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Basic Income at the solidaritéS spring university sessions

From may 16th to May 18th will be held a Spring university organized by local bi-monthly Journal Solidarités

Ferme La Bessonnaz
 

« Injustice raises at a sure pace » Berthold Brecht.

For its 5th Edition, the spring university will focus on the conflicting dynamics that the world is going through at the local, regional and international levels with a focus on the “new” challenges of what a modern radical left wing should be today. As such, anyone drawn to resistance and activism, will not only hold the ground on which all revolutionaries as well as neo-conservatives stand, it is always necessary to have a renewed understanding, to be able to act, to think to fight…

THE UNCONDITIONAL BASIC INCOME,
A SOLUTION TO OVERCOME WAGES ESCLAVAGISM?

Saturday May 17th

Full session 2 (in French):

  • Jean-Marie HARRIBEY economist, professor at the University of Bordeaux IV, (France), member of scientific committee for ATTAC (France)
  • Gabriel BARTA member of the committee that initiated the federal initiative “initiative fédérale pour un revenue de base” and member of BIEN-Switzerland committee
  • Audrey SCHMIDT syndicalist, member of SolidaritéS group

See original story on solidaritéS website (in French)

Translation: David Blum [+]

The Basic Income European network sets its ground in Brussels

Board of speakers
Photos : Ralph Kundig

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), conceived during the European citizen initiative of 2013, on April 10th formalized its very existence in a big conference in Brussels held within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), itself a consultative body of the European Union’s institutions.

Thanks to a diversified program and quality, notable speakers, the conference’s organizer has overcome the challenge of almost completely filling the room of 180 seats, provided by the EESC. [+]

Minimum Wage or Base income?

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The question has been sometimes asked about the link between a minimum wage and a basic income. There is even a confusion between the two. Gabriel Barta brings in this article a few elements that raise the thinking on the topic.

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The base between the two concepts, from the practical aspects to the theory are radically different: [+]

Pilote experiences: India on the go to a new paradigm?

What if your lunch break of Thursday noon took place in India?

We have the pleasure to welcome Guy Standing in Geneva. He will present us the pilot experiments of basic income led in India between 2010 and 2013.

Pilot experiments of unconditional income: does India go to a change of paradigm?

Guy Standing - Geneva [+]

We the Swiss, calling on the world!

If you want to know more about the Swiss activists movement and how thrilling its story is, just read this article's blog by Anne-Béatrice Duparc : We the Swiss, calling on the world! Definitely, "this is not the story of Switzerland anymore. This is the story of YOU and ME, us ALL, humanity."

Excerpt of the blog's article:

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