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(c) 2014 Daniel Patrick Welch. Reprint permission granted with credit and link to Political analyst, writer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife. Together they run The Greenhouse School ( Translations of articles are available in up to 30 languages. Links to the website are appreciated at 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.

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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Why Martha Lost 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2012
US Election Results in Chaos as Four-Year-Old Redraws Electoral Map Four-year-old redraws election map, inadvertently causing chaos in US presidential election results [satire]
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2014
Worst Man for the Job: What the Hell is Obama Thinking? While rejecting any Great Man theory of history, Daniel Patrick Welch focuses on Obama long enough to consider whether he is a cipher or just plain evil--and concludes the question is moot.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Blessing in disguise: Ukraine may be the last straw--if it doesn't kill us all Daniel Patrick Welch tries to find a silver lining in the Ukraine crisis. Maybe, just maybe, this will be the last straw for a world weary of constant US wars, 'color revolutions,' and coups.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
My Country 'tis of thee--Corporatocracy! Of Thee I Sing We should welcome the corporatocracy, which will usher in a new era of peace and harmony. Corporations are our friends [patent pending] and we have little to fear from their total, unfettered control.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
Voter Intimidation in Odd Places: Even in Safe States 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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Dark Ages Have Descended Anew: No Truth Need Apply 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Truth Crushed to Earth: Why Ukraine crisis won't be solved by Kiev's atrocities Political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch addresses the blackout and whitewash of horrific news from Novorossiya, which is used simultaneously to deny atrocities and to provide false hope for yet an imploding US regime change scam commiting war crimes against its people.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2012
Greenhouse School Kids help in Sandy Relief Effort Schoolkids join in Sandy relief efforts. Kids at The Greenhouse School in Salem are once again digging into their classroom stash to help out those in need
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 3, 2016
Clinton Crashes and Burns, Sanders Will Win (But hold off on that applause) Daniel Patrick Welch explains why and how Sanders will win the election. Yes, the fix was in--but things can change, and they have. But don't get your hopes up for the revolution, folks. Berners won't agree with everything here, but a broad approach is needed to expose the establishment machine.
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2009
Planting Mima's Garden: Kids use reclaimed water and attic heat to honor school founder Students at the year round Greenhouse School in Salem, MA plant the seeds that preserve the memory of a great lady
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 9, 2017
Amid Immigration Uncertainty, Greenhouse School Reaffirms Internationalist Stance The Greenhouse School, a small alternative school on Boston's north shore serving families with children from infancy through eighth grade, is closely tied to local immigrant communities. In this disturbing time, the school is taking pains to reassert and highlight its pro-immigrant orientation.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 4, 2014
The Beacon that is East Ukraine: Are you on the right side of history? The people of East Ukraine rising up to reject fascism is an inspiring and courageous act for the rest of the world, especially for peoples of the Global South under the boot of empire. Sadly, as has become routine, the US is on the wrong side of history.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2010
First Harvest--Food is Life at The Greenhouse School 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 4, 2014
Whitey to Whitey: Yes, it's us--y'all need to change, and that Right Soon a searing look into Ferguson, police violence, and race in America from a blunt and intensely personal perspective. It is time to wake up. Our kids' lives depend on it, and they matter.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2014
"Hell, No--We won't go! We won't fight for Texaco!!" 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...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 23, 2011
Hasta la Vista, Baby! Skynet is already here Washington's now-reflexive use of drones signals an empire gone off the rails, a signal Americans ignore at our own peril.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2016
Clinton Campaign Continues to Highlight Horrible Hillary In this interview, Daniel Patrick Welch explains Clinton's latest (predicted) stumblings: "She is just a candidate who could not win an open contest for dogcatcher without the enormous thumb and a fat sack of blood money on the scale to tilt it in her favor. Brand Clinton's absolutely shameful record on race may be coming back to haunt them as more people wise up to their true history.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2021
Jesus in Salem? Local Pub Hosts Famous Patron Salem, Massachusetts, usually known as Halloween Central or the Witch City, was surprised to find a much more angelic presence in its midst.
