25 February 2011

GADDAFI AND THE CONTRADICTION OF THE VIOLENT

INTERNATIONAL HUMANIST PARTY

GADDAFI AND THE CONTRADICTION OF THE VIOLENT

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. But very quickly his violent interpretation of the revolution turned him into the driving force behind bloody terrorist acts against the Western world; as bloody as the bombings that today he orders against his own rebelling people.
His attempted position on the left of the ideological spectrum and his preaching against the USA brought him friendships with similar governments. But in recent years, the good business in Libyan oil, Gaddafi’s copious purchases of weapons, his collaboration with the containment of African immigrants entering Europe and his supposed conversion to “anti-terrorism” allowed him to gain many friends among European governments. Surely this is why Europe is half-awake to the bloodbath that their partner, Gaddafi, is imposing on his people.
Gaddafi’s state of the masses, Jamihiriya, didn’t result in an organisation that gave more power to the people, but rather in the dissolution of all possible competition for his family’s power. His “Revolutionary Committees” are no more than the swords of repression that today are used to silence rebellion: a massive popular rebellion that Gaddafi tries to dismiss, blaming it on “groups of drug-addicted youth”.
Surely, both governments of the left that in the past felt close because of his socialist discourse, and the right-wing governments and recent partners in business, xenophobic policies and even his crazy parties, will try to look away now and even show surprise.
For Humanists it is no surprise that those who have always believed in violence, and have even used it as the flag for the “defence of the people”, today use this violence against their own people. It is no surprise that those who defend the use of violence to achieve their goals, then fall into all kinds of corruption and cruelty against the weakest. It is no surprise that the violent ones, who cry to the four winds that power must be in the hands of the people, are the most autocratic and do not hesitate in repressing the people when they rebel.
For Humanists it is no surprise that the violent ones fall increasingly into contradiction, because it is contradiction which is precisely the source of all violence, and we never believe the song of the mermaid which promises a paradise at the end of a road of violence.
As we have already stated in recent weeks, we support the non-violent revolution that some Arab peoples are embarking on, we seek the end of the spilling of blood in Libya and we demand that the world, and Europe in particular, make real efforts in this sense.

International Coordination Team, 23/02/2011

22 February 2011

Latin America in the coming years. A Universalist Humanism vision

Latin America is definitely on the move: there are multiple events taking place in political, economic, social, cultural, ethnic, institutional, religious and spiritual fields, showing a new moment. Here we publish the complete transcription of the lecture given at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by Tomás Hirsch, humanist Latin American leader.


Image by: Photo Pressenza
Tomàs Hirsch in Israel

Latin America in the coming years. A Universalist Humanism vision. By Tomás Hirsch, 2/21/11

Pressenza International Press Agency Jerusalen, 2/20/11
I would like to thank the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for letting me share some thoughts about the process taking place in Latin America. I will dedicate some time to the current situation and then I shall talk about a new proposal being born today in our region.

What are the global trends in action and what is happening in Latin America?

With the advancing globalisation there is a regionalisation taking place and in this context Latin America is becoming integrated and growing economically, strengthening its democracies and moving towards greater participation of its native peoples and its most discriminated sectors in general. Let's look at this more closely.

Latin America is living a great socially dynamic process. In many countries we see changes in the structure and organisation of society as people attempt to gain access to better living conditions. New Constitutions in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia guarantee rights that were denied before. Things happening in Brazil as a result of Lula’s implementation of economic and social policies with a strong direction towards social justice, the themes of education and health in Venezuela with the help of Cubans, and new social benefits in Argentina, are all some samples of this dynamic process.

There are conflicts and social tensions in the search for these new rights, which resulted in anti-discrimination laws in Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador. The awareness produced by native peoples in claiming their rights has been very prominent. This is happening in Bolivia, where Evo was re-elected with an overwhelming majority. But there have also been major demonstrations of the Mapuche Indians in southern Argentina and Chile and ethnic groups in Peru.
Latin America is definitely on the move: there are multiple events taking place in political, economic, social, cultural, ethnic, institutional, religious and spiritual fields, showing a new moment.
There have also been accidents, such as major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the dramatic floods in Brazil, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the death of Nestor Kirchner in Argentina. And surely we should point out the accident and subsequent rescue of 33 miners in Chile.

