Standing against discrimination in Europe – DiEM25 Warm-up Demo

19 May, 11am, Oranienplatz

Ours in an unequal Europe. Today, many women, minorities and migrants in Europe face discrimination and violence in their daily lives. Governments and politicians are doing nothing to stop the unequal treatment – and the far right is only encouraging it.

This is why on May 19 we will gather at Oranienplatz to demonstrate that we stand against all forms of discrimination. We will raise or voices against racist violence, harassment and discrimination in all spheres of society.

Your voice matters too! Join us and raise your voice. You will hear speeches from our activists and candidates for European Parliament – Joanna Bronowicka and Jasper Finkeldey. If you want to make a speech – email join@joannabronowicka.eu.

After our warm-up speeches we will walk together to join the big demo of Europa fur Alle which starts at 12.00 at Alexanderplatz.
https://www.facebook.com/events/351289505285365/

Equality is at the very core of our program. We demand concrete actions to fight against racial profiling at all levels of European society. We will force all companies to implement an equal pay standard to correct the gender wage gap. We will call for a convention on reproductive rights to guarantee that every woman has access to free and decent care.

Link to our program:
https://www.program.europeanspring.net/

On May 26, vote for progressive, green and fair Europe – list 25 – Demokratie in Europe – DiEM 25.

DiEM25 Barcamp {Technological Sovereignty} – Doing Tech the Democratic Way

DiEM25 presents its green paper on “Technological Sovereignty : Democratising Technology and Innovation” in Berlin on May 3rd 2019.


[Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 by JérémY]

WTF?
Technology is becoming ever more political. And politics depends ever more on technology.
 
But there is a huge void in political discourse around technology. It is either ignored, or accepted as a technocratic fact. But it is neither.
 
Technology, which technology is developed (and which not), and how it is developed and made available,  is the result of choices. But technology also drives choices, and defines and limits the way politics can be done.
 
Yet, most political movements or parties remain completely silent – their view on technology and its impact on politics and democracy, is mostly empty.
 
The best illustration of this huge void at the heart of our democratic systems was Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to the European Parliament. Pathetically, most of the energy of MEPs went to trying to make a selfie with the benign dictator of our personal data. While, during the actual hearing, the questions they asked showed the profound emptiness of their political ideas around technology.
 
Who is technology for? How should it benefit society best? How should it be regulated? What are the principles of interaction between technology and politics? Who should own and/or control what?

DiEM25 wants to boldly go where no other political movement has gone before: a vision on how technology and politics should interact, and how we can update democracy to prevent emerging technological dictatorships of the 21st century. By democratising technology we can share the benefits of technological progress amongst the many and unleash innovations for the common good.
 
We will present DiEM25’s green paper on “Technological Sovereignty: Democratising Technology and Innovation” as part of DiEM25’s Progressive Agenda for Europe.
 
And we will debate on the principles contained therein, and how they can best be translated into concrete action points and a strategy for progessive politics.
 
Our ultimate goal is to make technology serve the needs of all citizens in a democratic society. Politicians need to be called to account, on how they act, or fail to act, on the power of technology and its impact on our democracy.
 
In a series of interactive panel discussions, thought leaders from both inside and outside of DiEM25 will present and discuss the green paper, and together with the participants, work out how to implement the principles laid out in the policy.
 
Join us on May 3rd 2019 in c-Base, Berlin to start making history: come learn more about our vision for a democratic future for technology, and be ready to share your vision with us.

May the 3rd be with you!

Details:
c-base e.V., Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin
3rd May, 1 – 9 pm

Registration
You can also come without registration! fb-Event helps us track the amount, tho.

Program:

  • 13:00 – Technological Sovereignty – DiEM25’s vision for democratising technology and innovation.
    13:45 – Why do we need to democratise algorithms and how do we do it?
    – Lightning talks with thought leaders from both inside and outside of DiEM25
    – Discussion with all participants
  • 15:30 – Coffee break
  • 16:00 – Why do we need to democratise ownership of technology and how do we do it?
    – Lightning talks with Ela Kagel (#platformcoop), Peter Harris (resonate.is), Felix Weth (fairmondo.de) and Joanna Bronowicka (DEMOKRATIE IN EUROPA)
    – Discussion with all participants
  • 18:00 – Final Panel – Why do we need not just technical, but social and political solutions – and how do we make them a reality?
    – Lightning talks with thought leaders from both inside and outside of DiEM25
    – Discussion with all participants
  • 20:00 – Beers and Codonaut Screening

The citizen take-over of the EU institutions on 26th of May has started

The election campaign of DiEM25’s electoral wing Demokratie in Europa in Germany kicked off with a great weekend in Berlin. Join us for the exciting time ahead, not stopping on the 26th of May. This European election is only a start fighting for the change we desperately need!

First the leading candidates of Demokratie in Europa – DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis and Daniela Platsch, joined our local candidate Thomas Kellermann in Lichterfelde Süd for a tour around the district.

As a member of the action alliance Lichterfelde Süd, Thomas Kellermann is committed to the construction of socially responsible and sustainable housing. As a physician, he has also dealt with the health consequences and impressively describes the consequences of wrong housing policies. The action alliance demands the building of affordable housing instead of such in the high-price segment. The dream: 1,500 social dwellings in Lichterfelde Süd.

