Second Vermont Republic

A citizen movement committed to restoring Vermont to an independent republic, free to pursue life, liberty and happiness unimpeded by the demands of an imperial, corrupt and disintegrating United States.

Vermont, Cannabis, and “Exceptionalism,” by Eli Harrington (OP/ED)

  Publisher’s note: Read the Vermont Cannabis Collaborative (VTCC)’s entire “What Cannabis Can Do For Vermont” report – legalize, regulate, tax, derive benefits – online at their web site. A letter in … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inter States: Emerging Disorder, by Ralph Meima (FICTION FEATURE)

This week, we feature Vermont novelist Ralph Meima’s provocative look at one possible future for the 21st century United States. His sprawling new novel INTER STATES, set in the year … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Open Letter to Vermont Governor Shumlin: Halt The Gas Pipeline (ACTIVISM)

Dear Governor Shumlin, We are leaders in Vermont—business owners, nonprofit executives, faith leaders, agriculture stewards, academics, and community representatives—who have followed the saga of the Addison Natural Gas Project (ANGP) over the … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Shit! Vermont’repreneur Gaelan Brown on Compost, Biomass and our Energy Future (INTERVIEW)

An Interview with Biomass Vermont-trepreneur Gaelan Brown While working with a number of iconic Vermont companies – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, GroSolar, and 1% For The Planet – native Vermonter … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monkton Homeowners Rebuke Threats of Eminent Domain from Pipeline by Dylan Kelley (INVESTIGATION)

This article was first published in Green Mountain Noise, 2VR’s E-zine publication Gathering in a small kitchen before a battery of cameras, four Monkton homeowners are raising their voices in ardent … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inter States by Ralph Meima

This article was first published in Green Mountain Noise, 2VR’s E-zine publication Inter States is a story told at both personal and political levels of a profound crisis gripping the U.S. … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

CLIMATE CHANGE: The Bigger Picture by Charles Eisenstein

I’ve noticed some parallels among three defining institutions of our civilization: money, war, and mainstream religion. All three demand, in one way or another, the sacrifice of the immediate, the … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obama Faces Another “Dumb War” Over Crimea by William Boardman

“I don’t oppose all wars…. “What I am opposed to is a dumb war. “What I am opposed to is a rash war. “What I am opposed to is the … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

COLD WEATHER, HARD STATE by Peter Miller

Cold penetrates my neck, creeps down my backbone, seeps into my limbs…cold…I am cold…my arms …fingers…toes. Thirty days of below zero weather since December, not counting March…another eight-ten?  I wear … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fukushima and Crimea: Crisis Mis-Management 101 By William Boardman

There are those who say that the idiots running Western and allied governments (the “civilized” countries) are pitching the world toward a pair disasters, the full realization of either of … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ukraine, Peak oil and The Nuclear Option by Tom Fugate

Current events in the Ukraine are reaching a global crisis level that needs to be discussed. The United States and EU have initiated a war for the control of the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Trouble with Sprawl by Greg Guma

In 1969, Vermont took a vanguard role in the emerging environmental movement. The law known as Act 250 was a landmark attempt to preserve the state’s most valuable asset – … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

PBS Covers Up US Radiation Experiments by William Boardman

When the military scientists of an advanced technological nation deliberately explode their largest nuclear bomb (and 66 others) over Pacific islands and use the opportunities to study the effects of … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment