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Paul Mutter

Paul Mutter

Paul Mutter is an electronic publishing intern at Truthout.

Other articles by this author

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coddling the Ten Percent

Monday, May 14, 2012

Who Is the Brick Thrower?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

American Autumn: An Occudoc

Monday, May 07, 2012

Food Stamp Foolishness

Monday, May 07, 2012

Epistle to the Ecotopians

One of the things that I am trying to say in this piece is that war has become one of our most vaunted and cherished national values. What I mean by that is the United States is not only obsessed with military values shaping foreign policy, but war and militarism have become a mediating force that begins to seep into almost every aspect of daily life. That is we see war and its dynamics of cruelty and punishment seeping into a whole range of institutions.

For instance, as I point out in my truthout.org article, we see schools as being modeled increasingly after prisons. We see police forces being paramilitarized. We see popular culture endlessly celebrating the spectacle of violence, and so it goes.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Leslie Thatcher



Leslie Thatcher

"If You Can Think Differently, You Can Act Differently."
Wednesday 03 February 2010
by: Leslie Thatcher, t r u t h o u t | Interview

Reign of Moloch
Tuesday 02 February 2010
by: Leslie Thatcher,  t r u t h o u t | Book Review

Friday, May 04, 2012

Martha Sorren




Martha Sorren

"The Mouse That Roared": How Disney Instills Greed and Consumerism - Starting at Three Months
Monday 22 August 2011
by: Martha Sorren, Truthout | Book Review

Friday, May 04, 2012

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez



Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Arizona’s Curriculum Battles: a 500-Year Civilizational War
Monday, 26 March 2012 10:49 
by: Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Truthout | Op-Ed

Friday, May 04, 2012

Grace Pollock





Grace Pollock 

The Present and Future of the University: An Interview with David Theo Goldberg
Monday, 23 April 2012
by: Grace Pollock, Truthout | Interview

Friday, May 04, 2012

Salvatore Babones

 
Salvatore Babones  

By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | Op-Ed
Wednesday, 05 December 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Friday, 28 September 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | Report
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 01 August 2012


Beyond Wealth Gap Statistics: The Mobility Gap in the Land of Opportunity
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Monday, 11 June 2012

CEO Pay: Money Well Earned?
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis 
Monday, 26 March 2012

Corporate Campaign Spending: They Get What They Pay for
Monday 19 March 2012
by: Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

Friday, May 04, 2012

NATO vs Rogues?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Confronting the Big Empty

Monday, April 30, 2012

ALEC's Comeuppance

Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India waste dump.Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India, waste dump. (Photo: Sterneck)When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses be thrust into extreme poverty and left without jobs while the elites, drunk on hedonism, accumulate vast fortunes through exploitation, speculation, fraud and theft. Reality, at the end, gets unplugged. We live in an age when news consists of Snooki’s pregnancy, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the Internet. Politicians, including presidents, appear on late night comedy shows to do gags and they campaign on issues such as creating a moon colony. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Brave New Service Economy

Friday, April 27, 2012

Halfway Through the Lost Decade

Friday, April 27, 2012

What Immigration "Crisis"?

Republic Report has learned that the Washington Post Company’s Kaplan for-profit college division, was, last year, a member of the controversial business advocacy group the American Legislative Exchange Council. Other major for-profit education companies also joined ALEC. Republic Report has obtained a July 2011 document showing Kaplan Higher Education and other for-profits as members of ALEC’s Education Task Force. This morning, in an email message to Republic Report, Mark Harrad, Vice President of Communications at Kaplan, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company that includes Kaplan Higher Education, wrote, "A unit of Kaplan was a member of ALEC for a one year period, which ended in August 2011."

We’ve talked at times about George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, and the amnesia that sets in when we flush events down the memory hole, leaving us at the mercy of only what we know today. Sometimes, though, the past comes back to haunt, like a ghost. It happened recently when we saw Congressman Allen West of Florida on the news. A Republican and Tea Party favorite, he was asked at a local gathering how many of his fellow members of Congress are “card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists.” He replied, “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

Noam Chomsky has seen a lot of social movements. He cut his teeth on the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He participated in the anti-intervention struggles of the 1980s as well as in the World Social Forums that began in the 1990s. Now in his 80s, Chomsky has hardly slowed down with his schedule of writing and speaking and agitating. And he is certainly not one to watch the new Occupy movement from the sidelines. The latest publication from the new Occupied Media Pamphlet Series brings together several of Chomsky’s intersections with the Occupy movement. 

