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A Covid-19 counterfactual for Europe – Project Syndicate

Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic, rather than undermining confidence in the European Union, had strengthened it. Imagine that Covid-19 had persuaded EU leaders to overcome years of acrimony and fragmentation. Imagine that it had catalysed the emergence this year of a stronger, more integrated bloc to which the world looked for global leadership. Imagine. It […]

Everything Must Change! DiEM-TV’s lockdown interviews now available as a book

As the pandemic placed capitalism in suspended animation, dividing us between the privileged who could afford to quarantine ourselves and those who risked life and limb keeping the world’s wheels turning, DiEM-TV went into action. Srecko Horvat and I began a series of livestreamed discussions with one aim in mind: to keep alive the hope […]

‘The Austerity Doctrine in the Time of Coronavirus’ – LET’S TALK IT OVER chat Brian Eno & Yanis Varoufakis hosting special guests Stephanie Kelton & Naomi Klein – 15th April, 19.00CET

For the 3rd episode of Let’s Talk It Over Frank Barat introduces LTIO regulars Brian Eno and Yanis Varoufakis who will, in turn, welcome very special guests Stephanie Kelton and Naomi Klein to discuss The Austerity Doctrine in the Time of Coronavirus.  Has the pandemic ended the reign of austerity as policy and mindset? Or […]

What Europe Must Now Do – DiEM25’s Progressive European Policy Agenda for the 2020s

Covid-19 has unveiled the EU’s lack of institutions that can address a public health crisis. It has also confirmed that the EU continues to lack the institutions necessary to reduce the economic imbalances which undermine the Union, suppress investment and cause preventable economic failures that undercut the life prospects of the majority of Europeans. Lastly, […]

Transcending Technofeudalism is necessary but insufficient. To shape postcapitalism progressives need a feisty, autonomous feminist movement

Crises affect women more than they do men. Every crisis, economic or environmental, weakens women and the cause of defeating patriarchy. DiEM25 policies bolster women by tackling the crises which weaken them. But, these policies are not enough. Without an autonomous feminist movement that tackles power everywhere, patriarchy will not be defeated. To this purpose […]

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Capitalism, Democracy and Europe – Interviewed for the Great Transition Initiative

As harsh austerity and xenophobic nationalism fester in Europe, Yanis Varoufakis discusses his antidote with Tellus Senior Fellow Allen White. What inspired your career trajectory from academic economist to prominent supranational activist? I went into politics because of the financial crisis of 2008. Had financial capitalism not imploded, I would have happily continued my quite […]

Naomi Klein supports MeRA25-DiEM25’s campaign against oil & gas extraction in Greece

This morning, in Greece’s Parliament, MeRA25’s parliamentarians are staging an all-out struggle against the ratification of disastrous contracts between the previous (SYRIZA) government and multinational oil companies. The contracts to be ratified give the companies (including Exxon-Mobil and Total) full licence to drill, extract and exploit gas & oil reserves across Greece’s beautiful seas (Ionian, […]