DECENTRALISM DEFINED – HUMAN SCALE REVISITED by Kirkpatrick Sale (BOOK REVIEW)

In the early stages of the industrial revolution, it wasn’t clear whether the main source of power would be water wheels or steam engines. The advantage of the former was a cost-free renewable source of energy, and indeed hundreds of… Continue Reading

Rules For Revolutionaries: Lessons from Vermont’s Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign (BOOK REVIEW)

Publisher’s Note: Yah, we know. The Clintonistas and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) rigged the 2016 Democratic Primaries and stole the presidential nomination from Bernie Sanders. As the Democratic Party continues to implode, even DNC leaders are now openly admitting… Continue Reading

MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE (Book Review)

Most Likely to Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us about Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human-Scale Vision for the 21st Century by Ron Miller and Rob Williams, co-editors GOODREADS Review by Chris Brimmer Feb 06, 2017 bookshelves:… Continue Reading

INTER STATES Updates – Solstice 2016

Dear Friends, Readers, Countrymen [sic], and Observers of the Present Moment, I have been silent for a while to the slowly expanding circle of Inter States readers – my apologies – but I have not been idle.  I am working on the… Continue Reading

“The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union,” by Wendell Berry

There is only one of him, but he goes. He returns to the small country he calls home, His own nation small enough to walk across. He goes shadowy into the local woods, And brightly into the local meadows and… Continue Reading

Project Censored 2017: News You Can Use

Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media has missed. Begun by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California’s Sonoma State University shortly after Watergate in 1976, it’s become an endeavor… Continue Reading

The Arab Spring, 5 Years Later: Lessons for a 2nd Vermont Republic?

Publisher’s Note: Thanks to our media friends at TowardFreedom for this book review. Reviewed: The Death of the Arab Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution, by Vijay Prashad, University of California Press, 2016. 2011 seems like a long… Continue Reading

The End Of The Republic And The Delusion Of Empire (BOOK REVIEW)

From our colleagues at Global Research: Very few public intellectuals pull no punches in their analyses of world affairs.  James Petras is one of them.  Possessed of a brilliant and capacious mind that grasps global events in a comprehensive and… Continue Reading