DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats.
We believe that the European Union is disintegrating. Europeans are losing their faith in the possibility of European solutions to European problems. At the same time as faith in the EU is waning, we see a rise of misanthropy, xenophobia and toxic nationalism.
If this development is not stopped, we fear a return to the 1930s. That is why we have come together despite our diverse political traditions – Green, radical left, liberal – in order to repair the EU. The EU needs to become a realm of shared prosperity, peace and solidarity for all Europeans. We must act quickly, before the EU disintegrates.
beyond democracy ness.. and before 25.. for (blank)’s sake…
adding page this day – via Yanis
Linguist Noam Chomsky, novelist Elif Shafak, artist/musician Brian Eno, activist Zoe Gardner and fashion designer/environmental activist Vivienne Westwood are amongst those elected by DiEM25’s members to coordinate the movement’s activities.
Noam, Brian, .. Julian..
Srećko Horvat – co founder of diem25
DiEM25 Advisory Panel
Julian Assange, Renata Ávila, Walter Baier, Anthony Barnett, Franco Berardi, Boris Buden,Berardo Carboni, Nessa Childers, Cécile Duflot, Marcelo Expósito, Susan George, James K. Galbraith, Ken Loach, Jean-Michel Jarre, Katja Kipping, Caroline Lucas, John McDonnell, David McWilliams, Sandro Mezzadra, Gerardo Pisarello, Rasmus Nordqvist,Saskia Sassen, Barbara Spinelli, Danae Stratou, Marie Christine Vergiat, Slavoj Žižek.
DiEM25 Coordinating Collective
Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno, Zoe Gardner, Srećko Horvat, Lorenzo Marsili, Cristina Soler-Savini, Thomas Seibert , Elif Shafak, Igor Stokfiszewski, Yanis Varoufakis, Vivienne Westwood, Agnieszka Wiśniewska.
Why did I sign the 20/2/2015 Eurogroup agreement? What is DiEM25’s strategy for democratising Europe? yanisvaroufakis.eu/2016/10/05/why…
The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM25, is a Pan-European political movement launched in 2015 by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The movement was officially presented at a ceremonial event held on 9 February 2016 in the Volksbühne theatre in Berlin. Their movement aims to reform the European Union’s existing institutions to create a “full-fledged democracy with a sovereign Parliament respecting national self-determination and sharing power with national Parliaments, regional assemblies and municipal councils”.
The movement’s declared aim is to reinvigorate the idea of Europe as a union of people governed with democratic consent rather than what the movement fears the European Union is heading to: a superstate ruled by technocrats issuing edicts. In support of this argument they mention eight distinct aspects where governance is by compulsion rather than consent. First among these is “hit-squad inspectorates and the Troika they formed together with unelected ‘technocrats’ from other international and European institutions”. The organization cites the emerging extremist nationalism of some new political parties as well as the so-called Brexit and Grexit state departure initiatives as evidence of this impending European fracture.
In a video statement Varoufakis ceded to El País during his visit to Madrid this claim was repeated, citing the Brexit special concessions granted by the EU to the UK in February 2016 as evidence of this disintegration
.@yanisvaroufakis outlines what we can learn from Remain’s failure, + proposes a roadmap for Brexit:https://t.co/RLzxrvt800 (video, 8m35s)
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DiEM_25/status/789093754418364416oct 2016 – How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain
oct 2016 – How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain
to a people craving instant/immediate change.. we offered a worthy policy.. but a policy we needed to be in govt to implement..
it was not foolish of voters to vote for brexit.. they had reason.. lesson: unless we back up our views w/surge throughout country.. the people will turn to those who offer them realistic change now.. even if it is the wrong kind of change..
80% of people are taking to cleaners 95% of time by 20%
we can check out anytime.. but leaving is an utter mess
we must not turn against those who turned their back on us..
we should accept our responsibility for failure.. and convince them we can change..
Noam in Barcelone nov 2016
reach beyond events right before our eyes.. which are shattering enough.. more than 4 000 drowned in med this yr
beyond crises of immigration.. ‘the fate of the hapless which we are exterminating’
contemporary scholarship is just beginning to portray the implications of the slave system.. horrifying
lofty values of western civ still being upheld..
us was known as haven for european immigrants.. even w/in favored europe problems arose from beginning… first barrier was 1924 till 65.. consequences were dire particularly for jews.. 1938 – avion conf was a failed effort.. to deal with plights of jews.. the one enthusiast was hitler: ‘the world which has such deep hope for these criminals.. can convert to practical aid’… only dominican republic and costa rica were to offer help.. green light for genocide.. even after war when holocaust survivors still living in concentration camps.. no longer any question about hideous crimes.. the barriers were maintained.. tells us something about the western values that are coming to the fore again today..
one exception… by poorest countries is turkey..
part of motive for brexit seems to be to make record even worse..
we should never overlook fact that immigration crises today was a textbook ie of criminal aggression w/o any credible pretext..
west could do well to listen to Jackson: we must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow..
ones caused it doing least.. ones who didn’t doing most.. to take care of people
gen attitude of western civ toward this history.. revealed in global planning at end of ww2.. careful plans laid how to org the world.. kissinger: ‘europe and others focus on regional.. while us will manage overall framework of order..’
pope: migrants in severe danger.. we should be devoting ourselves to remedying their plight.. in all many ways we can.. & reflecting on ..physician.. heal thyself..
