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

BRAVE LITTLE STATE: “What would it look like if Vermont could actually secede from the Union?” (VPR)

Listen in November on VPR for “Brave Little State” as Angela Evancie and her podcast team tackle the most important question of our time for Vermonters confronting a disintegrating US Empire.

Catalans Choose Independence from Fascist Spain (SECESSION REFERENDUM)

Sunday was a day to remember, a remarkable display of people power, overwhelmingly choosing independence from despotic Madrid governance by a resounding 90% majority – despite state-sponsored violence unleashed against them. Catalonia’s government said “(o)ut of the 2,262,424 ballots that… Continue Reading

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!