We're spreading to this motto:

Libertarian Individuals Mean Community Progress.


Since the modern LIO Libertarian and allied Green movement began in 1969 with 5 pledgers and several hundred fans, we're now 1+ per 1000 homes in every country. Why stop now?

The Libertarian International Organization  (LIO) helps you build a better world with aware, voluntary, non-punitive tools!  LIO is a set of advisory -encouragement networks  along SMILE lines. Mission: Help you promote peaceful voluntary choices and associations, notably in public administration, as engines of betterment. It is free, non-partisan, all-volunteer, neither takes nor donates funds; mothering Liberal and progressive change. Go to 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 on|

Key news: The formal LIO Libertarian/fan community--LIO--is (2015) at 8 million homes proportionately distributed across classes and ethnicities in every country, with an additional 1.3 million in an added US LIO-fan D-base, resulting in 11% of US Homes--22% of all parties--self-identifying as informal libertarian-interested. Interests are peaceful dialogue on aware use of voluntary tools bettering rights, tolerance, social/scientific progress in all areas. LIO is non-partisan, but most follow the intuitive Gilson Libertarian voting strategy disseminated in 1969: Vote for very honest and preferably libertarian-interested and/or minority persons; otherwise vote to oblige centrist dialogue via progressive executive-upper house and conservative lower house in federal or national/local, and the reverse in state/ regional elections in both private and public-common bodies. LIO fans are active in non-partisan preferably appointive local office, to often lead the bodies they serve and increasingly professional or union groups. In general, progressives as social accelerator tend to be 50 years behind in consciously applying LIO Libertarian (or SMILE) tools, conservatives 100 years as social brake. All are welcome to try or share free SMILE tools to better home, work-leisure, and civic life in the world's largest intentional community bringing goodwill, dialogue, peace in all institutions--thus suppressing anti-rights extremism.

Overview. The LIO was re-founded in 1904: Katherine Gardner-Gilson, G. Thonar, Michael Lemos. It initially focused on training on co-operatives, tolerance, and work on what is now the UN Declaration--a world rights charter. We include the predecessor Lemos-Gil Liberal Salons re-organized 1592 to promote voluntary associations as engines of progress. We're an alliance of homes for goodwill, dialogue, volunteering.  Just share your good work: Use any of our 3 dialogue platforms of progress, rights, voluntary governance since 1969:

  1. Civil Libertarianism: Voluntary eco-tools, all fields (SMILE).
  2. Citizen Libertarianism: Local UN Rights democracy, all nations with Florida as model
  3. Civic (with LIO curator): Libertarian model eco-homes/-community legal.

Formal Participation:.. in the LIO Libertarian world community is also via these 3 levels: You're either an small-l libertarian applier, large-L pledged advocate, or LIO auditor (~170+ IQ homes)/Senior Libertarian focused on 1, 2, or 3 respectively.  (Outreach registration is presently closed. Informal pro-libertarian voters/libertarian-receptives may get on our d-base via e-mail to our Facebook i.e. LIO Friends, right). More: Am I a L/libertarian?

History: Please note the term Libertarian is derived from the Iberian for freeholder who championed justice and city rights--not liberty per se, but justice and free speech. Their voluntary Libertarian communities of old, many around the garden republic of Monfort Lemos--where all voted even in the Dark Ages--inspire many. Join LIO fans exchanging data for eco-homes/co-housing of positive parenting, prepping, and personal development; involvement in community volunteering and non-partisan local public office; and share links/tools. 

Now what? Enjoy our links, and LIO Fellows thinkpieces below: Share to promote brainstorming and dialogue.

"The www.LibertarianInternational.org is informal, effective because it's us, we share many practical and inspiring tools, and LIO Libertarianism is very friendly to women and minorities such as Native and First peoples..."

--Meaghan Champion, Canadian Native American activist, homeschooler, and journalist.

Welcome from Kennon Gilson, student of art and education-philosophy, and great-grandson and collateral cousin-removed of the LIO re-founders.

"Rights, Order and Progress. LIO re-founders Katherine Gilson was also a co-organizer of the great D.C. woman's march in 1913 where she was beaten by police while pregnant with my grandfather--then toured the country galvanizing the equal rights movement...while Michael Lemos peacefully ended slavery and co-founded the republic of Brazil designing its flag, encouraging many liberal-libertarian communes at the time educating the freed slaves. They formalized LIO which had been for over a century the research edge of the venerable Liberal League it now incorporates, hosted by my ancestors from time immemorial. Having been a teen Libertarian in several public offices in the USA, and learned of our history and community including from luminaries as noted philosophers John Hospers and Barbara Branden, David Nolan and Dr. R. Swanson who helped found www.lp.org at a suggestion from my grandfather, and Toni Nathan first woman to get an electoral vote in the US, I'm honored you're looking into the amazing work and ideas of our fans. As a co-editor, I'll do my best to help you share the good work, and try out a benevolent and tolerant Libertarian atmosphere starting at home. Remember, you already enjoy the fruits of many Liberal-Libertarian innovations and campaigns...what we're doing is bringing aware, principled use: With more voluntary choices, things improve."


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Libertarian Dr. Ken Bisson Leads Public Health, Longevity

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Libertarian light Ken Bisson, MD, is an advocate of best practices in weight loss and longer life in the US, and has created centers in many cities.


LIO advisory Fellow and friend Ken Bisson, MD, is a dedicated rights activist ...

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LIO Fellow Ken Olsen, PC Inventor, Remembered

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Ken Olsen invented the Personal Computer, said "If you want to know the benefits and influence of Libertarian thinking, look at your computer." He helped reform of Communism, cell phone legalization; end phone government monopolies.

