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.

Paris: ISIS Attack, or “False Flag” Operation? by Stephen Lendman (ANALYSIS – Updated Sunday, November 15)

Evidence known so far strongly indicates false flag responsibility for Friday’s Paris attacks. They’re usually identifiable the way fingerprints ID people. They’re strategically timed, most often for what’s planned to … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Truth About Bernie, or Wake Up Before You #FeelTheBern (OFFICIAL RECORD)

As Vermont decentralists, we have watched with interest the rise of our own junior Senator Bernie Sanders as a viable 2016 U.S. imperial presidential candidate. He is easily the best … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spectre = Spectacular, by Rob Williams (FILM REVIEW)

James Bond fans, rejoice! Daniel Craig – arguably Hollywood’s best Bond – is back in a 2 ½ hour homage to all things shaken and stirred. With veteran director Sam … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The American Way: Endless Wars, by Stephen Lendman (ANALYSIS)

Publisher’s Note: As we remember our veterans today, let’s also be honest about the U.S. of Empire’s 21st century mojo. “Peace in our Time,” through peaceable decentralism. Free Vermont! America … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE, by Bruce Post (BOOK REVIEW/FEATURE)

Vermont writer Bruce Post takes a look at our MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE book in this critical review, featured in this year’s 2015 “Green Mountain Noise.” Take a look, and … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The “Vermont Separatist Movement” – Decentralism, defined, by Martin Armstrong (ANALYSIS)

Rogue economist Martin Armstrong recognizes that decentralism is the wave of the future. In this article, he deftly summarizes the history and goals of what he calls the “Vermont Separatist … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Time To Say Goodbye, by Pete Garritano (BOOK REVIEW)

 I have just finished reading a short book by Tom Fitzgerald titled Time to Say Goodbye. This book is a  well thought out plan to divide the United States into … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Invasive Tactics For Invasive Species, by Tao Orion (BOOK REVIEW)

Invasive species invade ecosystems and threatening native plants and animals. Trade and travel vessels bring invasive foreign species across oceans to foreign landscapes. Beyond the War on Invasive Species, by … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

9/11 Truth – The Discussion Continues with Richard Gage (EPISTEMOLOGY)

Join interested citizens in a wide-ranging conversation about the September 11, 2001 attacks – and what we are learning about what actually might have happened on that fateful day. Free … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Food Sovereignty to Food Revolution, by Alanna Moriarty (FEATURE)

Discerning readers will feast on this feature focused on food revolution, by one of our up-and-coming Vermont journalists. Read the entire feature in our 2015 “Green Mountain Noise” e-zine right … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Percent for the Planet: Regeneration and Resilience, by Courtney White (BOOK REVIEW)

When discussing climate change, we are faced with some big problems: carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere for example, and we always think about “big” solutions to fix these problems. … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living (BOOK FEATURE)

As the U.S. of Empire begins to crumble, individuals and institutions are emerging to provide alternative blueprints for how we might reorganize ourselves in more decentralized communities. The life and … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Old Grey Lady/New York Times Perpetuates the Myth About the U.S. of Empire Fighting ISIS, by Stephen Lendman (ANALYSIS)

New York Times articles, commentaries and editorials feature all propaganda all the time, managed news misinformation rubbish and Big Lies, suppressing hard truths on issues mattering most – especially on … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vigilante of Democracy, by Rebecca Hougher (ANALYSIS)

Having read articles by Martin Armstrong, some even written from prison, I was astonished to read that he would be speaking at the TEDx Battenkill event, themed Vigilantes of Extinction, in Manchester, … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

US Political Debates: Kabuki Theater, by Stephen Lendman (ANALYSIS)

Publisher’s Note: 2VR is happy to see our own Vermont junior Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential conversation – see our site for our “take” on Senator Sanders’ record and … Continue reading

October 14, 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

Chelsea Green Publishing Celebrates THIRTY Years! (FEATURE)

Our favorite Vermont-based independent book publishing company, Chelsea Green, turns thirty this year. We caught up with co-founders Margo and Ian Baldwin about their book-driven adventures, life in the 21st century … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Slowpoke: The Spoken Word of a Slower Pace, by Mark Schimmoeller (BOOK REVIEW)

There are many of us who graduate college and find ourselves needing to rush into this “real world” as we like to call it, at the age of 22. We … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Permaculture City: Redefining Urban Life through Permaculture Principles, by Toby Hemenway (BOOK REVIEW)

We often think of cities as being separate and distant from the natural environment, but in this new book by, Toby Hemenway, called The Permaculture City, the author introduces a … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Changing the Climate on Climate Change Media: What we Think about when we Try not to Think about Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action, by Per Epsen Stoknes (BOOK REVIEW)

The story of global warming is one that has resonated with people for decades. Every credible newspaper publishes stories about the shifting climate, while many schools have integrated it into … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

#FeelTheBern: The Essential Bernie Sanders and his Vision for America, by Jonathan Tasini (BOOK REVIEW)

Voting season in Vermont will be here before we know it, and according to our Saint Michael’s website, 82% of students come from out of state. Registering to vote or … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The United States of Empire?! (REALITY CHECK)

Welcome to the 21st century. The United States maintains an “Empire of Bases” – more than 800 in more than 150 countries around the world. If this is news to … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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