WA Delegate (non-executive): The People's Republic of Jah Paradise (elected 23 days ago)
Embassies: The International, North Korea, The Red Fleet, Das Kommune, CIL, Freedom and Justice Alliance, Autonomous Peoples, Antifa, The Communist Internationale, Libcom, The MT Army, Labour and Socialist International, United Socialist Republics, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Allied States of EuroIslanders, The Communist Region, and 17 others.The Cannabis Communists, United Sovereign Socialist Republics, Marxism Leninism, Eurasia, Red Star Republic, The League of Reformed Socialist States, The International Communist Union, TI Historical Restoration Project, NSLeft, Marxist Scholars Circle, Socialism, The Leftist Union, Primitive Communism, Anti Nazi Alliance, The Circle of Socialism, Federacion Comunista Iberica, and Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Authoritarian in The Internationale
World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.
As a region, The Internationale is ranked 9,449th in the world for Most Authoritarian.
|1.||The Commonwealth of New Plasdemia||Psychotic Dictatorship||“In God we trust, and for God we enslave”|
|2.||The Free Land of The Peoples Democratic Rep of Canada||Psychotic Dictatorship||“In government we trust.”|
|3.||The Disputed Territories of Socialist Republic of Korea||Psychotic Dictatorship||“...”|
|4.||The United Socialist States of Ponisia||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Arise ye Workers!”|
|5.||The United Socialist States of Raspreda||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Plow, plow the fields, as the grain of life grows.”|
|6.||The Queendom of Peoples Autocratic Diarchy of Slarsland||Corrupt Dictatorship||“SAMMY YES”|
|7.||The Armed Republic of Socialist Iran||Authoritarian Democracy||“Guerrilla Warfare is the only way to Freedom”|
|8.||The United Socialist States of British Republics||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Equality within all”|
|9.||The People's Republic of Xerzha||Democratic Socialists||“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”|
|10.||The United Socialist States of Eejeeh||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Ggrrrrrrrrrr”|
- 106 minutes ago: The Democratic Republic of Soft Grandma arrived from The Black Riders.
- 2 hours ago: The Meritocratic Republic of North Kalandia arrived from The Communist Bloc.
- 5 hours ago: The Rogue Nation of Pentasten arrived from The South Pacific.
- 6 hours ago: The Constitutional Monarchy of Sunset Republics of the region The Allied Republic proposed constructing embassies.
- 7 hours ago: Xanderheim ceased to exist.
- 8 hours ago: The People's Republic of Eqkekia arrived from Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.
- 9 hours ago: The Camarada de Siempre of Illa Passiflora composed a new regional Welcome Telegram.
- 12 hours ago: The People's Republic of Mehrabad arrived from Middle East.
- 13 hours ago: The Holy Green-Conscious Kingdom of Unnoticed Canada departed this region for Hetalian Fandom.
- 17 hours ago: The United Socialist States of Socialist States of North America departed this region for The Communist Bloc.
The Internationale Regional Message Board
You're clearly passionate, intelligent, informed and willing to push for what you think is the region's best interests. From what I know of your past persona you are also very experienced and highly qualified
Gotcha. I misunderstood.
I don't believe either proposal was intended to be permanent - just to say (if it passed) that TI had consensus against an embassy or relations with TCB at the moment. There would be nothing preventing us from arguing these issues out either on the forum or via the RMB. If, down the road, relations were to improve and the comrade members would desire to build embassies, all that would need to happen would be for the legislation to be repealed by a vote. If consensus existed then to build formal relationships, then surely consensus would also exist to repeal the legislation.
As for sharing and critiquing real world ideals and theory, it's my understanding that TCB wants to keep that on their offsite regional forum. Most of their region's membership is not registered on that forum, and for those who are, I wonder what the engagement rate is for such posts.
As for real world news items, comrades are certainly welcome to try to engage them on that in the Red & Black forum thread, as the R&B includes real-world news in each issue: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=327637
I'm not saying any of this to try to convince you to change your vote, as I don't believe there would be consensus for relations for the forseeable future. I'm just saying this as a topic for consideration and further discussion by comrades.
No worries comrade.
I appreciate that the Internationale is far more flexible than other regions in this regard. I think I've already stated why I'm against the proposals in the first place however
I also worry about them having a closed off discussion area, though I don't think regional RMBs are necessarily the best place to have in depth discussions. The Red and Black is a fantastic publication but I'm not sure it can facilitate the sort of discussion I'd like to see. Perhaps a thread in gameplay(?) organised as a conference of sorts dedicated to discussing theory and entries from comrades across the left? This isn't my strong point to be honest but I think it would be an important step to strengthen left unity in NS regardless of how it is organised
Roj baş to all my Comrades!
Rojbaş, kumreyd! :)
Sorry, I wasn't clear - I didn't mean hold discussions through articles in the R&B, but rather in replies to the forum thread for the R&B, which is a thread in gameplay.
Perhaps we could organize a LeftExpo of sorts to hold in the future? I was thinking that it might be nice to hold a festival the week of June 29, as that would include June 30 which is The Internationale Day, where we celebrate both the anniversary of Eugene Pottier penning the words to L'internationale as well as the refounding of our home. That date would also give time for some of the current hostilities to die down, and would give us something to do during the summer slump.
Thoughts on that, comrades?
The WFE mockup (page=dispatch/id=358270) has been edited again, removing the Revleft link in favor of the Youth for International Socialism Marxism FAQ. That group is connected to the International Marxist Tendency, so I've labeled it "IMT Marxism FAQ".
As always, I welcome your thoughts on this.
I think that's a great idea. Please let's not play politics with who gets to post though!
My personal list of links would just be Wikipedia - Marxism, Wikipedia - Anarchism, the MIA, Anarchist FAQ, and Revleft.
"Impartial", "impartial", Marxist resource, Anarchist resource, shared forum. Seems a good mix to me. I think Revleft is good to have because it has a learning forum where questions can be asked by people new to these politics as I'm sure at least some of us (like myself) are - and many casual visitors to or observers of the region will be.
I think that the Anarchist FAQ is a much better resource for someone wanting introductory-level (and links to more in-depth takes) anarchist perspectives on various issues. And I think that the /r/Communism101 and IMT Marxism FAQs do a good job of giving an introductory-level perspective from the two major strains of Marxism. I don't think that the Wikipedia articles for either do a very good job of answering the same kinds of introductory questions that the three FAQs do, but if consensus is for the Wikipedia articles then that's of course what we'd go with.
We can fit a Revleft link in by removing the tag above the "Join The Red Fleet!" link, which I think is probably superfluous anyway. That is reflected in the current draft shown in the dispatch.
I would like for us to keep the Revleft link, because it covers all strands of leftism. So how about we instead put in a link to the MIA?
The Marxists Internet Archive and Anarchy Archive are both included in the current mockup, as is Revleft.
Well then I guess its already got my seal of approval.