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

Pentagon “Preemptive Strike” Plan For North Korea (FIRE AND FURY, REDUX)

Breaking news. The Pentagon has dusted off plan to attack North Korea using bombers from Guam. The Pentagon has a detailed plan for a military strike on North Korea, dispatching heavy bombers from Guam — the fortified U.S. territory 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

Trump and #Vexit – A Decentralist Perspective

Trump is a decentralist dream. Let’s hope he succeeds in destroying the federal government. Then we can start over where the Articles of Confederation left off before they were replaced by the US Constitution in 1788. “Progressives” who are in… Continue Reading

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders: “Sheepdog” for US Empire (Black Agenda Report)

“The United States is the imperial superpower, the main military aggressor on the planet. Its rulers must be deprived of the political ability to spend trillions on war, and to kill millions, or they will always use the ‘necessity’ of… 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!

Secrecy And Geoengineering As A Weapon Of War (Our Geoengineering Age, Part 4)

Publisher’s Note: This is the fourth installment in our series on geoengineering. Our skies are our most visible and vital global Commons, and they are under siege by powerful forces we are just beginning to understand. Our Geoengineering Age series tells… Continue Reading

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