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Iran’s Revolutionary Moment as the Internationalist Left’s Great Challenge – by Shoja Azari

, 24/10/2022

Shoja Azari, is an Iranian visual artist and filmmaker based in New York, working with Sherin Neshat, his life-long partner and comrade, on art projects of note and substance. Their last project is  Land of Dreams, a magnificent new film set in the United States but ever so redolent of meaning viz. the New Iranian […]

Our Task? To Inspire the Rebellion against the Legalised Robbery of People & Earth, even if it is too late – Reply to Chomsky, Fuentes & McPherson

, 17/10/2022

Have we, humans, passed the point of no return down the path to ecological ruin? Does ruin-without-end loom black across the land, the air, the oceans? I hope not but, regardless, I don’t think it matters. What matters is what we do. And how we do it. From now on. Until our last breath. Sure […]

Technofeudalism and Cloud Capital – a conversation hosted by Stanford in Government

, 12/07/2022

Is a new economic model toppling capitalism? Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Minister for Finance and current leader of the MeRA25 Party, discusses the future of capitalism, his theories of technofeudalism and cloud capital, and the invasion of Ukraine. This event was hosted on April 4, 2022 by Stanford in Government member Ryan Cieslikowski. Stanford […]

Should we save capitalism? | Slavoj Žižek, Paul Krugman, Yanis Varoufakis, Shoshana Zuboff, and more – iai video

, 12/06/2022

Leading economists and philosophers discuss in depth the downfall of capitalism and its implications for our social reality. Featuring: Slavoj Žižek, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Shoshana Zuboff, @Yanis Varoufakis, @Mariana Mazzucato , Deirdre McCloskey and Guy Standing. 00:00 | Introduction 00:31 | Paul Krugman 04:07 | Guy Standing 07:01 | Joseph Stiglitz 11:03 | Deirdre […]

Cloudalists: The New Ruling Class & how can we confront its technofeudal order – iai lecture, 10 APR 2022

, 25/04/2022

Capital triumphed over democracy a long time ago. Today, following the Crash of 2008, the deployment of central bank money to refloat Big Finance, and the rise of Big Tech’s platform corporations, a new type of capital has emerged: Cloud capital (a form of command capital living in the ‘Cloud’). Cloud  Capital is crushing the […]

Βαρουφάκης-Μιθριδάτης, με κλιπς από 10 επεισόδια, συζητούν ζωντανά για το STAR TREK – Μια εκδήλωση του mέta

, 23/04/2022

Γιατί για το STAR TREK; Επειδή το θεωρούμε  το πιο απρόσμενο αντιπολεμικό μανιφέστο ελευθεριακού κομμουνισμού. Έτσι λοιπόν, συναντηθήκαμε επί σκηνής (στο φιλόξενο ΤΡΙΑΝΟΝ), καλεσμένοι του mέta, έχοντας επιλέξει κλιπς 10 επεισόδια (από το original έως και το Voyager),  για μια 4ωρη (!) συζήτηση που, τουλάχιστον εμείς, ευχαριστηθήκαμε. ΤΟ ΣΚΕΠΤΙΚΟ & ΤΟ ΣΤΙΓΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗΣ Τα […]

Discussing Crypto, the Left & Technofeudalism with Evgeny Morozov – CRYPTO SYLLABUS long interview

, 23/04/2022

Rare is the person who could expertly comment – in a single interview! – on the rise of NFTs and their origins in the virtual worlds of gaming, the logic of the emerging regime of techno-feudalism, and the folly of El Salvador’s Bitcoin-heavy negotiating tactics with the IMF. Luckily, we have found this person in […]

Unlike feudalism, techno-feudalism is born of the triumph of capital – KU Podcast-Interview

, 16/04/2022

  Along the lines on my evolving hypothesis that capitalism in the process of morphing into techno-feudalism, in this podcast I speak to two fine Finnish leftwing journalists who take me to task and interrogate me on this highly controversial idea. For the podcast’s own site, click here.

Cloudalists: Our New Cloud-based Ruling Class – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 12/04/2022

Capital is everywhere, yet capitalism is on the wane. In an era when the owners of a new form of “command capital” have gained exorbitant power over everyone else, including traditional capitalists, this is no contradiction. ATHENS – Once upon a time, capital goods were just the manufactured means of production. Robinson Crusoe’s salvaged fishing […]

EUROPARAMA interview on ANOTHER NOW

, 26/01/2022

In this episode of EUROPARAMA, I answer questions regarding my sci-fi novel ANOTHER NOW posed by Giuseppe Porcaro and Alberto Cottica, from the Science Fiction Economics Lab, with  the participation of Teresa O’Connell, acting chief editor at Are We Europe – and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, director of the European Neighborhood Council. The show is edited […]

What’s the matter with capitalism? And what alternative does ANOTHER NOW offer? Interview with CAPITALISN’T

, 26/01/2022

In this podcast, I sit down with Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean to discuss the ills of capitalism, not as an unjust system but one that is inefficient and freedom impeding. And, in the process, to discuss my novel ANOTHER NOW. Clich here to listen to the podcast.

