The SecondOnline International Basic Income March was a 24 hours long, non-stop, online, and international event organized and facilitated by Worldwide Meetings of UBI Advocates and UBI Networks. It was held on 25September 2021, during the 13th International Basic Income Week(as a participation in the Third Basic Income March). The online march featured the contributions and participation of hundreds of UBI Advocates from tens of countries throughout the world.
The event started at GMT 00:01 and finished at GMT 23:59. During the online march, all kinds of indoor and/or outdoor activities in favor of UBI were welcome. While sweeping the time zones, almost seventy different contributions were received from different countries and the contributions were made in more than 12 different languages, including Japanese, English, German, Russian, Turkish, French, Chinese, Hungarian, and Spanish.
While UBI advocates, supporters, activists, researchers, and politicians were participating in the event, live connections also were made to several physical/real Basic Income Marches (or events) in several countries.
The SecondOnline International Basic Income March was organized by Working Group #62 of the Worldwide Meetings of UBI Advocates and UBI Networks. Some of the contributors are: Ali Mutlu KÖYLÜOĞLU – Turkey; Robin KETELARS – Netherlands; Valerija KOROSEC – Slovenia; Furui CHENG – China; Michaela KERSTAN – Germany; Ahn HYOSANG – South Korea; Claudia LEDUC – Canada; Eric SZABO – Hungary; Eriko OKANOUCHI – Japan; Kaori KISHI – Japan; Ryosuke NAKAMURA – Japan; Alexander de ROO – Netherlands; Klaus SAMBOR – Austria; John MILLS – Canada; Annie MILLER – Scotland, UK, Reinhard HUSS – UK; Luc GOSSELIN – Canada; Erica WRIGHT – USA; Kimberly WOODS – USA; Tyler PROCHAZKA – Taiwan; Javier GINER – Spain; Raihere MARUHI – France; Jaanus NURMOJA – Estonia; Evamaria LANGER-DOMBRADY – Hungary; Su JIA-KUAN – Taiwan; Irina SOLOVIEVA – Russia; Alexander SOLOVIEV – Russia, Michael HAINES – Australia, Laura BANNISTER – UK.
It is important to note that, as in other activities of the Worldwide Meetings of UBI Advocates and UBI Networks, the Second Online International Basic Income March was carried out entirely by the efforts and contributions of volunteer UBI Advocates and UBI Networks, without financial resources from any third party.
Considering the very limited mateConsidering the very limited material, financial, and human resources and the relatively short lifespan (as a movement) of the Basic Income Movement, it is very helpful to share experiences, and knowledge between UBI Advocates around the world. The aim of the Worldwide Meetings of UBI Advocates and UBI Networks is to promote communication, interaction, and collaboration between UBI Advocates and UBI Networks.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to recall some definitions of the word MARCH:
• «to move in a direct purposeful manner: PROCEED»
• «to make steady progress: ADVANCE»
• «to move along steadily usually with a rhythmic stride and in step with others»
We are looking forward to seeing you and receiving your contributions during the Third Online International BASIC INCOME March, to be held in September 2022.