revolutionary New Richmonder news since 2021 (1RY)
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.
The Central Executive Committee of the New Richmond Republic has enacted its seventh Decree of the First Revolutionary Year, imposing restrictions on the use and distribution of many substances commonly called "drugs".
The Decree on Controlled Substances was adopted the unanimous consent of the whole Committee - which is vested with legislative authority between the semiannual sessions of the Congress of People's Councils - earlier today, after nearly one month of deliberation and revision by the members thereof. The Decree was proposed by the Chairwoman of the Committee (the Prime Minister of the Republic) Comrade Brooklyn Hewitt with the aim of combatting the opioid epidemic that actively devastates the American communities which encircle the Republic's lands and which many citizens have themselves fallen prey to.
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