GMM & the Indian National Congress

Claude Alvares of the Goenchi Mati Movement met Digvijay Singh of the Indian National Congress met earlier today. Claude Alvares handed over the Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017 as well as the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. Here’s a short video from the meeting.

Goa Election Tracker

We have created an election tracker. The tracker has all the parties and candidates contesting the elections. For the parties, we show which ones support the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. For the candidates, we provide whether the candidate and or their party supports the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. We also provide a link to any response received to the Goa Citizens' Manifesto 2017. …

Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017

The Goa Citizens' Manifesto 2017 was created following the Goenche Mogi Citizens Meet held on Republic Day (26-Jan-2017). The responses received from candidates are given below. Responses Santosh Pai Raitukar, AAP candidate for Margao constituency Dominic Fernandes, NCP candidate for Panaji constituency Judith Almeida, Independent candidate for Benaulim constituency The Goenchi Mati Election Tracker also has the position of parties and candidates on …

Goenchi Mati inputs used in the Economic Survey

The Economic Survey of India 2016-17 discusses permanent funds in the context of the Goenchi Mati Movement. It also acknowledges the input of our member, Rahul Basu. 

Calling Goans to ask their candidates to sign our pledge

At the Goenche Mogi Citizens’ Meet, the people of Goa took the Goenchi Mati pledge in English and Konkani. We now call upon all Goans to visit their candidates and ask them to take the Goenchi Mati Pledge & whatsapp the recording. The contact information of all the candidates taken from their election affidavits is given in this Google Document. “I pledge to the people and …

Manifesto now in 7 languages / scripts

We are proud to announce that we now have the Goenchi Mati Manifesto in 7 versions. Download them here: English | Konkani-Nagri | Konkani-Romi | Marathi | Hindi | Portuguese | Kannada We’d be happy if it is translated into more languages, or if differently accessible versions (audio for example) are created. Get in touch.  

Permanent Fund Defenders

The Alaska Permanent Fund and Dividend is under threat again from the politicians. Alaska only deposits 25% of their money from oil into the Permanent Fund. The balance 75% is the largest funding source for the budget. The commodity boom resulted in a large increase in the budget. Expenditure increased with a lag from less than $3 bn in 2005 to …

The Navajo Permanent Fund

The Navajo people have established a Permanent Trust Fund under Navajo Tribal Law. Here’s a short history of the Navaho Permanent Trust Fund. In 2014, the Navajo Nation won $554 million in a settlement with the US government over mismanagement of their natural resources. We have already reported on Mendha-Lekha and the Alaska Native and Regional Cooperatives. Will other indigenous peoples set up …

Goan parties are funded by miners!

It seems that from the mining peak in 2010-11 all the way through the mining ban, the Supreme Court judgement and the unfair lease renewals, the main Goan donors of the BJP, the Congress and even the Communist Party of India were mining firms. Now we know why there was no opposition to the renewal of the mining leases. The …

Citizen’s Dividend and Basic Income

It is enlightened, it is sensible, and it is eminently feasible: Guy Standing, BIEN co-founder and honorary co-president