By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2016
“The tipping point for me to run,” said Delmenico, “was when the House Oversight Committee cancelled the hearings regarding 38 Studios and decided to look the other way, leaving us in the dark and footing the bill for millions.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Featured, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, House Oversight Committee, Leadership Rhode Island, Nicholas Delmenico, Patricia A. Serpa | Leave a response
By Food and Water Watch on May 26, 2016
Over a dozen national advocacy groups joined local community groups in delivering a letter to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo asking her to show climate leadership and revoke her support for the proposed Invenergy Clean River Energy Center in Burrillville, RI.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, National News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 350 CT, 350.org, AnastasiaThinks INC, Breast Cancer Action, burrillville, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean River Energy Center, Climate Disobedience Center, Elders Climate Action, Environmental Action, Food & Water Watch, Franciscan Response to Fracking, Friends of the Earth, Gina Raimondo, Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future, Grassroots Environmental Education, Immanuel Congregational Church UCC Environmental Ministry Team, Invenergy, Jewish Climate Action Network, Justice Action Mobilization Network, Justice and Peace Office of the Congregation of Notre Dame USA, Kathy Martley, National Nurses United, Nick Katkevich, People Demanding Action, Popular Resistance, Progressive Democrats of America, South Coast Neighbors United Inc., Stand, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, The FANG Collective, Toxics Action Center, U.S. Climate Plan, We Are Seneca Lake, Wenonah Hauter | Leave a response
By Robert Malin on May 19, 2016
The caucus in Nevada has been an messy affair from the beginning. Being new to the caucus process, there has been any number of irregularities and confusion, and none of this has been helped by the corporate media “dog race” coverage. Instead the media has tried in earnest to make the Bernie Sanders campaign the equivalent […]
By Andrew Stewart on May 19, 2016
What do Democratic Party Chair Joe McNamara, Justin Katz, the burning of the HMS Gaspee, and a concentration camp have in common? Quite a good deal! There is a bit of a schoolyard tiff being had out in public today between Joe and Justin where they are trying to see who can be the most […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 13, 2016
“Those in charge seem to believe that everyone up there is good and ethical until the day charges come down,” said Sciliano, “The problem goes deep. Many officials up there aren’t looking out for us. They aren’t looking out for the state. All they are looking out for is themselves. It has to stop.”
By Steve Ahlquist on May 9, 2016
Governor Gina Raimondo agreed to meet with Burrillville residents about the proposed Invenergy power plant Monday evening after Kathy Martley, a Burrillville resident and founder of BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) invited her.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, cities and towns, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Joseph Shekarchi, Kathy Martley, Paul Fogarty | 1 Response
By Aaron Brett on May 9, 2016
Every night the “experts” on cable news explain how the Republican Party has failed to stop the unanticipated rise of Donald Trump. Everything on the excuse spectrum from simple ignorance to absolute culpability. They claim that the establishment Republicans did not take Trump seriously. His candidacy was looked at by many as an over the […]
By Andrew Stewart on May 1, 2016
It would seem at this juncture two things have happened that are worth contemplating following the victory of Bernie Sanders in the Rhode Island primary on April 26, 2016. Allow me to perhaps utilize a historical materialist perspective here and offer an objective summation of what I think has happened. First, Sanders has mobilized a […]
By Robert Malin on April 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders visit to Rhode Island was the largest political primary rally in RI, over 7000 people, since JFK. It is worth watching to see what all the excitement was about. If you have a liberal cause you believe in it is in there, but the difference is that it is not a campaign stunt. Look […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 22, 2016
I think the biggest message here, though perhaps not the one Whitehouse intended to deliver, is that the residents of Burrillville can count on getting no help from their Senator on this issue.
They are on their own.
Posted in Activism, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island | Tagged fang, fossil free ri, Gina Raimondo, Lisa Petrie, Lorraine Savard, Peter Nightingale, Sheldon Whitehouse, university of rhode island | 7 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2016
One time RI Future contributor Lisa Petrie was arrested at the State House this evening by State Police for failing to leave the State Room after protesters demanded an audience with Governor Gina Raimondo over the proposed Invenergy oil and fracked gas burning power plant proposed for Burrillville. Petrie is a member of Fossil Free RI and a long time environmental activist here in the state.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Photos, State House | Tagged fossil free rhode island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Lisa Petrie, state house | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2016
Burrillville residents and local activists began a sit-in at Governor Gina Raimondo’s State House office, urging the Governor to drop her support of the fossil fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, News, State House | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Gina Raimondo, Kathy Martley, Marion Gold, MTBE, Nick Katkevich | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
Two large banners were dropped from the fourth floor of the Rhode Island Department of Administration Building outside the offices of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), to protest Commissioner Marion Gold’s support of the fracked-gas and diesel fuel power plant planned for Burrillville by Invenergy. One banner read, “All That Glitters is […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Invenergy, Kathy Martley, Nick Katkevich, OER, Rhode Island Department of Administration Building, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Sally Mendzela | 2 Responses
By Robert Malin on April 18, 2016
Several hundred people rallied on the State House South Lawn Saturday to speak out on why we need Bernie Sanders to be our next president. Basically rough and ready raw footage to archive this exciting event where people are taking part in getting a President for the People elected- Bernie Sanders. Join the political revolution. […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
In contrast to Hillary Clinton, says Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders isn’t coherent on the issue of Wall St. “How can you say something is too big if you don’t know what size it should be?” asks Frank.
“Hillary,” says Frank, “understands how it all works.”
Posted in Campaign 2016, Class Warfare, corporate greed, Democrats, Economy, Featured, LGBT, News, Rhode Island, Taxes | Tagged Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders, hillary clinton, seth magaziner, wall st | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 12, 2016
Lee Ann Quinn, a nurse and home health care provider has a 17 year old son named Zachary who is wheelchair bound due to a progressive neuro-muscular disease. “It’s a really sad day,” said Quinn, “when one of my son’s home health care aids comes to my home and tells me ‘you know they’re paying $10.25 at McDonald’s and they don’t have to do any of the things I do…'”
By Stephen Mulcahey on April 12, 2016
As the Burrillville Democratic Party Chairman, I am stating my opposition to the proposed Invenergy gas power plant in the village of Pascoag.
By Steve Ahlquist on April 9, 2016
“I don’t know if we can get you in,” said Leo Skenyon, Nicholas Mattiello’s chief of staff, “We’ve got over 130 people coming, and priority will be given to Cranston residents. We might get you into the basement with a TV. You’ll be able to hear the answers, but you might not hear the questions.”
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Events, Featured, Gun Control, Infrastructure, Photos, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, frank lombardi, Gordon Fox, Hanna Gallo, kathy gregg, Larry Berman, Leo Skenyon, Lorraine Savard, Nicholas Mattiello, Oak Lawn Grange, Peter Alviti, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RhodeWorks, RICAGV, ridot, Robert Jacquard, Tom Wojick | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2016
“My recollection,” wrote Rep Coughlin on Facebook, “is my Democratic Party barely squeezed out a majority of the popular vote last November. If the leadership keeps pandering on this issue they may find a conservative element of the party changes allegiances giving the Republicans a very solid majority next time around.”
By Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2016
The STEP-UP Network, a coalition of community groups, asks, “”Why is there a fundraiser for a mayor who is not serving the whole city?”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Democrats, Elections, Events, Featured, Labor, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Video, Youth | Tagged American Friends Service Committee, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, jorge elorza, Jorrell Kaykay, Malchus Mills, Mike Araujo, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, STEP-UP Network, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | Leave a response