Last Month in DiEM25: February 2021

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Last month: 

As the G20 met to discuss the global economic recovery, the Progressive International’s Debt Justice group called for a radical break with extraction and austerity — and proposed a new system in its place.

Yanis Varoufakis made a statement in support of Ken Loach amidst accusations of antisemitism.

The movement’s arts and culture platform DiEM Voice was officially relaunched, with an open call on the theme of Julian Assange and his liberation. Find out more and submit your work here!

On 22 February, the Progressive International released an open letter denouncing the attack on Ecuador’s democracy.

We launched a new season of DiEMTV with News from the Frontline, Faces of DiEM25 as well as a new series DiEM Voice TV focusing on arts and culture! See the episodes we covered this month here!

Our Campaign Accelerator project had a second open call. This project offers a chance for all DiEM25 members to put local issues that they care about on the map… and develop small campaigns to fix them! Read more about the project here.

Our Green New Deal for Europe team has established regular bi-weekly meetings, every other Thursday at 6PM CET. Join our next one!

The GNDE with the Club of Rome also held an important webinar to spread the message that our Planet is on the ice!

The GNDE and the Taskforce for Feminism, Diversity and Disabilities held a webinar on indigenous rights and leadership 26 of February.

People’s Gatherings offers our grassroots members the tools to discuss the issues relevant to their communities. Become a Gatherings organiser today and play your part in shaping our national political programmes! Download the questionnaires ad People’s Gathering Pack on the page to host your own Gathering, and attend our biweekly open call if you need advice!

The Rentvolution! campaign led by our members across Europe continues on! This is an urgent matter due to the second wave of lockdowns spreading throughout Europe, and the continued precarious nature of many peoples’ work.

Most importantly DiEM25 celebrated the 5 year anniversary of the movement on 9 February! Read about all that the movement has achieved in the last five years, re-watch our celebration event and watch the documentary premiered on that occasion!

Internal Actions

The DiEM25 Members Area saw major updates, including much-improved group pages and a DiEM25 Feed that collects the activities of all local, national and international groups — new articles, videos, events, discussions, opinions and so on. If you want to know what is happening in DiEM25, check out the DiEM25 Feed!

DiEM25 has a Conflict Mediation System (CMS). The CMS team provides a voluntary, confidential, and impartial process to members of DiEM25 to navigate conflicts they may experience in their activism. Find out more here!

We started creating Provisional National Collectives (PNC) for countries that did not meet the eligibility criteria for National Collective elections. The list for the PNC Italy is currently voted upon with an All Member Vote. Candidacies for Greece, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey and the Czech Republic are still open, but should happen as fast as possible via [email protected].

Monthly coordination calls are being organised by the CC with members from all corners of Europe! During these calls we focus on the two big pan-European initiatives of the CC, namely the Campaign Accelerator and the Peoples’ Gatherings.

Here is the schedule for the calls, we hope to see you in one of them, soon (please keep the days in mind, as these calls will recur first and second Wednesday of each month, using the same link):

Register for your call through our calendar!

We are continuing to build our People’s Gatherings project! Want to help as a volunteer? We would love for you to send us your feedback about these countries using this form, so we can start developing the Peoples’ Gatherings project in these countries too!

This Month in DiEM25: March!

People’s Gatherings events are happening throughout the month to tackle issues in Serbia, Belgium and the UK. Join the conversation and register for the events here!

DiEM Voice is still taking submissions for our open call! The deadline to feature in the exhibition launch “Raise your voice for Assange” is 15 March, by 5 PM CET. Find more information here.

The Green New Deal for Europe campaign is restructuring and taking up speed again. With the new strategy, actions and goals we are heading towards a just and sustainable Europe! We need you to get involved, so reach out to us at [email protected]!

The Green New Deal for Europe is doing a re-lunch campaign, and will also take part in the Digital Global Climate Strike with the pressuring tweet-storm. So keep a close eye on the GNDE Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts!

If you wish to send a point to be included in the next newsletter, or want to help to draft it, please contact us at [email protected].

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