Ave, Sandum Citizens!
It has long been planned that, for the 2015 Economic goal and the more recent All-Citizens United plan, an agrarian cooperative would be created. As of today at 10:00 Sandum Local Time (SLT), the Office of the Sôgmô has announced the granting of a Royal Order establishing the Tellus Agrarian Cooperative, the State’s first economic and productive cooperative. Named after an epithet of the Roman equivalent of Gaia, Terra (“Earth”), Tellus shall begin to conduct research in order to sow seeds at a time established as prime by said research and by experts. Tellus becomes the State of Sandus’s first cooperative that shall work towards building a Socialist economy and it shall work towards progress and the advancement of the Three Major Fronts: Social, Political, and Economic.
Click here to read the Royal Order establishing the Tellus Agrarian Cooperative.
The Royal Order first establishes the major works, theories, and concepts in the issuing of the Order, such as: the 2015 Economic Goal, Realist treatises urging the State to follow the course of history via the Neolithic Revolution, the “All-Citizens United” plan, the Sandum Philosophy, the cultural symbol of Anticosti, rising population and food insecurity, healthcare, the Sôgmô’s work towards work-groups, and the historical research on such subjects conducted by the Collegio Sacerdae.
Article 2. The mission of the Tellus Agrarian Cooperative is to:
1. strengthen the State of Sandus by pursuing its first productive cooperative;
2. alleviate economic and food dependency on foreign states and powers;
3. act as an association of farmers and gardeners in Sandus;
4. act as a proponent of agriculture, horticulture, and permaculture in Sandus;
5. make the foundation of the Sandum economy one of agrarianism.
The Royal Order continues to establish in Section 1 that all citizens shall “be compelled to join” and that those over the age of 16 shall be allowed to be employed. In addition to the mission established above, Tellus shall also work in establishing Sandus as an agrarian nation-state and that Tellus shall work for realistic means to lessen economic dependency and improve welfare of citizens. The mission can be amended by a majority of work-groups under the worker’s democracy established in Section 2.
Article 6. The Tellus Agrarian Cooperative is a collective of semi-autonomous work-groups.
In the beginning, Tellus shall be managed by the Office of the Sôgmô, with importance still played on the worker’s democracy and work-groups. Once a majority of work-groups decide it, the Cooperative shall be run through a worker’s democracy, though meetings of this democracy shall also include the Sôgmô or a representative of the Sôgmô, so as to symbolise that Tellus operates both for the welfare of the Sovereign People and for the workers. Representatives shall be elected by each work-group who shall, in turn, elect a representative-general for the whole cooperative when meeting with the Sôgmô. These representatives shall be the members of a council of the work-groups and the cooperative will follow the theory of democratic centralism. When the representatives meet, each work-group shall have only one vote and the Sôgmô shall be equal in standing to the representatives, symbolising “the dual governance of the Cooperative between the State and between the workers”. The cooperative and the semi-autonomous work-groups may establish laws which shall be subject to State and cooperative law.
Work schedules, job descriptions, and worker’s assemblies are the affairs of each work-group. The representative-leader of the work-group shall recognise certain workers for their Socialist work ethic and for their expertise at work and each work-group shall sponsor a charity, foundation, or association. At some times, a plenum — called by the Sôgmô, the representative-general, or one-third of all workers — may be called for all workers, whereby information may be passed down (harvest data, future projections, etc.). Products may be distributed throughout the State and all foreign sales shall have their income go towards the Cooperative and to the State in a formula established by the Office of the Sôgmô. Finally, the last law-giving article establishes that Tellus “shall exercise prudence in […] agrarianism and farming” and that the Cooperative shall establish work-group farming areas and encourage all citizens to begin personal, small-scale gardens.
Article 19. This charter has been given under my hand on XXIX E Iunio MMXIII in the capital of the State of Sandus, Kremlum Sandus, in the best hopes of establishing a more prosperous Socialist Nation-State. Upon our collective hopes for the State of Sandus to advance in manners befitting the Sovereign People’s weal, I grant this this charter and bestow it upon the people of the State for their benefit and shall be alterable only under my hand, or that of my successor.
Gaius Sörgel Publicola
— Sôgmô Sörgel