Brave New Europe: Expertise with a radical face

Brave New Europe (www.braveneweurope.com) – ein wirklich lesenswerter Polit-Blog – geht heute an den Start. Das englischsprachige Online-Magazin, das “den neoliberalen Diskurs herausfordern” will, bietet “Fachwissen mit einem radikalen Antlitz”, schreiben die Initiatoren in einer Pressemitteilung.
Zu den Autoren zählen u. a. Ann Pettifor, Heiner Flassbeck, Yanis Varoufakis, Wolfgang Streeck. Herausgeber ist die Genossenschaft European Democratic Media eG, eine Non-profit-Organisation, die nach einenen Anfgaben “den freien Fluss von Informationen und Diskussionen befördern (…) und die Europäischen Bürger auf diese Weise bestärken will, eine aktivere und besser informierte Rolle in der EU zu spielen”. In der Redaktion von Brave New Europe sitzen mit Mathew D. Rose, Rüdiger Rossig, Nick Shaxson und David Shirreff vier journalistische Profis, die etwas von investigativer Recherche und Wirtschaft verstehen.

Press release

BRAVE NEW EUROPE, the first trans-European website exclusively challenging the neo-liberal discourse, was launched today: www.braveneweurope.com
The website disseminates expertise with a radical face concerning European politics, finance, economics, and sustainability. Its goal is to be an interface between experts, activists and citizens, connecting theory and experience with practical politics.
A broad range of 120 eminent authors, including academics, NGOs, and activists are contributing to this unique European project. These include economists Ann Pettifor, Guy Standing, Mark Blyth, Heiner Flassbeck, Yanis Varoufakis, Steve Keen and John Weeks; activists Srećko Horvat, Tamara Ehs, and Olivier Tonneau; as well as Bhutan’s Programme Director for its Gross National Happiness Centre, Ha Vinh Tho, the philosopher Michel Feher, and the sociologist Wolfgang Streeck.
BRAVE NEW EUROPE will not only be presenting articles by its authors, but also its own podcasts and book reviews. Additionally there will be links to current information in other media and films. Its commentary section will enable a European wide debate among its readers concerning the creation of a democratic, sustainable and just Europe.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BraveNewEurope