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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

5 responses to “Raimondo’s governor’s conference confronted over inaction on climate change”


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  2. Robert Malin

    The fossil free sign on letter that I read the action points on was posted by Peter Nightingale on our future. You can read the letter and sign-on. Or you can email for a copy.

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  3. Barry Schiller

    Speaking of “fossil-free” I was thinking if Phil Edmonds, the Red Bandana award winner for his gentle life of simplicity, kindness, and music/danse accomplishment, who in his acceptance remarks suggested folks ride a bike (closest to fossil free transport) or take a city bus. I wonder if anyone took his advice. No sign of it in this rally though transportation is the largest sector emitting greenhouse gases.

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  4. leftyrite

    Larsen C. Iceberg.

    If that’s a real name,

    you come from people greatly

    unto themselves,

    or greatly expansive to the world.

    In either event, I’m learning something.

    Your sign?

    Dug it the most,

    as Maynard G. Krebs would say.

    Check with Dad. He’ll tell ya.

    (I did dig it, though.)

    Dug your you–ness.

    Is that your real name?

    Eunice C. Iceberg!!?

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  5. leftyrite

    The Larsen C. Iceberg photo is particularly great.

    R.I. Future, particularly Steve, is overdue for a show.

    “We need bold, loving leaders now.”

    How about,

    “We ants need to get sensibilities

    and feel to the point of moral action.”

    That way, every boy and girl

    gets to be authentic.

    Oooooh. …, there’s an idea.

    The Moral Leadership Program.

    Call the caterers.

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