Monday, April 23, 2012

The Assorted Lies and Limits of Syria's Imperial 'Friends'

Global Research
by Ben Schreiner

Despite proclaiming support for the six-point Syrian peace initiative proposed by joint United Nations-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan, the N.A.T.O.-G.C.C. alliance continues its effort to unravel the plan at every turn.  And in doing so, the lies and ultimate limits of this imperial alliance become further unmasked.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Punishing Cuba 50 Years On: Caught in a Cold War Time Warp

Common Dreams/CounterPunch/Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

With the media happily fixated on the sex scandal swirling around the U.S. Secret Service, the Sixth Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia over the weekend was left to collapse with little notice.  The inability of the some 30 heads of American states to even issue a final declaration on Sunday derived primarily from the growing regional frustration with U.S. Cuban policy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Foiling Peace: The Imperial 'Friends' of Syria

Dissident Voice/Global Research
by Ben Schreiner

As the proposed April 10 Syrian ceasefire goes up in smoke, so, too, does the hope for a Syrian-led political process to resolve the crisis.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Union Busting Bread? Anti-Union Firings Sweep Dave's Killer Bread

by Ben Schreiner

If you live here in the Pacific Northwest, chances are that you’ve tried Dave’s Killer Bread, a popular brand of organic wholegrain breads.  The unique story behind the bread is also well known in these parts.  For printed on each bread bag is the personal saga of founder Dave Dahl.  And Dave, we learn from each loaf, is no less than a former con who after spending 15 years in the clink, transformed his life, returned to the family bread business, and was born again as the baker behind Dave’s Killer Bread.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Iran Stirring Violence on the Pages of the NYT

NYTimes eXaminer
by Ben Schreiner

As the speculation continues to mount over whether or not Israel will come to strike Iran, the purveyors of U.S. propaganda hurriedly work to churn out story upon story assessing the potential fallout.  Just imagine the sheer terror, the stenographers of the powerful repeat ad nauseum, that those crazed mullahs of Iran will unleash.