By Steve Ahlquist on July 7, 2017
Things heated up when Democratic candidate Nirva LaFortune took Independent candidate Christopher Reynolds to task for his use of insensitive, racially charged language.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Video | Tagged CDHCR, Christopher Reynolds, Community Safety Act, Cristian Potter, CSA, Daniel Chaika, David Lallier, jorge elorza, Mark Santow, Nirva LaFortune, People Over Police, PERA, Providence External Review Authority, Randall Rose, Rhode Island Coalition to Defend Human and Civil Rights, RI Rights, Rochambeau Library | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2017
“…I don’t see Manning’s commutation as a victory,” said Coombs, “I see it as an unfortunate failure of military justice to do its job.”
Posted in Criminal Justice, Defense, Featured, International News, Justice, LGBTQ, National News | Tagged Barrack Obama, Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, Edward Fitzpatrick, Espionage Act, Fort Leavenworth, Presidential Commutation, Randall Rose, Roger Williams University School of Law | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2017
Friday evening’s Emergency Rally to Demand an Independent Investigation brought dozens of people concerned about the connections between President Donald Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russia out to Burnside Park in Providence Friday afternoon. Those in attendance demanded that Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse “refuse to give unanimous consent on any […]
Posted in Activism, Congress, Elections, Events, Featured, International News, National News, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Burnside Park, donald trump, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Indivisible RI, jack reed, Jane Tucker, Randall Rose, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island Working Families Party, Sheldon Whitehouse | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 6, 2017
“When Trump calls journalists ‘the enemies of the people’ he is evoking Joseph Stalin,” said Bryan Cahall, “When Bannon writes and Trump reads ‘America first’ he is invoking a pro-Nazi organization from over 80 years ago…”
Posted in Business, Climate, Energy, Featured, Florida, Immigration, International News, Media, National News, North Carolina, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, State House, Video, Voting Rights, Wisconsin | Tagged aaron regunberg, Blake Fillipi, Bryan Cahall, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, China, David Coughlin, Department of Energy, donald trump, Emoluments Clause, Gregory Waksmulski, Indivisible RI, Jane Tucker, Jonathan Jacobs, Justin price, Nuremberg principles, Randall Rose, Russia, Tim DeChristopher, Voter ID | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
Supporters of the bill angrily left the meeting room and before the night was over, Representative Arthur Corvese was backing away from the cruel, anti-immigrant bill he had introduced.
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Immigration, International News, Labor, National News, Photos, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged ACLU, Arthur Corvese, Blake Filippi, cale keable, carlos tobon, donald trump, east bay citizens for peace, Emily Jones, fair, Federation for American Immigration Reform, fuerza laboral, Georgia Hollister-Isman, House Judiciary, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, J Molina Flynn, james diossa, Jason Knight, Jim Kelly, John Wesley, Jonathan Jacobs, jorge elorza, Learning Community Charter School, Mary Pendergast, Michael Araujo, Randall Rose, Raul Figueroa, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America, Rhode Island Public Defenders Office, riile, RIPDA, Robert Nardolillo, Rodrigo Pimentel, Roger Williams, Sanctuary cities, Sarah Friedman, Sheila Resseger, Shelby Maldonado, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Stacia Huyler, Stephenie Gonzales, Steven Brown, Susan Walker, terry gorman, Working Families Party | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 16, 2016
“We oppose the damaging idea of moving the state’s bus hub to a worse location far from downtown, and pushing people without homes into other parts of Providence without adequate services.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Featured, Homelessness, Poverty, Providence, Transportation | Tagged Burnside Park, kennedy plaza, Occupy Providence, Randall Rose, RIPTA Riders Alliance | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on December 15, 2015
Did the General Assembly, when they voted to force the RIPTA board to increase the fares on the most vulnerable, think about the people whose lives will be ruined? Even if this entire issue goes away over the next weeks and months, did the Senators and Representatives who voted for this think about the stress they inflicted on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the homeless?
Posted in Class Warfare, Homelessness, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Transportation | Tagged General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Peter Alviti, Randall Rose, RIPTA, RIPTA Riders Alliance | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 20, 2015
Willa Truelove, of the State Rehabilitation Council, pointed out that it is “about to be really cold” which will create mobility issues for people who would normally use the bus to travel. These people, says Truelove, “cannot afford to pay another dime.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Homelessness, Poverty, Rhode Island, Transportation, Video | Tagged Donald Anderson, Lee Ann Byrne, Randall Rose, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, RIPTA, RIPTA Riders Alliance, Scott Avedisian, Senior Agenda Coalition of RI, William Flynn | 11 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on September 23, 2015
A small group of protestors from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds repeated their opposition to the proposed methane gas power plant in Burrillville. Simultaneous with this event, Governor Raimondo welcomed the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves. Among the protesters was Randall Rose of Occupy Providence, Dr. Peter Nightingale of the University of […]
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Featured, Politics | Tagged Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Cape Verde, Gina Raimondo, pope francis, Randall Rose, Robert Malin, Spectra Energy, Spectra Energy Compressor Station, spectra pipeline | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 12, 2015
Randall Rose, member of Rhode Island Coalition to Defend Human and Civil Rights, said “Although drones do have legitimate and important uses, Rhode Islanders’ quality of life will suffer if inadequately regulated drones become widespread. Except in an emergency, drones should not be allowed to collect personally identifiable or re-identifiable information on residents without their consent.
By Steve Ahlquist on April 28, 2015
“Providence is not a minor league city,” said Asher Schofield, “We are what we dream ourselves to be. What we want to be. And we want to be major league. These are antiquated notions, the idea of public financing of private enterprise. This [deal] is not the grand notion that we need to have as a city moving forward… These minor league aspirations are beneath us.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Events, Featured, National News, News, Photos, Politics, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, Sports, State House, Taxes, Video | Tagged capital good fund, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Fred Ordonez, Gina Raimondo, green party, greg gerritt, James Skeffington, Larry Girouard, lauren niedel, Medicaid, Occupy Providence, Pat Ford, PawSox, Progressive Democrats of Rhode Island, Randall Rose, Republican Party, Rhode Island Sierra Club, RI Taxpayers, ri tea party, Roland Gauvin, Steven Frias | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2015
Protesters describe the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as “a corporate power grab disguised as a trade deal.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Featured, International News, National News | Tagged David Cicilline, Occupy Providence, Pat Fontes, Randall Rose, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RI Sierra Club, Robert Malin, Susan Walker, tpp, Trans Pacific Partnership | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on November 21, 2014
Randall Rose and members of the RI Coalition to Defend Human and Civil Rights held a protest outside the US Marshal’s offices in the Federal Building in downtown Providence against the aerial surveillance of cellphones.