Solstice Report: Sandus Looks Ahead to a New Year

Since mid-March, we in Sandus have been under quarantine or extraordinary isolation. In the last six months, we have formed our own small groups, or pods, to combat the emotional tolls of this isolation, but our micronation has provided us another outlet, too. The Klatsches formed in the last few months since July have given…

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Here are the 30 Things Sandus Will Do in 2021

On Sunday at 23:00 UTC, the Sôgmô delivered their Blue Lecture found here on Channum Unum or here in text. The speech from the throne, Sandus’s second annual, reflects both on the last year and lays the framework of the Sôgmô’s policy for the following year. In their speech, the Sôgmô announced the thirty things…

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X Party Congress concludes, von Friedeck reëlected

The Citizens’ Party of Sandus held its X Party Congress on Saturday 7 November, a date seen as auspicious because of its coinciding with the National Day of Socialism. The congress lasted two hours, covered five key agenda points, formed two working committees, and reëlected Party Secretary Adam Camillus von Friedeck for a seventh term…

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Equinox Report: What Does It Take To Be Sandum?

This summer, as the world regained its balance momentarily from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandus did what it does best: it turned inward, introspecting on what Sandus is, what we stand for, and who we are. We reminded ourselves what our aspirations are: that we imagine a world without suffering, a world that is pensive and…

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Tellus reformed, Sôgmô unveils new charter

The Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has unveiled a new royal charter for Tellus, the coöperative now formally known as Tellus Horticultural Coöperative (THC). The reformed coöperative replaces Tellus Agrarian Coöperative that was founded in June 2013, after a proposal was recently submitted to the Sandum cabinet by Minister of Human & Environmental Health Jacob Barnet.…

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Solstice Report: Our Fervent Work Continues, Despite Upheaval

A season since the novel coronavirus has become a global pandemic, Sandus has honed its response to this once-in-a-lifetime call. We began this period of uncertainty with a vociferous statement of resilience and of our common belief that healthcare is a human right; today, we reaffirm those commitments and levy our pertinent objections to a…

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Sôgmô, Cabinet issue statement in support of BLM

The Three Grand State Officers of the State of Sandus and the country’s Junior State Officers, who make up the Sandum cabinet, have issued a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protests after the death of George Floyd. Sandus has long been a proponent of the movement against racism, white supremacy,…

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Eleven Years of Sandus, An Auspicious Occasion despite Hardship

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Creation of Sandus on 26 May 2009. Back in 2009, Sandefreistikhan, as our country used to be called, declared its independence from the Republic of Trénois, a micronation created by a group of friends in central Maryland. Since then, Sandus has grown into a modest country over the…

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Sôgmô, Heir Plan a Thanksgiving for after the emergency

The Sôgmô and the Heir are planning to hold a supplicatio, or a thanksgiving, after the COVID-19 emergency has come to an end. The thanksgiving will be given for having survived the pandemic, the first of its kind in over a century, and will take the form of a “brinner”—a dinner with foods typical of…

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Equinox Report: Facing the Virus, Preparing for Summer

How, in such a short time since January, the world has changed. Faced for the first time in over a century with a major pandemic, we have rushed to respond to the clarion call of healthcare officials and providers by staying home and refusing to risk our health and that of others. Sandum citizens have…

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