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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Hong Kong’s Occupy protests are far from over. Let’s raise our umbrellas

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests are far from over. Let’s raise our umbrellas | real utopias | Scoop.it
Lokman Tsui: The sites have been cleared, but students made their point perfectly and it will continue to resonate around the world
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Meet the Face of Hong Kong's Occupy Movement: Joshua Wong - RollingStone.com

Meet the Face of Hong Kong's Occupy Movement: Joshua Wong - RollingStone.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
The most dangerous man in the world's fastest-growing country might be a scrawny college freshman: Occupy leader Joshua Wong.
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How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort - ProPublica

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort - ProPublica | real utopias | Scoop.it
Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.
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Time-Lapse: From Occupy to Empty Roads - Wall Street Journal

Time-Lapse: From Occupy to Empty Roads - Wall Street Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it
Watch a time-lapse of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy camp on the day it was cleared out. Photo: Associated Press
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Is Shut It Down the new Occupy? - Waging Nonviolence

Is Shut It Down the new Occupy? - Waging Nonviolence | real utopias | Scoop.it
As occupying public spaces was to the Occupy movement, “Shutting It Down” is to the new wave of protest around police brutality and systemic racism.
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The Democracy Project by David Graeber

The Democracy Project by  David Graeber | real utopias | Scoop.it
A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world—democracy—and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America   Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution—from New England town halls to the...
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Occupy Central camp in Admiralty goes down quietly as police move in

Occupy Central camp in Admiralty goes down quietly as police move in | real utopias | Scoop.it
The occupied site in Admiralty was cleared without resistance or any visible scuffles in a police operation that was described by a watchdog as "smooth and peaceful". from South China Morning Post ...
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Versobooks.com | "Why aren’t the Left thinking about what the hell’s going on?"—David Harvey meets Icon magazine

Versobooks.com | "Why aren’t the Left thinking about what the hell’s going on?"—David Harvey meets Icon magazine | real utopias | Scoop.it
The radical geographer David Harvey spoke with Fatema Ahmed for Icon magazine about his latest book Rebel Cities: From Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, the "right to the city" and ways in which people around the world can reclaim urban...
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Clint Burnham - The Subject Supposed to LOL: Slavoj Žižek and the Event of the Internet - University of Westminster

Clint Burnham - The Subject Supposed to LOL: Slavoj Žižek and the Event of the Internet - University of Westminster | real utopias | Scoop.it
RT @fuchschristian: CAMRI seminar Jan 28: @Prof_Clinty on #Žižek and the Internet http://t.co/3AYfqSRgcu #Zizek http://t.co/HeZudpiKuq
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Noam Chomsky discusses Ferguson: “This is a very racist society; it’s pretty shocking”

Noam Chomsky discusses Ferguson: “This is a very racist society; it’s pretty shocking” | real utopias | Scoop.it
Professor Chomsky sat down with GRITtv's Laura Flanders to discuss the Middle East, the CIA and Ferguson VIDEO
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Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor | real utopias | Scoop.it
Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country's brutal class war -- and why it's ultimately so one-sided
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The Anarchists of Occupy Central - The New Yorker

The Anarchists of Occupy Central - The New Yorker | real utopias | Scoop.it
Police are set to remove protest camps in Hong Kong on Thursday, while the anarchists behind the city’s original Occupy Central have already moved on.
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What's Left After Marx - The American Conservative

What's Left After Marx - The American Conservative | real utopias | Scoop.it
Marxism remains useful, vibrant, and relevant as a critique of capitalism—just not as a political program.
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David Graeber and Yuk Hui write, “If the surest sign that there has been a revol…

David Graeber and Yuk Hui write, “If the surest sign that there has been a revol… | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber and Yuk Hui write, "If the surest sign that there has been a revolution is the transformation of political common sense, then the movement we are seeing today marks a genuine watershed.
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'The origin of global warming lies in capitalism' - Reason (blog)

