By Will Weatherly on July 28, 2018
I had time to ask Sean Spicer, the former press secretary under President Trump for six months last year, exactly one question during his book signing at a Middletown Barnes and Noble on Friday. I asked: “This week, reports were released saying that Michael Cohen testifies that Donald Trump knew about a meeting of campaign […]
Posted in Elections, Events, Featured, International News, Justice, Middletown, National News, News, Race & Racism | Tagged Alex Lombard, Barack Obama, barrington, donald trump, Kellyanne Conway, middletown, Portsmouth Abbey School, Sean Spicer, Seekonk, Ted Nesi, Tim White | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 11, 2017
“In my lifetime, even back to Nixon, I have never seen a White House so riven with conflicts and leaks,” said the Senator.
Posted in Climate, Featured, Health Care, International News, National News, Politics, Video | Tagged Bob Corker, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, donald trump, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, John McCain, Kamala Harris, Ken Block, North Korea, Republican Caucus, Scott Pruitt, Sheldon Whitehouse | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 28, 2017
Invenergy lawyers have identified the Narragansett Indian Tribe as a source for additional back-up or contingent water supply for its proposed $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant to be built in Burrillville Rhode Island.
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Infrastructure, International News, Rhode Island, Water | Tagged Bella Noka, Benn Water, Benn Water Transport Agreement, Clear River Energy Center, CREC, Invenergy, Lower Wood Aquifer, narragansett indian Tribe, No DAPL RI, Pawcatuck Basin, Randy Noka | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 26, 2017
“In closing, the Pokanoket Tribe wishes to once again extend our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all who have and continue to support our efforts to repatriate the ancestral lands of Potumtuk.”
Posted in Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, Indigenous Americans, International News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged American Indian Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, Brown University, NAGPRA, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Organization of American States American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, United States Constitution | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 25, 2017
On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Brown University and the present-day Pokanoket Tribe members encamped since Aug. 20, 2017, on property in Bristol, Rhode Island, signed an agreement regarding the land.
Here’s the agreement:
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Education, Featured, Indigenous Americans, International News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Aquinnah, Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, Brown University, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mount Hope Farm, Mt. Hope, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Pometacom Camp, Russell Carey, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 18, 2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced funding to cover every Rhode Island DACA recipient eligible to renew their application before the October 5 deadline.
Posted in Central Falls, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Immigration, International News, National News, News, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged CASO, Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities, DACA, Deborah Gonzalez, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, donald trump, Dorcas International Institute, Dreamers, Gina Raimondo, Immigration Clinic at the Roger Williams University School of Law, Neil Steinberg, Office of Constituent Affairs, Pro Bono Collaborative at the Roger Williams University School of Law, Progreso Latino, Rhode Island Center for Justice, Rhode Island Foundation | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 16, 2017
The Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) ruled, 3-0, against the Town of Burrillville and for Invenergy on every motion brought before it on Friday.
Posted in Burrillville, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, International News, Johnston, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Adler Pollock and Sheehan, Alan Shoer, Burrillville Land Trust, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, janet coit, John Niland, Mary Pendergast, Michael Blazer, Michael McElroy, Michael Sabitoni, Parag Agrawal, Paul Roselli, Providence City Council, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Planning, Rhode Island Superior Court, RIBCTC, RIDEM, Sabina Matos, Sisters of Mercy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 7, 2017
Brown contends that the Pokanoket encampment “is impeding the ability of museum employees and others to enter the property and conduct their work,” while the Pokanokets are beginning to question the idea that Brown is negotiating in good faith.
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, History, Indigenous Americans, International News, Rhode Island | Tagged Aquina Tribe, Assonet Tribe, Brown University, Gay Head Tribe, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s Collections Research Center, Mashpee Tribe, Mt. Hope, Po Metacom encampment, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Potumtuk, Wampanoag | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on August 30, 2017
“We don’t enforce immigration law, we’re not immigration agents, we don’t even go down that road… The most important thing here is that we want to investigate the crimes that people are bringing to us.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Immigration, International News, National News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged ACLU, Ann Assumpico, Betsy Garland, Christine Santos, Christopher Dicomitis, DACA, Darnell Weaver, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, donald trump, Federal Civil Immigration Law, Federal Judicial Order, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Joseph Philbin, Kevin Barry, Paul Andrews, Rhode Island Council of Churches, Rhode Island State Police, Steven Brown | Leave a response
By Bella Noka on August 25, 2017
As a Narragansett, I stand with the Pokanoket Tribal Nation against there recent attack from Brown University.
By Steve Ahlquist on July 26, 2017
Though my pictures and video can provide a glimpse of the beauty and culture on display, I can’t give you a taste of the amazing food.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Featured, History, Holidays, International News, People, Photos, Providence, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Christopher Johnson, Higher Ground International, Liberia, Liberian Independence Day | 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 June 19, 2017
“My family arrived in Gambia this past Saturday. If anything happens to them, I will hold this government responsible,” said Bah, “I will join them in few weeks. Nobody can prevent me from visiting my native country, the Gambia.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, International News | Tagged Adama Barrow, Banjul, Dembo Badjie, Facebook, Freedom Newspaper, Freedom Radio Gambia, Gambia, Gambian Embassy, Isatou Badjie, Ma Nderry, Momodou Tangara, Omar Bah, Ramadan, Red Bandana Award, Refugee Dream Center, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, united nations, Yahya Jammeh | Leave a response
By ACLU of RI on June 13, 2017
“We once again strongly urge both the state Attorney General [Peter Kilmartin] and RI Supreme Court’s Chief Justice [Paul Suttell] to call on ICE officials to refrain from conducting enforcement actions at or near courthouses. There will be no equal access to justice in Rhode Island if residents are afraid to make use of their judicial system.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, International News, Justice, National News, Providence | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Paul Suttell, Peter Kilmartin, Steven Brown | 2 Responses
By Steve Rackett on June 12, 2017
The Labour Party did much better than 2015 because it stood on a clear platform with a leader that appealed to young people and started to reach out to people who felt abandoned in the past. They didn’t win – perhaps because they had so much ground to make up – but what progressives can learn from this election is that campaigns actually matter.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 1, 2017
“We don’t know if he’s actually going to do it,” said Timmons Roberts about Trump “cancelling” the Paris Accords, “We’re waiting to hear. We think very well that he might. We’re here because we care enough to try to defend this important treaty…”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, International News, People, Photos, Science, Video | Tagged Brown University, Dave Gerraughty, donald trump, Energize RI, Energize RI Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act of 2017, greg gerritt, Kate Schapira, national grid, Paris climate accords, Rhode Island General Assembly, RI Future, Timmons Roberts, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | 1 Response
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 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 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 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