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Nice day for a revolution: Why May Day should be a date to stand up and change the system

Nice day for a revolution: Why May Day should be a date to stand up and change the system | real utopias | Scoop.it
May Day is the occasion we celebrate the grand achievements of the workers of the world in making our world a far, far better place to live in. There is, unfortunately, not too much to celebrate these days.
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky - The Crimes of U.S. Presidents

If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.” ― Noam Chomsky.
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Russell Brand to open 'social enterprise' cafe in East London - Telegraph.co.uk

Russell Brand to open 'social enterprise' cafe in East London - Telegraph.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it
The comedian-turned-social activist is reportedly funding cafe in Hackney with profits from his latest book
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Amy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss about Torture at George W. Bush Conference

Amy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss about Torture at George W. Bush Conference | real utopias | Scoop.it
When questioned by Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture was "not the full truth" and criticized Sen. John McCain for defending it.
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Slavoj Žižek: A modest rejoinder

Slavoj Žižek: A modest rejoinder | real utopias | Scoop.it
“Although I am far from a well-meaning liberal, I simply cannot recognise myself in the lunatic-destructive figure described by Cohen.”
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Slavoj Žižek Inherent Nature of Ecology

Slavoj Žižek Inherent Nature of Ecology For Žižek, it is the rise of anti-immigrant populism that characterises the European elections representing a “failure of the leftist alternative...
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Call for politicians to share power for a workable democracy

Call for politicians to share power for a workable democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Janette Hartz-Karp describes a different approach to decision-making tapping the wisdom and interest of local communities.
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Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chris Hedges

Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chris Hedges | real utopias | Scoop.it
America’s greatest intellectual says, “The mood of the country is frightening. The level of anger, frustration and hatred of institutions is not organized in a constructive way.
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The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War - CounterPunch

The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War
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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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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation