Why Liberalism Failed (BOOK REVIEW)

“Liberal theorists failed to recognize that traditional culture, embedded in heritage, custom, place, community, and shared values, provided essential psychological nutrients, without which human beings cannot thrive and may well turn monstrous…the key, for Deneen, is to rebuild small scale… Continue Reading

WORLD PREMIERE! “Beyond Empire: Visions Of A People’s Republic” (GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)

Vermont Independent is partnering with the Green Mountain Film Festival to bring you a new documentary film, produced by JD Thomason, entitled “Beyond Empire: Visions Of People’s Republic.” Join us at the Savoy Theater on Sunday, March 25, 2018 @… Continue Reading

Cold War Forever! Updates On Election Meddling And The “RussiaGate” Nonsense (ANTI EMPIRE REPORT)

Now that 2018 Vermont Town Meeting has rolled through, here’s an update on the latest US imperial intrigue surrounding the 2016 presidential “election.” Vermont Independent readers know we’ve covered the Cambridge Analytica “behavioral micro targeting” story for more than a… Continue Reading

Vermont Town Meeting Day 2018: A “Space For Communal Liberty” (DIRECT DEMOCRACY)

Publisher’s note: At day’s end, Vermont town meeting is about three things; 1) upholding the principle of direct democracy at the local level; 2) embracing the process of shared public deliberation; and 3) embodying citizen participation in the legislative arena. … Continue Reading

US Empire Collapse and a 2nd Vermont Republic: 7 Ways To Prepare (MEDIUM)

Publisher’s Note: Good advice here, as we in the Green Mountains confront US imperial collapse and the reinvention of Vermont as an independent republic once again. 1. Nourish your relationships. That friend you haven’t called in a decade? That cousin… Continue Reading

“Gun Control” In Vermont’s Green Mountains – Let’s Get Real

Publisher’s Note: Vermont has the most permissive gun laws in the US of Empire, and among the lowest rates of homicide. What gives? Last week, we crunched the numbers on gun deaths in Vermont over six years, with the help… Continue Reading

Vermont’s Annual Town Meeting Day: Where Every Citizen Is A Legislator (DIRECT DEMOCRACY)

“All extensive governments have a natural tendency to destroy that equality among the people, which was necessary to keep one part of mankind from oppressing the other.” – Norwich, Vermont farmer Daniel Buck; March 1791 Today – March 4 in… Continue Reading

The Proposed Pentagon F-35 BTV Base’ing – What Does It Mean For Vermont? (PLAN V-TV/33)

Watch our latest episode of PLAN V-TV on the F-35 right here. Not even the Pentagon and the Department of Defense like the F-35 joint strike fighter, which is FOUR times as loud as the current F-16, and has its… Continue Reading