DiEM25

02.12.2017

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

By Erik Edman for DiEM25 As we predicted right after the European Parliament voted not to renew glyphosate’s licence in Europe, the European Member States have now ignored all democratic voices and have decided to renew the licence of the potential carcinogenic herbicide. This decision does not… »

02.12.2017

Capitalism vs Climate change: it’s urgent to take sides

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. The Paris Agreement is a historic landmark of our times. But it is not an overstatement to argue that there are scientific or journalist reports on climate change almost daily. Despite all this media attention, the scientific debate and the political… »

09.11.2017

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

At a press conference this morning in Barcelona, DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis presented a proposal for a European response to the Catalan crisis – one which is to be discussed by our movement’s members so that DiEM25 tables a formal pan-European policy proposal on the issue of regions seeking statehood. »

08.11.2017

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

The results are in: With 72.98% turnout, members voted an overwhelming ‘YES!’ to whether DiEM25 should be able to compete in elections. This vote is the result of an immense exercise of consensus building after months of passionate internal debate, hundreds of amendments and proposals from members… »

07.11.2017

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

Nobody is surprised anymore by leaks that uncover how the world’s richest people stash their money in tax havens. In 2016 we saw the Panama Papers, and now we have a new leak: the Paradise Papers, naming the Queen of England, US president Donald… »

02.11.2017

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Two vital pillars of the DiEM25 European New Deal are poverty alleviation and heavy investment in green technologies. Though these two fields may seem unconnected, new scientific studies suggest there are solid links between them. Scientists argue that… »

24.10.2017

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

Not to be forgotten: refugees still need us

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Winter is coming and the most vulnerable populations will experience it the hardest. Especially refugees, who are essentially trapped in misnamed “hotspot” camps throughout the Greek islands, living under cruel conditions with scant medical and mental help, meagre food and other provisions and inadequate… »

23.10.2017

Czech Republic shifts to the right

Czech Republic shifts to the right

The Czech Republic held parliamentary elections last weekend. Members of our DiEM25 local group (DSC) in České Budějovice recommended a vote for the Greens and Pirates, because these parties have been broadly supportive of DiEM25’s programme and activities in the Czech Republic for a long time (the Pirates signed on… »

23.10.2017

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But last Thursday, the ENVI and LIBE Committees of the European… »

10.10.2017

Goodbye Left vs Right; Hello Humanism vs Anti-humanism!

Goodbye Left vs Right; Hello Humanism vs Anti-humanism!

Today’s political landscape is confusing, to say the least.  The old framework of left and right seems to be crumbling before our eyes.  In the USA, the suffering working class voted overwhelmingly for a multi-billionaire dedicated to cutting taxes for the rich and cutting medical cover for the poor.  In… »

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