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

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading

PLAN V-TV Interviews Cabin Talk’s Claudia Stauber (EPISODE 22)

The Vermont independent livestream scene is beginning to catch fire, led by friends and neighbors such as CABIN TALK’s Claudia Stauber. Enjoy our interview with Claudia right here – we explore why she’s abandoned Bernie Sanders as a viable political… 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!

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

How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character? (BRAVE LITTLE STATE)

From metamorphic rock to the Ice Age to rich agricultural soil to “farmer power” to successful passage of a progressive income tax – all in 30 minutes, with New Hampshire as a foil. Jeezum Crow – this is radio at… Continue Reading

Localize It! – Vermont Law School RESILIENCE Conference (October 21-22, 2017)

Attend the LOCALIZE IT! conference at the Vermont Law School on October 21 and 22, 2017. Tickets, events, and other information here. We’ll have our 2VR information on hand for all attendees. Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States!… Continue Reading

US as Empire (Interactive Map)

We here at The Vermont Independent love a good map. This one – showing all the countries the US of Empire has invaded (1890 – 2014) – is ESPECIALLY interactive, thanks to collaborative hard work done by a number of our… Continue Reading