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“I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution,” explains Canadian actor and longtime leftie activist Donald Sutherland in a recent interview with “The Guardian.” And he isn’t kidding. Sutherland, who again plays evil Panem president Coriolanus Snow in the second installment of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, doesn’t mince words in describing his frustration with his perceived apathy of today’s millennials. “You know the young people of this society have not moved in the last thirty years,” he observes. “They have been consumed with telephones....

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Gwen Hallsmith of Vermonters for a New Economy joins Senator Anthony Pollina and Gund Institute researcher Gary Flomenhoft to announce a New Vermont Public Bank Study.
 
Imagine this: The once and future Vermont Republic establishes a Vermont Public Bank and doing so:
 
1. CREATES JOBS - create more than 2,500 more of them for Vermonters.
 
2. INCREASES CAPITAL: Add $192 million to the Gross State Product.
 
3. BOOSTS OUTPUT:...
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(This essay is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, “The Vermont Way: Restless Spirits and Popular Movements”.)

The idea of defying the forces of centralized power and wealth can be seductive, especially if you live in a small, isolated place with a reputation for being contrary and the sense that it’s different, even exceptional.
 
In Congress, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders has reflected this perspective, challenging corporate secrecy and the powers of international financial institutions by forging alliances that cross traditional lines. When that strategy was attempted in Vermont during the late...
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Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over...

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From Polyface Farm's Facebook page

Yesterday morning at shortly after 7 a.m. the phone rang: it was 911 calling us at the farm. Some cows had wandered out into the road at one of our leased farms.

We've been working on about 400 yards of new boundary fence on this farm and had the old fence all down, the site prepped, and half the new posts pounded in, hoping to finish up yesterday and stretch fence today. We'd left a couple of internal electric...

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As the debts can never be repaid, nations are now operating with whatever ad hoc funding the central bankers decide to provide – and those funds can only be spent on the programs specified by the banker's agents. This is a system of centralized economic management, but it's only an interim system. It functions as a life-support system for a dying economic paradigm, while a new economic paradigm is being rapidly established.
 
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Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money?

In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dated June 27, 2013, US Representative Alan Grayson and three co-signers expressed concern about the expansion...

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The closest thing to a state religion in America today isn’t Christianity – its corn.” -The Cato Institute

The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn't that we will sit on our collective asses and do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after "solutions" that will make our problems even worse.

– Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
 

As the Washington Post noted in 2011, “ethanol used to be sacrosanct. Corn-based fuels have been subsidized by Congress for more than three decades, ever since the Energy Tax Act of 1978.”  Now, “...

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