Box1_ENG English Postcapitalism PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL Speech Video Vital Space

Why we need a Progressive International that must plan for today and for beyond capitalism – Keynote at the PI 2020 Summit, 18 SEP 2020

Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of a Twin Authoritarianism in whose wake the vast majority of humanity experience unnecessary hardship and the planet’s ecosystem suffers avoidable climate destruction. For a brief period, that Eric Hobsbawm described as the short 20th Century, Establishment forces were united in dealing with challenges to their […]

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Ο Πολιτισμός στον Καιρό της Χρεοδουλοπαροικίας

  Η παρασιτική ολιγαρχία δείχνει το ασχημότερο πρόσωπό της όταν ασχολείται με τον Πολιτισμό  Την 16η Ιουλίου του 2020, η κυβέρνηση της Νέας Δημοκρατίας έφερε στη Βουλή νομοσχέδιο για την μετατροπή του ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛ σε κέντρο Τέχνης και Δημιουργίας. Μια προσεκτική ανάγνωσή του καταδεικνύει την χυδαιότητα με την οποία οι πολιτικοί εντεταλμένοι της παρασιτικής ολιγαρχίας αντιμετωπίζουν […]

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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 […]

Box0_TOP_ENG English Politics and Economics Talking to my daughter about the economy: A brief history of capitalism Video Vital Space

What Comes After Capitalism? (VIDEO by Sustainable Human)

Free market capitalism died over a 100 years ago and gave way to monopoly capitalism. Monopoly capitalism is now not even able to reproduce itself, let alone sustain the planet, common decency etc. But what comes next? Thanks to the good people at PATREON for putting imagery to my words. Support the creation of more […]

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DiEM25’s online art auction: A new way of funding democratic movements and a new relationship between participatory politics and art

DiEM25 is changing the way we do politics and fund our campaigns. From our first day, we declared that we shall not be receiving money from bankers, Brussels, oligarchs and assorted vested interests – that we would struggle with whatever funding our activists could provide from their meagre resources. Today, faced with the uphill struggle of participating […]

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DiEM Voice presents HERE & NOW: A CREATIVE VISION OF EUROPE, with Brian Eno, Srećko Horvat, Danae Stratou, Bobby Gillespie, Rosemary Bechler & Yanis Varoufakis. Wednesday 10th October 2018 (7pm), Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins, London

A culture war is underway in Europe – not between the ‘anywheres’ and the ‘nowheres’, but between those who use culture to divide – by class, by race, by nation – and those who use it to connect and include. This war is not based in Parliament – but on the street, in our homes, […]

Architectural Review Arts Culture DiEM25 English Essays Political The Global Minotaur: A theory of the Global Crisis Vital Space

The Globalising Wall: How Globalisation built walls and divisions. By Y. Varoufakis & D. Stratou, in the Architectural Review

Our theme is a wall. A wall that is neither some ordinary physical structure at a specific site, nor a symbolic wall. It takes a material form in sites around the globe while transcending locations and leapfrogging whole continents as if in a strange quest to globalise itself, to infect our supposedly unifying world with […]

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At home with the Financial Times – by Bruce Clark, 11 APR 2018

Yanis Varoufakis is full of teasing paradoxes. As a radical economics guru, he expounds on the state of the world with a mixture of burning grievance and brimming, almost imperious, self-confidence. Aged 57, his personal baggage includes a keen sense of the wrongs of recent Greek history, which overshadowed his parents’ lives, and the glories […]

Adults in the Room And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book Arts Box1_ENG Culture DiEM25 English Essays Rational Conflict Talks Theatre Vital Space

SHAKING THE SUPERFLUX: Shakespeare, economics, and the possibility of justice – 6th Annual Shakespeare Rose Lecture, 19th March 2018, Rose Theatre, Kingston

Full script of my lecture at the Rose Theatre on Shakespeare: Since brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit, let me begin by stating the obvious: I am as qualified to deliver an annual Shakespeare lecture in this splendid theatre as an ant that walks in wonder on an iPhone is able to explain the mystery […]

Campaigning DiEM25 English Vital Space

Calling for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure

DECLARATION We the undersigned, call for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and encourage a dramatic increase in investments in renewable energy. We are issuing this call to action in the lead up to the climate summit hosted by President Macron in Paris this December. President Macron and other world […]

Box4_ENG English Interviews Newspapers Politics and Economics Talking to my daughter about the economy: A brief history of capitalism The Guardian Vital Space

Long, personal interview with William Leith in The Guardian on ‘Talking to my Daughter About the Economy’

Yanis Varoufakis is telling me about the birth of his daughter, Xenia. “What I felt was an immense weight of responsibility,” he says. “Absolutely blind love and the sense of focusing on one individual.” But the experience didn’t make him feel like a different person. “It didn’t change my internal constitution or the way I looked […]

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Lesbos’s Ghosts, Europe’s Disgrace – Project Syndicate op-ed, 31st October 2017

Oct 31, 2017 YANIS VAROUFAKIS ,  GEORGE TYRIKOS-ERGAS In September alone, another 2,238 refugees arrived in Lesbos, despite Turkey’s attempts to cut the flow. A camp designed for 2,000 people now “houses” three times that number, behind rows of barbed wire, in a magma of mud, refuse, and human excrement.  ATHENS – In 2015, hundreds of thousands of […]