from book: What we learned from the practice of Basic Income — A compendium of Writings and Data (Translation by Monica Puntel, Leonardo Puntel, Carolina Fisher and Revison by Tracy Halls. Art by Júlia Cristofi.)
I am one of the ambassadors for the Seastanding Institute (floating cities for new and pioneering forms of governance) in Brazil and we were asked to present a proposal, if we had one, on the subject of the refugee situation. Taking into consideration in particular the European island that was purchased by the Egyptian millionaire, here our proposal is based not only on our experience with Guaranteed Basic Income, but in the development of rules for the Direct Democracy.
We made this public proposal not only for the relevance of the issue, but due to the fact that this is a proposal for interrelated issues, from the refugees and for impoverished populations already living in their countries; issues that are caused not only by the bankruptcy of their respective Nation States but also by the geopolitical and socioeconomic international system depletion.
In this world that is advancing rapidly in the direction of the post-statist societies, allowing cities, communities or new natural or artificial territories committed to peace to be able to receive direct capital funding and provide the minimum for all people without bureaucracy and discrimination of any kind (nationality included) is no longer a utopia, it is increasingly becoming a necessity. Unconditional Basic Income Systems free from centralizing states, banked straight from society to society, people to people, is an increasingly urgent need before the no longer economic crises, but the humanitarian.
The political and financial disintermediation for the positive and effective of human and natural rights, this is the basis of our proposal for the libertarian Guaranteed Basic Income supported by social and financial investment tools such as equity crowd funding.
Social Security System consisting of a Basic Income Investment Fund, payment of basic income to all inhabitants
Issuance of equity crowd funding bonds, which are linked to social investments that will serve to pay basic income for refugees
Social investments as far as possible should prioritize the infrastructural and economic development of the territory
Income Fund, above the minimum subsistence figure may be paid to investors and residents as a social dividend according to the statute in compliance with human and economic development.
Residents cannot have any impediment to participate in the Fund.
The Fund nor income cannot and should not monopolize the minimum provision, or vital means.
The people should have full freedom of association to organize their investment and mutual protection based on their incomes and private properties.
These societies and communities must benefit from the same rights throughout the territory to issue its bonds and resources that captured straight in the market for their Unconditional Basic Income, as well as use or issue the means of trade without the imposition of middlemen or forced means, they can and should compete freely and competitively for capital.
Common and private properties for future production and independent support should be guaranteed for all. No person may be vulnerable to the dependency of states, corporations or higher powers due to the lack of means to support himself. The inhabitants must have the necessary needs to provide for their own basic income, free and self-sustaining way for themselves and their investors.
Natural properties should be restored and protected with common goods against the appropriation of collective or individual, states or corporations. And the vital means inherent in private or common property should be preserved in their natural condition essential to life, and cannot be monopolized or deprived in order to generate artificial needs.
Virtual and Real public spaces must be established in order to ensure peaceful co-existence through the exercise of association and peaceful dissociation freedom. Spaces which allow all individuals and societies to permanently negotiate their communion of peace directly or in mediated form.
All valuables and possessions should be established and negotiated by consensus in a common peace agreement between stakeholders. No peacefully occupied natural properties may be withdrawn or transferred using force or threatening behavior.
Damages caused by misappropriation, as long as there is no violence, should be compensated by sanctioned taxes that do not exceed the damage caused nor the guaranteed vital necessities.
STATE OF PEACE AND JUSTICE
The natural right to self-preservation, self-determination and proper conception are the sovereignty sources of the peace and liberty social contract.
All people are equals in authority to the common good, equals in fundamental liberty to preserve their lives, and equals in liberty and authority to determine in peace the particular and common meaning and destiny of their lives — according to their own free will, conscience and purpose.
No economic, political, religious, cultural, philosophical, scientific, economic conception, value, society, no ideology, not even the freedom or peace, has the right to impose itself by force, either by the threat of violence, either by the deprivation of natural resources.
The use of force is only legitimate before unleashed violence or flagrant threat of aggression against freedom or life and private property and common constituents of natural rights as environment and vital media.
No statement or denial of freedom can be defended by force or not deterred by threatening of the use of violence but against the violence or deprivation itself. Both Freedom of thought and material must be performed peacefully. The entire diversity of life forms and inequality of wealth must be respected as long as it does not deprive anyone of their common or private property, their vital means, his equally natural and fundamental rights and freedoms.
Every free peace organization for the provision and defense of life, liberty and natural property, even from others that don’t arrogate monopolies, especially regarding common good or violence prerogatives are legitimate.
Every society should peacefully coexist on the same territory not only resigning to any supremacy of prerogatives such as voluntarily pleading to mutually defend against any and all individual, cult or supremacy culture. Censorship, properties and government if not threatened by the force of violence or necessity privation should be respected in the areas of peace on the territories and properties of their societies, therefore voluntary and consensual.
Common good decisions should be taken by consent. Disagreements resolved by consensus mediation. The refusal to voluntarily negotiate, point out mediators, or accept the result of mediation allows the application of non-violent sanctions.
Only after an obvious threat of violence should proportional use of force be considered necessary.
Demands for damages caused by actions or omissions, or even passed violence require reparation and can be enforced by sanctions. However, said sanctions can never overcome the explicit damage for repair and cannot be imposed in retaliation, i.e., before the negotiation and trial they do not give the opportunity to the accused to agree with a determined reparation.