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ATLAS NETWORK LAUNCHES CENTER FOR U.S. AND CANADA

October 15, 2019

[ARLINGTON, VA – October 15, 2019] Atlas Network is delighted to announce the Center for U.S. and Canada, a new opportunity to focus on the role that free markets, property rights, and the rule of law have in creating the conditions for people to thrive in the region.

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2019 THINK TANK SHARK TANK FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

October 14, 2019

Atlas Network is delighted to announce that Connor Boyack of Libertas Institute in the United States, Dhananath Fernando of Sri Lanka’s Advocata Institute, and Adriana Pineda of Venezuela’s CEDICE Futuro have been named finalists in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank competition. The winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of thought leaders in the freedom movement, will receive a $25,000 prize in project seed funding. Think Tank Shark Tank is sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation and will be held during Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner on Nov. 6–7 in New York City.

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2019 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FILM FESTIVAL HONOREES ANNOUNCED

October 14, 2019

Education, free markets, and the origins of success are at the core of three films that will be recognized at this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival. The three finalists for 2019 are The Success Sequence, by U.S.-based Georgia Center for Opportunity; Freedom Vlogs, by Hungary’s Market Foundation/ Paradigm Institute; and Quota, by U.S.-based Pacific Legal Foundation.

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THE FEMALE EXILE SPOTLIGHTS THE BRUTALITY OF LIFE IN SOCIALIST VENEZUELA

October 4, 2019

“The struggle of a few is worth the future of all,” said Neomar Lander, shortly before he was shot to death by government soldiers on a Caracas corner. The unarmed 17-year-old was protesting against the repressive Maduro government, joining thousands who were calling for general elections and freedom for jailed opposition activists. Fearing reprisals from the government, his mother, Zugeimar Armas, fled Venezuela in 2019, two years after her son’s death.

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SIXTH ANNUAL FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN JAFFA PORT DRAWS OVER 500 ATTENDEES

October 3, 2019

“Do we have any capitalists in the audience?” asked Jonathan Hoenig, the keynote speaker at the sixth annual FreedomCon Israel, which was hosted in April by Israeli Freedom Movement and the Ayn Rand Center Israel. The conference has become a staple for the liberty movement in Israel, bringing together ministers, MKs of the Israeli government, academics, and students for a celebration of individual rights and free markets. This year’s conference, which was held in Jaffa, attracted 530 Israelis from 23 organizations, making it the largest FreedomCon Israel yet.

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GLOBAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK SEEKS TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF LIBERTY IN MONTENEGRO

October 3, 2019

The Global Communication Network in Montenegro (formerly known as Lucha Institute) just launched the Herald of Freedom Media Outlet, the first liberty-oriented magazine in the country. With both online and print versions, the Global Communication Network hopes to increase its reach to a broader segment of the population and specifically target younger readers with the message of liberty.

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FREE MARKET HUMANITARIANISM: A PRIMER

October 2, 2019 | by Bryan Cheang

Young people around the world today are gravitating to socialist ideas. This isn’t a big secret, and is widely reported by numerous publications and channels. Of course, what they are attracted to isn’t Maoist-Stalinist state socialism (at least that’s what they say); rather, they embrace a constellation of ideas that focus on environmentalism, eradicating inequality, and greater recognition for marginalized identity groups.

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