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The social media revolution - Xtra - Xtra.ca

The social media revolution - Xtra - Xtra.ca | real utopias | Scoop.it

As Toronto prepares to host WorldPride in 2014, Xtra takes a closer look at what makes a gay village. In the third of a five-part series, Kaj Hasselriis follows his iPhone to find how social media is expanding the traditional borders of Toronto’s gaybourhood.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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The Making of the American Police State - Center for Research on Globalization

The Making of the American Police State - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it
Image: Three girls at a juvenile facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Richard Ross How did we end up with millions behind bars and police armed like soldiers? How did we get here? The numbers are chillin...
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Fracturing democracy? State, fracking and local power in Lancashire ... - Open Democracy

Fracturing democracy? State, fracking and local power in Lancashire ... - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Fracking may have been rejected in Lancashire, but the battle reveals that power is being stripped from the people of Britain.
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Have reports of the death of capitalism been greatly exaggerated? | openDemocracy - Open Democracy

Have reports of the death of capitalism been greatly exaggerated? | openDemocracy - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Capitalism isn’t going anywhere
without a fight, no matter how inventive the alternatives.
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"How Do You Solve A Problem Like The Donald?" - Huffington Post

"How Do You Solve A Problem Like The Donald?" - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
The GOP has fears that if he is not treated with respect he may become a third party candidate which would all but assure the election will go to the Democratic nominee. The Republican party has no one to blame but themselves.
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Slavoj Zizek: How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and ... - Toward Freedom

Slavoj Zizek: How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and ... - Toward Freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
A progressive perspective on world events since 1952.
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Watch Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual Full Stream

Watch Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual Full Stream Quality 1080p original youtube. WATCH IN HD: http://snagfilms.co/play.php?movie=tt0419142 (3D) ...
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Slavoj Žižek on Greece: The Courage of Hopelessness - Toward Freedom

Slavoj Žižek on Greece: The Courage of Hopelessness - Toward Freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Slavoj Zizek defends christianity...

from the atheist point of view against Dawkins and Hitchens. This an excerpt form this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ3g2zS6Tuk.
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Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender

Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender | real utopias | Scoop.it
Anti-austerity figures have emerged because young people feel badly let down by centre-left governments such as Tony Blair’s, says Nobel economics laureate
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Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn

Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn | real utopias | Scoop.it

So there we have it.  The Keynesians say the way forward is through Grexit and so now do many Austerians.  Both see Grexit as a solution to save Greek capitalism. The Keynesians reckon it will ‘free’ Greek capitalism from austerity. The Austerians reckon it will ‘free’ the Euro leaders from the wasted funding of a failing capitalist economy.  But neither side is right if the profitability of capital does not recover in Greece and in Europe.

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Do Benefits Reach Those Who Are Entitled To Them?

Do Benefits Reach Those Who Are Entitled To Them? | real utopias | Scoop.it

Some estimates: In France, 53-67% of people entitled to financial assistance to pay for private supplementary health insurance did not receive the benefit in 2011. In Finland, more than half (55%) of those entitled to social assistance did not to receive it in 2010, and, regarding German social assistance, the estimate is 34-43% (2008). For a similar benefit in Slovakia, the estimate is 79% (2009). In Bulgaria, 34-39% did not to receive the child allowance they were entitled to in 2007. In the UK, 16-22% did not receive the housing benefit they were entitled to in 2010-2011.

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Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan For Greece

Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan For Greece | real utopias | Scoop.it
On July 12, the summit of eurozone leaders dictated its terms of surrender to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who, terrified by the alternatives, accepted all of them. One of those terms concerned the disposition of Greece’s remaining public assets. Eurozone leaders demanded that Greek public assets be transferred to a Treuhand-like fund – a fire-sale vehicle similar …
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Europe’s Civil War

Europe’s Civil War | real utopias | Scoop.it
The negotiations leading up to the latest tentative deal on Greece’s debt brought into relief two competing visions of the European Union: the flexible, humane, and political union espoused by France, and the legalistic and economy-focused union promoted by Germany. As François Heisbourg recently wrote, “By openly contemplating the forced secession of Greece [from the eurozone], …
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The Inside Story of the Egypt Revolution

Helmy Shehata was an activist during the events and involved in organizing social protest. He is Vice Chairman, Programs Director, of the Sadat Association for ...
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Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender | Expressivus

Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender | Expressivus | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Nobel prize-winning economist has said it is unsurprising that an anti-austerity figure such as Jeremy Corbyn has emerged as a contender for the Labour l
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Hillary: capitalism needs a “reset” « Hot Air - Hot Air

Hillary: capitalism needs a “reset” « Hot Air - Hot Air | real utopias | Scoop.it

Hillary Clinton visited New York University’s Stern School of Business this week to give a speech on economic policy. On the surface that sounds roughly as interesting as watching paint dry, but she dropped a few gems into the otherwise standard, liberal dogma which caught the attention of analysts around the country. Echoing some familiar sentiments of more fire breathing socialists, Clinton said that capitalism itself was “out of balance” and in need of a “reset.” (Fortune Magazine)

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Slavoj Zizek Populism and democracy

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Event Date: Thursday 18 June 2013 Slavoj Zizek -- Masterclass -- day 4 -- Notes Towards a ...
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Excerpt from Slavoj Zizek's interview for the documentary Catastroika

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Excerpt from Slavoj Zizek's interview for the documentary Catastroika. Become a ...
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Slavoj Žižek: 'The Animal Doesn't Exist' PART 1

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com The Human Animal in Politics, Science, and Psychoanalysis Slavoj Žižek: The Animal ...
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Slavoj Zizek Masterclass day 1 Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture: Utopias

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Event Date: Monday 15 June 2009 The master class analyses phenomena of modern ...
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Post Capitalism – Why it's time to think utopian | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nz

Post Capitalism – Why it's time to think utopian | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nz | real utopias | Scoop.it
Paul Mason from the Guardian newspaper, may have just penned one of the most influential pieces of our time.
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David Graeber a bit of conversation and chaos in Parliament Sq Occupy Democracy 1STMAY2015

David Graeber a bit of conversation and chaos in Parliament Sq Occupy Democracy 1STMAY2015.
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Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary

Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary It seems like 2015 has been a banner year for ...
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How to think about Islamic State | Books | The Guardian - The Guardian

How to think about Islamic State | Books | The Guardian - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver...
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The left/right divide is outdated and unhelpful - New Statesman - New Statesman

The left/right divide is outdated and unhelpful - New Statesman - New Statesman | real utopias | Scoop.it
Lines in the sand don't make for good policy-making, says Matilda Murday of the Democratic Society.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation