Bernie Sanders e Yanis Varoufakis apelam aos progressitas que se unam contra a Internacional Nacionalista de Trump!

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O Senator Bernie Sanders, que concorreu como candidato à presidência dos Estados Unidos e Yanis Varoufakis, o co-fundador do DiEM25, apelam hoje a todos os progressistas para formar um movimento internacional para combater o autoritarismo representado por Donald Trump.

Durante a primeira de uma série de conversas publicadas no jornal The Guardian, ambos discutiram a necessidade urgente de criar um movimento “Progressista International” que junte todos os povos do mundo à volta de um futuro de prosperidade, segurança e dignidade para todos.

Enquanro que os ricos ficam mais ricos, as populações trabalham mais horas com salários que não aumentam e temem pelo futuro dos filhos”, disse Sanders. “Autoritarismo que explora estas ansiedades económicas e cria bodes expiatórios que colocam um grupo de pessoas contra outro grupo de pessoas.”

Varoufakis disse: “A nossa era vai ser recordada como marcha triunfal do Internacional Nacionalismo que brotou da sarjeta do capitalismo financeiro. Se depois será recordada também a reacção humanista bem sucecida a este fenómeno vai depender da vontade dos progressistas dos Estados Unidos, da União Europeia, do Reino Unido, México, Índia e África do Sul para construir um movimento progressita global”.

Como primeiro passo, Varoufakis pediu a criação de um conselho que elaborará um enquadramento para um New Deal Internacional, um “novo Bretton Woods progressista”.

Yanis Varoufakis está correctíssimo.” Sanders sublinhou na sua resposta. “Numa altura de desigulaldade de rendimentos, oligarquia e militarismo, precisamos de um movimento internacional que faça frente a estas ameaças.”

Sanders disse também que “a solução passa, como disse Varoufakis, por criar uma agenda progressista internacional que una os trabalhadores e mostre um futuro próspero, seguro e digno para todos. O destino do mundo depende desta visão. Avancemos juntos e já!”.

Lê a conversa toda aqui (Bernie Sanders) e aqui (Yanis Varoufakis).

No DiEM25 estamos a trabalhar desde 2016 para se o primeiro movimento pan-europeu de bases, financiado por pessoas como tu. Juntámos dezenas de milhares de pessoas à volta de uma agenda humanista e progressista para lutar contra o “status quo” e reconstruir o projecto europeu. No início deste ano criámos a Primavera Europeia, uma coligação de partidos políticos progressistas que vão participar nas eleições de Maio de 2019 e mudar radicalmente a UE através dos cidadãos.

Agora estamos a tentar juntar um aliança progressista global a pedido de Varoufakis e Sanders que +e vital para combater a extrema-direita. Convidamos todas as forças políticas de toda a Europa e do mundo a juntar-se a nós!

Juntos vamos mostrar como se combate a agenda Internacional Nacionalista do género de Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini e outros xenófobos. Vamos eleger candidatos que nos representem a todos – como Bernie Sanders disse, “em todos os continentes e em todos os países”.

Vítor, precisamos da tua ajuda para o fazer. Podes ajudar de várias maneiras:

  • Se ainda não és membro do DiEM25, junta-te a nós! É rápido e podes começar logo a participar nos nossos procedimentos democráticos:
  • MeRA25, a ala eleitoral do DiEM25 na Grécia, apresentou o rascunho do seu programa político em Thessaloniki. Vota aqui!
  • O nosso partido político alemão está a preparar-se para eleger o seu conselho diretivo. Se queres coordenar as nossas campanhas na Alemanha, candidata-te aqui
  • DiEM25 – Itália está a apelar aos memborso do DiEM25 para se juntarem aos seus orgãos de coordenação. Candidata-te aqui
  • Apoia a Primavera Europeia regista-te no nosso site onde escontrarás maneiras de promover a nossa agenda comum e participar nela
  • Vai ser preciso trabalhar em conjunto com os nossos candidatos para derrotar a Internacional Nacionalista e tornar as mudanças que queremos fazer realidade. Contacta-nos e avisa-nos se queres ajudar.
  • Ao contrário do “status quo”, o DiEM25 rejeita o financiamento institucional e de empresas. Isto quer dizer que respondemos apenas perante a tua pessoa, que partilha os nossos ideais e objetivos. As tuas contribuições não importa quão pequenas, são de grande importânciaPodes doar aqui.

A nossa luta é uma luta pelos direitos humanos, pelo ambiente, pela justiça social mas também pela sobrevivência. A nossa luta serve para combater as ideologias tóxicas e os horrores que enfrentámos à menos de um século. É uma luta que podemos ganhar — juntos.

Carpe DiEM!

Luis Martín   >>   Coordenador de Comunicações do DiEM25

Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis call on progressives to unite against Trump’s Nationalist International

Senator Bernie Sanders, the former US presidential candidate, and Yanis Varoufakis, co-founder of DiEM25, are calling on progressives worldwide to form an international movement to combat the rise of authoritarianism represented by Donald Trump.

In the first of a series of exchanges published in The Guardian, the pair described the urgent need for a ‘Progressive International’ that can bring together people across the globe around a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all.

“While the very rich get much richer, people all over the globe are working longer hours for stagnating wages, and fear for their children’s future,” said Sanders. “Authoritarians exploit these economic anxieties, creating scapegoats which pit one group against another.”

