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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

5 responses to “Proposed Burrillville power plant proves a windfall for Woonsocket Mayor Baldelli-Hunt”

  1. salgal

    It was a public forum, correct? How does Jalette get to referee? Didn’t the mayor take questions from the public? FREE SPEECH??? ACCESS to a public figure???

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  2. Kcinri

    November 3rd, River Falls, 6-9 PM, great, we’ll all be there!

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    […] with Providence Water, Invenergy has a made a big push into Woonsocket, beginning with some large donations to the campaign of Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. Currently, the Woonsocket Town Council is […]

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    […] donated at least $2400, around the same time that the law firm Adler, Pollock and Sheehan (APS) donated at least $1000, to Baldelli-Hunt’s re-election […]

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