Remembrance Day will look different this year

In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Sandum citizens are taking Remembrance Day celebrations and commemorations this year in entirely new directions. Official posters and celebrations of 9 May this year have removed references to symbols that, increasingly since 2014, have become symbols of Russian nationalism and irredentism. The first to go is the St.…

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Equinox Report: A Season of Transparency & Democratisation

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, comrade citizen, one that marks the beginning of the Spring season, life continues after the immense stress and weight of two pandemic years and now plagued by threats of war and violence. These are difficult times for many people, faced with the uncertainty of life after COVID, with economic…

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Solstice Report: Electoral Participation Down, Sandus Reaches New Milestone

And, just like that, another three months have zoomed by—and thankfully not Zoomed by. Our introduction is short this season, since this report ended up being longer than usual. We wish you happy holidays and a merry Solstice, and we hope that the new year will be fortunate, wholesome, auspicious, goodly, and fruitful to you!…

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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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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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Biennial Ludi Pacales Opened

The Office of the Sôgmô has announced grand games in celebration of the the Month of Peace, January, which features several festivals to abstract concepts like Pax (peace), Concordia (harmony), and Felicity (Felicitas). These games will be in the vein of the Olympic Games, as well as the plethora of micronational “Olympics” spin-offs, and they…

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21 March will be Anti-Apartheid Day

On 21 March 1960, in Transvaal, South Africa, the South African Police of the apartheid regime massacred 69 people protesting against pass laws, which restricted freedom of movement for black indigenous South Africans. The event stirred almost universal condemnation, including from the United Nations that proclaimed the day the “International Day for the Elimination of…

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