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      Mostly the musings of Russell D. Longcore.
     Long time advocates of secession who have been carrying an increasing number of postings related to secession and state sovereignty.

Liberty Defense League
     Provides "a voice and means of victory for freedom in these States of America." Site owner Tim Baldwin believes "Secession is the answer to the political plight of our generation"  and site includes a number of articles about secession.

Middlebury Institute
Est’d 2004

        “In answer to a growing swell of interest in realistic responses to the excesses of the present American empire, The Middlebury Institute has been launched by a group of activists and professionals to promote the serious study of separatism, secession, self-determination  and similar devolutionary trends and developments, on both national and international scales.
        “We believe that, of the options open to those who would dissent from the actions and institutions of a government grown too big and unwieldy and its handmaiden corporate sponsors grown too powerful and corrupt, the only comprehensive and practical one is some form of separatism. Exploring this option is not a step to be taken lightly, because there are established forces that will hamper and resist, and yet it is a legal and viable enterprise, squarely in the American tradition, and of a piece with the worldwide devolutionary current that has seen the breakup of European empires (including the Soviet) and the expansion of the United Nations from 51 to 193 nations in sixty years.
        “The Middlebury Institute hopes to foster a national movement in the United States that will:   place secession on the national political agenda,   encourage secessionist and separatist movements here and and abroad   develop communication among such existing and future groups,   create a body of scholarship to examine and promote the ideas of separatism,  and work carefully and thoughtfully for the ultimate task, the peaceful dissolution of the American empire.”

Est'd 2000

     Promotes radical political decentralization and community-based secession.  Goals include: Legitimatize Secession of Small Political Entities; Promote Nonviolent, Libertarian and Decentralist Political Visions; Influence Existing Secessionist Movements; Promote New Secession Movements; Network among these Movements.

    Site devoted to the recent upsurge in state legislatures of interest in asserting Tenth Amendment rights and pursuing state sovereignty.

United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

       “The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is a democratic, international membership organization. Its members are indigenous peoples, occupied nations, minorities and independent states or territories who have joined together to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve their environments, and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them. UNPO provides a legitimate and established international forum for member aspirations and assists its members in effective participation at an international level. ...In today’s world, over 90 percent of conflicts are intrastate. UNPO was founded and designed to fill the gap left by today’s international system and its institutions. Notably, it is the members of the organization, the peoples who are most affected by the shortcomings of the international system, who have created the organization.”


  Southern libertarian secession blog.


Alaska Independence Party

    “Our main "goal" is a legal vote and ballot; one that was not given in 1958 and was in violation of International Law and Treaty. Alaskan were robbed of the choices we were to have as a non-self-governing territory, and steam-rolled into the current classification of a State....The Alaskan Independence Party can be summed up in just two words: ALASKA FIRST!"


     Search Facebook for Several California Secession groups


Cascadia Independence Project

    Cascadia "is a bioregion that incorporates British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, parts of southern Alaska and northern California, and in many ways is geographically, culturally, economically and environmentally distinct from surrounding areas."

Republic of Cascadia

    "An international economic relationship? A republic? A bioregion? A cooperative commonwealth? A network of communities based on mutual aid? A utopia? Cascadia is a lot of things to a lot of different people."

Republic of Cascadia

    "Now is the time for the citizens of Cascadia to demand their freedom from the oppressive governments of Canada and the United States. For too long have our people put up with indifference and condescendence from distant seats of power. We have been subject to francophonic imperialism and wasteful spending of our tax money. Our entrepreneurs have been attacked by the so-called justice system for merely doing their jobs and growing our economy. When will we say enough is enough?"


Dixie Broadcasting

     Features programs on secession, including past shows.

Southern Party of Georgia
      Supports right to secession as part of the "Right of the sovereign State of Georgia to control its own affairs within the bounds expressed in the U. S. Constitution, without federal interference."

Free Hawai’i

   It's goal is the "restoration of a sovereign Hawaii."

Hawaii Kingdom

The primary objective of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government is to expose the occupation of our nation within the framework of the 1907 Hague Conventions IV and V and our domestic statutes, and to provide a foundation for transition and the ultimate end of the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom."

