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.

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

As the U.S. of Empire begins to chart Australian Dollar - Canadian Dollar 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 US Dollar to Swiss Franc 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 chart Australian Dollar to Japanese Yen 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

Revolutionary Spirits: Craft Beer Crisis and the Co-op Solution (FEATURE), by Matthew Cropp

Read this “Green Mountain Noise” feature on page 40 of our 2015 e-zine! Quaff ’em on behalf of our emerging 2nd Vermont Republic.

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka (BOOK REVIEW)

Given today’s world population of more than 7 billion people, it is clear, now more than ever, that the planet’s resources are strained. In past ages, humans could successfully rely … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Hemp Hemp Hooray”: Doug Fine’s 21st Century Search for the Next Agricultural Revolution (BOOK REVIEW)

Pot. Weed. “Mary Jane,” or whatever you call it, most people are familiar with marijuana. Whether one partakes in recreational use, uses it for medicinal reasons, or is completely against … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

U.S. Fuels War In Yemen, by Stephen Lendman (FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE v. ARAB SPRING)

Yemen is Obama’s war – cold-blooded genocidal slaughter and mass destruction, planned long before conflict began in late March, using Saudi Arabia, UAE, other Gulf states and Egypt to do … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vermont Independence REQUIRES Good Parties, like the “ROUND UP BY THE RIVER,” by Rob Williams (INTERVIEW)

Freeing Vermont and becoming independent REQUIRE good public parties. The weekly Wednesday ROUND UP BY THE RIVER became a summer highlight for locals and visitors alike in Mad River Valley, … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Business and Benevolence: The Social Profit Handbook, by David Grant (BOOK REVIEW)

When walking into an introductory business course, the first question college students are asked is along the lines of, “What does a business care about most?” Of course, by business, … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Local Economy Solution, by Michael H. Shuman (BOOK REVIEW)

Publisher’s Note: We begin our annual fall 2015 Chelsea Green book review series with Michael Shuman’s The Local Economy Solution. And listen to Shuman on Jim Hogue’s local WGDR Vermont … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Remembering 9/11 in NYC (TRUTH BILLBOARD)

Ten Septembers ago, we devoted a complete issue of Vermont Commons: Voices Of Independence to an exploration of many of 9/11’s unanswered questions. As we are fond of saying, the … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

#CannabisConversations, On The Road (PUBLIC FORUM)

Cannabis Conversations, On the Road Waitsfield, Vermont @ the Big Picture Theater; Friday, October 2, 2015 Economic Development, Job Creation, and Nonpartisan Support The Vermont Cannabis Collaborative (VTCC) will be hosting … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Geoengineering Our Climate Is Happening Now – And There Is A Problem, by Ian Baldwin (FEATURE)

In this week’s featured GREEN MOUNTAIN NOISE story, veteran publisher Ian Baldwin takes a close look at geoengineering in the United States – a subject rarely covered in the U.S. … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Free Mary Jane, in Vermont (PRESS RELEASE)

Next “Cannabis Conversations On The Road” set for September 1 in Manchester. For Immediate Release Monday, August 24, 2015 Interested in a “Vermont Way” towards cannabis legalization? VTCC Holding Public … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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