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Farewell Uri Avnery (1923-2018), Israeli humanist who demonstrated that there is no such thing as an Arab-Israeli conflict – just a constant struggle against racism, colonialism & misanthropy

Humanism is poorer this week. Uri Avnery has died. Soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, spent the following decades defending human decency in the land that he loved and struggled to make a welcoming home for Jews and Arabs alike. From his 1953 report of the raid on Qibya in Jordan, where an Israeli unit commanded by […]

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Απόψε, στο θέατρο Ιλίσια, το ΜέΡΑ25 οργανώνει συζήτηση μεταξύ των ανθρώπων του θεάτρου για τον πολιτισμό

Απόψε, Δευτέρα 23 Απριλίου στις 7μμ στο θέατρο Ιλίσια, το ΜέΡΑ25 και το DiEM25 εγκαινιάζουμε μια σειρά συζητήσεων για τον πολιτισμό, καλώντας στο βήμα ανθρώπους του θεάτρου, όπως ο Γιάγκος Ανδρεάδης, ο Γιώργος Μανιώτης, η Ελένη Σπετσιώτη, η Μαρία Καρακίτσου ενώ στο πάνελ των ομιλητών θα βρίσκονται επίσης ο Κωνσταντίνος Πουλής και η Χρύσα Αριάδνη […]


EU brushes off ‘democratic scandal’ of Greek bailout – euobserver

By NIKOLAJ NIELSEN BRUSSELS, 6. SEP, 07:00 The European Commission has defended its role in the Greek bailout despite Pierre Moscovici, the EU finance commissioner, having called the Eurogroup “a democratic scandal.” The Eurogroup is a club of eurozone states’ finance ministers presided over by Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem but dominated in practice by his […]

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The Annotated 15th June 2017 Eurogroup statement on Greece

Extending (again) the extending-and-pretending Eurogroup policy on Greece’s never-ending crisis Back in August 2015, while sitting gloomily in the Greek Parliament during the sad, long night leading to the voting in of the 3rd MoU, I found solace in annotating the MoU’s text. Last night, I felt the need to repeat that wretched ritual once […]

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Lunch with The Globe and Mail, in discussion with Eric Reguly

by Eric Reguly for The Globe and Mail Having lost the old fight over Greece’s financial future, Mr. Varoufakis is focused on a different cause: preserving the European Union Click here for The Globe and Mail site and here for a pdf of the article. Alternatively…

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Brexit: An unorthodox view – a Guardian Live event, 27th January 2017

With Srećko Horvat, Elif Shafak, Yanis Varoufakis & Owen Jones A troubled Britain is on its way out of a troubled European Union. Disintegration and xenophobia are in the air. The government in London is in disarray. But so is every other government in Europe, not to mention the European Commission whose authority is tending […]

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Becoming popular by opposing populism: A progressive’s task – The Guardian

A few days ago I received an email from the Guardian: “We’re putting a panel together of writers and thinkers following the announcement that Jeremy Corbyn is planning to relaunch his image and policies as a leftwing populist. We are asking for 300 words in response to the question, “What should Corbyn’s leftwing populism look […]

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Democratising Europe – interviewed by James Lock for NOW THEN magazine

In recent years we have seen far more of the workings behind the curtain of neoliberalism than we ever have before. This is in part, I believe, due to the work of Yanis Varoufakis. A Greek economist educated in Britain, Varoufakis first made headlines for his integral role as Finance Minister for the Syriza government […]