Council Passes New Rules & Procedures

The Council of the State of Sandus, the country’s direct democratic assembly, has passed a new document that establishes new rules and procedures for how the assembly is to be governed. It is the first such document that will provide structure to how the legislature is run since the Council was established in January 2015.…

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Solstice Report: A Busy Spring Culminates in Tin Jubilee

It seems that every season that passes has its own character, its own flair. If one word, or maybe two, could best characterise this past season, filled as it was with so much excitement and joy both for the ability to be with friends and loved ones again and also for the momentous occasion of…

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Baca Unanimously Elected Speaker, to Reform Council

Artemis Baca has been elected Speaker of the Council, the first to hold such a post. She was elected with 100% of the votes cast, and one ballot had to be discounted because of an incorrect random identifying string. Voter turnout was 50%, though, since this includes inactive citizens, the participation of active citizens is…

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Equinox Report: One Year of Isolation, Renewal

A year since the coming of the virus has passed and, as our lives have become more accustomed to the facts of disease and quarantine and physical distancing, we have come to find solutions to our collective feelings of isolation and compassionate responsibility to ease our and others’ suffering. This is what drives our country,…

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Sandus Invited to GUM, Applies for Observership

On 10 January, the Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational, Jack Dean, officially invited the State of Sandus to reäpply for membership in the organisation, where Sandus was a member from 2009 to 2014. The Sôgmô has three times served as the organisation’s chairperson, acting chair, or vice chair. The formal invitation recognised the injustice…

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Sôgmô Issues Decree Governing Cabinet, Sensitive State Information

The Sôgmô has issued a decree governing the cabinet and classified information, fulfilling one goal of last December’s Blue Lecture early in 2021. The decree specifies the membership of the cabinet, how governmental positions are made cabinet-level, and how sensitive State information is classified and should be handled. Read the decree here. Though the cabinet…

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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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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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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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