A Notice

Something terribly upsetting is happening to me at the moment. For reasons I do not understand, I have ended up accused of conspiracy against the GUM and its delegates. The allegations are entirely untrue, and I only wish I knew who was responsible for this. 

As much as I will protest my innocence, the evidence is entirely against me. Even if I am able to convince the community I am innocent, I will always be suspected of some truly terrible actions, and that’s not something I can live with. 

My friends have accused me of systematic lying, deceit, and corruption. This is the most horrible thing that has happpened to me – I cannot believe that people would turn on me in this way.

It is for this reason that I have to announce my absolute withdrawal from micronationalism. I will no longer be contactable, and do not believe I will be returning. 

I am in tears as I write this. Micronationalism has been a major part of my life for over a year and a half, and I can’t believe that it should come to an end like this because of the hateful actions of one individual.

If I am to leave now, I must thank Hugh McFarlane, Horatio Eden, and Mike Lewis. Despite our disagreements, you have been genuine friends to me, and I thank you for that.

If the responsible person is reading this, I beg you to contact me. My email is peregrine230@gmail.com

Kit McCarthy

RadioMicro Awards to Return for Second Year

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Kit McCarthy has confirmed that the RadioMicro Awards shall return for a second year this summer, and nominations have opened already.

First introduced in 2015, they are one of the more major micronational awards, with nominations being voted on publicly.

Nominations opened today here, and will continue for a short while before public voting is opened. According to Kit McCarthy, CEO of the RadioMicro Group, prizes this year will include ‘fame, glory, and honour,’ ‘a certificate,’ and ‘something Micronational Dollar related.’

The RadioMicro Awards ran last year (note: site out-of-date), with thirteen different awards. This year may have over 21, as new Creative Awards have been introduced, along with Special Recognitions.

You can view last year’s ceremony here, which to this date was the only RadioMicro episode with more than one presenter.

EU Thoughts

Adam of ABanimationLtd's Blog

Two days to go until one of the worst campaigns in British political history finally comes to an end. I’m not going to explicitly accuse either side of outright lying, but both sides have definitely twisted the truth as much as possible by presenting very selective data and other such techniques pioneered by the tabloid press for years. The people of Great Britain are naturally struggling to make sense of it all.

As a Liberal Democrat, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that I support the Remain side (though in fairness there are a very small minority of Lib Dems backing Leave). Although this forces me to be on the same side as David Cameron and George Osbourne, I am extremely disappointed in the way the Tory Remainers have handled their campaigns. It seems to me that very little has been done to address to genuine concerns of the Leave…

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McCarthy Begins GUM Chair Campaign

Mcarthian President Kit McCarthy has begun his campaign for the chairmanship of the Grand Unified Micronational.

A website and film were released, detailing McCarthy’s aims for the GUM.

McCarthy is competing with experienced Leylandiistan and Gurvata politician Shane Cahill, who is away from micronationalism until the 25th of June.

The GUM was re-established recently, following a long period as a Skype chatroom, the GUM Lounge. It is widely regarded as one of the most successful intermicronational organisations.

Researcher Contacts MicroWiki

A PhD student from Warwick University, Nathalie Mezza-Garcia, is in conversation with members of the MicroWiki community about a proposed research project.

Ms. Garcia is investigating the potential for ‘forking’ the state, creating alternative governments.

Following initial contact with Lundenwic’s Mike Lewis and Mcarthia’s Kit McCarthy, Ms. Garcia has been talking to members of the community, including Richard Hytholoday of Mercia and Michael Onff of Gremmia. She has said that she expects to release a community-wide questionnaire in the coming weeks.

This is the first time in recent memory that MicroWiki has been contacted for the purposes of research.

Ms Garcia described her research thusly:

So this is basically what I have in mind. I´ve been looking in my research at the question of whether it´s possible or not to fork the state. That is, as in open source projects where if you disagree with the progress or, usually, politics of a project, you create your own using its source code.

So I am interested in the possibility of doing this with current nation states and that´s what my PhD is more or less about. I´ve encountered many problems with doing it just like that and although it would an AWESOME thing to do, very hand-by-hand with the spirit of anarchist thinkers of the XIXth century, I don´t want to get deported if I try to fork the government. Lol. That´s a joke, but, in reality, I´m looking at places and models where it has been possible, in software communities, and in the offline world, to create parallel authorities and systems of rules to those of current nation-states.

That is why I want to map the structure of the community and do a study on the underlying politics of it and see what type of world you live in, is it a global democracy? an anarchy? a more centralised thing?…etc.

So, I´m going to start with the Wiki site, see if the information can be extracted, if not, I´ll do it manually by connecting by hand, but it would take longer, and jus see what comes out.

The outcome would be a paper, published, obviously, as part of my PhD. Yeah, I just find this a very interesting case to study while having fun after having found a very cool example of a case where the state hasn´t been properly forked (because you still obey the rules of where you are based geographically), but a good example in that direction.

Historic day as GUM vote earns unanimous support

Béal na Tíre

Above: election leaflets were erected on bean poles and bird feeders by the Yes campaign ahead of today’s vote.

It was an historic day in Leylandiistan & Gurvata as the country went to vote in the first referendum in the Confederation’s history. In the end, all voters supported the ballot question, which was whether or not to accept the Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM). Béal na Tíre has the full summary of the day’s events.

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Above: the polling station at Orchardstown after opening for voting.

The weather was warm and sunny on the day the Confederation went to the polls. A final bit of campaigning was done by the Yes side, who supported the GUM charter, by erecting leaflets around Orchardstown. There was no campaign put together to oppose the GUM Charter. The Act ordering the referendum set the voting hours as 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. However…

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MicroWorld Newsbites – May 2016

Austenasian Times

FLANDRENSIS

  • On 9 May, Gwendolien de Loungville resigned from her post as Minister of Finances & Economy after completing the process of paying back all those who had invested money in the building of the nation, paying off the national debt.

JUCLANDIA

  • Over the last weekend of the month, the three political parties of Juclandia held their Congresses in the Palace of the Great National Assembly to elect a new President and General Secretary for each party. Furthermore, it has been announced via MicroWiki that a general election will be held in July or August later this year.

LEYLANDIISTAN & GURVATA

MOLOSSIA

  • President Baugh has set his nation a goal of having 200 tourists this year, to surpass the average of Nauru, the least-visited member state of the United Nations. As of 22 May, 42 tourists have…

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