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HAS GREECE FOUND THE FORMULA FOR DEFEATING POPULISM?

July 23, 2019

In a new op-ed for the Washington Post, Aristides N. Hatzis, the director of research for KEFiM (Center for Liberal Studies), an Atlas Network partner based in Athens, explains how Greece may have found the formula for defeating populism. "Kyriakos Mitsotakis managed to achieve, almost single-handedly, the first major victory against populism in Europe."

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: ANETA VAINĖ

July 22, 2019

A recent alumna of the Smith Fellowship, Aneta Vainė, vice president of Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), spoke with Atlas Network about her history in the global freedom movement, how Atlas Network has helped LFMI in its work to advance liberty in Lithuania, and what participating in the Smith Fellowship has meant for her.

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INSTITUCÍON FUTURO REPORTS SHOW VOTERS THE COSTS OF BIG GOVERNMENT

July 16, 2019

Just in time to affect regional elections in May, Institucíon Futuro (IF), an Atlas Network partner based in Navarre, Spain, has published 7 reports that expose inefficient spending by the government. Navarre, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, has suffered multiple economic casualties since Podemos, a populist party, and EH Bildu, a nationalist party, gained control of Parliament in 2018.

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HUNGARY’S FREEDOM VLOG INTRODUCES LIBERTY VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

July 15, 2019

Social media has revolutionized the news and communications world, and the Free Market Foundation (FMF), a Hungary-based Atlas Network partner, recently used this growing platform to educate youth about liberty on a large scale. FMF partnered with the Paradigm Institute to release Freedom Vlog, a series of short videos introducing concepts of liberty.

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NICKI MINAJ CANCELS SAUDI ARABIA SHOW AFTER PUSHBACK FROM HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION

July 12, 2019

Saudi Arabia has been under constant fire for a brutal series of human rights violations that have taken place at the hands of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, known internationally as MBS. Just last May, ten women were imprisoned for peacefully protesting women’s rights abuses, outspoken activists face lengthy prison sentences and torture for exercising freedom of expression, women and girls are legally not allowed to make decisions without a male guardian, and same-sex couples have been banned, causing relentless hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Now celebrities are taking their stand against MBS and the cruel treatment he has inflicted on others.

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INAUGURAL GREAT LAKES ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN EAST AFRICA DISCUSSES ROLE OF MARKETS IN REDUCING POVERTY

July 8, 2019

The Center for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes (CDE) assembled the first Great Lakes Economic Summit, which emphasized the importance of economic freedom and featured an array of networking opportunities, engaging roundtable discussions, and international speakers. The June summit in Bujumbura, Burundi was sponsored by Atlas Network and attracted 120 intellectual minds from Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Lebanon, and Morocco.

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WEST VIRGINIA WELCOMES CHARTER SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM WITH HELP OF THE CARDINAL INSTITUTE

July 8, 2019

On July 1, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law, expanding educational options in the Mountain State. This win for West Virginia students came after years of advocacy by the Cardinal Institute, the state’s sole Atlas Network partner. Through op-eds informing the public, appearances on a variety of radio and television shows, and by bringing in national experts to give testimony to the legislature, Cardinal Institute’s work ensures that students will have additional access to better public schools and—for the first time—will have the chance to attend charter schools within the state.

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