By Andrew Stewart on May 28, 2016
Over the last weekend, two local third parties had the opportunity to hear from their presidential candidates and showcase these candidates to a wider public. The Green Party of Rhode Island held their spring meeting to cast their nominations for a variety of candidates while Pat Ford and Tony Jones of The Coalition Radio Show […]
By Robert Malin on May 19, 2016
The caucus in Nevada has been an messy affair from the beginning. Being new to the caucus process, there has been any number of irregularities and confusion, and none of this has been helped by the corporate media “dog race” coverage. Instead the media has tried in earnest to make the Bernie Sanders campaign the equivalent […]
By Bob Plain on May 12, 2016
The “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity” is ensconced at the Community College of Rhode Island. Goldman Sachs, the too-big-too-fail Wall Street bank that crashed the American economy in 2008, has funded two state employees through its partnership with Governor Gina Raimondo on its 10,000 Small Businesses RI program. They share an […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 12, 2016
Ward 3 could vote for a candidate that both looks after our interests and doesn’t play fast and loose with his campaign cash. We could vote for a candidate that has not been accused of embezzlement. We could vote for a candidate that does not embarrass us but instead represents us.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Elections, Featured, Opinion, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged buddy cianci, Kevin Jackson, Marcus Mitchell, Rick Santorum, tax stabilization agreements, TSAs | 2 Responses
By Grant Metts on May 10, 2016
Just so you know, the overarching theme of the podcast is that we’re going to give you insights into the nature of existence that will depress you. As it happens, we seem to spend a lot of time talking about RI politics, because it’s such an insightful and depressing topic. Set your expectations accordingly…
By Claire Pimentel on May 9, 2016
Undocumented labor, faith and the student community called on parishioners of the parish and Speaker Mattiello to recognize the need for limited licenses for the undocumented community, and the need for the General Assembly to pass H7610.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Featured, Immigration, Politics | Tagged driver's licenses, h7610, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Immigration, Licenses for All, s2333, speaker mattiello | 1 Response
By Aaron Brett on May 9, 2016
Every night the “experts” on cable news explain how the Republican Party has failed to stop the unanticipated rise of Donald Trump. Everything on the excuse spectrum from simple ignorance to absolute culpability. They claim that the establishment Republicans did not take Trump seriously. His candidacy was looked at by many as an over the […]
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 […]
By Andrew Stewart on April 6, 2016
“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
By Andrew Stewart on March 22, 2016
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.
By Andrew Stewart on March 13, 2016
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.
By Andrew Stewart on March 9, 2016
The war on public education includes union busting but also the destruction of teacher tenure.
By Andrew Stewart on March 3, 2016
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 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.