By Will Weatherly on June 21, 2018
Graduate workers at Brown University announced a landmark agreement with the university Thursday afternoon, paving the way for one of the first collective bargaining agreements for graduate employees at a private institution in the country. Graduate teaching and research assistants at public universities have long had access to collective bargaining rights, as they fall under […]
By Will Weatherly on June 7, 2018
Protesters supporting the No LNG in PVD coalition poured into the State House rotunda Wednesday afternoon three hours before the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture moved to reappoint three members of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). Much of the committee’s proceedings were predicated on the premise that its appointments required consideration […]
Posted in Activism, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, News, Poverty, Race & Racism, State House | Tagged environmental racism, Joshua Allen, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Matt Brown, No LNG in PVD, Rhode Island State House, Save The Bay, Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Susan Sosnowski | Leave a response
By Will Weatherly on June 5, 2018
Against tall odds—a slurry rain and a disruptive man shouting epithets not least among them—a crowd of around 20 activists rallying with the Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign gathered resolutely in front of the Rhode Island State House on Monday afternoon to give voice to the grievances of Rhode Island’s poor and disenfranchised. Representing a […]
Posted in Activism, Climate, Featured, News, Poverty, Race & Racism, Religion | Tagged activism, Camilo Viveiros, climate change, Ebony Grisom, Liz Theoharis, Peter Nightingale, Poverty, Rhode Island State House, William Barber | Leave a response
By Stephen R. Graham on May 29, 2018
In memory of Richard Walton (Richard would have turned 90 this year) and all that he stood for, the 6th Annual Red Bandana Award Celebration will be held on Sunday, June 3rd at the Providence Firefighters 90 Printery St, Providence, RI 02904 We will be honoring the work of two, tireless local advocates, Henrietta White-Holder […]
By Stephen R. Graham on May 15, 2018
The Red Bandana Fund is pleased to announce two local advocates, Henrietta White-Holder and Linda Finn, as the 2018 recipients of the Red Bandana Award! The Award, the sixth annual, honors individuals and groups whose work embodies the spirit and work of Richard Walton, a longtime Rhode Island activist who died in 2012. The awards […]
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Environmental Racism, Featured, Gun Control, Immigration, Justice, Middletown, Pawtucket, Poverty, Race & Racism, State House, Women | Tagged activism, gun control, hunger, Immigration, red bandana, social justice | 1 Response
By Peter Nightingale on April 17, 2018
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon set October 29, 2018, as the first day of trial in the landmark constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 21 American youth against the U.S. government. This development follows multiple rulings issued in favor of the youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. United […]
By Peter Nightingale on March 8, 2018
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, writing for a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, rejected the Trump administration’s “drastic and extraordinary” petition for a court order to drop the landmark climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth supported by Our Children’s Trust. The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon lifted the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 17, 2017
“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.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Aaron Jaehnig, Andrew Poyant, Chief Resiliency Officer, Clean Water Act, Coastal Resources Management Council, Coastal Zone Management Act, crmc, FANG Collective, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Gina Raimondo, janet coit, Monika Huertas, national grid, Nick Katkevich, No LNG in PVD, Port of Providence, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rico Vota, RIDEM, Sean O'Roarke, Short Term Response Action Plan, STRAP, Terrence Gray | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 16, 2017
“Whoever signed the water deal for the sake of the Burrillville power plant was not authorized on the part of the Narragansett Tribe,” said Tribal Councilor Randy Noka…
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Charlestown, Civil Rights, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Water | Tagged Bureau of Indian Affairs, Burrillville Land Trust, Darlene Monroe, Domingo Talldog Monroe, Invenergy, Julia O’Rourke, narragansett indian Tribe, NIT, Paul Roselli, Randy Noka, Rhode Island Indian Council, Rhode Island State House, Suzanne Dumas | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 12, 2017
“I think this was an amazing public comment hearing,” said EFSB Chair Margaret Curran after the speakers were finished.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Infrastructure, Labor, National News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video, Water | Tagged Blackstone River, Bobby Nardolillo, Christopher Hamblett, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Lincoln Chafee, Margaret Curran, narragansett indian Tribe, Paul Roselli, Randy Noka, Save The Bay, Sheldon Whitehouse, Silvermoon DeRose | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 11, 2017
