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.

Hunger Lames: Mocking Jay, Part 2, by Rob Williams (FILM REVIEW)

How bad is Hollywood’s final (fourth!) installment of “Hunger Games”? So bad. Bad to the Bone. Uber-bad. The kind of bad that warrants the phrase “epic fail,” a “bad” so … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Making Money Out Of Air”: Singing Along with Vermonters for a New Economy (MUSIC REVIEW)

Publisher’s Note: This just in from fellow journalist Dan Bolles at Seven Days newspaper. Folk music with a contemporary political edge. Free Vermont! This just in: Not everyone is happy … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fight for the Light: Shadows of Liberty, by Rob Williams (FILM REVIEW)

I had the good fortune to attend a recent screening of SHADOWS OF LIBERTY at the Peace and Justice Center in Burlington, Vermont. This new documentary film, featuring some of … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Place To Hide?! Inside the U.S. Surveillance State, by Rob Williams (BOOK REVIEW)

Welcome to July 4th – Independence Day – in 21st century America Let us be clear what we are celebrating. The United States is no longer a functioning republic, but … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Toward a Human-Scale Democracy in America by Frank Bryan (FEATURE)

This article was first published in Green Mountain Noise, 2VR’s E-zine publication Question: Does the American National Government work? Answer: Yes. It was designed not to work and as such is … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daze of Future Past: X Men, Again, by Rob Williams (FILM REVIEW)

Are we humans destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change our fate? Is the future truly set? So muses … Continue reading

May 30, 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

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

Vermont Education Spending, Tax Disconnect by Heidi Spear

The front page lead for The Burlington Free Press on February 22, “Small Schools, Big Bills,” was quite the attention grabber, but the article that followed was disappointingly light on … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hungry Wolves of Wall Street by A.Muses

Three hours plus previews. Whew! The Wolf of Wall Street was exhausting, exhilarating, impressive and appalling. I didn’t leave my seat, couldn’t miss any of the incredible performances by Leonardo … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

WTC Tower 7: An Attack from Within by Vidda Crochetta

At 5pm on September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Towers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were damaged but still standing. Nevertheless, earlier that morning the lower Manhattan skyline had … Continue reading

January 21, 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

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