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    Yanis Varoufakis Returns to Dublin to Launch DiEM25 in Ireland

    DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement, will hold its official launch in the Republic of Ireland during the weekend of the 27th and 28th of May. DiEM25’s first large scale event in Ireland will focus on generating a positive, progressive vision for Europe’s democracy.

    Entitled Towards a Democratic, European Constitution, the main event will take place in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre – on Saturday 27th May - 7pm to 10pm. During the evening of the 27th of May, Yanis Varoufakis, Vincent Browne, Nessa Childers (MEP), Aidan Regan and Senator Alice-Mary Higgins will engage in a debate with democrats from Ireland and beyond.

    During the morning and afternoon of the 27th of May, DiEM25 in Dublin will organise a unique “World Cafe”, at the Complex. At this occasion, people from across Ireland’s and Europe’s civil society will engage in truly participatory activities, aimed at sharing ideas about European values, European movement building and - most importantly - visions about Europe’s future.

    By means of this groundbreaking programme, DiEM25 in Ireland aims to bring participatory politics to the centre stage. Real politics means coming together, engaging with each other’s ideas, and formulate real solutions to Europe’s problems.

    Follow this link for the full programme of events: diem25dublin.eu
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    Originally Posted by Wessel
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    Follow this link for the full programme of events: >>>
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    I'm a big supporter of federalism but this 'movement' seems to be full of self-important tossers like Varoufakis and Julian Assange for some reason.
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    Sound like an interesting concept. Pity about the second-rate participants (and that's being nice to them).

    Why not get some grown up politicians involved and then I'll follow the proceedings with a lot more interest.
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    Varoufakis, Assange, and assorted Kremlin Bots. Yawn.
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    Originally Posted by gleeful
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    I'm a big supporter of federalism but this 'movement' seems to be full of self-important tossers like Varoufakis and Julian Assange for some reason.

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    Originally Posted by Mushroom
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    Sound like an interesting concept. Pity about the second-rate participants (and that's being nice to them).
    Sadly this seems to be so...

    The same auld fringe whingers having a love in...

    Then again... the mainstreamers seem wilfully deaf and relentlessly disinterested so agitation has to come from somewhere.
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    Originally Posted by Spanner Island
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    Sadly this seems to be so...

    The same auld fringe whingers having a love in...

    Then again... the mainstreamers seem wilfully deaf and relentlessly disinterested so agitation has to come from somewhere.
    That's what they said about Kremlin Bot, Nigel Farage.
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    Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth
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    That's what they said about Kremlin Bot, Nigel Farage.
    The sad thing about the UK is that Farage was indulged in his agitation for decades... and when he thought he'd lost last June in the middle of the night he declared the fight would go on... so he'd no intention of respecting a result that didn't suit him and which he thought had gone against him...

    And yet ever since last June anyone who has agitated against Brexit has been told to shut up and accept the result and/or labelled the 'enemies of the people' for doing their feckin' jobs etc...

    The Brexit result is legitimate no doubt... after a shameful and shambolic referendum... but it doesn't mean those who disagree with it should just f*** off and shut up... cos Farage never did and never will God help us all...

    It works both ways... this agitation stuff...
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    That's a very fair concern, and we're struggling with this internally as well. The difficulty is that in order to start something transnationally you need some strong figureheads that represent a certain shared narrative. However, you are absolutely right that this is not desirable in the end. Eventually, the organisation should rely on hard work at the base, not on famous figureheads.
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    Originally Posted by Spanner Island
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    Sadly this seems to be so...

    The same auld fringe whingers having a love in...

    Then again... the mainstreamers seem wilfully deaf and relentlessly disinterested so agitation has to come from somewhere.
    It's the kind of concept that one would expect the likes of the Soc Dems (especially their balding ex-member who used to be an idealist, before he took the FF shilling) and the Greens to be interested in.

    But perhaps they weren't invited to participate.
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