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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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A Business Model That Brings Jobs, Health, Services -- and Joy -- to the ... - Huffington Post

A Business Model That Brings Jobs, Health, Services -- and Joy -- to the ... - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Brown says that making fresh foods available in communities with limited access to them is changing people's diets, shifting them away from processed food to a healthier mix that includes more produce and fresh foods. A recent study found that childhood obesity rates are dropping in Philadelphia, suggesting that the city's efforts to increase access to healthy food in communities and schools is making a difference.

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The Chrysalis Campus for Young Social Entrepreneurs

The Chrysalis Campus for Young Social Entrepreneurs | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Youth Opportunity Campus where village and slum children will work together to build a better Uganda.
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Workers worry more than bosses, says study - Stock and Land

Workers worry more than bosses, says study - Stock and Land | real utopias | Scoop.it

It may be lonely at the top, but being a leader isn't that stressful, research has found.

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Peace on Earth: Mainstream Corporate Media and its methods of manipulation!

We are told by media people that some news bias is unavoidable. Distortions are caused by deadline pressures, human misjudgment, budgetary restraints, and the difficulty of reducing a complex story into a concise report. Furthermore, the argument goes, no communication system can hope to report everything. Selectivity is needed.

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Rekindling the human spirit - Socialist Worker Online

Rekindling the human spirit - Socialist Worker Online | real utopias | Scoop.it

Under capitalism, most people have no control not only over what they produce as workers, but over the very process of producing itself.

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Spain: Occupy Congress - Business Insider

Spain: Occupy Congress - Business Insider | real utopias | Scoop.it
Heads up: Later on today, Spain will be hit with its own "occupy" protests, as thousands of people are expected to voice their anger with the conservative governments' new budget cuts that are coming later today.

 

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Why Occupy is no longer relevant - Washington Times

Why Occupy is no longer relevant - Washington Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
About six months into the Occupy Movement, many people and especially activists such as I was for years in the Women’s Movement, kept saying, OK, OK, marching is nice, occupying and sit-ins get publicity, your signs are great, your message of the 1% vs. the 99% resonates with the public, but it’s not enough. You must put your passion into action.

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How the Media is (Still) Failing Occupy

How the Media is (Still) Failing Occupy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The post-camp Occupy Movement is proving a bit too cerebral for a media machine that prefers shiny objects and flashing lights to substance.
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High-Tech Farming Brings Locally Grown Food to Oakland

High-Tech Farming Brings Locally Grown Food to Oakland | real utopias | Scoop.it

Dedicated to creating a sustainable, healthy, alternative food system to traditional mass supermarkets, Farmigo will begin serving the Oakland community today at three area locations.

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Occupy ONLINE: Anonymous Releases Sixty Hours of NYPD Footage from Occupy Wall Street Raid

Occupy ONLINE: Anonymous Releases Sixty Hours of NYPD Footage from Occupy Wall Street Raid | real utopias | Scoop.it
The footage posted is from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Research Unit (TARU), a surveillance unit that is regularly present at political demonstrations to film police actions. It was posted as a torrent for download late in the evening on September 23, 2012. A tiny sample of the footage, including a statement read by a member of Anonymous, was posted on YouTube.
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Italy's 'big baby' boom: Over 60 percent of young adults live with parents - Alaska Dispatch

Italy's 'big baby' boom: Over 60 percent of young adults live with parents - Alaska Dispatch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Italy's 'big baby' boom: Over 60 percent of young adults live with parentsAlaska DispatchThe phenomenon has grown in large part due to the current economic crisis in Europe, experts say.
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After the successful French Citizen uprising to frack down the fracking method: September 22 is Global Frackdown Day

After the successful French Citizen uprising to frack down the fracking method: September 22 is  Global Frackdown Day | real utopias | Scoop.it

Please find below an article telling the incredible mobilization that we have in France and made ??France the first country to ban fracking whose consequence is to leave shale gas and shale oil in the ground for the moment.

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Reinventing Ethics - New York Times (blog)

Reinventing Ethics - New York Times (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

What’s good and what’s bad? There are plenty of reasons to believe that human nature changes slowly, if at all — all’s still fair in love and war. For millennia, religious believers have attributed our nature to God’s image, as well as to God’s plan. In recent years, evolutionary psychologists peered directly at our forerunners on the savannahs of East Africa; if human beings change, we do so gradually over thousands of years. Given little or nothing new in the human firmament, traditional morality — the “goods” and “bads” as outlined in the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule — should suffice.

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United States: Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later · Global Voices

United States: Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later · Global Voices | real utopias | Scoop.it

September 15-17, 2012, marked the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Many similar scenes that transpired at the start of the movement last year recurred this time around: hundreds of arrests were reported on Saturday 15 during the demonstrations that culminated on Monday 17 in the area surrounding the stock exchange. Occupy created three hashtags on Twitter—#S15, #S16 y #S17—alluding to the three days that marches, concerts and religious ceremonies took place throughout southern Manhattan.

