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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 “Resist Hate RI- Nearly 1000 people attend emergency meeting to resist Trump”

  1. Elorza announces stand against Trump’s immigration policies

    […] us as a people,” said Elorza to a crowd of about 1000 people gathered at the inaugeral meeting of Resist Hate RI at Hope High School Saturday evening to consider how to deal with the new reality of a Donald Trump […]

  2. At lunchtime rally, Resist Hate RI tells State House leaders to reject Trump agenda

    […] here in Rhode Island.” This was the first action taken by the new group Resist Hate RI, started in the Hope High School cafeteria nine days previously. “Clearly,” said Hollister […]

  3. AnyaCordell

    Great work! From a recipient, Spirit of Anne Frank Award: FOCUS FOR A MOVEMENT AGAINST TRUMP TEAM’S HATE
    Trump began his campaign saying “Some, I assume, are good people” (speaking at that moment of Mexicans). It is a key to compel him to absolutely repudiate the multitudes of current assaults, to insist his administration do so, and to rescind assignments of any who do not concur. He must renounce all “good people”, of any group, being targeted in acts of stereotyping and hate. Similarly, Melania Trump pledged her special mission as First Lady would be to tackle bullying and harassment of young and vulnerable people. How to hold them both to account:

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  4. Anti-Violence & Anti-Racist | Social Defense Network

    […] Resist Hate RI Rhode Island group interested in “self-defense and liberation under President Trump.” […]

  5. Action plans formed at second Resist Hate RI meeting

    […] Resist Hate RI- Nearly 1000 people attend emergency meeting to resist Trump […]

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