At 17.00 UTC [19.00 CEST] on 15 May, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Yanis Varoufakis, Nanjala Nyabola, Vanessa Nakate, and Renata Ávila will host the inaugural event of the Progressive International.
On 11 May — in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic —the Progressive International launched with a mission to unite progressive forces in a common planetary front.
Now, we are kicking off the PI Forum with its inaugural event featuring five members of the PI Council: Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir; Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate; Greek MP and DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis; Guatemalan human rights & tech lawyer Renata Ávila; and writer and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola from Kenya.
At this historic juncture, we face a clear choice — a choice that PI Council member Noam Chomsky has described as “Internationalism or Extinction.” Either we bind our local struggles at the planetary scale. Or we surrender to an authoritarian capitalism that is grinding our species to extinction.
There is no return to normal. It was the normalization of a heating planet, of resource extraction and of labour exploitation that has led directly to the present crisis. In face of this existential challenge, we have the moral and political duty to organise a planetary front that can transcend borders and confront the capitalist logic of expansion. Bringing together PI Council members from around the world, this inaugural event aims to chart the course.
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