In this report, acTVism Munich provides an overview of the activities that took place on the 9th of February, 2016, the day when the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 was launched by Yanis Varoufakis and Srecko Horvat at Volksbühne in Berlin. This report aims to give the public a transparent view by documenting the activities and interviewing organizers and participants. Interview partners include Yanis Varoufakis, SreckoHorvat, Katja Kipping and Gesine Schwan.
For March 2016, acTVism Munch will start off by releasing an interview with former CIA-Analyst (27 years), Ray McGovern, who will talk about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government. The interview surfaces a number of issues that include: “Enhanced interrogation techniques“ a euphemism for the US government’s program of systematic torture, the role that European governments played in supporting this program, Edward Snowden and the NSA affair, the significance of activism in today’s day and age, etc. Release date: March 7, 2016.
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On March 14, we will release the first installment of our mini-video series with Heiner Flassbeck that was recorded in our event “Germany’s role in the European Union & International Affairs.” In this mini-video Prof. Flassbeck will surface Germany’s role in the ongoing economic and financial crisis that is engulfing the European Union.
The last video of the month is an interview with Antonis Schwarz, founder of Vouliwatch. Vouliwatch aims to promote transparency and political participation in Greece. Antonis will talk about how he began his journey, how others can start similar initiatives and what considerations one must take into account when starting a grassroot initiative. Release date: March 21, 2016.
The April Calendar will be released at the end of March and will include interviews with Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis and many other surprises. Stay tuned!