Free Vermont

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Free Vermont was a network of communes and collectives throughout the state of Vermont.[1] It existed from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s.[2] It encompassed over a dozen communes and hundreds of people. They put out their own newspaper called "Free Vermont!" and they had their own flag. They laid the groundwork for food co-ops, health clinics, free schools, organic farms, and alternative institutions throughout Vermont. Some of the Free Vermont initiators were members of the radical film group "Newsreel".[2]

Some Free Vermont collective members helped to create and promote the Liberty Union Party[2] which launched the career of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.[3]


  1. ^ Green, Susan (August 20, 2008). "Hippie Havens". Seven Days. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Van Deusen, David. "Green Mountain Communes: The Making of a Peoples' Vermont". The Anarchist Library. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Irwin, Clint (September 15, 2018). "Debunking Six Myths About Third-Party Candidates". Medium. Retrieved February 21, 2019.

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