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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

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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 in the European Parliament elections across Europe, we proudly inaugurate a second source of funding: Our online fundraising art auction made possible by the donation of splendid works by remarkable artists we are lucky to count amongst DiEM25’s friends, comrades and supporters – e.g. our very own Brian Eno, Alfonso Cuaron, Costa Varotsos, Hito Steyerl and

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