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At the Edinburgh Festival, in conversation with Jeremy Corbyn on reviving socialism, with Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot) on despotism, and with Shami Chakrabarti on liberty

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In 2018, the good people behind the Edinburgh Festival kindly invited me to host a series of discussions under the title KILLING DEMOCRACY? My remit was: Further to explore the question of whether the current form of financialised capitalism is devouring democracy, reflecting on my work with the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25). In a series of four events I tried to explore the ways in which the demos can be put back into our democracies. My first event took place on Saturday 18 August, 13:30 – 14:30, at the Baillie Gifford Main Theatre where I was joined with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina to discuss the different varieties of totalitarianism that we are currently threatened with, her fight for free

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