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NATIONAL REVIEW INSTITUTE HONORS LEGACY OF WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.

Charles Krauthammer was honored for his leadership in political thought at the National Review Institute’s (NRI) inaugural William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner in New York City. Krauthammer said in his acceptance speech, “"There are self evident truths. They don't always carry the day but they will if we make the case for them."

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BOLLYWOOD CELEBS SUPPORT THINK TANK’S FILM FEST

In India, informal workers make up 90% of the workforce. They are often forced out of the formal sector due to heavy licensing and regulation policies by the Indian government. Atlas Network partner Centre for Civil Society hosts an annual documentary festival called Jeevika to capture the livelihood challenges faced by the rura...

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DISCUSSING FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN PERU

The Instituto Politico Para la Libertad (IPL) will be hosting its annual Universidad de la Libertad in Lima, Peru, November 20-23, 2014. This seventh edition of the event will focus on freedom and human rights, which have been increasingly violated by governments in South America.

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OSLO FREEDOM FORUM CELEBRATES DISSIDENCE

The Oslo Freedom forum held its sixth annual gathering on the weekend of October 20-22. The conference is a showcase for dissidents, activists, and general troublemakers for oppressive states. Celebrity speakers from thirteen countries spoke on issues including battling authoritarian regimes, strategies of nonviolent resistance,...

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PATH OF FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN GUATEMALA

More than 650 students from across the Americas gathered at Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala for the 2014 Latin American Students for Liberty Conference. This year’s conference was titled “The Path of Freedom,” as panels, discussions, and lectures highlighted the evolution of freedom philosophies throughout history.

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MANDATORY UNION MEMBERSHIP IS DISCOURAGING JOB CREATION IN KENTUCKY

The Bluegrass Institute of Public Policy in Kentucky is concerned that state policies are to blame for driving out long-established factories to more business-friendly states. This April, Fruit of the Loom announced that it would close its last remaining Kentucky plant. Workers whose families had been with the company for genera...

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EVIDENCE OF HUMANITY’S ACHIEVEMENTS

The Cato Institute recently launched HumanProgress.org 2.0. HumanProgress.org shows the evidence of humanity's achievements. It is a project of the Cato Institute with major support from the John Templeton Foundation, the Searle Freedom Trust, and the Brinson Foundation.

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MACROECONOMIC VULNERABILITIES IN LATIN AMERICA

Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative has released its Latin American Macroeconomic outlook called “Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities in an Uncertain World: One Region, Three Latin Americas.” CERES Executive Director Ernesto Talvi leads the initiative.

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GREEK LIBERTY WIKI PROJECT CHANGES AN ONLINE NARRATIVE

In Greece, where radical collectivism is on the rise, ideas about personal liberty are frequently dismissed or suppressed. Liberty Forum of Greece is working to change the narrative. Each month twenty volunteers spend their time translating relevant Wikipedia entries into Greek to offer the public an objective presentation of cl...

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ALEX CHAFUEN REMEMBERS LEONARD LIGGIO ON FORBES

The free society lost a great champion on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 when Leonard P. Liggio passed away. I first met Leonard P. Liggio in 1980 at a Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) meeting held at the Hoover Institution. He was standing on the left side of the packed auditorium next to Murray Rothbard, another intellectual giant, much...

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FRIENDS OF LEONARD REMINISCE ON THE LIGGIO LEGACY

Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Network’s long-time executive vice president, passed away on October 14, 2014. It’s been very touching to see the outpouring of affection following his death. We knew how beloved Leonard was within the freedom movement, but it remains nothing short of awe-inspiring to see so many tributes to his influenc...

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EUROPEAN THINK TANKS LAUNCH EPICENTER TO ADDRESS KEY EU ISSUES

Six European think tanks recently launched EPICENTER (the European Policy Information Center) in Brussels, Belgium. EPICENTER is a new project aimed at providing “decision-makers with research and insight on a number of key economic issues,” developing free-market solutions to some of the European Union’s (EU) most daunting chal...

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IN MEMORIAM: LEONARD LIGGIO

Leonard P. Liggio, Executive Vice President of Academics at Atlas Network, passed away October 14, 2014 at the age of 81. Leonard’s career advancing liberty spanned seven decades, during which time he served as the President of the Mont Pelerin Society, the Philadelphia Society, and the Institute for Humane Studies, where he lat...

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12TH RIGHT TO KNOW DAY AWARDS CEREMONY IN BULGARIA

The Access to Information Programme Foundation held the 12th annual Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on September 28. The Golden Key Award for the most efficient use of the Access to Public Information Act by a journalist was presented to Ms. Svetla Vasileva from the Duma Daily. The Padlock anti-award was given to the Prosecuto...

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REPEAL 100 LAWS PROJECT

Enthused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call during his election campaign for ‘Minimum Government & Maximum Governance’, three organizations in India launched an initiative to push for the repeal of one hundred burdensome and/or obsolete laws in India. At a speech in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Modi said, “If every...

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UNDERSTANDING RECENT ELECTION RESULTS IN SWEDEN

Cato Institute senior fellow -- and 2013 keynote speaker at Atlas Network's Freedom Dinner -- Johan Norberg writes in the UK's Spectator about the recent elections in Sweden, which tossed prime minister Frederik Reinfeldt out of power. Describing Reinfeldt as a Swedish version of David Cameron, Norberg derives lessons for other...

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ATLASNETWORK WORLD10 NEWSLETTER

The Atlas Network newsletter features the top 10 happenings
around the world in the global freedom movement showcasing
the work of Atlas Network partners.