Plan ‘V’ on CABIN TALK (SNOW’LIAGE VISION)

Thanks to CABIN TALK’s Claudia Stauber for hosting VERMONT INDEPENDENT this week. We discuss Plan ‘V’ while drinking green tea. Listen and watch here. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

A Public Bank Option – Safer, Local and Half the Cost (PUBLIC FINANCE)

Publisher’s Note: Phil Murphy, a former banker and contender in New Jersey’s race for governor, made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. With his gubernatorial victory on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could… 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

Bill McKibben and Amy Goodman on Vermont Independence, Sorta. (DEMOCRACY NOW)

Hilarious! Bill reads from his book RADIO FREE VERMONT,  a “fictional fable of resistance,” and then declares to Democracy Now host Amy Goodman that “Vermont can’t secede from the Union.” And Amy asks not a single question about the REAL… Continue Reading

EU and US Throw Catalonia Under the Bus (SECESSION, NOT AGGRESSION)

Millions of pro-independence Catalans are on their own. Europe turned its back on them, violating fundamental international law, affirming the right of self-determination for all people. Separatist officials blasted EU policy, ignoring the rights of Catalans, silent in the face… 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!