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Is trust being replaced by reputation? - Forbes

Is trust being replaced by reputation? - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it

Sharing has been around since the beginning of time. If I trust you (i.e. you are a family member, friend or perhaps a neighbor) and I have something you need – say a hammer – chances are I will lend it to you. But over the last 10-15 years, several companies have discovered that sharing and trading can be scaled way beyond our closest circles of friends. What’s more, these companies found that people are willing to pay good money to those who make sharing easier.

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Election Countdown 2012: Occupy Demands an Expansion of the Commons ... - Truth-Out

Election Countdown 2012: Occupy Demands an Expansion of the Commons ... - Truth-Out | real utopias | Scoop.it
This week in the Election Countdown, Occupy demands an expansion of the commons in New York; a hardline student group in Montreal is now turning to free education as its long-term goal, The Hope and the Change; San Diego police employees are questioning the treatment of a police captain’s son who was not taken to jail after allegedly groping two women, punching another in the face, and drunkenly smashing a car window in Pacific Beach last month; and more.
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Reactivating the Social Body in Insurrectionary Times: A Dialogue with Franco 'Bifo' Berardi [eScholarship]

Reactivating the Social Body in Insurrectionary Times: A Dialogue with Franco 'Bifo' Berardi [eScholarship] | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Italian theorist Franco “Bifo” Berardi has spent a lifetime participating in revolutionary movements and thinking through their complexities.
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Americans Are Literally Being Worked To Death

Americans Are Literally Being Worked To Death | real utopias | Scoop.it
Are you constantly tired and do you feel incredibly stressed almost all the time?
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The Plan 99: World rEvolution for Real Democracy 2012 – 2013 ...

The Plan 99: World rEvolution for Real Democracy 2012 – 2013 ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

Open proposal for the participants of different movements to consider as an example form of a colloborative plan that would connect the important days, issues, groups, collectives, movements and let us build Real Democracy and Another World from today!

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Tim Pool, Guerrilla Journalist of the Digital Age [VIDEO]

Tim Pool, Guerrilla Journalist of the Digital Age [VIDEO] | real utopias | Scoop.it
Tim Pool, one of the foremost independent journalists broadcasting Occupy Wall Street and the events that followed, speaks about his experiences at Social Good Summit.
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Technology and independent media are about the only things keeping the truth out there.  It seems like a media war sometimes.

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What’s Mine is Yours: The Movement

What’s Mine is Yours: The Movement | real utopias | Scoop.it

Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping reinvented through network technologies on a scale and in ways never possible before. Watch the video.

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I cite: Occupy the Truth: Challenging the Media's Premature Post ...

I cite: Occupy the Truth: Challenging the Media's Premature Post ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

The media always held the Occupy movement to high standards, demanding nothing short of revolution, then calling the movement a failure when it failed to transform society in its first few months. But the pundits could only envision their own notion of revolution—replacing one set of leaders with another, all within the confines of our two-party system. Occupy, however, never aspired to being an electoral party or player, like the Tea Party, which, once organized, was co-opted by corporate interests in a matter of minutes. Occupy instead wanted to transform the debate—to shift the zeitgeist. To a punditocracy reduced to quantifying electoral battles as horse races, reporting on electoral tactics rather than substance, Occupy made no sense.

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Slavoj Žižek: Dont worry, the catastrophy will arrive!

The last week of August Slavoj Žižek and Mladen Dolar visited Russia with a series of lectures and seminars. They were invited by »Chto Delat?« (»What is to be done?«), the group of Russian intellectuals and artists, who combain in their practice theory, art and political activism. This visit was organized as a summer educational program, open for everyone, and produced a lot of interest and extremely heated debates. Oxana Timofeeva, a part of »Chto Delat?« and one of the organizers of this educational program, asked Slavoj Žižek for questions, seemingly from withing Russian current political context. This dialog is a kind of postscriptum to Žižek’s Russian trip.

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The Optimism Cure

The Optimism Cure | real utopias | Scoop.it

As many people have noticed, Mr. Romney’s five-point “economic plan” is very nearly substance-free. It vaguely suggests that he will pursue the same goals Republicans always pursue — weaker environmental protection, lower taxes on the wealthy. But it offers neither specifics nor any indication why returning to George W. Bush’s policies would cure a slump that began on Mr. Bush’s watch.

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Has Occupy Had an Impact? - Huffington Post UK

Has Occupy Had an Impact? - Huffington Post UK | real utopias | Scoop.it

This week was the first birthday of Occupy Wall Street. It returned to Manhattan to mark the occasion. In the UK, occupations kicked off in the student sit-ins of winter 2010. Further afield street protest spread from Spain across Europe to North America. People took to the squares in Arab states.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation