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North Country Peace Group Pickets At Port Jeff Dickens Festival

Advocacy group stands with prison signs advocating Charles Dickens social justice legacy.

Courtesy of The North Country Peace Group
Courtesy of The North Country Peace Group

The North Country Peace group said although the Dickens Festival is held on an annual basis in the village, people consistently overlook the fact that Charles Dickens was an advocate for the poor and that he decried the terrible inequality of his time. 

To remind those of Dickens’ advocacy, the peace group attended the festival holding prison signs that said things like "poverty is abject misery" and "need a living wage." On the North Country Peace website, the group said the point of their demonstration was to remind attendees that Charles Dickens championed many of the causes that their peace movement addresses today. 

The North Country Peace Group is a peace and social justice organization made up of concerned citizens from Setauket and neighboring communities. For the past 10 years, residents of the group have been standing for peace and justice on the south corner of Route 25A and Bennetts Road in Setauket. To find out more about the organization click here.

Check out the video above courtesy of Captphil.

Get Off My Lawn December 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM
They must be Common Core supporters. Some call it Socialism. Others, Consensus or Social Justice. It’s all the same: it’s top-down redistribution, by force. The collectivism movement has its heartbeat inside education reform. It aims to lure us away from individual worth, individual wealth, individual rights, liberty or having an independent voice, all in the name of consensus, social justice, and collectivism.
Paul Hart December 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM
So, I surmise that you don't think much of Charles Dickens either, or haven't read him.
Get Off My Lawn December 14, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Another Socialist who advocated using government force for "Social Justice".
Paul Hart December 14, 2013 at 01:34 PM
"Bah, Humbug" as your buddy Scrooge would say.
Get Off My Lawn December 14, 2013 at 08:15 PM
The only difference now is that Christian values are demonized and wealth and success are considered evil.
ra.kelly999 December 16, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Wealth and success are not evil however poverty and disenfranchisement are. This is a Christian, among others, value.
Get Off My Lawn December 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM


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