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A historic moment for the international progressive movement?

Why should Europeans care, more than vicariously, about a new Greek political party this time around? A French perspective.

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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.

Restore Julian Assange’s access to visitors and to the outside world

We call upon all citizens of good conscience to ask the Ecuadorian authorities to restore Assange’s access to the outside world, and demand that the British authorities end his detention.

Will MeRA25 bring the bright day that Greece has been waiting for?

Why should Europeans care, more than vicariously, about a new Greek political party this time around? A French perspective.

The madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics

Why former Greek finance minister and co-founder of DiEM25 – a pan-European movement for democratising the EU – accepted the invitation to give Kingston University’s sixth annual Shakespeare lecture at the Rose Theatre.

The first transnational European list – a DiEM25 initiative

As stated by Luigi De Magistris, for years the forces of national, local, civil society have been resisting Brussels’s institutional violence – the time has come to strike back.

MeRA25: a new Greek political party

This month the former finance minister of Greece is launching a new ‘patriotic front’ in Greece, a broad, progressive, alliance of left, green and liberal Greeks, calling for realistic disobedience.

Brexit: whose will, which public?

Taking part in public life is a deeply affective process, at once personal and collective, and social media might just help us bridge the gap between the two.

Brexit Britain: are we all haunted by collapse?

The EU is literally following in the steps of the Soviet Union. I’ve been thinking about it since everything started with Greece…  Britain will be the first country.” Part two.

Clashing scales in Brexit Britain, or why we just can’t get along

The first of three essays contemplating the “complete reimagination of politics” which is the drama of Brexit. 

Join voices against the fascist cult of violence – “Long Live Life! Down with Death!”

After recent events in Macerata, Italy, we are beginning to realise that we need thousands of daily acts of resistance to banish fascist ideology.

The magnificent oomph: securing a progressive Brexit

Yanis Varoufakis addressed a packed room of Labour Party MPs and councillors on fighting present and future battles with 'Norway plus', yesterday evening at the House of Commons. 

Circularity. A new strategic horizon

In a circular democracy, plural practices move beyond the idea of state sovereignty towards a sovereignty of proximity that can co-manage basic needs.

Let’s set the record straight on fake news, Mr President

An open letter and new year's message to President Emmanuel Macron from Paola Pietrandrea, member of the DiEM25 coordinating collective.

Are we living through a new “Weimar era”? Constructive resolutions for our future

It has been argued that progressives should drop the 1930’s analogy altogether, on the grounds that this risks identifying the threat posed to democratic societies as inherent in the very demos itself.

Struggling with the state

Three strategies – engaging with state institutions, practising exodus in the form of prefigurative politics, and an aim of taking power – need not be viewed in isolation, but can bolster one another and lead towards lasting democratic transformation.

Is DiEM25 still a vehicle for change?

DiEM25 members’ vote for the first transnational political party in Europe is a vote for more leadership. But the new strategic horizon is experimental and circular.

The Left is dead, carpe DiEM!

As Machiavelli teaches us, political action is nothing but the result of the struggle between the will of political subjects and everchanging conditions which are not of their own choosing. Français.

La gauche est morte, carpe DiEM !

Comme nous l’apprend Machiavel, l’action politique n’est rien d’autre que le résultat de la lutte entre la volonté de sujets politiques donnés et des conditions muables que ces derniers ne sont pas à même de choisir. English.

A Tale of Two Faltering Unions (UK and EU); and what DiEM25 proposes in response

An address at the Oxford Guild, Oxford University, on passionate believers who are troublemakers, Brexit negotiations, simulating a federation and other conundrums, November 28, 2017.

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)

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