Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pan-European Progressive Movement: "An alternative to prevailing authoritarianism and austerity."

Dear Mr. Varoufakis,

When you're finished reforming Europe, could you drop by New Albany?

You need to meet our "democratic" mayor, Jeff Gahan. He alone embodies enough source material for a Pulitzer.



Greece's Varoufakis to Launch Pan-European Progressive Movement, by Lauren McCauley (Common Dreams)

Hoping to show Europeans they have an alternative to the prevailing system of "authoritarianism" and austerity, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced a new cross-continent movement with a "simple, common agenda:" To democratize Europe.

The movement, known as the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (or DiEM 25), will be launched on February 9 at Berlin's Volksbühne theater.

Varoufakis, who first revealed the plan late last month in an interview with L'Espresso, said that he is hopeful this "activist movement" will connect progressives across the continent and enable them to take back power from the ruling elite and what he described as the "shadowy world of bureaucrats, bankers, and unelected officialdom."

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