Wednesday, 06 May 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • How to Run for President for Fun and Profit: 2016 Edition

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book and meet with patrons after speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit at the Hoyt Sherman Place theater in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2015. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book and meets with patrons after speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit at the Hoyt Sherman Place theater in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times)

    Greasy little snake-oil salesmen like Mike Huckabee realized that if you run for president on a platform of fetuses and Jesus, you can make so much money that you'll have to buy wheelbarrows to carry it all away.

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  • Xenophobia, Poverty and the Lies That Link Them: Dissecting the UKIP Support Base

    Xenophobia, Poverty and the Lies That Link Them: Dissecting the UKIP Support Base

    By Arianne Shahvisi, Truthout | News Analysis

    Running up to Thursday's general election in the United Kingdom, support for the UK Independence Party is highest in the poorest regions of the country, where misunderstanding about the causes of poverty and unemployment permits anti-immigrant rhetoric to disguise unrelated economic mismanagement.

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  • Disposable Futures: Critique of Violence

    Disposable Futures: Critique of Violence

    By Brad Evans and Henry A Giroux, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

    Imagine a world that proclaims an end to the brutality of colonialism, all the while continuing to consciously vilify, target, incarcerate and kill those of a different color. Imagine a world where the forces of militarism have become so ingrained that they are inseparable from the daily functioning of civic life.... It is a world most people experience on a daily basis - a world we understand as neoliberalism.

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