Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago, founder and developer of social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, PayUpNow.org, RappingHistory.org), and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press). He can be reached at paul@UsAgainstGreed.org.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 8:45am
The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn't Working
To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, 'community' is a form of 'communism.' Even taking the train is too communal for them. Americans have been led to believe that only individuals matter, that every person should fend for him/herself,...
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Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:45am
5 Ways Congress Disposes of Poor Minorities
In a recent discussion of American neoliberalism, Henry Giroux described "the practice of disposability in which more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess—consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance, and often incarceration." This is certainly true of poor Americans,...
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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:15am
Great Embarrassments of an Unequal Society
America has experienced "gush-up" rather than "trickle-down." The shame is on the adherents of unregulated free-market capitalism, who have assaulted us with the message of "winner-take-all" wealth over the common good. George Will perpetuates the neoliberal myth by quoting one of his idols, John...
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Monday, July 27, 2015 - 8:30am
How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education
Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public education in the U.S., but they're skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system. Children suffer from repeated school cutbacks. And parents subsidize the deadbeat corporations through increases in...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00am
Private Health Care as an Act of Terrorism
The FBI defines terrorism as "Acts dangerous to human life...intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population." Much of the behavior of our current health care system meets that definition. The facts show intention on the part of corporations to intimidate the population by using market...
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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:30am
Growing Evidence that Charter Schools Are Failing
In early 2015 Stanford University's updated CREDO Report concluded that "urban charter schools in the aggregate provide significantly higher levels of annual growth in both math and reading compared to their TPS peers." This single claim of success has a lot of people believing that charter schools...
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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Two Other Ways Racists Kill
In 1931 the New Republic reported on a lynching in Mississippi: "Jim [Ivy] was staked with heavy chains and dry wood was piled knee-high around him. Gasoline tanks were tapped for fuel. Three men set the wood and Jim on fire. I saw the flames climb high on Jim. Jim screamed, prayed and cursed; he...
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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:30am
How to Steal from the Taxpayers While Blaming the Poor
It's a vicious circle of hypocrisy: Americans dependent on the safety net are urged to "get a job" by the same free-market system that pays them too little to avoid being dependent on the safety net. Theft, Part 1: The Average U.S. Household Pays About $400 for Safety Net Programs for Low-Wage...
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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 4:00pm
How America Invites Terrorism
Terrifying Facts The most militarized states (1/4 of the total) received almost 2/3 of America's arms transfers (i.e., the 38 most militarized of 148 nations, plus Taiwan, which did not have a militarization ranking). This, of course, prompts a question about cause and effect: Do our arms sales...
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Monday, June 1, 2015 - 8:45am
Discarding the Elderly
Elder abuse is defined as "harmful acts toward an elderly adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect." Financial exploitation comes from the banking industry; neglect emanates from the halls of Congress; and emotions are...
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