Ms. Julia, Lydia and Max pause from Summer work, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 8, 2013
A Special School Celebrates Summer 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2009
Custer Died for Your Sins - Thank You for the World So Sweet Piece contains a video of Daniel Patrick Welch singing and playing guitar. "The Holidays" offer an opportunity to reflect on the founding mythology on which the US nurtures its own image
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
What Locals Know About Real Estate--and what the Big Guys could learn (but won't) Daniel Patrick Welch, extolling the virtue of common sense and local wisdom, ponders the paradox that everyone knows that the so-called housing rebound is a cruel joke--but no one is listening.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Thousands Yet Unborn: a Farewell to Senator Edward Moore Kennedy Ted Kennedy may be the last of the New Deal/Great Society liberals... will his passing mean the death of the soul of the democratic party, or a resurgence in radical challenge to the slick corporate bipartisan heist?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 25, 2009
The Recession is Over! (Now get off your lazy asses and spend some MONEY, dammit!) Daniel Patrick Welch, regaining his muse after an unfortunate hiatus, marvels at the audacity of the THC (Talking Heads Chorus), who tell us with a straight face that it's our own damn fault if the fake "recovery" sputters--for not spending the money we don't have!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
Obama in Secret Halloween Visit to Bay State? 'Witch City' School Boasts Halloween Sighting With only days to go, why is Senator Obama wasting time in Massachusetts? (Humor)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Year Round Greenhouse School Keeps Kids Chugging, Come Hell or High Water 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 8, 2009
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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 8, 2013
Hugo Chavez Frias, Rest in Power: Eres de los muertos que nunca mueren! Hugo Chavez' passing is a great loss for humanity, and a warning for those who care about resisting imperialism to stay vigilant against the onslaught we face at the hands of world elites.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Bring me the head of Silvino Herrera : "Us versus them" and other "modern" myths of war and civilization Against the background of the leaking of the USA's secret Iraq war crimes files by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Daniel Patrick Welch peers beneath the West's self-proclaimed cultural and moral superiority in the face of atrocities against innocent people all over the world.
SHARE More Sharing        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...
SHARE More Sharing        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 – "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".
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2013
Watch Out World! Even Amerika's Wealthy Are Losing Ground Daniel Patrick Welch fears that cognitive dissonance among the US' sub-elite means more war and death for everyone else.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 23, 2007
No One Here Gets Out Alive: Americans' refusal to look in the mirror presages our own demise it is not just the neocon crazies in Washington, but ingrained aspects of US culture and politcs, most of all Americans' unshakable belief in our own nobility, that drives us toward the newest chapter in global war.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 7, 2006
Beyond Bashing Bush: Grassroots environmentalism and the prospect for a populist resurgence The global environmental crisis affects everyone on the planet. Policies of governments and corporations leading to sprawl and overdevelopment both threaten the environment and make our lives miserable. It's a natural well of populist resentment, a powerful one that remains largely untapped.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2008
All the Baggage, None of the Charm - She's not Bill, and Bill's not running-thank god US observer Daniel Patrick Welch writes on the presidential campaign with all the dutiful enthusiasm of one covering a sports event in which the local team has been shut out. There's no real debate, but as with every horse race, there's always someone to bet on--or against.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
No Change for me: I want Bills: US Election Circus Awash in Cliches 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Denouncing Hugo Chavez - And other sports of the rich, infamous and just plain stupid They are being hyped as "the most important midterm elections in 50 years," but Daniel Patrick Welch wonders how any real change can come from a US "opposition" that denounces Hugo Chavez for insulting "our" president.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 25, 2006
Sucks to be you! 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 3, 2006
Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador for President (of the US!!): The US left could learn from Mexico's example Every election cycle, the US antiwar left reconvinces itself that its best chance of advancing its agenda is to dive once again into an alliance with the Democratic Party. Poor Charlie Brown! Is Lucy going to yank the ball away again? No suspense here....
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Everything Old Is New Again Our generation's Gulf of Tonkin is about to drag us further into endless war.

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