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[center][b]Announcement from the Delegates' Council of the Libertarian Socialist Federation[/b]


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Fed up with the current situation, after tireless discussion, voting and the usual diplomatic process of bringing this to the attention of our allies, the delegates of the LSF hereby announces the May constitution to replace the constitution adopted in the post NoV-LSF war era. Not much has been changed except for a vast reduction in size signalling a more informal conduct of internal business, not to reduce the amount of organisation, but to limit the level of bureaucracy and to decentralise responsibility back to the whole membership. Thus, although you may be aware of the absence of the numerous articles detailing our co-ordinator system which were present in the old constitution, it does not mean that the Federation has abandoned this form of organisation, merely we decide to have co-ordinators if and when we need them. Otherwise, organisation has been decentralised to the Delegates' Council (the body comprising ever member of the Federation) and its respective open Committees.

For the abolition of the illusion of bureaucracy, authority and hierarchy.
For greater liberty of organisation.
Anarchy is Order.
Long Live the Black Guards!

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Article I. : (The Ideals of the Libertarian Socialist Federation and the expectations of her members)

i. The Libertarian Socialist Federation exists as a Federation of autonomous groups abiding by a bond of mutual aid and trust under the flag of the Federation.
ii. These groups exist on the basis of free association between her members, all groups must comply with the constitution.
iii. The Libertarian Socialist Federation aims to promote political, economic and social equality on Planet Bob. The Federation is a revolutionary leftist alliance, based around the ideals of Libertarian Socialism; individual autonomy within a collective framework.
iv. The Libertarian Socialist Federation is comprised of sovereign member communes/communal federations and states. Each member does not need to be run individually on a Libertarian Socialist basis, however, is expected to work for the common goal of the betterment of the alliance, to act collectively and help one another to pursue social, economic and political advances and equality within the alliance.
v. The Libertarian Socialist Federation cannot be disbanded through the voting process, or by any one authoritative figure. As long as there is one commune or state flying the banner of the Libertarian Socialist Federation, the alliance exists under this Constitution.
vi. All members of the Libertarian Socialist Federation will act in accordance to this Constitution and the Charter, whether they support every aspect of it or not, this does not mean that there cannot be any amendments to the Charter or the Constitution.

Article II. : (Outlining the role of the Delegates Council)

i. The Delegates Council of the Libertarian Socialist Federation consists of all the members of the alliance
ii. The Delegates Council of the Libertarian Socialist Federation is the most powerful body within the alliance, and is entirely sovereign.
iii. The Delegates Council of the Libertarian Socialist Federation is run on a directly democratic basis which cannot be compromised whatever the situation.
iv. All proposed legislation must pass with a majority vote in the Delegates Council before it can be enacted.
v. All offensive alliance war declarations must be passed with a majority vote in the Delegates Council (excluding treaty obligations).
vi. Every member of the Libertarian Socialist Federation has the ability to propose the following;
1) Legislation
2) Offensive Wars
3) Expulsion of individual members from the alliance
vii. The Delegates Council of the Libertarian Socialist Federation cannot, under any circumstances, be dissolved or disbanded.

Article III. : (The Voting Process)

i. Every member of the Libertarian Socialist Federation has the ability to propose votes which must be made in the Delegates Council.
ii. Members have the right to change their vote and/or abstain from voting.
iii. Votes will be conducted openly, with no secret ballots. “There is nothing to be ashamed of.”
iv. Voting on separate, unrelated [to the Charter or Constitution] policies, treaties, expulsions, et cetera will run for 48 hours, unless the result of a vote reaches the necessary quorum (see Article III ix), or unless the vote is “controversial” (see Article III. vii. [b:).
v. Voting on an amendment to the Charter or Constitution will run for 96 hours, unless the result of a vote reaches the necessary quorum, or unless the vote is “controversial”.
vi. Offensive war declarations must go through a discussion thread for a period of 24 hours before voting may proceed, at which point the vote will run for a further 48 hours, unless the result of a vote reaches the necessary quorum, or unless the vote is “controversial”.
vii. For a vote to pass, it must reach a majority of 50% (+1) of the total votes.
viii. “Controversial” votes can be called by any member of the Delegates Council during a voting process on any vote. If this occurs, a maximum extension of 24 hours is given.
ix. The quorum can only be enacted after voting has gone through a minimum time period of 3 hours in times of crises. Otherwise, on domestic issues and issues which do not require a level of urgency, the minimum time period is 12 hours.
x. The first qualification for a quorum to be reached is; a clear majority of 80% of the already given votes.
xi. The second qualification for a quorum to be reached is; if the vote reaches a 50% (+1) majority within the whole alliance[/QUOTE]


[i]Coraggio cugini—evviva l' anarchia![/i]
Courage, cousins—long live anarchy!
- Sante Geronimo Caserio[/center]

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[quote name='Cataduanes' timestamp='1305481820' post='2712142']
hmmmm I wonder when he said that...60's, 70's,???
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60's. but he's been dead for far longer. the aimless shifting of chemicals in his withered husk gives the illusion of animation. like a punctured balloon gliding in the air as it deflates.

a hearty salute to our friends at the LSF. good luck in all your endeavors.

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