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Steve Ahlquist is an award-winning journalist, writer, artist and founding member of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a non-profit group dedicated to reason, compassion, optimism, courage and action. The views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of any organization of which he is a member.

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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

2 responses to “Army practices urban warfare in Providence and Newport, angering residents”

  1. ‘We thought we were dying!’ Rhode Island residents left terrified after secret special-forces exercise sees helicopters cutting up tree branches and EXPLOSIONS going off near their homes | Breaking News Time | Live News | Current News | Fast N

    […] RI uploaded a video, shared on RI Future, that shows furious residents arguing with an Army representative who identifies himself as […]

  2. salgal

    A helicopter came so low, and slow, over my house that I went into the hall in case they were going to flash lights into the room. The sound was absolutely frightening. Was it going to crash? Was it looking someone in my yard??? This was followed by what sounded like machine gun fire possible at the RIC athletic fields.

    I had received a cut & paste of the notification flier which I reposted. No one, from any community that commented, knew squat about it. No advance notice.

    What’s the deal with terrorizing urban neighborhoods in the middle of the night? What are they “training” for?

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