BIEN – Basic Income Earth Network – NEWSFLASH 65, November 2011

The Basic Income Earth Network was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network. It expanded its scope from Europe to the Earth in 2004. It serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income, and fosters informed discussion on this topic throughout the world.

The present NewsFlash has been prepared with the help of Paul Nollen, Jean-Paul Brasseur, David Casassas, Jurgen De Wispelaere, Joerg Drescher, Sandro Gobetti, Dirk Jacobi, Philippe Van Parijs, Karl Widerquist, and Thérèse Davio.

NewsFlash 65 (November 2011) is available in PDF version at


Editorial: BIEN’s 25th anniversary, by Guy Standing

1. Basic Income News great success

2. New issue of Basic Income Studies

3. Events
Tampere, Dublin, Vienna, Brussels, Toronto

4. Glimpses of national debates

* BELGIUM: Philippe Van Parijs gets prestigious award
* BRAZIL: ReCivitas continues to expand private-funded BIG
* FRANCE: “Young leaders” in favour of basic income
* GERMANY: Moves towards a basic pension in Germany?
* INDIA: Basic Income Pilot Projects are underway
* ITALY: Demonstration in Bologna turns into riot
* MONGOLIA: Government takes steps toward implementing an Alaskan-style BIG
* SENEGAL: Presidential candidate in favour of basic income
* UNITED STATES: 2011 Alaska Dividends safe as the APF rides financial roller coaster

5. Publications

FORGET, Evelyn L. (2011), ‘The Town with No Poverty…’
GOSSERIES, Axel & VANDERBORGHT, Yannick (2011), Arguing about justice…
HAMMOND, Jay (2011), Diapering The Devil,…
LEVITT, Kari Polanyi (2011), ‘Basic Income as a Public Policy to Enhance Democracy…’
MORGAN, Gareth & GUTHRIE, Susan (2011), The Big Kahuna…
WEEKS, Kathi (2011), The Problem with Work…

BAERT, Anthony (2011), ‘Experiências de transferência de renda universal…’

6. New Links

7. About the Basic Income Earth Network

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