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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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In Conversation with Noam Chomsky at the British Academy - The Upcoming

In Conversation with Noam Chomsky at the British Academy - The Upcoming | real utopias | Scoop.it
It would be near impossible to downplay or dismiss the lifetime’s work and enduring stature of Professor Noam Chomsky, who since the 1950s has commanded a place as figurehead among the top echelons of public intellectual life.
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Hard-left drivers of the 'new civil rights movement' demonstrations on Ferguson - American Thinker (blog)

Hard-left drivers of the 'new civil rights movement' demonstrations on Ferguson - American Thinker (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Hard-left drivers of the 'new civil rights movement' demonstrations on Ferguson
American Thinker (blog)
Here are four more groups adding to a previous post here. (1) A.N.S.W.E.R.
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America, Beyond the Election. “Democracy, Equality and Privacy Rights are Decaying before our Eyes

America, Beyond the Election. “Democracy, Equality and Privacy Rights are Decaying before our Eyes | real utopias | Scoop.it

The American people tend to view the Republican and Democratic parties as near polar opposites, but this is far from true. Indeed, they are clearly more united on the fundamentals underpinning U.S. society than they are at odds.


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Democratising the Fight against Malnutrition - Inter Press Service

Democratising the Fight against Malnutrition - Inter Press Service | real utopias | Scoop.it

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the launch of the “Zero Hunger Challenge” by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2012 opened the way for new stakeholders to work together in tackling malnutrition.

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Julian Assange makes balcony appearance with Noam Chomsky - The Canberra Times

Julian Assange makes balcony appearance with Noam Chomsky - The Canberra Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a rare public appearance on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to greet his latest visitor.
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Venezuela's Transition to Democracy: Latin America's Best Kept Secret - Venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuela's Transition to Democracy: Latin America's Best Kept Secret - Venezuelanalysis.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Transition to Democracy: Latin America's Best Kept Secret Venezuelanalysis.com It is also a context which explains the country's rejection of “representative democracy” and its search for a participatory democratic...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Obama and Martin Luther King Jr."

Full Video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx6Eo1k_QfI Date -- May 30, 2014.
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The end of Occupy Central? Violence flares as police use water cannons and batons against protesters

Shocking videos from Wednesday of Hong Kong police clearing pro-democracy protesters out of occupied areas. Several thousand police move out against the protesters decked out in full riot gear....
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Occupiers Convene for Hours 'to Watch Public Billboard Ads'

Occupiers Convene for Hours 'to Watch Public Billboard Ads' | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hundreds of pro-democracy activists descended upon Mong Kok's main shopping thoroughfare to collectively watch flim trailers and ads on a cinema billboard
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Slavoj Zizek: Non-Knowledge, Self-Limitation, and Forgetting

Slavoj Zizek: Non-Knowledge, Self-Limitation, and Forgetting | real utopias | Scoop.it
The formula of true atheism is thus: divine knowing and existence are incompatible, God exists only insofar as He does not know [...] His own inexistence. The moment God knows, He collapses into th...
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The Main Obstacle to Socialism in Cuba - Havana Times

The Main Obstacle to Socialism in Cuba - Havana Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
The wage system under State monopoly capitalism, imposed on Cuba in the name of socialism, has always stood in the way and will continue to be an obstacle to free associated or individual labor – the authentically socialist forms of production.
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On Venezuela's communes, idyllic future is just over the rainbow - Washington Post

On Venezuela's communes, idyllic future is just over the rainbow - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
As the economy sinks, Chavez’s successor pushes a new kind of “democracy.”
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Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, Clear Streets

Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, Clear Streets | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hong Kong authorities cleared a main protest camp Wednesday and arrested two leaders of the Occupy Central movement.
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Richard D. Wolff - "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?" - Otterbein University

The Otterbein University Department of History and Political Science Speaker Series presents Richard D. Wolff on "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Ca...
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Respect Asylum and let Assange walk free!

Respect Asylum and let Assange walk free! | real utopias | Scoop.it
They run toward the risks everyone else runs away from. No other publisher in the world is prepared to commit to protecting sources even other journalists sources the way WikiLeaks is.?
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Noam Chomsky and George Carlin on Republicans and Social Security

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Why did America lose its manufacturing base? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/building-blue-collar-8230-burgers/ http://youtu.be/e-IVGh7SQjs - 9/11 - WTC 7 on Tri...
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The Slavoj Žižek Dress-Up Game Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today

The Slavoj Žižek Dress-Up Game Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today | real utopias | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Dress Up Of the Real .
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Marion Barry (1936-2014): Passing of civil rights figure marks end of era - Liberation

Marion Barry (1936-2014): Passing of civil rights figure marks end of era - Liberation | real utopias | Scoop.it
Marion Barry, center, James Forman, right and Ivanhoe Donaldson, left, during Civil Rights movement The “Mayor for Life” With the death of Marion Barry, it’s hard not to reflect on the passing of not only a man but an era.
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Žižek Continues His Love Affair With Hegel in 'Absolute Recoil' - PopMatters

Žižek Continues His Love Affair With Hegel in 'Absolute Recoil' - PopMatters | real utopias | Scoop.it
Absolute Recoil is less a major philosophical intervention and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis.
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Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares - CounterPunch

Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares
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Year-Round Food Production: So Much More Than a Greenhouse

Year-Round Food Production: So Much More Than a Greenhouse | real utopias | Scoop.it
Grow food year round with no operating costs and no waste by using integrated closed loop production in a heat retaining enclosure.
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Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist of the Global Emancipatory Movement - P2P Foundation

Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist of the Global Emancipatory Movement - P2P Foundation | real utopias | Scoop.it
‘This is an admirable memoir of an intellectual-activist who has lived most intensely the progressive struggles of the last sixty years of world history. Yes, world history, because despite being born in Europe, Peter, in the best tradition of Communist internationalism, participated in struggles and movements, not only in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Africa and most recently in Latin America. But this is much more than a memoir. It is so well documented that, in this personal experience, there are reflected some of the most decisive events of contemporary history. It is a living history book. But even more than this, this book is so clearly and vividly written that at times it reads like the script for an imaginary documentary of our times. This book should be read by all concerned with our recent history in order to get a much more complex inside view of what happened while it was happening. In particular it should be read by the youth in order to get a close-up of the difficulties and possibilities in building another possible world at a time where there existed a vibrant international communist movement. It is up to such youth to evaluate whether difficulties are now less or more daunting, the possibilities less or more luminous’.
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Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe

Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it

hunOn the Hungarian plain south-west of Budapest, the rich, dark soil of Kishantos presents the saddest of sights. As far as the eye can see, a cornucopia of organic wheat, cereals, sunflowers, pulses and legumes has been turned into a vista of emptiness.

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David Harvey’s Course on Marx’s Capital: Volumes 1 & 2 Now Available Free Online

David Harvey’s Course on Marx’s Capital: Volumes 1 & 2  Now Available Free Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
For many people, the arguments and analysis of Karl Marx’s three-volume Das Kapital (or Capital: A Critique of Political Economy) are as relevant as ever. For many others, the work is a historical curiosity, dated relic, or worse.
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