Varoufakis said: “Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of a Nationalist International that sprang out of the cesspool of financialised capitalism. Whether it will also be remembered for a successful humanist challenge to this menace depends on the willingness of progressives in the US, the EU, the UK as well as countries like Mexico, India and South Africa, to forge a coherent Progressive International.”

As a first step, Varoufakis called for the creation of a common council that draws out a blueprint for an International New Deal, a “progressive New Bretton Woods”.

“Yanis Varoufakis is exactly right,” Sanders underscored in his reply. “At a time of massive global wealth and income inequality, oligarchy, rising authoritarianism and militarism, we need a progressive international movement to counter these threats.”

Sanders went on to argue that, “the solution, as Varoufakis points out, is an international progressive agenda that brings working people together around a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all people. The fate of the world is at stake. Let us go forward together now!”

Read the complete exchange here (Bernie Sanders) and here (Yanis Varoufakis).

At DiEM25 we have been working hard since 2016 to make our stand as the first pan-European grassroots movement, powered and funded by people like you. We have brought together tens of thousands of people around a humanist, progressive agenda that can take the fight to the failing Establishment and repair and rebuild our common European project. Earlier this year, we began assembling European Spring, a coalition of progressive political parties from across the continent to compete in the May 2019 European elections and stage a citizen take-over of the EU.

And now, we are playing a key role in bringing together the global progressive alliance that Varoufakis and Sanders are calling for and that is so desperately needed to counter the rise of the hard right. We invite all like-minded political forces in every corner of Europe and beyond to join in!

Together we must send an unmistakable message that the way to beat the Nationalist International agenda of the likes of Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini and the other xenophobes around the world is by running on progressive policies and electing candidates who will represent all of us – as Bernie Sanders says, “on every continent and in every country”.

But, we need your help to do it. Here’s how:

  • If you are not yet a member of DiEM25, ! It will only take a few seconds for you to start making a difference, like taking part in our current bids to take over the European institutions, such as:

– – This morning, MeRA25, DiEM25’s electoral wing in Greece, presented its political programme’s draft in Thessaloniki. Go ahead and vote it in!

– – Our German political party is getting ready to elect its board. If you want to coordinate our campaign efforts in Germany, please submit your candidacy here

– – DiEM25 – Italia is calling DiEMers to step up and join its party coordination and assembly bodies. Present your candidacy here

– – Support our European Spring partners by registering in our common site, where you’ll find ways to promote our common policy agenda and campaign for it

  • It’s going to take every one of us working together supporting progressive candidates across the world, to defeat the Nationalist International and bring the change we want to see in our planet. No matter where in the world you live, and let us know you are ready to get hands-on and volunteer.
  • Unlike our Establishment opponents and incumbents, DiEM25 rejects corporate and institutional funding. This means we are beholden only to you and the principles and ideals we share.

Ours is a struggle not just about human rights, care for our global environment, social justice and progressive values, but also about survival. Our struggle is about combating the rise of the toxic ideologies and horrors we faced less than a century ago. And it is a struggle we can win — together.

Carpe DiEM25!

Luis Martín  >>  DiEM25 Communications Coordinator

Le mouvement illusoire de Bernie Sanders | par Chris Hedges

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Article original publié en anglais sur le site de truthdig.com, le 14 février 2016.
Christopher Lynn Hedges (né le 18 septembre 1956 à Saint-Johnsbury, au Vermont) est un journaliste et auteur américain. Récipiendaire d’un prix Pulitzer, Chris Hedges fut correspondant de guerre pour le New York Times pendant 15 ans. Reconnu pour ses articles d’analyse sociale et politique de la situation américaine, ses écrits paraissent maintenant dans la presse indépendante, dont Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, Mother Jones et The Nation. Il a également enseigné aux universités Columbia et Princeton. Il est éditorialiste du lundi pour le site Truthdig.com.

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Bernie Sanders, qui s’est attiré la sympathie de nombreux jeunes universitaires blancs, dans sa candidature à la présidence, prétend créer un mouvement et promet une révolution politique. Cette rhétorique n’est qu’une version mise à jour du « changement » promis en 2008 par la campagne de Barack Obama, et avant cela par la Coalition National Rainbow de Jesse Jackson. De telles campagnes électorales démocratiques, au mieux, élèvent la conscience politique. Mais elles n’engendrent ni mouvements ni révolutions. La campagne de Sanders ne sera pas différente.

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Bernie Sanders on Basic Income

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On the Record: Bernie Sanders on Basic Income

There’s an increasing number of people asking Bernie Sanders if he supports the idea of universal basic income. You may be surprised to learn that he has in fact directly responded to these questions on multiple occasions, once even to a question posed to him myself.

This first exchange took place during his Reddit AMA on December 16, 2013:

Scott Santens: First of all, thank you for taking the time to do this IAMA, Senator Sanders.

Back in May of this year, you asked the question of us, “What Can We Learn From Denmark?”, and in that piece you mentioned their basic income guarantee. I’m sure you are also familiar, (though many reading this might not be), that we did actually pass a basic income guarantee of our own that passed the House but died in the Senate in 1970, back when we as a country thought poverty was systemic and not the fault of individuals.

Now in 2013, especially within the past few months since Switzerland made headlines with their gathering the necessary signatures required to vote on the implementation there of their own monthly income for all Swiss citizens regardless of employment, there have been a flurry of articles, from both the rightand the left, discussing the implementation of a truly unconditional basic income (UBI) here in the U.S. as well.

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