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LIVE from Providence: Netroots Nation news roundup for Friday, June 8th, 2012

As of this evening, we are now more than halfway through Net­roots Nation 2012. Here’s a roundup of some of the arti­cles the tra­di­tion­al media has pub­lished about the con­ven­tion since yes­ter­day: WRNI, Prov­i­dence’s local Nation­al Pub­lic Radio (NPR) sta­tion, has a report on Net­roots Nation’s open­ing day. WPRI, the city’s CBS affil­i­ate, talked to […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Events, Live Coverage, Our Environment

LIVE from Providence: Saving Public Transportation: A Matter of Social Justice

Although it seems like the ear­ly after­noon (still on West Coast time), it’s as good a time as any to talk about the nation­al pat­tern on defund­ing pub­lic trans­porta­tion and tran­sit’s place as a social jus­tice issue. This pan­el was a reminder about work which is being done back in Wash­ing­ton state by the Transit […]

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LIVE from Providence: Educational Opportunity & Economic Dignity

How is edu­ca­tion­al equal­i­ty linked to the eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion on the ground? I came to this dis­cus­sion between the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers and Ilyse Hogue of the Nation. Like many of the pan­els so soon after the Wis­con­sin recall, con­ver­sa­tion start­ed out about the attacks which have been made against unions, and the fact […]