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A historic moment for the international progressive movement?

DiEM25 needs to create a progressive union out of the cooperation of every individual - who in turn need to willingly relax their egos for a bigger cause.

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On DiEM25’s electoral wing: reply from a CC member to thoughts on ‘a historic moment’

 A transnational movement-party, a hotbed of grassroots democracy capable of supranational solutions – why that matters to me.

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Not just another political party

On November 8, members voted an overwhelming 'YES!' to the proposal that DiEM25 should be able to compete in elections includng the European elections of 2019, while remaining a movement.

Catalunya and beyond: what’s after the nation-state?

To take back control we need neither to retreat to existing nation-states nor to replicate the nation state’s authoritarian structures at a smaller, regional level.

Catalonia: democracy and secession

The Catalan question is not a national question, nor a question of a nation state, but a question of democracy.

On DiEM25’s electoral wing: reply from a CC member to thoughts on ‘a historic moment’

 A transnational movement-party, a hotbed of grassroots democracy capable of supranational solutions – why that matters to me.

DiEM25: a detailed proposal on creating an electoral wing

An open letter from the DiEM25 coordinating collective to members and friends, proposing a transnational political party as one of its tools for democratising Europe..

G20 – they colonized our future

G20 forecasting prolongs the infinite growth paradigm into the future, while G20 backcasting draws strategic conclusions for present action leaving the paradigm still intact.

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal is making the news for all the right reasons. Español Português

German elections 2017: 8 proposals for Germany's progressives

Germany needs new narratives and policy agendas in order to energise a new politics across Europe – a politics which will reflect the common interest of the majority of Europeans.

DiEM25: A historic moment for the international progressive movement?

DiEM25 needs to create a Janus-faced, progressive union out of the cooperation of every individual – individuals who in turn need to willingly relax their egos for the bigger cause.

The importance of Europeans sticking together to achieve a progressive Europe

Thoughts arising from Brexit for the DiEM25 September event in the Bozar in Brussels on the ‘Real State of the European Union’. (speech)

DiEM25 anti-austerity campaign France 2017

We promised Macron that if he “becomes merely another functionary of Europe’s deep establishment we will oppose him... ” Now the time has come to do exactly that.

A Treatise on European Government: on a constitution and the transnational

This treatise on constitutional European government is linked to the first on the EU treaties: outlining the foundations for a transnational constitution as the keystone for a 'second Reformation of Europe'. (Long - 13,000 words)

A Treatise on European Government: on the international and the problems of the treaties

This treatise on constitutional European government has been prepared for a DiEM25 debate. The argument here for moving beyond the 'international', is based on a critique of the EU treaties. (Long - 6,000 words)

Nuclear weapons modernised as nations prepare to ban them

DiEM25 calls on all European nations to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty as a matter of human survival.

Katja Kipping at DiEM25's "Next Stop 2019?"

"A Europe that excites people would be one that aims to be a well balanced economy rather than one that's focusing on competition." (Video,  9 mins)

Nessa Childers in Diem25's Ireland Launch Event

"I listen to endless talk about the existential crisis of socialists and democrats and not very much insight into the fact that they have brought it upon themselves." (Video, 12 mins)

Saskia Sassen at DiEM25's "Next stop 2019?"

"You don’t need to change everything to bring foundational change." (Video, 5 mins)

Aral Balkan on an Internet of People from DiEM25's "Next Stop 2019?" event

"We are talking about a very different type of social system that we live in. We’re talking about a corporatocracy." (Video, 7 mins)

Alice-Mary Higgins on the DiEM25 Manifesto at the DiEM25 launch in Ireland

"We need to bridge that new and innovative kind of democratic accountability from the local to the national, to the European and international level. It needs to be remade ground-up and DiEM is an exciting part of that…" (Video, 24 mins)

'Constructive disobedience': a critique

For disobedience to be justified in a fully public, democratic way it needs to be grounded in horizontal, pre-institutional political relations (an extremely difficult challenge both philosophically and politically).

Resignation letter from Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi to DiEM25 and Yanis Varoufakis' reply

The writer, media theorist and activist wrote to say “I am no longer a European given Europe’s daily crimes” & “thus I resign from DiEM25”. Read his letter, and Yanis Varoufakis’ reply.

A guide to "Constructive Disobedience"

To confront the Establishment head-on, and bring about the Progressive Europe that is desperately needed, we call on activists everywhere to practise “Constructive Disobedience”. What do we mean by this? Read on to find out.

Hamburg transformed itself into an Orwellian dystopia for the G20 Summit

On July 7-8 the G20 Summit took place in Hamburg. The city’s authorities plan to transform it into a democracy-free zone of complete surveillance, enforced by paramilitary means. We wrote the open letter below to the Senate of Hamburg to protest.

What role is Germany playing in the European Union and what is meant by “Multi-Speed Europe”?

Yanis Varoufakis explains Germany's role in the European Union and what we should take into account when we hear the term "multi-speed" Europe. (Video, 4 mins)

21 candidates for French parliament endorse DiEM25’s principles

"Our French members... gave a variety of candidates running in the upcoming parliamentary elections on June 11 and 18 the chance to embrace our movement’s aims."

The 15 parliamentary candidates DiEM25 endorses for Thursday’s UK General Election

As a cross-party movement the DiEM25 UK list supports candidates from a variety of parties which share a progressive agenda.

How we are bringing democracy to our politics - and how you can join in

Every member of our pan-European movement – English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, Greek etc – got to vote on the UK parliamentary candidates we will support, with some surprises.

Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis (London: The Bodley Head, 2017)

A lot, maybe the future of Europe, depends on how you read the opening conversation with Larry Summers in ‘one of the greatest political memoirs of all time.’ Theological review.

Why DiEMUK shouldn’t take a precise position on the Brexit negotiations: OR, why Britain is screwed

Let’s focus on the battles we want to win, not the ones we’ve already lost.

A state of political disrepair: Varoufakis on Brexit, the EU, and trashing the establishment

"The idea that suddenly Brexit, Le Pen, Trump rose out of the woodwork, and that the liberal establishment is the only thing that can stop them – this is just a figment of the liberal establishment's imagination."

Why universal basic income is a necessity

A speech given by Yanis Varoufakis to the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, for International Workers' Day.

On the June 8 UK general election : a strong and credible opposition

Main proposition: DiEM25 UK should refrain from supporting any particular party at this point. It should focus instead on outlining specific approaches to the Brexit negotiation process.

Why French progressives should vote for Macron

The second round of the French presidential election is not about voting for the lesser of two evils. It’s about bringing progressives together to vote against evil itself. Español

DiEM25: an example of internal democracy in action

For an inspiring example of internal democracy in action, look no further than DiEM25’s briefing paper on the French elections.

The EU cannot survive if it sticks to business as usual

Allowing EU member states to move in different directions and at different speeds is precisely the wrong way to address the differing concerns of Europeans living in different countries - and it seems an odd way to unite them behind a single way forward for the continent.

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