Tomas Hirsch

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… »

16.03.2017

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with with Tomas Hirsch, founding member of the Humanist Party of Chile and was a Presidential candidate during the 2005 election for the left-wing coalition “Juntos Podemos Más” (Together we can more). Currently, he is the Party’s Vice-President and one of the coordinators of the… »

17.01.2015

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Augusto Pinochet’s parting gift to Chilean politics as he ended his military dictatorship was a bizarre system of elections that divided the country into areas each with two seats in the House of Deputies. The only way to ensure election was to be in one of the two biggest political… »

19.11.2013

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

By Brittany Peterson for The Voice of Russia Chileans took to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and Congress, but only came away with the latter. Brittany: Michelle Bachelet is a former president to Chile and for the last three years, was the head of UN Women in New… »

28.02.2013

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Chilean Humanist, Tomas Hirsch, gave a talk this morning at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik to members of the Spanish faculty, local humanists and members of the general public.  The theme that Hirsch was invited to develop was the process of development taking place in Latin America and especially… »

27.02.2013

What became of the Icelandic Revolution?

What became of the Icelandic Revolution?

In 2008 Iceland became the focus of attention for progressive social movements around the world as the country’s only three (private) banks collapsed in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse in the USA.  As much to the surprise of the watching world as to Icelanders themselves, demonstrations took… »

04.11.2012

Third World Symposium: Humanists propose Latin-American campaign for the reduction of regional military spending

Third World Symposium: Humanists propose Latin-American campaign for the reduction of regional military spending

During the panel on Government Policies, “A new humanism for the New Civilisation”, Tomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist, proposed that, even if governments are doing, and must continue to do, their part to eliminate inequalities, they can’t do it alone.  It’s essential, said Hirsch, to humanise society. From this perspective, it… »

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