[INDEPENDENT] Communist Interstellar Union [BGS][LBGTQ-friendly]



Who we are

  • We are Communism Interstellar (Union).
  • We are a multinational association of CMDRs in Elite Dangerous. We count players based in Europe, Asia, North & South America among our number, though our primary language is English, we have Spanish, French Portuguese, German and Russian speakers.
  • We are a smallish but very active and highly organised BGS-focussed group, who are at the forefront of BGS Research.
  • There is always something to do, but never any compulsion to do it. We hold very much to, "to each according to their need, from each according to their free time" . So if you have an hour a week or 10 hours a day to spare, or just want to hang about with us, we'd love to meet you.
  • Stealing with pride from one of our allies, our ethos can be summarised as "Do no harm, take no excrement"
  • Most but not all of us are unsurprisingly leftist in outlook, but that is not a pre-requisite for joining us as long as you hold to our values of equality and tolerance.

Founded in December 3300, our common mission is to support 34th century communists. Further details can be found within our Articles of Association

In brief:
  • We believe in complete individual freedom but combine with strict collective responsibility
  • All members are equal - we are entirely without hierarchy. This confuses a lot of outsiders!
  • We do not tolerate any form of bigotry and hence are proudly LGBTQ friendly.
  • Peace and co-operation, with other factions, aiding in community goals and providing PvE & PvP support.
  • Non-aggression towards alien life, study and explore, but do not harm unless first attacked.
  • Associated, via the above AoA with most of the other major communist player groups.
Video of a join operation with our ICU comrades


Some of our history [7 mins]

(Short and Fun intro)
 
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Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
Our old thread is here

Recent interview on Sag-I
When and how did the CI start?
Our official start date was November 16th 3300, as CIU, when our long-lost founder BEKTOP 3AREMOV put out a call for like-minded pilots to join him.


“Join us, help us unchain the galaxy and give all sentient beings a chance for better life and immortality. Our enemies are relentless, but for more than 1280 years we have thwarted all of their attempts to destroy us. Our cause is righteous! We will prevail!

Join us in the Great Communist Revolution, comrades!”

At the same time BEKTOP founded a Russian speaking group, ICU


What is the main goal of the CI? If there is more than one, name highest priority
We aim to end all forms of slavery and put the means of production into the hands of the galaxy’s workforce. Primarily we do this via promoting Communist governments, but pragmatically we may also support other independent governments from the social group.


What “code” do you follow if any?
All members are required to sign up to our Articles of Association [AoA] which allow complete individual freedom but require absolute collective responsibility To paraphrase they say do no harm but take no faeces. As a rule we will not overthrow any supported faction unless there is an official state of war. CIU, ICU and now several other significant communist groups, including the Guardians of Harmony, the People’s Dictatorships Union, the Communist party of Drakonia and the Offworld Collective have signed up to the AoA. Between us, CI groups represent around 600 systems and we caretake 5 of the top 20 largest political entities in the known Galaxy.


What should a new recruit of your faction know before joining?
We hold absolutely to our ideal of all comrades being equal, so there is no hierarchy. Though most of us come from the political left, [unsurprisingly] there is no requirement to hold leftist views, provided you can meet our strict requirements for equality and tolerance.



How many pilots are in your group?
We have 150 pilots in our two main squadrons, though like most groups that will be a gross overestimate of the number of pilots who are actually active.


What are some of your pilot's favorite ships?
Individuals have different needs and preferences. To a first approximation, our politically active members fly Pythons for pragmatic purposes, whilst our combat pilots are often seen in a Krait Mk II.


What are some ways your group helps new pilots?
We will always share our knowledge, time and assets with anyone in need



What does the CI have to offer pilots who are looking to join?
We have a motto, to each according to their need, from each according to their ability and free time. We always have more to do than there is time and resources to complete, yet there is never any compulsion to do anything if you just want to chill. We are phenomenally well organised so if you do want to contribute to the cause, we can guarantee that your efforts will be leveraged to maximum effect.


What is something the CI does, but other groups may not?
We are one of the most active political groups in the game, and probably punch further above our weight than any other group. We are at the forefront of research into the way individual activities translate into political change within a system.



What is in store for the future of the CI?
We hope to connect our major centres of population through a network of liberated systems, Article 7 of the AoA permitting.

A quick and dynamic way to communicate with us is via our Discord server https://discord.gg/tae5RjC Our PC Squadron ID is [CIU1] We also have a PS4 Squadron [CIUT] which can be accessed on the PS4 or using the PS Communities App.
 
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Good to see a fresh new thread and a rebirth! The last one was bogged down by quite a lot of weight and they get too long to catch up on. Just thought I'd pop in to say hello again as your designated diplomatic contact.

The Diamond Frogs hope this thread can be as successful and long serving as the last and wish you all luck in your revolutionary struggle.
 

Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
Thanks for the welcome.

