CALL FOR HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL REPEATED AT SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 17:58.
SAVE JOHN MARSHALL! CALL FOR HUNGER STRIKE!



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Comments made on behalf of Petitioners at the CMSD Board of Education,
September 25, 2012 Meeting held at Tremont Montessori School
2409 West 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(13th Appearance)

Good Evening!

Madam Link, Members of the Board of Education, and CEO Gordon.

My name is Satinder P. S. Puri.

*City Hall has meted out gross injustice -- through sustained & collusive inaction, and vote rigging – to petitioners who want to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL.

*A School District that aspires to be the premier district in the United States and teaches our children ethics and fair play has not played fair with over 2,400 petitioners in the $50 million John Marshall High School (JMHS) Construction Project.

*The Plain Dealer wants proponents of the 15-mill tax levy to be honest, trustworthy, accountable, clear, and transparent.

Over 400 pages of correspondence show that Mayor Jackson  and CEO Gordon   have not been honest, trustworthy, accountable, clear, and transparent on the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project.

So there is no reason to expect that Mayor Jackson and CEO Gordon will be honest, trustworthy, accountable, clear, and transparent in the implementation of the Transformation Plan.

The SAVE JOHN MARSHALL campaign posted comments on Cleveland.Com – The Plain Dealer’s website stating that Mayor Jackson, CEO Gordon, Councilman Sweeney, and others were not honest and trustworthy.

And what did The Plain Dealer do?

They deleted all comments – some going back to January 2012. All the comments were critical of Mayor Jackson, CEO Gordon, Councilman Sweeney, and others – saying they were not honest and trustworthy on the JMHS Project and thus the Mayor and CEO could not be trusted for the Transformation Plan.

And when asked in writing -- via e-mail and certified mail – the President of The Plain Dealer has not yet responded to the question, supported with ample evidence,:”IS THE PLAIN DEALER IN BED WITH CITY HALL?

Meanwhile the School District is getting ready to demolish our architectural gem having installed the infamous chain-link fence  around John Marshall. The fence is also known as “Jackson & Sweeney’s Folly”.

Both Mayor Jackson and Councilman Sweeney are listed as “WANTED  FOR CONSPIRING TO DESTROY HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL”.

Sustained stonewalling: running out the clock with incessant delays extending into months, reminder after reminder after reminder, legal gobbledygook; absence of honesty, trust, and accountability, and now:

”IS THE PLAIN DEALER IN BED WITH CITY HALL?

That is why there will be a Hunger Strike  to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL.” A Hunger Strike is a Cry for Justice when due process is denied to citizens who have neither power nor wealth.

If despite our best efforts, the School District engages in destroying our architectural gem, our auditorium, our underground running tracks, and our swimming pool – then the act of the wanton destruction will forever live in infamy – and so will the names of all those who facilitated the senseless act.

The SAVE JOHN MARSHALL campaign is urging the voters of Cleveland with demonstrations to “VOTE NO TO TAX LEVY” because City Hall which has meted out gross injustice to petitioners -- can neither be trusted nor is accountable to citizens who have neither power nor wealth. As of today, over 160 hours of demonstrations (equivalent to walking nearly 500 miles) using the VOTE NO TO TAX LEVY signs have taken place and the signs have been seen by thousands of Clevelanders.

SAVE JOHN MARSHALL,

CALL FOR HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL,

A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE,

VOTE NO TO TAX LEVY, SAVE JOHN MARSHALL,

See us on YouTube, and thank you for your attention.

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Satinder P.S. Puri, who went on a hunger strike to draw attention to the demolition of John Marshall High School: Whatever happened to?
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Whatever happened to Satinder P.S. Puri, who went on a hunger strike to draw attention to the demolition of John Marshall High School? After three weeks of starvation, Puri ended his hunger strike in December with a few sips of diluted apple and vegetable juices.

 

Every once in a while someone worthwhile passes by. In Cleveland such a man is Satinder P.S. Puri."
 
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797).  
 
Satinder P.S. Puri is a good man, who would rather do something, instead of nothing, about the evil he sees in the City of Cleveland."