THE INDEPENDENCE PROJECT
The Independence Project is unique solution to revive the fraying social contract of mankind by finding the right synergy to collaborate and instilling a deep care of the community in order to work together to face common challenges and achieve common good.
WHAT IS OUR VISION?
Our vision is of a just, sustainable and democratic world, achievable on a democratic and decentralized platform online that utilizes independent and unrelated digital assets to work synergistically as turnkey solutions
HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE IT?
To be honest, the project of building and maintaining new open societies and governing institutions that harnesses the exponential energy of technologies, to tackle the multivariate problems of our times is not an overnight task. The Independence Project aims to achieve its goal through a set of following workable solutions:
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER?
The Independence Project offers a wide and collaborative network of digital assets. Under its banner, the Independence Project hosts a wide variety of social impact companies that cater to different yet connected business niches or verticals, represented by a portfolio of websites. Each of these websites acts as a unique digital asset as they are committed to work synergistically and collectively within a custom built system of turnkey solutions.
Founder and CEO of the Independence Project
Paul Taylor is a successful entrepreneur with a business degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business. He has built a flourishing career around purchasing and converting premium domains into successful and sustainable businesses like va.org, election.org, investment.net to name a few. His divorce (2010-2012) forced him to reckon with an inherently flawed government system. It wasn’t long before he realised that all institutions like the Family Court system, Child Protection Services, Education and Healthcare system, were although designed to protect interests of the people and help them flourish, in actuality they operated as machineries of harassment. After losing a long and hard battle against an unresponsive system, Paul was alienated from his 3 kids in 2018 and till date struggles to gain access to them. It is around this time that Paul decided to use his resources to bring about a bigger change beyond his own suffering and vindication. He wanted to free humankind from a doom-loop of dysfunction and provide them with more efficient and responsive alternatives.
His vision is to unite all thought leaders and influencers on a single online platform that enables them to crowd source solutions to cure our existential crisis. His exposure to the world of veterans through his domain va.org allowed him to understand the immense potential that this class holds in making things possible. He believes, if veterans are empowered and enabled correctly they can act as powerful frontrunners and viable mediums of change. In 2020, his vision found a befitting name- 'The Independence Project’ . With an undying desire of being reunited with his kids, Paul has carefully and painstakingly collected and assembled several ideological bricks from journalists, politicians, and veterans etc. to lay out the foundations of the Independence Project much before it even had a name. In July 2020, Taylor was introduced through a common friend to Omar Ali Hassan, a former Djiboutian commander. Together they designed the Beta project- CTD Djibouti by playing a major role in initiation and creation of the CTD coalition. It is a coalition to oppose the dictatorial regime in Djibouti and replace it with a Transitional Government that is more in line with the Independence Project.Read more
Omar Ali Hassan
Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Independence Project and CTD-Djibouti
Omar Ali Hassan is an ex commander of the Djiboutian Army, currently seeking asylum in the United States of America. He has dedicated 20 years of his life to the Djiboutian Army where he held prestigious positions and led several battalions as an instructor in Djibouti and Africa. In April 2020 he resigned from service in condemnation of unabated corruption and oppression carried out by now 5 times elected President Ismail Omar Guelleh’s government; and to show support to his fellow serviceman Pilot Fouad Youssouf Ali who remains to be incarcerated under inhumane conditions and without a fair trial since 8th Apr 2020. While in service Omar had witnessed blatant corruption, injustice and racial discriminations from senior army personnel. But matters became worse in 2017 when he witnessed high level fraud and corruption by a senior army official who operated with impunity on account of his blood relation to the Chief of Army Staff. Together they left no stone unturned to harass Omar as he refused to cooperate with their corrupt ways.
From threats to life, to sabotaging his career, to public humiliation and denial of basic human rights- every tactic in the book was adopted to silence Omar. Failing to break his resolve, in January 2020 Omar was deported to the United States. Although sent under the pretext of promotion, Omar soon realised that it was really a desperate attempt to inflict psychological torture upon him and his family. In spite of US permission Omar’s wife and 3 minor kids were not allowed by the General Chief of Army Staff, to accompany him to America. By April 2020 Omar submitted his papers of resignation to the Djiboutian Army and decided to join the ranks of people determined to expose the atrocities of his government to the world.Read more