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Kia ora, Welcome to the Web Site 
Of the Universal Income Trust of Aotearoa NZ (New Zealand)

Updated: September-October 2008

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All graphics, resources, and research on this site is copyright 1998 by C.E.R.E.S. for UIT

Tihe mauriora. Tihe maurimate. Tena koutou, e hoa ma. Haere mai.
(The living are active. The dead are remembered. Greetings to you friends, Welcome)

[ Note, this site contains a diverse array of opinions, ideas, information, and perspectives. The Universal Income Trust does not necessarily agree to all that is written or presented here. The information provided is for its potential to help illumine the visitor to the vastness, and the underlying currents of unity, to the fields of economic rights and Universal Income Systems. This Universal Income Website has been developed and is now managed by Patrick Danahey, who has researched and written the core articles here]

“I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective--the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income. ”Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chaos or Community?, 1967

 

A/RES/53/144: Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Article 8

1. Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to have effective access, on a non-discriminatory basis, to participation in the government of his or her country and in the conduct of public affairs.

2. This includes, inter alia, the right, individually and in association with others, to submit to governmental bodies and agencies and organizations concerned with public affairs criticism and proposals for improving their functioning and to draw attention to any aspect of their work that may hinder or impede the promotion, protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Article 10

No one shall participate, by act or by failure to act where required, in violating human rights and fundamental freedoms and no one shall be subjected to punishment or adverse action of any kind for refusing to do so.

Article 11

Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to the lawful exercise of his or her occupation or profession. Everyone who, as a result of his or her profession, can affect the human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of others should respect those rights and freedoms and comply with relevant national and international standards of occupational and professional conduct or ethics.

 

 

Table Of Contents

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Introduction

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Who we are

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Mission Statement

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What you will find here

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Site Structure: How to Find What you Want

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Universal Income Systems Defined

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Universal Income Systems: Defined

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Human Rights Parameters 

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Understanding Democratic "Sovereignty" as a Job and Legal Mandate for Universal Income Systems from International Bill of Human Rights.

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Principles of Horizontal and Vertical Equity

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Background

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Democratic Sovereignty: A Background

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Historical Basis for Universal Income Systems

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Recent developments in New Zealand

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Frequently asked Questions

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Complete listings of Questions

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What are the differences between the various income systems such as Unconditional Universal Income (UUI), Universal Basic Income (UBI), Citizen Income (CI) Social Credit, Basic Income (BI), and Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI)?

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What are some advantages and disadvantages of universal income systems?

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Universal Income Systems and Global Sustainability. U.I.S. are not a panacea for solving the worlds problems; rather, they are an essential tool empowering people to be able to realistically and successfully work through them 

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Studies from the U.N. and around the world have identified three principle threats to the sustainability of life on this planet, They are as follows:

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Environmental degradation this includes the problem of inadequate resources and time for people to engage in the democratic decision making processes that will help shape the future of the environment in which they wish to live.

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Socio-political violence including domestic violence, psychological abuse, as well as war\nuclear war

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Poverty--both physical and psychological, this includes compulsory labour, low-income and abusive jobs, homelessness, inadequate health, education, and diet.

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Human rights violations encompass the principle source for the existence of  the above three threats. This page also covers the following:

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The case for international human Rights laws superceding national statute laws

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Economics

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Where does the money come from? Income Distribution

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Economic agendas of left\right winged politics and the effect  universal income systems will have on them 

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Economic Proposals and Principles

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Networks and Events

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Human Rights 2000 Project: Grass roots project to implement the International Bill of Human Rights as an entrenched Legal standard
for this Millennium. See projects as follows:

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Human Rights 2000 Festival for Change

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Human rights 2000 world tour

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UUI Action NZ, Political action group supporting 
Universal Income Systems; info and resources 
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Resource library for downloads

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Events and displays

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Events as follows:

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National Events

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International Events

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News

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National News 

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International news

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Resources

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Downloads

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Archives

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Links

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National and international, individuals, groups and organisations supporting various aspects of Universal Income systems and\or Human Rights

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Contact Us

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Sign up sheet

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Comments-we look forward to hearing from you

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Would you like more information 

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Would you like to provide us with some resources

 

Introduction
Universal Income Trust

Who are we?

