Our anxieties about democracy typically focus on the scum floating on the surface. Political polarizations might lead us to note different noxious currents, and the good hearted and most civic among us are likely, then, to say that the problem rests in our distant standpoints, our filter bubbles, our echo chambers. I think that the […]
The City of Fall River, Massachusetts has entered into an agreement with Invenergy to supply water to cool the turbines of its proposed $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant aimed at the heart of the forests of northwest Rhode Island.
Two gas pipeline companies manipulated schedules and gas flow to make an extra $3.6 billion from Southern New England ratepayers claims a report that has spurred investigations in Massachusetts, Connecticut and, to a lesser extent, Rhode Island.
If the Invenergy-Raimondo power plant in Burrillville will be built, it will burn fracked gas supplied by the pipeline expanded as part of the AIM Project. After years of delays by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, residents and environmental groups finally had their day in court. In Rhode Island, the AIM Project increases the flow […]
Nancy MacLean was in Providence Tuesday to talk about her book Democracy in Chains, about little known economist James Buchanan, whose ideas shaped the Koch Brothers’ bid to permanently disable the democratic process in favor of unrestrained free-market capitalism.
The Women’s Caucus of the Rhode Island Democratic Party is calling for embattled party leader Joe Delorenzo “to be immediately removed from his position as second vice chair of the RI Democratic State Committee,” the group said in a statement. Delorenzo took to AM radio earlier this week to disparage a female Democratic legislator who […]
After a group of mostly female Democrats called on former state Representative Joe Delorenzo to resign from his post as Second Vice Chair of the state Democratic Party yesterday, Delorenzo took to the airwaves and belittled one of the letter writer’s allegations that she was sexually harassed at the State House, which came to light […]
It might be time for Democratic Party official Joseph Delorenzo to resign, according to female lawmakers from across Rhode Island reacting to controversial remarks the Second Vice Chair made about the progressive wing of the party. “The RI Democratic Party believes in equality, values diversity, and is working to ensure economic security for all Rhode […]
On Sunday at the Portuguese Club in Cranston there was the “annual” Rhode Island Democratic Party Meeting. I put “annual” in quotes because in 2015 there was no meeting at all. The catalyst for the meeting was the very untimely death of National Committeeman Frank Montanaro. The committee members were gathered to elect their new […]
“When we point out our concerns, the answer is ‘we have a very limited interpretation of the regulations’ but when National Grid fails to participate, the response is that you have a wide interpretation of the regulations.”
Kalwant Bhopal is a visiting professor at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education and deputy director of the Center for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Next Spring she will be publishing her book “White Privilege – the myth of a post-racial society.” Her first US […]