For two years now, DiEM25 has been preserving the spirit of the Greek Spring of 2015 across Europe. Now, as we are preparing to present our progressive program to Europeans across the Union, via the ballot box, the time has come to found the Greek DiEM25 affiliate political party that will return the spirit of the Greek Spring to the country that gave birth to it.
On March 26, DiEM25 members will gather in Athens to constitute ourselves as a political party that participates in European, national and local elections — but also as an indivisible part of the transnational, radical europeanist movement DiEM25.
The party will start its life with thousands of committed volunteer activists across Greece. With a set of realistic proposals to make Greece’s social economy viable again, that is embedded in DiEM25’s European New Deal. And with the support of progressive international figures like Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach and Brian Eno. And of course the involvement of key Greek political players like Yanis Varoufakis who believe passionately that, despite what the Establishment says, there is an alternative to Greece’s — and Europe’s — current impasse.
But all electoral actions cost money. And unlike our Establishment opponents and incumbents, DiEM25 rejects corporate and institutional funding. This means we are beholden only to you and the principles and ideals we share.
Your contribution, no matter how small, will help establish DiEM25 in Greece — Ground Zero of the Eurocrisis, and bring about the change that Greece and Europe desperately needs!