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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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"Humanism and Science": E. Ilyenkov

"Humanism and Science": E. Ilyenkov | real utopias | Scoop.it

The only solution, according to Marx and Lenin, is the struggle of all working people (both manual and intellectual labour) for the establishment of those conditions on earth guaranteeing the disappearance of the “cursed problem” itself, of the tragic polarization of spiritual culture into two hostile camps—the dehumanized “scientific spirit” and the humanism of Don Quixote, devoid of a scientific foundation. Specifically we refer to the fight to eliminate the sphere of private property and to establish communism.

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Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? Portugal Just Did It For 3 Months

Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? Portugal Just Did It For 3 Months | real utopias | Scoop.it
Portugal’s electricity network operator announced that renewable energy supplied 70 percent of total consumption in the first quarter of this year.
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The Enemy-Industrial Complex

The Enemy-Industrial Complex | real utopias | Scoop.it

The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has been trundling missiles around and threatening the United States with nuclear obliteration.  Guam, Hawaii,Washington: all, it claims, are targetable.  The coverage in the media has been hair-raising.  The U.S. is rushing an untested missile defense system to Guam, deploying missile-interceptor ships off the South Korean coast, sending “nuclear capable” B-2 Stealth bombers thousands of miles on mock bombing runs, pressuring China, and conducting large-scale war games with its South Korean ally.

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The Fed messed with the wrong senator

The Fed messed with the wrong senator | real utopias | Scoop.it
If foreclosure victims get justice, trace it back to a bad decision to stonewall Elizabeth Warren last week
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Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election with 50.66% of Vote - Capriles Demands Audit

Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election with 50.66% of Vote - Capriles Demands Audit | real utopias | Scoop.it
Greg Wilpert: Election far closer than expected as Maduro ran a weak campaign; electronic voting process verified by paper ballots, audit unlikely to find discrepancy
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Alternatives to Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek | Daniel Miessler

Daniel Miessler's continuing journey to discover and share the interesting and beautiful things in our world for the purpose of increasing happiness and reducing suffering.
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Occupy the Media! De-mythologizing History! Why We'll Boycott Spielberg's ... - OpEdNews

Occupy the Media! De-mythologizing History! Why We'll Boycott Spielberg's ... - OpEdNews | real utopias | Scoop.it

Those who"challenge the orthodoxy of belief, who question the reigning political passions, who refuse to sacrifice their integrity to serve the cult of power, are pushed to the margins. They are denounced by the very people who, years later, will often claim these moral battles as their own. It is only the outcasts and the rebels who keep truth and intellectual inquiry alive. They alone name the crimes of the state"give a voice to the victims of oppression" ask the difficult questions. " They expose the powerful, along with their liberal apologists, for what they are .

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The Poltical Component of Participatory Democracy | Local ...

The Poltical Component of Participatory Democracy | Local ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
This entry was posted on April 9, 2013 by Suffi, in Discussion and tagged Africa, Brazil, citizen participation, dec, Decentralization, India, local govermnment, Local Government, participatory democracy, Women, youth.
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A post-colonial comedy of errors - Aljazeera.com

A post-colonial comedy of errors - Aljazeera.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

The Zabala-Dabashi debate, which has recently unfolded on Al Jazeera and which has been enriched with a nuanced article by Walter Mignolo, follows the structure of a comedy of errors. Yet, there is nothing comical about the misconceptions propagated by one of the participants in this debate, which is why further clarification is in order. 

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Sweden's lessons on inequality - GlobalPost (blog)

Sweden's lessons on inequality - GlobalPost (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

How did Sweden do it? The answer is a mix of carefully introduced competitive pressures on services previously run by government, from schools to health to pensions, and an intelligent and forceful response to a banking crisis in the early 1990s that had a lot in common with the one that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

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Noam Chomsky: The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful

Noam Chomsky: The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful | real utopias | Scoop.it
A U.S. soldier looks over the Baiji Refinery in Baiji, Iraq, December 16, 2009. (Photo: Ayman Oghanna / The New York Times) [This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with David Barsamian (with thanks to the publisher, Metropolitan Books).  The questions are Barsamian’s, the answers Chomsky’s.]
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Occupy’s legacy: The media finally covers social protest fairly

Occupy’s legacy: The media finally covers social protest fairly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy's message about income inequality took hold because the media, for once, took a grassroots protest seriously
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KATIBA REVIEW: Fair distribution of wealth a major concern for the youth - The Citizen Daily

KATIBA REVIEW: Fair distribution of wealth a major concern for the youth - The Citizen Daily | real utopias | Scoop.it

Dar es Salaam. A progressing nation ever since the creation of humankind required a clear positioning of its young population in order to guarantee the future of that nation.

