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Revolutionary Cuba outlasts the empire's irrational hatred

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:41 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

The US announcement on normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba should be seen as a major and historic victory for Cuba and the peoples of the Global South generally--and it needs to be hammered home that it is a sign of failure on the part of empire. More >>

Why Ukraine won't be solved by Kiev's ethnic cleansing

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 5:37 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

As has become a staple in the schizophrenia on my newsfeed, two posts come up in diametric opposition. Surprise, surprise in the Bizarro World of the western media echo chamber being confronted in any way by forces outside the Bubble. One is a Times ... More >>

Bye, Bye, Apple Pie: US intransigence in a war-weary world

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 2:45 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

It actually shouldn’t be that much of a shock. For the last twelve years at least, Americans have watched their country drift into the shadows of international law abroad and onto the shoals of fascism at home. More >>

US Election Results in Chaos: 4 Yr Old Redraws Electoral Map

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 12:54 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

The results of the US presidential election, at first considered clear and decisive, were thrown into utter chaos late Wednesday morning as a new electoral college map appeared at an independent primary school on the outskirts of Boston. More >>

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Monday, 26 September 2011, 5:27 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

I used to think that the US was a deeply religious country; so much so that its theocratic fundamentalism distorted every aspect of its crazed political agenda. Well, that last part is still true. But no one could engage in the kind of rampage of sadistic, ... More >>

Americans' remarkable incapacity for self-reflection

Monday, 12 September 2011, 5:06 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

When Lois Griffin gets elected mayor of Quahog by pandering to the stupidest and most meaningless references to 9/11, audiences roar. But when that same scenario is replayed over and over again in a largely successful attempt to separate people ... More >>

Voter Intimidation in Odd Places

Friday, 24 October 2008, 12:20 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

Swampscott, Massachussetts, isn't the place you'd pick for right-wing hatemongering. Sandwiched between the industrial cities Lynn and Salem on Boston's North Shore (and somewhat wealthier and more conservative than both) Swampscott is a seaside bedroom ... More >>

Saint Patrick's Day and missed opportunity

Sunday, 16 March 2008, 11:01 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

On St Patrick's Day, Daniel Patrick Welch offers this column in the spirit of resistance to empire. Over this year's boiled dinner, he laments the fact that the American melting pot would cook up such a stew of domestic support for the lies of empire. More >>

Sing 'Til The Power Of The Lord Comes Down

Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 12:14 am | Daniel Patrick Welch

With Martin Luther King Day fresh in mind, US writer and teacher Daniel Patrick Welch explores the challenges, promise and pitfalls of exposing young minds to King's unfulfilled dreams. More >>

NH "Voting Irregularities" Tip Of A Rotten Iceberg

Saturday, 12 January 2008, 11:50 am | Daniel Patrick Welch

Daniel Patrick Welch joins the hoopla over rumors of voting irregularities in the New Hampshire installment of US presidential primary elections But the real threat he sees is Americans' misplaced belief in their own system. More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: No Change For Me

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 9:37 am | Daniel Patrick Welch

In the runup to this year's political circus, the buzzwords of hope and change are being bandied about like the cheap currency they are. Divested of any real meaning by their repetition and cynical misapplication, they quickly become empty slogans. More >>

Saint Patrick's Day And Missed Opportunity

Monday, 19 March 2007, 2:28 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

Another Saint Patrick's Day is here, with its tacky kegs of green beer, leprechauns, lucky charms, fake plastic hats and all imaginable variety of gaudy faux-Irish...um..."charm." But it needn't be so. More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: No One Here Gets Out Alive

Thursday, 22 February 2007, 1:52 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

I often have the dubious pleasure of listening smug liberals whining about their "discomfort" with what they referred to as "Arab culture." There is an amazing phenomenon among Americans, so convinced of our own superiority, that we can be simultaneously ... More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: Everything Old is New Again

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 1:02 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

US writer Daniel Patrick Welch reports on the war fever now being whipped up for an attack on Iran, and fears unimaginable consequences if the war is not stopped--if it is not already too late. More >>

Leader Of Free World Blabs To Nobody In Particular

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 10:35 am | Daniel Patrick Welch

It strikes me how little of George Bush’s bullshit I can actually stomach as time goes on. It’s a little bit like THC, which builds up in the bloodstream so that it takes less and less exposure to achieve the narcotic effect. Or more like the ... More >>

Left's Unwarranted Giddiness Over US Election Gain

Monday, 13 November 2006, 1:13 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

Giddy as Mikado schoolgirls, Democrats and their allies on the left are positively gushing over their election gains of November 7. In the US' two-party duopoly, voters are restricted to shifting power from one side to the other to voice their dissatisfaction ... More >>

Andrés Manuel López Obrador for President Of USA!

Monday, 6 November 2006, 5:31 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

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 ... More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: Denouncing Hugo Chavez

Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 11:06 am | Daniel Patrick Welch

Nancy Pelosi apparently has so much time on her hands, and so few other issues to address, that she saw fit to unload on Hugo Chavez following his appearance before the U.N. in New York. Most readers are familiar by now with Chavez' provocative swipes ... More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: Sucks To Be You!

Monday, 22 May 2006, 1:42 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

Those who wish to read US history undistorted, rather than use its mythology for their own ends, are already hip to the never-ending plight of immigrants to "America"'s shores. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ... More >>

Daniel Patrick Welch: Beyond Bashing Bush

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 1:17 pm | Daniel Patrick Welch

Everybody had a good laugh at Bush's EPA claiming that the long feared destruction of wetlands had miraculously slowed. And who could blame them? The obvious laymen response, otherwise known as the 'huh' factor, was more than on point. Enviornmentalists ... More >>

 

 

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