Brian Eno’s take on the US Presidential Election result

, 10/11/2020

Once again, Brian and I are singing from the same hymn sheet – just as we did on the day after the Brexit referendum, the last UK General Election etc. Having  just received an email containing his gut feeling about the next four years in the US, I thought I should share it with you. […]

Resisting Resentment Politics Down Under – guest post by Paul Tyson

, 10/11/2016

How owning our Resentment can save Australian Politics In this piece, Paul Tyson, honourary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, outlines his take on the rise of rightwing populist resentment, as a powerful political force, from an Australian perspective.

Trump is a wake up call. I am glad DiEM25 is awake – Brian Eno

, 09/11/2016

I had a bet with my American friend Stewart Brand that Trump would win. He wrote to me this morning: “You called it right. And I called it wrong. Groan. Now the weirdness!” I wrote back to him:

CERN Discovers New Particle Called The FERIR – Guest post by Steve Keen

, 01/10/2016

When humour becomes essential in understanding the farcical reality we live in, pieces like this are priceless.

Stefano Fassina on my ‘Europe’s Left After Brexit’

, 13/09/2016

Stefano Fassina was kind enough to respond to my article entitled Europe’s Left After Brexit. His reply follows.

Poetry in prose? Letter in the FT

, 04/09/2016

AUGUST 20, 2016 - From Vijay Kumar. Sir, One often hears that people on the left of the political spectrum tend to be more intelligent, more articulate, better read and generally more fun to be with. Sir, One often hears that people on the left of the political spectrum tend to be more intelligent, more [...]

DiEM25: Bring it on! – J.K. Galbraith in the Boston Globe

, 23/08/2016

From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe By James K. Galbraith (Click here for the Globe’s site)

Who was planning a coup? Tom Strohschneider in Neues Deutschland

, 20/07/2016

This article by Tom Strohschneider was first published in the German newspaper Neues Deutschland. Read the German original here or the English version on the DiEM25 site. 

Stefano Fassina’s reply to our la Repubblica article on democratising Europe

, 15/07/2016

Stefano Fassina wrote the following letter to la Repubblica’s editor, in response to the article that I published in the same newspaper with Lorenzo Marsili. Over the next few days, I shall be replying to Stefano here. Meanwhile for the original version in Italian, click here. For the English language version…

Galbraith, writing for DiEM25 on OXI’s anniversary, on our Plan X

, 06/07/2016

James K. Galbraith, a founding DiEM25 member, writes exclusively on DiEM25’s site about his latest book and his contribution to the first SYRIZA government’s Plan X – a defensive plan to be activated if Greece’s creditors made good of their threat to throw Greece out of the euro in response to the new government’s determination […]

The fake & the actual choice Europeans face – by Slavoj Žižek

, 29/06/2016

Slavoj Žižek, philosopher, friend and DiEM25 early signatory, writes on the DiEM25 site that Europeans face one fake and one actual choice. The fake choice is between :(1) a globalised, financialised version of capitalism that is run by a transnational technocracy, tolerates minorities and turns parliamentary democracy into an empty shell, and (2) a xenophobic, […]

Mr Stournaras’ New Deal: Too late, too cynical

, 14/06/2016

In April 2015 I was vilified for refusing to bow to the troika’s demands for a ridiculously high 3.5% primary surplus and for countering the creditors’ failed ‘program’ with a growth plan dubbed A New Deal for Greece. Not only was I vilified by the troika but I had to deal with a Governor of the […]

Vindicated, while Lagarde emerges a loser? – David Marsh in MarketWatch

, 04/08/2015

In his Monday column on MarketWatch David Marsh entitled his opinion piece: “Varoufakis vidicated, while Lagarde emerges as a loser”. Of course the point is not whether I have, or have not, been vindicated. The crucial issue concerns the viability, or otherwise, of the latest Greek deal. From day 1 I have been arguing that Ms […]

Death by Debt: My Response to The German Finance Ministry, by Jeffrey Sachs

, 01/08/2015

Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, senior economist at the Germany Finance Ministry, explains his ministry’s viewpoint regarding Greece. This viewpoint essentially holds that Eurozone countries should live within their means; adjust to their debt burdens; and take their reform medicine as needed. If they do so, they will be successful, as illustrated by Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Greece […]

In favour of Varoufakis’ Plan B – by Paul Tyson

, 01/08/2015

In a recently released recording of a teleconference between Yanis Varoufakis and a group of hedge fund managers, Mr Varoufakis spoke frankly about the contingency plans he had developed when he was the Finance Minister.

In… my defence – by Mohamed El Erian

, 30/07/2015

In Defense of Varoufakis by  MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN Click here for the Project Syndicate site. Or…

EU refuses to acknowledge mistakes made in Greek bailout – by Richard Koo

, 27/07/2015

Richard Koo sent me recently his latest, Nomura, assessment on Greece and our negotiations with the EU and the IMF. As always, Richard’s views make for fascinating reading. Here is the pdf copy that he has made available to us.

For an alliance of national liberation fronts – by Stefano Fassina MP

, 27/07/2015

Stefano Fassina, MP and former Deputy Finance Minister of Italy, kindly sent me the following opinion piece. While convinced that the “controlled disintegration of the eurozone” that he advocates is pregnant with great dangers, this is a debate that Europeans cannot eschew.

A new kind of politics? By Paul Tyson, in opendemocracy.net

, 25/07/2015

Varoufakis is an exception to the norm precisely because he really believes in representative democracy. (Click here for the opendemocracy.net site)

Dominique Strauss Kahn, addressing "German friends"

, 20/07/2015

“In counting our billions instead of using them to build, in refusing to accept an albeit obvious loss by constantly postponing any commitment on reducing the debt, in preferring to humiliate a people because they are unable to reform, and putting resentments – however justified – before projects for the future, we are turning our […]

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