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 transnational 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.
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DiEM25 TV goes local!

Thursday, April 9th 18:30 CET — French
Internet & personal freedoms – discussion with Emeric Tourniaire (computer science professor at Lycée Henri IV)
The Internet is the world’s largest information network, used by more than three billion people. However, its functioning is often poorly understood: internet or web? What are cookies? Can the internet break down? The Internet is also a terrain of political conflicts (censorship, surveillance, freedom of expression, etc.). An overview of the technical functioning of the network, and the stakes involved in its control.
[Register] Sunday, April 12th, 18:30 CET  — English
Media & the COVID-19 crisis – discussion with Mine Gencel Bek (researcher at the University of Siegen) & Germinal Pinalie (communication professional & lecturer at Paris-Descartes)
A debate on how journalists could cover this crisis; how their working conditions should be; and how the citizens may help in disseminating news in a more responsible as well as participative way. We would also like to address the situation of the whistleblowers in these complex times, and the role of democratic movements in this complex political period.
[Register] Wednesday, April 15th, 18:30 CET — French
Interview with Nathalie Robilliart (first elected DiEMer in France)
Nathalie is the first DiEM25 member to be elected in France and is now part of the municipal council. In this interview, she will tell us about the electoral campaign, relationships with other left parties active in her cities, how they managed to build a coalition, and a successful campaign.

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Saturday, April 4, 20:00 CET
Astra Taylor in conversation with David Adler: Internationalism in a Global Pandemic
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] Saturday, April 4, 19:00 CET
Jeremy Scahill in conversation with Srećko Horvat: Capitalist Vampires, Coronavirus and the US Election

15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] Friday, April 3, 20:00 CET
Brian Eno in conversation with Yanis Varoufakis: Brian Eno Reflecting on our Post-Virus World

15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] Thursday, April 2, 20:00 CET
Richard Sennett in conversation with Srećko Horvat: The Fall of Public Man 2020
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] Wednesday, April 1, 20:00 CET
Renata Ávila in conversation with Saša Savanović: Digital Colonialism Now
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] Tuesday, March 31, 20:00 CET
Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Renata Ávila: Communism or Barbarism, it’s that simple!
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 30th, 19:00 CET
Stefania Maurizi: Why we must save Julian Assange
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 29th, 19:00 CET
Ece Temelkuran: Corona-Neo-Fascism: a deadly combo
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 28th, 19:00 CET
Noam Chomsky, Gael García Bernal and Srećko Horvat: Love in Times of Coronavirus
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOAM, AND GAEL NOW] March 27th, 19:00 CET
Saskia Sassen: What if this is the beginning of a possibility?
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 26th, 19:00 CET
John Shipton: The flames of truth: Assange
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 25th, 19:00 CET
Larry Charles and Srecko Horvat: Hope and humour in times of coronavirus
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 24th, 19:00 CET
Vijay Prashad: The cost of the pandemic must not bankrupt the people
15 min introduction + 45 min Q&A
[WATCH NOW] March 23th, 19:00 CET
Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s lates historic failure
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.
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