DAY 9 OF HUNGER STRIKE & NO WORD FROM BROADCAST MEDIA, GOV. KASICH, OR MAYOR JACKSON TO HELP SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:22.
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DAY 9 (11-28-12) OF HUNGER STRIKE BY 70-YEAR OLD SIKH-AMERICAN AND STILL NO WORD FROM CLEVELAND BROADCAST MEDIA, OHIO GOV. KASICH, OR CLEVELAND MAYOR JACKSON TO HELP SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

WEIGHT LOSS = 12 POUNDS. CURRENT WEIGHT = 126 POUNDS. SPIRITS ARE HIGH!

MARK NAYMIK, PLAIN DEALER REPORTER INTERVIEWED ME TODAY. ARTICLE WILL APPEAR IN THE METRO SECTION OF SUNDAY’S
(12-02-12) PAPER!

HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN NO WORD FROM THE LOCAL BROADCAST MEDIA – CHANNELS  3(NBC), 5(ABC), 19(CBS), AND FOX NEWS. COVERAGE OF THE HUNGER STRIKE CONTINUES ON INDIAN ETV NETWORK WHICH HAS PUT THE CLEVELAND BROADCAST MEDIA TO SHAME!

GOVERNOR KASICH OF OHIO:
GOVERNOR KASICH HAS NOT RESPONDED TO OUR DEMAND WHICH WAS FORWARDED TO HIM VIA CERTIFIED MAIL ON OCTOBER 9, 2012,
NOVEMBER 8, 2012, AND NOVEMBER 20, 2012!

THE DEMAND IS THAT GOVERNOR KASICH 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!

MAYOR JACKSON OF CLEVELAND, OHIO:
MAYOR JACKSON NEVER RESPONDED DESPITE MULTIPLE REMINDERS TO   THE REQUEST DATED NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THAT:

Mayor Jackson and others
(Councilman and City Council President Martin J. Sweeney;
CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon; Chair of CMSD Board of Education Denise W. Link;
Cleveland Landmarks Commission Chair Jennifer Coleman;
Manager of Architecture Robert Vilkas;
Councilman Anthony Brancatelli; and Councilwoman Phyllis E. Cleveland)
provide written responses by Monday November 19, 2012 at the latest, to questions (on the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project) all in the context of  Mayor Jackson’s statement: I have “never lied to you” and the The Plain Dealer’s call for honesty, trustworthiness, accountability, clarity, and transparency in public officials.

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING POST DATED: 11-26-12 PERTAINING TO MAYOR JACKSON:
DAY 7 OF HUNGER STRIKE & DID MAYOR JACKSON LIE IN THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

THIS POST (DATED 11-26-12) REFERENCES ADDITIONAL POSTS PERTAINING TO MAYOR JACKSON!

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS:
SO FAR I HAVE I HAVE LOST 12 POUNDS. AT THE START, I WEIGHED 138 POUNDS. I DRINK FLENTY OF WATER. I AM TAKING VITAMIN PILLS AND SALT. 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. USUALLY THE POSTS ARE FAIRLY DETAILED AND REQUIRE MULTIPLE DRAFTS.
 
I CONTINUE TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN OUT ON FOUR OF THE NINE 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.

I ALSO WENT OUT TODAY – THE NINTH DAY – I WALKED VERY SLOWLY. IT TOOK ME 40 MINUTES TO WALK TO THE BUS STOP – WHICH I NORMALLY CAN DO IN HALF THE TIME.

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!

INTERVIEWS TO THE PRESS
SO FAR I HAVE GIVEN THREE INTERVIEWS.

THE FIRST TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WAS GIVEN TO INDIA ABROAD ON 11-21-12 – THE SECOND DAY OF THE HUNGER STRIKE,

HERE IS THE PREVIOUS POST THAT HAS A COPY OF THE ARTICLE:
11-24-12
INDIA ABROAD FIRST NEWSPAPER TO WRITE ABOUT HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC

THE SECOND TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WAS GIVEN ON  11-26-12. DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE THE ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED.

THE THIRD INTERVIEW WAS IN GIVEN PERSON TO THE PLAIN DEALER ,TODAY, ON 11-28-12. DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE THE ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED – SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY: 12-02-12.

BROADCAST MEDIA:
SO FAR NEWS ABOUT THE HUNGER STRIKE HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED TWICE  ON ONE INDIAN NETWORK.

HERE ARE THE PREVIOUS POSTS THAT HAVE THE DETAILS:
11-27-12
INDIAN TV FOR 2ND TIME PUTS CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA TO SHAME ON ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

11-25-12
INDIAN TV PUTS CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA TO SHAME ON ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

ZERO COVERAGE ON LOCAL (CLEVELAND MEDIA):
HERE ARE THE PREVIOUS POSTS PERTAINING TO THE TOPIC OF ZERO COVERAGE:

11-27-12
INDIAN TV FOR 2ND TIME PUTS CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA TO SHAME ON ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

11-26-12
ZERO COVERAGE BY CLEVELAND’S PLAIN DEALER TO 70-YEAR OLD MAN’S FIGHT IN 7th DAY OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL SCHOOL!

11-25-12
INDIAN TV PUTS CLEVELAND, OHIO MEDIA TO SHAME ON ZERO COVERAGE OF HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

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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Plain Press Coverage Save JMHS campaign

The December issue of the Plain Press has a good overview of Mr. Puri's cause to Save John Marshall with an article by Chuck Hoven.  Chuck spoke Thurs 11/29 at the WEWS Town Hall at Lincoln West High School about taxes not paid by area hospitals towards supporting schools and he has an excellent article analyzing the school levy in the December issue, as well. He concludes the article by saying:

In Cuyahoga County, with the proper persuasion from elected leaders, our hospitals must be convinced it is in their interest and the interest of the future of the community to be the first to sign up for a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program to help Cleveland provide quality preschool education.  The hospitals should also be the first to willingly enlist in a Services in Lieu of Taxes (SILOT) program to provide Cleveland parents with quality prenatal and post natal care and equip each elementary school in Cleveland with a clinic to assure Cleveland children receive the health care services that will help to discover and treat health issues that may interfere with student's ability to succeed in school.