Novara interview on almost everything (e.g. Crisis, Democracy, Syria, Israel-Palestine, Journalism at gunpoint)

, 22/02/2024

Ash speaks to Yanis Varoufakis and film director Raoul Martinez about their new film Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis, what the left got wrong after 2008 and the West’s complicity in the genocide happening in Gaza. You can buy ‘In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis […]

PoliticsJOE interview on capitalism, technofeudalism, the Labour Party, Western Hegemony and Gaza

, 22/02/2024

Sat down to discuss the downfall of capitalism and Western hegemony, the Labour Party’s shunt to the right, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Also, we discussed Raoul Martinez’s documentary In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis 

The Guilty Feminist Culture Club: In the Eye of the Storm with Yanis Varoufakis and Raoul Martinez

, 22/02/2024

Interviewed by by Deborah Frances-White in Brian Eno’s Studio, on the occasion of the launch of  Raoul Martinez’s IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: Yanis Varoufakis’ Political Odyssey Recorded 15 February in London. Released 21 February 2024. For THE GUILTY FEMINIST side, click here.

The Politics & Letters Podcast – a (joyous) discussion on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

What isn’t ending?  What isn’t on the verge of extinction?  It’s a short list of exemptions these days, and we, us human beings, aren’t on it. Neither are bees, bipartisanship, butterflies, coastlines, childhood, civility, coral reefs, democracy, elephants, empire, facts, families, frogs, gender, glaciers, God, higher education, humanities, love, male supremacy, manatees, manhood, men, morality, […]

Jacobin Magazine’s David Moscrop reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

The idea that we are entering an era of techno-feudalism that will be worse than capitalism is chilling and controversial. We asked former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to elucidate this idea, explain how we got here, and map out some alternatives. The controversial concept of techno-feudalism suggests we have transitioned from capitalism to something even […]

FORTUNE Magazine’s Nick Lichtenberg reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

When I admit to my fandom as we sit down for a zoom interview, he immediately tells me off. (This is exactly what I wanted.) “I don’t want fans in life, you know,” he says. “Ever since I entered politics, I acquired two things that I never wanted to have: enemies and fans.” You see, […]

Technofeudalism -a video essay summarising the book

, 04/02/2024

Wherever we turn, we witness the triumph of capital. Capital has prevailed everywhere: in warehouses, factories, offices, universities, public hospitals, the media – in space but also in the microcosm of genetic engineering. So, how do I dare claim that capitalism has been killed? By whom? The deliciously ironic answer is that capitalism was killed […]

Ευχές για το 2024 στα στερνά του σκληρού 2023

, 24/12/2023

Είμαι ο Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης, μ’ ένα μήνυμα εκ μέρους του ΜέΡΑ25 για τη χρονιά που φεύγει και με ευχές για αυτή που έρχεται. Ήταν σκληρή χρονιά το 2023. Τι να θυμηθεί κανείς; Τα άψυχα κορμιά των νέων μας στα Τέμπη; Τους εκατοντάδες των πνιγμένων υπό το ψυχρό βλέμμα της Ελληνικής Ακτοφυλακής στα ανοικτά της Πύλου; […]

Wishes for 2024 in the midst of a genocide – a message on behalf of DiEM25

, 24/12/2023

This is Yanis Varoufakis with an end of year message to you all on behalf of DiEM25 – our paneuropean democracy in Europe movement. This year’s festivities come at a time of a genocide that will stigmatise our generation. Yes, we must look after our loved ones, celebrate their achievements, take care of the ones […]

Working toward snatching humanist hope from the jaws of the unfolding genocide in Gaza. In conversation with Owen Jones

, 13/12/2023

Owen Jones kindly invited me back to his show to discuss, what else, Gaza. We talk about the peculiarity of this genocide (i.e., that its perpetrators do not even care to hide their intent), the forgotten readiness of Western governments to brutalise not only foreign peoples (like the Palestinians) but also their own working classes, […]

On the causes and nature of Populism’s Surge – interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend

, 11/12/2023

Discussing the surge of ultra-rightist populism, where I argued it all started with the West’s response to the 2008 crash – just like after 1929. When $35 trillion was printed on behalf of financiers (between 2009 and 2022), while most people were subjected to some variant of austerity, and given the Left’s failure to defend […]

How should we tax wealth & multinationals globally? Speech at UNDP, New York 14th NOV 2023

, 18/11/2023

Ms Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Esteemed colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, before I address the question of taxing serious wealth seriously, I you forgive my inability to proceed without an acknowledgement of the human tragedy in the Middle East. As Secretary General Goutières correctly put it, nothing happens in a vacuum, nothing is […]

On Europe’s historic responsibility for the war crimes in the ancient land of Palestine – Al Jazeera

, 18/11/2023

On UpFront, interviewed by Marc Lamont Hill on Europe’s historic responsibility and current role in the Israel-Gaza war.    

