Tina Silva is a casualty of mental health. Just as working class taxpayers are casualties of economic disparity. Just as law enforcement has no interest in correcting their unjust actions and medical and psychological professions are interested in creating repeat offenders for monetary gains. These are not new discoveries. But seeing how these entities work […]
There is a strong movement among the liberal base of the Democratic party encouraging Senator Elizabeth Warren (D – MA) to run for President. With social media pages like Run, Warren, Run popping up, and local gatherings organized by Democratic fund-raising powerhouse MoveOn.org, it seems that, in spite of the Senator’s own vehement denial of […]
Hospital management has rejected a union proposal that states, “providing quality care to patients and their families is the top objective of the Hospital and that poor working conditions, inadequate staffing levels, inadequate supplies and improper equipment undermine patient care.”
Her fifteen minute walk took about forty minutes. “It was miserable,” says Robin of her trudge through the blizzard, “and absolutely dangerous. There were plows everywhere and the sidewalks weren’t shoveled. I could have had my boyfriend drive me, but there was driving ban and I’m not on the exempt list.”
Don Weilberg is a 79-year-old retired orthodontist who lives in Saunderstown. He was a member of the Westerly Democratic Committee, the state Democratic Committee in the 1970’s, and a George McGovern delegate to the 1972 Democratic presidential convention. And on Saturday, he’ll be one of three Rhode Islanders – one of the 224 across the […]
Four New England states – Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine – are poised to enact measures to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the next two years. The big question is, which state will do it first? The editorial board at The Providence Journal does not want it to be Lil Rhody. According to them, […]
If you think all the snow and wind this week was an inconvenience on your life, think of what it was like for homeless Rhode Islanders. “Just about everyone was in a shelter,” said Barbara Kalil, an outreach worker for the Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project. On Monday evening, between 5 and 8pm, just as […]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the next, and almost final, step required to force through Spectra Energy’s AIM project Friday. If approved, it would expand pipelines and compressor stations needed to transport fracked-gas from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania to New England. FERC admits that the proposed project will have “some adverse environmental […]
“Non-profit” Lifespan/Rhode island Hospital pays its top executives millions while implementing “cost cutting measures, causing shortages in equipment and staff that undermine patient care.” Will they deal fairly with union negotiators?
The Senate bill to criminalize interfering with traffic on the highway while protesting was introduced by Senator Leo Raptakis on Jan 22 and co-sponsored by, among others, Senator Paul Jabour. Coincidentally, Senator Jabour is the brother of Christine Jabour, the judge assigned to oversee the cases of five of the seven people arrested during the November 25 #blacklivesmatter protest here in Providence.
Radical perspectives on weekly news, local and national, with touring artist and activist, Jared Paul. This week’s episode focuses on (1) Protesters Run Over By Motorists (2) MLK Being Viewed As An Enemy Of The State By The FBI (3) Continued Perspectives On Pervasive Subconscious Racism In America.
I’m bracing myself for the grey wave due to soak us all this Valentine’s Day when the movie opens. A couple of years ago the book was all the talk around my office. Why, I wonder, do smart, competent women go for this type of junk? My grandmother, who worked as a secretary from youth […]
Until this new Congress, Rhode Island’s District 2 Congressman Jim Langevin served on the House Intelligence Committee, tasked with, among other duties, overseeing the US drone program. During his tenure on House Intelligence, Langevin also accepted tens of thousands of dollars from corporations that manufacture drones. In fact, drone manufacturers are among Langevin’s most generous […]
‘Footballs Plagued By Leaky Bladders’ Great headlines are all that matters When papers print and networks air Stories that increase market share Based on hearsay instead of facts They fabricate whatever it lacks ‘Cheaters, liars’ are names they use Building a case without any clues Innocent means that we turn away Guilty! we’re glued day […]