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Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) call to lower student loan interest rates to the same "discounted rates" given to big banks has received an "outpouring of support" as organizations and institutions of higher education are lining up to endorse the measure.
LATEST NEW INTERVIEW OF PROFESSOR NOAM CHOMSKY.
One of the world's leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. The award was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university's sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the 'creative brilliance' of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. Professor Chomsky was presented with the UCD Ulysses Medal by the President of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady, following a public lecture hosted by the UCD Philosophy Society and the UCD School of Philosophy at University College Dublin on Tuesday 02 April 2013.
The one SF trope embraced more than any other by the mainstream in recent years is the dystopia. From Wool to The Hunger Games, it seems like everyone’s looking ahead to a world of scarcity, drastic inequality and state brutality. The societies of most Western countries have been operating in crisis mode – and it’s a very long, drawn-out crisis – for the past few years, and perhaps there’s something to be said for throwing up a worst-case scenario and trying to shock people out of their complacency with the threat of Big Brother. Then again, maybe it’s time for another view of the social future. One that suggests a direction we might want to go in, rather than what we should be desperate to avoid.
Well, he shares a lot of common ground with the Kay Review, arguing that financial markets don't really serve savers or companies and often work more to the benefit of intermediaries.
Marx supported universal suffrage as a democratic demand, but he hardly prioritized "electioneering" at the time. Later, he did argue that workers should participate in elections where possible, but so did Proudhon, if not in words, then in deeds. Proudhon stood for election himself twice in 1848, winning office in June and serving in the Constituent Assembly, where he generally opposed workers taking to the barricades, as they did later that same June.
With Remember Me’s release only two weeks away, an interactive journal has been released showing a detailed backstory of the game’s setting of Neo Paris, and of Memorize, the company responsible for the freedom of memory as information in the world of the game. The story is told through the life of Antoine Cartier-Wells, as his life is documented and we see the less-than-ideal consequences of the technology he creates. The journal spans the characters whole life, giving some clues as to the direction of the story in the game itself. Also released was a video by DevinSuperTramp, as a sort of propaganda video for Memorize. The ideas it talks about are pretty interesting, discussing how in this day and age we share our entire lives with the world – so why not our memories?
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Noam Chomsky "How The World Works" http://t.co/96sZCTWuBS
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pesolife: In a capitalist society, the motive behind the production of food is not to feed people; housing is not made to give them shelter; clothing is not made to keep them warm; and health care is not offered primarily to keep people healthy.
Today's class struggles are increasingly taking place in cities, says Marxist and social theorist David Harvey. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses how urbanization will play a key role in social conflicts to come.
A Slovenian philosopher and ardent supporter of the Greek extreme left political party SYRIZA has suggested that to ensure a democratic future all those who do not support SYRIZA should be given one-way tickets to the gulag.
A few years after having written my first book on bilingualism (Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism), I contacted Professor Noam Chomsky at MIT to ask him whether he would be kind enough to give me a bit of his time to talk about bilinguals and bilingualism. He very kindly accepted and the interview took place in his office in the now famous Building 20 at MIT.
After years of relying on state spending to supercharge growth, China’s new prime minister, Li Keqiang, said the government would seek to unleash the nation’s creative energies.
In Greece, the perils of a drawn-out debt crisis are imprinted on its younger population — whose unemployment numbers are soaring — who turn to selling their bodies for money and to a dangerous, cheap new street drug for escape.
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"Freedom is the natural faculty to do whatever one wishes that is not prevented by force or law.
Operating a workplace as a democracy in the contemporary business world isn't easy, Morgan says, but worker cooperatives are showing the way while thriving and multiplying
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The premises of the The Red pepper publications and The Monitor newspaper, Uganda are still being occupied by police for the third day after a raid by officers on Monday.
Short Interview With Noam Chomsky. Posted on Tuesday May 21st, 2013 by Niebuhr. Twenty or thirty years ago, you held a since much circulated debate with Michel Foucault, in which the existence of any overarching human nature arose.
Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its elites are having in public about what the United States in particular and western European states should be doing about the civil war in Syria. I shall call the two positions those of the interveners and those of the prudent. Each accuses the other, and with some vehemence, of urging policies that will result in dire negative consequences for U.S. and west European geopolitical power. The thing is that both are right. Whatever the United States and western European states do will in fact have dire negative consequences for them. This is a perfect lose-lose situation for the dominant forces in the world.
Many articles and blogs have focused on how social media has helped corporations grow their business. There are so many great tips and success stories on how social media has impacted HR, marketing and digital media functions. Social media has also revolutionized many industries, providing a platform for creative entrepreneurs to develop, market and launch their products. One such example is the food truck. Now for many of you who are over, let’s say 30; you may have memories of food trucks as sterile mobile canteens that served basic drinks (tea, coffee, and soda), hot dogs and cold pastries. The 21st century has seen the rise of the social food truck. Many creative chefs have chosen to fuse the restaurant and street food