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 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
“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
Always a pleasure yakking with Jim Hogue about Vermont independence on WGDR. Listen here. Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States!
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
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
“May we live in interesting times,” my Chinese friends sometimes say, a cautionary expression capturing the deep and unpredictable furrows that history has carved on the “Central Kingdom” over 5,000 years. The United States, by contrast, is a young nation,… Continue Reading
Thanks to Vermont Independent-supported indy journalist Nafeez Ahmed for his deep dive into the “Deep State,” and how a war within the Deep State between varying factions spawned the Trump’ocrats. The larger problem, of course, is four decades of Deep… Continue Reading