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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Resurgence of the World Left? - Iranian

Resurgence of the World Left? - Iranian | real utopias | Scoop.it
 
 
The sweeping triumph on September 24 of Jeremy Corbyn to be the leader of Great Britain's Labour Party was stunning and totally unexpecte...
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Noam Chomsky What exactly is the threat of Iran YouTube

Avram Noam Chomsky (/ˈnoʊm ˈtʃɒmski/; born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician political commentator, ...
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Two Iranian Artists and the Revolution - The New Yorker

Two Iranian Artists and the Revolution - The New Yorker | real utopias | Scoop.it
Robin Wright on how retrospectives by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Shirin Neshat reflect the divergent paths they took after the Iranian revolution.
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Noam Chomsky on the Iran Deal - LobeLog

Noam Chomsky on the Iran Deal - LobeLog | real utopias | Scoop.it
by Noam Chomsky Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Securit...
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Book Review: 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution' - International Policy Digest

Book Review: 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution' - International Policy Digest | real utopias | Scoop.it
In 'On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution,' Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has completed a thorough analysis comparing regional social movements: the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Arab Spring – coupled with western social movements that also...
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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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Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran

Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran | real utopias | Scoop.it
The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives.
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Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran

Noam Chomsky: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran | real utopias | Scoop.it
The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives.
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ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model - Aljazeera.com

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model - Aljazeera.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Western media's caricaturish coverage of Iran masks an uncomfortable truth.
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Noam Chomsky calls on Iran to release imprisoned journalist Marzieh Rasouli - The Guardian

Noam Chomsky calls on Iran to release imprisoned journalist Marzieh Rasouli - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

The US philosopher Noam Chomsky has called on Iran to release the female journalist Marzieh Rasouli who was jailed last week to endure a sentence of 50 lashes and two years in prison.

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Immanuel Wallerstein, "Jihadistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran"

A jihadist movement, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has just scored a stunning and sweeping victory by capturing Mosul, Iraq's third city located in the north of the country. Their forces are proceeding southward towards Baghdad and have seized Tikrit, hometown of Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi army seems to have fallen apart, having also ceded Kirkuk to the Kurds. ISIS has also taken prisoner Turkish diplomats and truckers. It now controls effectively a large chunk of the north and west of Iraq as well as a contiguous zone in the northeast corner of Syria. Commentators have labeled this trans-border zone Jihadistan. ISIS seeks to reestablish a caliphate in as large an area as possible, one based on a particularly strict version of sharia law.

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Raise in minimum wage not enough for Iranian workers - Al-Monitor

Raise in minimum wage not enough for Iranian workers - Al-Monitor | real utopias | Scoop.it

Crippling US-led sanctions coupled with domestic macroeconomic mismanagement have left about 12 million Iranian workers, feeding a total population of 30 million, in desperate conditions.

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