Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Caputi is a graduate student studying the role of information operations (militarized propaganda) in the US-led occupation of Iraq. His research seeks to explain military communications with the public as a new kind of warfare. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Islah Reparations Project, a California based nonprofit organization that mobilizes resources as reparations for people living in our war zones.
Provides documentation of US information operations leading up to Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah in 2004. Analyzes information operations as a constitutive element of the assault.
Highlights Howard Zinn’s belief in collective responsibility in his moral thinking. Critics post-911 anti-war movement’s tactics and points to Zinn’s example as a model for future action.