In this exclusive Zain Raza interview with philosopher, author, activist and co-founder of the Democracy in Europe 2025 (DiEM25), Srećko Horvat, we talk about the case of Julian Assange. Furthermore we talk in-depth about DiEM25 – how it has evolved since its launch in 2016 and the challenges it has encountered internally along its journey.
Robert Pollin, Michael Lighty
New study shows Medicare for All would save US $5.1 trillion over ten years.
“Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America’s bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system.”
Watch the full discussion of the new paper between Pollin and Lighty at The Sanders Institute Gathering below:
As Trump begins the demolition of the regulatory state, we start to see how hollow many of Gang Green’s alleged environmental victories of the past—from coal mining and air quality regulations to endangered species protections and new national monuments—really are. They are being wiped out with a slash of the pen.
As the archdruid David Brower used to say: “When we win, it’s only a stay of execution, when they win it’s forever. Thus we must be eternally vigilant.” These days the corporate environmental movement is vigilant about only one thing: claiming fake victories in their sustained barrage of fund-raising appeals.
The antidote is action.
Trump administration set to OK seismic blasting for oil and gas in Atlantic that will threaten marine wildlife and fisheries. This move puts the administration’s fossil fuel agenda above marine wildlife and fisheries.
“This is a license for private, for-profit companies to maim and even kill fragile marine life,” says Michael Jasny, director of NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project. “And it’s the first step in exploiting the ocean treasures we all own—all in a reckless quest for more fossil fuels that speed up climate change.”
Earlier this afternoon a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 12 kilometers deep outside of Anchorage, Alaska. Early reports indicate no significant injuries, but damage reports are slowly trickling in, and some of them are quite significant. Aftershocks registering as high as 5.8 on the richter scale have also been reported and tsunami warnings remain in effect up and down the southern Alaskan shoreline.
by Yanis Varoufakis
“This is a time for Europeans to be bold, courageous, and prepared to do what our forebears failed to accomplish in the 1930s: to press transnational democratic politics into the service of progressive Europeanism”
The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, DiEM25, has already formulated such an agenda, a Green New Deal for Europe, and has formed such a transnational electoral formation, the European Spring. In May 2019, when the European Parliament election takes place, the European Spring will contest them via the national parties we have established, or allied with, across the continent …