I am happy to answer your questions, but with the precision that I do it “on the fly” and that, although I want to be objective, it will be difficult to leave my subjectivity aside, in particular because the events in Ecuador in the first half of October 2019 generated greater social polarization, which is reflected in the tendency for people to have very opposed readings and interpretations of facts, those that respond to our interests, prejudices, ideological positions, political adherence and influence of the media. (more…)
of the Lebanese Association of Philosophy of Law
International Association of Free Thought: The demonstrations in Beirut and throughout Lebanon are important and determined. Who are the demonstrators and what are they demanding?
Georges Saad: It is almost an insurrection, a « true revolution » as Bakunin said (revolutionary spontaneity). People are tired of waiting, of believing in corrupt leaders. The Lebanese no longer want General Aoun, who has done nothing so far for three years. A country where people no longer hesitate to talk about their starvation. (more…)
International Association of Free Thought: In 2017, at the IAFT World Congress in Paris, we were honoured to present you with the International Prize for the Separation of Churches and State. What have you been doing since then? (more…)
Antonio Vergara Lira
Isla Negra (Chile), 24 October 2019.
I would like to share some personal opinions, those which coincide with various press articles, Spanish and French, which seem to me to be serious.
What is happening in Chile today?
Without getting into the most serious problem, because in Chile, the political constitution of the Republic adopted under the dictatorship of Pinochet – in 1980 – is still in force, which could not be seriously amended, because a very high quorum is required in Parliament. Pinochet’s right wing with its 30% prevents it, among other measures that affect the country’s democracy. (more…)
Message from the French Federation of Freethought to the 18th annual Charles Bradlaugh commemoration in Northampton
The French National Federation of Freethought salutes the 18th gathering in homage to Charles Bradlaugh, freethinker and republican, builder and pioneer of the eternal and universal struggle for total freedom of conscience and for the separation of Church and State. (more…)
In Europe and in the whole world a situation is developing today which shows the dangers linked to the place of religions in the political debate. Atheistic, humanistic, secular and of Free Thought organizations have a duty to give their opinion on this subject. Political mobilizations that exploit the public visibility of religions for their own purposes are an example. (more…)
The IAFT is pleased to add its name to this statement by Sophie In’t Veld, MEP, and 40 other MEPs. In accordance with its principles of defence of individual freedoms and freedom of conscience, it can only support this text unreservedly. (more…)
Paris, July 9. 2019
As you probably know, The International Association of Freethougt is born in Oslo in Norway, on the 10th of August 2011.
The association exists today on every continent and gather a great number of atheist, freethought and secular associations. It is represented by eleven spokespersons and an international Council with forty members, from all the continents. The three languages practised are french, english and spanish. (more…)
On June 14th 2019, Michel Godicheau International Association of Free Thought (IAFT) declared at the hundredth anniversary of the ILO:
Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen, The International Association of Free Thought, which is committed to civil harmony, cannot but pay tribute to the hundred years of existence of an international structure where trade unions, governments and employers’ organizations meet to set up social progress rules. The preamble of the ILO Read more…
The next day of May 1, an anarchist companion was violently stabbed at the headquarters of Le Monde Libertaire and Radio Libertaire, in the Publico bookstore (Paris XIème). An attempted murder investigation is ongoing. This library is clearly identified as an anarchist cultural place. It is a place where you Read more…