Discussing Israel’s War Crimes with Katie Halper on USEFUL IDIOTS

, 12/11/2023

In this week’s live chat Yanis Varoufakis joins Katie and Aaron [Jump to 19:25 for the Yanis Varoufakis interview]:  “The United States fully endorses Israel’s war crimes,” says Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. “Because that’s what it is. When you switch off the water to two and a half million people, by the Geneva […]

Discussing TECHNOFEUDALISM on ABC-tv THE DRUM with Ellen Fanning and panel

, 03/11/2023

Interviewed by Ellen Fanning on ABC-tv The Drum on my new book TECHNOFEUDALISM: What killed capitalism. A 20 minute-long discussion involving a diverse panel. Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis is published by Bodley Head 

On Israel-Palestine, Ukraine and the Hypocrisy of the West – acTVism Munich

, 27/10/2023

In this episode of The Source, we talk to world-renowned economist and intellectual Yanis Varoufakis about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the international developments taking place in the European Union and the United Nations around it. We also explore the question of whether Israel’s 56-year occupation of Palestine and its settlement policy have contributed to the […]

Ψηφιακό €, επενδυτική βαθμίδα & οικονομία, Παλαιστινιακό, ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και, βέβαια, η Επιστροφή του ΜέΡΑ25 – με τον Πάρι Καρβουνόπουλο στο Militaire

, 27/10/2023

Συζήτηση στο militaire.gr, με τον Πάρι Καρβουνόπουλο, για το ψηφιακό ευρώ και την επενδυτική βαθμίδα. Επίσης για όσα τραγικά συμβαίνουν στη λωρίδα της Γάζας και τη στάση της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης, τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και την ανάγκη ύπαρξης μιας αγωνιστικής Αριστεράς δηλώνοντας πως το ΜέΡΑ25 “Είμαστε εδώ! Μαζί, για την Αριστερά”.

«Κυρία φον ντερ Λάιεν, ώρα να παραιτηθείτε!» Υπογράψτε εδώ το ψήφισμα του DiEM25-ΜέΡΑ25

, 22/10/2023

Το DiEM-ΜέΡΑ25 ξεκίνησε συλλογή υπογραφών για την απομάκρυνση της κας Ursula von der Leyen από την Προεδρία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Υπόγραψε εδώ. Ακολουθεί το βίντεο-μήνυμα του Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη προς την κα von der Leyen. Κυρία von der Leyen, τη στιγμή που προσγειωθήκατε στο Τελ Αβίβ όχι ως υπέρμαχος του άμεσου τερματισμού των εγκλημάτων πολέμου από […]

Sign here DiEM25’s petition: Time for Europe’s greatest liability, Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, to go!

, 22/10/2023

DiEM25-MERA25 has launched a petition for the removal of Mrs Ursula von der Leyen from the Presidency of the European Commission. Below is the text of Yanis Varoufakis’ video message to Ms. von der Leyen. To sign the petition please click here. Mrs von der Leyen, the moment you landed in Tel Aviv, not as […]

Συνέντευξη εφ’ όλης της ύλης με τους φοιτητές της ΜΕΘΕΞΗΣ – video

, 20/10/2023

Συζήτηση με τους φοιτητές της ομάδας «Μέθεξη» εφ’ όλης της ύλης. Ακολουθώντας χρονολογική σειρά συζητήσαμε για τα αίτια της οικονομικής κρίσης στην Ελλάδα και φτάνουν στο 2015, στις «διαπραγματεύσεις», στο δημοψήφισμα, στα Capital Controls και στη ρήξη με τον Τσίπρα. Μιλήσαμε για το μέλλον του ΜέΡΑ 25 δεδομένης της αποτυχίας εισόδου του στην Βουλή στις τελευταίες […]

El Pais long interview on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 20/10/2023

LONG READ by MIGUEL ÁNGEL GARCÍA VEGA in El Pais on my Technofeudalism. Miguel has interviewed me many times in the past but this time he did so exclusively for my new book TECHNOFEUDALISM: What killed capitalism which will shortly be available in Spanish also. Here is the English language version of Miguel’s piece, based […]

Interviewed by Aaron Bastani, for Novara Media, on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 08/10/2023

In his new book, ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’, Yanis Varoufakis explores how giant tech firms, both in the US and China are expanding their control over the planet. His analysis is that, whilst material resources certainly matter, the real battle ground is over digital real estate. Aaron sat down with Yanis to talk about how […]

Interviewed by PoliticsJOE on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 06/10/2023

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, politician and author of Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism. He swung by JOE Towers to chat to us about his new book, the regression of neoliberal capitalism to a feudal system ran by a few tech billionaires, and the future of global capital. Subscribe to our new podcast now, or you’re […]

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