DAY 5 OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 22:20.
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DAY 5 (11-24-12) OF HUNGER STRIKE BY 70-YEAR OLD SIKH AMERICAN TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

SO FAR I HAVE I HAVE LOST 10 POUNDS. AT THE START, I WEIGHED 138 POUNDS

A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE WHEN DUE PROCESS IS DENIED TO CITIZENS WHO HAVE NEITHER POWER NOR WEALTH!

HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL STARTED ON NOVEMBER 20, 2012 AT 12:01 A.M. AND WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNLESS THE DEMAND IS MET!

THE DEMAND IS THAT GOVERNOR KASICH OF OHIO ORDER THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CEASE & DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE OF GROSS IRREGULARITIES COMMITTED: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS!

THREE CERTIFIED LETTERS (DATED OCTOBER 8, 2012; NOVEMBER 8, 2012 & NOVEMEBER 20, 2012) WERE SENT TO GOVERNOR KASICH!

SO FAR GOVERNOR KASICH HAS NOT RESPONDED TO ANY OF THE THREE CERTIFIED LETTERS!

IS THE PLAIN DEALER IN BED WITH CITY HALL?

THE PLAIN DEALER CONTINUES TO IGNORE THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL CAMPAIGN!      

THE PLAIN DEALER HAS A HISTORY OF NOT BEING FAIR TO THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL CAMPAIGN – AND INSTEAD OF CHAMPIONING OUR CAUSE – WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN GROSS IRREGULARITIES: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS – THE PLAIN DEALER PREFERS TO BE IN BED WITH CITY HALL!

THE PLAIN DEALER NEVER REPORTED THE GROSS INJUSTICE METED OUT BY CITY HALL TO OVER 2,400 PETITIONERS – WHEN THE CASES OF INJUSTICE WERE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THEIR REPORTERS!

PLAIN DEALER REPORTER (PATRICK O’DONNELL) WHO ATTENDED THE 11-20-12 BOE (BOARD OF EDUCATION) MEETING DID NOT REPORT ON THE COMMENTS I MADE IN THE PUBLIC SESSION REGARDING START OF THE HUNGER STRIKE AND THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNLESS THE DEMAND IS MET!

THE DEMAND IS THAT GOVERNOR KASICH OF OHIO ORDER THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CEASE & DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE OF GROSS IRREGULARITIES COMMITTED: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS!

I MET MR. O’DONNELL BEFORE THE BOE MEETING, BRIEFED HIM ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN, AND GAVE HIM A COPY OF OUR SAVE JOHN MARSHALL SHEET LISTING THE DEMAND AND THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE HAD STARTED. MR. O’DONNELL HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT PUBLIC DOCUMENTS THAT WERE NOT SUBMITTED BY CITY HALL. I GAVE HIM ALL THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND AFTER THE MEETING FORWARDED ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS VIA E-MAIL.

On Tuesday, 11-20-12, Mr. O’Donnell posted an article pertaining to the BOE meeting.
Here is the link to the post on Cleveland.Com with the title:
“Cleveland schools set goal of topping other big-city districts by 2017”
by Patrick O’ Donnell – posted on 11-20-12 at 9:24 pm:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&v...

On Wednesday, 11-21-12, The Plain Dealer published an article by Mr. O’Donnell with the title: “Cleveland district sets test score standards.”

BOTH THE POST AND THE ARTICLE MAKE NO MENTION ABOUT THE COMMENTS PERTAINING TO THE START OF THE HUNGER STRIKE AND THE DEMAND MADE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL!

SEE PREVIOUS REALNEO POST FOR REPORT ON 11-20-12 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING WITH THE FOLLOWING TITLE:

“BOARD OF EDUCATION TOLD AT NOV. 20, 2012 MEETING THAT HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HS WILL CONTINUE UNLESS DEMAND IS MET!”

NOTE: NONE OF THE LOCAL TV STATIONS WERE PRESENT AT THE 11-20-12 BOE MEETING.

ALSO SEE PREVIOUS POSTS DATED 11-13-12  & 10-02-12 RESPECTIVELY PERTAINING TO THE PLAIN DEALER WITH THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

“HOW HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY IS THE PLAIN DEALER WITH THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND,OHIO?”

AND

“IS THE PLAIN DEALER IN BED WITH CITY HALL? DELETES COMMENTS ON JOHN MARSHALL PROJECT CRITICAL OF MAYOR FRANK G. JACKSON!”

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS:
SO FAR I HAVE I HAVE LOST 10 POUNDS. AT THE START, I WEIGHED 138 POUNDS. I DRINK FLENTY OF WATER. I AM TAKING VITAMIN PILLS. I SLEPT A LOT ON THE SECOND DAY – BECAUSE I WAS VERY TIRED ON THE FIRST DAY. ON THE THIRD & 4TH DAY – I DID NOT SLEEP THAT MUCH. WHILE I FEEL WEAK – I AM ABLE TO DO CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR PETS. I WORK SLOWLY – SO AS NOT TO WASTE ENERGY. GOING ON A HUNGER STRIKE CAN BE BORING – SO I SPEND AS MUCH OF MY WAKING TIME POSTING ON FACEBOOK (SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL GROUP) AND MY BLOG AT REALNEO.

I CONTINUE TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN OUT ON THREE OF THE FIVE DAYS – I WALK SLOWLY AND SIT DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. ON THE 3RD AND 4TH DAYS WHEN I WENT OUT – I LEFT MY TRAVELING CART & ALL THE SIGNS I USE IN MY DEMONSTRATIONS BEHIND – FOR THE FIRST TIME – IN NEARLY 18 MONTHS. IT FELT SO STRANGE -- THE CART HAS BEEN MY CONSTANT COMPANION – AND I MISSED IT. BUT NOW I HAVE TO CONSERVE ENERGY – AND I CANNOT AFFORD HAULING A HEAVY CART.

PRIOR TO START OF THE HUNGER STRIKE ON 11-20-12, I HAD FASTED  – 12 TO 18 HOURS EVERY DAY SINCE MAY 1, 2012. SO FAR – I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY HUNGER PANGS.

PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS POSTS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE HUNGER STRIKE!

Follow the SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160386844035662/

Also, see the following three YouTube clips:
1. Save John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio
http://youtu.be/S6Shgwi5cuU

2. Save John Marshall High School Pt. 2: Demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTaCQrwoF4

3. Save John Marshall High School Part 3: Call for a Hunger Strike
http://youtu.be/nyoL5sFBjeA

 

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