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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 [...]

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, [...]

INTERNATIONAL: Basic Income Week Rolls On

The Seventh International Basic Income Week started this Monday with events scheduled in numerous countries as well as a series of “Ask Me Anything” threads on Reddit.  In the past two days there have been four more “AMAs” from Toru Yamamori, Peter Barnes, Popho Eun Sil Bark-Yi, and Ed Dolan. Toru Yamamori is a professor at [...]

EUROPEAN UNION: Basic Income Supporter Elected President of European Commission

In 2006, the former Luxembourg prime minister declared: “In Europe we need a basic income for all.” In an interview published by German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau on 20 november, Juncker affirmed: “The European Union must also be a social union” And to the question: “What are the minimum standards they hold in the EU for [...]

INTERNATIONAL: Seventh International Basic Income Week Kicks Off with Two “Ask Me Anything” Threads on Reddit

[Josh Martin] September 15th marks the start of the Seventh International Basic Income Week, an event designed to get people all over the world to discuss the basic income as a policy possibility to reform welfare in governments across the globe.  One of the week’s major programming pieces is a series of “Ask Me Anything” [...]

LONDON, UK: Citizen’s Income: A solid foundation for tomorrow’s society, 6th June 2014

Conference report: 63 people attended the conference, held by invitation of the British Library at its conference centre. Anne Miller, Chair of the trustees, welcomed everyone to the conference, offered a brief history of the recent Citizen’s Income debate in the UK, and explained that an important aim of the conference was to help the [...]

INTERNATIONAL: Basic Income Week Starts Tomorrow

The Seventh International Basic Income Week begins tomorrow (Monday, September 15, 2014) and runs through Sunday, September 21. Basic Income (BI) week is “a yearly event for promotion of Basic Income.” BI is an unconditional cash income granted to all citizens without means test or work requirement. BI week will include dozens of events in [...]

CYBERSPACE: BIEN releases schedule for its Basic Income AMA Series: The 7th Annual International Basic Income Week, September 15-21, 2014

The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) has released the tentative schedule for its series of Internet events on the Seventh Annual International Basic Income Week, September 15-21, 2014. Each event will be an “Ask Me Anything” (also know as AMA or sometimes as “As Us Anything”). In these events, an expert in a given topic [...]

UNITED STATES: Alaska’s small basic income likely to double this year.

The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), Alaska’s small yearly Basic Income, is likely to double this year over last year’s value. The dividend is paid every fall from the returns to the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF), a pool of financial assets accumulated from savings from the state’s oil revenue. The formula for converting returns into dividends [...]

BROOKLYN, NY: Building a Broader Climate Movement: Universal Basic Income and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, Sep. 11, 2014

The NYC Climate Convergence will hose a conference entitled, “Building a Broader Climate Movement: Universal Basic Income and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy,” at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014, in The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217. This is a free build-up event for the NYC Climate Convergence (www.convergeforclimate.org), a series [...]