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Socialism is dead, capitalism is dying - Mmegi Online

As they say, no air-cleaner can kill the smell of money. But I say no IMF spray can kill the smell of poverty, let alone of death, when the right to a decent life increasingly depends on the generosity of philanthropists, writes JAN WAREUS

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Photo Essay: Spain's Democratic Uprising - The Indypendent

Photo Essay: Spain's Democratic Uprising - The Indypendent | real utopias | Scoop.it

In Spain, the government’s economic austerity policies have contributed to an unemployment rate of 23 percent, mass home foreclosures and evictions and a deep distrust of an entrenched political class. It has also inspired the rise of a new generation of leftist politicians who are shaking up Spain’s political landscape.

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Sixty years after Freedom Charter, South Africa struggle continues - Workers World

Events that took place on June 25-26, 1955, in Kliptown, South Africa, represented a turning point in the national liberation struggle in that apartheid-dominated state.
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EU must lead by example on gender equality - TheParliamentMagazine.eu (blog)

EU must lead by example on gender equality - TheParliamentMagazine.eu (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
TheParliamentMagazine.eu (blog) EU must lead by example on gender equality TheParliamentMagazine.eu (blog) The EESC is the 'house of civil society' and its role is to promote participatory democracy and advance the values upon which European...
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The Greek short-cut referendum drama - swissinfo.ch

The Greek short-cut referendum drama - swissinfo.ch | real utopias | Scoop.it
With a vote on the complex bailout terms in Greece this weekend, Europe and the world once again has to revisit its suboptimal handling of modern ...
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Ella Baker and the Politics of Hope -- Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement - Huffington Post

Ella Baker and the Politics of Hope -- Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
As I argued recently, Pope Francis' climate encyclical, Laudato Si, shows powerful resources in Catholic and other faith traditions for addressing the challenge of climate change.
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The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part I - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part I - Council on Foreign Relations (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
On June 10, a blogger named Zhou Xiaoping was elected to head the newly established China Online Writers Association in Sichuan ...
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Is Pope Francis the World's Most Powerful Transhumanist? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Is Pope Francis the World's Most Powerful Transhumanist? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | real utopias | Scoop.it
I remember once while on a trip to Arizona asking a long-time resident of Phoenix why anyone would want to live in such a godforsaken place.
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Greece's show of defiance - Socialist Worker Online

Greece's show of defiance - Socialist Worker Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
The SYRIZA government's decision to hold a referendum on European demands for yet more austerity has opened up a new political situation.
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The age of participatory democracy - Policy Network

The age of participatory democracy - Policy Network | real utopias | Scoop.it
To regain the initiative, Labour will have to fashion a genuinely new politics.
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CHINAs SEXUAL REVOLUTION best documentary 2015

CHINAs SEXUAL REVOLUTION- best documentary 2015. advexontube.com Revolution and its sizzling Economic Revolution. But you havent heard about its ...
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The Middle East needs a sexual revolution - Qantara.de

The Middle East needs a sexual revolution - Qantara.de | real utopias | Scoop.it
As long as there is no true revolution, women in Islamic countries will remain second-class citizens, believes the controversial Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy.
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The dramatic shift in south European politics - Morning Star Online

The dramatic shift in south European politics - Morning Star Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
James Petras examines how an increasingly radicalised middle class has led to the rise of the populist left in Greece, Spain and Italy
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Greek crisis shows the eurozone is a thug enforcer for capitalism - Politics.co.uk (blog)

Greek crisis shows the eurozone is a thug enforcer for capitalism - Politics.co.uk (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Syriza and the Greek people are being punished for daring to think that the public should have a say over their economic destiny.
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How did the same-sex marriage revolution sweep the nation so quickly? - fox2now.com

How did the same-sex marriage revolution sweep the nation so quickly? - fox2now.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A recruiting setback for Democrats, a disappointment for community service groups and two insights on the same-sex marriage ruling helped fill our final Sunday trip around the Inside ...
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Noam Chomsky on Atheism, Religion, and the Scientific Method

Noam Chomsky speaks about Atheism, Religion, and Science in an interview. Z Video Productions. February 2010. Interviewer - Michael Albert, co-founder of Z ...
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Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality | real utopias | Scoop.it
Published on Jun 26, 2015 America’s economic system has failed by not raising living standards for most.
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Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? - Huffington Post

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
So what exactly would you do, if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life? And yes, that's around what the amount would most likely be here in the United States, at least at first.
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An interview with Bernie Sanders: Deficit Hawk

An interview with Bernie Sanders: Deficit Hawk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Sanders says he has known Elizabeth Warren since before she was Elizabeth Warren.
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The Institute for New Economic Thinking

The Institute for New Economic Thinking | real utopias | Scoop.it

Nobel laureate Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, studies the forces driving inequality and what is at stake if it continues. In his view, bad economic thinking deserves part of the blame — fanciful ideas like trickle-down and the notion that economists should try to increase the size of the economic pie and let the politicians worry about distribution. On the contrary, Stiglitz sees distribution as a problem economists must confront. He warns that an economic system that doesn't raise standards of living for most Americans is a failure.

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