DiEM25 launches online TV series: the World After Coronavirus

DiEM25 Communications
23/03/2020, Articles Inside DiEM25
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If you registered in advance, you will receive the link to the livestream via e-mail. If you didn’t register in advance, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to watch it LIVE on our DiEM25 YouTube account, starting at 19:00 CET!

We are currently living through one of the biggest historical challenges of our lifetimes.

As the EU and the US have sealed off their borders and decided to turn inwards, we must — even if it is only online for now — turn our attention to building the World After Coronavirus.

It is important, as DiEM25 has done from the start, to insist on public and universal health care, mutual aid and global solidarity. We must all do our best to take care of the most vulnerable members of our societies, even if it means self-isolation for the weeks to come.

However, ‘social distancing’ doesn’t, and shouldn’t, mean the end of social cooperation. On the contrary, if coronavirus has shown anything it is the necessity of both micro-local and unprecedented trans-national cooperation.

This is why we are starting a special DiEM25 COVID-19 Online Series that will consist of online lectures, public discussions and various other formats where we will invite our members, Coordinating Collective and Advisory Panel members, but also other experts, scientists and activists to share their thoughts on the current global crisis, and possible ways out of it.

If you have a suggestion of who we could invite, please feel free to send it to me and we will do our best to make it happen:

Join us for the following first online events:

Monday, 23 March, 19:00 CET
Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s latest historic failure
The coronavirus crisis is revealing that the powers that be of the European Union have learned nothing from the Eurocrisis. They are currently betraying the interests of the majority of Europeans in the same way that they have done so in 2010 — by failing to mobilize existing money and public financial instruments in the interests of the many. With their current decisions, they are jeopardizing public health, public goods and the interests of Europeans.
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Tuesday, 24 March, 19:00 CET
Vijay Prashad: The cost of the pandemic must not bankrupt the people
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
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Wednesday, 25 March, 19:00 CET
Larry Charles & Srećko Horvat: Hope & Humour in Times of Coronavirus
40 min live conversation + 20 min Q&A
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Thursday, 26 March, 19:00 CET
John Shipton: The Flames of Truth: Assange
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
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Friday, 27 March, 19:00 CET
Saskia Sassen: What is this is the beginning of a possibility?
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
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Saturday, 28 March, 19:00 CET
SATURDAY SPECIAL
Noam Chomsky: Coronavirus – what is at stake? (pre-recorded, 30′)
Gael Garcia Bernal & Srećko Horvat, Love in Times of Coronavirus live conversation (40′ + 20′ Q&A)
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Sunday, 29 March, 19:00 CET
Ece Temelkuran: Corona-Neo-Fascism: A deadly combo
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
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Monday, 30 March, 19:00 CET
Stefania Maurizi: Why we must save Julian Assange?
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
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As millions of Europeans are confined to quarantine, living under a ‘state of exception’, with restricted mobility and even curfews, we must focus on the broader picture. Aside from offering unprecedented short-term measures and courageous policy proposals, we must also look into the long term effects of COVID-19 on our economies, politics, psychology, and forms of social resistance — as well as on the future of democracy.

Join us next week, and in the weeks to come, online at DiEM25 TV: a radically hopeful and constructive Television programme which will be shaped by its members, journalists and the general audience.

Don’t wait for someone to ask you what you have been doing in 2020, join us by seizing this historic moment!

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