On the 2nd of October we celebrated the International Day of Nonviolence, coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of one its greatest driving forces: Mahatma Gandhi.
In 2009, exactly 7 years ago, all the organisms of the Humanist Movement (including the International Humanist Party) participated in the first planetary march in human history. And in a sign of the new times the march was called “The World March for Peace and Nonviolence”.
Over 93 days it travelled through more than 100 countries in all continents starting from New Zealand at a monument to Gandhi arriving on the 2nd of January 2010 at the Park of Study and Reflection, Punta de Vacas, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.
On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end.
The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. This kind of exercise is carried out annually and constitutes a clear provocation to the government of North Korea.
On the 10th of September, North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test, but North Korea isn’t the threat to humanity. On the other hand, US imperialism definitely is, with its blind eagerness for power which is taking our civilisation to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe, putting at risk our very existence as a species.
International Coordinating Team according to election 2016 / Equipo Internacional de Coordinacion de acuerdo con las elecciones de 2016:
Jorge D’Alesio (Argentina)
Gabriela Eugenia Zubiría (Argentina)
Santiago Rocca (Uruguay)
Tony Robinson (Hungary)
Arturo Viloria (Spain)
Remigo Chilaule (Mozambique)
Pablo Martín (Spain)
Tony Henderson (Hong Kong SAR China)
Julius Valdimarsson (Iceland)
Charles Ruiz (Belgium)
William Tipán (Ecuador)
Jorge Mirone (Uruguay)
We aim to have procedures that allow us to exchange , choose, decide , and act through the mechanisms of direct democracy exercised by the party’s full members.
This implies the following:
• The organic defines full members those people who are affiliated to the party, participate in activities and contribute to the annual fundraising. This is the way to have the right to participate in exchanges and take part in decisions at all levels if he is interested on it, (base , national and international).
• The election of coordination teams at all levels : Links EB , NCT, ICT must be done by direct vote of the full members. Direct vote means that each full member will must be expressed in manifestly direct way, according to the established mechanism, and not through intermediaries.
• The reliability and transparency of the voting procedures , should be a result of the used mechanisms, avoiding the need to apply energy in additional controls.
The Calendar for Update of Census and IHP internal elections 2016
1. Friday April 1: Announcement of elections; a manual and a calendar is sent to all full members of the IHP.
2. Friday, 01 April to Sunday 1 May: Annual contribution fee.
3. Sunday May 8: last day for the registration of new members on the web.
3.1 Monday 9 May until Wednesday 11 May - ECI distributes lists of all registered adherent members to National Teams and Promotion Teams so they can check that all new members on their ALTA list is actually registered in the web BEFORE they send their lists to the ECI.
4. Establishment Census full members
4.1. Until Sunday May 22, National Coordinating Teams or Promotions Teams prepare and send to the ECI:
A. In the cases when there are changes from last census:
• One list of all full members who shall be removed (Baja). The list of members shall contain USERNAME in each case.
The rally was part of the International Humanist Campaign in Support of Milagro Sala. People gathered in NYC at Union Square in front of the Gandhi Statue.
THE HUMANIST PARTY OF URUGUAY:
POSITION ON THE CURRENT SITUATION, THE REPRESSION and THE FIGHT OF THE OPPRESSED.
We are in a world that develops systems of social oppression and these are ever increasing, producing violence in all its forms.
ARGENTINA: FREE MILAGRO SALA
Humanists denounce and reject all forms of violence, in particular when people who fight for social change are deprived of liberty, such is the case of Milagro Sala.
As it has been reported on all existing full members and friends from different countries who have expressed their interest to be part of the PHI. We are in the process of census to all those who are making their contribution to this process of humanization through the International Humanist Party
Census calendar PHI 2015
May 4 to June 7 Registration on the website of new Assembly members. Collection of membership fees.
7-June 14, sending data to update the Census of full members
14-21 June Census update on the International website
We remind you that all the new full members that are not registered on the International website, must register in time, so that we can give them the status of a full member and that thus they are enabled to consultations and elections to be performed through the same.
The path to register is:
-register as a Member
-Fill in the questionnaire with real data.
Again - since it was founded in 1984 - the Humanist Party attends the upcoming Local and Regional Elections on May 24th with the slogan: "Nothing Above the Human Being and no Human Being Above Another" The HP puts forward proposals which it has upheld through it´s history and which have been developed into the Humanist Municipal Plan.
Humanists have their own lists in 14 municipalities, comprising of more than 400 people (60 percent are women). In addition, concurs in two autonomous communities and the Juntas Generales of Bilbao and Durango-Arratia. There will also be humanist candidates on different platforms in other cities.
I think we are in a very interesting moment now in the Humanist Party worldwide. We are experiencing crisis and that is wonderful!! We are in a wonderful opportunity for reflection, asking ourselves who we are and where we are heading. And I have big faith that we will resolve our problems.
I must begin to say that I hate politics as in the “traditional” way, but I really, really love politics when it is about building the human being´s deepest aspirations. I really love what the Humanist Party stands for in the context of Humanizing the Earth.
The International Humanist Party (IHP) condemns the interference of third countries acting covertly or overtly, in areas considered strategic for military plans or natural resources or for any other
The International Humanist Party (IHP) condemns the acts of violence that occurred in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The Humanist Party International welcomes the holding of the Second Summit of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the objectives of integration and shared development while simultaneously encouraging peace.