulating Corporations: http://t.co/YGImbgi5ow via @YouTube
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Scottish Green solidarity with the Kurdish people - Open Democracy

Scottish Green solidarity with the Kurdish people - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it

We must support the people of Kobane in their fight against ISIS and Turkey's plans to install a buffer zone, both of which are plots to assassinate the democratic project in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). 

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Noam Chomsky (Oct, 2014) "The Future of the Israel-Palestine Conflict"

NEW VIDEO of Prof. Noam Chomsky (Q&A) Date - October 14, 2014.
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Revolution by Russell Brand review – soft-soap therapy when we need a harder ... - The Guardian

Revolution by Russell Brand review – soft-soap therapy when we need a harder ... - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
His tract is heavy going, light on politics and, in places, beyond parody. Has the leader of the rebellion missed his moment? By David Runciman
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Whose Interests Are Served by Occupy Hong Kong? - The Real News Network

Whose Interests Are Served by Occupy Hong Kong? - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it
Assistant Professor Sean Kenji Starrs reports from the front lines of the uprisings
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Chomsky: There's an Overt Corporate Effort to Indoctrinate American Children

Chomsky: There's an Overt Corporate Effort to Indoctrinate American Children | real utopias | Scoop.it
The academic talks about education and indoctrination, ISIS, and the media in a new interview.
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Russell Brand occupies Wall Street: 'I'm dedicated and devoted to change' – video - The Guardian

Russell Brand occupies Wall Street: 'I'm dedicated and devoted to change' – video - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Actor and comedian Russell Brand meets Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park, in New York City's financial district
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation