By Steve Ahlquist on September 2, 2016
“Providence needs the Community Safety Act because without it we feel unsafe,” said campaign coordinator Vanessa Flores-Maldonado.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Inequality, News, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, gang database, Justice, Malcus Mills, Providence City Council, Providence Police Department, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, RI Jobs with Justice, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 16, 2015
Providence became one of over 200 cities to participate in a “National Day of Action to Fight for $15.” In a two hour march through downtown Providence, nearly 100 workers and activists visited businesses engaged in wage theft, low pay and anti-unionization efforts.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Labor, National News, Photos, Rhode Island | Tagged Carmen Castillo, DARE, Direct Actions for Rights & Equality, fight for 15, fuerza laboral, Gourmet Heaven, jesse strecker, jorge elorza, Malcus Mills, Michael Araujo, Phoebe Gardener, procaccanti group, Providence Hilton Hotel, Providence Renaissance, Restaurant Opportunities Center of RI, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, santa brito, tax stabilization, Unite Here Local 217, wage theft | 2 Responses
By Bob Plain on April 15, 2015
Fast food workers, restaurant servers, victims of wage theft, victims of police abuse, labor unions and elected officials will march together in Providence today in a national day of action in the Fight for $15, a nationwide effort to improve working conditions for fast food workers, and others. The local march starts at 4pm, at […]
By Steve Ahlquist on December 2, 2014
“I say it’s dangerous being a youth these days. because not only do you have to worry about gangs, not only do you have to worry about drug dealers and all that but you also have to worry about police officers who should be protecting you from those elements treating you like you’re one of them.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Events, Featured, National News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Women | Tagged Camilo Viveiros, DARE, fossil free ri, George Wiley Cener, Joe Buchanan, lauren niedel, Malcus Mills, Mary Kay Harris, NAACP, Occupy Providence, Peter Nightingale, ri progressive democrats, Rosa Parks, Sheila Wilhelm | 9 Responses