We are a nonprofit certified charitable educational Trust, dedicated to the promotion of economic rights, and formally established in February of 1998. We evolved from the works of people from the grass roots movement now called "UUI (Unconditional Universal Income) Action". That group itself, established in the early 1990s, derived much of its initial inspiration from the works of the Social Credit movement, the unique cultural spirit of the South Pacific, the achievements of the Aotearoa NZ government of Michael Joseph Savage, and, most importantly, the legal developments of the International Bill of Human Rights.

The Universal Income Trust has committed itself, in terms of Maoritaka, to attaining the purpose of respecting and implementing the dual heritage of the partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi).

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Trust is to educate about the social, environmental, and economic benefits of universal income systems and how they would act as an integral part of any sustainable future. It unveils their inherent function, not as a panacea that can solve all social, economic and environmental problems; but rather, they are an essential tool empowering people to be able to effectively work through them.   For more detailed information on the structure and operations of the Trust, contact us below.

What will I find Here?

On this site you will find a growing and developing resource and educational library on the issues of "sustainable living" and the part universal income systems must necessarily play. As time goes on there will be more interactive type resources here for concept development to be used by educators to augment their classes and learners to perform their own independent explorations. This site also provides avenues for individuals and groups to network and contact each other about their concerns and events. 

Site Structure: 
How do I Find What I am Looking For?

The Site is structured around topics that represent the most "at risk areas" that are threatening the potential for people to live in harmony with their natural environment and themselves. These areas have been derived from the research by universities around the world as a part of peace education and global sustainability curriculums as well as the international conventions on global sustainability and human rights. Human rights violations specifically economic rights which include monetary and resource distribution issues have been found to be at the central core of these various problem areas. As a result of these violations, three principle threats to the world’s future have been identified: 

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Environmental degradation

bulletPoverty (including unemployment and low-paid work)
bulletSocio-political violence (Including compulsory or slave labour, and nuclear war)

This then becomes the basis for the design of the website; the interlinking and dynamic interdependence of the following categories:

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Environmental degradation

bulletPoverty (including unemployment and low-paid work)
bulletSocio-political violence (Including compulsory or slave labour, and nuclear war)
bulletEconomics, Theories and Proposals, and how they work with so called "left\right" politics as well as anarchic and other alternative philosophies.
bulletHuman rights including understanding the legal basis for democratic Sovereignty as well as what it means, and the legal basis for Human Rights superceding statute laws.
bulletUniversal Income Systems defined and explained: located on the Home Page
bulletNetworks: this includes news updates, bulletin boards and events, as well as pages by related groups such as UUI Action and the Human Rights 2000 project
bulletResources--this section contains library archives, source material  for downloads including teaching and promotional resources.
bulletAlternatives Page: look for this page in the near future. It will cover societies, communities, events and structures that have put some or all of these principles in practice. The purpose of this page will be to stimulate the imagination with potentials and possibilities for what kind of a future people may wish to create and how to do it.
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This should provide you with enough detail as to how this site is structured. It is quite unique to all the other sites that are promoting aspects of universal income systems such as BIEN, CI, and UBI.

If you are only familiar with concepts such as Basic Income, Guaranteed Annual Income, Citizens Income, Social Credit, or UBI you will want to pay special attention to the definitions of Universal Income Systems and such proposals as the Unconditional Universal Income. These systems have been derived from the recent developments that have been achieved via the international human rights conventions and the conventions on the environment and sustainable development. The people's achievements in effecting international human rights laws on countries that have ratified the International Bill of Human Rights has literally transformed the debate on all these systems and elevated it to an unprecedented level.

Use the Table of Contents and the "Back Button" on your web browser to easily navigate through the home page.

 

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Email: uitrustnz@yahoo.co.nz

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