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Social media saves the day for Occupy movement

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Social media has once again proven itself a tool for democracy, which must not face regulation, in light of Saturday's worldwide Occupy protests.
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Peer2Politics

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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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SCOOP.IT ON PEER_TO_PEER ALTERNATIVES: THE MAIN "REAL UTOPIA"

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The Cochabamba Declaration: Latin America's Anti-Imperialist Offensive - Center for Research on Globalization

The Cochabamba Declaration: Latin America's Anti-Imperialist Offensive - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it

As a follow-up to the June summit meeting of the G77 + China leaders, held in Santa Cruz, the Bolivian government and the Bolivian Workers Central (COB) sponsored an “Anti-Imperialist International Trade Union Conference” in Cochabamba, June 30-July 2.


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Zapatista Women's Revolutionary Law as it is lived today - Open Democracy

Zapatista Women's Revolutionary Law as it is lived today - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it


The capitalists had us believing this idea, their story that women are not valuable; that if a girl is born then she is worthless.

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The New Social Divide Within The Pink Police State - The Federalist

The New Social Divide Within The Pink Police State - The Federalist | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Federalist The New Social Divide Within The Pink Police State The Federalist Sticking with this line of inquiry allows us to get beyond the many interesting but contending and partial definitions of the relevant elite in America—the “new...
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Thailand: Revolution by Motorcycle? - The New York Review of Books (blog)

Thailand: Revolution by Motorcycle? - The New York Review of Books (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the spring of 2010, when as many as 300,000 political protesters from Thailand’s Red Shirt movement occupied Bangkok’s main commercial district, they were helped by an unusual ally: tens of thousands of motorcycle taxi drivers. With their ability to navigate obstructed streets, the motorcycle taxis transported Red Shirt leaders through otherwise barricaded parts of the downtown. And they carried messages, money, and materials to the protesters, including the makings of Molotov cocktails. Eventually the military used lethal force to chase the Red Shirts from the streets, killing about seventy of them. But the remarkable involvement of the motorcycle taxi drivers signaled a deep change in Thailand, a new willingness on the part of previously disenfranchised groups to defy authority.

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the Unspoken Atrocities of US Imperialism: Chile and Indonesia - Center for Research on Globalization

the Unspoken Atrocities of US Imperialism: Chile and Indonesia - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it
Center for Research on Globalization the Unspoken Atrocities of US Imperialism: Chile and Indonesia Center for Research on Globalization The experiment was about trying to figure this out: What happens to a poor country that is hit by a brutal...
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Piketty arms activists with ammo, but doesn't help them aim - Green Left Weekly

Piketty arms activists with ammo, but doesn't help them aim - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Green Left Weekly Piketty arms activists with ammo, but doesn't help them aim Green Left Weekly What makes Piketty so difficult to shake off is his conclusion ― backed by a trove of international data going back centuries ― that in capitalist...
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Various Dimensions of the Concept of Common Good

“The notion of Common Good has known lately a new interest. For some it is the renewal of an old idea and the opportunity of giving to conservative forces of society the appearance of a modern approach. For others it is a way of coming out of a stereotyped vocabulary used by revolutionary movements and to propose a more acceptable way of expression. It may also be related with a radical criticism of the concept of modernity transmitted by capitalism and not challenged by real socialism. In order to develop this late conception, it is important to indicate three levels of its semantic utilization: Common Goods, Common Good and Common Good of Humanity.

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Noam Chomsky: How Bush-Blair-Obama war crimes tore the Middle East to shreds - Stop the War Coalition

Noam Chomsky: How Bush-Blair-Obama war crimes tore the Middle East to shreds - Stop the War Coalition | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky: How Bush-Blair-Obama war crimes tore the Middle East to shreds - Stop the War Coalition: http://t.co/B85KTREpw4
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Towards an African Theory of Democracy - Sudan Vision

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Sudan Vision Towards an African Theory of Democracy Sudan Vision This paper argues that there is a general absence of democratic theory in African political scholarship in terms of providing the underlying principles, meaning, canons and criteria...
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How 'Corporate Responsibility' Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers - The Nation. (blog)

How 'Corporate Responsibility' Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers - The Nation. (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
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How 'Corporate Responsibility' Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers
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VERSUS 21: David Harvey: the crisis of capitalism this time around

In the midst of a crisis it is hard to see where the exit might be. Crises are not singular events. While they have their obvious triggers, the tectonic shifts they represent take many years to work out. The long-drawn-out crisis that began with the stock market crash of 1929 was not finally resolved until the 1950s, after the world had passed through the Depression of the 1930s and the global war of the 1940s. Likewise, the crisis whose existence was signalled by turbulence in international currency markets in the late 1960s and the events of 1968 on the streets of many cities (from Paris and Chicago to Mexico City and Bangkok) was not resolved until the mid-1980s, having passed through the early 1970s collapse of the Bretton Woods international monetary system set up in 1944, a turbulent decade of labour struggles in the 1970s and the rise and consolidation of the politics of neoliberalisation under Reagan, Thatcher, Kohl, Pinochet and, ultimately, Deng in China.
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Noam Chomsky "The Gaza Crisis" - YouTube

