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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 “Public not invited to a series of Woonsocket City Council meetings discussing sale of water to Invenergy”

  1. salgal

    Just say NO, people. Say NO to fossil fuels and to the cartel that plays us everyday that they stay in business. NO NO NO.

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  2. Fred

    “Invenergy, your people never will understand the way it works out here. You all just our guests, but you act like your at home. Let me tell you something partner, you ain’t home. But that’s where we are going to sent you if it harelips the governor.”

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  3. Fred

    Who controls these comment sections on this website, Russia?

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  4. Invenergy silently arrives in Woonsocket for closed city council meeting

    […] Woonsocket City Council held its second working group meeting since being sworn in, and once again, the public was not invited to attend. Instead, Invenergy’s director of development, John Niland, along with a coterie of suited […]

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