By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2017
“…I don’t see Manning’s commutation as a victory,” said Coombs, “I see it as an unfortunate failure of military justice to do its job.”
Posted in Criminal Justice, Defense, Featured, International News, Justice, LGBTQ, National News | Tagged Barrack Obama, Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, Edward Fitzpatrick, Espionage Act, Fort Leavenworth, Presidential Commutation, Randall Rose, Roger Williams University School of Law | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2017
President Donald Trump was greeted by hundreds of protesters calling for his impeachment and resignation when he traveled to New London, Connecticut yesterday.
Posted in Activism, Connecticut, Featured, National News, New London CT | Tagged Action Together CT New London County, donald trump, Immigration Advocacy & Support Center, Neighbors Making Noise, New London Green Party, Pepe the Frog, Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rise Up Mystic, St Francis House, Think Loud, Together We Rise CT, Unify & Resist, US Coast Guard Academy, War Resisters League New England, We Stand Together, Welcoming Refugees/Start Fresh Inc | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2017
“We have an unpredictable president. Every day, every week he seems to do something that we never thought, never imagined he would do. We imagine that he will do everything he can to get a Supreme Court that will undo he Roe v Wade rights that we have treasured since 1973.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, National News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged donald trump, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, Our Voice Our Choice art-in, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, RI Right to Life, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Shimmy Mob What Cheer! Band, The Woman Project HQ | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2017
Friday evening’s Emergency Rally to Demand an Independent Investigation brought dozens of people concerned about the connections between President Donald Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russia out to Burnside Park in Providence Friday afternoon. Those in attendance demanded that Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse “refuse to give unanimous consent on any […]
Posted in Activism, Congress, Elections, Events, Featured, International News, National News, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Burnside Park, donald trump, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Indivisible RI, jack reed, Jane Tucker, Randall Rose, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island Working Families Party, Sheldon Whitehouse | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 12, 2017
News broke today that the Connecticut Siting Council voted to deny NTE Energy’s application for a 550-megawatt power plant proposed for Killingly, which shares a border with Burrillville, Rhode Island…
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Massachusetts, National News, Rhode Island | Tagged CLF, Connecticut Siting Council, Conservation Law Foundation, CT Siting Council, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Forward Capacity Auction, Invenergy, ISO-New England, John Penney, Killingly CT, Killingly Energy Center, Lake Road Generating Facility, Max Greene, Medway MA, Norwich Bulletin, NTE Energy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 9, 2017
“Today,” said organizer Nancy Rafi, “as legislators return to their home offices, they need to hear what we think about the House voting to legalize discrimination, and making us all pre-existing conditions.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Health Care, National News, Photos, Video | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, AHCA, American Health Care Act, donald trump, jack reed, Medicare for All system, Nancy Rafi, obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Rhode Island State House, Sheldon Whitehouse, single payer, TrumpCare, Women’s March on Washington Rhode Island Chapter | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 1, 2017
“Women should run because they need to hear our voices at the the table,” replied A’shanti Gholer of Emerge America, “There are 520,000 elected offices in this country, women constitute less than a third of them. We want to make sure all voices are heard so women can see what we can do when we’re elected in a community to fix it.”
Posted in Arkansas, Bristol, California, Cumberland, Elections, Featured, Inequality, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, National News, Newport, News, North Providence, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, South Kingstown, State House, Virginia, Warwick, Washington, West Virginia, Women | Tagged A'shanti Gholer, Dawn Euer, donald trump, Donna Personeus, Emerge America, Emerge RI, hillary clinton, Jill Barkley, Lippitt House Museum, Moira Walsh, muslim, Rhode Island National Organization for Women, RI NOW, Somali, Tracey LeBeau, Women's March | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 29, 2017
“Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Inequality, Infrastructure, LGBTQ, Massachusetts, National News, Newport, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Washington DC, Water | Tagged aaron regunberg, Adnan Adrian Wood-Smith, Brown University, citizens bank, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, donald trump, Elizabeth Hoover, General Assembly, islam, Kaylynn Polley, Lincoln School, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Michael Araujo, Mother Earth, People's Climate March, People’s Power and Light, Phoebe Roberts, Priscilla De La Cruz, Rhode Island State House, Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, RI Jobs with Justice, Timmons Roberts, university of rhode island | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 27, 2017
Some Citizens Bank shareholders attending Thursday’s annual meeting at Citizens Bank headquarters in Providence may have been surprised to be greeted by protesters holding “Shame On Citizens” signs and objecting to the bank’s holdings in oil pipeline companies such as Embridge and Energy Transfer Partners.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Infrastructure, International News, National News, Photos, Providence | Tagged Bayou Bridge, citizens bank, Dakota Access, Embridge, Energy Transfer Partners, FANG Collective, Mariner East, Nick Katkevich, Peter Lucht, Providence Police Department, Sunoco Logistics, Trans-Pecos | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 23, 2017
About a thousand people braved the rain on Saturday, Earth Day, to gather at the Rhode Island State House to stand up for Science and against the anti-science of the Donald Trump administration. The March for Science in Rhode Island joined scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe in nearly 500 satellite marches, held in […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Holidays, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Science, State House, Technology, Video, Women | Tagged BluSource Energy Inc, Brown University, Casey Cabral, Christina Ergas, donald trump, Earth Day, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society, Jacoby Observatory, Janet Freedman, March for Science, Met School, national grid, Rhode Island State House, RI Coastal Resources Management Council, RI Department of Health, RIDOH, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sunshine Menezes, Timmons Roberts, Tom Derecktor, university of rhode island, Zoe Goris | Leave a response
By Kenny Day on April 17, 2017
Since 2012, people have been protesting under the slogan “Black Lives Matter.” But there is an additional issue here: why is it that a black life matters only when it’s taken by a police officer?
