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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky - 'Requiem For The American Dream' Trailer

Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one...
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Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU, new publication by Luis BOUZA GARCIA | College of Europe

Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU, new publication by Luis BOUZA GARCIA | College of Europe | real utopias | Scoop.it

Dr. Luis BOUZA GARCIA, Academic Coordinator of European General Studies courses at the College of Europe, has just published  Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU: Agenda-Setting and Institutionalisation in Palgrave Macmillan European Political Sociology series.

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Iran is more modern than you think

Iran is more modern than you think | real utopias | Scoop.it
Which government cabinet is home to more ministers with doctorates from American universities than Barack Obama's administration? The correct answer is that of of the Islamic Republic of Iran. And, no, that list does not include President Hassan Rouhani. He got his doctorate at the University of Glasgow law school.
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Chaos and Hegemony » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Chaos and Hegemony » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | real utopias | Scoop.it

With last fall’s U.S. Congressional elections, the Barack Obama ‘era’ has entered its final phase. Shortly before coming to power, the new U.S. president had sparked a massive uproar when he proclaimed a new ‘Pacific century.’ Since then, roughly two years before the end of his term in office, we can see more clearly. First and foremost, the proclamation of an allegedly new orientation towards the Pacific served the purpose to put Europe, and particularly Germany, under pressure so that they fill the allegedly emerging security gap.[1] In reality, however, it is not the Pacific that forms the epicenter of U.S. geostrategic interests, neither – despite the Crimea crisis – is it the ‘old (European) world,’ but it is still the Middle East. For the latter’s fate defines whether American hegemony stands or falls.

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Interview: David Harvey - Exploring the logic of capital | Socialist Review

Interview: David Harvey - Exploring the logic of capital | Socialist Review | real utopias | Scoop.it
Socialist Review, a revolutionary, anti-capitalist socialist magazine based in Britain.
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Noam Chomsky on the New York Times' Media Bias ...

The media reflects, uncritically, the approved doctrine: that the U.S. owns the world, and it does so by right.
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Elizabeth Warren tells Jon Stewart about the ‘obscene’ double standard that’s holding students back

Elizabeth Warren tells Jon Stewart about the ‘obscene’ double standard that’s holding students back | real utopias | Scoop.it
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The U.S. has now entered its fifth year of historically low interest rates.
But unlike businesses and homeowners, millions of U.S.
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What is justice?, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4

What is justice?, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4 | real utopias | Scoop.it
A just society has fair laws. But most societies aren’t like that. So what can you do?
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Capitalism - CounterPunch

What We Talk About When We Talk About Capitalism - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
What We Talk About When We Talk About Capitalism
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We Seek Full Equality for Women

We Seek Full Equality for Women | real utopias | Scoop.it
Introduction by Carole Boyce Davies: We (Still) Seek Full Equality!
As we commemorate Claudia Jones’s 100th birthday this year, it is fitting to reposition one of her most influential essays, “We Seek Full Equality for Women” (1949).
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“A Period of Intense Debate about Marxist Philosophy”: An Interview with Étienne Balibar

“A Period of Intense Debate about Marxist Philosophy”: An Interview with Étienne Balibar | real utopias | Scoop.it
Barricade across the rue d’Ulm, in front of the École normale supérieur, May 1968.
 
This text was first pub­lished in L’Humanité on March 13, 2015.
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Low investment is the cause of low growth – surprise!

Low investment is the cause of low growth – surprise! | real utopias | Scoop.it

First, it reckons that global capitalism will remain in a depression. The IMF says that “a large share of the output loss since the crisis can now be seen as permanent, and policies are thus unlikely to return investment fully to its pre-crisis trend”. While potential growth in advanced economies will tick up in the next five years, it will remain well below levels before the financial crisis. Emerging nations will see their potential growth decline over the same period.

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  Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity   :    Information Clearing House - ICH

March 27, 2015 "ICH" - "Philosophy Now" - Naturally I am very pleased to be granted this honour, and to be able to accept this award also in the name of my colleague Edward Herman, the co-author of Manufacturing Consent, who himself has done a great deal of outstanding work on this crucial topic. Of course, we’re not the first people to have addressed it.


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How the labour theory of value aided the world's largest jewellery theft

How the labour theory of value aided the world's largest jewellery theft | real utopias | Scoop.it
As the sulky security guard's own comment reveals, he believed he was already giving 'too much' labour in return for his wage. Therefore he felt justified in not expending more labour by opening up...
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Democracy Barometer: a new approach to evaluating the quality of democratic ... - Democratic Audit UK

Democracy Barometer: a new approach to evaluating the quality of democratic ... - Democratic Audit UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
How do we assess the quality of democracy in democratic systems? Like Democratic Audit UK, the Democracy Barometer team are interested in going beyond the headline fact of whether systems are democ...
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Elizabeth Warren Just Perfectly Explained the Student Loan Crisis to Conan

Elizabeth Warren Just Perfectly Explained the Student Loan Crisis to Conan | real utopias | Scoop.it
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night and used the late-night stage to issue a rousing call for a higher minimum wage and to discuss crushing student loan debt.
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Social Democracy for the 21st Century: A Post Keynesian Perspective: Achille Loria on the Contradiction in Marx’s Labour Theory of Value

Achille Loria on the Contradiction in Marx’s Labour Theory of Value http://t.co/r8WTiJD5co #mmt
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Women's rights in Afghanistan: Are we witnessing a revolution? - KPAX-TV

Women's rights in Afghanistan: Are we witnessing a revolution? - KPAX-TV | real utopias | Scoop.it
An Amnesty International report released today is calling for authorities to address the number of attacks on women's rights activists in Afghanistan.
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Revisiting Marx and Liberalism - Dissident Voice

Revisiting Marx and Liberalism - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
For Marxist social philosophy, Jon Elster recognizes personal freedom and social solidarity as inseparable. Marxist tradition rejects, for the most part,
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China Aims to Soothe Labor Unrest - Wall Street Journal

China Aims to Soothe Labor Unrest - Wall Street Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it
China’s top leadership is pushing for greater efforts to foster harmony across its increasingly agitated workforce.
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Reflections on David Harvey: Neoliberalism and The State

Reflections on David Harvey: Neoliberalism and The State | real utopias | Scoop.it
For three decades, neoliberalism has dominated the political and economic landscape. Following David Harvey, I contend that neoliberalism depends on the manufacturing of consent to a neoliberal age...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation