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DiEM25 & ERIS Present: "A Vision for Europe" | Book Launch

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ERIS press & DiEM25 invite you to celebrate the launch of their new book:

A VISION FOR EUROPE

A brilliant new volume, featuring an all-star cast of thinkers, artists, and policy makers, including Yanis Varoufakis, Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno, Jeffrey Sachs, Ann Pettifor, Elif Shafak, Jonas Staal, Eyal Weizman, Slavoj Žižek, Shoshana Zuboff, and many more.

On May 21, join philosopher Srećko Horvat (Poetry from the Future), journalist Nicholas Shaxson (The Finance Curse), and international human rights lawyer Renata Avila (Ciudadanía Inteligente) as they take the stage with the book's editor David Adler.


DOORS OPEN: 19.30

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ABOUT THE BOOK: https://eris.press/A-Vision-for-Europe

The European Union was an exceptional achievement. It brought together and in peace peoples speaking different languages and submersed in different cultures, proving that it was possible to create a shared framework of human rights across a continent that was not long ago tormented by murderous chauvinism, racism, and barbarity. It could have been the proverbial Beacon on the Hill, showing the world how peace and solidarity may be snatched from the jaws of age-old conflict and bigotry.

But things turned out differently. Today, a common bureaucracy and a common currency divide Europeans who were beginning to unite despite their different languages and cultures. A confederacy of myopic politicians, economically naïve officials, and financially incompetent ‘experts’ submit slavishly to the edicts of financial and industrial conglomerates, alienating people and stirring up a dangerous anti-European backlash. Proud peoples are being turned against each other. Nationalism, extremism and racism are being re-awakened.

With contributions from some of the world’s foremost thinkers, artists and politicians covering the full spectrum of concerns for the future of the Union, this volume presents realistic and viable alternatives to the mainstream barrage of dreadful prospects - a true vision for Europe.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

David Adler is the DiEM25 policy coordinator. Previously, he was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at the Colegio de México. His research and writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post, among others.

Renata Avila is an international human rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights, and understand better the politics of data and their implications on trade, democracy, and society. She is a member of the Coordinating Collective of DiEM25, and a board member for Creative Commons.

Srećko Horvat is a philosopher born in Croatia (then Yugoslavia) in 1983. Author of numerous books, most recently Poetry from the Future (Penguin, 2019), Subversion! (Zero, 2017), The Radicality of Love (Polity, 2015) and What Does Europe Want? (co-authored with Slavoj Žižek). He is one of the co-founders of DiEM25 and a member of its Coordinating Collective.

Nicholas Shaxson is a journalist and writer. He is author of Poisoned Wells, a book about African oil; Treasure Islands, a book about tax havens, and The Finance Curse, a book about how oversized financial centres damage the countries that host them. He also writes for the Tax Justice Network.



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