In this video, acTVism Munich interviews Yanis Varoufakis, a world renowned economist who was a former member of the Greek parliament. He gained immense popularity when he served as finance minister (27 January 2015 – 6 July 2015) for the Greek government, a post that he left shortly after he found out that Greek government made the decision to implement the austerity package of the Troika against the popular vote (OXI) of the Greek people . This interview focuses on the history of the global economic system, the transformations that it underwent after World War II and attempts to connect it to the current economic crisis that is sweeping throughout Europe and the globe.
- Is there such a thing as a “Greek-crisis”?
- Are pensions, social security benefits & high-wages the reasons why we are facing an economic downturn or are there underlying factors involved?
- What is the history of the global capitalist system and how is it affecting states and individuals today?
These questions are answered in the video below.
Due to limited financial resources, personnel and technical capacities, we plan to release the entire interview in a “mini-video” format. As a non-profit & volunteer based organization, this format provides us with sufficient time to coordinate our schedules outside of our occupational commitments and translate the content into multiple languages, subtitle & voice-synchronize it for people with hearing & visual impairment.
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VIDEO: Yanis Varoufakis – The Origins of the European & Global Economic Crisis
acTVism Munich’s projects & videos planned for February 2016:
On the 9th of February 2016, acTVism Munich will be traveling to Berlin to document the launch of Yanis Varoufakis‘ movement known as Democracy in Europe Movement 25 (DiEM25) and to interview him again. We expect to release a video on DiEM25 on the 11th or 12th of February. Other projects in February include providing a voice to grassroots activism that will take place in Munich around the 52th Security Conference scheduled for the 12th-14th February. On 15th of February we will release an interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky, who will talk about the mainstream corporate media and how & why they undermine grassroots movements & activism.
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