While there are many events, we recognize three important factors that are acting in the region: A first important factor has been the severe economic crisis, especially in the U.S. financial system, which has hit Europe triggering a crisis in economic, labour, social and political fields. In turn, this crisis has reinforced the role of China as a central determinant of the global economy.

This crisis has helped boost regional integration, especially with the intense UNASUR multilateral agenda, but also with the Mercosur and other multi and bilateral agencies. That integrating momentum, in turn has been affected, "attacked", by attempts to destabilise democracies, for the moment with little success: In this respect we can recognize the failed military coup attempts in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, as well as the "successful one" in Honduras, a sort of warning to the countries in the region. Also the strong media criticism to Cristina Fernandez’ government in Argentina, as well as Evo’s, Correa’s and others, part of the destabilizing strategy, which is at the height of its activity.

This economic crisis and especially the financial system in USA and Europe has not hit so badly the Latin American region whose economy rather than being strongly linked to the financial sector is basically built on exporting raw materials. Thus, the new century begins with a much stronger crisis hitting the so called "developed" world while Latin America is strengthened by developing economic ties with Asia, and especially China, supplying raw materials in response to their rising demand in that country. Thus, Latin America has not had a significant rise in unemployment, and on the contrary, its economy has grown and its reserves have increased. Brazil, for example, has reduced its unemployment in the last 4 years from 12 to 6.8% while increasing its reserves from 30 to over 300 billion dollars. Peru grows at a rate only exceeded by China while Bolivia for the first time does have foreign exchange reserves.

It is remarkable that in Brazil Lula's government took more than 25 million people out of poverty while consolidating economic agreements not only with China but also with Africa. Similarly, during the crisis, Argentina was the only country in the world which supported its car industry, avoiding massive layoffs. Moreover, both countries paid their historical debts to the IMF moving away from the suffocating economic policies imposed by that body.

This economic growth throughout the region, not aligned with USA and Europe, and accompanied by the already mentioned growing progress is I would like to thank the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for letting me share some thoughts about the process taking place in Latin America. I will dedicate some time to the current situation and then I shall talk about a new proposal being born today in our region.

What are the global trends in action and what is happening in Latin America?

With the advancing globalisation there is a regionalisation taking place and in this context Latin America is becoming integrated and growing economically, strengthening its democracies and moving towards greater participation of its native peoples and its most discriminated sectors in general. Let's look at this more closely.

Latin America is living a great socially dynamic process. In many countries we see changes in the structure and organization of society as people attempt to gain access to better living conditions. New Constitutions in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia guarantee rights that were denied before. Things happening in Brazil as a result of Lula’s implementation of economic and social policies with a strong direction towards social justice, the themes of education and health in Venezuela with the help of Cubans, and new social benefits in Argentina, are all some samples of this dynamic process.

There are conflicts and social tensions in the search for these new rights, which resulted in anti-discrimination laws in Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador. The awareness produced by native peoples in claiming their rights has been very prominent. This is happening in Bolivia, where Evo was re-elected with an overwhelming majority. But there have also been major demonstrations of the Mapuche Indians in southern Argentina and Chile and ethnic groups in Peru.

Latin America is definitely on the move: there are multiple events taking place in political, economic, social, cultural, ethnic, institutional, religious and spiritual fields, showing a new moment.

There have also been accidents, such as major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the dramatic floods in Brazil, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the death of Nestor Kirchner in Argentina. And surely we should point out the accident and subsequent rescue of 33 miners in Chile.

