DiEM25

Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Berlin

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New Deal Task Force Meeting

Dear DiEM members,

 

we would like to kindly invite you to the next meeting of the NewDeal Task Force in Berlin!

When: Thursday, 27th of April, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Agenda:

  • 7pm-7.30pm: Organisational issues, current topics
  • 30pm – 9pm: Focused discussion
    • Topic: Universal Basic Income/ Universal Capital Divident

Where: Fehmarner Straße 8 (ring at Alt/Nonhoff/Kobrin)

No prior knowledge is needed. At the outset of the discussion, all relevant economic topics are shortly introduced and are presented in an easily understandable manner.

 

About the New Deal Task Force

The Task Force New Deal of Berlin’s DSC (DiEM Spontaneous Collective) contributes to and comments on economic and financial policy positions within DiEM as a whole. In doing so, it aims to build up a common pool of economic knowledge and make it accessible for all DiEM members. Results from our discussions are intended to serve as short lexicon articles explaining key concepts and terms of relevance to DiEM and the economic policy field while also clearly pointing to advantages and drawbacks from a political perspective.

 

Status Quo

Currently, the task force is working mainly on contributing to and commenting on the first policy paper (white paper) of DiEM25 on economic and financial policy in Europe. To this end, the group has already provided own proposals to DiEM25 in the form of an input paper in late 2016. Now, we have also received the first draft (summary) of the white paper by DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective. One aim of the upcoming meeting(s) is to discuss whether and to what extent our proposals are reflected in the summary and how and what kind of input and feedback we want to give to it.

All documents mentioned can be found in the channel #p1-newdeal in the communication platform Slack which the Berlin DSC of DiEM25 uses for coordination. Thorough reading prior to the meeting is not necessary, however, as the most important topics are presented at the outset.

We’re looking forward to discussing with you and to your input into DiEM’s New Deal for Europe!

 

Carpe DiEM!

The Berlin New Deal Task Force

Lively start into 2017

Our DiEM25 group started lively into the New Year. Good, as the general elections in Germany are just around the corner and we plan great things for 2017.

We had an intensive Newcomer meeting on the 9th of January. After a short introduction to DiEM25 and our work in Berlin, we spread into small groups with the 60 participants to work on different topics. We had discussions about DiEM25 policy papers and our internal organisation. Also the new taskforce “diversity” was founded, which will deal with the important task to include different human beings into DiEM25 to make our movement as colourful and diverse as our society.

On the 15th of January our second DiEM25 documentation night followed at B-Lage in Neukölln. We presented the crowdfunded documentary “This is not a coup”. It describes the European Central Bank’s (ECB) financial interventions in states like Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. Featuring well-known academics, politicians and journalists, “This is not a coup” analyses the interdependences of EU institutions with big corporations and banks and the undemocratic and hidden influence they exert on national politics. After the film we had an interesting exchange with the audience and are looking forward to the documentation night on the 19th of February.

Do you want to join? Contact berlin1dsc@de.diem25.org

DiEM25 Documentary Night with “This is not a coup”

As part of the Sunday cinema programme at B-Lage in Neukölln we invite you to the second Berlin DiEM25 Documentary Night. DiEM25 stands for Democracy in Europe Movement.

The documentary “This is not a coup” describes ECB’s financial interventions in states like Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. Featuring well known academics, politicians and journalists, it analyses the relation of EU institutions with big corporations and banks. In order to guarantee full independence from private companies and interests, the project is financed through crowdfunding – namely donations from citizens, trade unions and independent organizations and foundations across the globe.

After the documentation we would like to discuss the topic with you. We will also ask for a small donation (~1€) to finance the costs we have.

The movie will be shown in different languages and with english subtitles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

© 2017 DiEM25 Berlin