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, 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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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:45am
The Plundering of a Nation by a Beloved Company
An emotional response to any criticism of the Apple Corporation might be anticipated from the users of the company's powerful, practical, popular, and entertaining devices. Accolades to the company and a healthy profit are certainly well-deserved. But much-despised should be the theft from...
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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:45am
Why the Rich Don't Care About Jobs for the Rest of Us
Many of us wonder what possible reason could exist for the failure to invest in American infrastructure, to create millions of jobs as a result, and to help everyone in the long run. Analysis reveals personality traits and beliefs and misconceptions that might account for such behavior. Here's a...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:30am
The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything
Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government itself -- all have been or are being privatized. People with money get the best of each service. At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Entitlements are Bankrupting America. But the Rich Keep Taking Them.
Because of irresponsible reporting by conservative sources, many Americans have been led to believe that social programs are bankrupting our nation. The mainstream media fawningly concurs, with statements like this from USA Today: "The massive deficits...[and] chronic underfunding...are largely the...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30am
Another Fight For 15: A $15,000 Dividend for Every American Family
Every American deserves a share of our country's co-owned wealth. While the Kochs and the Waltons may not be lining up to collect their checks, most families will, and they will benefit immensely, as will the economy in an inevitable surge of consumer spending. It's not redistribution or a handout...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30am
A Nation's Shame: Trillions in New Wealth, Millions of Children in Poverty
America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent . Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said , "People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy." The 16 million kids on food stamps...
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