By Steve Ahlquist on October 12, 2014
Columbus was a monster, and he doesn’t deserve to have a day of celebration in his honor. Really, this day off should celebrate any of the many great and positive things we enjoy about this world… but not historical monsters. We can certainly do better.
By Steve Ahlquist on October 9, 2014
As I listened to Grover Norquist address the crowd of about eighty people at the swanky and exclusive Squantum Association in East Providence on Thursday afternoon, I couldn’t help but wonder if the slick conservative operative knew what he was talking about.
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By Bob Plain on September 20, 2014
Is capitalism killing democracy? Former Roger Williams University professor Timothy Kuhner will be back in the Ocean State on Wednesday to discuss this very vexing conundrum. His new book is called “Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution” explains how the run-away cost of running for office has, according to the […]
By Bob Plain on September 18, 2014
Land preservationists from all over the country – Maine, Hawaii, Arizona and Idaho, to name just a few examples – have descended on Rhode Island for the annual National Land Conservation Conference Rally, which is being hosted in Providence this weekend. “Rhode Island’s natural beauty and our strong history of land trust and land conservation is […]
By Steven Brown on September 15, 2014
This Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 delegates of U.S. Constitutional Convention and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is celebrating with a trivia night for civil libertarians. Test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights by joining us Wednesday, September 17, at The Salon […]
By Steve Ahlquist on September 11, 2014
There is still time to join the Walk Across Rhode Island for Peace and Justice, which began this morning in Westerly.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 11, 2014
Help fight the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa this Saturday. Bring sanitary/protective supplies to Hope High School and enjoy an amazing picnic.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 5, 2014
“With that, the Fight for a $15 minimum wage officially entered it’s civil disobedience phase.”
By Steve Ahlquist on September 3, 2014
The Humanists of Rhode Island are proud to host medical anthropologist Adia Benton, delivering a presentation, “Addressing the Ebola Crisis in West Africa” in the auditorium of the Knight Memorial Library on 275 Elmwood Av, Providence, RI 02907 at 6pm on Monday, September 8, 2014.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 2, 2014
The Peace Flag Project coordinates and connects the community to events that celebrate peace during the month of September. Celebrating the Month of Peace is about working to create the Beloved Community and a Culture of Peace in our communities. A peaceful culture is one that we, as citizens, can create by how we live […]
By Steve Ahlquist on August 26, 2014
The one thing that virtually everyone who attended last night’s forum, Understanding the Israel/Gaza Crisis, is that the subject is extremely difficult to talk about without extreme emotions hijacking the discourse. Many of us, said moderator Reverend Donald Anderson, executive minister for the RI Council of Churches, have family or friends living in harms way […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 24, 2014
The ongoing state of war between Israel and Palestine that periodically erupts into catastrophic death and destruction does not easily lend itself to rational, compassionate discourse. Those who venture into this subject do so at the risk of being labeled apologists for genocide, accomplices to terrorism or some other conversation stopping label. Who are the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on August 10, 2014
Even as the ceasefire in Gaza broke down and violence resumed, forty activists gathered in downtown Providence yesterday to make the case for peace. The event was organized by Afsc-Sene. Check the link for future events.
By Steve Ahlquist on July 11, 2014
The Secular Coalition for Massachusetts is planning a protest outside Hobby Lobby, 165 Highland Ave in Seekonk tomorrow, July 12, from 10am-2pm to call for a boycott against the company that elevated the fictional religious rights of corporations above the real world rights of women to make their own decisions regarding reproductive healthcare. This is […]
By Lauren Niedel on July 1, 2014
The RI Progressive Democrats of America (RIPDA) will be reviewing endorsement requests from declared statewide and General Assembly candidates. To be considered for an endorsement, please send a request for endorsement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Democrats or those running on a progressive platform will be considered in our endorsement process. Upon receiving a formal request, we will […]
By Elizabeth McNamara on June 10, 2014
The Blessing Way is pleased to announce the guest speaker for its annual summer fundraiser Thursday, June 12, is Teny Gross, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. The Blessing Way, a nonprofit organization based in Providence, offers faith-based residential support and guidance to men and women newly released from […]
By Herb Weiss on June 6, 2014
This weekend look for the gathering of friends, Rhode Island College educators, progressives, folkies and family members of the late Richard J. Walton, who come to the Red Bandana Award to pay homage and remember him. With his prominent long white beard and red bandana, decked out in blue jean overalls and wearing a baseball […]
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By Stephen R. Graham on June 3, 2014
Every year he had a party. He would call it his “75th Birthday Part II” or his “80th Birthday Part 4.” You get the idea. And from all over Rhode Island, all over New England and even all over the country, friends and colleagues and relatives would meet, greet, drink, eat, sing and laugh the […]
By Frymaster on May 29, 2014
[Neither your Frymaster nor RI Future in general support the raw posting of press releases. But seein' as how I wrote this press release, I say "fair game!" Please re-blog this far and wide. (Lookin' at you, Righty.)] Code Island, Rhode Island’s newly established Code for America brigade, will host a National Day of Civic […]
By Bob Plain on May 29, 2014
Occupy Providence is organizing a protest at the State House today to rally support against paying on the bonds used to finance the 38 Studios loan. The group has been organizing against what it calls “the 38 Studios bailout” since 2012, and today it will be joined by reps Karen MacBeth, a Democrat, and Mike […]