News of the International Union
for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade
[Repringed from Land and Freedom, July-August
THE Memorandum of the International Union for Land Value Taxation and
Free Trade presented to the recent Economic Conference at Geneva has
been given a worldwide circulation and translated into eight
languages. (The full text of this document was given in the May-June
issue of Land and Freedom.)
Copies in various languages were distributed to all the delegates in
attendance at the International Chamber of Commerce meeting at
Stockholm, June 27.
The Danish translation by Jakob E. Lange (translator of Progress
and Poverty) was sent to members of the Danish Parliament and many
More than 1500 of the German text were sent to members of the
Reichstag, state parliaments, press and persons in public life.
Similarly, 1200 copies in Norwegian were distributed in Norway.
Sr. Antonio Albendin made the Spanish translation and distributed
copies to the press and members of the government, also to our many
friends in South America. The Journal of Cadiz printed the
document in full.
The French text has been circulated by Mr. Sam Meyer. The German text
has been widely circulated in Austria and the French text in Greece. A
Dutch translation has been circulated in Holland and a Hungarian
translation is under way.
Land and Liberty, of London, informs us that one of the new
members of the International Union, is Alice, Princess Andrew of
Greece, who in her letter enclosing subscription for membership, says,
"I think the International Union is of real value." She asks
for copies of the Memorandum in French and in the Athens daily Praia
she announces that she has joined the Union and indicates her great
interest in the work. She has also brought a new member into the
Union, a countryman and member of the Greek legation in Paris. It will
be remembered that the Greek government sent its official
representative Mr. Pavlos Giannelia, to the Copenhagen Single Tax
The Committee of the International Union will hold a meeting on
Saturday, August 13th, at Copenhagen. The president, Charles O'Connor
Hennessy, will attend. Others who will be present include Ashley
Mitchell and A. W. Madsen, of London, and Dr. Arnold Schwarz and Dr.
Otto Karutz, of Germany, and Mr. Halfdan Hansen, of Sweden. Mr.
Hennessy will make a brief tour of Great Britain and leave for home on
September 3rd, to be here in time for the Henry George Congress,
September 12, 13 and 14.