I wasn't aware that we had a diplomat from the Diamond Frogs. We have had an embassy open but unused for you since January 2015 here http://forum.communisminterstellar.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=48 There you can talk in privacy to our entire collective. We are leaderless. If you have never accessed the forum please make a post in the part of the forum that you can access and ask for the right pass.
 
Do you have a discord by chance?It would be nice and discord adds so much towards group dynamics anymore. Good luck though and looking good.
 

Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
Do you have a discord by chance?It would be nice and discord adds so much towards group dynamics anymore. Good luck though and looking good.

We use teamspeak ourselves and discord when flying with other members of the Border Coalition. Using both at the same time leads to some amusing incidents.

The Discord is here

https://discord.gg/kZuPzSn

All welcome to come into the bar - to speed things up, let the bouncer know what your preferred play-style is and it will speed the process up
 
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I wish to report urgent news of uprising in Checha area. Rogue Empire faction called Dark Armada has been systematically repressing and enslaving free people's of region. These people have spoken. They will take no more. There will be revolution by end of January in Armada controlled system unless there is a formal attempt at peace deal.



Valentina Tereshkova, spokesperson and diplomat
 
I wish to report urgent news of uprising in Checha area. Rogue Empire faction called Dark Armada has been systematically repressing and enslaving free people's of region. These people have spoken. They will take no more. There will be revolution by end of January in Armada controlled system unless there is a formal attempt at peace deal.



Valentina Tereshkova, spokesperson and diplomat
Hey, Mr. Run, I bet you have absolutely no idea of things to come, now that the people have called on Valentina.
I have read your post on the other thread. '... annihilate on sight...' LOL - you should correct that to '... log/high wake on sight...' because that's exactly what your pilots are doing. So afraid are you?

May you rot in darkness!
 

Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
Though we have little in common ideologically with the Sirius Corps, we welcome their initiative to discover non-destructive, non-exploitative methods of countering the effects of maliciously delivered unknown atrefacts. Consequently we set our differences aside and a number of CI pilots contributed to their recent and highly succsessful community goal. We look forwards to hearing the outcome of their research. Our headquarters has been offline since a terrorist bombing early last year. We have turned down many kind offers of support from friends to repairs Irens Dock with meta-alloys, believing that there was no legitimate and ethical way to obtain them. Perhaps coincidentally, but with intriguing timing nonetheless, Irens recovered partial functionality as the first reports of Guardians began to filter in. We as yet are not clear whether there was a visitation by Guradians or simply what UA effects have a half life.
 

Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
The following statement, announcing the breakdown of diplomatic relations between CI the Dark Armada was issued on January 14th 3303

 
I am avowed pacifist so it is with some considerable regret that I bring to your attention a communique received earlier today from Checha. I warned Mysteron of the mood of the people of Checha towards him and last week implored him to seek a peaceful resolution. This was unsuccessful.





Averi Knox said:
Friends of the global and galactic press

A change of historic proportions for the free Peoples of Checha people is coming. We have committed all our efforts and revolutionary convictions so that in Checha everything would be better for all Chechans.


During 16 hard and cruel months for Checha since the overnight Coup which led to the insertion of the DArk Armada, the Checha people's Party with its revolutionary Government in Auld Silo knew how to defend of the interests of all Chechans., our dignity, sovereignty, and struggle for Checha self-determination and struggle for .peace. The Checha People's Party heads the struggle against the rogue Empire faction, the Dark Armada dictatorship. It will live the moments of the fall of the dictator Mysteron, and moments of pain when we lose a comrade in combat. Chechan militants have learned to forge ourselves in the difficult moments facing adversity. With the rest of the Chechan people we will own rights to freedom, independence, democracy and peace on January 25th, 3303.



For January 25th 3303 at 18:30 Galactic time will be a historic moment. Chechan revolutionaries, will fight this conflict on behalf of all people. We guarantee a clean and pure process, that will enlighten our consciences. We will shine with the sun of this new free dawn, on the 26th of January. We will shine with a consolidation of democracy, the consolidation of a mixed economy, and the consolidation of a free, independent and democratic Checha, in peace. A Checha where all Chechans may demonstrate to the world that we can make these dreams, these hopes, into reality.

Just as we will succeed in overthrowing Darkenss, we will defeat any counter-revolution, and bring to trial before the Galactic Council those who provided that policy of death against Chechan people in Ahemaker, criminal acts against the people of Checha. We start this action with the conviction that we will once and for all end to the war and little peace, stability and tranquillity for the Checha people.


Thank you, comrades. Thank you, fellow militants thank you brother combatants of the Chechan Peoples Army who with your blood will fertilise this labour, defending right of Chechans to exercise their right to light and freedom. Thanks to the blood of our heroes and martyrs, thanks to the pain full of hope of the mothers of Checha. In short thanks to every Chechan comrade. We feel proud to be contributing to Checha, to be contributing to the peoples of the Border Worlds, to the peoples on the road to enlightenment and development, to be contributing in this unjust galaxy divided between the strong and the weak, to be contributing a little bit of dignity, a little bit of democracy, a little bit of social justice from this small system.

