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MEDICAL CANNABIS WIN FOR UTAH THINK TANK

Interest in medical marijuana has grown over the past few years, causing a wave of political movements and advocates working to make it legally available. Utah-based think tank Libertas Institute[https://www.atlasnetwork.org/partners/global-directory/libertas-institute] has been one of those long-standing advocates for the lega...

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SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY RULES AGAINST EXCESSIVE FINES

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States determined that excessive fines could not be imposed by state and local governments. The unanimous decision affirms the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment, which states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unus...

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CELEBRATING A LEGACY OF LIBERTY DURING ASIA LIBERTY FORUM 2019

Over 270 people gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka for Asia Liberty Forum 2019 from Feb. 28th – Mar. 1st. Advocata Institute co-hosted this event, which provided expert commentary on how a rich history of liberty helped reduce poverty in the region, and how freedom can continue this legacy for the future.

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SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF TOLERANCE AND PROSPERITY IN AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan is one of the world’s least economically free countries, but the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) has launched a new program to help build a greater understanding of the benefits of liberty and free markets. The “Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan,” is a series of conferences and roundtable d...

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ARE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OPEN TO THE IDEAS OF LIBERTY?

Some believe that students are being pushed into anti-liberal ideas by their peers and professors in universities across North America, and most students are simply too far gone for classical liberal organizations to make any meaningful impact. There even seems to be a crisis on campus led by anti-liberal groups whose only goal...

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BIKALPA WINS 2019 ASIA LIBERTY AWARD

In Nepal, the number of organizations advocating for free-market solutions are few and far between. The country is plagued with issues of poverty, populism, and government coercion that limit the opportunity for everyday Nepali citizens to thrive. There is a massive need for an effective tool to educate Nepalis about the values...

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MANNKAL ECONOMIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION WINS ASIA STUDENT OUTREACH AWARD

It can be difficult to find informative and relevant educational opportunities for young, liberty-minded Australians. True education requires more than just a class or a textbook; it requires debate and conversations with colleagues and mentors, as well as hands-on experiences that cause students to engage with ideas that really...

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LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL HEADED TO MONGOLIA IN 2019

Liberty lovers and famous libertarian activists will be gathering in the beautiful city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from June 6–9, 2019 to discuss and celebrate freedom at the Liberty International World Conference. Hosted by Atlas Network partner Silk Road Foundation, the conference will feature a vibrant learning and networking e...

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AUDITING ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE

The Fraser Institute releases its Economic Freedom of the World Index annually, which ranks every country based on the degree to which each country’s policies and institutions support economic freedom. Audace Institut Afrique (AIA), an Atlas Network partner located in Côte d'Ivoire, recently ranked 132nd in the index. While thei...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: LINDA KAVUKA

A recent alumna of the Smith Fellowship, Linda Kavuka, is African programs manager at Students For Liberty (Africa), a partner organization with coordinators located throughout Africa. She is based in Kenya and was one of the Cornerstone Talk presenters at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2017, and she completed Atlas Network’s Sm...

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BOOK TRANSLATION PROMOTES PEACE, LOVE, AND LIBERTY IN AFGHANISTAN

Of the many positive benefits of liberty (increased commerce, economic prosperity, and personal freedom, to name a few), peace is often overlooked. The principles of liberty provide the framework for equality and civility wherever they are applied. The Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) understands the i...

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