Why energy markets should be dismantled, especially during and after the war in Ukraine – On Democracy Now!
We look at how the Ukraine war is contributing to an energy crisis across Europe with Greek politician and economist Yanis Varoufakis. Last week Russia announced it would not resume sending natural gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, blaming Western sanctions for supposed maintenance delays keeping the gas shut off. Prior to […]
Dangerous fantasy: Gold, Bitcoin won’t help you find freedom outside government – Interviewed on Kitco NEWS
Central banks should issue their own democratically controlled crypto, not bypassed by Bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies” I told David Lin, Anchor and Producer at Kitco News; a service catering largely to the crypto community who (as you will see in the comments) cannot stand my rejection of their collective fantasy that crypto currencies will liberate us from […]
ANOTHER NOW: Socialist Alternatives to Capitalism Explored in New Novel – On Democracy Now!, with Amy Goodman
In an extended interview with Yanis Varoufakis, member of the Greek Parliament and former finance minister of Greece, we discuss his new novel, “Another Now,” and why he chose to write fiction after years of nonfiction. “All my life as a lefty, I had to find ways of escaping the poignant question: ‘If you don’t like […]
On Merkel’s Legacy, European Politics & the “Sordid Arms Race” on the Seas – On Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman
The centre-left Social Democratic Party in Germany has narrowly claimed victory in an election that marks an end to the 16-year era of Angela Merkel’s conservative chancellorship. We look at what this means for Europe and the world with Yanis Varoufakis, a member of the Greek Parliament and the former finance minister of Greece. The […]
Discussing the Great Sausage War, Foreign Aid, Lockdowns & Taking the Knee on BBC-TV’s Question Time – 10 JUNE 2021
Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate with a virtual audience from around the UK. On the panel: Gillian Keegan MP, minister for apprenticeships and skills, Conservative; Lucy Powell MP, shadow secretary of state for housing, Labour; Yanis Varoufakis, economist, author, former finance minister of Greece, member of the Greek parliament and founder of […]
A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s richest 10 billionaires have seen a wealth increase of half a trillion dollars – enough to pay for every person on the planet to get a vaccine. In this UpFront special, Marc Lamont Hill discusses with economist and former Greek […]
Debating wealth redistribution with Bob Reich vs Larry Summers & Allison Schrager – Bloomberg & intelligence2
Watch the closing arguments in Bloomberg’s debate where Bob Reich and I supported the motion ‘It’s time to redistribute the wealth’ against Larry Summers and Allison Schrager who argued against.
Discussing the toxic impact of the Eurogroup agreement of 9th April 2020 on Italy and Europe at large. Interviewed by Richard Quest on CNN’s Quest’s World
StartupTV presents Yanis Varoufakis, Greek academic, economist and politician, talking about his vision for the future of European politics, including a Green New Deal for Europe. In 2015, Varoufakis launched his own party, The Democracy in Europe Movement, or DiEM25, alongside Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat. Varoufakis’ vision for a Green New Deal, financed by green […]
“Britain needs a People’s Debate on its business model and its Constitution independently of how Brexit pans out… The most sensible way would be for the UK to exit the EU but stay in both a Custom’s Union and the Single Market for an indefinite period (though not forever). After the People’s Debate is complete, […]
Here is a selection of what the press had to say about this debate: Berliner Zeitung: https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/rnd/-anne-will–zu-europa-beatrix-von-storch-haelt-emmanuel-macron-fuer-einen–loser–32199838 BILD: https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/anne-will-in-der-ard-afd-frau-beatrix-von-storch-beschimpft-macron-als-verlierer-60594026.bild.html Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung: https://www.ejz.de/blick-in-die-welt/politik/das-establishment-in-deutschland-hat-macrons-ideen-von-europa-ldquoabgestochenrdquo_241_111679328-122-.html FAZ: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/tv-kritik-zu-anne-will-die-europawahl-und-praesident-macron-16082328.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_0 Focus: https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/bei-anne-will-als-es-um-eu-parlament-geht-argumentiert-sich-beatrix-von-storch-selbst-ins-abseits_id_10436219.html Huffpost: https://www.huffingtonpost.de/entry/anne-will-varoufakis-entlarvt-mit-einer-einfachen-frage-die-ideenlose-debatte_de_5c8602c5e4b0d93616299711 Merkur: https://www.merkur.de/politik/anne-will-lindner-erntet-shitstorm-und-rechtfertigt-sich-in-ard-sendung-zr-11841663.html NRZ: https://www.nrz.de/politik/anne-will-beatrix-von-storch-fordert-nach-brexit-dexit-lindner-und-varoufakis-zerlegen-sie-id216634089.html NTV: https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Wie-europaeisch-wollen-wir-regiert-werden-article20898891.html RTL: https://www.rtl.de/cms/beatrix-von-storch-giftet-bei-anne-will-macron-ist-ein-loser-4305832.html Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/tv/anne-will-europa-talk-mit-yanis-varoufakis-christian-lindner-manfred-weber-a-1257162.html Stern: https://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/-anne-will—nur-beatrix-von-storch-haelt-macron-fuer-einen–loser–8615508.html Tagesspiegel: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/medien/tv-talk-anne-will-zur-europawahl-frau-von-storch-will-sowieso-lieber-den-dexit/24087140.html T-Online: https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/deutschland/gesellschaft/id_85384164/tv-kritik-anne-will-dann-ist-orban-nicht-mehr-zu-halten-.html Web.de: https://web.de/magazine/politik/politische-talkshows/anne-europa-wahl-eu-nationalstaat-33602506 Der Westen: https://www.derwesten.de/panorama/anne-will-ard-christian-lindner-attackiert-beatrix-von-storch-id216634537.html
Western democracies in chaos: In the face of divisive nationalist movements, DiEM25 co-founder and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wants the world’s progressives to fight for democratic rights and an International Green New Deal. Here he explains why. Source: CNN
Why is the left failing in continental Europe while doing well in the UK, under Jeremy Corbyn? What is DiEM25 proposing for the May 2019 European Parliament elections across Europe? On BBC World’s HARDtalk
Yanis Varoufakis and Conservative MP Ken Clarke join Andrew Neil, along with Camilla Tominey from the Telegraph and Labour’s Rupa Huq. They discuss whether Labour is ready to govern, Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit meeting with the EU’s Michel Barnier and the Salisbury poisoning suspect reported to be a Russian military officer.
PART 1 – WHY SOCIALISM? Interviewer: You are meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss socialism. Why? Varoufakis: Because democracy needs a healthy democratic socialist movement to be part of the political process in order to be healthy PART 2 – REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL PART 3 – DEMOCRATS MUST GET TOGETHER ACROSS PARTY POLITICAL AND NATIONAL […]