The Groth Group is the owner of the former Parks Range in Lichterfelde Süd and would like to build on 39 hectares there. In recent years, the Groth Group has made donations to the Berlin parties, primarily to the CDU but also to the SPD. The current urban development contract from July 2018 is still not open to the public.

Together Yanis Varoufakis, Daniela Platsch and Thomas Kellermann demand the financing and guarantee of affordable housing for all Europeans in their home countries in the election program of Demokratie in Europa – DiEM25. The social housing model, which has been dismantled across the continent, must be restored. In addition, the Green New Deal only promotes social and sustainable housing.

After signing for the referendum to exapropriate the big housing company “Deutsche Wohnen” the candidates left to the evening of DiEM25 in the district Wedding.

The event did not treat participants as passive listeners. Instead it was about getting into a dialogue. The venue was a room for inclusion, and the event was the same. After a short introduction from the panellists, Joanna Bronwicka, Jasper Finkeldey, Thomas Kellermann, Bianca Praetorius, Daniela Platsch and Yanis Varoufakis, the audience jumped right into the discussion with the candidates in a fishbowl format.

After this exciting start, join us organising a campus tour bringing the #EuropeanSpring to the universities across Germany and help us with the #register2vote campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections.

We are campaigning against austerity politics all across Europe. Let’s make our pledge for a new and people-powered democracy in Europe become reality!

A citizen take-over of the EU institutions

13.04.2019 – 7 pm
TUECHTIG Room for inclusion
Oudenarder Str. 16 (Building D06, floor 1)
13347 Berlin-Wedding

Discuss with Yanis Varoufakis and other DiEM25-endorsed candidates about a new form of politics

Election campaign kick-off with:

  • Yanis Varoufakis
  • Daniela Platsch
  • Bianca Praetorius
  • Jasper Finkeldey
  • Joanna Bronowicka
  • Thomas Kellermann

Buy your ticket here and help us to cover the expenses of the night.

Transnational politics has arrived! The movement DiEM25 facilitates a discussion between citizens and citizen-candidates on the first-ever transnational list for the European elections. These candidates are fighting for a Green New Deal with progressive solutions to bring democracy back to Europe! The women and men, nominated in an experiment in grassroots democracy, who will take the programme to the ballot box in May, will answer all your questions and listen to your input.

Our event will not treat participants as passive listeners. Instead it will be about getting into a dialogue. As our venue is a room for inclusion, our event will be the same. After a short introduction from each panellist, we will jump right into the discussion with you in a fishbowl format. Meaning we will have panels consisting of our candidates and you!


Panel I: The connection between local activism and a European election campaign

  • Jasper Finkeldey, organising a campus tour bringing the European Spring to the Universities across Germany
  • Joanna Bronowicka, organising the #register2vote campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections
  • Thomas Kellermann, activist for the “Aktionsbündnis Lichterfelde Süd” campaigning for social housing since 2011


Panel II: Putting a new form of politics into practice in Europe and beyond

  • Yanis Varoufakis, campaigning against austerity politics all across Europe for year
  • Daniela Platsch, pledging for a new and people-powered approach to democratize Europe
  • Bianca Praetorius, connecting technology with democracy, transparency and sustainability

Moderators: Laura Müller and Johannes Fehr

Join us for the exciting time ahead, not stopping on the 26th of May. This European election is only a start fighting for the change we desperately need!

The EU in crisis: What’s next? (panel discussion)

24.01.2018
19:30 – 21:00 (door open 19:00)
Alte Börse Marzahn

More information and early-bird tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-eu-in-crisis-whats-next-podiumsdiskussion-tickets-54916373351


With xenophobic and authoritarian forces rising across the EU, economies not yet back to pre-2008 levels, Eurozone ‘exits’ becoming more likely and climate catastrophe on the horizon, it’s time to stop what we’re doing and rethink.

The EUROPEAN SPRING, that will be contesting the May 2019 European elections in 11 countries, brings together politicians and activists to give a new, European perspective on these critical issues.

Program:

  • Introductory speech by Yanis Varoufakis
  • Panel 1: Migration and xenophobia
  • Panel 2: Poverty and austerity
  • Panel 3: The Euro and ‘exit’
  • Panel 4: The environment
  • Conclusion

 

Panelists:

  • Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, leader of the Polish party Razem
  • Baltasar Garzón, star judge, founder of the Spanish party Actúa
  • David Adler, member of DiEM25´s Coordinating Collective and coordinator of the Progressive International movement
  • Daniela Platsch, director of the Austrian party Der Wandel, lead MEP candidate for Demokratie in Europa
  • Franka Kretschmer, member of the board of the German party Demokratie in Bewegung
  • Isabelle Thomas, member of the European parliament for the French party Génération.s
  • Lorenzo Marsili, Italian writer, founder of European Alternatives, member of DiEM25´s Coordinating Collective
  • Rasmus Nordqvist, member of the Danish parliament for Alternativet
  • Rui Tavares, former MEP, founder of the Portuguese party LIVRE
  • Yanis Varoufakis, co-founder of DiEM25, Secretary of Greek party MeRA25, lead MEP candidate for Demokratie in Europa in Germany for the EUROPEAN SPRING
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