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10.02.2016

I’m starting to hate the EU. But I will vote to stay in

I’m starting to hate the EU. But I will vote to stay in

On jobs, health and wildlife, the European Union is often all that stands between us and unfettered corporate power By George Monbiot for The Guardian By instinct, like many on the left, I am a European. I recognise that many issues – perhaps most – can no longer… »

07.02.2016

Interview with Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Became “Yes”

Interview with Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Became “Yes”

In this interview with Yanis Varoufakis hosted by the Real News Network and translated by acTVism Munich, Yanis Varoufakis talks about his time as the finance minister of Greece and the launch of his new movement called Democracy in Europe 25 (DiEM25) scheduled for… »

01.02.2016

Capitalism will eat Democracy – unless we speak up

Capitalism will eat Democracy – unless we speak up

By Yanis Veroufakis for TED Democracy. In the West, we make a colossal mistake taking it for granted. We see democracy not as the most fragile of flowers that it really is, but we see it as part of our society’s furniture. We tend to think of it as… »

27.12.2015

Chomsky on the Dangers facing Humanity in the 21st Century

Chomsky on the Dangers facing Humanity in the 21st Century

ENGLISH Mini-Video: Noam Chomsky on Environmental Dangers, Nuclear war, Neo-Liberal Assault on Democracy & U.S Terrorism “There is a global terrorism campaign, far beyond any other. It’s Obama’s drone campaign. That’s a terrorist campaign of a scale that has never existed in the past. This campaign is formally,… »

18.12.2015

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Non-Violence go hand-in-hand, or should. In a true democracy there would be no violence and that is the strongest indicator of its presence. Conversely, in situations, whether political or other, non-violence is apparent when everything is running smoothly and political groups and cultural groups are living and working… »

17.12.2015

Of Democracy and Climate – Two Lessons from Paris

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 17 December 2015 In the space of just a few days, two fundamental lessons have come from Paris for the world about democracy and climate. The media have been dealing with them as separate issues, but they… »

20.11.2015

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

With the title “Women advancing democracy” five Nobel Peace laureates took part in a panel at the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Barcelona: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Prof. Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams together with a representative from the UN, Cristina Gallach. The Yemeni, Tawakkol… »

10.11.2015

Re-imagine Democracy – Towards a Citizen’s Convention on the Constitution

Re-imagine Democracy – Towards a Citizen’s Convention on the Constitution

Jointly called by Assemblies for Democracy and Occupy Democracy at the Runnymede Festival for Democracy on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 10:45 to 16:30 Waterloo Action Centre Baylis Road, SE1 7AA with John McDonnell MP, Labour shadow chancellor… »

21.09.2015

The leading players in the Greek elections

The leading players in the Greek elections

The Greek people were asked yesterday to vote once more with the issue at stake being which political party or coalition can better implement the 3rd Memorandum. When we say better we mean the most painless possible way, if and where this can be done. On Sunday the electorate considered… »

06.07.2015

Greek Finance minister resigns “wearing the creditors’ loathing with pride”

Greek Finance minister resigns “wearing the creditors’ loathing with pride”

This morning Yanis Varoufakis announced on his blog that he would be “Minister No More”. The short text explained that: “Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings;… »

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