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ICELAND: Pirates back basic income

[F. H. Pitts] In Iceland, the Pirate Party have tabled a congressional statement calling upon the welfare minister to consider the institution of a basic income on a national level. Three of the party’s MPs have asked the minister to begin mapping ways in which such a scheme can be rolled out. They were motivated [...]

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Tokyo, JP: Basic Income in Japan: Towards New Forms of Social Protection?

This book launch conference takes place on Friday October 31, 2014, at the occasion of the publication of “Basic Income in Japan. Prospects for a Radical Idea in a Transforming Welfare State“, co-edited by Yannick Vanderborght & Toru Yamamori. This collective volume provides the international audience with the very first general overview of the scholarly [...]

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Yannick Vanderborght & Toru Yamamori, “Basic Income in Japan”

A new book has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan in its series “Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee.” Entitled “Basic Income in Japan. Prospects for a Radical Idea in a Transforming Welfare State“, and co-edited by Yannick Vanderborght & Toru Yamamori, this collective volume provides the international audience with the very first general overview of [...]

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Finland: the opposition leader proposes basic income pilots

[Johanna Perkiö] The leader of the Centre Party of Finland, Juha Sipilä, proposed on September 10th regional basic income experiments to be run in some high­unemployment rural and urban areas. The proposal was part of the interpellation on poverty made by the Centre Party and the Left Alliance. Paavo Arhinmäki, the leader of the Left [...]

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United States: Green Party Congressional Candidate Endorses BIG

Ian Schlakman, Green Party candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Second Congressional District, has made the Basic Income Guarantee a major issue in his campaign. The Green Party has included Basic Income on its platform since 2004, but most candidates have not made it such a central issue as Schlakman has. He uses the term Basic [...]

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CANADA: A Guaranteed Income is the Way of the Future, Says Minister Blais.

The Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, François Blais, has publically said that the Canadian province of Quebec would benefit from establishing a basic income. While the present provincial government has no official plans to adopt this policy, Blais maintains it is being considered, with the goal of ensuring a better redistribution of wealth. [...]

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BRAZIL: Eduardo Suplicy, long-term advocate of Unconditional Basic Income, defeated in his bid for reelection to the Brazilian Senate

Eduardo Suplicy, long-term advocate of Unconditional Basic Income, was defeated in his bid for reelection to the Brazilian Senate. Suplicy is a former co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) and an honorary co-President of BIEN. Of any high-level elected official in the world, Suplicy is possibly the strongest advocate of Basic Income. He [...]

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New York, NY: The Fourteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Thursday, February 26 – Sunday March 1, 2015 The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is suddenly a major topic of conversation in America and around the world. Activist movements have sprung up to push for it. Recent articles in the popular press have discussed it as a part of strategies to address recession, [...]

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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Southern Africa Development Community Begins Movement for a Universal Basic Income Grant

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has begun a movement to establish a universal basic income for citizens across southern Africa.  The SADC consists of members across the southern half of the African continent, from Congo to Tanzania to South Africa. This area sees high levels of unemployment, food insecurity, and high income inequality.  At [...]

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INTERNATIONAL: Basic Income Week Sees More “Ask Me Anything” Threads on Reddit

The Seventh International Basic Income Week started on Monday with events scheduled all over the world as well as a series of “Ask Me Anything” threads on Reddit. Among the latest to host AMAs are Ann Withorn and Shawn Cassiman, Mike Howard, Hyosang Ahn, and Pablo Yanes. Ann Withorn, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus, [...]