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May 20, 2017

In Memoriam:
Kelvin Onchari

Today, African Students For Liberty says goodbye to a great leader. Rest in peace, Kelvin. #SFLove  
May 19, 2017

Imantaka Nugraha
Indonesia

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Imantaka Nugraha SFL Charter Teams SFL Indonesia president bringing the free market to Jakarta Imantaka Nugraha is one of the co-founders of SFL Indonesia and currently serves as their president. Imantaka initiated and co-founded SFL Indonesia in August 2015 right after he attended the International Society for Individual Liberty world conference in Bali, where he met many SFLers from all around the world. Since then, SFL Indonesia has grown rapidly into an organization that inspired many other SFL chapters in Southeast Asia. He has spoken at many events in the entire Pacific region on topics such as the sharing economy and Uber, the liberty movement in Indonesia, religious freedom, free market environmentalism, inefficiencies of state-owned businesses and so forth. With SFL Indonesia, Imantaka […]
May 14, 2017

We Can Actually Learn Something from the Flat Earth Society

The Earth is flat. NASA is a tax scheme. All you’ve ever heard of satellites, space travel and (of course) the moon landing – is a fraud. Let that sink in for a moment. If the statements above sound crazy to you, it may come as a surprise that some of those who read posts on the internet and watch YouTube videos made by a group called “The Flat Earth Society”, including influential celebrities, actually think some of it – or all of it – makes a lot of sense. We might ask ourselves: “How is it possible that in #current_year, almost 23 centuries after the Greek astronomer, Eratosthenes, calculated the size of the spherical Earth with a minor error, do people still believe it […]
May 12, 2017

SFL Around the World: April 2017

Here’s what SFL-ers around the world accomplished this April: Charter Teams Starting off with Japan, a country that has seen little to no libertarian activism in the past (with the noble exception of Chiaki Nishiyama, a former president of the prestigious Mont Pélérin Society), we are very happy to announce the founding of a new SFL chapter in the land of the rising sun. Meanwhile, Students For Liberty Korea put together a brand-new homepage that’s absolutely worth checking out. The same goes for our group in Singapore, which is also only about to get started. Their website, which you can find here, also contains an impressive section on “Learning Liberalism,” a project they have been working on during the last year. Read more here! North America With […]
May 12, 2017

Tbilisi Students Protest Grim Future of Georgian State Regulation

Georgian Students For Liberty (GSFL) and the Consumer Choice Center (CCC) are hosting a “plain packaged” nanny state store in Tbilisi to protest ridiculous lifestyle regulations following recent Georgian parliamentary attempts to restrict choice. Georgia’s first “Parliament approved” store will open its doors on May 12, at 5 pm and will run until May 14. “We’ve decided to create a Nanny State Store in Tbilisi to highlight the grim and bleak depiction of the future of Georgian regulation. Students For Liberty has done this successfully around the world, and we wanted to bring the fight to Georgia. Do we want a Parliament that treats adults like children? Or do we want a society that respects an adult’s freedom to choose?” said Liza Katsiashvili, local coordinator […]
May 12, 2017

Proving Art Has a Place in a Free Society

When we think about libertarians, the liberty movement, Capitol Hill and politics, very few people think about how the artists are getting involved.  Many times, they’re seen as a nuisance. What’s that dancer doing commenting on complex issues like capital gains tax and medical care markets? I hang out around a lot of artists and I collaborate with them on a daily basis. While a painting has never swayed my position on gun rights, artists are the most continuously passionate and motivated political activists in society. When they really discover their role, they can move mountains. So I wanted to launch an Art Gala about art in politics. Yes, when I pitched this event to a lot of people, I got a lot of blank […]
May 11, 2017

