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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Turkey can now be 'model' for Middle East with Occupy protests - Hurriyet Daily News

When the popular outrage against the long-time autocratic leaders in the Middle East and North African countries reached its heights, Turkey tried to impose itself on those countries and their people as a “model” with its democratic system blended with conservatism, which stemmed from the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) drive for “moderate Islam” in the country. 
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Win!: California's San Onofre Nuclear Plant to Close Permanently

Win!: California's San Onofre Nuclear Plant to Close Permanently | real utopias | Scoop.it
"The people of California now have the opportunity to move away from the failed promise of dirty and dangerous nuclear power and replace it with the safe and clean energy provided by the sun and the wind" 
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Naomi Klein: 'Anti-Shock Doctrines' Show the Way to Resist

Naomi Klein: 'Anti-Shock Doctrines' Show the Way to Resist | real utopias | Scoop.it

Speaking this week at the Vio.Me worker-run factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, Klein, who is in the country doing research for a book and film, said the building materials factory was the perfect place to be speaking as it is "known in resistance movements around the world" and provides an example of what she said is "the anti-Shock doctrine"—a situation where rather than bowing down to the forces at hand, the crisis has put a fast-forward on coming up with creative alternatives, where workers "refused to have their lives and livelihoods sacrificed on the altar of economic crisis, and instead found reserves of power and ingenuity."

 
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Julian Assange Interviews Noam Chomsky & Tariq Ali on 'The World Tomorrow' (E11)

Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali are two giants of the intellectual left. They join Julian to discuss protest movements, democracy, and how the West completely failed to anticipate the Arab Spring.
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Tech Weekly podcast: Memoto, Rachel Botsman on collaborative consumerism - The Guardian

Tech Weekly podcast: Memoto, Rachel Botsman on collaborative consumerism - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

This week, Jemima Kiss reports on the tech scene in Sweden and meets the inventor and founder of the Memoto a clip on unobtrusive life-blogging cam that's set to add to the hype of the Google Glass.

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Car sharing is spreading like a happy little virus - Troy Media

On July 21st of 2012 Car2Go came to Alberta. Specifically it came to 93 square kilometers of Calgary’s inner core. The on-demand car sharing service charges $0.38 a minute to use one of its bright blue and white Smart Cars. With over 300 of them, it’s easy to find and book a car using a smart phone app. Swipe your member card across a data card reader located behind the wind screen and off you go.

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The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age - Fast Company

AT LONDON'S LEWEB CONFERENCE, KICKING OFF TODAY, THERE IS MUCH TALK ABOUT THE NEW CONSUMER VALUES: TRANSPARENCY, PARTICIPATION, AND COLLABORATION. THE BUSINESSES OF THE FUTURE WOULD DO WELL TO UNDERSTAND THIS MOVEMENT.

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The next new economy - MinnPost.com

At half past three in the morning, Alec Johnson rolls out of bed, puts on his Metro Transit uniform, and walks a block to one of Nice Ride’s bike sharing stations in the Seward neighborhood. He unlocks a neon green bike and pedals down the Midtown Greenway, a former railroad corridor in Minneapolis that now holds biking and walking paths, to 32nd Street and Nicollet Avenue. After docking the bike at another nearby Nice Ride station, he pulls a bus out of the Nicollet Garage and starts his first shift.

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The nature of the epoch, the rate of profit and the world economy | How can we change society?

The nature of the epoch, the rate of profit and the world economy | How can we change society? | real utopias | Scoop.it

During the Socialist Network’s annual conference, which has been held in Cyprus this year,Jonathan Clyne, one of the international coordinators of the organization, spoke on the global economic crisis.

 
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As uprisings continue, what happened to the 'Turkish model' for democracy? - The Conversation

The ongoing protests across Turkey, stretching from May 28, show there is ample evidence of a flourishing culture of democracy in the country. They also highlight a worrying counter trend.

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Austerity Destroys The European Social Model

Austerity Destroys The European Social Model | real utopias | Scoop.it

On 27 and 28 June 2013 the EU Council will meet to discuss and decide on the social dimension of the EMU. This debate will take place amid the worst crisis Europe is facing in decades, that starting as an economic and financial crisis is acquiring the characteristics of a social, humanitarian and political crisis.

