Category: 2015

Interview with Ralph Boes: I am being hungered

The Berlin Basic Income Activist and Hartz-IV rebel is prepared to hunger until death to move the German State to abolish the unconstitutional Sanction Practice in the German Social Security System „Hartz-IV“. ( It’s Ralph Boes’ 83rd Hunger day today. He has been at a table in front of Brandenburg Gate, inviting passers by to […]

Interview with Karl Matthys, from Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ)

Interview with Karl Matthys, member of establishment committee Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ) Do you remember your first encounter with Basic Income? My interest goes back to late 90s. I became a Humanist first, it was through a link on a Humanist website that I became aware of BIEN and the works of Philippe van […]

Interview with Enno Schmidt, co-initiator of the Swiss Citizens’ Initiative

Interview with Enno Schmidt, co-initiator  of the Swiss Citizens’ Initiative Can you remember your first encounter with Basic Income? My first was in Heidelberg in a discussion where a young architect demanded an unconditional income and my first reaction was: „hey, he just needs money, why doesn’t he ask for help for himself, instead of making some […]

Interview with Cheng Furui, lecturer, China

Cheng Furui is teaching at Hebei University of Economics and Business in China now. She is launching a new research focused on basic income. Can you remember how you first heard about Basic Income? Ten years ago, when I was doing my PhD in Tsinghua University, my supervisor Cui Zhiyuan introduced basic income to me. […]

Interview with Taku Fundira, advocate of SADC BIG campaign, South Africa

Interview with Taku Fundira, member of SPII senior economy researcher, research manager and advocate for SADC BIG campaign and speaking for the whole Southern African region. Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? Oh yes, I do – it was 2 years ago – I had just changed jobs, previously I was in […]

8th International Basic Income Week 2015 – List of participants

The number of participating coutries is now: 29 (Upate sept. 16th 2015) Continents participating with live events (6) Europe Asia North America South America Africa Oceania Countries with live events (20) Austria Belgium Bulgaria Canada China Denmark France Germany Hungary Ireland Malawi Netherlands New Zealand Norway Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom USA Zimbabwe Countries participating […]

New Zealand joining 8th International Basic Income Week

The new Basic Income organisation in New Zealand, BINZ, officially established 6 weeks ago, is hosting 2 presentations in Napier this September. Lowell Manning, spokesman and interim president of BINZ says : “The existing welfare system no longer provides an effective safety net over the short term, let alone for life. It has become so […]

Interview with Otto Lehto, philosopher, member of Green Party and BIEN Finland

  Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? I am not exactly sure, but it was  as a child or teenager and must have had to do with the political discussion in Finland, which has been going for a long time, mostly led by the Green Party. I remember watching a prominent […]

Über 25 Länder auf allen Kontinenten fordern während der Grundeinkommenswoche ein „Sicherheitsnetz fürs Leben“

Das weltweit steigende Interesse an der Forderung nach einem Bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen (BGE) [1] zeigt sich an der bisher stärksten Beteiligung in der 8-jährigen Geschichte der Internationalen Woche des Grundeinkommens. Internationale Beteiligung an Grundeinkommenswoche Menschen in 27 Ländern auf allen Kontinenten werden Veranstaltungen durchführen und das BGE auf der ganzen Welt zwischen 14. und 20. September […]

The 15th German basic income will be raffled at the end of the basic income week

Mein Grundeinkommen starts a Facebook and twitter campain during Basic Income Week. The  goal is that until the next raffle 5,000 users have their profile picture “to be an unconditional human being” provided with our logo and the phrase, to spread the idea and to show that basic income allows you to be a dignified human being Help us and set […]

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