Last Month in DiEM25: July 2020

External Actions

This month:

Several DiEM25 National Collectives, including in France, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg, have worked towards a European Rent Action, preparing a set of EU-wide demands ‘Free low-income Europeans from rent burden’ during COVID-19. The EU campaign includes a letter to the EU Parliament as well as national actions and demands. Coordinated demonstrations on the rent issue and its relevance during the COVID-19 crisis are expected to take place in September. Join the first wave of demonstrations!

Happening:

We celebrated the election of Možemo to the Croatian Parliament, the Left party that DiEM25 supported in the elections. They are committed to radical change in the political and economic system!

DiEM25 NC Greece, DiEM25 PNC Turkey and DiEM25 NC Germany released a joint statement on the Greek-Turkey tensions in the Aegean Sea.

DiEM25 condemned Aleksandar Vučić’s violent takedown of Serbian protesters.

Celebrated Julian Assange’s birthday, and held the opening of the “We Are Millions” exhibition in Leipzig, which sheds light on the Julian Assange Case.

Highlighted the #GreekFiles that expose the weaponisation of the ECB against European democracy.

DiEM25’s newly formed Turkish PNC launched the first issue of their monthly review on Turkey’s social, economic, and cultural state of affairs.

The Progressive International (PI) emitted an urgent call to respond to the “escalating assault on the democratic institutions of Ecuador.” Read more about the unfolding situation in their statement.

Internal Actions

This month we:

Received applications for the Coordinating Collective of DiEM25! We will be conducting interviews of candidates this month. If you would like to endorse candidates that you know and appreciate, you can do so in our members’ area!

Launched our citizen engagement campaign that sets out to build national programmes in collaboration with Europeans for DiEM25! Throughout July and August, DiEMers are asked to submit the questions they believe anyone should be able to answer in order to be politically relevant in their city, region and country. They will be the foundation for the questionnaire we will use to go out as of September and inspire citizens to engage with our project.

MeRA25’s new statutes (which will act as the blueprint for all EW statutes) were voted through by DiEM25 members. The party is now taking the first steps to establish the governance structure outlined in the new statutes, starting with the creation of its first Central Committee!

Continued to hold transparent live-recorded CC meetings open to the public on YouTube.

Next Month in DiEM25: August!

Our movement will engage in the implementation of the results of the Prague Assembly (member proposals for actions and campaign, and the CC vision) based on the results of AMVs.

We will continue developing our citizen engagement campaign in line with our working plan. Get involved by submitting a response to this questionnaire!

Our National Collectives continue to work on a Rent Action campaign! If you wish to get involved, you can reach out to our volunteer coordinator johannes.fehr@diem25.org.

If you wish to send a point to be included in the next newsletter, or want to help to draft it, please contact us at axelle.van.wynsberghe@diem25.org.

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