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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

3 responses to “Burrillville residents speak at Woonsocket City Council meeting to prevent water sale to Invenergy”

  1. EFSB sentences Burrillville to 90 days of existential uncertainty

    […] 30 days to find an alternative source. They were granted a 30 day extension 30 days ago and despite negotiating with Woonsocket for the water needed to oil the power plant, nothing concrete was presented at today’s […]

  2. Burrillville Town Council about to have its Gaspee moment

    […] may have occurred since then. We know from statements made at the October 3 Woonsocket Town Council meeting that these discussions were not about siting the plant in Woonsocket. These discussions, assumed to […]

  3. Public not invited to a series of Woonsocket City Council meetings discussing sale of water to Invenergy

    […] was the city councilor who helped expose the secret meetings that took place between Invenergy officials and the office of Woonsocket Mayor […]

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