BIEN is recruiting for a new paid position as Asia/Pacific Hub Coordinator. The deadline to submit applications is 6 October 2023.
The Asia/Pacific Coordinator will be responsible for formalizing BIEN structures and operations in the Asia/Pacific region with respect to its current and potential affiliates and members; growing the conversation around and movement towards UBI.
To view the job description, requirements, and application information, click here.
Hello Basic Income Week Supporters,
we are happily to announce the Motto of the 16th International Basic Income Week Mo-Su 18th-24th September 2023 https://basicincomeweek.org/ibiw2023/ or www.facebook.com/events/465486722296226/ #basicincomeweek16 with:
“Basic Income: Civilization at its best!”
Download a poster or image to print and/or use yourself for your media you can here https://basicincomeweek.org/downloads2023/ in english and german with beautiful motifs on coins what the basic income stands for.
The motto design was created by Stefanie Rothkötter, a graphic designer from Germany at Vistro Studio www.vistrostudio.de.
This design is not copyrighted, so it can be used without any changes.
Many thanks to her.
At motto voting January 2023 https://basicincomeweek.org/vote2023/ where for 24 different countries was voted was the second place “24) Stop talking, start acting – Basic Income!”.
We invite activists around the world to contribute to our action Week for Unconditional Basic Income. The Basic Income Week is a week of participation around the globe and we need YOU to join us.
Like last years we have 3 synchronized actions/events, where it would be nice if you participate:
– September 1st-24th, 2023 “Basic Income Profile Picture Action” https://basicincomeweek.org/bippa2023/ or www.facebook.com/events/497339828605437/ – overlay your profile picture at facebook and twitter
– Wednesday 20th September 2023 “Count on Basic Income Photo Action” https://basicincomeweek.org/cobipa2023/ or www.facebook.com/events/404447058537643/ #countonbasicincome – make a photo and post it to your social media with the hashtag
– Friday 22nd September 2023 “6th International Basic Income Beer” https://basicincomeweek.org/ibib2023/ or www.facebook.com/events/5534902173270007/ #basicincomebeer – go to a place where you have a drink, and can link up with other people who are doing the same thing at the same time
You can also take part with host a film screening party https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/2023-basic-income-day-of-action or at best with organize an International Basic Income March like in Lisboa and Porto (Portugal) www.facebook.com/events/962662401690737/
50 basic income Facebook pages from countries/continents are set-up as a co-host in our three Facebook-Main-Events ibiw2023 www.facebook.com/events/465486722296226/ and bippa2023 www.facebook.com/events/497339828605437/ and cobipa2023 www.facebook.com/events/404447058537643/ and only need to accept direct in the events! Other ask via the Facebook page messenger www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeWeek/
Please tell us your basic income event (taking place during the Basic Income Week) at https://basicincomeweek.org/event-form/ or better at our Facebook page by setting up our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeWeek/ as a co-host of your Facebook event.
All events must be announced before the start of Basic Income Week Monday 18th September 2023, so that we have time to share them.
All us known events you find in the Google calendar at https://basicincomeweek.org/calendar2023/ or equally at Facebook www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeWeek/events/
Volunteers who would like to help the Basic Income Week Team are welcome e.g. create content for YouTube and Instagram or network worldwide. Please contact by Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Social Media messenger.
Your Basic Income Week Team
Aida Martinez Tinaut
Office of the Pilot Project to Implement the UBI in Catalonia
A survey was conducted in Catalonia between September and November 2022 with a total N of 3,098 which showed, among many other interesting findings, that the general catalan opinion supports the implementation of a Universal Basic Income, being the average support of 6.5.
Figure 1 shows that the support for UBI implementation is horizontal and quite high across all the parties for which the respondents have sympathy. Only two political parties gather respondents’ sympathy and the level of support for UBI implementation is below 5: PP (Popular Party) and Vox, the former being conservative and the latter being far-right.
To read the full article click here.
In 1942, as people started to think about remaking society after the War, William Beveridge wrote a report for the British government that was to shape the welfare state in Europe. He wrote, ‘It is a time for revolutions, not for patching.’ What he meant was that it was useless to make minor changes to the old system. A new system was needed. The evidence was clear.
Today, we are at a similar juncture. The social policies of the 20th century are outdated. Selective schemes for what economists call ‘contingency risks’, such as a spell of unemployment, an illness or an accident, do not deal with the defining challenges of our age. We live at a time of rentier capitalism, in which more income goes to owners of property – physical, financial or intellectual – while less goes to those who rely on labour and work for their incomes.
To read the full article click here.
In the eighth edition of Eduardo Suplicy’s book, Citizen’s Income: The Way out is through the Door (Renda de Cidadania: A Saída É Pela Porta) there is a dialog between Suplicy and now re-elected President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva on the occasion of Suplicy’s 80th birthday in 2022. Here is an English translation of part of that dialog:
“I think that, after the pandemic, Basic Income will return with much greater strength, and that it is not possible that we will not succeed in getting the world to adopt it. If Brazil has a democratic president who cares, the BRICS may adopt it. South America may begin to do this, we can evolve beginning with the realization of our vulnerabilities when we governed this country that we didn’t succeed in establishing certain policies.”
At the 22nd BIEN Congress in Seoul that ended August 26, Suplicy announced that he is proposing to President Lula the creation of a working group to study how to gradually implement the universalization of Basic Income in Brazil.
On the 1st of December, the Comission of Fundamental Rights received the president and secretary of the Chilean Basic Income Network (Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico) Gabriela Cabaña and Cristóbal Ramos. The intervention included the justifications of basic income as a right that should be guaranteed in the new constitutional order, as part of a wider re-articulation of the state. It also included legal considerations and different ways in which Chile’s current legal order supports the constitutional consagration of a basic income. The presenters also answered questions from members of the Convention.
The constitutional convention will present a new constitution for national approval via referendum next year. You can watch the full intervention (in Spanish) here