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From Tahrir to Occupy to Istanbul: An Anatomy of Now and Future Protest - Motherboard (blog)

From Tahrir to Occupy to Istanbul: An Anatomy of Now and Future Protest - Motherboard (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Crabby Golightly From Tahrir to Occupy to Istanbul: An Anatomy of Now and Future Protest Motherboard (blog) Of course, there are plenty of dissimilarities to Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring uprisings—there's an undercurrent of religious...
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American Fascism : Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control ... - Democracy Now

American Fascism : Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control ... - Democracy Now | real utopias | Scoop.it
Describing the United States as an "advanced Third World country," longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have in Washington. "It is not too extreme to call our system of government now 'American fascism.' It’s the control of government by big business, which Franklin Delano Roosevelt defined in 1938 as fascism," Nader says. "We have the lowest minimum wage in the Western world. We have the greatest amount of consumer debt. We have the highest child poverty, the highest adult poverty, huge underemployment, a crumbling public works — but huge multi-billionaires and hugely profitable corporations. I say to the American people: What’s your breaking point? When are you going to stop making excuses for yourself? When are you going to stop exaggerating these powers when you know you have the power in this country if you organize it?" Nader has just published a new book, "Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns."
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Book Patrol: Occupy-style Library Rises in Istanbul

Book Patrol: Occupy-style Library Rises in Istanbul | real utopias | Scoop.it
Taksim Gezi Park is the Zuccotti Park of Istanbul. It has quickly become the nerve center for the protesters. In true Occupy-fashion a library has come together in less than a week to serve the faithful.
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Occupy Gezi Through The Eyes Of "Bullett" Mag's Turkey-Born Editor - Refinery29

Occupy Gezi Through The Eyes Of "Bullett" Mag's Turkey-Born Editor - Refinery29 | real utopias | Scoop.it
We know Idil Tabanca best as the editor-in-chief of Bullett and a fashion influencer with amazing sense of style. But as a native of Turkey, the kind of statement she's making today has nothing to do with her outfit. She gave us some backstory on the Occupy Gezi movement and provided us with her reaction to the horrifying and harrowing mass protest that has consumed so many of the population of Turkey, as well as the world's social-media feeds. The situation in her own words, below.
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Occupy Taksim talks start before Erdoğan returns - Hurriyet Daily News

Occupy Taksim talks start before Erdoğan returns - Hurriyet Daily News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Talks for a solution on the future of Taksim Gezi Park begin in Ankara between representatives of NGOs and Deputy Premier Bülent Arınç, with all eyes fixed on the return of PM Erdoğan from a North African tour
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Letter to Greek Communities | Expedition Freedom

Letter to Greek Communities | Expedition Freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it

We, FreeLab (http://freelab.org.pl), are a small, anarcho-positivist collective from Poland, dedicated to gather and spread practical knowledge for social self-governance. We believe that education is the key to spread freedom and solidarity. People often do not step out of their cages, because they do not know, how to live outside.

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Whiny Right Wing Movie Review: Occupy, Eco-Anarchists and ...

Whiny Right Wing Movie Review: Occupy, Eco-Anarchists and ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
(The following film review, from a tired Right Wing media source, claims that the Occupy Wall Street Movement has left the streets for the big screen and that the eco-terrorists have now taken over Hollywood.
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Why Books AREN'T Dead

Why Books AREN'T Dead | real utopias | Scoop.it
Talk of the end of books is simply another example of the gulf between the need for pundits to have an impending seismic change to laud or bemoan and the reality experienced by most of us.
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Brutally Tear-Gassed 'Woman in Red' Is Symbol of Turkey's Occupy Gezi

Brutally Tear-Gassed 'Woman in Red' Is Symbol of Turkey's Occupy Gezi | real utopias | Scoop.it
Turkey's prime minister says the thousands of protesters gathering in Istanbul's Gezi Park are militant activists "living arm in arm with terrorism." This photo of a cop tear-gassing an unthreatening young woman in a simple summer dress implies...
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People have killed their fear of authority - and the protests are growing

People have killed their fear of authority - and the protests are growing | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Ece Temelkuran's middle class Istanbul neighbourhood, people are banging on their frying pans to protest.
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$2 Trillion Wasted In Tax Breaks For Wealthy

$2 Trillion Wasted In Tax Breaks For Wealthy | real utopias | Scoop.it
A new Congressional Budget Office report is making headlines for finding that the top 10 income and payroll tax "expenditures" – deductions, credits and other tax breaks – amount to $12 trillion over a 10-year period.
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The London Orchard Project

The London Orchard Project | real utopias | Scoop.it

The London Orchard Project is a fresh initiative promoting orchards and fruit trees in London. We are working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees all over the city, and help us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.  Join us and take part in the fruit tree revolution.

  
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Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe

Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it
We turn now to Europe, where many are concerned about the growing acceptability of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Far from just being expressed by the extreme right wing, the anti-immigrant trend has entered the mainstream.
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Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse

Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse | real utopias | Scoop.it
Global warming and nuclear arms conflicts threaten the planet, thanks in no small part to U.S.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation