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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 “Save the Bay’s Jonathan Stone on National Grid, LNG and environmental activism”

  1. PinkHatLib

    “When I hear people say that Save the Bay’s opposition to the Hess Facility was based on the effect the facility would have on rich people with sailboats but that Save the Bay is silent when the issue is the health effects on poor people in Washington Park, what should I say?”

    Perhaps you should say the same thing you say when people point out that this blog joined with the polluting special interests in supporting the industrial zoning that allows scrapyards, asphalt plants, and hazardous waste processing companies to operate on the hospital adjacent waterfront north of Thurbers Avenue.

    Those posts are no longer available on this site, but you can still find the grateful posts on the Polluting Waterfront blog…
    http://providenceworkingwaterfront.org/index.php/2008/11/21/there-is-no-profit-in-silence/

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  2. m. bessette

    There’s a serious flaw in thinking that a distribution company’s hands are clean if they’re not actually doing the dirty work of extracting the gas or oil. If anything, the NGs of the world have made the fossil-fuel est.’s life extension possible by shaping their own business strategies around the latter’s aggressive and destructive extractivism. Yet this type of naïve complicity on the part of environmentalists is, in no small part, why the stakes are so dire now.

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