DiEM25

Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

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DiEM25 Documentary Night with “On the bride’s side”

As part of the Sunday cinema programme at B-Lage in Neukölln we invite you to the third Berlin DiEM25 Documentary Night on February 19th, 2017 to watch with us ‘On the Bride’s Side’. A journey across Europe, for a better Europe.

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometres.

The film is not a documentary, but get’s you thinking and that is why afterwards we would like to discuss the topic migration with you. On which we are just working on a policy paper. We will also ask for a small donation (~2€) 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!

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!

Constitutional reform in Italy? No!

On Wednesday, November 23rd DiEM25 Berlin, Die Linke International and Berlin’s Comitato per il No held a public meeting to discuss the upcoming referendum on the constitutional reform in Italy. Around 25 participants attended the meeting, which included interventions by Andrej Hunko (member of Parliament for Die Linke), Anna Ballarin-Denti (Comitato per il No), and Paola Giaculli (Die Linke).

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his government promise that the reform of the second part of the Italian Constitution will cut the costs of politics and simplify the legislative process. The reform, however, has been widely criticised by the country’s political opposition, by civil society movements as well as by the left fringe of Renzi’s party. Eminent constitutionalists also warn against a reform that, without noticeably cutting bureaucratic costs, would concentrate decision-making power in the hands of the country’s executive, strengthen the power of the central state vis à vis the regions, and hinder the direct democratic processes allowed by the current Constitution.

DiEM25 joins Italy’s progressive forces in supporting the NO vote to a constitutional reform that would weaken democratic decision-making within parliament and society. These constitutional amendments, if passed, would favour the interests of international financial capital and of the political elites that have promoted EU’s disastrous austerity policies.

Vote in Italy: 4th December 2016

Members of AIRE can vote by post. The ballot should reach the embassy by December 1st, 2016.

(Deutsch) Verfassungsreferendum in Italien: Die Gründe für das NEIN

On 4 December, Italian voters will take part in a referendum on constitutional change initiated by the Italian government. As the government is wooing the instituions for „the necessary constituional change”, oppositional forces, lawyers, intellectuals and activists are mobilising for NO. On 23 November 2016, Die LINKE Berlin Internationals and the DiEM 25 movement invite you to a meeting for information and discussion.

  • Why are these constitutional changes being proposed?
  • What is their importance on a European and international level?
  • Why should you vote NO?

You are invited to the discussion on 23. November, 19 Uhr in Karl-Liebknecht-Haus, Kleine Alexanderstr. 28, Rosa Luxemburg Platz (Konferenzraum 1)!

The speakers are Andrej Hunko MdB (die LINKE) and Anna Ballerin-Denti (Comitato per il NO, Berlino).

This meeting will take place in German and Italian.

© 2017 DiEM25 Berlin