Citing the use of Charlestown water in Invenergy’s latest power plant plan, the town is filing to be an intervenor, which could delay the power plant application significantly.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Charlestown, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Infrastructure, Johnston, Rhode Island, Video, Water, Woonsocket | Tagged Charlestown Rhode Island Planning Commission, Charlestown Town Council, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Energy Facility Siting Act, Harrisville, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Lower Wood River Aquifer, narragansett indian Tribe, NIT, Pascoag Utility District, Pawcatuck River Basin, Peter Ruggiero, Randy Noka, Ruth Platner, Silvermoon LaRose | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 11, 2017
For retired nurses Horan and Battey, the crisis in their pension has also caused a crisis in their faith. They refuse to give any more money to the church until they are made whole.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Pensions, Photos, Religion, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Brian Stern, CharterCare, Diocese of Providence, Laura Tedeschi, Louis Gélineau, Marylin Horan, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Prospect Medical Holdings, Rhode Island Superior Court, Rita Battey, Saint Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island, Saint Joseph Hospital, Thomas Tobin, Timothy Reilly | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 9, 2017
The statue of Columbus located near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Reservoir Avenue in Providence, was vandalized sometime before noon on the Monday holiday that bears his name.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Holidays, Indigenous Americans, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism | Tagged christopher columbus, columbus day, Emily Crowell, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, jorge elorza | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 8, 2017
Rhode Island Muslims and recent refugees came gathered in Cathedral Square in Providence to feed the homeless.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Featured, Homelessness, Immigration, Music, Photos, Providence, Religion, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AHOPE, Americans Helping Others Prosper, Cathedral Square, Christina Roberts, islam, MAE organization for the Homeless, nderloin Opera Company, Sterk Zaza, Umer Akbar | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 7, 2017
“I don’t care what my employer believes,” wrote Mel DuPont, from the Committee to Pass RHCA in RI. “I need the insurance I work for to cover my needs. Not theirs.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Politics, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Affordable Care Act, Committee to Pass RHCA in RI, Craig O’Connor, Dominick Ruggerio, donald trump, General Assembly, James Langevin, Katherine Kazarian, Mel DuPont, Nicholas Mattiello, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Rachel Jarosz, Reproductive Health Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island, Roe. v. Wade, Sheldon Whitehouse, The Woman Project, United States House of Representatives, United States Supreme Court | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 4, 2017
For Migrant Justice, this is just the beginning. As the program is rolled out on the farms in Ben & Jerry’s supply chain, Migrant Justice will be preparing to expand Milk with Dignity to other companies.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Justice, Labor, Vermont | Tagged Ben & Jerry’s, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Enrique Balcazar, Fair Food Program, Jostein Solheim, Migrant Justice, Milk with Dignity Program | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 3, 2017
Paul Roselli, who describes himself as a “social justice, environmentalist and Invenergy power plant opposition leader” has declared himself as a candidate for Governor of the State of Rhode Island.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Climate, Elections, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, People, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Water | Tagged Blackstone River Watershed Council, Burrillville Land Trust, Friends of the Blackstone, Gina Raimondo, Lincoln Chafee, National Governors Association, Paul Roselli, Rhode island Association of Conservation Commissions, Spencer Dickinson | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2017
Well over 400 people converged on India Point Park for the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ). Sister marches were held across the country. In Providence, the “march” was actually more of a rally.
Posted in Activism, Arkansas, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Gun Control, Health Care, Immigration, Indigenous Americans, Inequality, Justice, LGBTQ, National News, News, People, Photos, Poverty, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Sex Work, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AMOR, Arely Díaz, Behind the Walls, Black Studies Academy of Rhode Island, Blue Lives Matter, Cata Lorenzo, Celeste Terry-Lo, Community Defense Project, Community Safety Act, CSA, Daniel Chhum, DARE, David Veliz, direct action for rights and equality, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, India Point Park, John Prince, Justice Gaines, M4RJ, Malchus Mills, March for Racial Justice, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Marco McWilliams, Narragansett Tribe, Niko Merritt, Nirva LaFortune, No LNG in PVD, Project Weber/RENEW, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Randy Noka, rent control, Ron Lewis, Sankofa Community Connection, Seneca Pender, Stephen Dy, Tatiana Jones, Times Squared Academy, Vanessa Flores-Maldonaldo, Yojaida Heredia | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 29, 2017
Maybe Shane was right. Maybe this protest wasn’t about racism and Trump. Maybe this protest was all about love and respect. But it was also about anger. And burning stuff.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Massachusetts, National News, Photos, Race & Racism, Sports, Video | Tagged colin kaepernick, Mark T Shane, National Anthem, National Football League, New England Patriots, NFL, pledge of allegiance, Swansea Massachusetts, Tom Brady | 1 Response