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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:
- Civil Libertarianism: Voluntary eco-tools, all fields (SMILE).
- Citizen Libertarianism: Local UN Rights democracy, all nations with Florida as model
- 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.
--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 April 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM|
Countries in Red still enforce the practice of enslavement by conscription. Those in blue or orange do not or only in emergencies, or are moving towards abolition.
LIO Libertarians are pleased at the advances in rolling back coerced conscription to militaries or to so-called 'national service,' a project spearheaded by LIO Fellow No...Read Full Post »
Aslam Effendi Remembered as Afghan, Pakistani Libs Help Target Crime, Conflict Reduction, & Corruption
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Dr.Ralph Swanson helped found Sister Cities, worked on the UN Declaration with H.G. Wells, and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. Having joined LIO's predecessor organization--the Libertarian-Liberal League-- in 1939 as a teen to combat racism in Florida, he knew key figures and those who had known LIO figures of the XIXth and early XXth century--such as Miguel Lemos, air pioneer and developer of Gi...Read Full Post »
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Libertarian International Organization Fellow Marla Gilson was the "driving force' for world attention to the needs of the differently abled, said admirers, and a key person in promoting both Jewish benevolent causes such as Hadassah and working for peace.
Marla Gilson was a key LIO Advisor in bringing forth Li...Read Full Post »
LIO ADVISORY: LIO Libertarian OPERATION DIGNITY--Voluntary Taxes, Public Services, Unions, Households--Underway to Promote Devolution Dialogue
|Posted on March 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM|
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LIO Fellow Advisor Richard Winger is a world expert on field of fair elections. While focused on US issues he covers worldwide at : www.ballotaccess.org
LIO Friends, fans and activists continue leading and catalyzing dialogues worldwide on election improvement, and joining in coalitions to drive fairer ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM|
Libertarian International Organization Fellow Observer Col. William Gilson, USMC, advised on military trends.
LIO remembers the signal work of Col. William Gilson, United States Marine Corps.
Said by friends to be gifted with 'the legendary Gilson charm and diplomacy,' Col. Gilson advised LIO on military tre...Read Full Post »
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US Libertarian-interested consumer info journalist John Stossel congratulates Jennifer Jones, who with LIO Friends is championing use of more web and other technogy to spread democracy and 'civic engagement.'
LIO Friend Jennifer Jones is deeply interested in incre...Read Full Post »
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An informal contact Circle to locate and engage the Super-High IQ/EQ underway by LIO since 1972 has been formalized. More people are 'Supers' given the massive increase in population than ever, with likely new heights of IQ/EQ being attained.
In general, those with over 165-175+ IQ's (Einstein level or above) are highly favorable to LIO voluntaristic themes.The group will engage those of regular high genius (over 140 or able to do Master to PhD work). About 5000 a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM|
LIO is putting in place additional community support tools for ' I LEAP !" action with the successes of the Pinellas, Florida, pilot. At present several community facilitators are in training for additional 'Libertarian Society' pilots. Unlike the cariety of Libertarian-based efforts by different groups, only these will be under LIO registration as part of the mission to create strict Libertarian-centered but ecumenical networks with the option of eventual model LIO eco-commu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM|
David Nolan, late US LP lead founder, wants everybody trying Libertarian public administration. This is one of a series of short items done with LIO Advisor Dorothy Livengood before Nolan's death and since re-edited extensively combining several notes and short items approved by Mr. Nolan. Nolan championed Troika system described here as ...Read Full Post »
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Ever-genial Nizan Ahmad of Bangladesh, long-time LIO fellow and new Conference lead co-editor for South and West Asia, is congratulated by LIO Fellow Nobelist Dr. Milton Friedman on the opening of his Think Tank. The Conferences will be fully operational into 2013.
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Czech leader Vaclav Havel's father was an LIO (then the League) Advisor who sought to create model proto-Libertarian voluntarist neighborhoods for the poor and middle class that were then expropriated, and whose ancestors in turn were involved in the salon of then co-ordinator Henriette D...Read Full Post »
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LIO Fellow Brazil's Dr. Margeret Tse greets Czech leader Vaclav Klaus, who noted that Communist oppression ..."would not have fallen without the spread of Libertarianism..." Klaus used Libertarian secession concepts to avert civil war--as then plagued Yugoslavia and Chechnya--by peaceful separation of Czechoslo...Read Full Post »