By Jonathan Jacobs on July 24, 2016
As the landscapes of media and communication continue to evolve, the lines between news, opinion and entertainment are blurring quicker than society can vet facts. Thus, there seems to be confusion over what is unsafe and what is uncomfortable. While the two concepts are not mutually exclusive, it is imperative to understand that neither are […]
By Steve Ahlquist on July 23, 2016
Though the recent DNC email Wikileaks dump seems to show that high level DNC operatives work working for Clinton, in violation of party rules, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea does not seem to have been involved.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democratic National Convention, Democrats, Elections, Featured, National News, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Voting | Tagged Bernie Sanders, Democratic National Committee, dnc, Eric Walker, Erin Wilson, Gina Raimondo, hillary clinton, Luis Miranda, Nellie Gorbea, Nicole Lagace, Pratt Wiley, Raul Alvillar, RI Board of Elections, Wikileaks | 6 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on July 13, 2016
“Let the revolution continue,” Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, told RI Future in an exclusive interview yesterday, hours after Bernie Sanders conceded defeat in campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “We are Plan B for Bernie,” she said, “As Bernie himself said, it’s a movement, not a man!” Stein, who will […]
By Steve Ahlquist on July 13, 2016
Mayor Jorge Elorza has a chance to do the right thing today. After everything he said about Buddy Cianci and the political culture of corruption during his campaign, allowing John Carnevale to run would be a betrayal.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Events, Featured, News, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged buddy cianci, John Carnevale, John DeSimone, jorge elorza, Providence Board of Canvassers, Providence City Hall | Leave a response
By Lauren Niedel on July 3, 2016
Glocester, a small town nestled in the woods of northwest Rhode Island and mostly ignored by all political candidates, the General Assembly and the rest of the state’s population except maybe around the 4th of July for our irreverent Ancients and Horribles Parade. So much of what is good about Glocester shows itself every July 4th.
By Andrew Stewart on June 26, 2016
The Green Party of Rhode Island, founded in March 1992 and one of the oldest Green Parties in the United States, will be visiting the Secretary of State’s office on June 27, 2016 so to submit their party’s candidate, expected to be Dr. Jill Stein, to be placed on the ballot in this coming election […]
By Andrew Stewart on June 22, 2016
Most observers today are of the opinion that, while Bernie Sanders ran an admirable campaign and certainly mobilized a mass of people, it is obvious after the California primary that the senator from Vermont is not going to win the nomination. In response, the voices in the progressive media, such as Juan Gonzalez at Democracy […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 21, 2016
Despite the NRA paying a record fine for making illegal campaign donations to Rhode Island politicians, to date, not one current office holder in the state has seen fit to return the money. The National Rifle Association (NRA) was fined by the RI Board of Elections for funneling illegal donations to RI politicians, including House […]
Posted in Elections, Featured, Gun Control, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Domenic Ruggerio, General Assembly, jan malik, Jason Knight, Joseph McNamara, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Michael McCaffrey, National Rifle Association, Nicholas Mattiello, NRA, NRA Political Victory Fund PAC, Peter Kilmartin, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America, RI Board of Elections, RI Democratic Party, Sam Bell | 1 Response
By Senator James Sheehan on June 20, 2016
This ethics amendment is a good and sound measure. I firmly believe that it will help us restore a modicum of the peoples’ trust in their elected assemblymen and women. In light of recent events, this amendment could not come at a better time.
By Andrew Stewart on June 16, 2016
Mia Ackerman is doing the bidding of our local branch of the Israel lobby by promoting a bill, H7736, that is engineered to scuttle the efforts of those who would like to boycott Israel. Anyone who is still apologizing for Israel following the recent pograms in Gaza, Bibi Netanyahu spiting the most powerful schwartze in […]
By Harry Rix on June 15, 2016
After 400 years of terror, isn’t it time for all Christians to speak out against ‘Radical Christian Extremism?’ Slavery was terrorism: Plantations were concentration camps. The Native American genocide was terrorism: The Trail of Tears was a death march. Hangings by slave patrols and the Ku Klux Klan were terrorism: These murders—often perpetrated or approved by white ‘Christians’—were intended to grieve, horrify and intimidate blacks.
Posted in Civil Rights / Liberties, Featured, History, Immigration, LGBT, National News, Opinion, Politics, Race & Racism, Religion, Republicans | Tagged Islamophobia, love, Muslims, Radical Muslim Extremists, terror attacks, terrorism, truth | Leave a response
By John McDaid on June 12, 2016
There were two things every speaker at yesterday’s Rhode Island State Democratic Convention mentioned in their remarks: the horrific attack in Orlando and the importance of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Nearly 200 members of the RI State Democratic Committee, elected officials, pledged delegates, delegate candidates, and several dozen Bernie supporters gathered at the Rhode Island Shriners […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 10, 2016
In the case of YPI, the Speaker said that he had heard the suggestion that, “guidance counselors in the school are in fact providing [these services]. Not specifically [for LGBTQ youth] but it’s something that is being addressed through other means.”
Posted in Campaign 2016, Class Warfare, Featured, LGBT, News, Politics, Poverty, Rhode Island, Social Services, State Budget, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged community grants, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, John DeSimone, Marvin Abney, Nicholas Mattiello, OIC, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Youth Pride Inc, Youth Pride Inc. (YPI, YPI | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 9, 2016
“Mike Wood and the town council have faced the town’s disgust at their actions and now they desperately seek a way to make their problem mine,” said Representative Cale Keable.
Posted in Campaign 2016, cities and towns, Climate Change, corporate greed, Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Politics, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged cale keable, Invenergy, Michael Wood, Oleg Nikolyszyn, Paul Fogarty | 1 Response
By Jewish Voice for Peace Rhode Island on June 9, 2016
There is a growing movement of conscience to use boycotts as a peaceful strategy against the human rights violations imposed by Israel against the Palestinian people. This House Bill as proposed would itself discriminate against those have taken a principled stance for justice and international principles of human rights.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Featured, International News, National News, Politics, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged BDS, israel, Jewish Voice for Peace Rhode Island, Mia Ackerman, palestine | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 7, 2016
Bell alleges that when O’Brien ran for office in 2009 and 2011, he failed to file his first two required financial disclosure statements. Candidates are required to file financial disclosure statement for the preceding year.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Featured, Labor, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Voting | Tagged Bill Deware, Raymond Gallison, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA, Sam Bell, William O'Brien | 1 Response
By Andrew Stewart on June 5, 2016
The Champ is gone. On June 3, 2016, Muhammad Ali, considered by many to be the greatest boxer to ever step into the ring, died in Arizona at age 74 following a long battle with Parkinson’s contracted from head trauma sustained in his career. Since his retirement in the early 1980’s, Ali had shied away […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2016
“The tipping point for me to run,” said Delmenico, “was when the House Oversight Committee cancelled the hearings regarding 38 Studios and decided to look the other way, leaving us in the dark and footing the bill for millions.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Featured, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, House Oversight Committee, Leadership Rhode Island, Nicholas Delmenico, Patricia A. Serpa | 5 Responses
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 […]