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by The Ministry of Information of the Communist Bloc. . 61 reads.

Daily News of The Communist Bloc - October 18th, 2021

Good morning / afternoon / evening!

Please welcome our newest comrades:

Kurt meyer, Contand, Eriadni, Imperius spencus, Arceuus, Lonovia, Imperio de alemania, Tridiniaa, Rediwhitish, Russian Socialists, Vietlau, HOLY SACRED, Koalabaer Island, Liliang, Hungarian Nation, Tvarskog, Holy bellesksaul, and Arkozhia!


Latest Announcements


Deputy Chief Justice:

  • Comrades, it's sign up time for the October Executive election. There are six positions open, they are;

    First Minister, the Head of Government and State, representative of the region and it's values.

    Minister of Domestic Affairs, responsible for processing citizenships and recruitment.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for conducting interregional diplomacy.

    Minister of Information, responsible for the relay of information to the region and it's members.

    Minister of Culture, responsible for organising events and competitions.

    Minister of World Assembly Affairs, responsible for how our delegate votes through regional polls.

    The Sign-Up period will be open for seven days and will be followed by a 48 hour voting period. All citizens have the right to run for a position (excluding the Chief Justice and Speaker.)

    LinkSIGN UP HERE

TCB Card Factory:

  • Spoopy Month is upon us, so y'all better make halloween themed flags or you wont be entered into the competition to win 3 Legendary Cards! Simply Telegram me (Radicalania) once your halloween themed flag is on your nation before the 26th of October (GMT), and on the 26th I'll open a vote on our forum which will be ongoing until Halloween- with the winner taking all 3 cards.

Election Updates


The standing period for the October Executive Election is halfway through. So far, at least one person has signed up to run for each position, and there are two candidates running for both MoFA and MoC. Those currently running for each position are listed below in order of sign-up, and their campaign is linked where available.

First Minister:

Minister of Foreign Affairs:

Minister of Domestic Affairs:

Minister of World Assembly Affairs:

  • Sylphy Kristelle Azure (Feyrisshire)

Minister of Information:

Minister of Culture:

  • Karl Kuznetsov von Habsburg (The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine)

  • LinkArsa (Arsa)

(*Incumbent)

You can also read Tarrin's LinkNoTA/Not A Campaign in which he details his concerns in regard to various candidates (including what some may call a scandal.)

Remember, the standing period ends on Friday, 22 October, so if you are interested in running, be sure to Linksign up.


Per the Election Standards Act 2020,

    Should a candidate ask for it, the Minister of Information will be responsible for sharing one campaign telegram per candidate via Telegram on the NationStates website.


Regional News


International News


  • Our First Minister Ant has posted his End of Term Address which can be read Linkhere. Congrats to all who received awards, and thank you for your hard work.

  • The standing period for executive elections ends on 22 October. After this, voting will be open to all citizens of The Communist Bloc for 48 hours. If you are interested in running, you can begin familiarising yourself with our Constitution as well as the Law Archive. Specifically, you may want to read the Ministerial Responsibilities Act 2020.

  • With the recent return of Radicalania, the TCB Card Factory is picking back up. If you would like to get involved in this, you can find more information here. Farming for TCB also has the perk of being able to request cards of higher value.

World
  • NationStates now allows SVG images for flags which means that you can have a pretty flag show up everywhere across the site without loss in quality when the image is re-scaled. Additionally, they have added a feature so you can see if someone has outbid you in the Trading Card mini game when you check your bids and auctions.

LinkThe Leftist Times - NSLeft's Most Trusted Newspaper
LinkNationStates Today - NationStates' Most Reliable News
The Western Post - A publication of The West Pacific Cultural Trust
The Fylkirvegrian Messenger
The Rejected Times
Worker's Editorial

Current Events
Keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming events here and on Discord!


Regional:

  • Executive Election standing period (until 22 October)

  • Spooky nation flag card contest (until 26 October)

General Bulletins


Politics:

  • If you’re not endorsing our delegate Kethania, you should do that straight away! Every endorsement on our delegate protects our regional security as well as amplifies our voice on WA resolutions. You should also endorse our vice delegates, Marxmeans, Shamian, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine and Ubertas!

  • Become a citizen! This allows you to participate in regional politics, pick your representatives, and join the Regional Discord server. More information can be found here.

  • Check out the Law Archive. It is an easy way to navigate and keep track of all our laws. This document is updated as new laws get passed.

  • If you are interested in getting involved, consider volunteering with one of the Ministries. You can Linksign up here. We greatly appreciate the work all our volunteers do!

NationStates:

  • Want some endorsements? Run the Revolutionary Endorsement Program! It's simple and doesn't take very much time. Endorse comrades, get endorsed back. If you run into any trouble, send a telegram to The Passerine Islands on NationStates or post in Discord, and we can help troubleshoot. Alternatively, post the following to the RMB:

    [nation]ink_cloud[/nation], rep

  • The TCB Card Factory is open and churning out cards! This program includes regional giveaways, a regional art museum, card requests, and of course, shiny 1% International Artwork badges. TCBs Card Factory is asking for a team of volunteers to help operate card farms to ensure a steady supply of cards are being printed. Think you can help? Sign up today.

  • We created a glossary of NationStates terms! We hope this helps anyone who is unsure of what different acronyms and slang mean.

  • We have published the Master Dispatch. This should be the first place you go if you are looking for information on TCB or NationStates. It contains links to every major resource, and it is pinned under the WFE.

Other:

  • Our forums are online, but unfortunately, we have lost a whole year of data. If you applied for citizenship between February 2020 and December 2020, make sure to reapply. You may also have to recreate your account. Apologies for this inconvenience. The government will be working as quickly as possible to re-accept citizenship applications. (Disclaimer: this only applies if you were registered as a citizen in-between February 2020 and December 2020. If you have joined TCB after this time period you do not need to re-apply for citizenship)
    Please also make an account at Linkhttps://theredand.black/ so the transition to the NSLeft forum goes as smoothly as possible.

  • We have created a list of leftist resources! This is an ongoing project, and if you think there is something missing from this list, please telegram or DM me. I am The Passerine Islands here and Sam on Discord.

While run by the Ministry of Information, the Daily News does not necessarily reflect the stance of the current administration. Please contact the Minister of Information The Passerine Islands on NationStates or Sam in the Regional Discord for any corrections, suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns.

This article was authored by The Passerine Islands.

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