Publisher’s note: At day’s end, Vermont town meeting is about three things; 1) upholding the principle of direct democracy at the local level; 2) embracing the process of shared public deliberation; and 3) embodying citizen participation in the legislative arena. … Continue Reading
Publisher’s Note: Good advice here, as we in the Green Mountains confront US imperial collapse and the reinvention of Vermont as an independent republic once again. 1. Nourish your relationships. That friend you haven’t called in a decade? That cousin… Continue Reading
Publisher’s Note: Vermont has the most permissive gun laws in the US of Empire, and among the lowest rates of homicide. What gives? Last week, we crunched the numbers on gun deaths in Vermont over six years, with the help… Continue Reading
“All extensive governments have a natural tendency to destroy that equality among the people, which was necessary to keep one part of mankind from oppressing the other.” – Norwich, Vermont farmer Daniel Buck; March 1791 Today – March 4 in… Continue Reading
With the possible exception of “Wonder Woman,” it is hard to imagine a more symbolic (and memorable) film arriving at a more timely historical moment than “Black Panther.” Opening right before Valentine’s Day week 2018, “Black Panther” grossed more money… Continue Reading
In the wake of the Florida school shooting and the subsequent Fair Haven, Vermont incident, we went back and listened to VPR’s “Gunshots” series from August 2017, in which journalist Taylor Dobbs, along with Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen,… Continue Reading
Watch our latest episode of PLAN V-TV on the F-35 right here. Not even the Pentagon and the Department of Defense like the F-35 joint strike fighter, which is FOUR times as loud as the current F-16, and has its… Continue Reading
Well, well, well. Even New York Times readers are figuring out the US is an Empire.