Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Libertarian Party founded in Cuba

Cuba's Very First Libertarian Party Is Born - Nelson Rodríguez Chartrand, Pan-Am Post:

May 8, 2017 - "On Sunday, May 7, 2017, a milestone was set in Cuban history, as well as for lovers and defenders of freedom worldwide: the Cuban Libertarian Party “José Martí” was founded.

The event was held at the headquarters of the Libertarian Library “Benjamin Franklin”.... This organization is an extension of the objectives that were first proposed by the Cuban Anarchocapitalist Club and, later, the Mises Cuba Institute. The Libertarian Library “Benjamin Franklin”, founded last December 24, will be the source of the philosophy it defends....

"The new party will have, among others, the supreme purpose of defending freedom, human and civil rights of the people, promoting and proposing the reduction of the prevailing collectivism in society and the excessive paternalism of the public administrations, affirming and strengthening individual sovereignty in all areas of life, minimizing the volume and interference of the state and supporting the establishment of a spontaneous social and economic order.

"In addition, the Cuban Libertarian Party will seek to reduce government interference in culture, education, solidarity and ethical issues, as well as establish a legal system emanating from the free will of the citizens that effectively guarantees the aforementioned goals.

“It is curious and interesting that the activity was carried out without an overshadow, at least perceivable of State Security agents”, commented one of the participants, since until now several members have been arrested (one was even burned with a cigarette in prison) and threatened. A few days ago, state security agents went to the headquarters of the library ... and took a member forcefully in order to induce fear....

"But we will not be overcome by fear. As the Greek saying goes: 'Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.' We do not fear reprisals.... We do not dear any attacks against our bodies, because our ideas will transcend and achieve freedom."

Read more: https://panampost.com/editor/2017/05/08/cuban-launches-libertarian-party/
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