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  • Providence City Council incentivizing the continued use and expansion of fossil fuels with Dominion tax deal
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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 “Providence City Council incentivizing the continued use and expansion of fossil fuels with Dominion tax deal”

  1. Greg Gerritt

    Tax breaks for millioniares is just plain stupid, and real estate tax breaks for millionaires is even stupider as all it does in create further economic inequality, thereby undermining the future prosperity of the ocmmunity. Tax breaks for fossil fuels ranks as among the stupides t things on the planet. But city governments are fools, they think tx breaks for the rich help, when all it does is undercut communities

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