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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Democracy In Europe Movement (DiEM25) - May 25 in Berlin


With Yanis Varoufakis, Srećko Horvat, Katja Kipping, Saskia Sassen, Guillaume Long i.a.

On February 9, 2016 the Democracy In Europe Movement (DiEM25) was launched (https://diem25.org/events/?page_id=1430) at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Since then, the predictions on the disintegrating course of our Union have unfortunately come true: Brexit, the rise of nationalism, a more divided Eurozone at an advanced stage of disintegration, and an EU drifting towards failure and authoritarianism.

Juncker, Merkel et al, unable and unwilling to put forward a progressive agenda for Europe that would stop it bleeding, have resigned themselves to this disintegration, proposing inane ideas like ‘multiple speeds;’ and ‘variable geometries’. And some progressives are even suggesting that Europe’s disintegration be allowed to take its course, with the return of all powers to the nation state.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.

DiEM25 takes a different view. Last March, at the launch of the progressive, internationalist socio-economic agenda, the European New Deal (http://diem25.org/end) , DiEM25 answered the question: What should we do to stabilise our Union and save it?

On May 25, DiEM25 will return to the Volksbühne to answer another, vital, question: How are we going to make it happen?

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By choice, DiEM25 has no corporate ‘sponsors’, no ‘commitments’ to anyone except to the idea that Europe will either be democratised or it will disintegrate. DiEM25 is funded solely by its members.

So that everyone can understand each other at our May 25 event at the Volksbühne, we need simultaneous translation. That means hiring professional translators and equipment. The modest entry fee for the event (8 EUR) is a contribution to the movement – ahead of the event, there will published a breakdown of the event’s costs and how this contribution will be used.

Join DiEM25! There is still time to act and each participation is essential to our common struggle.

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