Yanis Varoufakis

Varoufakis in Aggressive Defense of Assange (video)

At one o’clock in the afternoon, Tuesday, October 27, the Secretary-General of MERA25 attended via video-link (a meeting with) the Special Investigations Unit for International Judicial Assistance to assist the Spanish authorities as a witness for the prosecution in the…

#FREEASSANGE: Video Testimony from Yanis Varoufakis

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing up to 175 years in prison for publishing truthful information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States has hit Assange with an unprecedented Espionage Act indictment and asked that he be…

The Belmarsh Tribunal put the US on trial for crimes revealed by Assange

As we await the verdict of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, the struggle for his liberation continues. Too often we hear that protests do not succeed. That resistance does not achieve results. With press freedom on trial, the stakes are too…

Why Bitcoin Is Not a Socialist’s Ally – Reply to Ben Arc

By Yanis Varoufakis* On 15th July, Ben Arc published in Bitcoin Magazine an open letter addressed to me in a bid to convince me that I should re-assess my rejection of Bitcoin as a force for good; as a bulwark…

While EU leaders squabble, the Elephant in the Room remains unnoticed

By Yanis Varoufakis* While the media are reporting the news of the deadlocked EU Summit negotiations over the so-called ‘Recovery Fund’, an eerie silence prevails regarding the Elephant in the Room: The huge wave of austerity the Eurozone is sleepwalking…

DiEM25 presents 3-point plan for dealing with COVID-19 depression

DiEM25’s 3-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic Step 1: Issue €1 trillion in ECB-Eurobonds Step 2: Inject a €2000 European Solidarity Cash Payment Step 3: Introduce a European Green Recovery & Investment Program Introduction: Lives, Livelihoods and the Union on…

Thomas Piketty vs. Yanis Varoufakis

By Howard Richards Certainly, we all should be grateful to Thomas Piketty and Yanis Varoufakis. Nobody has worked harder or more intelligently for the common good. But gratitude does not entail agreement. That a lot of hard work and brain…

Progressive International: Varoufakis & Sanders launch new global movement against far right

The far right is rising in Europe, most recently in Spain, where the anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox party won multiple seats in a regional parliamentary election in Andalusia on Sunday. It was the first successful election for the far right in…

Staunch EU critic Yanis Varoufakis to run in European election — in Germany

The ex-Greek finance minister, who opposed deep austerity imposed by Brussels and Berlin, is to stand in the European elections next year. Announcing the run, Varoufakis said it was time for a European Spring. Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has…

“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…

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