Will Emmons

Will Emmons thinks they should start calling her Powerwoman instead of Powergirl. She's the Chair of the Justice Society and she's been around since the '70s. He also wants to join Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Sam is clearly one of the top ten most bad ass superheroes. He hopes his friends don't think he's a sell out for joining a government-sponsored superhero team. He also knows that the coolest two regular members of the Justice League are the Flash and Zatanna.

Ammanuel Santa Anna’s final show w the Nice Ups

Tonight tonight tonight is your last chance to catch Providence’s own Ammanuel Santa Anna in the skankeriffic local ska sensation the Nice Ups before he leaves us FOREVER for Colorado. They’ll be playing tonight at the Living Room with the Jerk Tones and some band that has the last surviving Ramone in it. Doors at

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Federal Headache for Brown Psychiatrist

By: Lissa Jean Remember the good ol’ days? When a crooked doctor could pocket thousands of dollars from a sleazy drug company, and not worry about attracting the attention of Congress? Well, according to several pharma blogs those innocent times are coming to and end. The Senate Finance Committee is preparing to investigate Dr. Martin

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Bad News for Working Families

Providence Business News reports big cuts to wages and health care in the Laborers’ International Union of North American Local 1033’s–the biggest union in town–new contract with the city.  Remember, lower wages and inaccessible health care for union workers means lower wages and inaccessible health care for everyone who works for a living:  The City of Providence

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Brown professor helps recreate raucous protest speeches of the ’60s

July 19th marked the most recent performance in the Port Huron Project, brainchild of Brown professor Mark Tribe. At the library of UC San Diego, an actor performed a famous antiwar speech by Chicano labor leader César Chávez (right): On May 2, 1971, about 200 uniformed police surrounded the perimeter of Exposition Park while 30-odd

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Press Conference in response to last night’s raids

An update for Dave’s coverage of last night’s immigration raids that took janitors across the state–RI Jobs with Justice and others are holding a press conference in about half an hour to respond to last night’s events: Last night ICE detained 31 people as they got to work. Stand together today to say we won’t

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