An article about the problems with the Second Vermont Republic, a prominent organization which advocates for Vermont secession from the US. In 2007 it was revealed that the 2nd Vermont Republic had very close ties with extreme right-wing, racist, and fascist organization nationally and internationally. The case is also made that secession in and of itself cannot be the goal but instead a international libertarian communist revolution is needed.
The modern left, bolshevism included, are all children of Zimmerwald. It was at the Zimmerwald conference in 1915 that the revolutionary left thrashed out the issues of its relation to the centrist and reformist wings of the movement and its orientation towards national self-determination... Lenin may have been well in advance of anyone in his call for revolutionary defeatism, but... Lenin's defence of the right of nations to self-determination was no more than a reiteration of orthodoxy and... in their assessment of the real consequences of support for nationalism the European left proved to be more perspicacious than Lenin.