The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM25, is a pan-European political movement founded in 2016 by a group of Europeans, including former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat. It aims to democratise the EU before it disintegrates.
The following is from their ABOUT US page.
Europe will be democratised, once the oligarchy is overthrown!
Europe is ruled by oligarchs. They own the apartments we live in, the banks that keep our money, the vaccines that save our lives, the apps we need to work, the data these apps collect about us, the oil and gas that heat up our planet – and, more importantly, they own the politicians that were supposed to defend us against them. They are the result of a terrible system in which the rich are allowed to do whatever they like, while common people pay for when “whatever they like” doesn’t work out.
They pretend to care about democracy, but behind the scenes they use all their power and influence to make sure you have no say in how they do things. The nightmare of all oligarchs is real democracy.
There is only one way to break with this: a democratic revolution!
We can defeat them, and we will not stop until our vision of a deep democracy spreads into the corporate system, our economy, our local councils, our parliaments and all our institutions.
The day is ours. Join us in that fight.
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