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In support of Ken Loach in the face of absurd accusations of antisemitism

So, it’s come to that: Ken Loach is now the target of a character assassination campaign waged by those who will stop at nothing to shield the Apartheid policies of Israel. Their message to people of good conscience is simple: Unless you too want to be tainted as an antisemite, keep quiet about the crimes […]

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The EU’s multiple failures are due to its immunity to democracy – The New Statesman

From denial, to grudging acceptance, to substantial intervention, to debacle: that was the European Union’s trajectory once the storm that nearly consumed Wall Street in 2008 had crossed the Atlantic, starting the euro crisis. Twelve years later, the EU’s reaction to Covid-19’s arrival is following an ominously comparable trajectory. Eurosceptics take aim at the EU’s […]

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Speaking of antisemitism… – A personal view as related to my DiEM25 comrades (video + text)

On 4th February 2021, DiEM25’s coordinating collective held a discussion on how progressives can, at once, fight antisemitism and remain highly critical of Israel’s policies. You can watch a video of my speech and read an extended version of these thoughts below.   Last week, while discussing competing identities, I argued that it is unacceptable to […]

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Identity, solidarity and DiEM25

If I were a transgender person and a bunch of Lefties dared lecture me that the exploitation of factory workers by capitalists is more important than my daily struggle tο function as a transgender person, I would tell them to get lost. No one has the right to tell those who are hurt, terrified, exploited […]

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What is at stake is the independence of Ecuador, not of its central bank. This is why the oligarchy is attacking Andrés Arauz- video

It is with considerable amusement that I follow the international oligarchy’s anxiety to prevent Andrés Arauz from winning the presidential election. I say amusement because they have chosen to damage his standing by painting him as a threat to the independence of Ecuador’s central bank – of which Andres was the youngest governor. Let’s get […]

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“The EU after Brexit” Keynote followed by a conversation with Norman Lamont – 27th January 2021

In this keynote, organised by the Economics Research Council, I shall discuss, and re-assess, the deeper forces leading to Brexit. Moving beyond the myth of it as the manifestation of some British idiosyncrasy, I shall trace its causes in a fundamental incompatibility between British and Continental capitalism which the financial crisis of 2008 brought to […]

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DiEM25’s consultations toward not only an updated pan-European manifesto but also for national manifestos – read the questionnaire for YOUR country and participate!

As we approach our fifth anniversary, DiEM25 will mark the milestone with an updated Manifesto, reflecting upon the lessons learned and the new facts on the ground. In addition, we are working to put together, for the first time, DiEM25’s vision for each of our countries. You can download now the questionnaires that DiEMers are […]

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Debt is never the problem, just the symptom of a deeper drama – Interviewed by L’Humanité (French)

L’économiste et ancien ministre grec des Finances analyse les ressorts profonds de la crise actuelle, et invite à réfléchir aux moyens de transformer l’Union européenne. ENTRETIEN. À 59 ans, il a déjà vécu plusieurs vies. Universitaire né en Grèce et formé en Grande-Bretagne, enseignant dans plusieurs pays, Yanis Varoufakis fut conseiller économique du gouvernement grec, puis accepta le poste […]

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A Festive Message on behalf of DiEM25 for 2021: “Because things are the way they are, things will not remain the way they are.” B. Brecht

I am Yanis Varoufakis with a message for the New Year from DiEM25. 2020 leaves behind much debris – pain, fear, broken lives, smashed dreams. But, we also owe a debt of gratitude to 2020: It has helped expose seven fundamental secrets. We used to think of governments as powerless. But since Covid-19 struck we […]