Chomsky starts at 4:50 (Noam #Chomsky on the #Israel-#Hamas conflict in #Gaza (starts at 4:30) http://t.co/3yQzjHxPVz)
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Venezuela: Chavista debate more than 'pragmatists vs radicals', 'Trotsky vs ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Venezuela: Chavista debate more than 'pragmatists vs radicals', 'Trotsky vs ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it

While the PSUV never became the party Chavez wanted during his lifetime, the former leader demonstrated that he was able to use his authority to maintain unity among competing currents of opinion, while simultaneously encouraging greater grassroots empowerment. Maduro now faces a critical test as to whether he can follow the same path, and in the process help put the PSUV back on its original course.

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Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy

Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it

We pay attention to this tension because, to a very real extent, the crisis of social reproduction in global capitalist society is intensifying on at least three fronts.

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Interview with Prof. David Harvey

Interview with Prof. David Harvey | real utopias | Scoop.it

It is our pleasure to share the interview we did with Prof. David Harvey’s kind acceptance to meeting request during his visit in March 2014. Also, due to some unexpected situations, it is our fault to publish this interview quite late. We are deeply sorry for latency. It would have been surely nice to make this interview accessible around the times we were constantly thinking the Gezi Protests. However, regardless of the deference, it might be possible to say that the questions and Harvey’s answers are still equipped with relevant insight. It is not about short questions and easy answers. So we hope, this effort would be a contribution to our broader understanding of the surroundings all across the globe.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Realism, National Interest and The Israel Lobby"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzOnVoWgUg May 19, 2014.
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Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Production

Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Production | real utopias | Scoop.it

There has been a recent growth in interest in feminist approaches to practices like hacking, tinkering, geeking and making. What started off as an interest in furthering representations of women in the technical fields of computer science and engineering, often along the lines of liberal feminism, has now grown into social, cultural, and political analyses of gendered modes of social reproduction, expertise, and work, among others. Practices of hacking, tinkering, geeking, and making have been criticized for their overtly masculinist approaches, often anchored in the Euro-American techno-centers of Silicon Valley and Cambridge that have created a culture of entrepreneurial heroism and a certain understanding of technopolitical liberation, or around the German Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

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BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network

BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

Patrick Bond is the director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author of the recently released books, South Africa - The Present as History (with John Saul) and the 3rd edition of Elite Transition.


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What kind of revolution? - Daily Times

The word “revolution” has been derived from the Latin word revolutio, meaning “a turnaround”, is a fundamental change in power or organisational structure that takes place in a relatively short period of time. The Greek philosopher Aristotle, in Politics Book V, explains that there are two types of political revolution: the first is a complete change from one constitution to another constitution and the second is modifications leading to reforms, which in plain words means reforming the existing constitution into a more precise political system. Early scholarly debates and analysis of events in European history from the psychological perceptive and more modern, advanced scholarly debates have considered political science, economic science and social science as well. Over a period of 300 years, scholarly debates have simplified the complexity related to revolution. 

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Europe's next challenges are geopolitical, and are every bit as severe as the euro crisis

Europe's next challenges are geopolitical, and are every bit as severe as the euro crisis | real utopias | Scoop.it
The geopolitical risks facing Europe—in Ukraine and on its southern borders—could represent a threat every bit as severe as the euro crisis to the European Union's cohesion and financial stability.
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Recognizing The Illusion Of 'Homo Economicus' - NPR (blog)

Recognizing The Illusion Of 'Homo Economicus' - NPR (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it


Standard economic theory assumes that humans behave rationally and are able to objectively calculate the value (or cost) of the different choices they are presented with.

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Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt. I) - Huffington Post (blog)

Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt. I) - Huffington Post (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt.
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Obama to sign order protecting gay workers - The Hill

Obama to sign order protecting gay workers - The Hill | real utopias | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Obama to sign order protecting gay workers The Hill They say that if the law was interpreted as it was in the Hobby Lobby ruling, which allowed closely-held companies to opt out of paying for birth control coverage, hospitals,...
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The Value of Labor Theory: Money as a class dictatorship

The Value of Labor Theory: Money as a class dictatorship | real utopias | Scoop.it

theorists are so used to expressing their ideas in the form of abstract, scholastic, indecipherable bullshit, they have lost all ability to state in clear language, comprehensible to the working class, the gist of the argument they wish to make.

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