A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

The long march to Basic Income begins with a single step – The unusual story of Kowiti-A

Villagers gathered to celebrate their basic income in the local church building By: Billy Juma Munda, Evans Ododa, Lena Stark Kowiti-A is a small village in Kisumu County in Kenya. It is twenty-three kilometres away from Kisumu town and has a population of 782 people...

International Basic Income Week capped with live & online Basic Income Marches

Saturday 25 September sees the penultimate day of the 14th International Basic Income Week 'Basic Income: Forward to a Better World' with Basic Income Marches in many cities. Although concentrated in the US and Europe, events will also be held in Jakarta, Indonesia...

Why UBI should go global

New research from World Basic Income finds that more than half of the world’s people live in countries where UBI could reach only $5 to $18 per person per month on average, as a result of global inequality and national income constraints. To support UBI activism in...

Oxford Union votes against introducing UBI

On 29th April 2021 the prestigious Oxford Union Society hosted a panel of students, activists, politicians and scholars to debate the motion ‘This House Would Introduce a Universal Basic Income’. The debate began with the majority (68%) voting in favour of introducing...

Four Chinese students have been working with BIEN for three months

From the 24th May to the 24th August 2021 four Chinese students undertook internships with BIEN. They attended a five day introductory course about Basic Income and the global Basic Income debate, translated pages and posts on the BIEN website into Chinese, summarised...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2021 annual congress took place from the 18th to the 21st August 2021. The website for this online congress, containing the agenda, attendees, questions and answers, and much more, is still available: click here.

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. Further details will appear here as soon as they are known.

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Summaries in English of some documents in Chinese

During the Summer of 2021 four Chinese students volunteered with BIEN, and one of the tasks that they fulfilled was to write summaries in English of a number of relevant documents in Chinese. Name of original document in ChineseSummaries天上掉馅饼的全民基本收入设想劳拉泰森Summary...

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The 2021 NABIG congress

The 2021 NABIG congress

The 19th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress was held from the 17th to the 19th June 2021. Videos are now available of all 35 sessions and over 100 presenters. Congress website Videos of congress sessions

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Basic Income trial confirmed in Wales

Mark Drakeford, Wales’ new First Minister, announced soon after the Senedd elections in May that the government will launch a basic income trial in the country. As Basic Income News mentioned over a month ago, the support for trialing basic income in the country has...

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