Get Involved!->Sign And Share Our 2VR Independence Petition, Donate To Our ‘Plan V’ Film Fundraiser, And Support Our Platform For A 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR)

Donate and share our PLAN ‘V’ film fundraiser here. Sign and share our 2VR petition here. Help us imagine and build a 2nd Vermont Republic. PLAN ‘V’ 1. FINANCE: Establishing a Vermont Public Bank or equivalent public financial mechanisms to promote… Continue Reading

The (Not So) Great Wall: Putting The Asian In Caucasian (FILM REVIEW)

“May we live in interesting times,” my Chinese friends sometimes say, a cautionary expression capturing the deep and unpredictable furrows that history has carved on the “Central Kingdom” over 5,000 years. The United States, by contrast, is a young nation,… Continue Reading

Weaponizing A.I. Through BIG DATA “Behaviorial Microtargeting” – Vermont’s Radical Small “D” Democracy Is The Age-Old Solution (TOWN MEETING V THE MATRIX)

Publisher’s Note: This new Scout investigation has been keeping us up at night here in the Green Mountains of Vermont’s once and future Republic. To wit – what do you get when you marry 1) “social” media platforms, 2) Big… Continue Reading

“Deep State”/Deep Dive: Why Vermont Independence Matters Now More Than Ever (INSURGE INTELLIGENCE)

Thanks to Vermont Independent-supported indy journalist Nafeez Ahmed for his deep dive into the “Deep State,” and how a war within the Deep State between varying factions spawned the Trump’ocrats. The larger problem, of course, is four decades of Deep… Continue Reading


Publisher’s note: Please contact Charlotte, Vermont citizen Susan Ohanian at if you would like more information or to get involved in this initiative. Town Meeting offers an opportunity for Vermonters to bring the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution to… Continue Reading

“Cognitive Dissonance’stan” – Vermont Photographer David Garten on the New Cuba

Q. In your new exhibit, David, you refer to Cuba as a country that also could be referred to as “Cognitive Dissonance’stan.” Unpack this for us – what do you mean, exactly? A.  I love to unpack. It’s so much… Continue Reading

Vermonters For A New Economy – Events! (PUBLIC FINANCE)

Save the Dates! We have been making some real progress building a movement for a New Economy in Vermont, and this means it’s time for you to get to work if you want to be involved. Here are some important… Continue Reading

Renewable Energy Resilience: The Time Is Now, Vermont. (VPSB LETTER)

To The Vermont Public Service Board, The world faces a grave fossil-fuel energy crisis on three broad fronts: (1) Fossil fuels contribute massive amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases directly into the atmosphere, accelerating the global warming crisis. About… Continue Reading

Dunbar’s Number: Human Intimacy and the Future of Democracy (#SIZEDOESMATTER)

  The anthropologist Robin Dunbar proposed in the 1990s, in light of studies of primate and human kinship societies, that the number of sustained personal relationships most people can entertain is around 150—the so-called “Dunbar’s Number.” One can recognize a… Continue Reading