Liberales

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The Cuneiform symbol ama-gi meaning 'freedom' used by some libertarians, is also the logo of the Liberales thinktank.

Liberales is an independent liberal think tank (some[who?] tend to call Liberales left-liberal), located in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. The organization promotes progressive liberalism and supports individual freedom, justice, a certain degree of self-government and human rights. It also supports responsibility, civil liberties, and solidarity. Liberales opposes conservativism, fascism, communism, libertarianism, and religious intolerance.

Andreas Tirez is the spokesman of the organization. Other well-known members of the board are Mathias De Clercq, a liberal Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and Ghent alderman, and Dirk Verhofstadt, the brother of the former liberal Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.

Liberales is recognized as an influential liberal think tank in Flanders, but has no structural link with the Flemish liberal party VLD.

Oxford Manifesto[edit]

On 17 December 2007, at De Markten in Brussels, Liberales presented a new version of the Oxford Manifesto.

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