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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 “DARE smashes piñatas in protest against high rents, evictions and public subsidies for luxury housing”

  1. Sally Jane Wilson

    What a wonderfully creative and effective protest! I know there are some social justice groups that give awards to local activist groups. DARE is truly deserving, and their cause is righteous! Thanks for shining the light again, Steve!
    P.S. There is no longer a Patreon button on your articles.

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  2. salgal

    I gotta say, DARE is ON FIRE! As good as it gets. A highly creative, artful, powerful, laser focused event. Right place. Right time. Perfect banners. Props and all!

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