remarkable comment on the media.. that they don’t comment on what trump ness is headed for.. calling for destruction of the species… he is calling for reducing tensions of russia and china which is huge (& clinton not doing)
when i asked how 50% in us could be for trump.. he answers.. look closer.. and tells of other places falling for demise.. back to us.. part is racism.. neoliberal programs cast aside large numbers of peoples.. ie: benefits/hopes decline.. one result has been contempt for institutions.. and collapse of centrous political parties.. not hard to find sources of these developments.. very serious.. facing very serious crises.. ie: immigrants.. global warming..
how can this be happening.. human species now facing questions never faced before.. on survival.. nothing said about it.. what does that tell you about the organ of info & analysis
the bernie sanders phenom was a very significant development.. for first time candidate came out ..almost unknown.. no corp funding.. no rich people funding.. developed quickly a mass/popular/young following..corbyn phenom in england.. somewhat similar..and these can last.. that’s the hope of the future.. very much alive
actions: 1\ some very easy for rich societies.. ie: if lebanon can accept to point where 40% are immigrants.. 2\ give vastly more humanitarian aid.. a small fraction of wealth of rich countries would suffice.. 3\ look at sources of crises.. and ask.. a\ how are we responsible b\ what can we do to ameliorate them..
reflexive action of west.. is to smash with violence..
let’s model.. a nother way..
Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) tweeted at 3:02 PM on Sun, Jan 22, 2017:
Join @DiEM25_UK launch with BRIAN ENO, YANIS VAROUFAKIS, ELIF SHAFAK & SRECKO HORVAT this Saturday: Conway Hall 10am https://t.co/1CCTnO6Kx1
Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) tweeted at 3:49 AM on Tue, Mar 21, 2017:
if there is something somewhere that is unacceptable.. there has to be a moral responsibility that someone somewhere does not accept it – Rui Tavares @ruitavares
mar 25 2017 – launch european new deal in rome
instigating utopia every day’ – Michael Hardt as the day rev of everyday life
go deeper: humanize ….
‘remove the barriers that hinder the development of the human person’ – Pascal Durand @PDurandOfficiel
‘we must come up with immediate answers..
leap ..for (blank)’s sake…..
”we are not the citizens.. we are the inhabitants.. people at center’ – .’ – from Croatia
‘the power of the political/economic elites are spiraling out of control’ – Senia from Belgrade
‘if you’ve made the mistake of bombing a city maybe you shouldn’t carry on your political career’ – @DiEM_25
‘we are not the citizens.. we are the inhabitants.. people at center’ – – from Naples
‘so many young people who seize abandon spaces and regenerate them..we believe this is the real popular wealth’ –
‘we have to come up with a common language/policy’ – #diem25
‘no use to talk about sovereignty in a globalized world’ – #DiEM25
‘need to come together..no hate’- #
‘when understand interconnectedness..makes you more afraid of hating than of dying’-B Thurman
‘let’s write that constitution’ – #DiEM25
‘our task is to see how can we change this course’ – #DiEM25
‘diff ways of being engaged.. liberation from the policies of posterity/austerity’ – #DiEM25
‘cross out the bits you don’t like’ – @yanisvaroufakis #diem25
gupta roadblock law: disengage from irrelevant s
‘let’s find a way to render the darkness in each of our souls’ – @yanisvaroufakis #DiEM25
a nother way
DiEM25 (@DiEM_25) tweeted at 4:40 AM – 20 Jun 2017 :
The Establishment said “There Is No Alternative”. So we built one, +it’s available right now. Our European New Deal: https://t.co/SXvxvhR9w6https://t.co/6sOYxPhxNE (http://twitter.com/DiEM_25/status/877113832635760641?s=17)
Marc J. Almagro (@MarcJAlmagro) tweeted at 4:00 AM – 26 Aug 2017 :
Congratulations to @DiEM25’s new coordinators!
Let’s make our movement stronger and advance on our journey to democratise #Europe! https://t.co/kJhAhnqmv6 (http://twitter.com/MarcJAlmagro/status/901383741163143168?s=17)
DiEM25 (@DiEM_25) tweeted at 4:31 AM – 28 Sep 2017 :
DiEM25’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city.
Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) tweeted at 5:46 AM – 2 Apr 2018 :
The Manifesto of MeRA25 (@mera25_gr) is also available in English https://t.co/oHIuPVxlQS (http://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis/status/980773370441687041?s=17)
the new party set up by DiEM25 in Greece to revive the spirit of the Greek Spring
Nothing threatens a country, a people, more than the sense that there is no alternative to a path leading nowhere..t
leading nowhere: path w/money as os
any path that includes money is wasting/compromising so much of our energy
alt: as it could be
‘Mera’, after all, means ‘day’ or, in Latin, ‘diem’ and, thus, MeRA25 symbolises the links with DiEM25 and our new party’s Europeanist Internationalism.
all 7 urgent policies have to do w money.. can we imagine deeper..? ie: short bp
DiEM25 (@DiEM_25) tweeted at 4:37 AM – 13 Jun 2018 :
“The most toxic belief that has spread all over #Europe is that there is no alternative. In this environment the only alternative that appeals to people is blowing up #Europe and attacking civilised values, like #Salvini does”
But there is an alternative! #EuropeanSpring #EU https://t.co/I0eJG51d3n (http://twitter.com/DiEM_25/status/1006848035010248704?s=17)