A “Fable” Of Vermont Resistance: Or Is It? (BOOK REVIEW)

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading

The Unbearable Lightness of…Bernie (#FEELTHEBERN’s MOMENT OF TRUTH)

Regular readers of VI know we don’t spend too much time covering the kabuki theater that passes for “2 party politics” in the United States of Empire. And yet, here in the once and future Republic of Vermont, we live… Continue Reading

PLAN V-TV Interviews Cabin Talk’s Claudia Stauber (EPISODE 22)

The Vermont independent livestream scene is beginning to catch fire, led by friends and neighbors such as CABIN TALK’s Claudia Stauber. Enjoy our interview with Claudia right here – we explore why she’s abandoned Bernie Sanders as a viable political… Continue Reading

“Ignite Or Die.” (False Flag/Guy Fawkes Day)

“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their People.” – V Publisher’s Note: We publish this essay every Guy Fawkes Day. “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November…” “One man’s terrorist,” wrote Gerald Seymour, “is another… Continue Reading

What Would It Look Like If Vermont Seceded? (VPR/BRAVE LITTLE STATE)

Hmmm, VPR and  “Brave Little State.”  You didn’t really “lean in” here, did you? At least you are beginning to sorta explore the idea. Free Vermont!

Vermont Environmentalist Bill McKibben Contemplates Secession and a 2VR (BOSTON GLOBE)

Publisher’s Note: Welcome to the party, Bill. Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States! My debut novel comes out next week — it is (I hope) a funny chronicle of my home state of Vermont contemplating secession. But I… Continue Reading

President Trump, Inc. – How Big Business and Neoliberalism Empower Populism and the Far Right (Book Review)

“Donald Trump’s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world.” – Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (France) Seldom has the right book come along at just the right time to help discerning readers… Continue Reading

Amazon Monster and Vermont’s Economic Future (PUBLIC FORUM)

Amazon has quietly positioned itself at the center of a growing share of our daily transactions. Today, two-thirds of all U.S. households are subscribed to the membership program Amazon Prime, more than half of all online shopping searches start directly… Continue Reading