By Steve Ahlquist on April 25, 2016
The best and the worst that Rhode Island has to offer was on display during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit Monday.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Immigration, National News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged DARE, direct action for rights and equality, donald trump, PrYSM, White Noise Collective | 7 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 11, 2016
“The ACLU is very disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Caleb Chafee case. We believe it fails to give sufficient weight to the important public interest in monitoring police investigations of high-profile cases.”
Posted in Civil Rights / Liberties, Criminal Justice, Featured, Media, News, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, Amanda Milkovits, caleb chafee, Lincoln Chafee, Providence Journal | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 10, 2016
After the opening celebrations, Sanders supporters got to work, clipboards in hand, canvassing for Sanders. This is a campaign that knows it needs an excellent ground game if they’re going to take this state in just over two weeks, so they’re wasting no time.
By Steve Ahlquist on April 4, 2016
What is solitary confinement, really? Can any of us who have not experienced it truly understand it? Four former RI inmates tell their stories as they plead for reforms.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Criminal Justice, News, People, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, Black and Pink, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Harold Metts, Jessica Gonzalez, John Prince, JoseDavi Lamoso, Osiris | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2016
The STEP-UP Network, a coalition of community groups, asks, “”Why is there a fundraiser for a mayor who is not serving the whole city?”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Democrats, Elections, Events, Featured, Labor, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Video, Youth | Tagged American Friends Service Committee, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, jorge elorza, Jorrell Kaykay, Malchus Mills, Mike Araujo, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, STEP-UP Network, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | Leave a response
Millennial-based orgs praise RI Senate leaders for supporting proposal to regulate and tax marijuana
By Regulate RI on March 23, 2016
In a letter to Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and his colleagues on Tuesday, the Young Democrats of Rhode Island and Students for Sensible Drug Policy thanked the senators for backing legislation that would ‘dramatically enhance Rhode Island’s ability to protect teens, retain graduates, attract young professionals, and create opportunities for a new generation of entrepreneurs’
Posted in Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Economy, Featured, marijuana reform, Rhode Island, State House, Youth | Tagged and Taxation Ac, Control, Dominick Ruggerio, Marijuana, Michael Beauregard, Patrick Shea, regulation, Shmuel Barkan, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Young Democrats of Rhode Island | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 18, 2016
“If Memorial closes,” said a mother planning to deliver in June, “my choices will be to have a home birth, which I do not want, or go to Cambridge. There is no other place offering the options I want.”
Posted in Class Warfare, corporate greed, Featured, Health Care, Labor, News, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged Ana Novais, Care New England, Chris Callaci, Gina Raimondo, james diossa, kenny alston, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Reverse Certificate of Need, Rhode Island Department of Health, RIDOH, Women & Infants | Leave a response
By Chenae Bullock on March 16, 2016
Providence, Rhode Island is one of 42 cities that will participate in a global fundraising initiative bringing together the Hip-Hop community in solidarity and support for the people of Flint and in partnership with the non-profit Price of Peace Missionary Baptist Church.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Environment, Events, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Music, National News, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Youth | Tagged Chenae Bullock, Flint, Hip Hop 4 Flint, Lead, Price of Peace Missionary Baptist Church | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 14, 2016
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced plans for a 1.4 mile “Enhanced Transit Corridor” in Downtown Providence.
Posted in Climate Change, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Don Rhodes, Enhanced Transit Corridor, Gina Raimondo, jorge elorza, RI Department of Transportation, ridot, RIPTA Riders Alliance | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 10, 2016
To see the power of Sander’s campaign up close, even at a micro-scale, is revelatory. Sanders says he is leading a political revolution. Sometimes I actually find myself believing that.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Events, Featured, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged Bernie Sanders, David Sears, hillary clinton, Joseph McNamara, lauren niedel, Linda Ujifusa, Nellie Gorbea, Roland Gauvin, Sally Mendzela | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 10, 2016
Organized by the Coalition to Save Memorial Hospital Birthing Center, nurses, community members and mothers toting young children carried signs and were enthusiastically supported by passing motorists blaring their horns.
Posted in Activism, cities and towns, Class Warfare, corporate greed, Events, Featured, Health Care, Labor, News, Photos, reproductive freedom, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Birthing Center at Memorial Hospital, Care New England, Coalition to Save Memorial Hospital Birthing Center, RI Department of Health, RIDOH, Rita Brennan, UNAP Local 5082 | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2016
The Concerned Alumni of Mount Saint Charles Academy have been invited by school’s president, Herve Richer, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of accommodating tans students. They also report that the language regarding the non-admission of trans students has been omitted from the school’s website.
By Andrew Stewart on March 9, 2016
The war on public education includes union busting but also the destruction of teacher tenure.
By Bella Robinson on March 8, 2016
So far we have surveyed 43 New England Sex Workers. Some of the most interesting findings thus far are that 77 percent of respondents reported that they have never tried reporting a crime while working in the sex industry. For those who did try making a report to the police, 77 percent said the police did not take their report. 4 percent were arrested while trying to report a crime.
Posted in Featured, Sex workers, Social Services, Women, Youth | Tagged Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, COYOTE RI, CSEC, DayOneRI, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Sara Eckhoff, Steve Morley | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 7, 2016
Baha pointed out that Syrian refugee Bdoor Ghazala, who is pregnant, will soon give birth to a United States citizen. “So your son could become a US president,” he said. As his words were translated there were smiles, wonderment and laughter throughout the room.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Immigration, International News, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged Baha Sadr, Dorcas International Institute of RI, Noor J Memon, Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center, Sterk Zaza | Leave a response
By Bella Robinson on March 6, 2016
I emailed DayOne at least a dozen times, providing them with research and policies that could be put in place to keep our youth out of the sex industry, reduce sex trafficking and reduce violence toward sex workers.
They did not respond to my emails.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Featured, Sex workers, Women, Youth | Tagged Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics, COYOTE RI, DayOneRI, Polaris Project, Safe Harbor Laws | 6 Responses
By Bob Plain on March 6, 2016
YouthPride reached out to Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonoskcet “to offer information and professional development on best practices for supporting transgender students.”
By Steve Ahlquist on March 5, 2016
Organizers AJ Metthe and Anthony Maselli scheduled the event to coincide with MSCA’s entrance exam for prospective students. Parents and children considering the school would be made very aware of the exclusionary policy.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Education, Events, Featured, LGBT, National News, Photos, Religion, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Mount Saint Charles Academy, transgender students | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
The policy was put in place for the simple reason that Mount Saint Charles feels that its facilities do not presently provide the school with the ability to accommodate transgender students.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
If you’re reading about the policy at Mount Saint Charles Academy that’s banning trans students from attending their school and feeling angry or sad because there’s nothing you can do to combat this bigotry, well, feel better, because I’ve got some ideas.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Education, Events, Health Care, LGBT, National News, Religion, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Herve Richer, Mount Saint Charles Academy, transgender students | 2 Responses