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Pressure Mounts on France to Overhaul Labor Rules - New York Times

Pressure Mounts on France to Overhaul Labor Rules - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it

PARIS — The French unemployment rate ended last year at its highest level since 1999, the national statistics institute reported Thursday, underscoring the urgency of President François Hollande’s task as he pushes for a far-reaching labor law overhaul intended to encourage new hiring.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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How India's Traumatic Capitalism Is Reshaping the World - Huffington Post

How India's Traumatic Capitalism Is Reshaping the World - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Novelist Rana Dasgupta recently turned to nonfiction to explore the explosive social and economic changes in Delhi starting in 1991, when India launched a series of transformative economic reforms....
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What Syriza’s Victory Means for LGBTQ Rights in Greece

What Syriza’s Victory Means for LGBTQ Rights in Greece | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ever since Syriza was swept to power on a wave of anti-establishment feeling in January, interest has, understandably, focused on what the party’s victory means for Greece’s external politics.
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Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek

Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.
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Nevada GOP's Union 'Reforms' Designed to Weaken Workers’ Rights

Nevada GOP's Union 'Reforms' Designed to Weaken Workers’ Rights | real utopias | Scoop.it
Nevada Republicans, after winning control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office in 2014, have pushed a far-right agenda that includes legislation to dismantle organized labor in the state.
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The workers' compensation system is broken — and it's driving people into poverty - Washington Post (blog)

The workers' compensation system is broken — and it's driving people into poverty - Washington Post (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Fewer people are getting injured on the job, but the financial consequences are dire for those who do.
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Podemos: Politics by the people - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Podemos: Politics by the people - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it
Podemos: Politics by the people Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Podemos is unquestionably a party of the left: many of its members and senior figures come from established organisations of the Spanish left and the party's policies,...
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(Democracy Now) Noam Chomsky: To Deal With ISIS, U.S. Should Own Up To Chaos Of Iraq War & Other Radicalizing Acts | CAGE

(Democracy Now) Noam Chomsky: To Deal With ISIS, U.S. Should Own Up To Chaos Of Iraq War & Other Radicalizing Acts | CAGE | real utopias | Scoop.it
We air the second part of our two-day interview with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author.
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A Conversation With Prof. Noam Chomsky (2015)

A Conversation With Prof. Noam Chomsky (March, 2015) Full Interview Thanks to Democracy Now!
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The Land Theory of Value

Last night I spoke with my Dutch ancestor again. Nick van Rowe told me about the Land Theory of Value, which began with the French, but was perfected by the Dutch. This is what he told me: Science has proved...
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Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden a True Patriot Who Should be Honored

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Noam Chomsky said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a true patriot who revealed vast surveillance programs that have nothing to do with combating terrorism. The noted intellectual made the comment in an extended interview with Democracy Now!
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Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism? - In These Times

Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism? - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
In order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we should not dwell in ancient past—we should forget it.
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The Greek Revolution and Civil War: 70 years since the Battle of Athens – Part Two - In Defense of Marxism

The Greek Revolution and Civil War: 70 years since the Battle of Athens – Part Two - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it
In October 1944, the last German soldiers left Greece and on the 12th ELAS, the Greek People's Liberation Army, moved into Athens. The atmosphere among the masses was electric, especially in the working class neighbourhoods.
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Noam Chomsky: After Dangerous Proxy War, Keeping Ukraine Neutral Offers ... - Democracy Now!

Noam Chomsky: After Dangerous Proxy War, Keeping Ukraine Neutral Offers ... - Democracy Now! | real utopias | Scoop.it
The recent ceasefire in Ukraine continues to hold after a shaky start, days after Secretary of State John Kerry publicly accused Russian officials of lying to his face about their military support for separatist rebels.
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Slavoj Zizek | God in Pain - Inversions of Apocalypse | Full Film - YouTube

A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in fresh ways using the tools of Hegelian and Lacanian analysis, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse shows how each faith understands humanity and divinity--and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they may at first seem.

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Federal probe of Ferguson police reveals pattern of racial bias

Federal probe of Ferguson police reveals pattern of racial bias | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday.
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Combating the Islamic State: The real options - Middle East Online


The Islamic State (IS) is pursuing its clearly stated objective of a greatly expanded caliphate by using extreme brutality deliberately.

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What Is Happening in Venezuela? - The Nation. (blog)

What Is Happening in Venezuela? - The Nation. (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.
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A Marxist View of the Democrats' Entitlement Economy - American Thinker

A Marxist View of the Democrats' Entitlement Economy - American Thinker | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Marxist View of the Democrats' Entitlement Economy American Thinker The one great characteristic of Marx's theory of society is that it has is a great flaw, in that Marx only spoke about the private sector of the economy, he never talked about...
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The Power of Sharing: How Collaborative Business Models are Shaping a…

An interview with Rachel Botsman - Global Thought Leader
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Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran

Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran | real utopias | Scoop.it
The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives.
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What Value theory Means - YouTube

Video shows what value theory means. A theory of how people positively and negatively value things and concepts, the reasons they use in making their evaluat...
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Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Is Back - Daily Beast

Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Is Back - Daily Beast | real utopias | Scoop.it
As Anti-Homosexuality Act is set to be reintroduced, local activists have built a broad coalition that links the bill with other social issues.
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5 essential books that broke racial barriers

5 essential books that broke racial barriers | real utopias | Scoop.it
Seventy-five years later, Native Son is still iconic
Richard Wright's novel, which was published on March 1, 1940, was a groundbreaking work about racial identity.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation