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Utopian science fictions legitimising our current dystopia – 2019 Taylor Lecture, Oxford University

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford University, kindly invited me to deliver the 2019 Taylor Lecture on 12th February 2019. I chose the topic of  Realistic Utopias versus Dystopic Realities – my aim being to highlight the manner in which really-existing capitalism is marketed as a utopian science fiction that has nothing to do with… really-existing capitalism. Behind this elegant utopian […]

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Radio France – L’Interview éco, 18 FEV 2019

Yanis Varoufakis est en campagne. L’ancien ministre grec des Finances, chantre de la lutte contre l’austérité, va se présenter aux élections européennes, en Allemagne. De passage en France, il est l’invité de “L’Interview éco”, lundi 18 février. Depuis quelques mois, après des années de crise, l’économie grecque retrouve des couleurs. La croissance est de retour. Le chômage […]

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THE ECONOMIST on DiEM25 & the European Spring: “Varoufakis Sans Frontières”

In a warm office in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzberg district, Charlemagne is trying to persuade Yanis Varoufakis that he is a politician. “It’s a necessity. I really dislike running and asking people for votes,” protests the Greek economist when asked about European Spring, his new transnational political party. Does he think of himself as a politician? “No. […]

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David Adler explaining our radical vision for a New Bretton Woods on CNN

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, just stepped down  in search of greener pastures. His readiness to resign  prompted David Adler (DiEM25’s Policy Coordinator) to I to write this op-ed in The Guardian arguing for a New Bretton Woods. In this CNN interview David explains what we mean.

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European Spring & DiEM25 are focused on changing the conversation in Europe – EU Reporter

If xenophobia is rearing its ugly head across Europe, it is because of the awful design of our Single Currency, our Single Market & EU governance. It is time to fix them. The European Spring program explains how we propose to do this.

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DiEM25’s online art auction: A new way of funding democratic movements and a new relationship between participatory politics and art

DiEM25 is changing the way we do politics and fund our campaigns. From our first day, we declared that we shall not be receiving money from bankers, Brussels, oligarchs and assorted vested interests – that we would struggle with whatever funding our activists could provide from their meagre resources. Today, faced with the uphill struggle of participating […]

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A radical new vision for the World Bank and the IMF – op-ed with David Adler, in The Guardian

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, will step down on 1 February – three and a half years before the end of his term – in search of greener pastures. His readiness to resign from the leadership of one the two most powerful international institutions is a worrying omen. But it is also an […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s necessary next step: A Speech of Hope for Britain – The Independent

Britain’s prime minister has been remarkable in resolutely following a ruinous path that she keeps insisting remains the least perilous road to Brexit. Theresa May’s first crime against logic was to trigger Article 50 without a plan of what to do on 29 March 2019 if no deal had been struck with Brussels. Her second was to forfeit […]

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“Politics means leadership, not only giving people what they want. You have to convince them to get out of our national box” – EURACTIV

Yanis Varoufakis, the Spitzenkandidat for the EUROPEAN SPRING, set up by DiEM25, told EURACTIV Germany that: “If the European Left were united, coherent and civilised, we wouldn’t have created Diem25, we’d have joined them. Now we are running against them, which is very painful to us,” the former Greek finance minister told EURACTIV Germany in an interview. In the interview, […]

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“Ich bin stolz auf die Dämonisierung” – Deutsche Welle

In der Finanzkrise zog er den Zorn europäischer Sparpolitiker und heimischer Eliten auf sich. Jetzt will Yanis Varoufakis selbst nach Brüssel. Im Interview mit der Deutschen Welle spricht er über seine Vision für die EU. Als Finanzminister Griechenlands verhandelte Yanis Varoufakis während der Finankrise 2015 – ohne Erfolg. Nach seinem Rücktritt gründete der Ökonom die paneuropäische […]

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Britain needs a People’s Debate, not a second Brexit referendum

Britain is teetering on a knife’s edge: about to crash out of, or back into, the European Union. Either outcome would represent a defeat for democracy in the UK and in the EU. Crashing out would inflict substantial economic hardship on the weakest in Britain. It would boost jingoism and parochialism, drive England further apart […]