By Steve Ahlquist on September 5, 2017
With the events of Charlottesville and the death of Heather Hyer still smoldering in our memories, hundreds of Rhode Islanders representing dozens of labor, political and advocacy groups came together to celebrate the accomplishments of organized labor and to condemn racism, white supremacy and the rise of fascism.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Inequality, Labor, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, AFL-CIO, black lives matter, Brown University, Burnside Park, Charles Jones, Charlottesville, Coalition of Labor Union Women, DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Democratic Socialists of America, donald trump, DSA, Free Hugo, fuerza laboral, Heather Hyer, Hugo Mejia, IBT Local 251, IUPAT, Javier Juarez, John Brown Gun Club, Justin Kelley, labor day, Latino Policy Institute, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Matthew Taibi, Maureen Martin, Michael Araujo, Paul MacDonald, Paul Roselli, Providence Career & Technical Academy, Providence Central Labor Council, providence student union, Raul Figueroa, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rhode Island State House, Right to Work, Sabina Matos, Scott Malloy, seth magaziner, university of rhode island, What Cheer? Band | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on August 15, 2017
“I know that every German in 1933 and 1934 was not a Nazi. Many of them thought it would go away. They thought that if they were just quiet and didn’t make waves that this would pass. And it didn’t pass…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, History, National News, Photos, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Virginia, Women | Tagged Bar Harbor, Charlottesville, Kerrigan Mahoney, Lilly Doman, Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 30, 2017
Carly Crystal is a combat veteran discharged from the military just before the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and spent four years on the streets as a homeless veteran.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Defense, Events, Featured, Health Care, Justice, LGBTQ, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Carly Crystal, donald trump, Ethan Huckel, Jaye Watts, Milá Kingsley, Nika Lomazzo, Project Weber/RENEW, Tatiana Jones, TGI Network | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
Governor Raimondo’s gesture is meaningless and empty unless it is backed up with concrete action. Governor Raimondo cannot simultaneously support the Paris Agreement and support Invenergy’s plan to build a carbon-emitting, diesel oil, and fracked gas power plant in Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Infrastructure, International News, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Water, Women, Youth | Tagged Alexandra Duryea, Brown University, Burrillville Land Trust, CLF, Climate Action Rhode Island, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Justin Boyan, Kat Burnham, Monica Huertas, National Governors Association, national grid, NGA, No LNG in PVD, Paris Climate Accord, Paul Roselli, providence college, Rhode Island Convention Center, Robert Malin, Timmons Roberts | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
“The GOP has made only cosmetic changes to their Trumpcare bill that do nothing to alter the bill’s fundamental problems. Make no mistake: this bill and the bill already passed by the House will have a devastating impact on people’s lives.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Disability Services, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Labor, National News, News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, Social Services, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Affordable Care Act, ARC of Blackstone Valley, Boston Center for Independent Living, Burnside Park, Cheryl Frasier, Colleen Flanagan, Donald Anderson, Foster Forward, gop, Indivisible Rhode Island, Jim Cowan, Joharlen Carvajal, Jordan Hevenor, Kamila Barzykowski, Karen Malcolm, Marjory Waters, Mass ADAPT, Medicare for All, Michael Pence, Monica Scott, National Governor Association, National Governors Association, NGA, Protect Our Healthcare Coalition, republican, Rhode Island Convention Center, Rhode Island Organizing Project, SEIU-RI Council, Service Employees International Union, single payer, The Women's Project, TrumpCare, Women and Infants Hospital | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
“We need fair trade that works for citizens and the environment! We are fighting to make NAFTA the trade deal it should be: one where workers are treated fairly, the environment is treated with respect, and corporations play by our rules, not their own.”
