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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 May 5, 2011 at 12:54 AM|
LIO Fellow Dr. Russell Means confers with Fellow, US feminist leader, satirist and researcher Carol Moore who exposed official corruption at Waco in a bestseller, and now champions spreading interest in micro-communities and legal mechanisms for autonomy and secession as key conflict management and choice tools that reduce, not increase, con...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM|
Anthony Atala demonstrates work on rejection free printable organs that will both solve the organ donation crisis and make practical immortality in reach within decades, suggest experts. Libertarians are holding workshops to head off efforts to block the organs by fanati...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM|
LIO Friends and Local Libertarians and Liberals are in world action and continue world contact and local efforts showing that 'national policy' when restrictive of rights is increasingly a thing of the past.
They report drug and food liberalization and decriminalization efforts may bear fruit in several countries.The efforts are non-partisan, not advancing legislation per se but the removal of blocks to more voluntary efforts. A grow...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM|
The Lifeboat Foundation, here in a Popular Science article, is one of a growing number of efforts founded by Libertarians and LIO Friends to proactively address emerging issues to safeguard humanity against the worst while networking on opportunities for the best, and has been praised by government military strategists as "Way ahead of us." LIO Fello...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM|
LIO Welcome Host Ecuadorian Astronaut Commander Ron Nader embodies, as a non-partisan advocate of peace and education of under-served youth, LIO interests in dialogue on voluntary approaches, global multi-culturalism, future and proactive focus, and respect for the aspirations of each individual to do great things.
As some leaders predict a centuries-long "War on Terror" and declining ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 7, 2011 at 2:27 PM|
Teen Libertarian in public office LIO Activist Charles Peralo meets US New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is studying Libertarian ideas.
(This is the first of a series of micro-articles on the Libertarian future by David Nolan-key found...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM|
Ayn Rand became involved with LIO in the 1930's, became inactive, and was re-activated shortly before her death. The artist-philosopher revived interest in Aristotelianism as a modern approach--through her work as an advocate of focused awareness, causal thinkin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM|
Along with insterest in voluntarist Seastead and colonies in the Ocean, LIO Libertarian activists and Friends are working to lead or promote coastal eco-parks with no unsafe offshore drilling, and homesteaded fisheries and no-go zones to better preserve sea life:
|Posted on March 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM|
David Nolan championed new rights parties of voluntary solutions.
--By Ralph Swanson, LIO Past Advisory Chair
A series of joint short articles with US Libertarian Party founder David Nolan addressing LIO topics of interest under the title "The Libertarian Future" will be published he...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM|
The LIO site will start a new format of topics in April, 2011 (Updated May, September 2011). Each month will be dedicated to a key theme of interest to friends and activists, along with thinkpieces and profiles of current interest. The format is approximate and will be introduced gradually. As themes are updated we will return to about 5-12 thinkpieces yearly centered mostly on LIO Fellows
|Posted on March 3, 2011 at 6:36 PM|
LIO Senior Advisor Harry Browne passed away 5 years ago this week.
While newspapers and officials blamed the economic crisis on "too much" Libertarianism, claiming it proves freedom false, Libertarians were actually doing well following the "Libertarian Lifestyle" precepts of "people's...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM|
LIO Fan turned Fellow Christina Tobin discusses election improvements with Mr. Grayson, Kentucky, USA Secretary of State.
LIO fans continue expanding their work in bringing low-requirement and fair ballots and elections to every country. One target is the US itself, where Libertarians have been chip...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM|
|Posted on March 3, 2011 at 5:30 PM|
Brazil's 'Super-Green' Mayor Antanas Mockus helped citizens work wonders with 'market-friendly' Green policies and community problem solving groups. He now leads a consulting venture, has spoken at Harvard, and has run for President, sparking further reform: http://www.news.harvard...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM|
Presently having been in more public offices as a Libertarian than any Libertarian, the Libertarian International Organization Co-ordinator, Platform Visionary, Philosopher, Movement co-founder, Fortune 500 consultant and retired Union Member Dr. Michael Gilson-De Lemos encourages Libertarians not just to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 1, 2011 at 6:25 AM|
For decades LIO's Milton Friedman worked on issues internationally from abolishing the draft to freeing up markets and ending poverty with limited government tools. Now his relative Patri Friedman is an LIO Fellow and helping people discuss how to bring more societal choice through small and designed community tools, especially free cities and new mini-countries. In addition, his netwo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 11, 2011 at 4:24 PM|
Student Lorenita Gonzales is a Libertarian International Organization fan and activist in Peru. With friends she's developed a Community of Entrepreneurs.
(This inaugurates a series where we profile community leadership by LIO fans: Regular activists who share or are inspired via the Libertarian International Organ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM|
LIO Fellow George Donnelly and young friend.
LIO Fellow pan-American activist George Donnelly has announced a call for speakers worldwide on Libertarian-interest themes of spontaneous and bottom-up social order, non-authoritarian and open source management, and stateless social communities at a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:44 PM|
Direct Democracy expert Prof. Ted Becker advises DDI projects.
The Libertarian International Organization is encouraging rights activists to work for dialogue on DDI in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM|
Shown here leading and galvanizing anti-Communist revolution, Libertarian-Liberal and now President of Mongolia Elbegdorj Tsakhia, called "EB."
Longtime LIO Advisor friend EB has joined the curator contact group after an invitation to join the LIO Cultural Advisory Board. A biography is here:Read Full Post »