The “Secession Impulse” Is Alive and Well in US Cities and States (KIRKPATRICK SALE)

Publisher’s Note: Kirkpatrick Sale is our preeminent thinker on decentralism, and the founder of the Middlebury Institute, which organized in Middlebury, Vermont in November 2004. In this new OP/ED, he connects the dots on progressively-minded cities and states defying federal… Continue Reading

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

Secede – From What? US of Empire and Plan ‘V” for a 2VR (INDY RADIO)

Always a pleasure yakking with Jim Hogue about Vermont independence on WGDR. Listen here. Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States!

#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

SECESSION Poll: “Do You Support Your State Peacefully Withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?” (REUTERS)

Ipsos Poll Conducted for Reuters Session 1.25.2017 These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted December 6 – January 19, 2017 on behalf Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 15,333 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S.,… 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

Sand, Sun, And Secession: Will Catalonia try to secede from Spain this year? (BBC)

80% of Catalonia voters support nonviolent secession and independence from Spain. If the stand-off between the Spanish state and the north-eastern region of Catalonia has been intense for the past five years, 2017 looks set to be explosive. Catalan leader… Continue Reading