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Libertarian Individuals Mean Community Progress.
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:
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.
--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."
|Posted on November 7, 2010 at 5:36 AM|
LIO Advisor Dr. Milton Friedman travelled the world to advance the LIO poverty reduction approach.
LIO Libertarians have led the way in efforts focused on actually abolishing systemic poverty by increasingly sane and voluntary me...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM|
EDITORIAL by Ralph Swanson, past LIO Honorary Advisory Board Chair
The LIO Project for Libertarian Citizenship and Community replaces the old LIO Clubs and focuses on the c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2010 at 8:07 PM|Libertarian in Public Office Kennon Gilson addresses county commissioners that he advises on local TV.
Kennon Gilson,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM|
Dr. Ralph K. Swanson is the oldest living Libertarian, having taken his pledge from Paul Gilson in 1939. The rights activist is recently on a local council.
LIO Advisory by Ralph Swanson, former LIO Advisory Chair, charter member USLP, co-founder Florida Libertarian movement, helped develop modern LIO Libertarian Project.
Th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 12, 2010 at 4:58 PM|
|Posted on September 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM|
LIO Advisor Attorney Laura Mascaro, here at the Juan de Mariana Institute, is a public intellectual in Spain who champions Unschooling, public participation and other issues. She is working on a world project to promote schooling empowerment in each country.
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|Posted on September 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM|
NASA GIVES WAY TO SPACESTEADING
US President Obama announced a seismic shift in US policy towards space colonization driven by private entities. Already private-public spaceports exist or are being planned in New Mexico and other states. The matter was first proposed in 1977 at a Libertarian-driven conference on Space Colonization by the American Astronautical Society and international divisions, organized by past LIO Honorary Chair G. Harry Stine, viewed a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 29, 2010 at 7:06 AM|
LIO Libertarians have been key in growing Life Extension movement
The popular Libertarian opinion blog www.LewRockwell.com has a growing number of articles on Life Extension topics. The group, derived from the old Center for Libertarian Studies, includes several LIO friend and advisory board membe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM|
|Posted on February 22, 2010 at 9:57 AM|
Left: Activists meet local Afghan farmers on mini-banks.
February 22, 2010 --Libertarian Parties have been normalizing operations in promoting Libertarian and Liberal ideas and have begun to define the center. In addition, once controversial concepts, including LIO SMILE agenda concepts, are redefining the mainstream more than ever i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 9, 2010 at 11:50 PM|
By Ralph Swanson, LIO Advisory Chair Emeritus
(Updated February 2011)
In a series of secure phone conferences ending last October, Libertarian and Liberal participants in the confidential LIO Public Safety Group agreed to move on a long developing plan to help dialogue and advise citizen transition of the world to democracy, and prod democracies to more open systems with increased use of voluntary solutions.
The group is one of 3...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM|
The Libertarian Tool paradigm of Charter Cities is spreading, and now being rediscovered as "new" by economists such as Paul Romer at the TED meeting of world innovators.
Variously called mini-archisms, designed communities, autonomous c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 1, 2009 at 12:35 PM|
Mayor Art Olivier cut crime over 40% with citizen teams.
The paradigm is Libertarian voluntary methods cannot address crime...only more police, punishments and prisons can as the core job of government. Think again.
As mayor, Libertarian Art Olivier cut crime over 40% in 2 years while by refusing to expand police functions or rais...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 18, 2009 at 11:03 AM|
Left: Liberal-Libertarian Carlos Lemos Simmonds, former President of Colombia and author of "The Thief State," held early high-level colloquia on drug and personal rights policy, as LIO advisor and former LIO Advisory Chair, with many Latin and EC leaders. Calling for "common sense for harmless users" he was also famed for risking his life and leading the fight that put major v...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM|
St. Petersburg, Florida, Ongoing, first published October 2007--The paradigm is Libertarians don't lead change by not getting into the community...or if they do, 'car wash' Libertarian activists are Libertarian lightweights who blindly attack government structures. Change your paradigm. For while courts from California t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 14, 2008 at 12:44 PM|
Costa Rica, October 2008--The myth is that Libertarians can't get elected to high office and are right-wing anyway. Change your paradigm.
Libertarian centrists are pushing conservatives and progressive wings to think anew with a hardening line as they declare choice an inherent theme of human right...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 20, 2008 at 7:00 PM|
(Photo: Mongolian Prime Minister Elbegdorj Tsakhia, known as EB to friends, addresses the ISIL world Libertarian conference on improvements there using Libertarian tools.)
Ulan Bator, Mongolia, February 2008--T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 30, 2007 at 3:20 PM|
Seminole County, USA, July 2007--The paradigm is that social change can only be done by elected Libertarians...and environment hating Libs can't get elected to anything locally important. Change your paradigm.
Bookseller Mike Barr is one of the growing number of Libertarians being elected to county Soil & Water...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2007 at 11:20 AM|
Left: Laid-back but determined Spanish Libertarians have revived the Red Liberal-Libertaria, founded by LIO in 1970, as part of the effort. They publish numerous columns and articles, and are working to expand that country's relative drug liberalization, to lower taxes, and raise awareness of things like Libertarian-oriented Austrian Economi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 13, 2007 at 2:58 PM|
As Libertarian concepts of emphasis on rights and voluntary alternatives to coerced government programs spre...