August 15, 2021

Activists block entrance to Raytheon’s Portsmouth facility

Two people attached themselves to automobiles to block the main entrance. Other activists stood nearby holding banners...

July 30, 2021

RI Black Business Association issues state a failing grade after Disparity Report release

“Why did it take them this long [to release the Disparity Report],” asked RIBBA’s Executive Director Lisa...

July 27, 2021

PVD’s Pension Working Group membership skews right-wing, anti-worker

I noticed that you have groups like RIPEC and the Providence Chamber that are notoriously anti-worker when...

July 26, 2021

RI Poor People’s Campaign demands support from Senators Reed and Whitehouse

“We are here because this is the season of non-violent direct action,” said Pamela Poniatowski, one the...

June 25, 2021

Bonnet Shores Fire District election night: Tradition, Swamp Yankees and archaic voting laws

It was explained that five positions were open on the Council, two two-year terms and three three...

June 20, 2021

Reclaim RI responds to House budget that refuses to increase taxes on the one percent

“There is still time for the Assembly to do the right thing, and we hope that our...

June 20, 2021

Speaker Shekarchi on the 2022 budget: Tax cuts, affordable housing and more

Speaker Shekarchi said he is careful about the tax structure because “I don’t want to drive businesses...

June 15, 2021

Advocates press Speaker Shekarchi to increase taxes on the one percent

“In 2006, Governor Carcieri cut taxes on the wealthiest Rhode Islanders,” noted Martinez Youngs. “Because of these...

May 20, 2021

General Assembly passes good unemployment insurance legislation for the wrong reason

Republicans (and many Democrats, sadly) are saying that unemployment benefits are too good, and that people are...