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Financial Collapse and the Reversion to the Local | The Campaign for Real Farming

Financial Collapse and the Reversion to the Local | The Campaign for Real Farming | real utopias | Scoop.it

Emerging amongst the detritus of failing financial institutions and the war stained ambitions of global corporate giants, is a growing awareness that we have almost completely neglected the resources we have available to us right in front of our eyes; that a global problem often has a local solution and that this solution might not involve a seemingly inevitable descent into a lowly and disagreeable struggle to survive. On the contrary, it could lead to a more honest and simple approach to life which could enrich, rather than impoverish, the spirit while redeeming a lost sense of connection with the natural world.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Syriza sweeps to victory in Greek election, promising an end to 'humiliation'

Syriza sweeps to victory in Greek election, promising an end to 'humiliation' | real utopias | Scoop.it
As had been widely predicted, the left-wing coalition Syriza has secured a victory in the Greek election.
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If I were Greek, I'd be tempted to vote for the Marxist - Telegraph.co.uk

If I were Greek, I'd be tempted to vote for the Marxist - Telegraph.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Greece is being broken apart by the euro elite and its people have little to lose
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Occupy London planning Democracy Day protest in Parliament Square today - International Business Times UK

Occupy London planning Democracy Day protest in Parliament Square today - International Business Times UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy plan a demonstration in Parliament Square London to mark Democracy Day
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A Morass of Its Own Making: Pakistan's Destructive Taliban Policy - Foreign Policy

A Morass of Its Own Making: Pakistan's Destructive Taliban Policy - Foreign Policy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The sickening murder of at least 132 innocent students at the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on Tuesday is a bleak reminder of…
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The Islamic State's Irregulars - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Islamic State's Irregulars - Foreign Policy (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
When a gunman took hostages and displayed an Islamic flag at a coffee shop in the heart of Sydney last week, supporters of the Islamic…
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What we must learn from Podemos, and the Lib Dems - Open Democracy

What we must learn from Podemos, and the Lib Dems - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Truly radical change will only come when radical parties accept that they need to give power back to the people - not as a slogan but as a democratic process.
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We are the 99 Percent - Home

We are the 99 Percent - Home | real utopias | Scoop.it
We are supplying the movement for social equity with facts, graphics, and timely news. We love America. And we will help make it great again - for everyone.
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10 things we learned about eradicating child labour - The Guardian

10 things we learned about eradicating child labour - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
In a recent live chat, a panel of experts took questions on the complexities of child labour in supply chains and the role of companies in eradicating it.
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Five things you need to know about Saudi Arabia's future - The Guardian

Five things you need to know about Saudi Arabia's future - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Jane Kinninmont: King Abdullah’s death raises questions about Saudi’s internal politics, regional role and continued relations with the west
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Fox 'News' And Bill O'Reilly Get Hammered By High School Students For Their Lack Of Journalistic Ethics (VIDEO)

Fox 'News' And Bill O'Reilly Get Hammered By High School Students For Their Lack Of Journalistic Ethics (VIDEO) | real utopias | Scoop.it
A high school class in Vermont decided to study and break down a Fox "News" segment presented by Bill O'Reilly, and then they made a video to report the results they found. Hint: Fox "News" and O'R...
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New Left Review - Terry Eagleton: Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley

New Left Review - Terry Eagleton: Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley | real utopias | Scoop.it
Liberality and Order: The Criticism of John Bayley by Terry Eagleton. From NLR I/110, July-August 1978.
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Are You Moving to Participatory Government?

Are You Moving to Participatory Government? | real utopias | Scoop.it
A recent poll shows the advantages and challenges of citizen engagement.
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Ethics: Utilitarianism part 3

Julia Markovits (Cornell University) gives an introduction to the moral theory of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is the view that the right moral action is the one that maximizes happiness for all.
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Understanding 'world politics' today – Rancière and Žižek - Thought Leader

Understanding 'world politics' today – Rancière and Žižek - Thought Leader | real utopias | Scoop.it
Understanding 'world politics' today – Rancière and Žižek Thought Leader Slavoj Žižek (in Rancière's The Politics of Aesthetics, 2013, location 1183, Kindle edition) explains it well, by calling it “ … the attempt to depoliticise politics (to...
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Pope Francis in the Philippines: Inspiring Political Transformation - Huffington Post

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Inspiring Political Transformation - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Pope Francis' recent visit -- capturing the hearts and minds of Filipinos from all walks of life, regardless of gender, class, and religion -- to the Philippines couldn't be timelier.
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At Davos, Soros-funded Group's President Says Look to Soros for Economic ... - NewsBusters (blog)

At Davos, Soros-funded Group's President Says Look to Soros for Economic ... - NewsBusters (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is supposed to be a place where world leaders solve the world’s economic and social problems.
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Slavoj Žižek: The Urgent Necessity of a Syriza Victory in Greece - In These Times

Slavoj Žižek: The Urgent Necessity of a Syriza Victory in Greece - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
Only a split from the European Union by Greece can save what is worth saving in the European legacy: democracy, trust in people and egalitarian solidarity.
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Income Inequality Is a Problem—When Caused by Government Meddling - Reason (blog)

Income Inequality Is a Problem—When Caused by Government Meddling - Reason (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Political-economic systems throughout the world are built on deeply rooted and long-established systems of privilege for the well-connected.
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Noam Chomsky: Obama's Drone Program 'The Most Extreme Terrorist Campaign of Modern Times'

Noam Chomsky: Obama's Drone Program 'The Most Extreme Terrorist Campaign of Modern Times' | real utopias | Scoop.it
World-renowned linguist and scholar Noam Chomsky has criticized what he sees as Western hypocrisy following the recent terror attacks in Paris and the idea that there are two kinds of terrorism: "theirs versus ours."...
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Ecuador: The “Citizens' Revolution” vs Social Movements - Upside Down World

Ecuador: The “Citizens' Revolution” vs Social Movements - Upside Down World | real utopias | Scoop.it
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You Are Sitting on a Volcano That Is Ready to Blow - Social Business Insights Blog

You Are Sitting on a Volcano That Is Ready to Blow - Social Business Insights Blog | real utopias | Scoop.it
The changes coming to the workplace are huge and can't be overstated. They remind me of Joe’s journey from one of my favorite films of all time, Joe Versus the Volcano.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation