Author Archives: Travis Mateer

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com

Does Violence Lay The Groundwork For Gentrification?

by Travis Mateer I’m glad I tuned in to Monday night’s City Council meeting because I found a gem buried in the extreme boringness of the lengthy consent agenda. It’s actually quite difficult to keep one’s mind from being lulled … Continue reading

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What Missoula’s “Support” Of Iranian Women Conveniently Ignores, Both Abroad And At Home

by Travis Mateer If you don’t know how the Montana World Affairs Council has been building a relationship with the apartheid state of Israel, then you won’t understand the propaganda value behind this recent headline in the Missoulian: Because of … Continue reading

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When Rockers Become Whiners And Calculating Business Men

by Travis Mateer The list of artists who have become wimps and whiners is long, like Trent Reznor, the guy who once sang I WANT TO FUCK YOU LIKE AN ANIMAL and, more recently, scored the soundtrack to a “cannibal … Continue reading

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Why Is A Well-Known Tactic Used By Sexual Predators Being Demonized And Politicized?

by Travis Mateer Are you a victim of sexual violence? Do you have kids? And have you ever worked in a field where you have more contact with sexual predators than the average person? If you answered NO to all … Continue reading

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Jon Tester Feigns Concern Over Millionaires Who Got Financial Covid Assistance…Like Nick Checota?

by Travis Mateer I did a double-take when I saw the following tweet from Jon Tester, a Democratic Senator in Montana who sponsored the Encore Act. Here’s the tweet: While I don’t disagree that millionaires getting pandemic unemployment benefits is … Continue reading

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