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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Occupying Consciousness: Spiritual Activism 2.0 - Huffington Post (blog)

Occupying Consciousness: Spiritual Activism 2.0 - Huffington Post (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Evolver Social Movement has just released a free e-book anthology examining the unprecedented spiritual activism of the Occupy Movement. Featuring writers like media guru Doug Rushkoff, Yale anthropology associate professor David Graeber, "Fifth Sacred Thing" author Starhawk and British comedian/actor Russell Brand, "OCCUPY CONSCIOUSNESS: Essays on the Global Insurrection" explores the culture, mythology, possibilities and spiritual awakening of this nascent movement.
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How to save Earth's most threatened tribe

How to save Earth's most threatened tribe | real utopias | Scoop.it
We’re not going to stop here. We need to get international organizations and the UN to take up the case, and get it into the media so it becomes impossible to ignore. Please help fund this urgent work. No flashy offices, no expensive agencies, just a 40-year track record of winning ‘unwinnable’ campaigns.
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Facts not Fairies: Noam Chomsky on WikiLeaks, Obama's Targeted Assassinations and Latin America's Break From US

Alex & Aaron break down a 1966 documents written by top globalist of the day who talk about how national sovereignty must die in order to achieve a global one world government run by a select few who meet every year in secret, plotting earth's demise!

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United Nations Calls For Happiness-Based Economy - Your Olive Branch

United Nations Calls For Happiness-Based Economy - Your Olive Branch | real utopias | Scoop.it
A high-level United Nations meeting on happiness has taken place, marking a significant step towards governments placing wellbeing at the heart of economic progress.
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INSIGHT-Can Occupy Wall Street survive? - Reuters

INSIGHT-Can Occupy Wall Street survive? - Reuters | real utopias | Scoop.it
More than eight months after Occupy Wall Street burst onto the global stage, decrying income inequality and coining the phrase "We are the 99 percent," the movement's survival and continued relevance is far from assured.
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What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy? | real utopias | Scoop.it
A few years ago, no one would have thought peer-to-peer asset sharing would become such a big thing. With the immense popularity of Airbnb and the emergence of thousands of other sharing companies globally, 2012 has quickly become the year of sharing. Most articles on innovation list “sharing” as a game-changing idea or the hot trend to watch.
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What Social Media Can and Cannot do in Case of a Revolution

What Social Media Can and Cannot do in Case of a Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
Social media is an excellent tool to raise awareness and promote social causes. But when it comes to toppling down an autocratic regime, one has to do more than merely check-in a protest via Foursquare.
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Following Marx: Method, Critique and Crisis-Michael A. Lebowitz

Following Marx: Method, Critique and Crisis-Michael A. Lebowitz | real utopias | Scoop.it
If there is an overriding purpose to Michael Lebowitz’ book, Following Marx, I would say it is the attempt to validate Lenin’s words. Much of this book is concerned with explorations of Marx’s Capital through the prism of Hegel’s Logic in order to elucidate the dialectical thread which runs through both. One should note, in advance, that Lebowitz does not fall foul of the crude and all too common approach by which the categories of the Logic are grafted externally and crudely onto the structure of Capital for this would be schematic, indifferent to the inner life and organic development of the concepts and categories themselves. Lebowitz is keen to distance himself from any such account, which he naturally regards as deficient, criticising in particular the ‘Uno-Sekine construction of the theory of pure capitalism’ (323) formulated very much in this mould.
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Occupy Wall Street Activists Offer $2 Million Bribe to Gov. Cuomo to Raise Minimum Wage | OccupyWallSt.org

Occupy Wall Street Activists Offer $2 Million Bribe to Gov. Cuomo to Raise Minimum Wage | OccupyWallSt.org | real utopias | Scoop.it
Like many community organizations across the state, the OWS activists are demanding that Governor Cuomo act to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $8.50, and index it to inflation so that low-wage workers don’t continue to get left behind. Polls consistently show overwhelming public support for the increase.
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The Woman Behind Collaborative Consumption « Curiosity Killed ...

The Woman Behind Collaborative Consumption « Curiosity Killed ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
This week I want to have a closer look on the woman behind collaborative consumption, since I consider women in business as a very current and controversial topic. We all know people supporting women who are trying to establish themselves in the economy and those who consider women in business as one of the dumbest ideas of the last decades.
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In Venezuela the Revolution Continues - CounterPunch

In Venezuela the Revolution Continues - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Comunas (communes) which are aggregation of communal councils were just beginning in 2009 during my last long visit. The comunas have grown more slowly than I expected and are mainly in rural areas, e.g., in Lara, outside of its urban center, Barquisimeto. They sometimes have a production function, e.g., production of milk, clothing, where wages are equal and some of the revenue goes to the broader community. One measure of the future deepening of the Venezuelan revolution is whether these comunas continue to grow in number and active participation.
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What's The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