The Economic Model of ANOTHER NOW, by AFTER THE OLIGARCHY: Video plus interview

, 27/12/2021

In my novel ANOTHER NOW (click here for the English and here for the US versions) I put forward a blueprint for a socialist, decentralised, market society in which the profit-wage nexus, share markets and commercial banks have become extinct. AFTER THE OLIGARCHY were kind enough to produce a 40′ video explaining the economic model of ANOTHER NOW […]

Μπορεί η μετακαπιταλιστική, συνεταιριστική επιχείρηση να πετύχει χωρίς αφεντικά-μάνατζερς; Το mέta φιλοξενεί τον συνεχιζόμενο διάλογο μου με τον Michael Albert

, 24/12/2021

Δυστυχώς, έχουμε συνηθίσει να σκεφτόμαστε ότι σε μια επιχείρηση τα αφεντικά (πιο ευγενικά οι μάνατζερς) είναι εκ των ων ουκ άνευ. Είναι όμως; Στον καπιταλισμό, προφανώς. Σε συνεταιριστικές, συμμετοχικές επιχειρήσεις που ανήκουν σε κάθε ένα, σε κάθε μία, που εργάζονται σε αυτήν; Χρειαζόμαστε μάνατζερς και σε αυτές; Ή μήπως τελικά μπορούμε να φανταστούμε επιχειρήσεις που […]

How should self-managed enterprises work in a postcapitalist setting? Follow the ongoing M. Albert-Y. Varoufakis debate

, 24/12/2021

Tragically, most people take bosses for granted. Capitalist firms have them by construction, by design. But, what of cooperative enterprises that are owned by everyone working within them? Do they also need bosses? A managerial class that tells the rest what to do? Or can we envisage boss-less firms? If so, how do things that […]

ANOTHER NOW – Interviewed by Radio New Zealand

, 27/09/2021

A well-known critic of the neoliberal world order, economist Yanis Varoufakis believes capitalism has become ‘techno-feudalism’ – with tech companies and Covid making the rich even richer and the poor poorer. But he also believes there is a democratic socialist alternative, which he presents in his 2020 novel Another Now: Dispatches  from an Alternative Present. Varoufakis asks […]

mέta is here! (DiEM25’s Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation) Read about its purpose & watch our digital launch

, 15/05/2021

Following the Crash of 2008, Capitalism has begun morphing into a form of Technofeudalism – a transformation that the pandemic accelerated and reinforced. We are, thus, already living in postcapitalist times. Dystopian times. Times that bear no resemblance to those we dreamed of as Socialists, as Democrats, as children of the Enlightenment. Can we overturn […]

To mέta είναι εδώ – το Κέντρο για τον Μετακαπιταλιστικό Πολιτισμό που ίδρυσε το ΜέΡΑ25

, 15/05/2021

Μετά το Κραχ του 2008, ο Καπιταλισμός  άρχισε να μεταμορφώνεται σε μια μορφή Τεχνοφεουδαρχίας – ένας μετασχηματισμός που η πανδημία ενίσχυσε και επιτάχυνε. Ζούμε, δηλαδή, ήδη σε μετακαπιταλιστική εποχή. Δυστοπική. Εποχή που καμία σχέση δεν έχει με εκείνη που ονειρευτήκαμε ως Σοσιαλιστές, ως Δημοκράτες, ως παιδιά του Διαφωτισμού. Μπορούμε να αναχαιτίσουμε την Τεχνοφεουδαρχία; Μπορεί η […]

mέta – DiEM25’s & MeRA25’s Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation premiers tonight, 13th May, at 19.00CET

, 12/05/2021

Imagine the world anew, together.  Thursday 13 May 2021, at 19.00CET (17.00GMT, 20.00 Athens time), streaming at mέta’s YouTube channel and at facebook.com/meta.cpc. Through a sequence of intensifying crises, capitalism has already morphed into a dystopian postmodern, hi-tech version of feudalism. Postcapitalism is, thus, already here. Through art and research, argument and poetry, mέta, the […]

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