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

Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared not to like it. After all, it’s a NOVEL, and McKibben, a gentleman journalist known for his dark prophetic prognostications about NASA-explained climate change and the end… Continue Reading

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

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

“H 6011 – The Geoeingineering Act of 2017” (RHODE ISLAND)

Publisher’s Note: As we write the history of geoengineering here at Vermont Independent, forward-thinking legislators are beginning to codify legislative opposition to the secret spraying in our sky commons. Witness this bill from Rhode Island – worth a close read.… Continue Reading

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

Why a Vermont Public Bank? 7 Good Reasons. (Plan ‘V’)

A public bank in Vermont will create more than 2,500 new Vermont jobs. A public bank would increase Gross State Product by up to $324 million, generating community development statewide. Public banking would save Vermont around $100 million in annual… 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