Posted in Business, Class Warfare, Congress, Corporate Greed, Events, Featured, Inequality, National News, Photos, Providence, Video, Virginia | Tagged Affordable Care Act, Bernie Sanders, Citizen Trade Watch, Communications Workers of America, donald trump, Karen Malcolm, Larry Cohen, lauren niedel, Liz King, NAFTA, National Governor Association, North American Free Trade Agreement, Our Revolution, Preserve Our Healthcare Coalition, Rand Wilson, republican, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rose Espinola, Terry McAuliffe, United States Congress, Virginia | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 13, 2017
With luck the, “designated area for demonstrators” will hold about five hundred people in conditions only marginally better than those available to chickens under Rhode Island State Law.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, National News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 2017 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, free speech zones, George W Bush, GovCon2017, James Bovard, John E Fogarty Memorial Building, Laura Meade Kirk, Michael Pence, protest zones, Providence Police Department, Rhode Island Convention Center, Rhode Island State Police, Secret Service, SFGate | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 11, 2017
In the first real candidate forum in Senate District 13, six of the seven candidates answered questions and gave their opinions on a wide range of issues including reproductive rights, the PawSox Stadium and the budget gridlock currently seizing the General Assembly. The four Democrats, David Allard, Dawn Euer, John Florez and David Hanos, will face […]
Posted in Elections, Events, Featured, Jamestown, Newport, News, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Allan Fung, David Allard, David Hanos, Dawn Euer, Frank Prosnitz, Gregory Larson, Ian Donnis, Jane Pickens Theater, John Florez, Kimberly Ripoli, Michael Smith, Ted Nesi | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 30, 2017
“This process is carefully designed to meet the needs of the employee enacting the protocols while providing training and tools in order to promote a supportive work environment.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Health Care, LGBTQ, National News, News, Providence | Tagged Emily Crowell, jorge elorza, Santa Rosa, Transgender Law Center, transgender rights, Workplace Gender Transition Protocols | Leave a response
By Jenifer Howard on June 28, 2017
On July 22, 2017, VoteRunLead.org is partnering with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island to bring VoteRunLead’s popular “Run As You Are” workshop series to Rhode Island.
Posted in Elections, Events, Featured, Politics, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Erin Vilardi, Kelly Nevins, New England Institute of Technology, Run As You Are, Through A Gender Lens, VoteRunLead, Women's Fund of Rhode Island | 2 Responses
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 2, 2017
So is this just a shameless plug for $$$ ? Yes it is. Steve and Bob love what they do, and they would do it part time in between third shift dish washing jobs if they had too, but they’re hoping they don’t have to. They’re hoping that people reading this post, who have found our site valuable, might contribute some cash to our efforts.
By RI Future on April 21, 2017
AIDS Project Rhode Island will host the Annual AIDS Walk for Life this Sunday, April 23, 2017 on the State House lawn. Registration for the walk will open at 10 a.m., followed by a brief speaking program beginning at noon. The walk itself will kick off around 1:00 p.m. “This walk offers us a great […]
By Stephen R. Graham on April 10, 2017
It’s Red Bandana nominations and award time again! It’s that time of year again. Time to recognize the unsung heroes among us for all the good work they do. The Red Bandana Fund is seeking nominations from the community to recognize both unsung organizations, and individuals, that embody the spirit and work of Richard Walton and […]
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, History, Homelessness, Housing, Immigration, Inequality, Labor, People, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Civil Rights / Liberties, henry shelton, Red Bandana Award, red bandana fund, richard walton | Leave a response
By Louis Maccarone on March 29, 2017
On Saturday, April 22 at 1pm, Rhode Islanders will participate in the March for Science beginning with a peaceful rally featuring guest speakers at the State House.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 27, 2017
RISE UP! Rhode Island held a rally on Saturday to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Health Care, LGBTQ, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, Religion, Sex Work, Social Services, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AHOPE, Becky Chace, Bella Robinson, Celia Contreras, COYOTE RI, Deb Perry, Diane Cocozza Martins, Dorcas International Institute, Emeline, gayle goldin, Georgia Hollister‐Isman, Gloria Crist, Karen Malcolm, Kate Montiero, Kathleen Cloutier, Kelly Nevins, Kim Baker, Laurie Bradburn, Loren Spears, McAuley House Don Rhodes, Michele Matot, Planned Parenthood, Protect Our Healthcare Coalition, Rebecca Kislak, Resist Hate RI, RI Chapter of Women's March Network, RI Council for Muslim Advancement, RI Democratic Party, RI NOW, RICMA, RIPTA Riders Alliance, RISE UP! Rhode Island, Roger Williams National Memorial, Sandra McEvoy, Solid Rock Women, Sterk Zaza, The Strattones, Tomaquag Museum, Wendy Manchester Ibrahim, Women's Fund of Rhode Island, Women's History Month, Working Families of Rhode Island, Yassah Flowers, YWCA | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 26, 2017
You’re beautiful, Rhode Island.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Immigration, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged donald trump, john depetro, MAGA Rally, Make America Great Again | 3 Responses
By J. Mark Ryan on March 13, 2017
No “market solution” will fix this because sick people are not profitable to insure. Why would there be “competition” to insure sick people?
By Steve Ahlquist on March 11, 2017
“We Rise Up with the Indigenous of Rhode Island, and the Standing Rock Sioux, as they march in Washington in defense of their sovereignty and the protection of land and water.”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, Photos, State House, Video, Washington DC, Water | Tagged Bella Noka, Dakota Access Pipeline, narragansett indian Tribe, Native Nations March, No DAPL RI, Providence City Hall, Randy Noka, Standing Rock Sioux | Leave a response