EU and US Throw Catalonia Under the Bus (SECESSION, NOT AGGRESSION)

Millions of pro-independence Catalans are on their own. Europe turned its back on them, violating fundamental international law, affirming the right of self-determination for all people. Separatist officials blasted EU policy, ignoring the rights of Catalans, silent in the face… Continue Reading

US Announces “Permanent Occupation” of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria (FAILED STATES)

Publisher’s note: Since 2005, we’ve been writing about the US Empire and the Pentagon’s plan for “full spectrum dominance” of planet Earth and outer space. Here’s an update – straight from Exxon point man / “Secretary of State” Rex Tillerson’s… Continue Reading

President Trump, Inc. – How Big Business and Neoliberalism Empower Populism and the Far Right (Book Review)

“Donald Trump’s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world.” – Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (France) Seldom has the right book come along at just the right time to help discerning readers… Continue Reading

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