Capitalism and the escape to the commons

Author: Mieke van Hemert “Before capitalism will go to hell … it will for the foreseeable future hang in limbo, dead or about to die from an overdose of itself but still very much around, as nobody will have the power to move its decaying body out of the way”[i]. In the introduction of How will capitalism end?, Wolfgang Streeck

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Answer to “Democracy and its possible downsides”

Author: Alberto Miranda Bedate Recently, Ricardo Castanha posted an article which deliberates about the possible problems of Democracy inside a political movement like DiEM25. Alberto Miranda Bedate responds to this article by saying: ‘ours should be a work completely based in one single compromise called ‘Democracy’, in my view, the worthiest value of DiEM25. Consequently, questioning an excess of Democracy

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Democracy and its possible downsides

Author: Ricardo Castanha The goal stated in DiEM25’s manifesto is “The EU will either be democratised or it will disintegrate!”. However DiEM25 is not the only movement pleading for more democracy in European politics or in the politics of European nations. Nor is such pleading new. However, there are some risks to this ideal.

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A heart for Europe

Author: Dick Pels* Combating Violence and Fear If there is any such thing as European civilization, how can we define it, become more proud of it and defend it more convincingly in the current multiple crisis? It is plain for all to see that the European project is now sailing in bad weather, being threatened both by outside forces and

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Europe is in crisis

Author: Alberto Miranda Bedate Europe is in crisis. It is obvious from an economical perspective because the consequences are far more than evident in the common citizen. However, there is another type crisis, particular from this period, less manifest than the first one and barely understood within the general population: the socio-political crisis.

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