INTERNATIONAL: 8th Basic Income Week, September 14-20, 2015

WEEK OF BIG

 

UBI-Europe recently published the Call for Participation for this year’s Basic Income Week:

http://basicincomeweek.org/

The 8th international action week for basic income is scheduled to run from September 14–20, 2015. The European network invites basic income groups and activists around the world to participate with events and actions with the common aim of creating visibility for and stimulating public discussion about unconditional basic income.

“A Safety Net for Life”
In the Call for Participation the activists announce that “we are facing multiple crises which threaten our lives as individuals as well as life as humankind as a whole. These crises – social, ecological and financial – are being experienced in a myriad of different ways around the world.”

Therefore, for this year’s Basic Income Week, they want “to draw attention to Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) as a possible ‘Safety Net for Life’ which leaves no one behind.”

Looking back
In 2014, 11 countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK) participated in the 7th Basic Income Week. Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) contributed to the week’s further globalisation by organising a series of online events with international basic income experts and activists. UBI-Europe hopes that this year’s 8th International Basic Income Week will become even more global and expands further beyond Europe.

Call for Participation
You can get in touch with your regional or international coordination team, publish the call for participation in your language and announce events in your region via the contact form: http://basicincomeweek.org/contact-form/

The Launch of Basic Income Week 2015

The Launch of Basic Income Week 2015

Karl Widerquist

About Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist has written 836 articles.

Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University. He specializes in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. He holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory form Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). Before coming to Georgetown he was lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Reading (UK) and a Murphy Fellow at Tulane University in New Orleans (LA). He has written or edited six books. He is the author of “Independence, propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No” (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). He is coauthor of “Economics for Social Workers” (Columbia University Press 2002). He is coeditor of “Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research” (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), “Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model” (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), “Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World” (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and “the Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee” (Ashgate 2005). He is currently under contract to author or coauthor two more books: “Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy” (Edinburgh University Press 2014) and Justice as the Pursuit of Accord (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). He was a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies. He edited the USBIG NewsFlash for 15 years and the BIEN NewsFlash for five years. He is one of the founding editors of Basic Income News on the basicincome.org website. He has published more than a twenty scholarly articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals such as Political Studies; the Eastern Economic Journal; Politics and Society; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.