What's The Future Of The Sharing Economy? | real utopias | Scoop.it
A few years ago, no one would have thought peer-to-peer asset sharing would become such a big thing. With the immense popularity of Airbnb and the emergence of thousands of other sharing companies globally, 2012 has quickly become the year of sharing. Most articles on innovation list “sharing” as a game-changing idea or the hot trend to watch.
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The 10 Things Economics Can Tell Us About Happiness

The 10 Things Economics Can Tell Us About Happiness | real utopias | Scoop.it
Money can buy happiness, but up to what point? And does working more make us miserable? And will you be happier if you start your own company?
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Climate Crisis: The Silence Is Deafening

Climate Crisis: The Silence Is Deafening | real utopias | Scoop.it
Those of us who have been waiting impatiently for Obama to shed his apparent cocoon of caution, cowardice and capitulation finally got a hint last week that a real leader may yet emerge and spread his wings at the White House.
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Eurozone crisis is now about Germany - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Eurozone crisis is now about Germany - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | real utopias | Scoop.it
It's now about Germany, not about Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland or Portugal! Germany is financially vulnerable. Irrespective of the course of events, it faces crippling costs.
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Why don't more working-class people vote conservative? - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Why don't more working-class people vote conservative? - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
It’s been a source of real frustration for the American Left since first Richard Nixon and then Ronald Reagan brought large number of working-class voters over to the Republicans. (And in fact this has been a perennial problem for the Left, from the days of the Vendée when Catholic peasants sided with aristocrats against revolutionaries, to the Paris student uprising of 1968.)
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The lessons of Wisconsin - World Socialist Web Site

The lessons of Wisconsin - World Socialist Web Site | real utopias | Scoop.it
The rout of the Democratic Party and the unions in Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall election has provoked a predictable response across the official political spectrum, from crude triumphalism on the extreme right to self-justification and hand-wringing among the liberal and pseudo-left apologists for the Obama administration.
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Chris Anderson: Making Drones at a Fraction of the Price

Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/05/20/Wireds_Chris_Anderson_Autonomous_Quadcopter_Drones
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Political Crisis, the Left and the Possibility - Socialist Project

Political Crisis, the Left and the Possibility - Socialist Project | real utopias | Scoop.it
The combination of economic crisis, social devastation and open political crisis in ‘weak links’ of the European Project such as Greece has raised the possibility of social and political change. In Greece we have witnessed a sequence of social and political developments that are based on an extreme case of economic and consequently social crisis (and open economic aggression by the EU and IMF) have led to an open political crisis, to a realignment of social alliances and relations of representation, to a huge electoral loss for systemic political forces, to the de-legitimization of aspects of the neoliberal orthodoxy, and to the rise of the Left, a development that for the first time in many decades has opened the possibility (but not certainty...) of a government organized around the Left.
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The Big Issue South Africa | One-on-one with Noam Chomsky: Why the Occupy movement needs a new tactic

The Big Issue South Africa | One-on-one with Noam Chomsky: Why the Occupy movement needs a new tactic | real utopias | Scoop.it
Influential political thinker Professor Noam Chomsky’s new book, Occupy, offers a vivid portrait if the now global Occupy movement and a guide to intelligent activism. He discusses Occupy Wall Street (OWS), the role of elite universities and his reputation as the “most-cited living author in the world” with Seth Kershner of American street paper Spare Change News.
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A Tiananmen activist joins Occupy

A Tiananmen activist joins Occupy | real utopias | Scoop.it
This week the world marked 23 years since the Chinese crackdown in Tiananmen Square. On Monday, China detained political activists and placed others under increased surveillance in cities around the country to prevent them from marking the anniversary.
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Insight: Can Occupy Wall Street survive? - Reuters

Insight: Can Occupy Wall Street survive? - Reuters | real utopias | Scoop.it
More than eight months after Occupy Wall Street burst onto the global stage, decrying income inequality and coining the phrase "We are the 99 percent," the movement's survival and continued relevance is far from assured. Donations to the flagship New York chapter have slowed to a trickle. Polls show that public support is rapidly waning. Media attention has dropped precipitously.
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OCCUPY WALL STREET: What's the fuss all about? - Sky Valley Chronicle

OCCUPY WALL STREET: What's the fuss all about? - Sky Valley Chronicle | real utopias | Scoop.it
Corporations are always looking for ways to increase their profits. When they get big enough, they eventually realize that the very laws and regulations that they operate under are significant factors that are limiting their ability to maximize profits. At this point, they will begin to spend money on lobbyists in an effort to get the laws changed that are limiting their growth. And this is, of course, the definition of ‘special interests’ writ large.
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Western consumerism threatens species - Ninemsn

Western consumerism threatens species - Ninemsn | real utopias | Scoop.it
As many as 30 per cent of all threatened animal species in the world are at risk because of consumer habits in the developed world, a new study says.
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Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, pt.1 — Julian Assange

Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, pt.1 — Julian Assange | real utopias | Scoop.it
In the latest edition of his program, Julian Assange talks to activists from the Cypherpunk movement about cyber threats, hacker attacks and laws aimed at tackling internet piracy, but in fact infringing people's rights to online privacy.
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