Humankind has always sought to be free. It is a beautiful, innate quality that has been embraced, advanced, fought and died over by generations. Such freedoms that our societies have gained have never been given easily and always at a price as individuals, corporations, governments also seek to control people, restrict freedom or cancel them altogether.
LIBERTATIO believes that the ideals of those generations of Freethinkers, like the Levellers movement in England in the 1640s, do not die and should continue to be championed, promoted and fought for. When the Levellers began their historic battle they began writing pamphlets promoting freedom of speech, equality of mankind or the right to equal votes. It resulted in a manifesto, “An agreement of the Free people of England” demanding the very rights we today enjoy. For this many were imprisoned or killed.
Today all across the globe, the very core of our known freedoms are violated, assaulted and attacked by governments, cohorts of an elitist political class, unelected Bureaucrats their corporatist backers and funded non governmental organisations, think tanks and academic supporters. As the principle of rule of law are diminished LIBERTATIO believes that we should once again promote the principles of freedom using the internet as our medium for our freethinking pamphlets and ideas.
We will be a platform for those who have been abandoned or ignored or fight injustice and suppression. We will support writers, opinion formers or creative ideas from across the globe and back those challenging those seeking to control us.
We are not linked to any political party or organisation and welcome ideas, views and opinions from all philosophical or political spectrums providing they advance the ideas of freedom for all not tyranny of the minority, support freedom of speech not cancelling limitations, promote religious freedom nit idealogical restrictions and believe in true equality of people to have views, opinions or ideas that differ and as a community we believe we are better embracing difference not advocating coercive conformist control.
Jorge Jraissati is a Venezuelan economist and freedom advocate. Jorge is the Director of Alumni Programs of Students For Liberty, a researcher at IESE Business School, and the president of the Venezuelan Alliance, a policy group specialized in the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis. Jorge’s work has been published at outlets like Foreign Policy and Oxford University Press and presented at universities like Cambridge and Harvard.
Steven Woolfe is Editor of Libertatio. His distinguished career includes being a Barrister, General Counsel to many large investment bank and fund managers, and Member of the European Parliament. He is also Chair of the immigration think tank, The Centre for Migration & Economic Prosperity, and presenter of “The Woolfe Report”
Mark Hughes is a successful entrepreneur, Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and holds advanced Diplomas in most financial regulated products and pensions.
After working for Lloyd banking group he founded his own regulated financial service business Mark Hughes & Associates. Which he grew for 20 years before it was acquired by a larger financial institution. He continues to work as a special advisor to the business and clients
He was a founder member of the SDP in 1981, has contested General Elections for the Conservative party and is currently Deputy Leader of Royston Council, a Council Member of the Luton and Hertfordshire Insurance Institute and member of the Economic Research Council.
Steven Woolfe is Editor of Libertatio, a Mancunian and advocate for freedom of individuals to live without fear and policies that address the inequities in society and the impacts of immigration both positive and negative.
Another Mancunian but unlike Steven a huge supporter of the other club Manchester City. Clare enjoys the challenges of finding new information and new ideas then using new ideas to disseminate them.
Born in the U.S.A., Carol is a London based commercial technology lawyer with a longstanding interest in politics, the British monarchy and European cultural institutions. As a former activist member of both the Labour and Conservative Parties she enjoys writing opinion pieces with a particular focus on the advocacy of free democratic principles.