DAY 6 OF HUNGER STRIKE & WHY ZERO COVERAGE BY LOCAL MEDIA IN A SENIOR CITIZEN’S FIGHT TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 23:34.
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DAY 6 (11-25-12) OF HUNGER STRIKE & WHY HAS THERE BEEN ZERO COVERAGE BY THE CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA IN A 70-YEAR OLD SENIOR CITIZEN’S FIGHT TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

WHY ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE?:
IS IT BECAUSE OUR CAMPAIGN TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – HAS NO MAYHEM, NO SEX, NO DRUGS, NO TRIPS TO LAS VEGAS, ETC?

OR IS IT BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL?

OVER 2,400 PETITIONERS WANT TO RENOVATE OUR ARCHITECTURAL GEM --- THE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL SIMILAR TO THE RENOVATION OF 83-YEAR OLD JOHN HAY AND 80-YEAR OLD RHODES HIGH SCHOOLS.

THE PLAIN DEALER WHICH HAS BEEN IN BED WITH CITY HALL ON THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL PROJECT – HAS SHOWN NO INTEREST IN COVERING THE HUNGER STRIKE – EVEN THOUGH THE NEWSPAPER IS BEING COPIED ON ALL THE E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE!

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 – ON 11-20-12 -- AND THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNLESS THE DEMAND IS MET!

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS & OTHER REPORTERS OF THE LOCAL TV STATIONS: ABC, CBS, NBC, & FOX ARE ALSO COPIED ON ALL THE E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE. IN ADDITION – THERE WERE DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF STUDIOS OF CHANNELS 3(NBC), 5(ABC), AND 19(CBS)!

INDIAN TV: ETV:
NEWS ABOUT THE HUNGER STRIKE WAS BROADCAST ON ETV TELEVISION NETWORK OVER MOST OF INDIA ON NOVEMBER 25, 2012 -- THE 6TH DAY OF THE HUNGER STRIKE!

SEE PREVIOUS REALNEO POST DATED 11-25-12 WITH THE TITLE:

“INDIAN TV PUTS CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA TO SHAME ON ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!”

INDIA ABROAD:
INDIA ABROAD – A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER CATERING TO INDIAN–AMERICANS – WAS THE FIRST NEWSPAPER TO WRITE ABOUT THE HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO IN THEIR ONLINE EDITION DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2012!

SEE PREVIOUS REALNEO POST DATED 11-24-12 WITH THE TITLE:
“INDIA ABROAD FIRST NEWSPAPER TO WRITE ABOUT HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND.”
FOR LINK TO THE ONLINE EDITION OF INDIA ABROAD DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2012!

HUNGER STRIKE:
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!

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS:
SO FAR, AFTER 6 DAYS I HAVE I HAVE LOST 11 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 SIX 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!

FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE:
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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