LIO Observer and Fellow Ken Olsen, who invented and evangelize...

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LIO Strategist Gen. Robert Richardson III, Remembered

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Libertarian International Organization Fellow General Robert Richardson III strategized on space defense, outer space migration, and peaceful end of Communist and other dictatorships through clever citizen diplomacy.

Retired US Air Force founding figure B...

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LIO Libertarian Twitter, Friends Facebook a Hit

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 6:35 AM

LIO Twitter and Facebook have followers in 120+ countries so far.


LIO has refocused its Twitter as a leadership tool with timely updates of doings of LIO teams, and links to SMILE initiative links, once or twice weekly. The links reflect LIO interests and have tips on 'Libertarian Li...

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Somalia LIO Libertarians Develop Somaliland, Democracy

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Somalia=Libertarian Paradise? It's coming, say determined activists.


Somalia broke apart starting in 1989 into chaos due to what many feel was misguided US government interference to impose a 'friendly' right-wing Islamist regime under color of 'democracy' and centralization. Local Libertarians were mur...

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LIO Libertarians in 'Immortality' Push

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM

LIO Libertarians  with Life Extension Researchers



Researchers and activists including LIO Libertarians and advisors have announced they continue a push for effective immortality, possibly in a ...

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1st Gilson Awards To Be Announced.

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM

A confidential LIO Committee has made the first long-awaited Gilson Award of Recognition including two little known Libertarians who guided the world movement including an author and activist who died when the government denied his medical marihuana medication. They must come from different countries, and may not all be the same sex or race. In addition, a special recognition was voted of a past advisor.


The Award, which is an honor only, named afte...

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LIO History Series To Start

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

A series of short essays on LIO history and other topics has been prepared by Honorary Advisory Chair Emeritus Dr. Ralph Swanson. The essays will be loaded over the next several years highlighting past events, major figures, and more.


Swanson first participated in the LIO in 1939 where he received many accounts of early LIO history and interacted with LIO figures and friends such as H. G. Wells, John Kennedy, Ayn Rand, and others. He is a founding figure in the US...

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International Libertarian Month Each October

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 6:42 AM

Costa Rica Libertarian Congress member Otto Guevara Guth speaks to class, and says continuing outreach and dialogue is essential.


As part of a long term project, October is International Libertarian Month  sponsored by the LIO. The project Facebook is at:

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Libertarian Philosophy: Spread Use of Philosophy

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Family, the first vocation...and first vocation of a Libertarian Philosopher--MG.


I've revised this old dialogue sheet for all concerned. Enjoy!

Takeaway: Start lovingly in logic at age 4 and all else follows. That's what LIO Libertarians do. Discuss.

  • A short wa...
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Nathaniel Branden Objectivist Primer Hailed

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 7:27 AM

Philosopher and Psychologist Dr. Nathaniel Branden has made his seminal 'Introduction to Objectivism' available to international acclaim. He is also interviewed at: http://www.newdimensions.org/program.php?id=2441



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Islam Libertarians Lead Charge

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Dr. Dean Ahmad of www.minaret.org travels worldwide and develops workshops and conferences on Libertarian-interest topics for Islamic participants. He says interest is greater than ever.


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2011 Libertarian-Interest World Conferences

Posted on December 11, 2010 at 2:06 PM

2011 Libertarian-Interest world conferences are being announced, with a growing emphasis on global youth outreach.


  • www.ISIL.org Based on past success, it has started a series of training seminars in multiple countries geared to teaching English and Libertarian themes.
  • http://politicalconferences.org is a project of Students for Liberty, with stong ties to groups suc...
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WikiLeaks Mania? Libertarian Grabbe Site Leads Curve

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 12:10 AM

                    LIO Advisor and "Einstein-like" Economist Dr. J. Orlin Grabbe predicted

Wikileaks phenomenon. Now his pioneer user-helped site is pro...

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Libertarian Romanians Ended Communism, Lead Reforms

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 12:46 PM

 www.ISIL.org representative Valentina Nicolae is one of the many Romanian Libertarian activists commanding growing respect as groups expand.

Romanian Libertarians, many of them women...

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LIO Adviser Dr. Sharon Presley:Thought Tools for All

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Dr.Presley formed the Libertarian Alliance in the mid-60's, and has been a tireless proponent of rational thought and assistive tools such as the freedom of the internet.

We're pleased to welcome back Dr. Sharon Presley, a pioneering Libertarian activist and champion of rational thought for all, not a few academics.


Dr. Presley help...

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SMILE: LIO Libertarians Hail Life Extension Advance

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Libertarian International Organization Adviser Dr.  Roy Walford championed suggestions on telomere research, exercise and diet studies for life extension that were called "laughable" and "life extension looneytarianism" but scientists aren't laughing now. Nor are the experimental mice now enjoying dramatically increased lifespans, age reversal as exciting research ...

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LIO Thinker J. T. Fraser, Internet Grandfather, Remembered

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 7:23 AM

Philosopher J. T. Fraser wrote intriguing analyses of Time with implications for spontaneous order, markets, and machine design.

Beloved Philosopher J. T. Fraser, an observer of the LIO Advisory and Observ...

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David Nolan, LIO Advisor, US LP Champion, Remembered

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 6:04 AM

Social Scientist and Intellectual of the Century David Nolan co-founded the US Libertarian Party, and was slated to advise world parties project.

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Dr. James Lark: World Libertarian Student Project Grows

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Former US LP Chair, LIO Advisor Dr. James Lark III is more than a university professor; he helps enlighten students in all countries on Libertarian tools.

Management thinker and consultant Dr. Jim Lark III has long been admired for his tireless efforts to promote university student groups to study Libertarianism and volunt...

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