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Does the world need new international institutions? Doha Debates with Yanis Varoufakis, Leymah Gbowee & Ece Temelkuran

Racial injustice. Climate change. Gender inequality. A global pandemic. #DearWorld, Can our global institutions meet the challenges we’re all facing — or is it time for a new system? Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, author Ece Temelkuran and economist Yanis Varoufakis debate the future of global cooperation: Doha Debates examines the world’s most pressing challenges through […]

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ANOTHER NOW: My political science fiction novel depicting a fully-fledged socialism we could have had – THE GUARDIAN

When Margaret Thatcher coined “Tina” – her 1980s dictum that “There is no alternative” – I was incensed because, deep down, I felt she had a point: the left had neither a credible nor a desirable alternative to capitalism. Leftists excel at pinpointing what is wrong with really-existing capitalism. We are good at demonstrating that […]

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Capitalism under the pandemic, Brexit, US-China, the Eurozone & Austerity: Oxford Political Review interview

OPR Editor-in-Chief Brian Wong and Managing Editor Nicholas Leah speak with Professor Yanis Varoufakis – a former Minister of Finance in the Greek Government, a leading economist and philosopher, Member of Parliament in Greece, and the author of several high-acclaimed books. They discuss COVID-19, Brexit, the Eurozone, Austerity, Greek/European politics and Professor Varoufakis’s new book. […]

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Something remarkable just happened this August: How the pandemic has sped up the passage to postcapitalism – Lannan Foundation virtual talk

Two days ago, something extraordinary happened. Something that has never happened before in the history of capitalism. In Britain, the news came out that the economy had suffered its greatest slump ever – more than 22% down during the first 7 months of 2020. Remarkably, on the same day, the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE100 […]

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DiEM25 organisations from Germany, Greece & Turkey on Peace & Shared Green Prosperity, instead of War Games & Oil-Gas Drilling, in the Eastern Mediterranean

Deeply proud of DiEM25’s intervention to avert tensions in the E. Mediterranean. Proving there is no clash between nations, DiEM25’s organisations in Germany, Greece & Turkey issued a manifesto for splendid Peace & Shared Green Prosperity in our region: The perpetrators of war, the profiteers of the fossil fuel industry and political leaders wedded to […]

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The Eurozone’s grappling with crisis, class war & the North-South divide – Berliner Verlag interview

What did you think when the Euro-group elected its new leader last week? At least this was not the outcome Frau Merkel had wished? My first thought was that it spelled the end of any possibility of harmonizing corporate tax rates across the Eurozone, an issue that I am on Mrs Merkel’s side. The second […]

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The COVID Class War – THE IRISH EXAMINER & Project Syndicate

“Strengthening the solidarity of Europe’s oligarchs is not a good strategy for empowering Europe’s majority. Quite the contrary. Any “recovery” based on such a formula will short-change almost all Europeans and push the majority into deeper despair.” ATHENS – The euro crisis that erupted a decade ago has long been portrayed as a clash between […]

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AL-AKHBAR: Long interview with Léa El Azzi on capitalism after the pandemic, Europe, Greece, Lebanon & the IMF

The pandemic is not the first crisis (if we can say so) that hit capitalism all over the world. what is the difference between this one and the previous crisis?  The obvious one is that Covid-19 dealt capitalism an external shock, like an earthquake or a meteor that strikes at both production lines and consumption […]

And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book Box0_TOP_ENG DiEM25 DiEM25's Covid-19 Policy Response English European Crisis Op-ed Politics and Economics

Europe’s Recovery Fund: An instrument of class war against weaker Europeans everywhere

Europe never was the battlefield on which the frugal North clashed with the profligate South. Instead, every European country has been the battlefield where a vicious class war is fought by a transnational oligarchy-without-frontiers training its armour against the weaker residents of every country, every region, every community. Covid-19, and the European Union’s response to […]

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The Past, Present & Post-Pandemic Future of DEBT – El Pais

Before capitalism, debt appeared at the very end of the economic cycle; a mere reflection of the power to accumulate already produced surpluses. Under feudalism, production came first with the peasants working the land to plant and harvest crops. Distribution followed the harvest, as the sheriff collected the lord’s share. Part of this share was […]