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A message to progressives delivered in Rome: ground zero of the European crisis

DiEM25 will contest the European elections in Italy, with a European programme offering a coherent alternative to the implicit but destructive alliance between the oligarchic establishment and Salvini’s nationalism.

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Let’s not crash out of or back into the EU: we need more time – a response to Yanis Varoufakis

Pushing away this fake deadline, which is effectively pointing a gun at the heads of the people of Britain, is extremely important, since it appears to control the entire political dynamics.

Greek visiting hours: touring a debtors prison

“This transformation, which has simultaneously shut people out from meaningful participation in politics and destroyed the economic basis of their prosperity, can lead my country to fascism.”

Remainers! beware demographic arguments

We need to change minds with a positive message like DIEM25’s proposal of a European Green New Deal.

Voting doesn’t build consensus – we need a People’s Debate

With a Damocles sword hanging over UK democracy, everyone is underestimating how many people they need to listen to or persuade for real progress to be made.

Towards right and left 2.0?

The ‘Left’ will stand a chance if it relaunches an agenda of social rights and supranationalism. After all, they are the most logical responses to neoliberalism and nationalism.

Polarisation with no ideological solution in sight

The increasing political polarization, a problem of the entire western world, is based on misconceptions to which today's politicians find themselves without a solution.

Brexit can be a good crisis

"Brexit is not about Brexit. Certainly not just about Europe. It poses matters both economic and democratic simultaneously as it demands an answer to the kind of country we are."

Austerity is stupid, and why the powerful don’t like to admit it

We need a Progressive International whose narrative deeply penetrates this warped version of reality.

A People’s Vote without a People’s Debate won’t bring about Another Europe

An open letter to Another Europe Is Possible on the democratic component fatally lacking from the Brexit process hitherto.

What next for the Gilets Jaunes?

The movement today is national, and in part nationalistic, very difficult to talk to about the reform of Europe. Nevertheless, it is a challenge to a pan-European movement like DiEM25.

A People’s Vote won’t heal Brexit divisions – we need a People’s Debate

A TV debate would solve nothing, and claims about “the will of the people” are vapid. We need to find a way to hold a meaningful debate.

A call to 'take a break from Brexit' for a general election

Over 80% of those DiEM25 members from across Europe who voted to update their stance on Brexit this month chose the call by Yanis Varoufakis for the UK and EU to agree an extension of Article 50 for at least one year.

Is Yugoslavia an “alien” or are we alien to Yugoslavia?

What is the lesson of the historical sequence of socialist Yugoslavia and its disintegration for our own dystopian moment?

Varoufakis and Sanders: how to organize a progressive international? A contribution

The precariat is a new global class. However, this class needs political representation and social power. Can the Progressive International be one way to do this?

A message to progressives delivered in Rome: ground zero of the European crisis

DiEM25 will contest the European elections in Italy, with a European programme offering a coherent alternative to the implicit but destructive alliance between the oligarchic establishment and Salvini’s nationalism.

Agora Europe disembarks in the UK

It is a paradoxical time in which it is possible to create a transnational, European anti-Europe league, but seemingly impossible to create a pro-European one. Time to talk.

We have the answers to Brexit’s causes

British voters were right to demand radical change – those in power owe them action to rebalance our unequal society.

Creativity must operate across borders

DiEMVoice took to the stage at Central Saint Martins in London this October, to share its creative vision for Europe in a time of culture war. Short speech.

Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis call on progressives to unite against Trump’s Nationalist International

Calling on progressives worldwide to form an international movement to combat the rise of authoritarianism represented by Donald Trump.

The IMF abetted the European Union’s subversion of Greek democracy

Who was accountable and who is accountable to the Greek people? European handling of the Greek crisis takes economic colonialism to a twenty-first-century high-water mark.

The first rider of the apocalypse: the silent taxi driver

Despite the recent triumphant headlines about Greece, the country is entering the most dangerous phase of its political and economic odyssey: the normalisation of life in and as a debt-colony.

The political representation of the European people

English version of the political philosopher’s interview with Vadim Kamenka of L’Humanite Dimanche (21 June) and Ana Maria Merlo for Il Manifesto (15 June).

The last European Council meeting in June

It symbolises all that is wrong both in the Brexit strategy of the British government and the EU decision-making process.

The EU is killing our democratic spaces using copyright as a Trojan horse

DiEM25’s position on Copyright Reform: democratize technology instead of allowing it to be used as a giant censorship machine in the interest of big business.

An agora on the European political space: why is Europe the decisive political space for the Left?

All countries within the European Union – and beyond – face the epochal challenge that there is no longer a shared conception of what a state is. A starting point and an invitation.

Why Germany neither can nor should pay more to save the eurozone

 “I wanted a Germany that was hegemonic and efficient, not authoritarian and caught up in a European Ponzi scheme. That was in 2013.” Excerpt from the Munich Seminar.

Ushering in a new school of principled politics

“The reason we formed DiEM25 was the diagnosis that old wine in new bottles will not help revive the spirits of progressives in Italy or in the rest of Europe.” Interview.

A tale of Rojava and Europe: no time for dried-up dreams

Rojava is a project born of a historical experience, built and fought for by people who have understood that the only future is that which begins today.

“Just be fair”: when does journalism undermine its own reputation?

 “I don't think I have ever seen another media organisation targeted by the full force of the State, as WikiLeaks is.” Interview with Stefania Maurizi.

Political precariat

The concept of the precariat has explanatory power day-to-day and transformative potential in the socio-political world. For a just and honorable life, we need the political precariat.

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

European austerity is a politics of power. It’s a banker protection racket. And the fact is, the strategy has now failed.

You are all Northern Ireland now

The post BREXIT landscape sees two rival blocs with totally different, seemingly irreconcilable national aspirations. Welcome to my world.

“Motivated by justice”: defending the world’s courageous people

Australian human rights lawyer and member of the legal team defending Wikileaks since 2010, talks about the hacker from Queensland who chose to fight against surveillance capitalism. Interview.

The ‘Europeanization’ of schooling: what is a European education?

In an ambitious future, education as a common good means an education enjoyed by the whole community, built by citizens culturally capable of influencing, acting and imagining alternatives.

Facebook, privacy, and the use of data

How to think about this, what to call for, and some links to help.

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