– Long live the European Republic –
The idea was promoted by Ulrike Guérot, Robert Menasse and Milo Rau and so last Saturday the European Republic was proclaimed all over the continent. But to really achieve this, we must ask ourselves: Which steps do we have to take today to be able to move towards a democratic Europe tomorrow?
– Members’ assembly ‘Demokratie in Europa’ –
The very next step is the assembly for ‘Demokratie in Europa’ DiEM25’s electoral wing in Germany! And for this we need your help! During two days at Nova Colonia in Neukölln we will discuss amendments of the statutes, debate the program and finally name the first candidates for our transnational electoral alliance European Spring. If the DiEM25 project is dear to you, this gives you the chance to shape and participate in a very important step here in Berlin. So please help us by doing the following:
- Swing by! The program as well as the registrations for the members’ assembly on Saturday 24th and for the selection and presentation of the candidates on Sunday 25th can be found here (german) and you can register here.
- Help out! If you can help during the weekend, please fill in this form. We are looking for cakes, places to sleep, and those who want to offer whispering translations. It is only thanks to your help that this event becomes a success! In exchange you can enjoy great company, an inspiring weekend and concretely help welcome a new and better type of politics.
- Become a member and help shape the electoral wing! Register online or at the event on Saturday by bringing the membersship fee in cash (12-72 € depending on your income). The registration form, by laws and draft of the program can all be found here
- Donate! Just like DiEM25, the electoral wing also depends on small donations to finance itself. If you want to support progressive and transnational politics, do not find the time to help out or want to do more, please consider donating here.
– News in Berlin –
Apart from these parliamentary efforts our Berlin group also has some news and invitations from the movement side for you.
But first of all, a big thank you to all that made our last monthly meeting so cosy and those who actively help out. Instead of electing our new coordinators as planned for the next term we have decided to share the tasks more transparently over the next three months and then to fill the roles in our growing group. If you want to help out or have great ideas, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berlin New Deal Task Force – Monday, 19.11. – 19:00, Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz 1
– Review of the English versions of the OnePagers and collection of terms for the glossary
– Discussion of central economic terms like Target-2-System, Quantitative Easing, etc.
The meeting is open to everyone!
DiEM Women* meeting – Wednesday, 21.11.2018 – 19:00, New Yorck im Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2 b, Raum 3
Living in a patriarchy is exhausting and, well, it hasn’t necessarily been getting better over the past couple of years. We find that the best antidote for this is to be amongst those who understand this struggle. That’s why, after our first meeting on the 7th of November, we’d like to invite the women* of DiEM25 to a gathering on the 21st of November. The goal is to create a support network and an inspiring group, because as Laurie Penny writes “self-care, mutual aid and gentle support can be tools of resistance, too.” We also dedicate ourselves to making sure that our movement is and stays feminist.
(*all those identifying significantly as female)
The meeting will be in English and/or German (depending on who will be there – we’ll do our best to accommodate both languages!).
DiB Conference: How can we create a sustainable Europe? – Saturday 24.11. 10-18:00 Pfefferberg Haus 13, Schönhauser Alle 176
On the day of the members’ assembly of the electoral wing, our friends from Demokratie in Bewegung are also holding a lab event in Berlin on a sustainable Europe. They count with the participation of further partner organisations of our European Spring.
Congress: What kind of keft do we want? – Sonntag, 25.11.
Schaubühne, Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin
DiEM25s co-founder Srecko Horvat speaks in the afternoon as part of a panel with Didier Eribon (Sociologist and author), Kevin Kühnert (Chairman Young Socialists (Jusos)), Klaus Lederer (Senator for Culture and Europe of the state of Berlin, Die Linke), Danièle Obono (Member of the National Parliament France, La France Insoumise), Srećko Horvat (Philosopher, DiEM25)
Please note that English translations may not be offered.
We very much look forward to seeing you and to move Europe forward together. Please reach out to us if you have questions or feedback on this newsletter.
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