[pp.int.general] Cooperate with activist network DiEM'25 for more democracy in EU? (Varoufakis)

Patrick Schiffer patrick.schiffer at piratenpartei-nrw.de
Mon Jan 4 15:42:52 CET 2016

Hi Matthijs,

I've added your proposal for discussion to the agenda of the PPI Board
meeting on tuesday:

Would be nice to have a discussion there. Meeting will be at 10pm CEST.

Am 04.01.2016 um 13:59 schrieb Matthijs P:
> Dear pirates.
> I just read that Yannis Varoufakis is launching the pan-European
> activist network DiEM25 for more democracy in Europe on 9 feb 2016 in
> Berlin:
> http://www.cityam.com/231653/brace-yourselves-former-greek-finance-minister-yanis-varoufakis-is-launching-his-own-political-movement-diem-25
> I think it makes sense to look for collaboration with this activist
> network. I see a lot of similarities in the goals of DiEM25 and our
> foundation of empowerment, and goal for more democracy:
> - DiEM25 wants more democracy in Europe (which is one of our key issues too)
> - DiEM25 wants less fragmentation in Europe (which is quite comparable
> to 'Europa Grenzenlos'
> - DiEM25 / Varoufakis seem to focus on decentralization of power,
> which I think can be seen as the foundation behind our principles:
> empowerment is practically the same as empowerment (see Rick
> Falkvinge's piratewheel: https://falkvinge.net/pirate-wheel/ ) and my
> personal view on this:
> http://piratetimes.net/the-power-of-ideas-to-replace-the-idea-of-power/
> - Varoufakis is more an activist than a politician, and now explicitly
> calls DiEM25 an activist network (wich is quite comparable to 'we are
> activists running for office'
> Please let me know how you think about this.

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