Again the world is on tenterhooks by the irrationality of belligerent states and their ruling classes so we humanists raise our voices yet again to condemn in the strongest terms those who despise life, or place life secondary to other values.
May we express our fraternal greetings and solidarity to our brothers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at this time when it is important to know that they are not alone. President Chavez is not dead, his figure will remain in the hearts of all free men and women of the world; his actions will never stop, not ever, and those people who have shared his ideals are the people who will carry out the dream of Bolivar, of Chavez and many others. We humanists that share the first and last ideal of a Universal Human Nation and who, like Chavez, work every day side by side with those who
The Congress will take place on 23 and 24 February next, starting on Saturday 23 at 9:00 and will end on Sunday 24 at 15:00
The Congress, which is the supreme organ of the party, it is composed of all full members of the party, in an Assembly .
The International Federation of Humanist Parties (Humanist International) rejects and condemns French military intervention in the Republic of Mali, with the purported excuse to stop the advance of groups accused of terrorism.
The International Humanist Party regrets to inform the death of our friend Nicolas Servin Amilcar Segovia, a member of the International Coordinating Team PHI.
Next October 7 the presidential elections are to be held in the Republic Of Venezuela that constitute a milestone in the process of structural change taking place in that country and in many others in South American. In response, the Coordinating Team of the International Federation of Humanist Parties (Humanist International) established and communicates its position, as below: –We support the transformation process with a humanistic sense that leads the President Hugo Chavez Frias in the context of a Latin America in a way that works for the advancement of the people.
For this we need to make it known that:
From 01/06/12 to 03/06/12 inclusive, will be carried out simultaneously, international internal elections with the participation of the full members from 22 countries in 4 continents.
When humanists observe and participate in social, political and economic processes around the world, we cannot but reflect about the relevance to this moment of history of the Statement of the Humanist Movement written by Silo in 1993[^1] . From its reading we can understand to what degree the path of history has confirmed the tendencies that this document explained and to what degree—today more than ever—the union of all humanists of the world has become necessary so that the deepest human aspirations may be turned into reality.
In this moment of history, and as a political party inspired by this current of Universalist Humanism, we find it necessary to analyse the present situation in order to develop proposals for action in the present global context.
In this interview with Guillermo Sullings, he explains how a lack of income distribution got us into this economic mess we are in and how a radical overhaul of the economic system is required, hand in hand with a change in the values of society. "The problem is that the current capitalist system no longer works."
Guillermo Alejandro Sullings is an Argentine economist and author of the book Beyond Capitalism, Mixed Economics; and current General Secretary of the International Humanist Party
The interview was made by Olivier Turquet from Pressenza August 11, 2011.
Humanists of the world reject international terrorism whether it be political or religious in nature or of any other kind and we repudiate all crimes committed in any part of the world. This is a line of conduct and a position maintained in time and impossible for us to abandon without putting our identity and our doctrine of Humanism and Nonviolence in jeopardy.
The death of Osama bin Laden—like any other individual—is not going to change the danger to world peace that comes from groups of fanatics but it reminds us of the international relevance of the issue and the need to achieve world peace and the integration of all cultures as an effective means to overcome the apparent causes of danger.
In front of the military attacks on Libya perpetuated today by some European countries and the USA, the International Humanist Party expresses its total rejection of the use of violence and exhorts the International community to work urgently for a peaceful resolution of the civil war in this country.
On March 12 in Portugal, the largest mobilization since the Revolution of 1974 happened, involving 300,000 people in 11 cities. The call was initiated through Facebook by four young people, outraged by the poor working conditions.
Shortly after the fall of their respective dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, we are witnessing a strong questioning of the Gaddafi regime in Libya after 42 years in power; a man who, despite bloodily repressing his people, is unable to prevent the advance of the rebels who are being joined by increasing numbers of military personnel who refuse to repress.
Gaddafi, who rose to power in 1969, started out identified with the pan-Arab idealism of Nasser and was defined as a “socialist revolutionary”, a friend of the Kremlin and an enemy of the USA.
On the 14th of January the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali was deposed after 20 years in power. Even if the detonator for the popular rebellion was the self-immolation of a humble street vendor mistreated by the police, over many years the Tunisian people had to bear injustice of all kinds, alarming levels of unemployment and poverty and even the persecution of certain Islamic practices.
The International Humanist Party rejects the intent of putsch that is being carried out in Ecuador, using as a pretext labour demands of police officers who took over barracks as a way of protest.
This intent to overthrow President Rafael Correa, is not just one more step among the pressures exerted by the right wing in that country, but ads up to the coup intents suffered by other governments in the region which dared to confront the economic powers that be.
The decease occurred on 16th at 23h05 in Mendoza Argentina
The International Coordinating Team of the Humanist Party regrets to inform the decease of the philosopher Mario Luis Rodríguez Cobos (Silo), founder of “Universalist Humanism” or “New Humanism”, school of thought in which numerous institutions were originated: The Community for Human Development, the Humanist Party, the Centre of Cultures (now called Convergence of Cultures), the World Centre of Humanist Studies, World Without Wars and violence and multiple fronts of action.
The International Humanist Party carried out a day of international solidarity with the Mapuche political prisoners in hunger strike in Chile, condemning the violations that the State of Chile has carried out against the Mapuche and demanding the current government the immediate release of all the Mapuche political prisoners and the abolition of the illegitimate antiterrorist law.
It is already a recurrent topic that of the regressive distribution of the wealth in the world as the main source of economic violence. A monstrous inequity generated by the increasing appropriation of the income by the capital, by the exploitation of the wage-earners, and mainly for the progressive exclusion of thousands of millions of people from the labour market.
But not because the topic is recurrent and very well known we will obviate to mention some figures that allow us to give forcefulness to the diagnosis, and at the same time to derive in the true causes and to discard false solutions.