Category Archives: Thoughts of others

Kazakhstan: an eyewitness to the uprising in Almaty

Originally posted on People and Nature:
□ This text was written by Aidar Ergali on Thursday 6 January in Almaty. It has been circulating on Russian-language social media (e.g. here and here) and was translated into English yesterday. Please copy…

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Kazakhstan – From 1868 to 2019 and the Protest of 2022

Originally posted on Baroque:
In this entry, we’ll learn about the history of Kazakhstan from 1900 to 2021, the geographical location and what led to the current situation. The Flag of Kazakhstan Geographic Location Image fromWikipedia Kazahkstan, officially called the…

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Leeds leads European discussion on how cities can support migrant children

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
Leeds joined with the city of Amsterdam and other cities from across Europe to discuss the important role local governments have to play in supporting the integration and inclusion of migrant children at a…

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Tony Judt on twentieth-century Marxism

Originally posted on Understanding Society:
Tony Judt was especially astute when it came to linking history and intellectuals. One strand of thought in his collection of essays,?Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, is a critical engagement with several twentieth-century…

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Fascist populism and the threat to democracy

Originally posted on Understanding Society:
What features of a political regime contribute to political loyalty and commitment on the part of its citizens? Can a fascist dictatorship inspire political loyalty and commitment from the mass of society? And what about…

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What is Fascism and who are today’s Fascists?

Originally posted on Ryan Buesnel:
Presentation: Café of Dangerous Ideas, February 27th, 2021 Ryan Buesnel rbuesnel@csu.edu.au In his 2018 book How Fascism Works, Jason Stanley offers an assessment of the state of American politics under the leadership of Donald Trump…

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Joseph Pulitzer’s Retirement Speech & The Traits of Journalism

Originally posted on Maliha Khanam:
Source: Canva “Always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always oppose privileged classes and public, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied…

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How will China ease policy in response to the power cuts and Evergrande?

Originally posted on Notayesmanseconomics's Blog:
2021 was not supposed to be like this. The narrative for 2021 was that the Chinese economy would pick up strongly after the Covid-19 pandemic and be a leading indicator for the rest of…

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Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (Summary)

Originally posted on The Herston Project:
★★★★ Utopia for realists shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are implementable. Every milestone of civilization was once considered a utopian fantasy, however, if we set our sights on…

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The importance of utopia and how to get there

Originally posted on Everyday Activism Stories:
The greatest achievement of those who champion capitalism, according to activist and author David Graeber, has been the destruction of vision. By vision, I mean not the ability to look into our own futures…

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