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Venezuela - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Les deux réalisatrices de la télévision nationale irlandaise RTÉ préparaient un documentaire sur le président Hugo Chávez au Venezuela. Elles se trouvaient à l'intérieur du palais présidentiel quand fut déclenché le coup d'état le 11 avril 2002. Elles filment les événements comme ils se produisent. Les images contredisent les explications de la maison blanche et des opposants à Chávez. Le coup d'état est le résultat d'une conspiration des propriétaires des chaînes privées, des cadres de la compagnie pétrolière du Venezuela, d'une poignée de dirigeants militaires ainsi que des États-Unis. En voyant la mobilisation des millions de Vénézuéliens, la garde présidentielle décide d'agir. ce qui entraîne le retour au pouvoir d'Hugo Chávez 48 h après le début du coup.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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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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Long Live Occupy: Occupy, three years later - rabble.ca

Long Live Occupy: Occupy, three years later - rabble.ca | real utopias | Scoop.it

This post by Judy Rebick is the first in a rabble.ca series, Occupy is Dead. Long live Occupy. The series will look at what has grown out of the Occupy movement:


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The financial crisis has badly damaged the Greek and Portuguese welfare states

The financial crisis has badly damaged the Greek and Portuguese welfare states | real utopias | Scoop.it

Several European states have pursued austerity policies in the aftermath of the financial crisis, but how have these policies affected welfare states? Sotirios Zartaloudis writes on the impact of the crisis in Greece and Portugal. He argues that both countries have had to pursue unprecedented spending cuts, tax rises and labour market reforms and that the crisis has had a significant negative effect on their welfare states.


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Occupy Hong Kong: A Day in the Life of a Protester

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Some protesters aren't deterred by the government's move against them. Student Cherry Kwong says she'll fight for democracy to the bitter end. Here's a look at a life...
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Cyrena & Chloe's curator insight, October 16, 4:41 PM

POLITICAL: Through the eyes of a Hong Kong student protester, she'll do anything to get the government to listen to the people. The protesters are so stiff against moving that they have even been chastised by their family and are sometimes forced to live at the protestors' camps for short periods of time. They've stocked resources and supplies needed for survival for use in these times of chaos, but they stand strong and claim they will not back down until they are acknowledged by their government.

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Review of Terry Eagleton: Was Jesus a Revolutionary?

Review of Terry Eagleton: Was Jesus a Revolutionary? | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chris Murray reviews Terry Eagleton's appearance at Durham Book Festival at which the leading literary scholar and cultural theorist examined the politics of the New Testament. In 19...
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The Unanticipated Risks of Maximizing Shareholder Value - Forbes

The Unanticipated Risks of Maximizing Shareholder Value - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it
Milton Friedman's poetic dream of prosperous economic freedom turned into its nightmarish opposite.
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Evo Morales has proved that socialism doesn’t damage economies

Evo Morales has proved that socialism doesn’t damage economies | real utopias | Scoop.it
The socialist Evo Morales, who yesterday was re-elected to serve a third term as president of Bolivia, has long been cast as a figure of fun by the media in the global north. Much like the now deceased Hugo Chávez, Morales is often depicted as a buffoonish populist whose flamboyant denouncements of the United States belie his incompetence. And so, reports of his landslide win inevitably focused on his announcement that it was “a victory for anti-imperialism”, as though anti-US sentiment is the only thing Morales has given to Bolivia in his eight years in government.
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ISIS Is a Disgrace to True Fundamentalism - NYTimes.com

ISIS Is a Disgrace to True Fundamentalism - NYTimes.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

It has become a commonplace in recent months to observe that the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is the latest chapter in the long story of the anticolonial awakening — the arbitrary borders drawn after World War I by the great powers being redrawn — and simultaneously a chapter in the struggle against the way global capital undermines the power of nation states. But what causes such fear and consternation is another feature of the ISIS regime: The public statements of the ISIS authorities make it clear that the principal task of state power is not the regulation of the welfare of the state’s population (health, the fight against hunger) — what really matters is religious life and the concern that all public life obey religious laws. This is why ISIS remains more or less indifferent toward humanitarian catastrophes within its domain — its motto is roughly “take care of religion and welfare will take care of itself.” Therein resides the gap that separates the notion of power practiced by ISIS from the modern Western notion of what Michel Foucault called “biopower,” which regulates life in order to guarantee general welfare: the ISIS caliphate totally rejects the notion of biopower.

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Boris Kagarlitsky: Yalta conference got the name conference of resistance

Expert of Post Globalization Initiative, director of IGSO Boris Kagarltisky told about the conference that was in Yalta, Crimea, 6-7 of June.
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