Thursday, November 24, 2011

The American Way of Life

Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

“The American way of life is not negotiable.”
President George H.W. Bush speaking in 1992.

All the splendors of the American way of life will be on full display this Thanksgiving weekend.  For nothing seems to make the American way of life shine quite like a holiday celebrating the nation’s genocidal conquest of the continent’s native inhabitants.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Fix to Bleed Social Security

My article, "The Fix: Peddling Jobs and Tax Cuts in Order to Bleed Social Security," is in the Nov/Dec issue of Socialist Viewpoint magazine.  The article originally appeared on this blog in September.  For those interested, the Nov/Dec issue of Socialist Viewpoint can be found here

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Battle in Portland

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

Faced with a 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning eviction from the three city parks occupied for more than a month, Occupy Portland and its city supporters turned out in mass Saturday night and well into Sunday morning.  At their height around the midnight deadline, crowds swelled to over 6,000 strong.  This massive turnout came despite a police led fear campaign, in which reports were circulated via the local media claiming police “intelligence” indicating an influx of 150 out of town “Anarchists” coming into the city for a violent confrontation.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pending Police Crackdown Against Occupy Portland

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

On Thursday, Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced that Occupy Portland would be forcibly cleared from its present encampments this Sunday morning at 12:01 am.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Phrasebook Guide to US Politics

My article ("A Phrasebook Guide to U.S. Politics") is now out in the November issue of Z Magazine.  The article can be found here.