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(c) 2014 Daniel Patrick Welch. Reprint permission granted with credit and link to http://danielpwelch.com. Political analyst, writer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife. Together they run The Greenhouse School (http://www.greenhouseschool.org). Translations of articles are available in up to 30 languages. Links to the website are appreciated at danielpwelch.com.
Welch has also appeared as a guest on several TV and radio channels to speak on topics of foreign affairs and political analysis--around his day job. He can be available for interview requests as time and scheduling permit.
"Hell, No--We won't go! We won't fight for Texaco!!" (1 comments)
Political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch looks at the state of the ill-advised--and it now seems ill-fated--US-backed junta in Ukraine. Washington and Brussels' pet project is off the rails, launching ballistic missiles in a bid to retain power. Russia quietly but firmly issues a shocking game-changer: by shooting down the missiles just as they did in Syria. Putin is playing chess while the west craps all over the board...
The Dark Ages Have Descended Anew: No Truth Need Apply (3 comments)
Daniel Patrick Welch calls attention to the dangerous nature of the blackout on truth in western media, and suggests that it is both necessary and appropriate to speak out in whatever forum is available--while we still can.
A Special School Celebrates Summer (8 comments)
A peek into this very unique year-round school--The Greenhouse School in Salem, Massachusetts--now in its 30th year, and how the kids celebrate Summer and this milestone.
First Harvest--Food is Life at The Greenhouse School (3 comments)
Urban farming is a powerful way to advance the radical notion that even poor people can resist learned helplessness. Here, a small school built in a refurbished greenhouse on Boston's north shore is helping to teach urban kids about the miracles of growing food. Agriculture is right up there Along with algebra and art, say school officials.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Year Round Greenhouse School Keeps Kids Chugging, Come Hell or High Water (1 comments)
This unique little school on Boston's North Shore stays open all day, all year, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Built in an old greenhouse, the school serves kids from infancy to eighth grade. Here staff describes a recent overnight at the school, which went ahead despite a flash flood.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Haiti Still Suffers After the Media Big Boys Wrap
Daniel Patrick Welch documents one school's attempt to stay directly connected when the klieg lights dim and major media have decided to strike the set. Our children will adopt the attitudes they see around them; empathy and a thirst for justice should begin as early as possible.
Why Martha Lost (9 comments)
While US Democrats are shocked at the surprising vulnerablity of Ted Kennedy's Senate seat--the Liberal Lion of the Senate--US observer Daniel Patrick Welch, who lives in and writes from Kennedy's home state, is underwhelmed. Democrats have foolishly ceded the populist impulse to the right, and are now reaping what they have sown.
Ain't She A Woman? A Great Lady, A Great Legacy
A tribute to a wonderful woman, Patricia Jennings-Welch, a pioneer in education and founder of The Greenhouse School, whose innovative teaching and spirit touched lives on six continents.
Voter Intimidation in Odd Places: Even in Safe States (2 comments)
Daniel Patrick Welch reports on an ugly intimidation attempt even in "Liberal" Massachusetts. "If this is happening in Boston," people are saying, "just imagine what they are doing in close states." Indeed.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
A Reason to Stay: Still Crazy After All These Years
Daniel Patrick Welch reflects on the lasting, positive impact of a teacher on a pupil and considers how the obverse Â– "the intransigence to the plight of the poor" in an earlier time had given way to a "real explosion of ruthlessness and terror ... from New Orleans to Gaza and beyond".
No Change for me: I want Bills: US Election Circus Awash in Cliches (1 comments)
US observer Daniel Patrick Welch writes on the farcical atmosphere of the US election season. The same media that prevents open discussion of the war and the middle east waves its wand over candidates' debates-and poof, the ones with the most to say disappear.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Saint Patrick's Day and missed opportunity
Just in time for another St. Pat's--offered in the spirit of resistance
to empire. Sad to think that the American melting pot should cook up
such a stew of domestic support for the lies of empire. But over this
year's boiled dinner, we might reflect a bit more deeply...and
rejoice at The Thing That is Coming...
Sucks to be you! (1 comments)
Americans' unforgivable attitude toward immigration; the seamier side of Americans' incongruous xenophobia--it
is a full-fledged settler society, after all--and exposes the inherent
contradictions that just might make this one the right wing's downfall.