The US Empire versus Syria – Setting the Middle East On Fire (ON CONTACT)

Publisher’s Note: Former New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges explores what the hell is REALLY going in Syria in this new episode of “On Contact,” with Alternet’s Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton: US efforts to 1) destabilize Assad’s… Continue Reading

“Deep State”/Deep Dive: Why Vermont Independence Matters Now More Than Ever (INSURGE INTELLIGENCE)

Thanks to Vermont Independent-supported indy journalist Nafeez Ahmed for his deep dive into the “Deep State,” and how a war within the Deep State between varying factions spawned the Trump’ocrats. The larger problem, of course, is four decades of Deep… Continue Reading

#MAGA Insanity Is US: Matt Taibbi’s Insane Clown President (BOOK REVIEW)

How did the United States end up with President Donald J. Trump? Insane Clown Posse, Matt Taibbi’s brilliant new book (watch MT’s interview with Chris Hedges), details the insanity. If you are new to Taibbi’s writing, brace yourself. The long-time Rolling Stone journalist writes in… Continue Reading

If at First You Don’t Secede: Trump Could Revitalize Vermont Movement (SEVEN DAYS)

Watch our full interview – uncut and uninterrupted – with SEVEN DAYS feature journalist Kevin Kelley on Plan V-TV – now streaming weekly via Vermont VMX on the CC-TV network. Vermont got a taste of independence between 1777 and 1791,… Continue Reading

“The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union,” by Wendell Berry

There is only one of him, but he goes. He returns to the small country he calls home, His own nation small enough to walk across. He goes shadowy into the local woods, And brightly into the local meadows and… Continue Reading

U.S. Empire’s Syrian Air War – Two Year Anniversary Stats (AIRWARS SYRIA)

Monday, August 8th, 2016 marked the second anniversary of the US-led Coalition’s war with so-called Islamic State (Daesh) in Iraq and Syria. Here at Airwars we’ve been tracking the airstrikes – and counting the casualties – from the beginning. See… Continue Reading

Joke’s On You: U.S. of Empire’s “Justice” and “Accountability” When The USM Bombs a Hospital

Ever since the U.S. last October bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the U.S. vehemently denied guilt while acting exactly like a guilty party would. First, it changed its story repeatedly. Then, it blocked… Continue Reading

“Shwag Bag Of Doom” – Welcome to “Cluster Fuck Nation.”

Publisher’s note: We’ve channeled JH Kunstler since our first issue of Vermont Commons back in 2005. “The problems facing the U.S. of Empire,” he notes here, “are unfixable.”  The mystery is at last revealed: why does the field of candidates… Continue Reading