|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 after past LIO head Paul Gilson who led the first American Liberation of a concentration camp and guided LIO through much of the tumultuous XXth century, is provided to those previously honored as LIO Board fellows.
One is given to hail a living LIO activist, another memorializes a past senior LIO Libertarian, and a third memorializes a Libertarian martyr or long toiling leader as symbols of self-leadership, inspiration and emblems of the many unsung Libertarians and human rights activists and champions of enlightened tolerance, science, and progress with attention to voluntary means.
The awards will be announced in the coming months.