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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

3 responses to “PVD City Council sends anti-power plant resolution to committee”

  1. Johnnie

    The whole State of RI knows that the mayor and town council in Johnston had a five minute meeting in which they voted without discussion to sell water to Invenergy. They announced the meeting and its agenda on the Secretary of State’s website and no where else. The facts are not in dispute.

    Why does Attorney General Kilmartin need a citizen’s complaint in order to enforce the Open Meetings Law? Doesn’t anyone at the AG’s office read the newspaper or watch the news? How many months or years will it take them to “investigate” and decide if the Johnston Town Council was in violation? It is a simple yes or no!

    How many lawyers does it take to read the statute and render an opinion, or screw in a lightbulb?

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  2. Fred

    Breaking News! The White House website’s page on climate change just disappeared!

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  3. Fred

    Anybody else see State of Mind today with that thug Johnson Mayor Joseph Polisena that only thinks of himself? Caution you may want to put your fist through your screen.

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