By Steve Rackett on July 10, 2017
Who is best suited to represent the ward? Well, it depends on what people are looking out for in a councilor and each of the candidates can pitch to different areas of interest.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged Daniel Chaika, East Side Community Alliance, Facebook, Jeremy Corbyn, Kevin Jackson, Labour Party, Mark Santow, Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council, Providence Ethics Board, Providence Teacher's Union, RI Future, RI NOW, Steve Ahlquist, twitter | 10 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 1, 2017
“We don’t know if he’s actually going to do it,” said Timmons Roberts about Trump “cancelling” the Paris Accords, “We’re waiting to hear. We think very well that he might. We’re here because we care enough to try to defend this important treaty…”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, International News, People, Photos, Science, Video | Tagged Brown University, Dave Gerraughty, donald trump, Energize RI, Energize RI Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act of 2017, greg gerritt, Kate Schapira, national grid, Paris climate accords, Rhode Island General Assembly, RI Future, Timmons Roberts, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 2, 2017
So is this just a shameless plug for $$$ ? Yes it is. Steve and Bob love what they do, and they would do it part time in between third shift dish washing jobs if they had too, but they’re hoping they don’t have to. They’re hoping that people reading this post, who have found our site valuable, might contribute some cash to our efforts.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 19, 2017
Dr. Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute of Brown University asks, ”What Does It Mean To Be a White Ally, and Why Does It Matter?”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Featured, Race & Racism | Tagged AFSC-SENE, American Friends Service Committee, Brown University, Emma Thomas, First Unitarian Church of Providence, Martha Yager, Michael Kennedy, ray kelly, RI Future, Showing Up for Racial Justice, SURJ, Watson Institute, White Noise Collective | Leave a response
By RI Future on March 2, 2017
RI Future will always bring you the most reliable news and opinion about social justice and progressive politics. But it’s a lot of work chasing politicians, activists and news tips all over the Ocean State, and we NEED your help to make ends meet.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 14, 2017
Activists with RI Jobs With Justice and the Childhood Lead Action Project held an informational picket outside US Rubber Mills to call attention to the serious health effects of lead exposure.
Posted in Activism, Corporate Greed, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Housing, Inequality, Labor, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Childhood Lead Action Project, Eagle Square, fuerza laboral, Michael Araujo, olneyville, Raul Figureroa, RI Future, RI Jobs with Justice, US Rubber Mills | 3 Responses
By Wendy Grossman on January 31, 2017
On Friday, January 20, 2017, at precisely 11:08 a.m., a thousand students from over eight public, charter, and private high-schools in Providence, Rhode Island, walked out of their classrooms, and poured into the streets for a unified march to the State House.
Posted in Featured | Tagged Alvarez High School, Central High School, Classical High School, New Urban Arts, providence student union, Providence Student Union Walk Out, PrSYM, RI Future, Steve Ahlquist, Young Voices, Youth in Action, Youth Pride, Zack Mezera | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 3, 2017
“[Providence Water] can easily provide [Invenergy] with water to meet their demand,” says Ricky Caruolo, general manager of Providence Water, “but it’s going to be a huge lift on their end designing a pipeline and getting the public to accept this project.”
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Woonsocket | Tagged Adler Pollock and Sheehan, Alan Shoer, apra, Brett Smiley, burrillville, Burrillville Town Council, Carissa Richard, David Ortiz, Emily Crowell, Energy Facility Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Greg Giasson, Invenergy, Joe Spremulli, John Niland, jorge elorza, lisa baldelli hunt, Michael McElroy, Nicole Pollock, Peter Pallozzi, Providence, Providence Water, Public Utilities Commission, puc, RI Future, Richard Beretta, Ricky Caruolo, Robin Muksian, Smithfield Water, Woonsocket, Woonsocket Water, X Access to Public Records Act | 4 Responses
By Bob Plain on November 25, 2016
RI Future is getting some national attention because we’ve built such a great news website, particularly adept at speaking truth to power and standing up for the powerless – something the Donald Trump moment is teaching millions of Americans we have a responsibility to do. @RIFuture Your website is a welcome map for other states, […]
By Steve Ahlquist on August 23, 2016
It’s nice to learn that GoLocal is learning about journalism from closely reading RI Future, but I think they might need a few more lessons.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Featured, Media, Opinion, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged General Assembly, GoLocalProv, jan malik, Jason Knight, John DeSimone, Kate Nagle, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, RI Future, Steve Ahlquist | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 8, 2016
The Burrillville Town Council opposes legislation moving through the State House that would give local residents greater say on the tax agreement between the town and the proposed fracked gas power plant. “The ill-conceived legislation before the General Assembly that purports to give residents a voice in the matter – in fact does the opposite,” said […]
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, David Place, dyana Koelsch, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Ian Donnis, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Laurie White, Matt Jerzyk, Michael Sabitoni, Paul Fogarty, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, RI Future | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on March 16, 2015
I need your help keeping RI Future afloat. For three years now, I’ve dedicated my life to creating and maintaining an informative and engaging news site to call attention and advocate for progressive issues in Rhode Island. We’ve had some important wins and some disappointing losses during that time. All the while, RI Future has […]
By Samuel G. Howard on June 17, 2012
So the other day I received this email shortly after an article I wrote appeared in RI Future (I’ve only edited it due to some sentence breaks: Sam; Publishing the contents of the OP discussion list serve on -line with links at RI Future blog is a violation of our safety/security policies. Of course, anyone is free […]
By Bob Plain on June 5, 2012
Three Rhode Island progressive authors will “battle it out” at Netroots Nation in what is being billed as “an idea free-for-all.” The meeting of the minds will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the fifth floor Rotunda of the Convention Center. Not only are all three published by Light Publications – billed as […]
By Bob Plain on May 15, 2012
To date, my new business plan for RI Future has consisted mostly of me wearing sweaters on cold nights and eating a lot of peanut butter and bread for meals. But this state’s only source of progressive news and information now needs a new computer. Since our readership is growing just as rapidly as the […]
By Bob Plain on April 19, 2012
The Providence Phoenix has given RI Future great press as of late. Last week, the profiled me as the new owner of this progressive news website and this week they profile Matt Jerzyk, a senior policy adviser to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and the founding father of RI Future whom they dub the state’s “blogfather.” […]
By Bob Plain on April 13, 2012
The Providence Phoenix wrote a really nice article about me and RI Future this week for its annual “Local Heroes” feature, and I thought it was worth sharing with you all, our loyal readers. Phoenix editor David Scharfenberg picked up on a really important point, I think, namely that, in RI Future is pretty much […]
By Bob Plain on March 12, 2012
Add Rep. Scott Guthrie, D – Coventry, to the list of legislators hoping to find additional revenue for the state through an increase in income taxes on Rhode Island’s richest residents. “By instituting a fourth tax bracket we could solve many of our immediate budget problems, the ones that include deciding if we should cut […]
By Bob Plain on March 12, 2012
It turns out there’s at least one more job Central Falls receiver Bob “Lord of the Pink Slip” Flanders would like to eliminate from the financially struggling city: mayor. As if temporarily eliminating democracy from Central Falls wasn’t enough, now he wants to permanently eliminate democratically elected mayors and replace the position with an appointed […]
By Bob Plain on February 27, 2012
Fresh off a redesign of our site, Rhode Island’s Future has a new owner/editor now, too. It’s me! Some of you may know me from my stint as the digital reporter/blogger for WPRO. I know it isn’t the most common career path to go from a right-leaning radio station to leftist-trumpeting website, so allow me […]