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Collaboration, Collective Intelligence & Employee Engagement - Zealise Blog

Collaboration, Collective Intelligence & Employee Engagement - Zealise Blog | real utopias | Scoop.it
Do you ever give collaboration any conscious thought? I hope so, because it is integral to virtually everything you do, and certainly a key aspect of any leadership role.
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Glenda Jackson launches tirade against Thatcher in tribute debate

Causing howls of outrage, and grimaces on fellow Labour MPs faces, Glenda Jackson MP defies the respectful mood of the chamber by launching a nasty, angry and ferocious assault on 'Thatcherism' - earrings bouncing around - in a debate marked by calm tribute to the late great Lady Thatcher.
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plerudulier's comment, April 14, 2013 2:39 PM
This needed to be said, well done and great speech Ms. Jackson.
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What is participatory democracy? It means you get involved

What is participatory democracy? It means you get involved | real utopias | Scoop.it
Technically, our local forms of government are not participatory democracies.Officially, participatory democracy is direct democracy, in the sense tha (The following column by Daily Times Editor James Brown is often read and commented upon.
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What Chicago can learn from participatory budgeting projects around the world. - In These Times

What Chicago can learn from participatory budgeting projects around the world. - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
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What Chicago can learn from participatory budgeting projects around the world.
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Michael Parenti, "North Korea: 'Sanity' at the Brink"

Michael Parenti, "North Korea: 'Sanity' at the Brink" | real utopias | Scoop.it

Having been pushed to the brink for so long, the North Koreans are now taking a gamble, upping the ante, pursuing an arguably "sane" deterrence policy in the otherwise insane world configured by an overweening and voracious empire. 

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The Illusions of Postmodernism by Terry Eagleton

The Illusions of Postmodernism by Terry Eagleton (The Illusions of Postmodernism by Terry Eagleton: http://t.co/KkalEKtued)
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Occupy Childhood, or How I Learned to Love the Moment - Huffington Post

Occupy Childhood, or How I Learned to Love the Moment - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

The homemade swing set consists of four small seats attached to a mechanical clothesline of backyard magic, each hung securely from arms that once led restless ponies in a futile waltz beneath the shade of a sycamore tree. Then time passed, the leaves fell, and the horses had all been broken. The arms stretched out, empty and useless, teased by the want of the wind and forgotten by everything but promise.

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Occupy and Redistribute D.C

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If you think the economic slowdown now is related to the tax increase then, well you might be good at math, but you know nothing about Washington math and Washington journalism, both of which are the highest forms of the art of opinion.
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Economic vs. Sustainable Growth: Identifying the Essential Mission of ... - CSRwire.com (press release) (blog)

Economic vs. Sustainable Growth: Identifying the Essential Mission of ... - CSRwire.com (press release) (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

A sustainable economy must arise from and be supported by a consensus of society regarding the mission of the economy.

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The Question of Socialism (and Beyond!) Is About to Open Up in These United States

The Question of Socialism (and Beyond!) Is About to Open Up in These United States | real utopias | Scoop.it

With Americans' interest in socialism rising, we need to seriously consider alternative designs to the current system, argues Alperovitz, in this practical critique of some known models

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Arab uprisings and euro zone crisis both raise questions about role of civil society

Arab uprisings and euro zone  crisis both raise questions about role of civil society | real utopias | Scoop.it
World View: Established and social media have key role in organising public space in new democracies (Arab uprisings and euro zone crisis both raise questions about role of civil society http://t.co/JbzJ8QnqEQ)...
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Banking crisis: Financial cooperatives: A safe bet in a crisis

Banking crisis: Financial cooperatives: A safe bet in a crisis | real utopias | Scoop.it
GENEVA (ILO News) – Financial cooperatives out-performed traditional investor-owned banks during the global financial crisis on almost every rating level, according to a new ILO book.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation