Plan ‘V’ – Fair Taxation For Our 2nd Vermont Republic

Publisher’s Note: Thanks to one astute Vermont neighbor who passed on this suggestion for more equitable taxation as part of our Plan ‘V’ vision for our 2VR. Please send on other ideas as we collect and edit these ideas our… Continue Reading

MLK DAY 2018: Would Martin Be A Secessionist In Today’s US of Empire?

Enjoy our Plan V-TV/28 interview with the Big Picture Theater’s Claudia Becker on her 15th annual MOUNTAINTOP MLK Day Film Festival, streamed on our brand-new Vermont Independent YOUTUBE channel. Speaking of the big picture… The most compelling political reality of… Continue Reading

Vermont Voices For Choice – The Pathological Optimist (FILM SCREENING)

  MONTPELIER, VT (November 28, 2017) – Voices for Choice, Vermont’s pro-informed consent advocacy group against mandatory vaccination, is sponsoring a GATHR screening of Miranda Bailey’s new film, “The Pathological Optimist”, next Monday in Montpelier. The Pathological Optimist is a documentary about… Continue Reading

NETFLIX Series “STRANGER THINGS” and “PROJECT MONTAUK” (INTERVIEW With Tim Matson)

Publisher’s Note: Vermonter Tim Matson is an author, photographer, natural pond designer, and supporter of a 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR). In this interview, he connects the dots between Netflix’s wildly popular “Stranger Things” series and “Project Montauk,” a secret Deep… Continue Reading

Wind River: Winter On The US Rez (FILM REVIEW)

“Wind River” is one of 2017’s most powerful films – unflinchingly intense and beautiful to behold, a poignant and provocative thriller that is equal parts murder mystery, social commentary, and melancholy meditation on family, love, and loss. Written and directed… Continue Reading

FF8 – “The Fate Of The Furious” (CELLULOID SECESSIONIST)

In the 8th installment of what is surely the most implausibly preposterous and most wildly successful Hollywood franchise ever produced, the “Fast And The Furious” team (minus Paul Walker, R.I.P.) are back. For anyone who has missed the fun, I… Continue Reading

Kong: Confronting The Gorilla In The Room (CELLULOID SECESSIONIST)

It is tempting to dismiss “Kong: Skull Island” as nothing more than hairy action-adventure mind candy for the movie-going masses. All criteria are in play. Mysterious cloud-enshrouded island? Check. Giant CGI-inspired gorilla? Double check. Inevitable helicopter/monkey confrontation? Roger that. Guns,… Continue Reading