revolutionary New Richmonder news since 2021 (1RY)
The second sitting of the still-ongoing ordinary session of the Third Congress of People's Councils has elected a new People's Commissioner, Prime Minister, Central Executive Committee, Consul of Justice, and Supreme Commander.
The session began on the 29th of August after having been postponed due to the flooding disaster in Eastern Kentucky, alongside the still-postponed Blair Mountain League public conference. The Congress of People's Councils is the NRR's supreme organ of state power, and - under normal circumstances - meets twice every year; once in February and once in August.
Hewittist revolution triumphs in Commonwealth of New Virginia; Party of Red July secures Presidency and Vice Presidency in special election
Just over one year following the collapse of the 29th of July Movement's Revolution, the Party of Red July - a Hewittist revolutionary party - has secured the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the Commonwealth of New Virginia in the first ever popular election for those offices, defeating the anti-revolutionary Commonwealth Renewal Movement under Elizabeth Lewis.
The PRJ was established by the respected Mother Hewitt, who currently serves as the outgoing Acting President of the Commonwealth, to serve as an affiliate of the Blair Mountain League within New Virginia; however, she made it apparent she would not contest the leadership of the new party. Comrade James Bornstein, the current Speaker of the New Virginian House of Burgesses, was elected Chairman of the Party by acclamation of its members.
The Congress of People's Councils - the supreme organ of state power - has unanimously approved the Second Basic Law as the Republic's new constitution.
The new Basic Law was adopted at an extraordinary session of the State Congress which was announced earlier this week by order of the Central Executive Committee. The draft was written by the respected BML Chairwoman and Prime Minister of the Republic Brooklyn Hewitt. The final paragraph of the Preamble reads:
On the 29th of July 2022 (2RY) - the first anniversary of the New Virginian July Socialist Revolution - the Blair Mountain League held its first Revolutionary Congress at the Palace of Red July in Friedecksburg Borough, New Richmond City.
The Revcong saw a complete turnout, with all party members attending either in person or through digital communications. The itinerary was set by the provisional Revolutionary Committee prior to the session. The Congress will be followed by a public Party Conference on the 3rd of August 2022 (2RY).
The Central Executive Committee has issued two decrees in the past two days - one changing the National Anthem and the other changing the State Seal.
The new anthem, Mountain Standard On High, was adopted on the 24th of July. Composed by Chinese communist composer Nie Er, it is most recognizable as the Chinese national anthem March of the Volunteers; however, the New Richmonder rendition is performed in a different key and has entirely new lyrics written by the respected Chairwoman Brooklyn Hewitt. Mountain Standard On High replaces the revolutionary song Which Side Are You On? which has served as the Republic's anthem since the Proclamation of the Republic last year; the Chairwoman has signaled that it will remain in use as the anthem of the Blair Mountain League.
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