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An accidental economist Let me begin with a confession: I am a Professor of Economics who has never really trained as an economist. But let’s take things one at a time.

Yanis Varoufakis: Thoughts for the Post-2008 World

E57: A manifesto to overthrow Europe’s oligarchy

May 9 is Europe Day. But there’s little reason to celebrate. War rages on our outskirts, while our governments evade democracy to provide weapons for it. The far-right is making gains. The cost of living is rising. Ecological disaster is around the corner. Our response? To reboot our movement. Our new manifesto, unveiled today, offers a simple but radical message: the EU will only be democratised once its oligarchy is overthrown. Today is a day to remember what Europe isn’t....

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Primo Maggio, scontri a Parigi: le barricate dei black bloc

È un Primo Maggio incandescente quello di Parigi con scontri e devastazione a una settimana dalla rielezione di Emmanuel Macron. Un gruppo di black bloc si è staccato dal corteo principale, diretto a Place de la Nation, e si è infilato in una strada secondaria, Rue du Chemin Vert. Qui i manifestanti hanno divelto le transenne di un cantiere stradale e hanno eretto barricate contro gli agenti schierati in assetto antisommossa, con scudi ed elmetti. I black bloc hanno...

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The former finance minister of Greece and co-founder of DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement, Yanis Farouvakis, talks about his journey as an accidental politician and how this outsider changed global politics, as documented in Raoul Martinez's film, IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: THE POLITICAL ODYSSEY OF YANIS VAROUFAKIS. Like, subscribe, and your thoughts in the comments. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #SupportIndieFilm #FilmmakerInterview ALL THE...

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The Heat: Ukraine admits taking heavy losses in Donetsk region

Ukraine acknowledged on Friday that it was taking heavy losses in Russia's assault in the east. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office said Russia was bombarding the front line in the eastern Donetsk region to prevent the Ukrainians from regrouping. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening quote -- "lightning-fast strikes" -- on those who want to intervene in the war.  We begin our program with Greek economist and former finance minister Yanis...

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