Wednesday, 29 March , 2017

Varoufakis

‘EU is particularly good at doing a terrible job’ – Yanis...

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has described the measures taken by the EU to settle the economic crisis in Greece as a “terrible...

Varoufakis and Democracy, Left and Nationalism

DDP note: Wayne Hall, who is a friend of the Delphi Initiative and also a centrally registered member of Diem25 has addressed us the...

EU may fall apart due to failed neo-liberal policies – Noam...

The surge in right-wing and anti-establishment sentiments as a result of failed neo-liberal policies in Europe is likely to lead to collapse of the EU in “a tragic development,” prominent American linguist, scholar and activist Noam Chomsky told RT.

Greece: Disaster after the capitulation

Touted as the “first-time left,” the new Syriza-led government was portrayed as a “would-be savior” for Greece. It was further hailed as the regime that would reverse the country’s fortunes and stand up to the demands of Greece’s lenders in the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund–the trio collectively known as

Destroying Greeks, Colonizing Greece

What has gone unsaid by both the Greek and international media are the true origins and contributors to the Greek crisis. These factors include the manipulation, by Goldman Sachs, of Greece’s debt and deficit figures through a series of swaps and derivatives, hiding the true figures in circumvention of EU Maastricht criteria for admission into the Eurozone, for a tidy

DiEM debates Greece and Europe – The Aegina international meeting

Yanis Varoufakis speaks to DiEM25 Aegina, 22nd July 2016   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNfj52AVKw Question: What does DiEM 25 mean? YV:  I’ll tell you. For a start we were...

On SYRIZA and Varoufakis

By James K. Galbraith My family connections to Greece go back to the friendship between my father and Andreas Papandreou, colleagues as economics professors in...

Brexit would be the worst of all worlds, says Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis has appealed for the UK to remain in the European Union because leaving would hasten the disintegration of the 28-nation bloc. The former Greek finance minister made the call at a Guardian live debate in Westminster on Thursday night.

Imagining A New Bretton Woods

The financial meltdown of 2008 prompted calls for a global financial system that curtails trade imbalances, moderates speculative capital flows, and prevents systemic contagion. That, of course, was the goal of the original Bretton Woods system. But such a system today would be both untenable and undesirable. So, what might an alternative look like?

Why Varoufakis’ DiEM2025 is fighting the wrong fight

This text deals with strategy, but strategy cannot be seen separate from people and their histories and actions. SYRIZA has always been an uneasy...