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Munich, Germany: 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to a Basic Income

The debate about an unconditional basic income has attracted public attention in a number of countries in recent years. Financial, debt, and ecological crises are causing growing numbers of people to look for political alternatives to the existing economy and the way income is distributed within it. With the debate entering this crucial phase, the 2012 BIEN Congress will discuss possible pathways and barriers towards establishing and implementing Basic Income. This year, the Network Basic Income Germany (Netzwerk Grundeinkommen Deutschland) is organizing the conference.

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Deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012

The deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012. The conference will take place in Toronto on May 3-5, 2012. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The 11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto, on the theme of: Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic

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Tokyo, Japan, 28 January 2012: Basic income and the crisis

This conference will take place at the Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo. Two speakers will deal with the issue of the potential of a basic income in times of economic crisis, and in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan. Yannick Vanderborght (Professor of Political Science at Louvain University and Facultes Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium) will give a talk (in

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RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, September 20, 2011 "Seeing Through the Illusion of Money: From Barter to the Gaia Plan"

This session at the International Reciprocal Trade Association at the Aventura Spa Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico featured Richard Cook discussing, in part, a proposal for a worldwide BIG to be administered by the UN and IMF. Cook argued that a Basic Income Guarantee is necessary not only for humanitarian, social, and political reasons, but it is also needed to

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ROME, Italy November 24th 2011 “Precarity and guaranteed income”

A public meeting about “Precarity and guaranteed income” was held in Rome on 24th of November 2011. It was organized by Confederazione Generale Italia Lavoro (the Italian general confederation of work) of the Lazio region. Participants included Tina Bali (Secretary of CGIL Roma and Lazio), Sandro Gobetti (Bin Italy) and Michele Raitano (La Sapienza University, Rome) took part at the

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PISA, Italy, November 26th, 2011 “Welfare and guaranteed income”

An organization called Tilt Camp held a public meeting, entitled “Welfare and guaranteed income for tomorrow’s Italy,” in Pisa from 3 to 6pm on Saturday 26th of November. Speakers included: Giulio Marcon (Sbilanciamoci), Luca Santini (BIN Italy), Arturo di Corinto (journalist), Claudia Pratelli (Il nostro tempo è adesso. La vita non aspetta), Roberto Ciccarelli (Manifesto), Maria La Porta (Sportello Donna),

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2012: “Justice through unconditional basic income?”

The 2012 European Foundation Centre conference will hold a session entitled, “Justice through unconditional basic income? A debate on European Social Policy” The conference website describes the session as follows: The social question and the issue of solidarity are among the core issues of the European agenda. The European Commission has focused its Europe 2020 strategy almost exclusively on them

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Canada: Call for papers for the NA BIG conference in Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Eleventh Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress PUTTING EQUALITY BACK ON THE AGENDA: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All Thursday May 3rd, to  Saturday May 5, 2012 University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Featured Speakers: Richard Wilkinson Co-Author of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better Armine

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Austria/ Vienna: International Symposium “From a compensatory to an emancipatory social policy in Europe“

International Symposium “From a compensatory to an emancipatory social policy in Europe“ Venue: Haus der Europäischen Union, 1010 Wien, Wipplingerstraße 35 Presentation „Minimum income systems: Overview and trends of development – a comparison inside the EU“ – Marcel Fink, University of Vienna Presentation „Perspectives of a basic income in Europe“ – Ronald Blaschke, Netzwerk Grundeinkommen Deutschland (Basic Income Network Germany)

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KARL WIDERQUIST TO SPEAK ON BIG IN SEVERAL GERMAN CITIES

Karl Widerquist (visiting associate professor of political philosophy, Georgetown University-Qatar, co-chair, BIEN, and editor, this newsletter) will speak on the Basic Income Guarantee in several Germany cities this fall. The tentative schedule is: September 25. Eichstatt: University of Eichstatt September 26. Treuchtlingen: FH Treuchtlingen September 27. Hamburg: the Hamburg Basic Income Network September 29. Cologne: BI Initiative in cooperation with

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