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Mr Draghi, what are you afraid of? Release #TheGreekFiles!

Join the campaign to demand that the ECB publish the legal opinion it commissioned on whether its closure of Greece’s banks in 2015 was… legal.

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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.

Solidarity with Europe as 100,000 march on the UK parliament

European progressives are clear that the EU’s demise would spell disaster for its citizens, and yet, nothing short of a complete transformation can pull it back from the brink.

Is Europe colonising itself? A review of "Europe’s Forbidden Colony"

Srecko Horvat's documentary is more than a peripatetic jaunt through Europe, but a film that encourages us to think critically about the many problems Europe faces and which way the continent may be heading.

DiEM25’s European New Deal – a summary

The idea of Europe is in retreat and the European Union is at an advanced state of disintegration.

Mr Draghi, what are you afraid of? Release #TheGreekFiles!

Join the campaign to demand that the ECB publish the legal opinion it commissioned on whether its closure of Greece’s banks in 2015 was… legal.

First week of the DiEM25 UK Manifesto Group

How do 57 people write a manifesto?

Europeans should be excited about Benoît Hamon winning the French presidency

From his calls for universal income to his ideas on how to make France’s parliament more representative, Benoît’s candidacy embodies the progressive, democratic values we hold at DiEM25.

DiEM25-UK - launching at Conway Hall

At Conway Hall in Central London, (long an important place for radical religious, philosophical, social and political thinking in the UK), on Saturday morning, January 28, 2017, DiEM25 held its UK organisational launch.

Something's changing - the launch of DiEM25 in London

Conway Hall gets us going.

 

 

The challenge is not so different in Germany from the rest of Europe

Philosopher and activist Thomas Seibert at the "Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next?" conference in October, last year. (Video archive, 12 mins)

Owen Jones discusses what the left should do now, after the Brexit referendum

"The left has to say very clearly: this is what kind of Brexit we're going to have. Otherwise, it will be the Tories who decide." - Owen Jones (Video, 2 mins)

Yanis Varoufakis offers some advice to the UK government on their Brexit negotiations with the EU

"The first thing that you must understand if you’re about to enter into negotiations with the European Union is that the other side is not going to negotiate." - Yanis Varoufakis (Video 2 mins)

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 3

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 45 mins).

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 2

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 70 mins).

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 1

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 80 mins).

Declaration of Brexit Britain event

"During the EU referendum, we campaigned across and beyond party lines for a progressive Remain vote. Now, we have a duty to provide continued opposition to Tory Brexit." Another Europe is Possible declaration.

Leading activists, artists, scholars and political figures take central role in DiEM25

Noam Chomsky, Elif Shafak, Brian Eno and Zoe Gardner are among the people who will be coordinating DiEM25’s activities from today.

...the reply

Yanis Varoufakis responds to Alexis Cukier and Patrick Surain, who challenged him on his time as Greek finance minister, the feasibility of reforming existing EU structures, and a left-wing exit from the EU. Read 'the challenge' here.

The challenge...

An open letter to Yanis Varoufakis, on democracy, debt, banks and currency. Read Varoufakis' reply here.

Democratising Europe – a transnational project?

What role does national self-determination and 'self-government’ play in European and human emancipation today? Yanis Varoufakis replies for DiEM25.

Europe’s left after Brexit: DiEM25’s perspective

Varoufakis replies to Tariq Ali, Stathis Kouvelakis, Vicente Navarro and Stefano Fassina on the role of the national level in the inevitable clash with the EU establishment and current practices. 

Federalism and the European left

Politically, it may well be ideologically hopeless. But it is crucial to realize that, institutionally, the EU is a very plastic organization.

The IMF confesses it immolated Greece on behalf of the Eurogroup

What good is it to have a mea culpa if those officials who imposed such disastrous, inhuman policies remain on board and are, in fact, promoted for their gross incompetence?

DiEM25: confronting the ‘People’s Front of Judea’ dilemma

How can we possibly mobilise European millennials for progressive reform of the EU, if we continue to indulge in age-old petty bickering among the Left?

A painful lesson from Brexit: Why DiEM25 needs a simpler message

The facts are simple: for the past three decades, 80% of the people are taken to the cleaners 95% of the time by the top 20% of society.

DiEM25: a new anti-fascist alliance for Europe?

A crucial stage in the rise of far right movements is the breakdown of the barrier between their own agenda and the policies of traditional conservative parties.

Slavoj Žižek on Brexit, the crisis of the Left, and the future of Europe

The Slovenian philosopher tells Benjamin Ramm that the survival of the European project is too important to be left to a referendum. Español

"The EU’s disintegration is now running at full speed." - Yanis Varoufakis comments on the results of the UK referendum

OUT won because the EU establishment have made it impossible, through their anti-democratic reign (not to mention the asphyxiation of weaker countries like Greece), for the people of Britain to imagine a democratic EU.

Podemos: reclaiming Europe is a revolutionary slogan

A few days before the elections in Spain, we talk to Jorge Moruno of Podemos about his European strategy and the possibility of building a transnational network of rebel cities. Español

A European network of rebel cities?

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal - and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. Español

DiEM25 - between movement and manifesto

What can the DiEM25 movement learn from the Bosnian plenums of 2014?

'We crave change! We are campaigning for change! We are working to tear up the status quo!'

Yanis Varoufakis' speech from the Another Europe is Possible event in London. (Video)

Anthony Barnett in conversation with Yanis Varoufakis

openDemocracy founder Anthony Barnett discusses DiEM25, Brexit and European democracy with Yanis Varoufakis. Recorded at the Another Europe is Possible event in London, 28 May 2016.

DiEM25 in London

A video of the DiEM25 breakout session at the Another Europe is Possible Event in London.

Europe and the spectre of democracy: Michel Feher interviews Yanis Varoufakis

"Our transnational movement to bring together Europeans has to be energized from the cities to adopt the methods, the narrative, the esprit and the élan of these movements in order to create a potential for reconstituting the dynamics of European progressive politics."

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