Author Archives: Red Renta Basica

EDITORIAL: A Popular Legislative Initiative for a Guaranteed Citizenship Income in Spain

A Popular Legislative Initiative (PLI) for a Guaranteed Citizenship Income (GCI), already being presented to the network of notaries, and once to the Catalan Parliament, will start to collect signatures for the next 4 months. Syndicalist and collective entities giving their support to the PLI will have to make an important effort in order to get at least 50,000 signatures.

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Palma de Mallorca (Spain), 16-17 November 2012: 12th Symposium of Red Renta Basica

The proposal for a universal basic income, namely an unconditional allowance to the whole population, first appeared several decades ago. The world-wide organisation, the Basic Income Earth Network consisting of 20 organisations from as many states, including the Kingdom of Spain, has been working in support of basic income for 26 years now. The basic income network (www.redrentabasica.org), the section

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Barcelona (ES), 19 June 2012: Discussion of basic income and minimum income

On 19 June 2012, at 7PM, Manuel Aguilar Henrikson, professor at the University of Barcelona, Daniel Raventós, professor at the University of Barcelona, and Sixte Garganté, member of the Working Group to promote a Citizens’ Initiative on a Guaranteed Minimum Income (a means-tested income with lower levels of conditionality but still targeting poor individuals) will meet in Barcelona to discuss Basic

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Raventos & Wark (2012), 'Beyond Indignation'

Like their previous paper on basic income (see http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/14/taking-it-to-the-streets-in-spain/), this essay by Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark is published by the influentiel left-wing political newsletter Counterpunch (USA). They wrote it at the occasion of the first anniversary of the ‘indignados’ movement (also called ‘the 15-M movement)  in Spain. According to Raventós and Wark, this movement “has been a timely reminder

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BARCELONA (ES), 15 May 2012: 15-M movement ("indignados") anniversary

Given the gravity of the present social situation, an increasing number of activists from different social movements, unionists and citizens are coming to the conclusion that Basic Income is a proposal to be taken seriously. An outstanding example of this is the 15-M movement in Spain (in reference to the first massive demonstration of May 15th, 2011; also known as

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Raventos & Wark (2012), 'Taking It to the Streets in Spain'…

This new paper by Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark is published by the influentiel left-wing political newsletter Counterpunch (USA). According to Raventós and Wark, the Spanish citizens have taken to the streets and squares in great numbers to demand their rights. In this context, the idea of a basic income is now widely discussed. “The demand for a universal basic

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