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Paul Mutter

Paul Mutter

Paul Mutter is an electronic publishing intern at Truthout.

Other articles by this author

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coddling the Ten Percent

Monday, May 14, 2012

Who Is the Brick Thrower?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

American Autumn: An Occudoc

Monday, May 07, 2012

Food Stamp Foolishness

Monday, May 07, 2012

Epistle to the Ecotopians

One of the things that I am trying to say in this piece is that war has become one of our most vaunted and cherished national values. What I mean by that is the United States is not only obsessed with military values shaping foreign policy, but war and militarism have become a mediating force that begins to seep into almost every aspect of daily life. That is we see war and its dynamics of cruelty and punishment seeping into a whole range of institutions.

For instance, as I point out in my truthout.org article, we see schools as being modeled increasingly after prisons. We see police forces being paramilitarized. We see popular culture endlessly celebrating the spectacle of violence, and so it goes.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Leslie Thatcher



Leslie Thatcher

"If You Can Think Differently, You Can Act Differently."
Wednesday 03 February 2010
by: Leslie Thatcher, t r u t h o u t | Interview

Reign of Moloch
Tuesday 02 February 2010
by: Leslie Thatcher,  t r u t h o u t | Book Review

Friday, May 04, 2012

Martha Sorren




Martha Sorren

"The Mouse That Roared": How Disney Instills Greed and Consumerism - Starting at Three Months
Monday 22 August 2011
by: Martha Sorren, Truthout | Book Review

Friday, May 04, 2012

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez



Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Arizona’s Curriculum Battles: a 500-Year Civilizational War
Monday, 26 March 2012 10:49 
by: Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Truthout | Op-Ed

Friday, May 04, 2012

Grace Pollock





Grace Pollock 

The Present and Future of the University: An Interview with David Theo Goldberg
Monday, 23 April 2012
by: Grace Pollock, Truthout | Interview

Friday, May 04, 2012

Salvatore Babones

 
Salvatore Babones  

By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | Op-Ed
Wednesday, 05 December 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Friday, 28 September 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | Report
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
 
 
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 01 August 2012


Beyond Wealth Gap Statistics: The Mobility Gap in the Land of Opportunity
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis
Monday, 11 June 2012

CEO Pay: Money Well Earned?
By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis 
Monday, 26 March 2012

Corporate Campaign Spending: They Get What They Pay for
Monday 19 March 2012
by: Salvatore Babones, Truthout | News Analysis

Friday, May 04, 2012

NATO vs Rogues?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Confronting the Big Empty

Monday, April 30, 2012

ALEC's Comeuppance

Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India waste dump.Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India, waste dump. (Photo: Sterneck)When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses be thrust into extreme poverty and left without jobs while the elites, drunk on hedonism, accumulate vast fortunes through exploitation, speculation, fraud and theft. Reality, at the end, gets unplugged. We live in an age when news consists of Snooki’s pregnancy, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the Internet. Politicians, including presidents, appear on late night comedy shows to do gags and they campaign on issues such as creating a moon colony. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Brave New Service Economy

Friday, April 27, 2012

Halfway Through the Lost Decade

Friday, April 27, 2012

What Immigration "Crisis"?

Republic Report has learned that the Washington Post Company’s Kaplan for-profit college division, was, last year, a member of the controversial business advocacy group the American Legislative Exchange Council. Other major for-profit education companies also joined ALEC. Republic Report has obtained a July 2011 document showing Kaplan Higher Education and other for-profits as members of ALEC’s Education Task Force. This morning, in an email message to Republic Report, Mark Harrad, Vice President of Communications at Kaplan, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company that includes Kaplan Higher Education, wrote, "A unit of Kaplan was a member of ALEC for a one year period, which ended in August 2011."

We’ve talked at times about George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, and the amnesia that sets in when we flush events down the memory hole, leaving us at the mercy of only what we know today. Sometimes, though, the past comes back to haunt, like a ghost. It happened recently when we saw Congressman Allen West of Florida on the news. A Republican and Tea Party favorite, he was asked at a local gathering how many of his fellow members of Congress are “card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists.” He replied, “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

Noam Chomsky has seen a lot of social movements. He cut his teeth on the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He participated in the anti-intervention struggles of the 1980s as well as in the World Social Forums that began in the 1990s. Now in his 80s, Chomsky has hardly slowed down with his schedule of writing and speaking and agitating. And he is certainly not one to watch the new Occupy movement from the sidelines. The latest publication from the new Occupied Media Pamphlet Series brings together several of Chomsky’s intersections with the Occupy movement.