Yanis Varoufakis on Julian Assange, Militarization, European Politics & Social Movements
In this exclusive interview with bestselling author, former finance minister of Greece and the co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, Yanis Varoufakis, we talk about the case of Julian Assange. Furthermore we examine why there isn’t significant grassroots mobilization against militarization as compared to other movements around Europe and despite the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists citing it as a “extraordinary threat” to humanity . Lastly we talk about whether consumers or producers should be held account when it comes to climate change and also why people should participate in the upcoming European election.
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Yanis Varoufakis is a professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens, former finance minister of Greece and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). Varoufakis is also the author of several books on the European debt crisis, the financial imbalance in the world and game theory.
DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats that is focused on addressing the economic and social problems faced by Europe today. It provides an alternative to austerity policies that it argues are dividing the continent and fueling the rise of “international nationalists“.