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, National News, Prison op/ed project, Race & Racism | Tagged Alton Sterling, black lives matter, chicago, eric garner, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, Keith Lamont Scott, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Samuel DuBose, sandra bland, Sean Bell, Tamir Rice, Terrance Crutcher, Walter Scott | Leave a response
By Economic Progress Institute on April 16, 2017
The top one percent of Rhode Island tax payers would get an average tax cut of $13,590, while middle and low income Rhode Islanders would get nothing.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Health Care, National News, Rhode Island | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, AHCA, American Health Care Act, CBPP, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Ellie Brown, healthsource ri, Karen Malcolm, Medicaid, obamacare, Protect Our Health Care Coalition | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 7, 2017
The Student Bill of Rights, said Providence high school student Jayleen Salcedo, is “a document that the PSU made up to defend the rights of all students in the city, of all students in the state and in the country.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Labor, LGBTQ, National News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged Central High School, conversion therapy, donald trump, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jayleen Salcedo, kennedy plaza, Mike Pence, providence student union, psu, SBOR, Student Bill of Rights, Tatiana Hall | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 6, 2017
“When Trump calls journalists ‘the enemies of the people’ he is evoking Joseph Stalin,” said Bryan Cahall, “When Bannon writes and Trump reads ‘America first’ he is invoking a pro-Nazi organization from over 80 years ago…”
Posted in Business, Climate, Energy, Featured, Florida, Immigration, International News, Media, National News, North Carolina, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, State House, Video, Voting Rights, Wisconsin | Tagged aaron regunberg, Blake Fillipi, Bryan Cahall, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, China, David Coughlin, Department of Energy, donald trump, Emoluments Clause, Gregory Waksmulski, Indivisible RI, Jane Tucker, Jonathan Jacobs, Justin price, Nuremberg principles, Randall Rose, Russia, Tim DeChristopher, Voter ID | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2017
“The truth is that when we say ‘sanctuary city’ we mean very different thing,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, “As a city, I will resist and we will object to any measure that takes our scarce law enforcement resources and causes us to de-prioritize focusing on violent criminals.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, International News, Labor, National News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Ana Quezada, Anastasia Williams, Andrew Kagan, Christopher Vargas, David Coughlin, frank ciccone, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Homeland Security, House Judiciary, House Judiciary Committee, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Kelly, Justin price, Michael Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Ramon Perez, Rhode Island State Police, RI ACLU, RI Jobs with Justice, riile, sanctuary city, Stacia Huyler, Steven Brown, terry gorman | 3 Responses
By John McDaid on April 4, 2017
“This is not a chapter, but a continuing story in the US today. The tribulations of Native Americans persist despite intentions to the contrary,” said Bristol Community College President Jack Sbrega.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Indigenous Americans, International News, National News, Photos, Race & Racism, Video | Tagged American Indian Movement, Aquinnah Cultural Center, Aquinnah Wampanoag, BCC, Bristol Community College, Columbia University, Jack Sbrega, John Mason, Karl Jacoby, Lakota, Linda Coombs, Loren Spears, Mashantucket Pequot, Michael Simpson, Montaukett, Native American, Newport Historical Society, Niantic Narragansett, Penobscot Nation, Raymond Yellow Thunder, Ron Weisberger, Sheena Lee, Shinnecock, Tall Oak Weeden, Timothy Snyder, Tomaquag Museum, united nations, Wampanoag, Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers | Leave a response
By No LNG in PVD on April 4, 2017
“Southside should not be a sacrifice zone, but that entire port complex is a disaster waiting to happen. Last night it almost did, and the results would have been catastrophic,” said Monica Huertas.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged Allens Ave, EJ League, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, liquefied natural gas, lng, Monica Huertas, national grid, No LNG in PVD Coalition, Port of Providence, Selene Means, spectra, Washington Park | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 31, 2017
We need legislation to ensure access to reproductive rights, and those opposed to abortion for religious reasons know this. For those opposed to reproductive rights, this may be their best opportunity to strike.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, National News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Arthur Handy, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Brown University, Camille Vella Wilkinson, Carol Hagan McEntee, Deborah Felella, donald trump, Edie Ajello, Gail Harvey, Gopika Krishna, gus uht, House Judiciary Committee, James McLaughlin, Jamie Budnick, Jason Knight, Jennifer Boylan, John Wesley, Joseph Cavenaugh, Kara Russo Young, League of Women Voters, Len Katzman, lynette labinger, Mary Chace, Michelle Cretella, providence college, Reproductive Health Care Act, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Right to Life, RI State Constitution, RICADV, Roe. v. Wade, Supreme Court, Tyler Rawley | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2017
“What could be in the cross-hairs next?” asked Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, “Doing business with companies that sell soda, or garden hoses, or a polka dot ties, or provide paper towels, you get the point.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Business, Civil Rights, Climate, Corporate Greed, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, Johnston, Labor, Louisiana, National News, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Texas, Water, Westerly | Tagged Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Building and Construction Trades Council, citizens bank, Community Safety Act, CWA, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, John Igliozzi, jorge elorza, Justice Gaines, Kate Shapiro, Laurie White, Luis Aponte, Mariner East Pipeline, Michael Sabatoni, narragansett indian Tribe, Providence City Council, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence Water, Randy Noka, RI Bankers Association, RI Jobs with Justice, Sabina Matos, Scott Duhamel, SEIU National, Selene Means, seth yurdin, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Terrence Hassett, Trans-Pecos Pipeline, William Farrell | Leave a response