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A Crisis of Civilization? Live Chat with Security Analyst Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. Thursday, January 12th. 3e.

A Crisis of Civilization? Live Chat with Security Analyst Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. Thursday, January 12th. 3e. | real utopias | Scoop.it
What does climate change and peak oil have to do with terrorism and the economic crisis? Everything, says Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. Join us to discuss why.
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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"Is Marx’s Theory of Value Still Relevant?": Alfredo Saad-Filho

"Is Marx’s Theory of Value Still Relevant?": Alfredo Saad-Filho | real utopias | Scoop.it
Abstract This paper assesses the internal consistence of four views of Marx’s theory of value, the ‘traditional Marxism’ associated with Dobb, Meek and Sweezy, Sraffian interpretations of Marx, val...
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The Guilfordian : Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation

The Guilfordian : Students protest in Hong Kong for better representation | real utopias | Scoop.it
The student news site of Guilford College
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Hong Kong can't afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation

Hong Kong can't afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation | real utopias | Scoop.it
Any country or culture suffers when it "loses" a generation. But Hong Kong is an extreme case.
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Noam Chomsky (2014) AWESOME Reply To "What Can The US Do?" - YouTube

Full Speech + Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2LNyZ6NNeE Date - October 14, 2014
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Noam Chomsky on Ward Churchill and Academic Freedom - YouTube

MIT Professor Noam Chomsky talks with documentary film producer Grant Crowell about his belief that Ward Churchill, the fired ethnic studies director of Univ...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Kobane, Kurds and Turkey"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYIRbIh_8cw Date - October 14, 2014.
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The End of History? The short, strange era of human civilization would appear to be drawing to a close | Noam Chomsky

The Official Noam Chomsky Website.
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Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education | real utopias | Scoop.it
The opponents of markets just can’t reconcile themselves to embracing the very thing they have supposedly advocated for generations: popular empowerment.
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The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core - South China Morning Post (subscription)

The Occupy protests: a month that shook Hong Kong to its core - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

It's been a month that has shaken Hong Kong. The city changed forever when, at 1.45am on September 28, Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared the start of the long-anticipated civil-disobedience campaign as crowds gathered to back students arrested at the end of a week-long class boycott.

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The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky

The Plot Of Russian Liberals Against Putin By Vasily Koltashov & Boris Kagarlitsky | real utopias | Scoop.it

It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[2] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian President’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

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Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be

Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: Sleeping outside for an iPhone is OK, but do it in furtherance of democratic expression and you’re in trouble
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A Very British Revolution

A Very British Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Very British Revolution proposes using a pledge bank to gather a million people together for a protest to address democracy, inequality and the environment.
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New Kurdish independence party in Turkey 'good for democracy' - Rudaw

Rudaw New Kurdish independence party in Turkey 'good for democracy' Rudaw Other smaller nationalist Kurdish parties already exist in Turkey, including the Rights and Freedom Party (HAK-PAR), Participatory Democracy Party (KADEP) and the Kurdistan...
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Ideological Diversity within the Bolivarian Revolution: Interview with Aporrea ... - Venezuelanalysis.com

Ideological Diversity within the Bolivarian Revolution: Interview with Aporrea ... - Venezuelanalysis.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

In this interview, Gonzalo Gómez, founder of leftist Venezuelan website Aporrea.org and militant of  Marea Socialista (Socialist Tide) criticizes the PSUV for stifling political debates. He also expresses regret for participating in a debating panel with members of the right-wing opposition, and defends Aporrea from claims that it is financed by the CIA.   Gómez, a long time militant in the Bolivarian revolution, was criticized within Chavista ranks for his participation in a panel with powerful members of the right-wing opposition.

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The failure of the capitalist class and the retreat from production - Platypus

The failure of the capitalist class and the retreat from production - Platypus | real utopias | Scoop.it

WRITTEN IN THE AFTERMATH of the 2008 banking crash and published in 2012, Andrew Kliman’s The Failure of Capitalist Production adds to the extensive literature on American decline.[1] Kliman identifies the way that profits have tended to fall relative to investments since the 1970s and also the diminishing rate of investment itself (the latter, he says, a consequence of the former)—a period of underaccumulation over the period from the mid-seventies to the present day, around 40 years, or longer than most people have been alive. Claiming to ground his argument in Marx’s theory of capital, Kliman says that “the persistent fall in the rate of profit produced a persistent fall in the rate of capital accumulation” (p 74).

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Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky: Will Putin abandon eastern Ukraine's ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky: Will Putin abandon eastern Ukraine's ... - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it

October 28, 2014 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, published in Russian at Rabkor on October 10 -- It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[2] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian president’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

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The day the bosses left and the workers took over - Open Democracy

The day the bosses left and the workers took over - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
When the Argentinian economy collapsed, lots of workers didn't believe that the things they made were no longer needed.
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Labor will be making a mistake if it simply divorces the unions - The Conversation AU

Labor will be making a mistake if it simply divorces the unions - The Conversation AU | real utopias | Scoop.it
Proposed reforms in the Australian Labor Party aim to give members a greater voice in party governance and policy development.
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Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change | real utopias | Scoop.it
Can a book be the salvation to the global climate challenge?
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A World That Counts - Data Revolution Group

A World That Counts - Data Revolution Group | real utopias | Scoop.it

Data are the lifeblood of decision-making, and the raw material for accountability. Without data, we cannot know how many people are born and die; how many men and women still live in poverty; how many children need educating, and how many teachers to train or schools to build; the prevalence and incidence of diseases; if water is polluted or if the fish stocks in the ocean are dangerously low; how many adolescent girls are getting pregnant and what policies are effective in helping them; what companies are trading and whether demand for their product is expanding.

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Is the Digital Economy Still a Capitalist Economy? - Huffington Post

Is the Digital Economy Still a Capitalist Economy? - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. The social media revolution is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our childr...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Media and Public Opinion"

Full Speech and Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2LNyZ6NNeE Date - October 14, 2014.
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Terry Eagleton on the metaphysics of terror - YouTube

British literary and cultural theorist, Terry Eagleton, on The Metaphysics of Terror. This lecture was culled from our archives and first aired in 2004.
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Book of the Day: With P2P Towards a Post-Capitalist Society | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: With P2P Towards a Post-Capitalist Society | P2P Foundation | real utopias | Scoop.it
The book is based on a 12-hour interview by former journalist Jean Lievens with Michel Bauwens, and is divided into six chapters: the Economy of P2P, the Politics of P2P, P2P and Spirituality, the Philosophy of P2P, the P2P Foundation and a Biography of Michel Bauwens, who was elected on the Enriched List of the Post Growth Institute, a list with the 100 most inspiring people (dead and alive) ever in relation to sustainability.
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Noam Chomsky: The Dimming Prospects for Human Survival

Noam Chomsky: The Dimming Prospects for Human Survival | real utopias | Scoop.it
From nuclear war to the destruction of the environment, humanity is steering the wrong course.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation