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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Slavoj Zizek The Neoliberalist Situation

Here, Slavoj Zizek describes the use of neoliberal economics on the global scale. Neoliberalism is used haphazardly, sometimes ignored to the benefit of those ...
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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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Progressives, Neoliberalism, and Austerity: Beyond the Polanyian Impasse | The ... - Socialist Project

Progressives, Neoliberalism, and Austerity: Beyond the Polanyian Impasse | The ... - Socialist Project | real utopias | Scoop.it
It is now sometimes hard to remember -- and for the generation that is now in college and wasn't necessarily reading the opinion pages at the time, it may seem nothing short of perverse -- but there was a period following the onset of the crisis...
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Radical austerity's brutal lies: How Krugman and Chomsky saw through ... - Salon

Radical austerity's brutal lies: How Krugman and Chomsky saw through ... - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it

The referendum in Greece refuting the European Union’s unbending insistence on radical austerity as the medicine Greeks must continue to swallow is simply not to be missed for its multiple layers of significance. To put the core take-home first, we are all Greeks as they stand against the neoliberal orthodoxy. Their battle is perfectly of a piece with one that needs to be called by its name and waged in our great country.

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Neoliberalism, Fukushima, And The Pope's Letter - CounterCurrents.org

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Neoliberalism, Fukushima, And The Pope's Letter CounterCurrents.org Japanese sociologist and Tokyo Metropolitan University professor,Shinji Miyadai argues that European nations progressed from the communal self-governance of food to the communal...
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Polarizing Development: Introducing Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis - Socialist Project

Polarizing Development: Introducing Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis - Socialist Project | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberal economic policies, with their emphasis on market-led development and individual rationality, have been exposed as bankrupt not only by the global economic crisis but also by increasing social opposition and resistance.
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Noam Chomsky: Neoliberal assault led to significant decline in democracy

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Noam Chomsky on the crisis engulfing the West. From drone strikes in Yemen to potential conflict with Russia over the ...
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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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The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education - CounterPunch

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From national liberation to neoliberalism: “peace” and aid in Palestine - Open Democracy

From national liberation to neoliberalism: “peace” and aid in Palestine - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The occupied territories are
trapped in global structures of neoliberal capitalist exploitation, within
which the PA and, indeed, Israel itself, increasingly resemble auxiliary
nodes.
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David Harvey, “I’m skeptical about the idea of reforming neoliberalism” 2/4

David Harvey, “I’m skeptical about the idea of reforming neoliberalism” 2/4 | real utopias | Scoop.it
Due to my workload, I need to break this little project into four pieces. I’ll try to get one published every night and will gather them all together in a few days. As always, comments/corrections ...
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A Brief History of Neoliberalism, by anthropologist David Harvey

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A Brief History of Neoliberalism, a text by anthropologist and geographer David Harvey, recounts the story of the rise of a series of political systems across the globe that though motivated by dif...
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Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares - CounterPunch

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Political Islam in neoliberal times - Open Democracy

Political Islam in neoliberal times - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberalism devours other competing world-views through the commodification of cultural difference—turning a tidy profit. Wrest this monopoly on political readings of Islam away from capital and authoritarianism.
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Kilburn Manifesto: Rethinking the neoliberal world order - Open Democracy

Kilburn Manifesto: Rethinking the neoliberal world order - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberalism is an international phenomena. It is not enough to challenge it in Britain alone, we must also understand it and oppose it as a global system.
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Noam Chomsky | Neo-Liberal Assault on the Population - CSU - Speaker Series - YouTube

Watch as Noam Chomsky gives a talk prepared for Concordia Students in light of campus campaigns and initiatives, courtesy of your Concordia Student Union (CSU).

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The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it


Geopolitically, the “New World Order” which was once supposed to represent a permanent post-Cold War settlement is in serious trouble.

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Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Terrorism - Truthdig

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Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | real utopias | Scoop.it

The need for a democratic formative culture and the necessity to take the educative nature of politics seriously raises crucial questions about the educative nature of politics and how the public pedagogy produced by the old and new media can be used to expand rather than close down democratic relations.

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BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network

BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

Patrick Bond is the director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author of the recently released books, South Africa - The Present as History (with John Saul) and the 3rd edition of Elite Transition.


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The march of the neoliberals

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The coalition's neoliberal agenda is the most radical social revolution in decades – with the dismantling of the tyrannical state at its heart. Cultural theorist Stuart Hall looks at the rapid advance of the ideology and asks: can it be reversed?
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A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed | Redress Information ...

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed | Redress Information ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

The mode of contemporary living is in many ways dysfunctional. There are the obvious and painful daily signs that affirm this: the 13 or so wars taking place; the fact that half the world’s population live impoverished lives on less than USD 2 a day, 80 per cent on under USD 10 a day.

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Neoliberalism's Slippery Slope - Dissident Voice

Neoliberalism's Slippery Slope - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it

Freidman, as one of the founders of neoliberal thought, and theory, in the late 1940s, became synonymous with “monetarism” and eventually with “neoliberalism,” and as follows, significantly, very significantly, his theory spread all across the earth from the shores of Melbourne to Sri Lanka to Cape Town to Cape Horn to Tokyo; it’s a neoliberal world.

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There Are Alternatives To The Neoliberal Blind Alley! - Social Europe Journal

There Are Alternatives To The Neoliberal Blind Alley! - Social Europe Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it

In its Working for the Few briefing paper, Oxfam has called attention to a worrying trend: the wealth of 1% of the world’s richest people is equivalent to a total of US$ 110 trillion – 65 times the total wealth of the poorer half of the world’s population. In the last 25 years, wealth has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few; leading to a tiny elite owning 46% of the world’s wealth. An aggravating factor in this situation is that this wealth is mostly from profits derived from capital, property and assets, rather than from wages, as French economist Thomas Piketty recently showed in his outstanding book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A large number of highly profitable businesses are often under-taxed – an unacceptable trend across stock markets around the world. Ultimately, this contributes to economic inequality and creates a new Belle Époque, in which the social mobility of the working class is severely limited by the system of “patrimonial capitalism”.

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Liberal Policies Can't Help but Destroy the Middle Class - TheBlaze.com

Liberal Policies Can't Help but Destroy the Middle Class - TheBlaze.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the mid fifth century A.D., in the waning days of the Roman Empire, the corrupt ruling elite in Rome turned the once revered legions against their citizen provincials in order to exact what had become a crushing tax burden.

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