Hawai'i Nation
     "Restoring Hawai'i's independence is clearly legal, justified, and possible. It is obvious that the existing political and economic systems of the State of Hawaii, aside from being illegal, are not responsible to the just and timely advancement of peoples' rights and livelihoods, nor the sustainability of our environment."

Ka Lahui Hawai'i
Est’d 1987

   “Ka Lahui is a Native initiative - it is something that developed from grassroots Hawaiians. It is based on a democratic constitution, created by Native Hawaiians."

The Living Nation
    "Mission: To Provide an Affirmative National Voice by Promoting the Prosperity and Dignity of the Hawaiian Nation."

New England

Republic of New England
Republic of New England blog
Republic of New England on Facebook


Louisiana League of the South

New Hampshire

Free State Project
Est’d. 2001

         "The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire." While not a secession organization, many members are secession-friendly.

New Hampshire secession-friendly groups

Republic of New Hampshire blog
Est’d 2006

New York

Independent Long Island (ILI)

    "While the project's emphasis is in creating a viable and independent new country, and seceding from the United States, the proposal for Independent Long Island statehood — '51st state' scenario — will also be seriously considered if it finds sufficient support with the local residents."


The Ohio Republic
Est'd 2007

      "The purpose of The Ohio Republic is to provide information that will help Ohioans regain the freedoms they were guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and of Ohio."

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Independence Party
Est’d. 1946
     "The Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) was founded in 1946 with the purpose of seeking and obtaining independence by every pacific mean available. The PIP is committed to achieving Puerto Rico's national freedom and laying the foundation for a sound, responsible transition from our present day colonial government to full-flegged independence.


Parti Quebecois
   The Quebec sovereignty movement (French: Mouvement souverainiste du Québec) of Canada contains sovereignists who advocate full independence through secession, as well as others who advocate varioius forms of sovereignty association. Citizens of Quebec elected its leader as Premier in the 2012 general election.


League of the South
Est’d 1996  
       With chapters in a number of states, "The League of the South is a Southern Nationalist organization whose ultimate goal is a free and independent Southern republic. To reach this goal, we intend to create the climate for a free South among our people by 1) de-legitimating the American Empire at every opportunity; 2) by proving our willingness to be servant-leaders to the Southern people; and 3) by making The League of the South a strong, viable organization that will lead us to Southern independence." The League has issued a statement against racism.  It sponsors education events as part of its  League of the South Institute.

Southern National Congress Committee
Est’d 2005
      “The Southern National Congress is designed as a forum in which Southerners can come together to raise an authentic voice for the traditional liberties, culture, and welfare of the Southern people. ”

South Carolina

Christian Exodus
Est’d. 2003 
      Christian Exodus is a "response to the moral degeneration of American culture, and the rampant corruption among the powers that be. The initial goal was to move thousands of Christian constitutionalists to South Carolina to accelerate the return to self-government based upon Christian principles at the local and State level. This project continues to this day, with the ultimate goal of forming an independent Christian nation that will survive after the decline and fall of the financially and morally bankrupt American empire.overnment founded upon Christian principles."


Texas Nationalist

    "The Texas Nationalist Movement exists to secure and protect the political, cultural and economic independence of the nation of Texas and to restore and protect a constitutional Republic and the inherent rights of the people of Texas."


Second Vermont Republic
Est’d 2003

      "The Second Vermont Republic is a nonviolent citizens' network and think tank opposed to the tyranny of corporate America and the U.S. government, and committed to the return of Vermont to its status as an independent republic and more broadly to the dissolution of the Union."

Vermont Commons

      "Vermont Commons is a newspaper dedicated to the proposition that Vermonters should peaceably secede from the United States and govern themselves as a more sustainable independent republic once again.Vermont Commons is a newspaper dedicated to the proposition that Vermonters should peaceably secede from the United States and govern themselves as a more sustainable independent republic once again." Various bloggers write about secession.

Wisconsin Republic

     "The goals of the Wisconsin Republic are to foster education and discussion about pertinent political issues, defend individual liberty and sustainability, inspire increased citizen participation in state and local government, promote the position that Wisconsin citizens would be better off fully governing themselves in an independent Wisconsin republic."