Osaka Steps Toward Accepting Same-Sex Families

In a move unprecedented by the central government, the city of Osaka, Japan granted a gay couple the ability to legally adopt a child. While no law officially stands preventing same-sex couples from adoption, their applications would usually be turned away unless they specifically adopted as individuals. While this at least allowed same-sex couples to raise a child, being unrecognized as a family presented them with a lack of legal representation. Additionally, the notion that an unmarried couple was unable to legally consider themselves a family most likely contributes to social isolation. LGBT rights activists have struggled to maintain a vocal presence in Japan. According to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, while overall hatred is not widespread, LGBT organizations are limited in how they […]
May 10, 2017

O mercado valoriza resultados, não esforços

O mercado valoriza resultados, não esforços Gustavo de Paula | 10  de maio de 2017 Unplash Não é incomum ouvir frases como “trabalhe mais e você será recompensando”. Sentenças assim até são motivacionais e podem servir para te incentivar a sair da sua zona de conforto, mas essa entidade abstrata e complexa chamada “mercado” não funciona tão bem assim. O mercado recompensa aquele(s) que oferecem um produto que supra a necessidade ou desejo de outras pessoas. O mercado recompensa o quanto você serve às outras pessoas. Trabalho não é valor É necessário abandonarmos esta antiga ideia, usada por Smith e posteriormente por Marx, afirmadora de que algo vale a quantidade de trabalho utilizada para criar ou desenvolver certa coisa. Leia também Quem se preocupa com o […]
May 9, 2017

Victoria Ibiwoye
Nigeria

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Victoria Ibiwoye SFL Africa Educating and empowering young leaders in Africa Victoria Ibiwoye is a former ASFL Local Coordinator from Nigeria. She is the founder of One African Child, a non-profit initiative founded primarily to aide children on the African soil to realise their true identity and their place in society. The organization’s mission is to educate and empower young African Leaders. The organization executes community projects that seek to educate and transform the lives of children. Victoria recently represented One African Child at the UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which was a summit on education. View Other SFL Success Stories If you want to support students like Victoria, please invest in liberty today. It is tax-deductible and will change […]
May 8, 2017

North America:
April 2017 Update

  SFL North America APRIL 2017 UPDATE Speak Freely Summit Our largest event in April was a massive success. With over 200 registrants, the Speak Freely Summit provided an opportunity for liberty-minded people to collaborate on the best practices to further free speech on campuses throughout North America. We were honored to host Dave Rubin, Flemming Rose, Casey Given, Faisal Mutar, Sara Taksler, Rob Montz, and Jim Caruso as speakers at this special event alongside our Speak Freely Advocates. To read more about the Speak Freely Summit, check out a blog post written by one of our student leaders, Caitlyn Tierney, here! Free to Be Art Gala at NYU The Free to Be Art Gala took place in New York to stress the importance of […]
May 7, 2017

Is Singapore A Libertarian Paradise?

This article was written by SFL Charter Teams Member Donovan Choy. You can learn more about the situation in Singapore by contacting him at [email protected] A Brief Overview Singapore is a young country, having only gained independence from the British in 1965. Since then, the country has been ruled solely by the People’s Action Party (PAP), headed by the revered statesman Lee Kuan Yew who is often credited as the “founding father” of Singapore. He passed away at the age of 91 in 2015. The country’s ethnic diversity is made up of predominantly Singaporean Chinese (76%), with Malays (15%) and Indians (7%) in racial minorities. The population on the whole is English-speaking. For a small country the size of only 719.1 km² (that’s ⅔ the […]
May 6, 2017

South Asia:
April 2017 Update

SFL South Asia APRIL 2017 UPDATE South Asia welcomes her new Executive Board SASFL Executive Board members have been the lifeline of the liberty movement in South Asia. This month, the Executive Board for the year 2016-17 stepped down to hand the reigns to a brand new supercharged Executive Board for the year 2017-18. Here is a small introduction to the Executive Board: Abeed Khader, Executive Board Chairman 2016-17 and Ashank Upadhyay, Chair Academic Programs 2016-17 have decided to continue as Executive Board members. They were instrumental in South Asia’s successes and we are glad we have their experience to count on! Ayemen Fatima, Sougandhi Bogupally and Parth Valluri were a part of the team that won the Students For Liberty Group of the year award at […]