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CANADA (LINDSAY, ONTARIO): Delegates pass ‘Lindsay Declaration’ on basic income

Ontario Basic Income Network delegates. Credit to: Lindsay Advocate.   On November 4th 2017, the Ontario Basic Income Network (OBIN) held its annual meeting in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Lindsay is one of the sites of the Ontario basic income pilot project, with approximately 2,000 residents registered in the experiment. Delegates at the November 4th meeting unanimously passed “The Lindsay Declaration

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UNITED STATES: Stockton, California plans a Basic Income Demonstration

Stockton, California and Mayor Michael Tubbs announced plans for a Basic Income trial – the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED). The project is still in its initial stage, and the design phase of the project will be launched in January 2018. The design period will last 6 to 9 months, and according to a Sukhi Samra, representative of the SEED

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US: Reverend Dr William Barber revives Dr King’s concept of “guaranteed income” as part of new Civil Rights movement

Reverend Dr William Barber. Credit to: Flickr   Reverend Dr William Barber of Birmingham, Alabama, has spoken of the need for a “breakthrough” in the civil rights movement in the US, citing an acceptable development being a point where “every poor person has a guaranteed income”. During his tour across 14 states, Rev Barber talked of the need for a

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The New York Times acknowledges the Basic Income worldwide movement

Peter S. Goodman, a veteran economics journalist, wrote a comprehensive piece about the recent Basic Income developments for the New York Times. In this piece, Goodman refers to the main motivations behind the idea of Basic Income as including the current wage stagnation, the lack of jobs to support the middle class and the threat of automation. The idea, Goodman

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UNITED STATES (TENNESSEE): Dolly Parton’s fund for families uprooted by wildfires similar to basic income

Dolly Parton, 2011. Credit to: Eva Rinaldi Photography Approximately 1,300 homes were destroyed by wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in November of 2016. Singer and actress Dolly Parton, who comes from the same county, created a fund through the Dollywood Foundation to help families uprooted by the fires. The My People Fund provided $1,000 USD per month to each family who

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ITALY: Philippe van Parijs delivers annual Il Mulino lecture

Phillipe van Parijs (at the Lisbon BIEN 2017 Conference). Credit to: Enno Schmidt.   Phillipe van Parijs has delivered the 2017 annual Il Mulino lecture, which happened on Saturday, the 28th of October, at the Bologna University’s Aula Magna. This major event, attended by around 900 people, had the presence of former Prime Minister and European Commission president Romano Prodi,

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CANADA: Symposium on Dauphin Mincome Experiment Held at University of Manitoba

By Jason Burke Murphy   On October 3rd, the Social Work Department at the University of Manitoba held a Symposium on the Mincome Experiment conducted in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1970’s. This included presentations by the Director of the Mincome Experiment in the 1970’s, Ron Hikel. The resources from the Mincome Symposium held at the University of Manitoba (including the

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PORTUGAL: Louise Haagh and Francisco Louçã face off at Lisbon’s Web Summit

Louise Haagh and Francisco Louçã at Lisbon’s Web Summit.   A debate about basic income was set up in this year’s Web Summit, in Lisbon, which occurred during an event named “Talk Robot”, on the 7th of November. Featuring Louise Haagh and Francisco Louçã, both presented at the Conference website, the debate was focused on the pros and cons of

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Namibia May Be Considering Basic Income Grants

The Ministry for Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare in Namibia has floated the possibility of introducing basic income grants for those between 19 and 59, according to Namibian national daily paper New Era. The Ministry was set up in early 2015, following the landslide election of President Hage Geingob. It is headed by former Bishop Zephania Kameeta, who has a

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