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Noam Chomsky & Gore Vidal - In Conversation 1991 (1/3)

In this very rare interview Noam Chomsky and Gore Vidal discuss the intricacies of the gulf war, the Bush administration and the economic and geopolitical situation of the American empire at the time. It has fallen into my hands after extensive research. 
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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What's Carbon Got to Do With It? An Interview With Paul Hawken - Huffington Post (blog)

What's Carbon Got to Do With It? An Interview With Paul Hawken - Huffington Post (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Paul Hawken shares his perspective on carbon--viewing it as the foundation for life rather than the cause of our problems. In this interview with Omega, he shares his beliefs on a sustainable economy and his hopes for the future.


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Analysis - Quo Vadis, Civil Society? - AllAfrica.com

Analysis - Quo Vadis, Civil Society? - AllAfrica.com | real utopias | Scoop.it


In 2007, an American environmentalist by the name of Paul Hawken published an influential and best-selling anatomy of social justice movements across the world.

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Economic Impacts of Inequality - Forbes

Economic Impacts of Inequality - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it

The talk about inequality has turned from ethical issues (should the rich be so rich) to economic impacts, such as whether inequality means economic stagnation.

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Slavoj Žižek (2014) "Marx and Destructive Creation" [FULL]

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Women's liberation: The Marxist tradition - International Viewpoint


In capitalist societies, women in property-holding families reproduce heirs; women in working-class families reproduce generations of labor power for the system.

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Pope champions underprivileged - Jakarta Post

Pope champions underprivileged - Jakarta Post | real utopias | Scoop.it


Many North Korean defectors living in the South struggle financially as they adjust to a capitalist society. They are also often separated from families still living in the North.

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Op-Ed: Immanuel Wallerstein commentary: The Caliphate vs Everyone Else - DigitalJournal.com

Op-Ed: Immanuel Wallerstein commentary: The Caliphate vs Everyone Else - DigitalJournal.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

Binghamton - In an interesting commentary titled "The Caliphate vs. Everyone Else", the renowned American sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein discusses the way in which the successful advance of the Islamic State forces has managed to alter alliances in the Middle East.


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Ukraine – who to support? - Blog - LRC

Ukraine – who to support? - Blog - LRC | real utopias | Scoop.it

The essential background to the crisis in Ukraine is the deep impoverishment of the population caused by the restoration of capitalism. Ever since then politics has been dominated by oligarchic cliques of capitalists who stole the publicly owned means of production. Capitalism has also been restored in Russia and Putin (an oligarch) is its representative. Why should socialists support one gang of capitalists against another?

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Socialism and National Rights in Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and Other Countries - Socialist Alternative

Socialism and National Rights in Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and Other Countries - Socialist Alternative | real utopias | Scoop.it

The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? This is the question which is sharply posed for the workers’ movement, firstly in the regions immediately affected by war, but also for the international labour movement. PETER TAAFFE writes.


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Argentina. RR Donnelley: workers occupied the factory to put it into production against the illegal closure of the multinational company’s factory

Argentina. RR Donnelley: workers occupied the factory to put it into production against the illegal closure of the multinational company’s factory | real utopias | Scoop.it

(Garín district, Buenos Aires, 12/8/14). Trade union delegate Jorge Medina said: “after closing its plant in the Garín district of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in a totally illegal fashion, leaving more than 400 families on the street, and that the Ministry of Labour confirmed that the company is breaching the ruling of the court that ordered both sides to have (compulsory) arbitration to resolve the labour dispute, the shop stewards’ committee and workers at R.R. Donnelley have resolved in an assembly to occupy the factory and begin production, in order to defend the 400 jobs. The workers denounce this closure as illegal and we are not going to be intimidated. We demand the immediate re-opening of the plant under the same working conditions, number of workers and salaries. If the company alleges that it is in bankruptcy we will begin production.

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Our view: Voters have responsibility to be informed - La Crosse Tribune

Our view: Voters have responsibility to be informed - La Crosse Tribune | real utopias | Scoop.it


Democracy is supposed to be a participatory exercise. That means doing your homework. And ultimately, it means taking the time to vote after you've done your research.

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A picture of anarchy - The News on Sunday

A picture of anarchy - The News on Sunday | real utopias | Scoop.it


The PTI invokes the promise of the original bargain: participatory representative democracy. One man, one vote. The natural corollary of this is that each man's vote counts.

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Even the Upper Middle Class Struggles to Save Money

Even the Upper Middle Class Struggles to Save Money | real utopias | Scoop.it
Five years after the recession, only half of households earning $75,000 to $99,999 have enough savings to get through a three-month stretch of unemployment (Over 40% of upper middle-class households don't save.
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The caliphate vs. everyone else | Al Jazeera America

The caliphate vs. everyone else | Al Jazeera America | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the endless geopolitical realignments of the Middle East, the caliphate of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) seems to have frightened just about everyone else involved in Middle Eastern politics into a de facto geopolitical alliance. All of a sudden, we find Iran and the United States, the Kurds (both in Syria and Iraq) and Israel, Turkey and Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, western Europe (Great Britain, France, and Germany) and Russia all pursuing in different ways the same objective: stop the caliphate from expanding and consolidating.

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Value Theory: A Research into Subjectivity » Free Download eBooks

Value Theory: A Research into Subjectivity » Free Download eBooks | real utopias | Scoop.it
Humankinds progress has always been driven by two momentums: the pursuit of truth and the creation of value.
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▶ Professor Richard D Wolff interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher - YouTube

Bill Maher interviews Professor Richard D Wolff (economist) on "Real Time with Bill Maher." 

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Slavoj Zizek (2014) "Can We Still Be Hegelians?" [FULL]

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Chomsky: Calling for change on US support for Israel

Chomsky: Calling for change on US support for Israel | real utopias | Scoop.it
Author and activist Noam Chomsky discusses the role of US foreign policy in Israel and Gaza.
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From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel - Stop the War Coalition

From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel - Stop the War Coalition | real utopias | Scoop.it
There is a long tradition among prominent Jewish figures opposing the Israeli state, who found themselves, like Isaac Asimov, "in the odd position of not being a Zionist".
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Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald (2014) "No Place to Hide"

Date -- April 15, 2014.
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown and What Hashtag Activism Does Right

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown and What Hashtag Activism Does Right | real utopias | Scoop.it
Social media protests have their limits, but one thing they're very, very good at is grassroots media criticism.



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In Good Company: Surveying the Landscape of Election Technology Projects

In Good Company: Surveying the Landscape of Election Technology Projects | real utopias | Scoop.it

OE: You come to civic infrastructure work via previous experience in corporate technology. Can you give me a little background on the Voting Information Project, how you became involved with it, and why this work is so interesting to you?


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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns on Bitcoins

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns on Bitcoins | real utopias | Scoop.it
The agency issued its first consumer advisory on virtual currencies and said it would begin accepting complaints about such issues or companies.
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Cry for Argentina: Odious Debt, Fiscal Mismanagement or Pillage? Financial Mechanisms which Spearhead Nations into Bankruptcy

Cry for Argentina: Odious Debt, Fiscal Mismanagement or Pillage? Financial Mechanisms which Spearhead Nations into Bankruptcy | real utopias | Scoop.it

Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy.


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America Has a Scary Sewage Problem: Let's Clean It Up and Jumpstart the Economy While We're At It

America Has a Scary Sewage Problem: Let's Clean It Up and Jumpstart the Economy While We're At It | real utopias | Scoop.it

tormwater management is an opportunity to stem a crisis and move toward a sustainable future.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation