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Human Rights Watch Update: Iran Canada Seychelles

  Updates from Human Rights Watch: UN Rights Council: Renew Iran MandatesMaintain Special Rapporteur and Fact-Finding Mission The United Nations Human Rights Council should renew the mission of the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Iran and the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, 43 Iranian and International organizations including Human Rights Watch[Read More…]

by March 23, 2024

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Statement Regarding the Deadly Family Violence in Warwick, Rhode Island

  From The Rhode Island Coalition Against Deadly Violence (RICADV): We are filled with grief over the devastating loss of a young child in Warwick, Rhode Island, whose life was taken yesterday by a horrific act of violence with a firearm. The child was killed by his father, who also[Read More…]

by March 23, 2024

Houthis Demolish Yemeni Home with Explosives / Video: UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, Speaks to the UN Security Council.

Civilians Reported Killed, Dozens Injured; Some Still Under the Rubble From: Human Rights Watch: On March 19, 2024, Houthi authorities detonated a house with explosives in Radaa in al-Bayda governorate, reportedly killing civilians and injuring dozens. Among those killed were children and nine members from one family, according to media reports. More[Read More…]

by March 21, 2024

Grebien Administration Holds $3.2 Million of Rhode Island Department of ED School Funding Hostage. For Payroll? For Stadium?

  Dear Superintendent Royal:  This morning (3-18-24) we confirmed RI Department of Education (RIDE) has processed a payment through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network to Pawtucket in the amount of $3,277,337. The description and agency notation on the statement denotes the $3.2M is a Housing Aid distribution. Please be[Read More…]

by March 19, 2024

It’s Official: The City of Pawtucket is Broke. City Suspends School Construction Contractors Payments. Letter to School Superintendent Included.

Despite Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien’s cheerful prognostications, the City of Pawtucket is suspending payments to School Construction Contractors, most notably the Baldwin School Project. It is expected, based on background conversations, that Baldwin construction will cease immediately. The Coalition has consistently maintained, given the behavior of the City, that the[Read More…]

by March 18, 2024

RI Department of State, Gregg Amore Reminds Voters of Start of Early Voting Period for Presidential Preference Primary (English/Spanish)

RI Department of State Reminds Voters of Start of Early Voting Period for Presidential Preference Primary   Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore and the RI Department of State Elections Division are today reminding eligible voters that early voting begins tomorrow, March 13, 2024, and continues through April 1.Eligible voters[Read More…]

by March 13, 2024

3 Southern New England Congressmen Included, as Jewish Dems Unveil 30 House & Senate Endorsements Across Country

    Jewish Organization Pledges to Mobilize Jewish Voters to Win Elections   3 Southern New England Congressmen, Jake Auchincloss, (MA-04), Gabe Amo, (RI-01), and Seth Magaziner, (RI-02) were among 30 House Representatives & Senators to receive formal endorsements for re-election from SuperPAC The Jewish Democratic Council of America this[Read More…]

by March 11, 2024

Sudan War Risks Creating World’s Largest Hunger Crisis: UN World Food Program Director Cindy McCain

  Sudan’s war has shattered millions of lives and created the world’s largest displacement crisis. Now this catastrophe also risks becoming the world’s largest hunger crisis, unless fighting stops, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Cindy McCain warns today as she concludes a visit to South Sudan,[Read More…]

by March 10, 2024

Amnesty International: Sudan-Internet Shutdown Threatens Delivery of Humanitarian & Emergency Services

  From Amnesty International:   A near total communication blackout in Sudan following all network and internet shutdowns in early February poses serious risks to the coordination of emergency assistance and humanitarian services to millions of people caught up in the conflict, Amnesty International said today. The continued shutdown has[Read More…]

by March 9, 2024

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Receives Sweden’s NATO Instruments of Accession Before Meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson

  On March 7, 2024, the Kingdom of Sweden formally entered the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with Sweden presenting United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken the “Instruments of Accession”. From Byjus.com: An instrument of accession is a formal document that acknowledges a state’s consent to an existing[Read More…]

by March 9, 2024