While there are many events, we recognize three important factors that are acting in the region: A first important factor has been the severe economic crisis, especially in the U.S. financial system, which has hit Europe triggering a crisis in economic, labor, social and political fields. In turn, this crisis has reinforced the role of China as a central determinant of the global economy.

This crisis has helped boost regional integration, especially with the intense UNASUR multilateral agenda, but also with the Mercosur and other multi and bilateral agencies. That integrating momentum, in turn has been affected, "attacked", by attempts to destabilise democracies, for the moment with little success: In this respect we can recognize the failed military coup attempts in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, as well as the "successful one" in Honduras, a sort of warning to the countries in the region. Also the strong media criticism to Cristina Fernandez’ government in Argentina, as well as Evo’s, Correa’s and others, part of the destabilizing strategy, which is at the height of its activity.

This economic crisis and especially the financial system in USA and Europe has not hit so badly the Latin American region whose economy rather than being strongly linked to the financial sector is basically built on exporting raw materials. Thus, the new century begins with a much stronger crisis hitting the so called "developed" world while Latin America is strengthened by developing economic ties with Asia, and especially China, supplying raw materials in response to their rising demand in that country. Thus, Latin America has not had a significant rise in unemployment, and on the contrary, its economy has grown and its reserves have increased. Brazil, for example, has reduced its unemployment in the last 4 years from 12 to 6.8% while increasing its reserves from 30 to over 300 billion dollars. Peru grows at a rate only exceeded by China while Bolivia for the first time does have foreign exchange reserves.

It is remarkable that in Brazil Lula's government took more than 25 million people out of poverty while consolidating economic agreements not only with China but also with Africa. Similarly, during the crisis, Argentina was the only country in the world which supported its car industry, avoiding massive layoffs. Moreover, both countries paid their historical debts to the IMF moving away from the suffocating economic policies imposed by that body.

This economic growth throughout the region, not aligned with USA and Europe, and accompanied by the already mentioned growing progress is one of the salient features at this time. While Europe is embroiled in a widespread crisis and America gets complicated, Latin America is growing and developing with integration and enlightenment. Certainly not all is positive: There are ominous clouds gathering around Nicaragua and Costa Rica, in Mexico violence escalates with urban districts totally controlled by the drug trade, and inequality between rich and poor is growing in some countries to levels never seen before.

A second factor that might appear unrelated to Latin America: the Middle East conflict, including in it Israel / Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and especially the growing tensions with Iran, which has become America’s "Number 1 Enemy", with a background of growing nuclear threat. It is important to understand that this conflict has touched the region, which has not been absent from it. Brazil is seeking to take for the first time a mediating role (probably motivated by its attempt to become a permanent member of UN Security Council), Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia are strengthening their ties with Iran, with presidential visits and economic, political and military agreements. And recently several countries in the region have been the first in the world to recognise Palestine as an independent and sovereign State. I include it as a relevant factor because it reflects an issue that is central to understanding the new situation: Latin America is becoming established as a Region.

Today, as we go through a process that moves toward regionalisation at the expense of individual countries, it is possible to see Latin America’s significant progress in that direction. I dare say that Latin America might be able to make a contribution to the world showing what can be like an integration for the XXI Century, as Europe did with its integration process for the XX Century. This integration must necessarily be not only economic but also political, social, cultural, ethnic, environmental and human.

A third factor has been the deep crisis of the Catholic Church, accused of concealing numerous cases of crimes of paedophilia committed by members of its clergy. Hundreds of cases have been reported in all countries of the region and Europe, tainting up to the highest authorities of the Church, which on becoming weakened has created a space for establishing a number of progressive laws, usually blocked by the most conservative sectors. So Latin America has seen equality marriage laws in Argentina, new laws on non-discrimination, freedom of expression, personal liberties, labor rights and recognition of ethnic diversity, a wave of new freedoms and rights throughout the region. I could not state that all these laws have been the result of the crisis of the church, but no doubt this situation of weakness has facilitated the adoption of measures long resisted by conservative local ecclesiastical hierarchies.

