The Retro Future, by John Michael Greer (BOOK REVIEW)

“’Progress’ is just a label for whatever choices happen to have been made by governments and corporations, with or without input from the rest of us.” – John Michael Greer Of the various thinkers and observers whose work helps us… Continue Reading

Designing a 2nd Vermont Republic: Our New Plan “V” Pamphlet!

Plan “V” – Designing a 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR) The case for an UNtied States and a 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR), in 5,000 words. The perfect short primer for 2VR newbies, and a “must” for any 2VR champion’s literary collection.… Continue Reading

Distilling Vermont Independence: Revolutionary Spirits in Green Mountains!

Congratulations and celebrations are in order as Cabot’s Hooker Mountain Farm releases their “2nd Republic” whiskey just in time for summer 2017 in the 2nd Vermont Republic! Read our in-depth interview with Vermont’repreneur Kempton Randolph and get out there and… Continue Reading

#Calexit: “Yes California” Independence Campaign Gains Steam

A proposal for California to break away from the United States has been submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office in the state capital. If it qualifies, it could trigger a vote on whether the most populous US state should… Continue Reading

Plan V: A 2017 Vermont Interdependence Program

In honor of January 2017 – Vermont Independence Month (as declared by the Vermont State Legislature) AND the 240th anniversary of the 1777 founding of the 1st Vermont Republic – we are calling on all Vermonters of good will to… Continue Reading

Primary Day: VOTE Today for a 2nd Vermont Republic

  Publisher’s Note: Today, August 9, is Primary Day in Vermont. As our friend and neighbor Gwen Hallsmith writes below, our elected leaders will move us either towards or away from a resilient and independent 2nd Vermont Republic. Choose wisely,… Continue Reading

FORTUNE magazine covers Vermont Independence

High summer in the 2nd Vermont Republic, and we’re taking August off – more or less – to enjoy all that summer in the Green Mountain Shire has to offer. In the meantime, if you missed this FORTUNE magazine story… Continue Reading

From “Brexit” to “Vexit” – The Twin Myths of Cosmopolitanism and Efficiency, from an Independent Vermont

Thanks to THE ATLANTIC and POLITICO for reporting on Plan V – our blueprints for a 2nd Vermont Republic – in the wake of the Brexit. Indeed, a “Vexit” is an idea we’ve been championing since 2004, and unlike some… Continue Reading