WA Delegate: The Giggling Anatrepocracy of Sierra Lyricalia (elected )
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|1.||The Anarcho-syndicalist Galaxies of Seeya||Left-wing Utopia||“We'll see where this experiment in democracy takes us”|
|2.||The Protectorate of X-||Corporate Police State||“You cant be late until you show up.”|
|3.||The Juggernaut War State of Wulkrieg||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Behave! ”|
|4.||The Democratic Republic of New Sensual Delights||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Be Sensual Be Clean”|
|5.||The Free Territory of Astrum Nigrum||Left-wing Utopia||“No state, no god, no masters, no slaves.”|
|6.||The Holy Cooperative Association of Chynarka||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Individuals of the world, Cooperate!”|
|7.||The Diversity Reserve of Chyprus||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Time to destroy some walls.”|
|8.||The Large Hadron Collider of Disable||Capitalizt||“Turn it off”|
|9.||The Creeping Celestial Vault of Sun and Moon and Stars||Left-wing Utopia||“No gods; No kings”|
|10.||The Giggling Anatrepocracy of Sierra Lyricalia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Veritas potentiae et actio interfationis libera”|
Last poll: “WA vote: Repeal "Living Wage Act"?”
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There's some absurd levels of political freedom in this here region. The Singular Multitude approves.
The Singular Multitude strongly encourages all World Assembly members of Anarchy to vote FOR the current General Assembly resolution "Repeal 'Living Wage Act.'" The Living Wage Act subsidizes and supports the prison industrial complex by providing an exemption to its living wage requirements for prisoners -- the victims of forced prison labor are NOT covered by the Living Wage Act. In this way, the Living Wage Act serves injustice by providing a perverse incentive for states to further criminalize the poor and other marginalized communities in order to further expand the number of people falling under the prisoner exemption.
Condemn the prison industrial complex and defend the poor and marginalized. Vote YES on "Repeal 'Living Wage Act'" now.
Do you see merit in also opposing the most likely replacement (see here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=351867) on the same grounds? That one contains very similar language, though at least it does limit the prisoner exemption to those currently incarcerated, rather than opening the door to a permanent class of post-felony underpaid near-slaves. From a narrowly - ugh - political perspective, I imagine far too many voters still want the sweet, sweet taste of free prison labor to pass any bill that takes it away. The point is worth raising, though.
I knee-jerkedly voted against the repeal just prior to what the game described as my "seizure" of "power" from the able comrade The Anarchist Confederation of Anarchadom - after all, relatively few real world countries guarantee their inhabitants as much income as what the target resolution mandates WA states ensure for theirs. All opinions welcome.
Of course, the state and its patrons need only expand the list of activities warranting incarceration, and the "limitation" is easily avoided.
The Singular Multitude has read the proposed replacement and, pending discussion and persuasion, is prepared to oppose it for reasons already tendered. It will grant that the specter of all labor being reduced to the prison yard is a mostly academic -- but very much valid -- critique; the inclusion of apprenticeship (and, presumably, of so-called "internships") poses a far greater problem. It is not difficult to imagine an employer being all too happy to redefine it's meager offerings as being "educational" in nature so as to secure exemptions. Now, one only need be a student or underemployed individual to be effectively imprisoned by an unlivable wage.
Naturally, reason supports and applauds ensuring the working class the dignity of a living wage. The Multitude surely supports that cause.
It will not, however, abide any measure obviously intended to isolate and divide a class -- the working class -- against itself; it's easy, of course, to dismiss the prison population as "those who deserve it," but how many do not? It's absolutely true that few real world societies guarantee their inhabitants a living wage. And many of those same institute laws that effectively imprison individuals for the "grotesque crimes" of insufficient income, absent educational opportunities, and a lack of wealthy social connections to begin with.
How many are denied the dignity of a living wage and on top of the insult are then jailed for the "offense" because survival demands resorts of means that the wealthy need not even consider? The measure currently slated for repeal, and the replacement linked above, condemn and forget these majority.
And now the replacement will likely expand the ranks of these forgotten by adding students and the un/underemployed to those exempted from a decent living wage. In the name of "education" no less.
An education in one's "proper" place, one presumes.
Hello everyone, I'm new to this so I apologize for speaking out of role if that is breaking the code. I don't find right now where else to greet everyone and start talking about the game and real politics. Will be delighted to get to know everyone. Cheers
The Singular Multitude encourages WA Members to vote AGAINST the current resolution at vote, "Repeal 'Military Freedom Act'". It has issued the following point-by-point responses to the proposal:
Challenges the definition of ‘combative military duties’ in II.(3).a, as ‘the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles’ explicitly falls under the definition, but is still not a ‘duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person’, since the movement of ammunition and war supplies from trucks to weapons is a time-consuming and labour-intensive part of modern warfare which does not require combat per se;
The equipping and maintenance of weapons of war facilitates combat, and is, therefore, by any reasonable definition, a combat activity. The movement and handling of ammunition and weapons must be considered activities directly related to and facilitating combat, in order to fully identify, prevent, and punish perfidy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfidy) and similar war crimes. Placing the movement and handling of ammunition and weapons under a non-combat status would make deceptive manipulation of protected statuses (white flags of truce/parley, and other protective signs utilized by medical, humanitarian, clerical non-combatants) far too easy and far too common. This must not be allowed.
Disputes the requirement in III.(3).b that ‘nations must consider … the possibility that a person may develop objections during … military service’, since there is likely no manner in which this can be distinguished from either cowardice...
Irrelevant, since the Military Freedom Act already suitably compensates for the possibility by permitting WA Members to compel objectors-after-the-fact to complete their tours of duty.
In summary, the Singular Multitude encourages a vote [B]AGAINST[/I] "Repeal 'Military Freedom Act.'"
We're really not that formal, and if we ever become so it'll be due to utter numerical-cacophanous necessity. Welcome!
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Congratulations The Giggling Anatrepocracy of Sierra Lyricalia for your new position in this region, I'm pretty sure you'll serve us well as the dedicated member and online member you prove to be :P Count with me if you need any help o/
Hey guys I just move here so can anybody tell me what do you do here