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the end of capitalism-david harvey lecture of the humanities

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professor of geography and anthropology david harvey's lecture of the humanities at penn state in 2012 addresses neo-libralism and the end of capitalism.
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Code Red Alarm: Another World right now, before a global counter-guerrilla warfare hits!

Code Red Alarm: Another World right now, before a global counter-guerrilla warfare hits! | real utopias | Scoop.it
What has been happening in Rojava and at turkey-Syrian border is extremely worrisome and tension is rapidly spreading in Turkey. Things can escalate in Turkish cities, putting nationalists, Kurdish movements, Islamist radicals, and progressives into clashes with each other, leading to the destabilization of the last brick on the wall about to collapse. Yesterday in Istanbul University campus there were IS supporters attacking and chanting radical slogans, being attacked back by left groups. Kobane has been under a very heavy attack by IS and total amount of refugees crossing border (and young and men returns to war zone) has been between 2-3 million people. In southern cities there has been increasing aggression towards new comers. No body seems to know what will bring tomorrow. This sounds pretty much like a Global Shock Doctrine in being implemented.
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Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution (Renzo Novatore) | The Anarchist Library

Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution (Renzo Novatore) | The Anarchist Library | real utopias | Scoop.it

Anarchist individualism as we understand it – and I say we because a substantial handful of friends think this like me – is hostile to every school and every party, every churchly and dogmatic moral, as well as every more or less academic imbecility. Every form of discipline, rule and pedantry is repulsvie to the sincere nobility of our vagabond and rebellious restlessness!

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Noam Chomsky - On Global Warming & How Social Change Happens (2014)

In this compelling new interview Noam Chomsky shares his insights into the threat of climate change, what can be done by ordinary citizens to combat it, and reflects on why it's so "crucial that those with the most privileged get involved."

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Ukraine's uprising against Nato, neoliberals and oligarchs - an interview with Boris Kagarlitsky

Ukraine's uprising against Nato, neoliberals and oligarchs - an interview with Boris Kagarlitsky | real utopias | Scoop.it
Despite the ceasefire the crisis in Ukraine is far from resolved.
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Hong Kong protests: 'Umbrella Revolution' phrase takes hold as striking symbol of unrest

Hong Kong protests: 'Umbrella Revolution' phrase takes hold as striking symbol of unrest | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Straits Times - Get breaking news and latest on Singapore, Asia and the rest of the world, plus commentaries, features, videos and photos, at straitstimes.com.
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Noam Chomsky on Democracy - YouTube

Noam Chomsky on Democracy http://t.co/SkzoGJSILx
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Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary | real utopias | Scoop.it
You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.
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Noam Chomsky 10 Media Manipulation - More Than Reality

Noam Chomsky 10 Media Manipulation - More Than Reality | real utopias | Scoop.it
More Than Reality The most popular pictures in one place. On More than reality we are trying to give you a little bit more of reality.
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Participatory Democracy

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This is the structure of participatory democracy proposed by Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri.

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How passion has been purged from politics – along with ordinary people - The Guardian

How passion has been purged from politics – along with ordinary people - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

Can Scotland galvanise politics in the rest of the UK – or, with so few working-class MPs, are we now fatally disaffected? At last week’s Labour party conference, Carole Cadwalladr went in search of ‘real’ people and found a ‘L’Oréal convention’ controlled by slick professionals schooled to rule 

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Glenn Greenwald: No Place to Hide - Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State - YouTube

Harvard Book Store welcomed political commentators Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky for a discussion of Greenwald's latest book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.

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Ukraine’s Uprising Against NATO, Neoliberals And Oligarchs – An Interview With Boris Kagarlitsky

Ukraine’s Uprising Against NATO, Neoliberals And Oligarchs – An Interview With Boris Kagarlitsky | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ukraine’s Uprising Against NATO, Neoliberals And Oligarchs – An Interview With Boris Kagarlitsky http://t.co/c0CQ3T04T4
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Slavoj Zizek on Architecture and Aesthetics - YouTube

Architecture and pleasure from the aesthetics of the common beauty icons. Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Filmed Thursday, June 10, 2010. Video belongs to Arquitectura y Sociedad (Foundation for Architecture and Society).

