Social Justice

Providence v Providence

For those who missed it during the big game, this was a nice commercial with a hometown flavor: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMf5cCDy1I] But, us being whiny liberals and all, it provides us with the opportunity to highlight Coke’s record of facilitating human rights violations, and complicity in the murders of several union activists: Listed below are union leaders […]

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Tomorrow night: ‘Venus, Priests and Superwomen’

Over at RIFuture, Kim gives us a heads-up on the film screening: Tomorrow night (Sunday, 1/27), is the Premier of Venus, Priests, and Superwomen, a documentary about censorship and the banning of the Vagina Monologues at Providence College. The film examines the varied and conflictive perspectives concerning the play’s censorship at Providence College and also

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Kicking ass for the working class

Now this is some great news: For the first time in the past quarter of a century, in 2007 U.S. unions increased their share of membership among workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual union membership report released today. Unions added about 310,000 members last year, raising the unionized share of the

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Council might sue state over education funding

The City Council is prepping a potential law suit against the state, to try to secure equitable education funding. It’s hired East Side lawyer, and former Prov School Board member, Sam Zurier to research a case: “The issue is whether the current funding to Providence is appropriate given the constitutional requirements,” Zurier said. “The Constitution

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Jobs

Notice of two jobs openings just landed in our inbox: Marriage Equality Rhode Island: Marriage Equality Rhode Island is currently seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Development and Communications to raise money, develop and manage donor relationships, and direct and implement the organization’s communications strategies and public relations activities. More at MERI’s website. Direct Action for

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