Tomas Hirsch

23.05.2018

Tomás Hirsch: Social democracy is in crisis because it’s a bad copy of the Right

Tomás Hirsch: Social democracy is in crisis because it’s a bad copy of the Right

Interview with Tomás Hirsch, Humanist Party congressman from Chile, during the European Humanist Forum in Madrid. Hirsch talks about convergence and political alliances, the crisis of the Left in Europe, the role of parliamentarians and relationships with social movements. (The video comes with subtitles in Youtube and the complete translated… »

19.05.2018

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below. Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver the Declaration to the Mapuche prisoners. Reading and approval… »

18.05.2018

Members of Parliament from four countries sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Pledge

Members of Parliament from four countries sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Pledge

On Saturday the 12th of May, parliamentarians from Spain, France, Chile and Argentina signed ICAN’s Parliamentary pledge in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to create the treaty. The event took place as part of the… »

25.03.2018

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

After meeting yesterday at Instituto Patria, in Buenos Aires, with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, where they had the opportunity to exchange views on the political, economic and social moment and to listen to her analysis of the type of state that should be generated in the future and the dangerous… »

24.02.2018

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Preparations for the European Humanist Forum [EHF] are gathering pace and every day we’re receiving information about new initiatives, more confirmations of supporters and more confirmed speakers.  Among the latter, Tomás Hirsch, life-long humanist from Chile, twice presidential candidate,… »

11.02.2018

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

The humanist deputy [Member of Parliament] of the Chilean Broad Front [Frente Amplio], Tomás Hirsch, met today in Paris with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Sabine Rubin and Alexis Corbière, deputies of the France Insoumise caucus, in the offices… »

20.01.2018

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process,… »

15.12.2017

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

Chile: the humanist parliamentary bloc “with both feet in the street”

“Don’t expect this bloc to be stuck in parliament.  We will have both feet and all our soul on the streets”.  With these words by Deputy Pamela Jiles, the first press gathering with the Humanist Party bloc took place in Santiago.  Besides the distinguished journalist were also gathered two other… »

23.11.2017

The beginning of The End of Prehistory

The beginning of The End of Prehistory

There are few moments when in the midst of what appears to be the hopeless political situation of a dehumanised society something unexpected happens, something that shows that at least some people have managed to wake up from the hypnotic dream induced by the prevailing system. It happened in Bolivia,… »

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

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