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Zapata and the Zapatistas: Today's continuing struggle - San Francisco Bay View

Zapata and the Zapatistas: Today's continuing struggle - San Francisco Bay View | real utopias | Scoop.it

By 1910, Mexican President Porfirio Diaz solidified his place in the annals of Mexican history. As an elitist oligarch, he corruptly governed the country with a crony-ite unashamedness that was reinforced by the caudillo (chieftain-type strongman) support base he espoused.

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Obama's Bourgeois Presidency - CounterPunch

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Enriching the “one percent” at everyone else's expense is what late (overripe, irrational) capitalism does.

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Did Climate Justice Just Get a New Lease on Life? - CounterPunch

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The Future of Work, Leisure, and Consumption... - Dollars & Sense

The Future of Work, Leisure, and Consumption... - Dollars & Sense | real utopias | Scoop.it

Economist Juliet Schor is known worldwide for her research on the interrelated issues of work, leisure, and consumption. Her books on these themes include The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of LeisureThe Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer, and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (retitled True Wealth for its paperback edition). She is also a professor of sociology at Boston College. —Eds.

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How America's next generation was outclassed - Mail & Guardian Online

How America's next generation was outclassed - Mail & Guardian Online | real utopias | Scoop.it


Growing inequality has left the capitalist dream on its last gasp. And the sooner we ... The image stood in stark contrast to a video I saw via a friend's Facebook post.

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PAUL HAWKEN - Regeneration | Bioneers - YouTube

Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company. In this speech, Hawken discusses his younger days, how and why he started a health food store in Boston in the 1970s, and our connection with nature and each other. 

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The Chomsky Paradox - CounterPunch

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One night over a bottle of Irish whiskey, Alexander Cockburn told me a story about Noam Chomsky's teeth. One day the great brain went to the dentist for a check up after several years of neglect.

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Slavoj Žižek - DVD Picks

Philosopher and theorist Slavoj Žižek stopped by the Criterion offices and the DVD closet!
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Student protests & participatory democracy - News24

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The main problem with UKZN's management of student dissent is that officials do not appear to understand the difference between representative democracy and participatory democracy.

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From The Land of Proudhon | Freedom News

Social revolution is a term associated with anarchism. The ideological background is that a political revolution does not extend much beyond redecoration or reoccupation of institutional dominance. This is precisely what anarchists contest. The question is: to remain in the social struggle, even if it is the wrong direction as in Spain in 1938? Many anarchists would not have the heart to give up the fight. Dealing with the process towards the lost revolution is the book of Daniel Aïache , La révolution défaite , Les groupements révolutionnaires parisiens face à la révolution espagnole (The Lost Revolution , Parisian Revolutionary Groups With Regard to the Spanish Revolution , Paris, 2013).

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Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism | The White Review

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism | The White Review | real utopias | Scoop.it

From time immemorial there have been human beings who have believed that they could construct, individually or collectively, a better world for themselves than that which they had inherited. Quite a lot of them also came to believe that in the course of so doing it might be possible to remake themselves as different if not better people. I count myself among those who believe in both these propositions. In rebel cities, for example, I argued that ‘the question of what kind of city we want cannot be divorced from the question of what kind of people we want to be, what kinds of social relations we seek, what relations to nature we cherish, what style of life we desire, what aesthetic values we hold’. The right to the city, I wrote, is ‘far more than a right of individual or group access to the resources that the city embodies: it is a right to change and re-invent the city more after our heart’s desire … The freedom to make and remake ourselves and our cities is … one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.’[1] Perhaps for this intuitive reason, the city has been the focus throughout its history of an immense outpouring of utopian desires for happier futures and less alienating times.




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Slavoj Zizek. Object Petit a and Digital Civilization. 2014

http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist talking about object small a, digital civilization, desire, psychoanalysis, prosthetic extension, virtual reality, projection, science, language, universality, sexuality, in relation to the authors Freud, Lacan, Kierkegaard and Hegel. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2012. Slavoj Žižek.

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