After raising these three factors I wish to re-emphasize that we understand the present moment as regionalisation, the strengthening of Regions and blurring of countries. In this process, with the strengthening of Brazil and throughout Latin America, it may even arise a new regional approach for the first time to include the United States, Mexico and Central America.

There are many external factors that can disrupt this auspicious outlook we are showing for Latin America, but it is the internal factors which must be addressed and resolved:

1.  Globalisation leads to multiple changes in psychosocial aspects: we are witnessing the revival of cultural nationalism, such as fundamentalism and orthodoxy, expressed as an affirmation of one’s own things and simultaneously we can observe a trend towards the universal, a human culture inclusive of cultural diversity. Here we face a challenge: If cultural nationalism is strengthen, the process will become dangerous as it disintegrates and is marked by racial, cultural, ethnic and religious violence. It is therefore necessary to strengthen a culture that tends towards universality and allows the expression of different beliefs and traditions, allowing all human beings to live together and to develop irrespective of creed, race and culture. This means that it will be necessary to assert a culture of Active Nonviolence as a methodology for personal and social action.

2.  The rapid economic growth may be too fast and this could completely distort the integration process, marginalising sectors of the population and excluding them from participation and development. If this trend is not corrected, it will corrupt all the regional institutions it intends to build.

3.  One factor that has enabled this new moment in Latin America is its commitment to becoming a nuclear weapons free zone, commitment given by the Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1969. The newly acquired wealth could tempt countries like Brazil to become new nuclear powers, which would probably make impossible a future regional integration in equal terms. Conversely, progress towards the demilitarisation of the region and a progressive and proportional reduction of the military budget could elevate it to an exemplary position before the world's population.

Finally, this process of regionalisation, which is bringing together different countries and governments, has made the traditional categories of left and right less well defined and they are no longer useful for the sake of an analysis. Nor is it useful now to refer as "progressive" the old left just because it has scaled down its old state-based schemes. The epoch presents new dilemmas between nationalism and universalism, between isolation and regionalisation, between concentration of power and real democracy, between violence and nonviolence, between humankind with meaning, and dehumanization.

This complex historical context fraught with danger but also full of possibilities needs the emergence of new global projects, new universal ideals to guide the transforming action of the human being, a new spirituality to give unity and cohesion to the various cultures that are meeting and clashing with each other in every corner of the planet.

We, Latin American humanists, were inspired by the teachings of Silo, a Latin American thinker and mystic; his message inspired a new humanism as well as humanist parties and it has begun to connect men and women from different latitudes, especially young people, looking to find a meaning for their lives, seeking to build a better world.

Silo tells us about overcoming fear, desire, non-meaning, violence, suffering and how to achieve meaning and fulfillment. This is a new spirituality translated and expressed in Universalist Humanism.

Universalist Humanism places the Human Being as the central value rather than money, God, country, state or any other value. The Human Being as the central value. Coherent with this, Active Non-Violence is proposed as the only valid methodology of action. It proposes real democracy rather than the current purely formal democracy. In the economic field it discusses the present relationship between capital and labor and opposes speculative capital, demanding the reinvestment of productive capital while proposing participatory ownership by workers of their companies, which should involve both utilities and decision making. Universalist Humanism raises the need for decentralisation of the state’s apparatus steering political struggle towards the creation a new society, a flexible and constantly changing society in harmony with the changing needs of the peoples today suffocated by dependence.

This humanism has been expressing in the world as political parties, social and cultural organizations, centres of studies, etc.

As you can see, I wanted to go beyond simply stating my view of Latin America. I also wanted to share with you my personal view and position as a Humanist. I can not end without inviting those interested to learn more about Silo's Message and its many expressions in the world.

Thank you very much.

Tomás Hirsch, who lives in Santiago de Chile, is part of the International Humanist Party Team. He was spokesperson for New Humanism in Latinamerica and, on 2005, presidential candidate for Humanism and the Chilean left parties

20 February 2011

मंहगाई पर सरकारी बयान - है कोई जिम्मेदारी लेने वाला ?

मंहगाई पर सरकारी बयान

प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह

जुलाई 2009: भारत की महंगाई दर दिसंबर 2009 तक नीचे 6 प्रतिशत तक आ जाएगी, क्योंकि सामान्य मानसून से खाद्य कीमतें कम हो जाएगी।

फरवरी 2010: मैं समझता हूं कि खाद्य-महंगाई में बुरे दिन अब बीत चले है। हाले के सप्राहों में खाद्य कीमतें नरम पड गई है और उम्मीद करता हूं कि यह प्रक्रिया जारी रहेगी। (महंगाई पर विचार करने के लिए बुलाई गई मुख्यमंत्रियों की बैठक में)

जुलाई 2010: महंगाई की वर्तमान ऊंची दर मुख्य रूप से खाद्य कीमतों में वृद्धि के कारण है। सरकार ने महंगाई को काबू करने के लिए कई कदम उठाए है। हम उम्मीद करते हैं कि दिसंबर तक थोक कीमतों में महंगाई की दर 6 प्रतिशत तक नीचे आ जाएगी।

20 जनवरी 2011: मैं कोई ज्योतिषी नहीं हूं। लेकिन मुझे भरोसा है कि कीमतों की स्थिति काबू में आ जाएगी। ………मार्च तक हम कीमतों में स्थिरता ला पाएंगे।

वित्त मंत्री प्रणब मुखर्जी

सितंबर 2009: हमें खाद्यान्नों की उपलब्धता के बारे में ज्यादा चिंतित होने की जरूरत नही है।

मई 2010: महंगाई के बारे में हम जागरूक है, किंतु मैं इस विषय में भगदड या डर नहीं पैदा करना चाहता (आई एम नाॅट प्रेसिंग द पेनिक बटन)।

अगस्त 2010: यदि ब्याज दरों को बहुत बढा दिया तो कोई पूंजी निवेश नहीं होगा कोई विकास नही होगा। ………. यदि मैं मेरे आर्थिक विकास में समझौता कर लूं, तब तो मैं निश्चित ही महंगाई पर काबू पा सकूंगा।

13 जनवरी 2011: महंगाई को लेकर घबराने की जरूरत नही है। सरकार के लिए खासी परेशानी पैदा कर रही खाद्य पदार्थो की महंगाई दर नीचे आ गई है।

योजना आयोग उपाध्यक्ष, मोंटेक सिंह अहलूवालिया

अप्रैल 2010: भारत की महंगाई दर दो या तीन महीनों में गिर सकती है।

जुलाई 2010: वर्ष के अंत तक भारत की महंगाई दर ‘आरामदेह स्तर’ पर लौट सकती है।

अगस्त 2010: महंगाई की दर में कमी हो रही है और दिसंबर तक यह आरामदेह हो जाएगी। ……… हम जो कह रहे थे वैसा ही हो रहा है।

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक डिप्टी गवर्नर, सुबीर गोकर्ण

जून 2010: जो खाद्य महंगाई दर पिछले नवंबर से 15 प्रतिशत से ऊपर बनी हुई है, वह इस साल की सामान्य वर्षा से कम हो जाएगी।

अगस्त 2010: हमारा ख्याल है कि हमने महंगाई का प्रबंध करने के लिए काफी कुछ किया है और हम इस वर्ष के दूसरे हिस्से में इसका असर देखेंगे, क्योंकि किसी भी कार्रवाई का असर होने में कुछ समय लगता है।

इस मुद्दे पर कोई जिम्मेदारी लेने वाला, इस सरकार में तो कोई देखता नहीं।

17 February 2011

Country or a Company ? The PM has answered !

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh, in his interaction with the press yesterday has clearly told that the country is nothing but a corporate company to him.

In his statement giving himself 7 out of 10 marks, he has clearly shown his intentions of being the executive head of the company.

This tells us, once again, in clear terms, the intentions of his and his Government and the Party, as to how much they care for the country, by the way (for them), called India.

Obviously, he works for the share-holders and creditors of the company, who, in his views, would be none other than the IMF, World Bank, the US Government, the arms-suppliers (this includes the whole regime of MNCs which have been looting the Nation, thanks to his policies ever since he was brought to the National scene).

All the great people of India, be it Mahatma Gandhi or many others who dedicated their lives to achieve freedom from the violent-corrupt Bitish rulers, would be shamed by this scant respect that the Prime Minister of the free India has for the Nation. What happens to the last man of the country, which is now 82% of the population and lives on within Rs. 600 per month income ? Is Mahatma still our official "Father of the Nation" ?

Do we, the real owners of the country, care to change ?

15 February 2011

Humanists salute the people of Egypt

‘Humanists salute the people of Egypt’ -  a solidarity campaign organised by the Humanist Movement in Kannur [Kerala, India] stadium corner on 13th Feb 2010.

It was a one hour program organized at short notice, to Congratulate the people in Egypt on Mubarak’s resignation from power.

We understood the Egyptian revolution as a voluntary non-violent-protest without being lead by any traditional leader/s or any clerics. And it was a revolution without any blood-shed.

We began our program with slogans against authoritarian regime and promotion of non-violent struggle by the people of TUNISYA, EGYPT, YEMEN & elsewhere in the world.

People were holding long banners expressing solidarity with the people of Egypt and a banner with some quotations from SILO's works.

Afterwards, there were talks, in which the Humanist focused on two points :

1- These new struggles we see are the symptom of the collapse of centralised structure which started from the erstwhile Soviet empire and has now reached Egypt.

2- It is an indication of the new sensibility which is being born today all over the world, which rejects the old world and paves the way for new world.

After our program we conducted a ceremony for sending good feelings to our members, and the people in Egypt.

With solidarity to all humanists,

Reported by : Padeepan & Chandra Babu

13 February 2011

Where are the selfless & true leaders ?

The change is in the air. The whole of middle-east is in turmoil. Tunisia and Egypt have ensured that the dictator leave. Many others are trembling. Hush0hush discussions are happening across the world on this issue.
One of the questions that faces are "What after Mubarak ?" and this will be faced by every country that is working for this change.
The current set of politicians across the board, in any country, are corrupt and violent, in short, the Mafia. The USA itself is in the control of Military-industrial complex. While the President Obama lectures the world about Real-democracy and human rights, he does nothing to cancel the "Patriot Act" that gives unconstitutional power to police against people, just because someone in the Police (or the Govt.) does not like you. He does nothing to recall the American army from across the world and return the territories that have been taken over from the rightful citizens of those countries. He does nothing to ensure that the WorldBank-IMF nexux stops killing the economies of the countries across the world.
Rather, he encourages all these components of the Military-Industrial complex, which is said to have brought him to power, although his slogan was "Change we can". Yes, he did change; he chnaged his own position of power and money and that of those who control him.

In this background of the world that is in control of the"Mafia", we are faced with the question of "Where do we find the selfless-true leadership, post Egypt like change?"

This new leadership will surely not come from these politicians. No way !
The Humanists believe that this leadership can arise only from within us, the simple honest people who wish change.
And for that, we need to be responsible towards our world. We need to learn from the mistakes committed and take steps to rise our levels of Consciousness and see beyond the current walls of our thinking-vision.
Is that possible ?
In short, is it possible that we will not have wait for the birth and rise of another Buddha, Gandhi or Silo to come and lead us, while these will rise from within us ?
Humanists feel, it is possible.
We invite you to discuss and explore this proposal of the Humanists, without prejudices. Perhaps, there is a way forward.
Some more details are at:

Humanist Proposals (among others) being discussed

Dear Friends,
Here are some proposals that need to be discussed and adopted for inclusion to the Humanist Party's manifesto. Your views are welcome.

A). Elected Members :

1. The maximum age of any elected representative at any level will be 60 years.

2. The maximum age of a Minister (at any level : Center, State, Municipal, Village sarpanch) will be 50 years;

3. The maximum age of Prime Minister, Chief Minister will be 45 years;

4. The Humanist Prime Minister will be between 25 to 40 years of age;

5. The maximum age of the President of India will be 65 years.

6. There will be no pension for the elected representative. All pensions being given currently will be closed with immediate effect, from the date of formation of Humanist Government.

Note: Anyone who reaches this age, while in office (having been elected earlier), will be automatically resigned on the day of reaching this age;
No one can get elected to a seat more than once. The country of 1 Billion should be able to produce more leaders all the time. And, the leadership should not mean just the elected people.
The ego of power must be taken out of the "elected posts". These posts should signify "selfless service" instead of "uncontrolled power".

No elected representative will get any salary. Only the legitimate (pre-defined) expenses of working will be taken care of by the office through facilities. They are here to spend their full time for people as selfless service.

There will be no security to elected representative. If they are afraid of their lives, we will have protective custody jails for them.

Corruption: All property of all MPs, MLAs, elected to office from any party since the year 1970 will be confiscated. They will be given 30 days time (no relaxation or extension) to submit the income/wealth returns and proof of source of income of the whole family.
The details will be investigated by a special team, within 6 months and the judgement will come within 60 days of the last date of investigation. According to the judgement, their clean money & assets will be released. For the rest, due punishment will be given without any delay. These cases will be judged by a committee of clean judges and other members of a Lokpal board in a live-telecast case hearing, giving opportunity to anyone in public to give their inputs during the investigation of the cases.

Political Accountability:  Law of Political Accountability will be passed immediately. All manifestos will become registered agreements between the respective party and the people. The Party will be responsible/accountable to fulfill the promises, or face the law.

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This will also serve as our discussion forum, where all are welcome to propose their views for a Humanist India and to discuss these views with other participants.
Before we go forward, let us be clear that, here, we are talking about building a new India, based on No-discrimination and Non-violence. The Humanist Party is not a party built by a family, industrialist, a frustrated individual/group, a mafia or someone similar to that, but by a group of selfless volunteers working for a simultaneous personal and social change across the planet.
Humanist Party is built as a platform for the young future leaders to come forward and be able to give the right leadership to the country and the world.
Humanist Party - Is different !
Political Parties are launched by people of different backgrounds with a variety of purposes. They have different ideologies, while some have nothing to do with ideologies. They claim various motives and plans and history of the founders and make various declarations.
Apart from the aim of reaching power and ruling over people, they also have an issue of the "ego" of the founders in common. These founding members propose themselves as the ultimate leaders, the ultimate saviours of the people and promise the moon to people. Obviously, they promise all this on the condition of their reaching the power.
In short, they launch the parties to somehow (anyhow) reach the power.
Once they reach power, we all know, what they do. This is the basic root aspect of all these political parties across the world, irrespective of the culture, country, region, religion, gender, language etc. background of the founders.
The Humanist Party (HP) is different right from its roots.

HP was formed by a group of selfless volunteers. HP was formed to implement the strategy of the Humanist Doctrine that is based on Non-violence as its methodology) and No-discrimination as its main point. HP was formed as a platform for all selfless people to come together and lead the world to its next stage of existence.
While the volunteer members who have built the HP platform since its inception in 1984, have come and gone, have participated in different roles, no one has been presented as the ultimate "boss" or "leader" of the people so far, while all the energy has been spent in selflessly and voluntarily building the Humanist platform for the politically oriented selfless people.
HP aims an works to build the new collective-leadership that the world needs and this leadership will come from the young people who will recognize the potential of this platform as matching with their own aspirations of a Humanist world (a world that does not discriminate and provides a dignified life to all human beings, working through non-violence).
HP invites the young people of India to explore this platform as the platform of the fulfilment of their aspirations and come forward to become the leaders of tomorrow.