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Have You Ever Watched A More Brilliant Argument For Equal Rights?

Have You Ever Watched A More Brilliant Argument For Equal Rights? | real utopias | Scoop.it
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was interviewed by CNN 360's Anderson Cooper, and his comments are some of the most intelligent words spoken by a straight man on why gays must win the right to marry, and why no players have come out in major...
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Sam Harris Vs Noam Chomsky

Check Out The Sam Harris Podcast Here: http://www.samharris.org/podcast Clip from the Wednesday, March 25th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and ...
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Slavoj Žižek: Masterclass on Jacques Lacan - A Lateral Introduction

Slavoj Žižek: Masterclass on Jacques Lacan - A Lateral Introduction | real utopias | Scoop.it
It would be fair to say that there are few twentieth century thinkers who have had such a far-reaching influence on subsequent intellectual life in the humanities as Jacques Lacan. Lacan’s “return ...
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Noam Chomsky on 'Manufacturing Consent,' Part One | BillMoyers.com

Noam Chomsky on 'Manufacturing Consent,' Part One | BillMoyers.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky is known around the world for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has persued at MIT since 1955. But he is most controversial as a freelance critic of politics and power.
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The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education - CounterPunch

The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education
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Slavoj Zizek - Some Politically Incorrect Reflections on Violence in France and Related Matters - The Terrorist Resentment

Slavoj Zizek: Some Politically Incorrect Reflections on Violence in France & Related Matters http://t.co/OfzgTwzroV
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Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System | The Nation

Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System | The Nation | real utopias | Scoop.it
The revered radical intellectual joined The Nation's John Nichols to discuss the political debates that have motivated his life's work
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Russell Brand voted world's fourth most influential thinker

Russell Brand voted world's fourth most influential thinker | real utopias | Scoop.it
Comedian voted on to Prospect magazine’s annual list, topped by economist Thomas Piketty, after year that saw him publish a book advocating the eradication of the nation state
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Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Workers Are Screwed

Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Workers Are Screwed | real utopias | Scoop.it
Many Americans have only the "right to scrounge" for their survival. Identifying the lack of a robust labor movement as one of the chief inhibitors to soci
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Chomsky: Myth of American Success Goes Hand in Hand With Racial Oppression / Sputnik International

Chomsky: Myth of American Success Goes Hand in Hand With Racial Oppression / Sputnik International | real utopias | Scoop.it
American economic prosperity is inextricably linked to its history of slavery and racial oppression, and fears that black people will take revenge are 'deeply rooted in American culture,' says academic, author, and dissident Noam Chomsky in a...
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LRB · Slavoj Žižek · The Revolt of the Salaried Bourgeoisie: The New Proletariat

LRB · Slavoj Žižek · The Revolt of the Salaried Bourgeoisie: The New Proletariat | real utopias | Scoop.it
How did Bill Gates become the richest man in America?
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Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe » Rowman & Littlefield International

Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe » Rowman & Littlefield International | real utopias | Scoop.it

Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance. As participatory schemes have grown in number and gained in social legitimacy over recent years, the research community has analyzed the virtues of participatory policies from several points of view, but usually giving focus to the most successful and well-known grass-roots cases. This book examines a wider range of participatory interventions that have been created or legitimized by central governments, providing original exploration of institutional democratic participatory mechanisms. Looking at a huge variety of subnational examples across Italy, Spain and France, the book interrogates the rich findings of a substantial research project. The authors use quantitative and qualitative methods to compare why these cases of participatory mechanisms have emerged, how they function, and what cultural impact they’ve achieved. This allows highly original insights into why participatory mechanisms work in some places, but not others, and the sorts of choices that organizers of participatory processes have to consider when creating such policies. 

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The Populist Moment Has Finally Arrived

The Populist Moment Has Finally Arrived | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.
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Varoufakis' mission “to save European capitalism from itself” - In Defense of Marxism

Varoufakis' mission “to save European capitalism from itself” - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it
Varoufakis, the Greek Finance Minister, presents himself as a Marxist –albeit an “erratic” one – and is even described as such in the bourgeois media.
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Mainstream purveyors of JFK disinformation: Noam Chomsky and Larry Sabato

Mainstream purveyors of JFK disinformation: Noam Chomsky and Larry Sabato | real utopias | Scoop.it
No doubt, I am not the only student of JFK and of 9/11 who has been offended and outraged by the stance adopted by the leading liberal icon, Noam Chomsky.
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Noam Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons and Unchecked Climate Change Are Leading Us Toward Doomsday

Noam Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons and Unchecked Climate Change Are Leading Us Toward Doomsday | real utopias | Scoop.it
“It’s now 70 years since the end of the most horrific war in history,” the renowned intellectual said in a recent talk.
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LIVE WEBCAST -- Women, sexuality, and social change in China

LIVE WEBCAST -- Women, sexuality, and social change in China | real utopias | Scoop.it
On April 3, the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution seeks to explore the policy implications of China’s sexual revolution through the perspectives and voices of practitioners and academics.
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Revolution

Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
Random House Group Edition, Russell Brand will donate 100 of his money for this book to Tre Era Cafe, a social enterprise community project on the New Era estate - whose vicotory against corporations and inefficient government exemplifies the...
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Lies and Deceptions on the Left - Dissident Voice

Lies and Deceptions on the Left - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
Over the past year, what appeared as hopeful signs, that Left governments were emerging as powerful alternatives to right-wing pro-US regimes, is turning into a
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China's ruling party is not afraid of the middle class - The Interpreter

The base of the Party nestles in the comfortable urban homes and jobs of the modern official Chinese nation.
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RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger

RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger | real utopias | Scoop.it
We speak with two close colleagues and friends of the pioneering author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72, and play excerpts from different points in his career.
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European Parliament President: New Deal for Greece’s Financing Within a Week

European Parliament President: New Deal for Greece’s Financing Within a Week | real utopias | Scoop.it
European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Tuesday that he expects Greece to reach a new financing agreement with its creditors within a week.
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Greek minister to visit China amid financial crisis

Greek minister to visit China amid financial crisis | real utopias | Scoop.it
Greek Deputy Prime Minister Ioannis Dragasakis will visit China this week, Beijing's foreign ministry announced Monday, as concerns over the cash-strapped country's financial...
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Zen and the art of social movement maintenance - Waging Nonviolence

Zen and the art of social movement maintenance - Waging Nonviolence | real utopias | Scoop.it
The untold story of how meditation was integral to Occupy's endurance and impact holds vital lessons for those seeking mindfulness and a more just world.
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The potential for fair African development - China Post

The potential for fair African development - China Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Across Africa, where many nations show high economic growth rates but with little benefit to their populations, the notion of social and economic “emergence” is taking hold as a remedy for perennial pessimism.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation