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DiEM25 unveils its ‘European New Deal: An economic agenda for European Recovery’

To mark its first anniversary DiEM25 has today published a summary of its White Paper entitled ‘European New Deal: An economic agenda for European Recovery’. The full White Paper will be launched on the 25th March 2017 in Rome, in the context of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Click here for a pdf.

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DiEM25-UK: Organisational launch meeting at Conway Hall, London

by Andrew J. Brown On Saturday morning, January 28, 2017, at Conway Hall in Central London, long an important place for radical religious, philosophical, social and political thinking in the UK, DiEM25 held its UK organisational launch. Like all DiEM25 gatherings, more than half of the meeting was made up of conversations involving those attending. To set the scene and introduce some important initial ideas, the morning began with brief contributions from Brian Eno, Elif Şafak, Agnieszka...

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The West needs a New Deal – BBC2 Newsnight

[embedded content] This video, prepared by and for BBC Newsnight, foreshadows DiEM25’s European New Deal – which will be made available in full during February. The script follows: Having dismissed their poverty as a personality defect and their zero hour contracts as efficiency improvements, the Deep Establishment now looks on in despair as a Nationalist International triumphs. Two are its handmaidens: Involuntary under-employment – the bitter price of austerity And involuntary migration...

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The Establishment is in denial – interviewed by der Freitag (English text)

For der Freitag’s site click here. To read my original English answers… Mr Varoufakis, the current unemployment rate in the Eurozone is at 9,8%, the lowest since July 2009. One could get the impression things are getting better… It is, I grant you, still perfectly possible for those who wish to remain in denial to read the data in a manner that allows them to remain in denial – to their own detriment and to the detriment of Europe. But for those who want the unembellished truth, the...

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Brian Eno’s message for this Saturday’s Conway Hall DiEM25 UK launch meeting. Join us!

This Saturday (28/1, 10am), Conway Hall, London, Brian Eno, myself and others will launch DiEM25 UK. Join us in a three hour event to discuss taking our countries back on the basis of a progressive agenda. Here is a teaser of what Brian wants to talk about. 2016-2017 by Brian Eno The consensus among most of my friends seems to be that 2016 was a terrible year, and the beginning of a long decline into something we don’t even want to imagine. 2016 was indeed a pretty rough year, but I wonder...

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A New Deal to Save Europe – Project Syndicate op-ed

LONDON – “I don’t care about what it will cost. We took our country back!” This is the proud message heard throughout England since the Brexit referendum last June. And it is a demand that is resonating across the continent. Until recently, any proposal to “save” Europe was regarded sympathetically, albeit with skepticism about its feasibility. Today, the skepticism is about whether Europe is worth saving. [To continue reading click here.]

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Join DiEM25’s UK launch this coming Saturday, 28/1, Conway Hall London

Introductory speeches by Brian Eno, Yanis Varoufakis, Elif Shafak, Srecko Horvat & Agnieszka Wiśniewska. To be followed by a two hour interactive meeting for the purposes of establishing DiEM25 UK as a movement in every British city and town. Our purpose? To harness the discontent that surfaced during 2016 in order to make 2017 the year when progressive politics returns to Britain. JOIN US! SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 2017, 10.00am at CONWAY HALL 2016 was the year of Brexit – the year when...

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Congratulations Benoit Hamon!

On 9th January 2017 I had the pleasure of linking up with Benoit Hamon in Paris, to discuss with him DiEM25’s Progressive Agenda for Europe and, in particular, our policy of constructive disobedience.  See below for a report of that meeting. It is with great pleasure that I heard the news that Benoit has just won the first round of the Socialist Primaries. Congratulations Benoit! The following is a re-post from DiEM25’s site – click here – … PARIS (FRANCE).- “We do not have to accept...

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