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.

52Farms, by Elizabeth Hewitt (FARM SERIAL)

There are more than 7,000 farms on more than 1.25 million acres of land in Vermont. is a project to get to know a few of the farmers behind them. Pairing photographs … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Empties,” by Jess Row (SHORT STORY)

Readers of collapse-focused post-oil rural fiction (a growing genre – think the “World Made By Hand” novels of James Howard “Clusterfuck Nation” Kunstler) may have missed Jess Row’s short story … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Question: How can the Vermont legislature find the $100 million needed to fund life in our Green Mountains? (SOLUTIONS)

The answer? A Vermont public bank.  2VR has long supported independent financing for our once-and-future republic, and last year – 2014 – was a big one for making political and … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

From the Mountain Top: Film Festival Founder Claudia Becker Holds Forth (INTERVIEW)

Publisher’s Note: We’ve supported the annual MountainTop Human Rights Film Festival, which takes place every Martin Luther King, Jr. week-end, since it’s inception. This year’s 2015 festival may be the … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Burning the Furniture: Vermont, Climate Change and the Human Condition (NATURE)

Did you catch the new NATURE report out this week? Worth a read. The energy upshot? If the world wishes to prevent “catastrophic” climate change, then we must “abandon most … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

#VT99: Celebrating Vermont’s WINTER Commons – Snow. Go. Mojo! (#FESTIVAL)

Minus 15 degrees here in Mad River Valley this morning, and news from the Statehouse indicates that Vermont is looking at a $100 million budget deficit for this fiscal year. … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

January is Vermont Independence Month! (CELEBRATION)

Why not celebrate with some genuine Vermont independence merchandise from our 2VR Store? A Vermont-stitched 2VR flag, perhaps. Or maybe a copy of our book MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE. Vermont … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Merry Yule, and a Happy New Year! (GOLDEN BOUGH)

From Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough (1890; 1906-15) 62.7: The Midwnter Fires In modern Christendom the ancient fire-festival of the winter solstice appears to survive, or to have survived down … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Burning Single Payer?! Organizers Protest Governor Shumlin’s Abandonment of Universal Healthcare (RALLY)

Creative Action and Rapid Response Rally slated for Thursday, December 18, 11:30 am @ the State House. Please join us! For those of us who have been organizing for years, and likely … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hobbit: Here and Back Again, by Rob Williams (FILM REVIEW)

 Never before in Hollywood history has a prequel novel such as “The Hobbit” – the standalone first book in English fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth series – taken on … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers’ Coup, by Ellen Brown (FUNNY MONEY)

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

r Credits: Mutual Credit for Vermont’s Common Good (RADIO PROGRAM/$$)

Jim Hogue’s WGDR radio program discusses the nature of money, mutual credit for the common good, and, more specifically, the concept of  r Credits. This is part of an ongoing series … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

False Flags in Boston, by Jacqueline Brook (RESEARCH)

In this age of false flags, I paid special attention to the official story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and noticed many oddities. But none more eye-opening than the … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The U.S. Police State: Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens, by Stephen Lendman (ANALYSIS)

Merriam-Webster call police states “political unit(s) characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Criminal Behavior: Main Street, Wall Street, and the Global Beat, by Roy Morrison (OP/ED)

Sensational crime news has clarified the new rules on crime with and without punishment in the United States. Listening to the District Attorneys and Dick Cheney, I’m reassured it’s all … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Secession Fever Goes Global (INTERNATIONAL)

“The problem,” as BREAKDOWN OF NATIONS author Leopold Kohr once famously said, “is Bigness.” We here in Vermont are not the only citizens agitating for decentralization and independence. Click here … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chelsea Green Celebrates THIRTY Years of Independent Vermont Publishing! (PARTY)

A big SHOUT OUT to Margo and Ian Baldwin, and all of our friends at Chelsea Green, for their thirty years of Vermont-based independent publishing work on behalf of a … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Is The Pentagon Arming Vermont’s Cops? (INVESTIGATION)

Kudos to SEVEN DAYS, our Burlington-based independent weekly, for covering the Pentagon’s dramatic arming of local Vermont law enforcement. This important story explains why our bucolic Vermont towns look more … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Only Way To Stop The U.S. of Empire, by Gary Flomenhoft (OPEN LETTER)

Dear friends, The final days of US empire are fast approaching. Perhaps its end will pass slowly and gradually, or perhaps the event will unfold rapidly and catastrophically. Maybe chaos … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Much Does It Cost To Run An Empire? (AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE)

Useful insights here, and a reminder that imperial critiques span the political spectrum here in the United States. Free Vermont!

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are You Listening, Vermont? Bank of North Dakota (BND) Outperforms Wall Street, by Ellen Brown (BANKING)

While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry.  So reports the … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Burlington Mayor’s Race: A Statement, by Greg Guma (PUBLIC MEETING)

Last week a tree became the latest casualty of redevelopment, ostensibly to make way for a widened bike path but actually to ready the area for a future hotel on … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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