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Following the decision of the EU to support European transnational media corporations via its recent Copyright Directive (Internet Law), we have begun our transition to alternative media as sources for our links. Actually this is consequent, as BRAVE NEW EUROPE was created to challenge the dominance of corporate media. To be quite honest, it has been much simpler than we thought. We shall miss some of the commentators on the Guardian such as Aditya Chakrabortty and especially Larry Elliot. We are still not sure what the rules will be regarding news agencies, so we shall still occasionally use their reports.
As journalists we know that most reports on progressive issues actually come from NGOs and similar organisations, so we simply have to trace the source. This is also more just, as those who did all the hard work will receive their deserved recognition. So please do not be surprised to find obscure names as sources for our links. These are the true movers and shakers in European progressive media.
Please take the time to consider supporting us financially. We are especially in need of readers who commit to a monthly donation, be it 2, 3, 5, or 10 euros. You support us, our young authors, and yourself by having access to excellent articles on a daily basis from progressive experts, not to mention those who could not afford to access this information had we introduced a paywall. In the meantime we have round 2,000 core readers who visit the website at least once a week, so if everyone chips in, be it with a monthly donation or a one off, we should be able to secure the finances of BRAVE NEW EUROPE. Please take the few minutes to do this. Just go here, it could not be much simpler.
Following the UK, the USA, and Germany, the Spanish are our fourth largest group of readers. In the near future we shall be increasing the number of articles concerning Spain on BRAVE NEW EUROPE thanks to a number of authors who have committed themselves to writing for us on a more regular basis.
We are approaching the final talks before the Summer holidays:
13 June Quinn Slobodian "Neoliberal Globalism and the Backlash from Within", 7pm, Kopenhagener Straße 9, 10437 Berlin Donation 4 euros, 2 euros for students and concessions.
19 June Sergio Cesaratto "Italy and the European monetary union: a tale of two wrongs", 7pm, Kopenhagener Straße 9, 10437 Berlin Donation 4 euros, 2 euros for students and concessions.
Since the previous newsletter we had the following talks:
14 March: Pavlos Roufos "Years of Stone: the Greek Crisis and the Euro Zone"
You can view this talk here
20 March: Andrea Lorenzo Capusella “The political economy of Italy’s decline”, You can view this talk here
1 April: Branko Milanovic" "Recent trends in global income distribution and their political Implications”, You can view this talk here
12 May: Warren Mosler "An Introduction to Modern Monetary Theory", You can view this talk in a few days at www.braveneweurope.com
Our plans for the second half year are taking form, so if you are in Berlin or nearby you are invited to attend:
23 October Daniela Gabor: 7pm, Kopenhagener Straße 9, 10437 Berlin
29 October Costis Hadjimichalis: 7pm, Kopenhagener Straße 9, 10437 Berlin
12 November Grace Blakeley: 7pm, Monarch Club, Skalitzer Str. 134, 10999 Berlin
Still without dates, but probably in November:
We would once again like to thank our partners Helle Panke, Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik, OXI, Lola Books, and the Pufendorf Gesellschaft.