By Nancy Green on May 2, 2016
Planned Parenthood on Point Street in Providence, RI has weathered many anti-abortion protests. This April 23rd #ProtestPP organized nationwide actions and a diverse group of Rhode Islanders came out to counter-protest. Demonstrators pro and anti lined the sidewalks. I chose a pink sign for drivers speeding by, ‘I Stand With Planned Parenthood’. The antis had […]
By Jonathan Jacobs on April 26, 2016
You support Bernie. I support Hillary. An ancient quote attributed to Jalal al-Din Rumi goes, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” The deeper I travel into the chaotic and complex […]
By Gus Uht on April 6, 2016
A funny thing occurred to me on the way to the State House. Okay, it wasn’t that funny, at all. It was about abortion. I was preparing to give testimony at the annual RI House abortion / choice exercise (hearing) last week when two facts or arguments occurred to me that happen to support my […]
“They do not know it, but they are doing it.” -Karl Marx It is close to midnight on April 1, 2016 and I have just returned from the most vibrant Marxist gathering in Rhode Island that I have been to in years, a veritable hothouse of discussion about overcoming exploitation and the reign of terror […]
By East Bay Citizens for Peace on April 1, 2016
On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. will present a talk titled “The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy” at The Barrington Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall. 461 County Rd, Barrington, RI.
Posted in Activism, Defense, Events, History, International News, National News, News, Politics | Tagged AFSC-SENE, Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, east bay citizens for peace, Jr., Mission and Justice Ministry of the Barrington Congregational Church UCC | 4 Responses
Perhaps God, in a clever bid to tell me He exists despite my secularism, deemed in his Almighty wisdom to hit me with a cruel double-whammy this past weekend by putting a NCAA tournament downtown, making thousands say in unison how much they love Providence, while in the midst of a presidential primary that suddenly […]
By Steve Ahlquist on March 21, 2016
Bill Deware has announced his candidacy for State Representative today in House District 54 – North Providence. He will be challenging incumbent William O’Brien in the Democratic Primary.
The way this works is that you find a friend who is your political opposite but still your friend and pledge to each other to vote for different third party candidates.
The war on public education includes union busting but also the destruction of teacher tenure.
This year Rhode Island’s Future is going to host a fortnightly column called Another World Is Possible. Using the popular socialist slogan as our guide, we are going to create twelve articles that deliver an in-depth description of what a socialist world would look like. There are plenty of writings on the internet that explain […]
By Lauren Niedel on March 2, 2016
What Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin let former President Bill Clinton, husband of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, get away with at the polls yesterday is inconceivable. Various accounts allege that Bill Clinton impeded people’s access to the polls and forced longer lines and unnecessary waiting times. The worst violations appear to have happened in New Bedford, an area where the RI contingent of the Sanders campaign had many volunteers canvassing.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Events, Featured, Massachusetts, National News, Politics, Video, White House | Tagged Angela Garcia, Bernie Sanders, bill clinton, hillary clinton, Maria Tomassia, martin walsh, Robert Malin, William Galvin | 2 Responses
By Chris Dollard on February 29, 2016
If you were in New Bedford during GOTV week, you wouldn’t even think that Bernie got crushed in South Carolina. If you saw the number of canvassers, or the Bernie fanatics waving signs on street corners and telling passersby to vote on Tuesday, you’d think that the campaign is thriving and full of positive energy. […]
By Andrew Stewart | Support this author via his Patreon! (http://tinyurl.com/hascpatreon) on February 28, 2016
In part two of our interview with Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst and commentator, he explains the role of China in the African continent and Syria. These two locations demonstrate the meaning of the multi-polar world theory and repudiate a good deal of the propaganda generated by the mainstream media.
By RI Future on February 26, 2016
The Warwick Progressive Democrats started a new book discussion group about social & economic justice. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in the small meeting room at the Warwick Public Library
By Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce on February 25, 2016
Remember last summer when the Attorney General took the Health Insurance Commissioner to court over her decision on Blue Cross rates for individuals? Well, there are now some encouraging signs that these two government agencies are ready to patch things up.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Attorney General, BCBSRI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, DirectPay, Health Insurance Commissioner, Mary Duffy Messier, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, OHIC, Peter Kilmartin | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart | Support this author via his Patreon! (http://tinyurl.com/hascpatreon) on February 25, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Eric Draitser. He is a geopolitical analyst and commentator whose work can be read in CounterPunch, RT television’s website, and a variety of other forums. He currently can be heard weekly delivering the podcast CounterPunch Radio.
By Harry Rix on February 20, 2016
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott The fix is in. The President is not elected by 105 million American voters. No, the President is selected by five Supreme Court justices. Justice Antonin Scalia writes that recounting Florida votes will “cast a cloud” over the election. […]
Posted in Civil Rights / Liberties, Criminal Justice, Defense, Elections, Featured, History, National News, News, Opinion, Politics, Republicans | Tagged Bush, Gore, political chicanery, Scalia, Scandal | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 19, 2016
Frances Fox Piven is a legend. Her work was instrumental in the creation of the welfare rights movement and the war on poverty. Last night, Piven gave a talk entitled “Strategic Voter Disenfranchisement: How Political Party Competition Shrinks the Electorate” at the RI Center for Justice
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Democrats, Events, Featured, History, Occupy, Politics, Republicans, Video, Voter ID, Women | Tagged Bernie Sanders, black lives matter, fight for 15, Frances Fox Piven, Occupy, RI Center for Justice, seiu, Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 18, 2016
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is a bit of an enigma. A progressive on issues like taxation, LGBTQ rights, gun control, marijuana reform and labor, he nevertheless has disappointed his secular constituents over his refusal to issue a Day of Reason or Darwin Day proclamation despite repeated requests.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Connecticut, Featured, History, Holidays, National News, News, Politics, Religion | Tagged Chris Murphy, Dannel Malloy, Darwin Day, Elizabeth Esty, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, Jason Heap, Jim Himes, National Day of Prayer, National Day of Reason, Richard Blumenthal, Roger Williams, The Bloudy Tenet of Persecution, United Coalition of Reason | 1 Response
By Andrew Stewart | Support this author via his Patreon! (http://tinyurl.com/hascpatreon) on February 18, 2016
When Elizabeth Warren took Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate, America got an old fashioned New Deal/Great Society liberal in one of the major seats of power. She has been a thorn in the side of her neoliberal colleagues for years and needs to stay there. Yet Sen. Alan Grayson, for reasons that should be […]
Posted in Activism, Business & Tech, Campaign 2016, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Congress, Democrats, Economy, National News, Politics, Women | Tagged Elizabeth Warren, Scalia, seattle | 2 Responses