 

Jane Turner

Volunteer Moderator
News coming in from Checha

Averi Knox said:
For 16 months the Dark Armada usurped the representation of Checha at the Galactic Council. For 16 months those who spoke on behalf of Checha in official channels were an offence to the conscience of the Chechan People. On this new and enlightened dawn on January 27th 3303, the people of Checha are once more able to represent themselves.

The triumph of the CPP in Checha will bring about the defeat of unjust positions. Attitudes towards slavery, crime, torture, theft, genocide and the exploitation represented by the Dark Armada and defended by their accomplices, Ahemaker Enoblement, and Sal y Los Perros Sonriente. Our victory tonight will result in a modest but resounding triumph for peoples who had fought for liberation, true democracy and peace. Just as the Dark Armada found accomplices, the People of Checha found comrades in Setet, Chanab, Parja, allies in the Border Coalition, and guarantees of neutrality from members of the Imperial High Council while we excised a rogue Empire faction.

The Dark Armada has no equal in the region. Mysteron is a criminal capable of bombing schools, hospitals, of assassinating women and children, young and old, of subjecting entire settlemens and systems to firestorms. Humans have been declared free in all the civilised parts of this galaxy, but other subtler forms of domination have for the most part replaced the shackles of slavery. Galactic Corporations and financial institutions are the instruments of political persuasion. we know that the Dark Armada have been the most faithful representatives of those alien interests in Checha. From 19:00 galactic time there will no longer be a trade in Imperial Slaves in Chechan territory.

The Dark Armada maintain that we have started various operating in Ahemaker, Parja, Setet and Chanab. We see all this as provocation meant to justify economic, political and even military pressure on Checha. We in Checha can not prevent the people of these systems from rejoicing in our victory. We Chechans can not prevent ouselves from becoming an example the would be of concern to notorious dictators in the region, but at the same time we have forumlated a policy designed to normalise our relations with all goverments in the region in a context of equality and respect. We will share this in due course. We will share the triumph of our revolution with free people's and those which are not yet free but are struggling to break their chains. We place on record our protest against the escalation of oppression unleashed against Setet. In our struggle for peace, for indepedence and for genuine change, we support Parja in its struggle against endless civilian attacks. We support and emphasise our solidarity with the People of Chanab. We feel a moral obligation to support any people striving for independence and freedom. The coming of light to the region is inevitable.
 
The dust now settled in Checha. Chechan people now control system and yet I feel sadness.

It is necessary for an abolishonist to regard all human life to be worth same. Life of a Slave is worth no more or less than life of he who takes freedom of that slave. Death of Imperialist must be regretted equally to death of noble worker. Equality is an absolute condition. We cannot pick and choose, when blood is shed, we can no more mourn for our comrade than we must for our oppressors.

Whilst I find no distinction in event of death, I do distinguish and find considerable cause for regret in paths which led to death of protagonists in Checha war, for opporunities to avoid bloodshed that were spurned. Citizens of Checha had no choice but to revolt. Peaceful protest brought no change. However Dark Armada spurned many opportunities to avoid bloodshed. They chose to ignore these, instead glorifying in pointess destruction and inevitable loss of capitol.
  • Had Mysteron sought clarification of terms of Checha accord rather than withdrawing from it, he would have found it allowed much flexibility and with that clairty would still be in control of Checha.
  • Had Mysteron not reneged on the Checha accord and issued his own ultimatium, Dark Armada would still be in control of Checha.

  • Had Mysteron accepted offer of honorable battle of Champions over dispute in Parja, Dark Armada would still be in control of Checha.
  • Had Mysteron accepted broad terms agreed between CI and not one but two Dark Armada envoys, then Dark Armada would still be in control of Checha.

  • Had Mysteron heeded warning about plight of Checha citizens and probabiltiy of revolution, Dark Armada would still be in control of Checha


So it must be regretted that one man's narcisism and vaingloriousness resulted in so much loss of life and for no purpose. I hear from Communism Inerstellar that they are in complex talks to arrange alternative government for region, for they still have no intent to expand furthe into region. Campaign was defensive in entirety.
 
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I fear your words of wisdom are wasted on those types, Valentina. Their 'leader' (sorry to all leaders for the insult!) day-dreams about becoming the next emperor. The Dark Armada has no intention to peacefully co-exist with us or anyone else. Honorless bunch of cutthroats who they are, they even murdered their own citizens when they thought that would help their evil plans! Miseryon completely underestimated our ability to protect our territory. Now we are on the offensive, and Checha is only the first system to shake free from Miseryon's tyranny. More will follow!
 
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