'The origin of global warming lies in capitalism' - Reason (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Lima, Peru – Evo Morales, the president of the Plurinational Republic of Bolivia, is a superstar politician here at the 20th Conference of the Parties
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Stumbling and Mumbling: For worker control

Stumbling and Mumbling: For worker control | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neal Lawson is absolutely right. Social democracy is "hopelessly prepared for the 21st century." This is because it is yet another example of an idea that has outlived its usefulness. Social democrats used to think that they did not need...
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The Anarchists of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

The Anarchists of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central | real utopias | Scoop.it
Police are set to remove protest camps in Hong Kong on Thursday, while the anarchists behind the city’s original Occupy Central have already moved on.
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'Shareholder Value' Is Hurting Workers - Wall Street Journal

'Shareholder Value' Is Hurting Workers - Wall Street Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, William Galston writes that financiers fixated on the short-term are forcing CEOs into decisions that are bad for the country.
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'Time' names 'Ebola fighters' as Person of the Year - Indianapolis Star

'Time' names 'Ebola fighters' as Person of the Year - Indianapolis Star | real utopias | Scoop.it
Time magazine has named "Ebola fighters" as its Person of the Year for their "tireless acts of courage and mercy."
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25 Points to Ponder about Social Media

25 Points to Ponder about Social Media | real utopias | Scoop.it
25 Points to Ponder about Social Media: Quick, Tweet me a Revolution– Chawm Ganguly
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Noam Chomsky Talks US Militarism and Capitalism, at Home and Abroad

Noam Chomsky Talks US Militarism and Capitalism, at Home and Abroad | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky discusses the US bombing of Iraq and Syria, US policing and more.
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Leading Communist: Ferguson Will Lead to “Global Revolution” – “Its Occupy, but a Hundred Times Better”

Leading Communist: Ferguson Will Lead to “Global Revolution” – “Its Occupy, but a Hundred Times Better” | real utopias | Scoop.it
The pro-Iran/North Korea/Cuba Workers World Party is heavily involved in many of the anti-police demonstrations currently occurring in the United States.
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SOLIDARITY WITH NIKOS ROMANOS: OCCUPY GREEK EMBASSIES, CONSULATES AND OTHER BUILDINGS RELATED TO THE GREEK STATE IN YOUR TOWN | revolution-news.com

SOLIDARITY WITH NIKOS ROMANOS: OCCUPY GREEK EMBASSIES, CONSULATES AND OTHER BUILDINGS RELATED TO THE GREEK STATE IN YOUR TOWN | revolution-news.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
TODAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY FOR ‪#‎SOLIDARITY‬ with ‪#‎NROMANOS‬‪#‎GREECE‬ On hunger strike day 31, thirst strike day 2, this political prisoner is asking the Greek state for his right for educational furloughs – to attend university classes.
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How the American myth of self-reliance is fueling income inequality - Washington Post

How the American myth of self-reliance is fueling income inequality - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
America's emphasis on liberty has created an "empathy gap" among the wealthy.
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The App That Gives Control Back to Shift Workers

The App That Gives Control Back to Shift Workers | real utopias | Scoop.it
WellStar's online scheduling system allows nurses to sign themselves up for the shifts they want.Original linkOriginal author: Fawn Johnson
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Michelle Franco's curator insight, December 10, 11:23 PM

This advertisement targets nurses and doctors and introduces a system that allows them to sign up for shifts that they want.

 

The Internet transforms the work environment in many ways by providing workers with resources to make their every day lives easier. Doctors and Nurses, especially when working in the Emergency Room, can get called in at any time. Before the Internet, there was no way for doctors to have access to the main schedule. Changing shifts would also require contacting the main desk, who would have to contact other doctors or nurses, and report to who ever wanted to change his or her shift whether or not the switch would work. Now, the Internet allows for everyone to have instant access to the shift schedule and offers the options for people to communicate with the touch of a button. This can save time, money, and more importantly - lives.

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