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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

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    […] wasted no time in referring back to the first presentation of the day, conducted by John Smolen, on behalf of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships […]

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    […] Ezovski is also an advisor to the energy astroturfing group the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy and sits on the Commission to Study the Upgrade of Facilities by Encouraging Private Investment in Qualifying Projects, which is a legislative commission in Rhode Island seeking to sell off control of public assets to private companies. I’ve written about that here. […]

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