Volume III, Issue
I, 04 September 2002
Young Elected Chairman of the Republic!
a close fought battle, Comrade Young narrowly beat ElDorni and
secured his place as head-of-state. The interior minister received
7 votes to his opponents 5. The two candidates platforms had
differed on one very important point, specifically the future
of micronational socialism. While Young advocated a policy of
socialism in one country, ElDorni argued that the revolution
should be exported to the entire community. The outcome is likely
to have defined Baracãoan foreign policy for the immediate future.
Comrade Young immediately promoted ElDorni to the position of
First Secretary of the Communist Party and gave him the job
of heading the National People’s Congress. The only reshuffle
was Bobby being moved to ElDorni’s former post a foreign minister.
Baracão’s first election for Chairman since the revolution seems
to have gone smoothly and showed unanimous support for the government
and the socialist system. The voter turnout and the efficiency
of the process represent a victory for proletarian democracy.
Indeed, the nature of the election and the result itself should
shut the ‘Baracão is a dictatorship’ brigade up for a while.
Congratulations to both comrades.
promised, the Economic minister comrade Cromien has returned
to the nation. Plans are now under way to get the nations economy
up and running again. The system was effectively put on hold
with the passing of the ‘Socialist Economy Act’ several weeks
ago. Hopefully it will be back on track soon. Now is the time
to take those old Pesos out from under the mattress.
of Education Founded
battle for ideas is of vital importance to the revolution. Recognising
this, the government has decided to set up a Ministry of Education
with the task of teaching Baracão’s workers and peasants all
they need to know. Comrade Fidel Nico, a respected party member,
was appointed Minister. The first project is compiling a history
of both Baracão and Varja. All contributions are welcome in
the ministry forum.
Stalin - Father of the Nation!
seems to have branded some of our citizens with pictures of
Stalin (how original!). This is either because they consider
Stalin a ‘communist’ or because they are implying we are Stalinists.
Obviously Stalin was no communist and we certainly aren’t Stalinists.
They seem to be part of the ‘Stalin is worse than Hitler – he
was the devil himself’ gang. While not a Stalinist, the portrayal
of him is much worse than the truth. This kind of thing isn’t
surprising given the current fashion of making him out to be
the greatest mass murderer in history, which only works out
if you blame him for the civil war, Second World War and all
Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would
be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have
created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin
all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible!”
Central Committee is debating relations with Cranda. You can
see the discussions here.
today officers of the PSB confiscated the possessions of Philip
Locke and destroyed his passport, officially ending his status
as a citizen of the Republic. The move follows investigations
into his anti-state activities and sends a signal to traitors
everywhere. Mr. Locke will continue to enjoy all the rights
afforded to foreigners within the boundaries of the nation.
for the lateness of this issue. It is that time when school
starts and so things have been a little hectic. We will strive
to ensure that all subsequent issues are on time and of a decent
quality. Break followed by 3 free periods followed by lunch
followed by another free period. If my schedule stays like that
I am sure it won’t be a problem.
attacker struck several nations this week. 7 countries, including
Menelmacar and Tymaria, were subjected to largely ineffective
assaults with smilie bombs and other such methods. The attacks
follow several weeks of similar incidents for which nobody has
yet been proved responsible. While no real damage has been caused,
the affair has caused people to get angry (again) and it now
seems a lot of time will be spent trying to find the culprit
(again). It seems pretty safe to predict that nothing will be
proved (again). Perhaps if whoever is obviously seeking attention
received none they might find something better to do with their
time. Oh and before anybody claims otherwise, sorry people,
we didn’t do it. [For more information see the Skyline]
Message from the MR – EP Political Department
nation after nation is swallowed by the Empire, it won’t be
long before they turn their greedy eyes towards our socialist
motherland. Imperialists will never stop until they have crushed
all challenges to their rule. Baracão stands as a lone symbol
of socialist freedom. The Empire would have ‘eaten’ us long
ago except for the brave militia standing in their way. The
Republic will always be free so long as patriots stand ready
to defend it! All Baracãoans do your duty and register with
the MR – EP today!
Who is Sirithil?
send answers on a postcard to the Central Committee. Winner
gets their very own Fidel Castro blow up doll!