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Tribesmen launch 'occupy' protest at dam site in the Amazon rainforest

Tribesmen launch 'occupy' protest at dam site in the Amazon rainforest | real utopias | Scoop.it
On Thursday roughly 200 indigenous people launched an occupation of a key construction site for the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon.
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky on US-Cuban Relations: Obama's Historic Move - Toward Freedom

Noam Chomsky on US-Cuban Relations: Obama's Historic Move - Toward Freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
A progressive perspective on world events since 1952.
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US Democracy's Failure at Racial Justice - Consortium News

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US Democracy's Failure at Racial Justice
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“Hence the social revolution is a result, a development, which means that it is evolutionary.
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China's Second 'Cultural Revolution' - Analysis - Eurasia Review

China's Second 'Cultural Revolution' - Analysis - Eurasia Review | real utopias | Scoop.it
China is in the midst of its second ‘cultural revolution’ in a half century. While the first (under Chairman Mao Tse Tung) was intended to ‘revitalize socialism’; the current is directed to ‘morali...
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Greens urge 'peaceful revolution'

Greens urge 'peaceful revolution' | real utopias | Scoop.it
A big general election turnout could trigger a "peaceful revolution" in British politics, says Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.
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Why a year of little change felt like one of sustained crisis

Why a year of little change felt like one of sustained crisis | real utopias | Scoop.it

It has been a year of big news and small change. The most momentous political event was something that might have happened but didn’t: Scotland rejected independence. The full consequences of that campaign are still unfolding, of course. Powerful disruptive forces were unleashed. But the countervailing forces of continuity shouldn’t be undervalued just because they seem more banal. The union that entered 2014 is the same one that leaves it.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Markets RESTRICT Choices"

Full Speech + Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qzliIR3TU8 May 22, 2014.
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The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production

The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Labor Theory of Value and The Three Factors of Production http://t.co/hPuYfrt12I
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Slavoj Zizek | The Difference Between The Republicans & Democrats

Slavoj Zizek examines the right & left in american Politics.
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Interview with Noam Chomsky on Senate Torture Report

Interview with Noam Chomsky on Senate Torture Report | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky, the legendary political activist and professor of linguistics, has been writing and speaking about torture for decades. From the "dirty wars" of 1980s Central America, to the more rec...
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The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution

The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
It was during the presidency of Gerardo Machado in the '20s that Cuba's tourist trade really took off.
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Workers' Rights at McDonald's - New York Times

Workers' Rights at McDonald's - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
The movement pushing for unions and better pay got some validation from the federal government, which issued complaints against the fast-food chain.
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Immanuel Wallerstein on the Crisis of Capitalism

A brief presentation on the coming crisis of capitalism as predicted by Wallerstein's World-Systems Theory.
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Workers seek control over mobile lives: report

Workers seek control over mobile lives: report | real utopias | Scoop.it
Workers increasingly want to control when and where they work through mobile technology, according to the University of Sydney Business School.
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'We need permanent revolution': how Thomas Piketty became 2014's most ... - The Guardian

'We need permanent revolution': how Thomas Piketty became 2014's most ... - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
The French economist tells Owen Jones about his extraordinary year – including his sudden rise to stardom and his battles to defend his ideas
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Reinventing the Left in Poland - Huffington Post

Reinventing the Left in Poland - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Poland was both the most likely and the most unlikely place to expect the rebirth of the Left....
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Venezuela rejects EU claims, calls them 'interventionist' - Press TV

Venezuela rejects EU claims, calls them 'interventionist' - Press TV | real utopias | Scoop.it
Venezuela lashes out at ‘interventionist and disrespectful’ statements by the EU parliament.
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Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia - Center for Research on Globalization

Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it
To understand why US extremists (not the US public) in control of the state are putting us all in serious potential danger by choosing to target nuclear Russia, we have to look back, and, of course...
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Fukushima and the institutional invisibility of...

Fukushima and the institutional invisibility of... | real utopias | Scoop.it
The nuclear industry and its supporters have contrived a variety of narratives to justify and explain away nuclear catastrophes, writes John Downer.
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Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses | real utopias | Scoop.it
The tactics used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks were crimes, and the perpetrators knew it. Now they must be brought to justice.
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Occupy Parliament Square London - Democracy Now

Occupy Parliament Square London - Democracy Now | real utopias | Scoop.it
Parliament Square London UK, Occupy are back in Parliament Square for their 3rd Occupation from 11am today until 9pm tomorrow evening. Hertiage wardens lay down the law and extra police drafted in despite the small number of protestors.
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Tony Benn remembered by Saffron Burrows - The Guardian

Tony Benn remembered by Saffron Burrows - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Actor Saffron Burrows, a longtime friend of the Labour politician, recalls a tireless activist who loved people, talking – and tea
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David Harvey and the Marxists against Marx's crisis theory

David Harvey and the Marxists against Marx's crisis theory | real utopias | Scoop.it
by Michael Roberts David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics and author of numerous books. For over...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Japan, Abe and Ultra-Nationalism"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzOnVoWgUg Date - May 19, 2014.
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Africa: A Review - 'The Implosion of Contemporary Capitalism' and 'Three Essays On Marx's Value Theory'

Africa: A Review - 'The Implosion of Contemporary Capitalism' and 'Three Essays On Marx's Value Theory' | real utopias | Scoop.it
Want political economy that soberly unpacks power and wealth? Read two recent books by Samir Amin who defines the system's current stage as "generalized-monopoly capitalism." His study of it reveals what standard economics conceals and distorts.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation