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The World Social Forum: Still Meeting Its Challenge - Middle East Online

The World Social Forum (WSF) has just ended its now biennial meeting, held this time in Tunis. It was very largely ignored by the world's mainstream press. It was attended by many skeptics who pronounced its irrelevance, something that has occurred at every meeting since the second WSF in 2002. It was torn by debates about the very structure of the WSF. It was filled with debates about the correct political strategy for the world left. And despite this, it was an enormous success.

 
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Which party's election manifesto is the best written? - The Guardian

Which party's election manifesto is the best written? - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Terry Eagleton, literary theorist, scours the manifestos for any wit or originality among the bland promises
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Paul Mason - is capitalism dead? | Guardian Live

In the wake of the financial crisis and with the rapid rise of new technologies, award-winning economist and journalist, Paul Mason, believes we are on the cusp of a ...
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Slavoj Žižek: Ayn Rand's Tea Party lie — Now we know who John Galt is - Salon

Slavoj Žižek: Ayn Rand's Tea Party lie — Now we know who John Galt is - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it
How long will Tea Party base stick to basic irrationality of protecting working people by protecting the 1 percent?
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Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism? - Test Tube

Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism? - Test Tube | real utopias | Scoop.it
Capitalism was once a dominant system, but the rise of technology is hindering its future. So, will we soon live in a postcapitalist world?
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - Huffington Post

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
For four decades, some determined people sought to change the course of American history.Some ideals, are now part of the fabric of the country, like breakfast programs for inner city kids. Stick with this movie.
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Jeremy Corbyn: My radical plan for the arts will make Britain happier - Telegraph.co.uk

Jeremy Corbyn: My radical plan for the arts will make Britain happier - Telegraph.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn says he will invest in the arts, protect the BBC and ensure every child can learn a musical instrument
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Noam Chomsky on the Iran Deal - LobeLog

Noam Chomsky on the Iran Deal - LobeLog | real utopias | Scoop.it
by Noam Chomsky Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Securit...
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Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary - Pressenza International Press Agency

Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary - Pressenza International Press Agency | real utopias | Scoop.it
Not quite the ‘new boy on the block’ Labourite Jeremy Corbyn has decided to seek for party leadership and has stated to the media as to why he wants to be Labour’s leader, because, “Britain is not working well for most people.
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Participatory budgeting gathers momentum in Marneuli - Democracy & Freedom Watch

Participatory budgeting gathers momentum in Marneuli - Democracy & Freedom Watch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Tserakvi, DFWatch - A pilot project on participatory budgeting brings the population of Marneuli district closer to the decision-making process and brings democratic participation to a new level. O...
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Paul Mason's Postcapitalism: The left's unwitting conversion to neoliberal ... - City A.M.

Paul Mason's Postcapitalism: The left's unwitting conversion to neoliberal ... - City A.M. | real utopias | Scoop.it
Unlike many other advocates of free markets, I quite like Channel 4 News economics editor Paul Mason.
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The New Youth Revolution - Pastor Joseph Sissac

1. Define REVOLUTION and gain insight into the challenges our youth face today.  
2. A Biblical view of engagement from one generation to the next. 
3. FactorPoints: Joining the New Youth Revolution at COP.

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Occupy Wall Street never dies - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Occupy Wall Street never dies - Mehr News Agency - English Version | real utopias | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) – It was on September 17, 2011, when Wall Street of New York in USA was 'occupied' by thousands of demonstrators who decried the influence of the 1 percent in politics.
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Plutocracy, Gentrification and Racial Violence - CounterPunch

Plutocracy, Gentrification and Racial Violence - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
"You know Southie's gotten gentrified. I guess you can't stop progress." -- Ray Donovan, Showtime TV series, 2015 “It was a real wake-up call the other day to realize that evictions and gentrificat...
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Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary - Pressenza International Press Agency

Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary - Pressenza International Press Agency | real utopias | Scoop.it
Not quite the ‘new boy on the block’ Labourite Jeremy Corbyn has decided to seek for party leadership and has stated to the media as to why he wants to be Labour’s leader, because, “Britain is not working well for most people.
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Hungary's 'Milla' movement shows that social media driven protest movements ... - Democratic Audit UK

Hungary's 'Milla' movement shows that social media driven protest movements ... - Democratic Audit UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Hungarian Government, led by the Prime Minister Vicktor Orban has made waves for its authoritarian tendencies and stated ambition to create an 'illiberal' democracy. In response to the governme...
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Human rights evaluation—who is it really for? - Open Democracy

Human rights evaluation—who is it really for? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The human rights community should embrace evaluation not for our donors, but for our beneficiaries. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on evaluation and human rights. Español
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Deep Capture Conference: Noam Chomsky 2013

Noam Chomsky is the Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. At the 2013 Harvard Law School Conference, "Deep Capture: ...
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Book Review: 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution' - International Policy Digest

Book Review: 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution' - International Policy Digest | real utopias | Scoop.it
In 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution,' Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has completed a thorough analysis comparing regional social movements: the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Arab Spring – coupled with western social movements that also...
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Social Democracy for the 21st Century: A Post Keynesian Perspective: Steve Keen on Equilibrium Theory as a Bad Habit

Steve Keen on Equilibrium Theory as a Bad Habit #economics #feedly http://t.co/9pl1u7l5mb
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Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders? - WGBH NEWS

Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders? - WGBH NEWS | real utopias | Scoop.it
More Americans say they would vote for a Muslim or an atheist for president than they would for a socialist, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Yet &quot
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Why are London's gay bars disappearing? - BBC News

Why are London's gay bars disappearing? - BBC News | real utopias | Scoop.it
What's behind the closure of London's most famous lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) bars?
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Social media in front - Daily Echo

Social media in front - Daily Echo | real utopias | Scoop.it
IF JEREMY Corbyn becomes the leader of the Labour party it will go down in history as the moment when corporate media began to lose control of…
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World Capitalism, a Basket Case: A Layman's View - CounterPunch

World Capitalism, a Basket Case: A Layman's View - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
The ultimate breakdown of capitalism has become a spectator sport on the Left, most present-day observers happy enough (realistic enough?) to point out nonterminal contradictions as, in both Europe...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation