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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Ecuador: Zombie neoliberalism threatens 'Citizen's Revolution' - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Ecuador: Zombie neoliberalism threatens 'Citizen's Revolution' - Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ecuador: Zombie neoliberalism threatens 'Citizen's Revolution' Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal August 15, 2015 -- Green Left Weekly, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Ecuador'sPresident Rafael Correa and...
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Letter Urging Political Asylum for Julian Assange Delivered to Ecuadorean Embassy in London

"Prominent Americans in the United States, including Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Bill Maher, Patch Adams and many others .
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Pope Francis' visit a respite for embattled Ecuadorean president - LA Times - Los Angeles Times

Pope Francis' visit a respite for embattled Ecuadorean president - LA Times - Los Angeles Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
While probably not his intention, Pope Francis handed embattled Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa a much-needed political respite — a de-facto if temporary truce with the legions of opponents who had been staging daily protests against the...
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Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society - Vatican Radio

Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society - Vatican Radio | real utopias | Scoop.it
Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society
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Ecuador: Thousands Rally Behind Citizens Revolution

Thousands of Ecuadorans filled Quito's Independence Square Thursday evening in support of President Rafael Correa's Citizens Revolution and against threats ...
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Muzzling humor in the Ecuadorean Revolution - Open Democracy

Muzzling humor in the Ecuadorean Revolution - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Ecuador, Rafael Correa’s government muzzles critique and attacks satirists in an increasingly anti-democratic environment. Español
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Ecuador: The “Citizens' Revolution” vs Social Movements - Upside Down World

Ecuador: The “Citizens' Revolution” vs Social Movements - Upside Down World | real utopias | Scoop.it
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How the FLOK Society Brings a Commons Approach to Ecuador’s Economy

How the FLOK Society Brings a Commons Approach to Ecuador’s Economy | real utopias | Scoop.it
This year Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, addressed indigenous communities on the topic of Good Living, or Sumak Kawsay in Kichwa. 
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Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push ... - Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push ... - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

Ecuador's pro-US neoliberal president Lucio Gutierrez was ousted in 2005. Since then, relations between Ecuador and the United States have deteriorated, with the Andean nation’s increasing rejection of US hegemony.

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Inside Chevron's 9 Billion Dollar Legal Battle in Ecuador - RollingStone.com

Inside Chevron's 9 Billion Dollar Legal Battle in Ecuador - RollingStone.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorean activists, led by American lawyer Steven Donziger, have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon
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Ecuador - The Yasuní and the Current State of Affairs: Economics, Regulation, and Opposition

Ecuador - The Yasuní and the Current State of Affairs: Economics, Regulation, and Opposition | real utopias | Scoop.it

Denying the referendum will have enormous impacts on the quality of democracy, the protection or lack of the right to participate in governance, and will give a green light to unopposed oil exploration.


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A Reading on Ecuador’s Return to the World Bank

A Reading on Ecuador’s Return to the World Bank | real utopias | Scoop.it

Since the beginning of the project, the Correa government’s proposed economic plan has tried to overcome neoliberal vision, while recovering the State’s role in the economy. It seemed that the IMF and World Bank’s impositions were left in the dust- they precipitated an “orthodox, conservative and prudent” management of the economy. Washington’s consensus, and especially its discourse, was filed away like a bad memory of a long and sad night for Ecuador. In all, restrictive and neoliberal-inspired macroeconomic policies appeared to be things of the past. The State has unquestionably recovered a central role in the economy, an example of which is expressed by extremely large public investments requiring great amounts of financing. But in the end, the State has become but an ever more active guest at the banquet of capitalist reconstruction.


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The FLOK Society Vision of a Post-Capitalist Economy | David Bollier

The FLOK Society Vision of a Post-Capitalist Economy | David Bollier | real utopias | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens, Founder of the P2P Foundation, has recorded four short videos describing the FLOK Society’s pioneering research project in Ecuador.  FLOK stands for “Free, Libre, Open Knowledge,” and the FLOK Society is a government-sponsored project to imagine how Ecuador might make a strategic transition to a workable post-capitalist knowledge economy. As Research Director of the project, Michel and his team are exploring the practical challenges of making commons-based peer production a widespread, feasible reality as a matter of national policy and law. 

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Facing the New Conquistador: Indigenous Rights and Repression in Rafael Correa’s Ecuador

Facing the New Conquistador: Indigenous Rights and Repression in Rafael Correa’s Ecuador | real utopias | Scoop.it

On 10 January Andrés Donoso Fabara, Ecuadorian Secretary of Hydrocarbons, filed a formal complaint against eight indigenous leaders: Humberto Cholango and Bartolo Ushigua, President and Vice-president of CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador); Franco Viteri, President of GONOAE (Governing Body of the First Nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon); Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga; Zapara leaders Cléver Ruiz and Gloria Ushigua, and Achuar leaders Jaime Vargas and Patricio Sake. The Minister accused them of ‘making threats’ while opposing the government’s 11th round of oil auctions, and recommended they be imprisoned.

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