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Benjamin Joyeux

Benjamin Joyeux is a lawyer, ecologist, libertarian, and anti-globalisation activist. He was a communications advisor to the French speaking delegation of Green members of the European Parliament; and is the co-author, with Edouard Gaudot, of l’Europe C’est Nous (Les Petits Matins, April 2014).

 

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01.03.2017
“Notre Monde Peut Être Différent Si Nous Ne Sommes Pas Indifférents”*

Benjamin Joyeux is a lawyer, ecologist, libertarian, and anti-globalisation activist. He was a communications advisor to the French speaking delegation of Green members of the European Parliament; and is the co-author, with Edouard Gaudot, of l’Europe C’est Nous (Les Petits Matins, April 2014).  

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28.02.2017
“Our World Can be Different if We Are Not Indifferent”

Inspiration from beyond Europe, from Rajagopal, renowned Indian activist who is planning a protest walk from Delhi to Geneva.

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06.12.2016
Semer les graines de la résistance

Chacun d'entre nous est lié à d'autres êtres humains, mais bien plus largement à tous les autres êtres vivants à travers le monde. Et cet immense et complexe tissu de vie est de plus en plus perturbé par la cupidité incessante des grandes firmes multinationales qui cherchent à contrôler et à capturer tous les maillons de la chaîne de la vie, jusqu'aux entrailles de la moindre semence. Ce sont tous les écosystèmes dont nous dépendons, et donc rien de moins que nos moyens de subsistance et notre santé qui sont en jeu.

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28.11.2016
Sowing the Seeds of Resistance

Benjamin Joyeux interviews Indian activist Vandana Shiva about biodiversity, seed patents, and the commons.

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05.10.2015
Révéler et partir plutôt que surveiller et punir: les leçons écologiques et démocratiques de WikiLeaks

« La majorité des gens dans les pays développés passent au moins un moment sur internet, et les États profitent secrètement de cette nécessité pour étendre leurs pouvoirs au-delà de ce qui est nécessaire et approprié. » Edward Snowden

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05.10.2015
Revealing and Leaving, not Spying and Punishing: the Ecological and Democratic Lessons of WikiLeaks

Thanks to the brave whistleblowers of our time, transparency, government accountability and our right to privacy are just some of the issues in the big internet dispute we are able to discuss in the freedom versus surveillance debate.

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10.03.2015
Plan Juncker: laisse pas béton l’imaginaire

Combien pour sauver l’Europe ? C’est la question à 1000 milliards d’euros !

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10.03.2015
Just how much will it take to save Europe?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s investment plan to kickstart the European economy proposes solutions based on the outdated assumption that growth in terms of construction of large infrastructure projects is the way forward. A more imaginative approach would be to look beyond this, and to put welfare and sustainability at the core of an ambitious long-term plan, which could make Europe’s economic future seem much more bright.

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29.01.2015
Va donc voir chez les Grecs !

Benjamin Joyeux is a lawyer, ecologist, libertarian, and anti-globalisation activist. He was a communications advisor to the French speaking delegation of Green members of the European Parliament; and is the co-author, with Edouard Gaudot, of l’Europe C’est Nous (Les Petits Matins, April 2014).  

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29.01.2015
Learning from the Greeks

As European ecologists, we have duty to support the Greek left after their success, and to promote our alternative model throughout Europe. We will do this today with Syriza now, and tomorrow with Podemos based on how it progresses in the future, etc. We have the responsibility and the historic chance to take part in giving Europe a new direction. However, we should not take the Greek results as a way to resolve our national electoral challenges…

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