Catalan Separatist: Swiss Model Alternative to Secession (Vermont Agrees!)

Publisher’s Note: Many of us here in the Green Mountains admire Switzerland’s canton model. Apparently, so do the Catalonian separatists. Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has just been detained in Germany – fascinating BBC news coverage here.   Free Catalonia,… 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

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

“Bacon’s Utopia – Part 1” (OUR GEOENGINEERING AGE, PART 8)

Publisher’s Note: This is the eighth installment in our geoengineering series. Our skies are our most visible and vital global Commons, and they are under siege by powerful forces we are just beginning to understand. “Our Geoengineering Age” series tells the story of… Continue Reading

Plan V – THE MOVIE! – Our DOC FILM Teaser/Episode 1 Are Now LIVE! (2VR)

Welcome to 2018, Plan ‘V’ crowd funders! Exciting news – our Plan ‘V’ documentary TEASER and EPISODE 1 (Public Finance) are finished, and we busy planning our Vermont-wide FILM tour for SPRING/SUMMER 2018. Watch our 4 minute TEASER right here.… Continue Reading

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

Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s 2018 “State Of Our Once And Future Republic” Address (PLAN ‘V’, Anyone?!)

Publisher’s Note: Sandwiched between a mythical celebration of Vermont’s independent origins and Vermonters who won the so-called Civil War for the “Union,” Governor Scott delivers a depressing message of visionless half measures and “austerity”-related belt tightening. Here’s Plan ‘V’ –… Continue Reading